Seattle City Council 3/18/19


THAT THEY ARE STABBING IN THE BACK. I LEARNED OF THIS AMENDMENT TO THE CALENDAR ONLY A FEW MINUTES AGO. I DON’T AGREE WITH THIS APPROACH. I THINK IT IS SHAMEFUL AND I WILL BE VOTING NO ON THIS RE- REFERRAL. MOST COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE NEVER VOTED NO ON A MAYORAL DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR APPOINTMENT, AND THE QUESTION THAT THE COMMUNITY HAS AND I HAVE IS, WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR THEM TO DECIDE AGAINST YET ANOTHER RUBBERSTAMPING OF THE MAYOR’S AGENDA? WHOM WOULD YOU HAVE TO HEAR FROM WHO HAS NOT ALREADY COME FORWARD TO DEMAND THAT THEIR VOICES BE HEARD AND RESPECTED AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A WHOLE GAMUT OF EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE , COMMUNITY MEMBERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE FROM THE BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITIES AND HOMELESS COMMUNITIES, SO THEREFORE I VOTE NO ON THIS UNDERCURRENT — UNDEMOCRATIC MOVE. >>THANK YOU, COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. ANY COMMENTS FROM COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD? >>I WOULD JUST REQUEST THAT BEFORE WE ACT ON THE CONFIRMATION AFTER IT HAS BEEN RE-REFERRED THAT WE CONSIDER DOING SOME OF THE ELEMENTS OF THE PUBLIC PROCESS THAT WE ARE CONCERNED WERE NOT DONE BY THE EXECUTIVE, AND I WOULD REALLY WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK WITH THE CHAIRS OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON HOMELESSNESS ABOUT HOW WE CAN DO SOME OF THAT. I THINK COUNCILMEMBER MASATO HAS A RESOLUTION TODAY ABOUT HOW WE CAN IMPROVE THE PROCESS MOVING FORWARD SO THAT WE KNOW THOSE VOICES WILL BE HEARD, AND I WOULD LIKE TO ALSO HAVE THOSE VOICES HEARD BY THOSE MAKING THE DECISION ON THE INTERIM DIRECTOR JOHNSON BEFORE WE VOTE . >>OKAY. ANY FURTHER COMMENTS? I WILL MAKE A COMMENT AND I GUESS WE WILL VOTE. NUMBER ONE, I THINK YOUR POINT COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD IS WELL RECEIVED AND I THINK WE SHOULD DO MUCH MORE WORK. I STRONGLY DISAGREE — I THINK SHE WAS SAYING RAM THROUGH. I THINK THAT WAS THE TERM. WE AREN’T GOING TO RAM THROUGH ANYTHING. WE NEED TO DO THE HARD WORK AND DEFINED TO THE PUBLIC, TO THE EMPLOYEES TO ALL OF OUR CONSTITUENTS EXACTLY WHAT WE DID — WE EXPECT IN A DEPARTMENT HEAD AND DRAFT A CLEAR LETTER OF EXPECTATION. WE NEED TO LOOK AT THE OUTCOMES OF THE MEASUREMENTS THAT NEED TO BE DEFINED AND MEET WITH THE EMPLOYEES OF THAT DEPARTMENT BECAUSE APPARENTLY THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF FEEDBACK — I MET WITH SEVERAL OF THE EMPLOYEES AND I WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO AND URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO MEET WITH THESE EMPLOYEES IN LARGE GROUPS TO FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS DEPARTMENT. WE HAVE TO DO THE WORK OF THE CONFIRMATION PROCESS. TO DATE, I DON’T THINK WE’VE DONE THE WORK AS A COUNSEL TO MID— REALLY KNOW WHETHER OR NOT WE SHOULD CONFIRM, SO LET’S DO THE HARD WORK AND MAKE THE PROCESS MEANINGFUL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA’S LEADERSHIP AND TALK ABOUT WHAT A STRONG PROCESS LOOKS LIKE SO I WOULD SUGGEST WE ARE DOING THE EXACT OPPOSITE RATHER THAN RUBBERSTAMPING ANYBODY IN THIS CITY THAT WE KNOW ALL OF US ARE COMMITTEE MEMBER ON THE COUNSEL OF — AND TAKE THIS CONFIRMATION PROCESS VERY SERIOUSLY, BUT TO RAM THROUGH — IF SOMEONE IS DISRUPTIVE THEY WILL BE REMOVED AND I JUST WARN YOU I DON’T KNOW WHO IT WAS BUT THAT WAS YOUR WARNING, SO TO RAM THROUGH WOULD BE THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHAT I THINK THE INTENDED STRATEGY IS HERE, SO ANY FURTHER COMMENTS? LET’S DO THE WORK. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE AMENDMENT TO THE INTRODUCTION AND REFERRAL CALENDAR, PLEASE SAY EYE. ALL THOSE SAY NAY. I THINK IT PASSED, SO THE INTRODUCTION AND REFERRAL CALENDAR IS AMENDED. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF ADOPTING THE AMENDED INTRODUCTION AND REFERRAL CALENDAR PLEASE SAY EYE — AYE. IF THERE’S NO OBJECTION, TODAY’S AGENDA WILL BE ADOPTED. HEARING NO OBJECTION TODAY’S AGENDA IS ADOPTED. THE MINUTES OF THE MARCH 11 2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS HAVE BEEN REVIEWED. IF THERE’S NO OBJECTION THE MINUTES WILL BE SIGNED. HEARING NO OBJECTION THE MINUTES ARE BEING SIGNED. I BELIEVE WE HAVE A PRESENTATION FROM COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. JODY, ARE YOU HERE TODAY? OH, GOOD AND IS BENJAMIN WARREN HERE WITH YOU? EXCELLENT. I WILL READ A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS PROCLAMATION AND I HOPE YOU’LL JOIN ME AT THE FRONT SO YOU CAN SAY A FEW WORDS. WHAT WE ARE HONORING, YOU’VE CARED FOR TODAY AND OTHERS IS CREATING A SAFE PLACE WHICH IS A PROGRAM THAT CONNECTS RUNAWAYSAND HOMELESS YOUTH AGES 12 TO 17 TO SERVICES, EITHER BY REUNITING THEM WITH THEIR FAMILY, OR BY PROVIDING THEM WITH EMERGENCY SHELTER. THIS BELONGED FIRST TO YMCA OF GREATER LOUISVILLE AND IT’S GROWN TO INCLUDE NEARLY 140 PROGRAMS NATIONALLY, INCLUDING IN KING COUNTY SO JUST A FEW PHRASES FROM THIS PROCLAMATION. IT’S ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE YOU, JODY, BY THE WAY. MORE THAN 359 — 350 900,000 YOUTH HAVE BEEN HELPED — BY A RESULT OF THIS INFORMATION RECEIVED AT SCHOOL AND SINCE THE PROGRAM’S INCEPTION IN 1983, MORE THAN B,15 MILLION HAVE BEEN EDUCATED THROUGH NATIONAL SAFE PLACE NETWORKS AND OUTREACH EFFORTS. SAFE PLACE MAINTAINS A 24-HOUR HOTLINE WHERE YOUTH CAN DIRECTLY CONNECT WITH SAFE PLACE STAFF AND THE AVERAGE YOUTH AGE IS 16, SO IF YOU CAN JUST IMAGINE A 16-YEAR-OLD ALONE AND SCARED , WITHOUT FAMILY AND OUT ON THE STREET THEMSELVES AND THE GOOD WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE. SO THIS IS NATIONAL SAFE PLACE WEEK AND IT WILL BE CELEBRATED ACROSS THE NATION DURING THE WEEK OF MARCH 17 THROUGH MARCH 23rd. THIS PROCLAMATION HAS BEEN SIGNED, THE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL AND MAYOR HEREBY PROCLAIM THE WEEK OF MARCH 17 AS NATIONAL SAFE PLACE WEEK, SIGNED BY ALL OF US, SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR WORK AND IF IT’S OKAY WITH YOU, I WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT THIS TO YOU.>>I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM OUR GUESTS. THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED. >>ON BEHALF OF YOUTH CARE AND MINORS IN OUR COMMUNITY IN CRISIS JUST THANK YOU FOR THIS INCREDIBLE PROCLAMATION AND WE WANT TO REMIND FOLKS THAT 24 HOURS A DAY, 365 DAYS A YEAR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ADULTS CAN CALL ONE 804 22-TEEN AND WE PROMISE WITHIN 45 MINUTES ANYWHERE IN KING COUNTY, OUR TEAM WILL INTERVENE AND ENSURE SAFETY IMMEDIATELY AND AGAIN, WE THINK OF OUR MOST IN CRISIS AND VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE AND IT IS THOSE YOUTH WHO ARE MAKING THE TREK OUTWARD WITHOUT A PLAN, AND LET’S BE THE FIRST TO GREET AND GET FOLKS SOMEWHERE SAFE OR BACK HOME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THANKS. >>THANK YOU, COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW. >>>AT THIS TIME WE WILL TAKE PUBLIC COMMENT ON ITEMS THAT APPEAR ON OUR AGENDA TODAY OR THE INTRODUCTION REFERRAL CALENDAR OR ARE 2019 WORK AND THE PUBLIC COMMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM 20 MINUTES — FOR 20 MINUTES. SPEAKERS ARE LISTED — LIMITED TO ONE MINUTE SO THAT WE CAN HEAR FROM AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE. I DON’T THINK WE WILL GET THROUGH ALL SIX SHEETS BUT WE ASK THAT YOU BEGIN BY IDENTIFYING YOURSELVES, SO I WILL ASK THAT I CALL YOU OFF TWO OR THREE AT A TIME SO GO TO THIS OR THAT MICROPHONE. JANET THE TULIA WILL BE FIRST HERE, JANET IN THE MIDDLE AND THEN JANE HARTFORD WILL BE OVER HERE, AND THEN SEAN McEACHERN — WILL BE BACK AT THE MIDDLE MICROPHONE SO JANET, YOU HAVE THE FLOOR. >>MIGHT NAME IS JANET AND I REPRESENT A LARGE GROUP OF TAXPAYING RESIDENTS FROM THE CAPITOL HILL NEIGHBORHOOD WHO ARE ASKING YOU TO REMOVE AMENDMENT 4-18 FROM TODAY’S VOTE . THE AMENDMENT ZONES EASTLAKE BOYLSTON AVENUE EAST FROM LOWRISE TO MIDRISE, PERMITTING THE CONSTRUCTION OF 80 FOOT TALL CONDOS, OR LUXURY APARTMENTS ON BOYLSTON. THIS SINGLE-ACTION WILL PERMANENTLY DESTROY THE CURRENT AND FUTURE SEATTLE RESIDENTS AND TOURISTS, THE UNIQUE PUBLIC VIEW OF THE DOWNTOWN SKYLINE, LAKE UNION, THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS, AND THE SPACE NEEDLE FROM THE EAST SIDE OF I HAVEN’T 5. — I-5. WE ARE FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING BUT DON’T BELIEVE 4-18 WILL ACCOMPLISH THAT GOAL ON BOYLSTON AND WE ARE GREATLY CONCERNED THAT IF THE AMENDMENT IS PASSED, THERE WILL BE NO ABILITY TO CLAW BACK THE RESULTING PERMANENT DAMAGE TO THIS PART OF THE CITY’S NATURAL BEAUTY. WE ARE COUNTING ON THE CITY COUNCIL TO RESPECT THE FUNDAMENTAL PURPOSE OF THE SEATTLE LAND CODE, SPECIFICALLY — >>THANK YOU, JANET, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. JANA FOLLOWED BY SEAN McEACHERN AND THEN JULIA>>I AM JANA HANFORD. I’VE BEEN A SEATTLEITE FOR OVER 50 YEARS, I LOVE SEATTLE AND I WANT TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO ALL, AND TO MY GRANDCHILDREN WHO ARE OF ALL COLORS, BUT I WANT TO PROTECT HER BEAUTY. SEATTLE HAS INCENTIVIZE DEVELOPERS FOR OVER 20 YEARS WITHOUT ADEQUATE RESULTS. BUILDING MORE LUXURY APPOINTMENTS IS NOT THE ANSWER — APARTMENTS IS NOT THE ANSWER AS DEVELOPERS GET RICH SO MAYBE ANOTHER ONE CAN BUY THE PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES. AS A STEWARD OF THE CITY YOU HAVE A DUTY TO HELP PROTECT UNIQUE FEATURES WITHIN THE CITY. IT’S NOT JUST A PLAN MAP OF THE CITY YOU NEED TO LOOK AT. YOU NEED TO LOOK AT THE THREE- DIMENSIONAL CHARACTER OF THE CITY AND MAKE JUDGMENTS ACCORDINGLY. SO PLEASE VOTE NO ON PRICE INCREASES — YOU CAN SEE ON THIS PHOTOGRAPH WHAT IT WILL DO TO PUBLIC VIEWING FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY AND FOR EVERYDAY AND FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE. PLEASE LET THE COMMUNITY HELP MAKE THE DECISION ON THIS.>> THANK YOU, JANA.>>YOU GUYS HAVE SEEN ME AROUND AND I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR WHAT YOU GUYS DO AND I SEE THE POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT AND I REALIZE HOW TOUGH THE JOB IS AND THE AMOUNT OF STUFF THAT YOU GUYS PUT UP WITH THAT YOU REALLY SHOULDN’T HAVE TO PUT UP WITH. SO THAT’S ABOUT IT FOR ME. I LOOKED AT YOUR PLAN, AND I THINK IT’S GREAT. YOU LOOK AROUND AND SEE ALL THE LIGHT RAIL GOING EVERYWHERE AND YOU SAY OKAY THIS IS WHERE IT’S GOING TO BE AND THIS IS GREAT SO I THINK IT’S A REALLY FUN DAY AND I HOPE IT STAYS THAT WAY AND THAT WE CAN REALLY PUT THE STAKE IN THE GROUND AND SEE WHAT IT’S GOING TO LOOK LIKE 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 YEARS OF — FROM NOW AND THE ONLY OTHER THING I HAVE TO SAY IS I AM NOT RUNNING FOR OFFICE — NOT NOW, NOT EVER.>>JULIE BEFORE YOU BEGIN LET ME CALL THREE NAMES OUT, McKINSEY, CHASE WILL TAKE THE MIDDLE MIC, BEN AND MARTY BENNETT. SO McKENZIE, BEN AND MARTY. >>>GOOD AFTERNOON, MY NAME IS JULIA PROSCIUTTO AND I AM A POLICY ANALYST AND RESEARCHER WITH PUGET SOUND SAGE. WE’VE LONG BEEN SUPPORTERS OF INCLUSIONARY ZONING, LONG BEFORE MHA WAS THE ACRONYM OF THE DAY. I LOOKED BACK AT OUR RECORDS AND YOU CAN SEE WE STARTED IN 2008, SO I FEEL LIKE WE ARE EXCITED, BUT ALSO FEEL LIKE WE ARE ABOUT 10 YEARS LATE. WE BELIEVE THAT STRONG INCLUSIONARY ZONING POLICIES ARE NEEDED TO SHARE IN THE BENEFIT OF INCREASED LAND VALUE CREATED THROUGH PUBLIC INVESTMENT AND INCREASES IN ZONING CAPACITY. MHA WILL HELP REDUCE THE IMPACT OF THE AFFORDABILITY CRISIS FOR FUTURE RESIDENTS OF SEATTLE, BUT THE POLICY DOESN’T DO MUCH TO PREVENT IMPENDING DISPLACEMENT AND EVENTUAL HOMELESSNESS OF THOSE COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND IMPACTED COMMUNITIES WHICH IS WHY WE URGE YOU TO ADOPT THE COMPANION RESOLUTION WHICH SETS OUT A SOMEWHAT APPREHENSIVE ANTI-DISPLACEMENT WORK WHEN AND THINKING FORWARD TO FUTURE POLICY, YOU WILL SEE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS, COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD’S PLAN TO HELP MOTIVATE — MITIGATE DISPLACEMENT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND LET’S MOVE FORWARD TO TALK ABOUT DISPLACEMENT.>>>HELLO, I AM McKINSEY CHASE AND ON BEHALF OF THE SEATTLE METROPOLITAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WE URGE YOU TO PASS AFFORDABILITY COUNCIL BILL 119444 . THIS LEGISLATION HAS BEEN UNDER — CONSIDERATION FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND IT’S CRITICAL THAT WE MOVE FORWARD. HAD AN MHA BEEN IN PLACE WE COULD’VE RAISED ANOTHER OF IT — $87 MILLION WITHOUT RAISING TAXES. THE CHAMBER IS ENGAGED ON THIS ISSUE BECAUSE HIGH PRICES PUSHED PEOPLE FURTHER FROM WHERE THEY WORK, MAKING IT HARDER FOR OUR 2400 MEMBERS TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN WORKERS. WHILE WE ARE NOT SUPPORTED — SUPPORTING SOME THAT HAVE BEEN ADOPTED, ON THE WHOLE, THIS IS AN IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY TO USE — SHARE THE BENEFIT OF SEATTLE FOR EVERYONE. FINALLY THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE CREATION OF CHILD CARE CENTERS AND WE KNOW THIS HAS PUT A STRAIN NOT ONLY ON HOUSING, BUT ON HOUSING — ON OTHERS, TOO. THANK YOU FOR MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS CRITICAL STEP TO ENSURE THOSE OF CROSSED THE SPECTRUM OF INCOME CAN HELP OUR ECONOMY, COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENT.>>>HI, I AM BEEN YELLOW IT’S. — BEN ELOITZ. I URGE YOU TO REMOVE 4-18 WHICH WAS INTRODUCED TO THE PUBLIC JUST SEVERAL WEEKS AGO WITH COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON SAYING MISLEADINGLY, QUOTE, THIS CHANGED TO MIDRISE ALLOWS FOR SLIGHTLY TALLER BUILDINGS TO BE BUILT. IN ACTUALITY, THIS IS A CHANGE FROM 30 TO 80 FEET, MULTIPLYING HEIGHTS 2.7 TIMES, EXTINGUISHING VIEWS CHERISHED BY THE ENTIRE CITY AND VIOLATING MHA PROCESS GUIDELINES. 80 FOOT TALL LUXURY UNITS WITH TOWERING VIEWS WILL HURT AND NOT HELP AFFORDABILITY. THE MHA HAS A GOAL OF QUOTE MODERATING DEVELOPMENT WITHIN 500 FEET OF FREEWAYS AND THESE ARE RIGHT ON INTERSTATE 5. THIS INCREASE OF 2.7 TIMES IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THAT AND MOST IMPORTANTLY WE LEARNED JUST THIS MORNING THAT THE CITY SPECIFICALLY AVOIDED PUBLIC COMMENT ON THIS ISSUE DUE TO AN ACTIVE EASILY COMMUNITY A LAWSUIT AND THEY SHOULD NOT PROCEED WITHOUT THE HARD WORK OF GETTING COMMUNITY INPUT. THIS WILL EXTINGUISH — >>THANK YOU, SIR.>>BEN, CORRECT? >>THANK YOU, BEN. JUST ONE SECOND, MARTY, LET ME CALL OUT THREE MORE. FOLLOWING MARTY WILL BE MEGAN CRUZ AND THEN JUDITH BOUDIER. >>BEFORE YOU START THE TIME I RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THE TWO MINUTES THAT I HAVE MADE THIS PROPOSAL FOR, IF YOU WOULD PLEASE. >>THAT SOUNDS REASONABLE. I DON’T DISAGREE, BUT THE PROBLEM IS I AM TRYING TO HEAR FROM EVERYONE, SO CAN YOU JUST TRY TO GET IT INTO A MINUTE? >>I WILL GET THE HIGHLIGHTS. ON YOUR OFFICE OF HOUSING WEBSITE AND THIS IS INDICATIVE OF THE OVERSIGHT ON THESE PROGRAMS WITH THE CITY OF SEATTLE, THE MHA PROGRAM SAYS THIS INDIVIDUAL MAKING $40,320 PER YEAR CAN HAVE A ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT FOR $1008. IF YOU TAKE HIS SALARY AND TIMES IT BY 30% DIVIDED BY THE 12 MONTHS, IT DOES COME OUT TO THE $1008 MONTHLY RENT, BUT THIS IS A 30% AMI UNIT. IT IS SALARY 40,300 ON A DOLLARS IS — 49% OF AMI, AND HE’S NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A 30% UNIT. HE’S ELIGIBLE FOR A 50% UNIT AND SHOULD BE PAYING $1600.80 AND THAT IS NOT REFLECTED ON YOUR WEBSITE. THESE UP ZONES IN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS WILL HAVE A DISPLACEMENT FACTOR, AND THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING REQUIREMENTS OF THE MHA PROGRAM WILL NOT YIELD ENOUGH LOW INCOME HOUSING SEATS TO CURB SUCH DISPLACEMENT. DISPLACEMENT AND GENTRIFICATION ARE TWO OF THE ROOT PROBLEMS OF THE HOMELESS CRISIS IN THE SEATTLE OF SEATTLE AND YOUR AFFIRMATIVE VOTE TODAY INCREASES THAT PROBLEM. THANK YOU.>>MEGAN? >>I AM MEGAN CRUZ. I HAD AN ARTICLE IN THE SEATTLE TIMES THIS PAST WEEKEND CALLING FOR A DENSITY BILL OF RIGHTS TO AMEND THIS LEGISLATION IN SOME OF ITS NEGATIVE IMPACTS. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO READ IT AND SUPPORT IT. MHA HAS BEEN DOWNTOWN FOR TWO YEARS NOW AND WE’VE SEEN THESE THINGS HAPPEN. IT HAS DRIVEN SPECULATIVE INVESTMENTS AND RAISED LAND PRICES, PUSHING AFFORDABLE HOUSING EVEN FURTHER OUT OF REACH. IT HAS CREATED DOZENS OF NEW TOWERS WITHOUT AFFORDABLE UNITS. IT HAS DISPLACED PEOPLE IN LOW INCOME BUILDINGS, AND PUT LEVERAGE ON THE CITY TO APPROVE INADEQUATE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY HARMFUL DESIGNS, OR ELSE LOSE FEES. THE WORST PART IS THAT IT’S DIVIDED PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM FOR BEING A — BEING FOR OR AGAINST AFFORDABLE HOUSING. WE ARE ALL FOR IT, BUT IT HAS TO BE DONE SMART. WE’VE HAD A CHANCE TO SEE HOW THE GRAND BARGAIN WORKS. IT’S TIME FOR A NEW DEAL AND A DENSITY BILL OF RIGHTS.>>>LET ME CALL DEBBIE — RUSS SAUNDERS AND CHRIS OLSON. MARTY, RUSS, CHRIS — AND MARTY YOU’LL BE OVER HERE. >>HELLO MY NAME IS JUDITH BEEN DITCH AND I WANT TO THANK OUR MEMBER ROB JOHNSON FOR PUSHING AMENDMENT 4B. UNFORTUNATELY, THERE ARE OVER 50% OF THE URBAN VILLAGES HAVE NEVER HAD A SURVEY DONE. WE WILL BE LOSING DUE TO ALL THE UP ZONE, AND IT WILL BE TOO LATE , SO I WOULD URGE YOU TO POSTPONE THIS. I KNOW YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BUT I WILL URGE YOU TO DO IT BECAUSE YOU WILL BE LOSING HISTORIC RESOURCES THROUGHOUT THE CITY, SOME OF WHICH WE WILL FORGET, OUR NEXT GENERATION WILL FORGET, AND IT WILL BE YOUR FAULT, BECAUSE EVEN UNDER YOUR OWN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, IT SAYS YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DO YOUR HISTORIC SURVEYS IN CONJUNCTION WITH PLANNING. THAT HAS NEVER HAPPENED. SO THAT’S WHAT I’D LIKE TO SEE AND I’D ALSO LIKE TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO THREE NEIGHBORHOODS: BEACON HILL, EAST LAKE AND SOUTH PARK, THE MOST POLLUTED AREAS IN THE CITY AND THEY SHOULD NOT BE UP ZONED. THANK YOU.>>>GOOD AFTERNOON, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY. I WORK FOR THE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM OF SEATTLE KING COUNTY. I WANT TO EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE FOR ALL THE HARD WORK YOU’VE DONE DURING EACH OF YOUR RESPECTIVE TENURES. ON THE COUNCIL TO HELP SEATTLE GET A TOOL THAT HAS BEEN MISSING FROM OUR TOOLBOX FOR FAR TOO MANY YEARS. WHILE MUCH OPPORTUNITY TO ENSURE TAT SEATTLE IS TRULY FOR EVERYONE HAS ESCAPED US, IT IS NOT TOO LATE. THE JOURNEY TODAY SHOULD MOVE US FROM A VOLUNTARY PROGRAM TO A MANDATORY ONE. A VITAL TOOL IN OUR TOOLKIT THAT WILL PROVIDE HOMES TO THOSE WHO MAKE UP THE FABRIC OF OUR DAILY LIVES, AND TO MAKE OUR CITY THRIVES. THIS REMODELING PROJECT, IF YOU WILL, WAS EXTREMELY COMPLICATED AND IT WOULD’VE BEEN MUCH EASIER TO HAVE THIS PROGRAMIN PLACE AS THE CITY CAME TO BE, BUT THAT’S NOT OUR REALITY. IN FACT, I RECENTLY HEARD AN URBAN PLANNER SAY YOU DON’T GET TO CREATE A CITY JUST WANTS. THIS IS YOUR MOMENT AND I WANT TO THANK EACH OF YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AND YOUR PERSEVERANCE AND PLEASE VOTE THIS MHA PROGRAM THROUGH TODAY. THANK YOU.>>>THANK YOU, I AM RUSS SAUNDERS AND I WANT TO SPEAK ABOUT HOW WE OFTEN TAKE AURORA FOR GRANTED AND DON’T GIVE IT THE RESPECT IT IS — DEMANDS AS A SEVEN LANE HIGHWAY THAT SERVES SEATTLE AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY. THE EXPANSION OF THE DISTRICT ALONG AURORA ADDING 5000+ APARTMENTS AND ABOVE THE COMMERCIAL PUTS PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY AT RISK. IT IS A SIMPLE GOOGLE SEARCH OF PROXIMITY TO HIGHWAY THAT SHOWS THE PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES SURROUNDING THIS. YOU’VE IGNORED YOUR OWN EIS. THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY, THE CDC, THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION, THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND COUNTLESS MEDICAL STUDIES ABOUT HOW DANGEROUS THIS IS, OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING. I URGE YOU NOT TO USE MHA AS A MEANS TO CLEAN UP AURORA. IT PUTS PEOPLE AT RISK AND IS A PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUE. THANK YOU.>>BEFORE YOU BEGIN, LET ME CALL THREE YOU NAMES, MARIA ON THE MELNICK — MICROPHONE — MARIA, RON AND PATIENTS. — PATIENCE. >>HELLO, I AM CHRIS OLSON. I’M AGAINST AMENDMENT 4-18 BUT FOR THE MHA PROPOSAL. I SENT YOU A POSTCARD BUT NOW I WILL MAKE THREE NEW ARGUMENTS TODAY. IN AN ARTICLE YESTERDAY COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON DEFENDED 4-18 CITING WORKSHOPS OF PREVIOUS YEARS WHERE THERE WAS QUOTE INTEREST IN INCREASING DENSITY NEAR I-5, SPECIFICALLY STEP DOWN STYLE OR WEDDING CAKE ZONING. THIS ISN’T TO SCALE, BUT I DREW A MAP OF THESE TO SHOW THAT 4- 18 IS NONE OF THOSE THINGS. THIS IS FOR 18. THAT’S THE MIDRANGE SONY — 4- 18. THAT’S THE MID-RIGHT ZONING SO I THINK COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON YOU HAVEN’T THOUGHT OF CAPITOL HILL WHEN YOU WERE SAYING THESE THINGS. IN EAST LAKE, THAT IS, BUT IT IS UPLAND FROM THESE — FROM THIS MIDRISE ZONING. 4-18 WILLS I — VIOLATE THE ZONING CRITERIA IN THE EIS. THAT DESIGNATION IS LIMITED TO: PROPERTY IN AREAS WHERE UPLAND DEVELOPMENTS ARE OF SUFFICIENT DISTANCE TO — I THINK THIS ZONING IS ILLEGAL. THE KING COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR METHODOLOGY FACTORS IN USING THE VALUE OF ARM — OF OUR PROPERTY. >>THANK YOU. >>I AM ASKING YOU TO TAKE THIS SKELETON OUT OF THE CLOSET.>>>GOOD AFTERNOON. MY NAME IS MARIA. IT’S BEEN A LONG JOURNEY AND PERFECT AS MHA MAYBE WE URGE THE PASSAGE FOR THE COMPANION RESOLUTION THAT PROVIDES PATHWAYS ADDRESSING OUR NEIGHBORS, CONCERNS FOR DISPLACEMENT, HISTORIC RESOURCES PRESERVATION AND APPROACH TO HOMEOWNERSHIP AND RETENTION OF OUR SMALL AND CULTURAL BUSINESSES. FOR THE REAR URGE YOU TO — RESTORE THE RACIAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE REPORT REVERTING HOUSING BACK TO THREE HOUSES — THREE BEDROOMS AND INCLUDE AND STRENGTHEN COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD’S ANTI-DISPLACEMENT MEASURES AND MONITORING FOR RESEGREGATION — WE URGE YOU TO BRING THIS COMPANION RESOLUTION AND INTENTIONS TO FULL FRUITION. THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>>MY NAME IS RON HORNING. I’M HERE IS A RESIDENT OF GREEN LAKE FOR THE LAST 19 YEARS, MY NEIGHBORS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO ACQUIRE MY PROPERTY FOR A PARKING LOT. THAT WOULD BE ALSO INCLUDING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. UNDER MHA, THE WIDENING — THE HEIGHTS ALONG AURORA COME INTO PLAY AS FAR AS THE PARKING IN THAT AREA. THEY ARE BUILDING A NEW PART OF THE SCHOOL ON THE PARKING LOT WHICH WOULD DISPLACE THIS PARKING, AND THEN THEY ARE TRYING TO ACQUIRE OTHER PROPERTY TO DO THAT. I AM HERE TO PROTECT MY RIGHTS UNDER THE FIFTH AMENDMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO KEEP MY PROPERTY THERE. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. PATIENCE BEFORE YOU BEGIN, LET ME CALL THREE MORE NAMES. PATIENCE AND THE NICOLE GRANT — AND ELAINE IKE. SO PATIENCE, NICOLE, ELAINE AND THEN STEVE. >>OKAY, GOOD AFTERNOON, COUNCIL MEMBERS. THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO TESTIFY. MY NAME IS PATIENCE AND I’M HERE ON BEHALF OF THE HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM AND I’M ALSO HERE REPRESENTING SEATTLE FOR EVERYONE, OUR COALITION PARTNERS WHO BEEN WORKING VERY HARD TO GET THIS LEGISLATION ACROSS THE FINISH LINE. BEST OF ALL, I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HARD WORK, YOUR DUE DILIGENCE AND YOUR LEADERSHIP IN GETTING US TO THE FINISH LINE. THIS IS BEEN A VERY LONG JOURNEY, AND TODAY I CALL TODAY HISTORIC BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN FIVE YEARS AND EVERYONE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR THIS DAY. WE ARE EXCITED TO SEE THIS AND THIS IS ONE DAY THAT TAKES US CLOSER TO BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE AND AFFORDABLE CITY AND WE ARE EXCITED TO SEE THIS HAPPEN AND I ALSO WANT TO SAY THAT THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT BUILDING MORE HOMES FOR PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY NEED THEM. THIS IS LEGISLATION THAT TAKES A PROACTIVE STEPS ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND REALLY TAKES US TO A POINT WHERE WE ALLOW MORE PEOPLE TO LEAVE — LIVE NEAR HER THEIR JOBS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU IN IMPLEMENTING THIS. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. I DON’T SEE NICOLE. SHE STEPPED AWAY SO WE WILL GO WITH ELAINE AND FOLLOWING ELAINE WILL BE STEVE AND THEN — SERGEI . SPIKE IT AFTERNOON, CITY COUNCIL. THE WORLD IS FULL OF TERRIBLE CHOICES, IT SEEMS, TODAY. MANY OF MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF COLOR HAVE BEEN DISPLACED BY úTHE CENTRAL DISTRICT AND PARTICULARLY FROM COLUMBIA CITY, DISPLACED TO THE RAINIER BEACH AREA, AND NOW IT IS UP FOR UP ZONING AND WE STILL HAVEN’T ADOPTED ABOUT — ANY ORDINANCE TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF GREEN SPACE, NOR HAVE WE DONE ANYTHING TO WORK ON THE DISPLACEMENT THAT SEEMS TO INEVITABLY HAPPEN WITH THE UP ZONE. I UNDERSTAND RIGHT NOW THAT COUNCILMEMBER LISA HERBOLD HAS A PLAN FOR MITIGATING DISPLACEMENT, AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT ADOPTED BEFORE ANY KIND OF VOTE IS TAKEN ON ANY NEIGHBORHOODS IN SEATTLE. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU.>>SO HERE WE GO AGAIN. WE’VE GOT A PROPOSAL WHICH IS GOING TO HURT THE CITY IN MANY WAYS. FIRST OF ALL, YOU ARE GOING TO INCREASE THE HOMELESS BECAUSE YOU ARE RAISING THE COST OF HOUSING IN THE CITY. YOU ARE INCREASING DISPLACEMENT BECAUSE WHILE YOU CAN’T SEE IT IN THE NORTH END IT HAPPENS IN THE NORTH END AS WELL AS THE SOUTH END AND THE CENTRAL DISTRICT. YOU ARE BECOMING A CITY OF ONLY PEOPLE OF WEALTH, AND TO HELP SOLVE THIS PROBLEM IN YOUR MHA, YOU ARE GOING TO NOT REQUIRE THAT THE HOUSING THAT DOES COME BACK, THE LITTLE THAT COMES BACK, IS EVEN IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE YOU ARE TAKING OUT THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING. YOU ARE GOING TO FURTHER DAMAGE THE CITY AND I DON’T KNOW HOW FAR YOU WILL RUN THE TRAINS TO BRING IN THE PEOPLE TO RUN THE CITY AND I DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU WILL GO, BUT IT’S PROBABLY BEYOND REACH. >>SERGEI, BEFORE YOU BEGIN, WE HAVE ACTUALLY EXCEEDED THE 20 MINUTES THAT OUR RULES ALLOW. WE DO HAVE SEVERAL MORE PEOPLE SIGN UP SO UNLESS THERE IS AN OBJECTION I WILL EXTEND IT FOR ANOTHER 20 MINUTES, IF YOU WANT TO PLOW THROUGH SO SARAH JANE, AFTER YOU WE HAVE THREE MORE SPEAKERS, TOBY THALER, DAVID WARD AND DAVID HINES, SO DAVID — IF YOU DON’T MIND COMING OVER HERE, THE FLOOR IS YOURS. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. SARAH JANE SIEGFRIED. I AM A MEMBER OF SEATTLE GROWTH AND FAIR SCALE. I WANT TO ASK YOU TODAY TO POSTPONE JUST FOR A BRIEF PERIOD OF TIME THE RESOLUTION WHICH REALLY WAS ONLY AVAILABLE TO US VERY RECENTLY AND IS FAULTY AND NOT FULLY BAKED, HASN’T BEEN FULLY VETTED. I’LL GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE. IT SAYS DEVELOP A THOROUGH AND CONSISTENT MONITORING PROCESS — AT 30 TO 20% AMI. IT’S THE UNITS, THE ACTUAL APARTMENTS THAT NEED TO BE COUNTED. IF YOU COUNT THE HOUSEHOLDS, YOU ARE COUNTING PEOPLE WHO ARE ALREADY GONE AND WE WANT TO COUNT THE UNITS, SO THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED. YOU WE STILL HAVEN’T ADDRESSED THE DEFINITION OF FAMILY SIZE UNITS . IT WAS CHANGED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO IN THE DARK OF NIGHT FROM THREE BEDROOMS TO TWO BEDROOMS, AND WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WE ARE COUNTING. WE ARE NOT REALLY ADDRESSING FAMILY SIZE IF IT’S NOT THREE UNITS. I HAVE ANOTHER — A NUMBER OF OTHER CONCERNS LIKE CONTINUING TO OUTREACH — LOW INCOME AND ELDERLY — WHEN IT’S ONLY LOW INCOME, ELDERLY HOUSEHOLDS, NOT AND, THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO THE PROPERTY TAX ADOPTION SO I JUST WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT TAKING A LITTLE MORE TIME WITH THIS AND IT WOULD HAVE NO EFFECT REALLY ON OUTCOMES. THANK YOU.>>TOBY.>>I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO TODAY. ENJOY THE MOMENT. TOBY THALER FROM FREMONT. I WILL DO REALLY QUICK — MHA PROCESS. IF THE CITY HAD HONESTLY ENGAGED THE IMPACTED COMMUNITIES STARTING IN 2014 WHEN THE COMMITTEE WAS APPOINTED — APPOINTED, THE ORDINANCE WOULD’VE BEEN ADOPTED BY NOW. YOU WOULD HAVE INCLUSIONARY ZONING. SUMMARIZING INFO I GAVE YOU ON HISTORIC RESOURCES, IN FREMONT, MANY HUNDREDS OF RESOURCES ARE LIKELY TO BE REMOVED WITHOUT REPLACEMENT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING. FREMONT HAS EXPERIENCED SIGNIFICANT DISPLACEMENT IN THE LAST FEW YEARS AND THAT’S DOCUMENTED. SOUTH PARK DOES NOT MEET THE URBAN VILLAGE CRITERIA. YOUR VOTE FOR COUNCIL BILL 111944 BASICALLY IS A SENTENCE OF GRADUAL DISMEMBERMENT OF THAT LOW INCOME AND MINORITY GROUP OF HOMEOWNERS. I SUPPORT INCLUSIONARY ZONING AND THIS IS NOT IT. THE COMPANION RESOLUTION IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL TO FIX SOME OF THE DAMAGE YOU ARE ABOUT TO CAUSE.>>HELLO, I’M DAVID WARD, PRESIDENT OF THE SEATTLE COALITION FOR AFFORDABILITY, LIVABILITY ADEQUATE ABILITY AND THE SCALE WANTS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, BUT MHA WILL NOT CREATE THAT. THE AMOUNT PROPOSED IS TINY COMPARED TO OTHER CITIES. IT SIMPLY WON’T BE AFFORDABLE TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR EVERYONE. AT 3% TO 10% AFFORDABLE HOUSING , IT WILL ONLY BE AFFORDABLE FOR THE 97% — 97% OF THE PEOPLE WILL NOT HAVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING. MHA CREATES SIGNIFICANTLY MORE DISPLACEMENT THAN AFFORDABLE HOUSING ALREADY IN THE YOUTH DISTRICT WHERE THERE ARE 165 UNITS IN EIGHT PROJECTS THAT ARE LOST AND ONLY 88 UNITS WILL BE PROVIDED SO THERE’S A LOSS OF NEARLY 80 UNITS. MHA WILL CREATE SIGNIFICANT DISPLACEMENT IN SOUTH SEATTLE, BUT THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE OF COLOR AND THERE’S ALREADY BEEN SIGNIFICANT LOSS THERE AND THAT WILL INCREASE EVEN MORE UNDER MHA. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. >>LEAVE NO DOUBT THERE’S A REVOLUTIONARY ABOUT TO GIVE KURT — TRUE DEMOCRACY A SHOUT — WITHOUT NONPROFIT AND QUALIFIED GIVING IT AWAY OR READING THE NEIGHBORHOODS. DON’T FEAR BABY BOOMER SELLOUTS DESPERATE TO FLIP THEIR DOUBLE TRIPLE MORTGAGE DILAPIDATED INFLATED PERCEPTION OF VALUED HOUSE BUILT IN 20th CENTURY PROPPED UP BY THE OPPRESSIVE SUPPLY AND DEMAND SQUEEZE THAT SELLOUTS LIVE OFF OF THAT CREATES A MONITOR — MODERN THIRD WORLD OF CITIZENS HOMELESS WHILE FOREIGN-BORN NO THANKS MOVE INTO THEIR HOMES WELL CREEPY BANKS CELEBRATE THE OVERTHROW OF LOCALS RIGHTS SOME OF THE MOST RUNDOWN HOUSES IN AMERICA. WE NEED A 20th CENTURY DEVELOPMENT WITH ADVANCED ARCHITECTS, CIVIL ENGINEERS AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR MASS AMOUNTS OF CARPENTERS UNION QUALIFIED WORKERS TO BUILD NEW HOMES NEEDED FOR EVERYONE IN THIS COUNTRY. THE SEATTLE GOVERNMENT AGAIN — CONTINUES TO ACCOMMODATE DESPERATE HOUSING OWNERS SPECULATING OFF THE DEMISE OF OTHER PEOPLE AND THERE WILL BE A NATIONWIDE BOYCOTT OF SEATTLE TO DISEMPOWER — THE LOCAL INNOCENT POOR.>>FOLLOWING THAT IS BONNIE WILLIAMS — AND IS IT STACY XANGA? STACY IS NOT HERE. BONNIE, ARE YOU HERE? OKAY, BONNIE, STACY AND SHARON LEVINE. OH, STEVE, I’M SORRY. SO BONNIE, STEVE AND SHARON LEVINE.>>. OKAY, GOOD AFTERNOON. ARE YOU READY? >>YES, PLEASE GO.>> OKAY. I’M VOTING AGAINST COUNCIL BILL 119443 AND 119444. IF THE HALL OF PUBLIC OUTREACH WAS REALLY ABOUT LISTENING TO NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS INSTEAD OF BEING LOYAL TO THE GRAND BARGAIN POSSIBLY A BETTER PLAN WOULD’VE EVOLVED. THE INFLEXIBILITY WAS APPARENT AS RESIDENTS OFFERED RECOMMENDATIONS AND TRIED TO SHAPE POLICY IN COUNTLESS OPEN HOUSES, HEARINGS AND COUNCIL MEETINGS OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS. THE BURDENS FAR OUTWEIGH THE BENEFITS. THE WHOLE CITY SHOULD NOT BE TURNED UPSIDE DOWN FOR ONLY 6000 AFFORDABLE UNITS IN 20 YEARS, WHEN CAPACITY EXISTS WITHOUT UP ZONES. MHA DIMINISHES SETBACKS AND INCREASES BLOCK COVERAGE AND HEIGHTS RESULTING IN LOSS OF TREES, GREEN SPACE, GARDENS, PLAY SPACES, PRIVATE SPACES, SUNLIGHT, REDUCING PARKING REQUIREMENTS DOES AWAY WITH THE CITY LIMITS, WEAKENS THAT OF — DESIGN REVIEW AND WE ARE MISSING IMPACT FEES FROM DEVELOPERS — AND REZONING WILL INCREASE PROPERTY TAXES AND DISPLACE LOWER TO MIDDLE INCOME RESIDENTS. NEIGHBORHOODS NEED TO FEEL –>>THANK YOU, BONNIE.>>–>>THANK YOU, STEVE. SHARON BEFORE YOU BEGIN, LET ME CALL THREE NAMES. AFTER SHARON WILL BE TERAN AND MARTIN, JORDAN RAM — SPEC HI, I’M SHARON LEVINE. MHA IS DEFICIENT BECAUSE IT DOES NOT MITIGATE THE CUMULATIVE IMPACTS OF INCREASED DENSITY. CODE END UP SOME DENSITY — CHANGES WILL HAVE SEVERE IMPACTS AND THE POTENTIAL TAX BURDEN ON LONG- TERM PROPERTY OWNERS, MANY WITH MULTIGENERATIONAL HOUSEHOLDS, AND RETIRED PEOPLE ON FIXED INCOMES, WILL DISPLAY CITIZENS AND FORCED MANY FROM THEIR BELOVED RESIDENCES. MHA IS PRIMARILY ABOUT DENSITY AND MONEY GENERATION AND MAKES NO PROVISIONS TO INCREASE SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, IMMUNITY CENTERS, PARKS, FIRE AND POLICE PROTECTION AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES THAT WILL BE NEEDED AS POPULATION INCREASES THROUGHOUT SEATTLE. THE CITY HAS BEEN DISINGENUOUS IN STATING THAT ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF SINGLE-FAMILY HOMEOWNERS WILL BE IMPACTED, WENT OVER 12,000 HOMES ARE CURRENTLY PROPOSED FOR UP ZONES OF HIGH IS LOW RISE ONE AND LOW RISE TO. — TWO. MORE WILL BE SUBSEQUENTLY ABSORBED WHEN FOR EXAMPLE QUEEN ANNE’S RESIDENTIAL URBAN VILLAGE IS MORE THAN DOUBLE BY UP ZONES AS PER THE COMP PLAN. YOU SHOULD DELAY THE MHA VOTE UNTIL EVERY SINGLE PROPERTY OWNER WHO WILL BE UP ZONES WERE IMPACTED BY CHANGES IS INDIVIDUALLY NOTIFIED AND HAS A CHANCE TO COMMENT ON YOUR BODY OF CITY OFFICIALS AND YOU SHOULD DELAY MHA UNTIL YOU INCLUDE MITIGATION FOR IMPACTS ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL — TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE, PARKING, TREES, URBAN WILDLIFE AND ON LIVABILITY.>>TIERNAN, IS YOUR MIC WORKING? I DON’T THINK IT’S WORKING. LET’S TRY THIS MIDDLE MICROPHONE.>>YES, I THINK THAT WEIGHT — THAT ONE IS WORKING. OKAY, YOU GOT IT.>>IT AFTERNOON. MY NAME IS TIERNAN MARTIN AND I’M HERE ON BEHALF OF FUTURE WISE TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO ADOPT THE MHA CITYWIDE POLICY. THE PROCESS OF REVISION ON THIS POLICY HAS BEEN AN EXTRAORDINARY ONE TO SAY THE LEAST. BECAUSE OF YOUR LEADERSHIP AND THE WORK OF MANY DEDICATED HOUSING ADVOCATES, TODAY WE STAND READY TO EXPAND INCLUSIONARY ZONING TO NEIGHBORHOOD ACROSS THE CITY. FUTURE WISE RECOGNIZES THAT CHANGES TO NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTER CAN BE DIVISIVE AND ALSO THAT FAR TOO OFTEN THROUGHOUT OUR CITIES HISTORY, MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES HAVE BORNE DISPROPORTIONATE AMOUNTS OF THE COST OF GROWTH. THE POLICY BEFORE YOU TODAY IS NOT A PERFECT ONE BUT NO POLICY THIS TRANSFORMATIVE CAN BE. WE CANNOT EXPECT PROFESSION — PERFECTION AND RACIAL ACCOUNT — IN RACIAL EQUITABLE MONEY OR — WAIT FOR THE ACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE TO CHANGES WHILE WE DEBATE EVERY DETAIL. WE CAN’T SACRIFICE FURTHER HOUSING IN THE NAME OF — WE NEEDED IT YESTERDAY, LAST YEAR AND 10 YEARS AGO. PLEASE PASS IT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP.>>JORDAN, JOHN LISBON AND ALEXANDRA BEEN. YOU ARE THIRD ON THAT CALL. SO WE WILL START WITH JORDAN AND THEN JOHN AND THEN ALEX.>>HELLO. AS I SEE IT FROM WHAT I’VE SEEN IN AND AROUND TOWN AND BEEN TO MANY, MANY MEETINGS ABOUT THIS, IT WORKS GREAT FOR WHITE PRIVILEGE AND MHA IS A PROMISE. I HEAR LOTS OF LIPSERVICE ABOUT ENDING REDLINING BUT AS I SEE IT, THE UP ZONING IS JUST A NEW REDLINING BUILDING HOMES THAT LOWER INCOME PEOPLE CANNOT AFFORD AND THE — PALTRY PERCENTAGE OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING OR PAY A LINKAGE FEE TO BE ABLE TO BUILD GHETTOS FOR LOWER INCOME IN PLACES WHERE OTHERS DO NOT WANT TO HAVE THEM AS THEIR NEIGHBORS. IT WILL ONLY WORK IF THE RENT IS AFFORDABLE FOR THOSE OF MODEST MEANS. CURRENTLY THE CODE WHICH NO LONGER REQUIRES THE OWNER TO LIVE INSIGHT AND DOES NOT REQUIRE ON STREET PARKING IS JUST ANOTHER GIVEAWAY TO THE DEVELOPERS. AS I SEE IT, AS I SIT HERE SEATTLE IS ON ITS WAY TO BECOMING A CITY OF A SINGULAR DEMOGRAPHIC, AND THAT IS THE WEALTHY, AND I HOPE THIS MEETING IS NOT AS MANDATED BY LAW FOR YOU ALL TO LISTEN TO BUT THAT YOU ARE ACTUALLY TAKING SOME FEEDBACK HERE. THANK YOU.>>CHECK, CHECK.>>OH, THANK YOU. SO JOHN, FOLLOWING YOU WILL BE ALEX ZIMMERMAN IF YOU DON’T MIND TAKING THE MIDDLE MIC, ALEX AND THEN CALVIN WILL FOLLOW YOU SO JOHN, ALX AND CALVIN. >>THANK YOU FOR LISTENING US — TO US TODAY. AS YOU KNOW I AM NOT A BIG PROPONENT OF MHA. FOM THE BEGINNING WHEN THE FIRST COMMITTEE WAS COMPRISED MOSTLY OF INTERESTS THAT WOULD MAKE MONEY FROM DEVELOPMENT TO THE BACK DOOR DEALING OF THE GRAND BARGAIN TO THE EIS, WHICH HAD SEVERAL FLAVORS OF ALTERNATIVES THAT WERE ALL THE SAME, BASICALLY AND FROM THE PUBLIC OUTREACH THAT WAS MOSTLY A ROADSHOW AND A MARKETING PUBLIC OUTREACH. WESTMEAD HAD IT RIGHT WHEN HE SAID IT WAS ALL BAKED IN ALREADY AND PETER SKY BROOK, WHOM I JUST MET SAID WHEN HE WAS ASKED ABOUT COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION AND FEEDBACK, HE WAS INFORMED THAT FROM A SENIOR PLANNER THAT THE WHOLE POINT WAS MOOT. SO I AM SKEPTICAL BECAUSE OF A COUPLE REASONS. NUMBER ONE, THE NATURALLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING, I’M RUNNING OUT OF TIME HERE, BUT WHAT I WOULD SAY HERE IS I WAS A BUSINESSPERSON FOR 15 YEARS AND I LISTENED TO A CONSULTANT WHO TOLD ME IT’S REALLY A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE YOUR EMPLOYEES GIVE YOU IDEAS BECAUSE THAT WILL MAKE IT A LOT EASIER — TO HAVE YURI IDEAS IMPLEMENTED — YOUR IDEAS IMPLEMENTED AND I WOULD SAY THE SAME THING FOR THIS. THANK YOU.>>FOLLOWING YOU WILL BE CALVIN JONES. I DO WANT TO SAY THAT WE HAVE JUST ABOUT EXCEEDED THE SECOND EXTENSION, BUT WE WILL KEEP PLOWING THROUGH FOR A FEW MORE MINUTES. I THINK MY COUNCILMEMBERS WOULD LIKE TO MOVE ON WITH THE AGENDA. ALEX CALVIN JONES FIRST AND THEN KAYLA DAFFERN. ALL RIGHT, ALEX.>>ZEIG HEIL — I LIKE YOU GUYS. YOU COME HERE TALKING AND TALKING EVERY DAY FOR MANY YEARS. WHEN WILL YOU FREAKING IDIOTS WAKE UP. >>MR. ZINMAN — ZIMMERMAN I FIND YOU DISRUPTIVE AND I’M GIVING YOU A NOTICE EVEN THOUGH YOU DON’T HEAR ME AND IF YOU CONTINUE — I WILL HAVE YOU REMOVED. SO I’M ASKING THAT YOU SPEAK TO AN AGENDA ITEM.>>YES SIR I INSULT EVERYBODY — >>I DO NOT HEAR AN AGENDA ITEM, SO I’M GOING TO HOLD YOU AS DISRUPTIVE BECAUSE I DON’T HEAR AN AGENDA ITEM, SIR.>>SOME PEOPLE GO FOR TWO MINUTES AND NEVER TALK –>>I WILL FIND YOU DISRUPTIVE. WHAT A SURPRISE. OKAY.>>SO CALVIN JONES WILL BE FOLLOWED BY MICHAELA AND THEN MAURICE BARREIRO. >>HI, I AM CALVIN JONES, A RENTER IN DISTRICT 3 AND AN ORGANIZER FOR TECH FOR HOUSING. I THINK A LOT OF ARGUMENTS AGAINST MHA AND PROGRESSIVE HOUSING POLICY IN GENERAL TAKES SOME FORM OF, WE SHOULDN’T TAKE ACTION BECAUSE WE NEED TO DO SOME ANALYSIS OR LISTEN TO SOME NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP, BUT I THINK THAT REALLY FAILS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE HAVE DUAL HOUSING AFFORDABILITY AND CLIMATE CRISES IN FRONT OF US AND THAT WE DON’T REALLY HAVE TIME TO DO ENDLESS ANALYSIS BEFORE WE ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. EVERY DAY THAT WE SPENT TALKING ABOUT EIGHT — MHA AND NOT TALK WE USE AN AVERAGE — LOSE AN AVERAGE OF TWO UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING SO TWO FAMILIES DON’T GET TO LIVE IN THE CITY WE LOVE AND TWO FAMILIES DON’T GET TO LIVE NEAR BEAUTIFUL PARKS AND TWO FAMILIES DON’T GET ACCESS TO OUR AMAZING AND GREEN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM WE HAVE IN THE CITY SO CONGRATULATIONS ON PUTTING TOGETHER AN AMAZING POLICY FOR THE CITY, LET’S PASS MHA AND THEN MOVE ON TO SOME MORE PROGRESSIVE REVENUE FOR BROADER ZONING REFORMS TO LEGALIZE MORE HOUSING IN OUR SINGLE-FAMILY NEIGHBORHOODS.>>THANK YOU, MICHAELA. AFTER MICHAELA, WE HAVE LEWIS BORIO AND THEN ALLISON. AND THEN NICOLE GRANT.>>HELLO, MY NAME IS MICHAELA DAFFERN AND I AM WEARING MANY HATS TODAY. I AM A RENTER, A RESIDENT OF CAPITOL HILL, AND I AM AN ADVOCATE FOR A MORE — EQUITABLE AND LIVABLE SEATTLE. I ALSO WORK FOR CAPITOL HILL HOUSING AND HELPED STAFF SOMETHING CALLED THE ECO- DISTRICT. AS A COMMUNITY DEVELOPER AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPER WE PROVIDE HOMES TO OVER 1400 FAMILIES IN SEATTLE AND VIEW MHA IS AN ESSENTIAL TOOL FOR ADDRESSING THE ONGOING AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS CRISIS. ONCE ADOPTED IT WILL CREATE THOUSANDS OF NEW HOMES FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES WHO DESPERATELY NEED IT AND FUELED THE CREATION OF NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR RAPIDLY GROWING POPULATION. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE THOUGHT, CONSIDERATION, TIME, CITY COUNCIL, STAFF AND FELLOW COMMUNITY MEMBERS — AND ENCOURAGE YOU TODAY TO VOTE YES ON THIS POLICY SO THAT IT REMAINS WELCOMING AND AFFORDABLE TO ALL. THANK YOU.>>MY NAME IS LEWIS BORIO. I AM COCHAIR — I WAS PART OF THE STD — THE ANALYSIS OF LIGHT RAIL STATIONS. I’M HERE TO BRING A LEGAL RECORD AGAINST THE AMENDMENT BROUGHT BY COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I’VE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY — I HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEAVE RECORD. THERE WAS AN IDEA NOT TO CHANGE ANY INDIVIDUAL NEIGHBORHOODS AND THAT WAS OVERLOOKED IN THIS CASE TO MAKE IT A VERY PARTICULAR SOLUTION. NUMBER TWO, IF YOU LOOK AT THE VIDEO, YOU’LL REALIZE THERE WAS MISINFORMATION SPREAD AROUND. THERE’S NOT A DECISION BETWEEN TWO LOCATIONS OR ONE LIGHT RAIL STATION. THERE’S TWO LIGHT RAIL STATIONS HAPPENING AND THE ONES WE ARE TALKING ABOUT — ARE WITHIN ONE BLOCK OF EACH OTHER, SO THAT SHOULD NOT BE AN ARGUMENT. COUNCILMAN GONZALEZ DID NOT HAVE TO RECUSE HERSELF AND MORE IMPORTANTLY IT GOES AGAINST THE CONCEPT OF WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO ACHIEVE AND I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK MORE ABOUT THIS WITH YOU. BUT YOU CAN PASS IT IN MY OPINION.>>THANK YOU. ALLISON? AND THE NICOLE GRANT. I WAS TOLD YOU ARE HERE? OKAY. YOU WILL FOLLOW ALLISON, PLEASE. >>HELLO, COUNCILMEMBERS. I AM A RESIDENT OF DISTRICT 4, MY NAME IS ALLISON AND I AM HERE REPRESENTING BELLWETHER HOUSING, SEATTLE’S LARGEST NONPROFIT PROVIDER OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING. AT BELLWETHER, WE BELIEVE THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UP THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC FABRIC OF OUR CITY SHOULD GET TO LIVE HERE. THE PEOPLE WHO TEACH OUR CHILDREN, WHO CARE FOR THE SICK, WHO MAINTAIN BUILDINGS LIKE THIS, SENIORS, FOLKS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. WE HOUSE ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE AND WE WANT TO HOST MORE OF THEM. WE CURRENTLY HAVE PLANS TO BUILD LARGE NEW PRODUCTS — PROJECTS IN ROOSEVELT, RAINIER BEACH AND FIRST HILL, AND IT REQUIRES CITY FUNDING TO BUILD THESE PROJECTS AND WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THE PARTNERSHIP OF THE HOUSIN BUT WE NEED MORE FUNDS. EACH YEAR NONPROFITS PUT IN PROJECTS THAT JUST CAN’T GET FUNDED. MHA COULD MORE THAN DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF FUNDS AVAILABLE SO LET’S PASS MHA SO THAT WE CAN BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING AROUND THE CITY. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU COUNCIL PRESIDENT HARRELL, COUNCILMEMBERS, MY NAME IS NICOLE GRANT AND I AM HERE WITH MA LABOR REPRESENTING UNIONS IN KING COUNTY. I WANTED TO TAKE THIS MOMENT TO THANK EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU FOR THE DOZENS OF HEARINGS THAT YOU PARTICIPATED IN TO HEAR FROM YOUR CONSTITUENTS ABOUT HOUSING IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE AND I WANT TO URGE YOU TO MOVE FORWARD WITH YOUR VOTE ON MHA TODAY. WE REPRESENT WORKERS IN ALL SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY AND THEY ARE CONSISTENT IN SHARING WITH US HOW DIFFICULT IT HAS BEEN TO HAVE A HOME IN SEATTLE TODAY. WE HAVE THIS ECONOMY AND WE ARE BRINGING PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE STATE, THE COUNTRY AND THE WORLD TO WORK IN AEROSPACE, TECH , MARITIME, BUT WHEN YOU SAY COME TO US, SHARE IN THIS EXPERIENCE, WE HAVE TO RISE TO THE OCCASION AND MAKE THE HOMES FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE IN, SO I HOPE WE TAKE THIS VOTE AND THEN STAY SMART AND ACTIVE AND KEEP PUSHING THE ENVELOPE FOR HOUSING IN SEATTLE.>>THANK YOU, MS. GRANT. SO WE’VE HEARD FROM A LITTLE UNDER 40 SPEAKERS THIS AFTERNOON AND HAVE EXTENDED PUBLIC, A LITTLE MORE THAN TWICE, SO UNLESS THERE IS A MOTION, I’M GOING TO CONCLUDE PUBLIC COMMENT AND I WILL REMIND THE PUBLIC THAT WE’VE HAD APPROXIMATELY 40 PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THIS MATTER, AND I THINK APPROXIMATELY SEVEN ON THIS PARTICULARLY — THIS PARTICULAR BILL SO I’M GOING TO CONCLUDE PUBLIC COMMENT UNLESS I HEAR ANOTHER OBJECTION AND MOVE TO PAYMENT OF THE BILLS. I WILL NOT IGNORE THE QUESTION. I THINK THERE’S PROBABLY ANOTHER 30 PEOPLE ARE SO SIGNED UP, BUT AGAIN I THINK WE’VE HEARD A MYRIAD OF OPINIONS AND WITH THAT I WILL MOVE TO THE PAYMENT OF THE BILLS. >>MOVED TO PASS 119481. MOVED AND SECONDED, BILL PASSED. PLEASE CALL THE ROLE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL.>> GONZALEZ, HERBOLD, JOHNSON, JUAREZ, SCOTTO, O’BRIEN, SAWANT, PRESIDENT HARRELL , NINE IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED. >>BILL PASSES AND THE CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. BEFORE WE MOVE TO COMMITTEE REPORTS, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THAT THE PUBLIC AND OUR COLLEAGUES JUST INDULGE US FOR A MINUTE AS WE TAKE JUST A MOMENT OF SILENCE TO STAND WITH OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN OUR CITY — SISTER CITY OF CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND. I THINK WE’VE ALL FOLLOWED THE HEADLINES AND WANT TO MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT WE DO STAND WITH OUR MUSLIM COMMUNITY AND THE 50 LIVES LOST IN OUR HEARTS CERTAINLY GO OUT TO THE VICTIMS AND FAMILIES SO BEFORE WE GET INTO COMMITTEE REPORTS, LET’S JUST TAKE A FEW SECONDS OF SILENCE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. LET’S MOVE TO COMMITTEE REPORTS. >>THE REPORT OF THE AGENDA — GOVERNANCE EQUITY AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT OF SAAD BASHIR AS CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, SEATTLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT FOR A TERM OF — TO JANUARY ONE, 2023. THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE CITY COUNCIL CONFIRM THE APPOINTMENT. >>BEFORE WE GET INTO THIS I WOULD LIKE TO FIRST MOVED TO AMEND THE APPOINTMENT 01252 TO INCLUDE THE LETTER OF EXPECTATIONS IN THE CLERK FILE AND THIS HAS BEEN CIRCULATED AND PUT IN THE PUBLIC FORUM, SO BEFORE I DO THAT I WOULD LIKE TO AMEND THE APPOINTMENT. IS THERE A SECOND? IT’S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED TO INCLUDE THE LETTER OF EXPECTATIONS. AY COMMENTS? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE AYE. OPPOSED, THE AYES HAVE IT . HAVING SAID THAT, THIS APPOINTMENT IS APPOINTING SAAD BASHIR AS THE DIRECTOR AND CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER OF THE SEATTLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT AND DURING THE CONFIRMATION PROCESS, THERE WAS A REQUEST, NOT A DIRECTIVE, TO NOT CHANGE THE NAME AGAIN, BUT THAT WAS JUST SOME HUMOR AND MAYBE SOME INSIGHT THAT THERE’S BEEN SEVERAL NAME CHANGES. WHAT IS THE CTO IN THIS POSITION? IT MANAGES A $277 MILLION BUDGET FOR SEATTLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND LEAVE THE DEPARTMENT OF CLOSE TO 700 — ACTUALLY 680 FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES AND OVERSEES THE DELIVERY OF ALL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES FOR THE CITY. THE I.T. DEPARTMENT MANAGES OUR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES WHICH INCLUDES TELECOMMUNICATIONS, DATA, SUPPORTING OUR PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE, ALL OF OUR APPLICATIONS, THE COMPUTER INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENGINEERING, OPERATIONS, DATA CENTERS, SERVERS, STORAGE, BACKUP EQUIPMENT, DESKTOP, MOBILE APPS, PRINTING DEVICES, CLOUD SERVICES, DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT SERVICES — IT’S QUITE A SWATH OF WORK AND IT’S PART OF THE I.T. CONSOLIDATION PROCESS TO BE NOUN RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING ALL I.T. PROJECTS IN THE CITY AND THE MOST RECENT BIENNIAL BUDGET REFLECTED THE NEW SORT OF PROJECT CENTRAL STRUCTURE WITH THE CITYWIDE PORTFOLIO OF ABOUT $450 MILLION. WHO IS SAAD BASHIR ? HE HAS AN IMPRESSIVE BACKGROUND IN MY OPINION, AS HE’S SERVED AS THE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP ROLES IN THE CITY OF OTTAWA SINCE 2010 AND HAS SERVED AS OTTO’S CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER SINCE 2016 AND UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP, THE DEPARTMENT HAS TRANSFORMED INTO A WORLD-CLASS PUBLIC-SECTOR DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZED BY MANY ENTITIES WITHIN THAT WORK FOR — AGILITY AND A GREATER FOCUS ON CLIENTS. HE MANAGED A $100 MILLION I.T. PROJECT FOR OTTAWA AND LETTER DEPARTMENT OF 350 I.T. PROFESSIONALS FOR ABOUT 20,000 EMPLOYEE CLIENTS AND BRINGS WHAT I THINK IS A GOOD BALANCE OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR OFFERS SORT OF A PRACTICAL CHANGE TO MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE HE’S SUBMITTED SEVERAL REFERENCE LETTERS THAT I COULD QUOTE BUT THE SHORT ANSWER IS THAT HE’S JUST KNOWN FOR HIS LEADERSHIP STYLE AND IS VERY COLLABORATIVE IN HOW HE MAKES DECISIONS. THE MAYOR PER — CONDUCTED AN EXTENSIVE SEARCH PROCESS THAT CONDUCTED — INCLUDED NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CLIENT — CANDIDATES IN THE HIRING PANEL INCLUDED LABOR AND OTHER LEADERS WITH EXPERIENCE IN TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNICAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS. THE SEARCH FOR A NEW CT ALSO INCLUDED EXTENSIVE EXTERNAL OUTREACH TO VARIOUS SEATTLE GROUPS, INCLUDING OUR I.T. DEPARTMENT’S RECENT SOCIAL JUSTICE CHANGE TEAM AND CITY EMPLOYEE UNIONS. AT FIRST IT HAD COME TO COMMITTEE ON FABRY 5 AT 9:30 AM AND THAT WAS THE FIRST INITIAL DISCUSSION AND AGAIN MARCH 5 WAS THE NEXT DISCUSSION AND WE HAD MANY MEMBERS VOTE IT WITH FULL PASSAGE. I WON’T GO INTO DETAIL AS TO HOW HE GAVE SUCH AN ELABORATIVE DESCRIPTION ON THE PLAT — THE QUESTIONS WE POSED TO HIM BUT I WILL JUST SAY A COUPLE OF THINGS, THAT I THOUGHT HE VERY SMARTLY ASSESSED NINE AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT THAT WOULD NOT ONLY ADDRESS THE AREAS THAT WE THOUGHT THERE WERE SOME URGENT OPPORTUNITIES BUT AN ACTUAL STRATEGY ON HOW WE WILL IMPLEMENT THOSE, SO WHAT I SAID TO MY COLLEAGUES IS THAT IT’S ABSOLUTELY MY PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE SAAD BASHIR TO MANY OF YOU AS POTENTIALLY OUR NEW CTO FOR THE SEATTLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT. ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS BEFORE WE TAKE A VOTE? OKAY. THOSE IN FAVOR OF CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT, PLEASE VOTE AYE. THOSE OF — OPPOSED VOTE NO. THE MOTION CARRIES, THE APPOINTMENT IS CONFIRMED AND MR. BASHIR, YES, WE CAN CLAP FOR HIM. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU, AND I DO WANT TO THANK MANY MEMBERS, PREVIOUS PEEVES — PEOPLE IN THE POSITION AND THOSE WHO SERVED IN A TRANSITION, THEY DID OUT NOT — OUTSTANDING WORK BEFORE THIS AND I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THOSE THAT GOT US HERE. AND MR. BASHIR THE FLOOR IS YOURS. >>THANK YOU. AROUND SIX WEEKS AGO I TOOK ON THIS JOB IN AN ACTING CAPACITY AND MY NATURAL TENDENCY IS SORT OF TO GET TO WORK AND DO WHAT THE JOB REQUIRES OF ME, BUT THIS CONFIRMATION PROCESS ALSO ACTUALLY GAVE ME A LITTLE BIT OF PAUSE TO REFLECT ON THE 700 CONVERSATIONS I’VE HAD WITH PEOPLE IN I.T. AS WELL AS WITH CLIENT DEPARTMENTS, AND I’VE UNCOVERED A STRONG DESIRE FROM PEOPLE WHO WANT TO REIMAGINE HOW WE RUN I.T. OPERATIONS, HOW WE ARE DELIVERING SERVICES AND INTERACTING WITH CLIENT DEPARTMENTS AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, HOW WE ARE INTERACTING AMONGST OURSELVES. MY FEDERAL DEPARTMENT HEADS AND LEADERSHIP TEAMS, I’VE MET WITH MANY OF THE MEN THEY’VE MADE IT ABSOLUTELY CLEAR THAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO WHATEVER POSSIBLE TO MAKE SURE THAT I.T. CONTINUES TO BE PERFORMING AT A MUCH HIGHER PERFORMING RATE SO I REALLY AM ENCOURAGED WITH THOSE COMMENTS FROM THEM. AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THE CITY COUNCIL’S TRUST. I DEEPLY APPRECIATE MAYOR DURKIN’S CONFIDENCE — IN ME. I WILL BE AN ADVENTURE FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS. >>THANK YOU, MR. BASHIR. PLEASE CALL THE NEXT ITEM INTO RECORD.>>APPOINTMENT OF RICHARD AT — SHORDT AS MEMBER SEATTLE ETHICS AND — ELECTIONS COMMISSION TO A TERM TO DECEMBER 31 2021. >>APPOINTMENT 01265, WHICH IS CONFIRMING AN APPOINTMENT TO THE ETHICS AND LEFT THE — ELECTIONS COMMISSION, RICHARD SHORDT WHO HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE COMMITTEE ON MARCH SEVEN. HE CAME AND GAVE A VERY IMPRESSIVE INTERVIEW AND AS YOU KNOW FROM HIS RESUME IN THE PUBLIC FILE AND YOUR FILE, HE SERVES AS SENIOR CORPORATE COUNCIL ON T-MOBILE’S COMPLIANCE AND ETHICS TEAM . HE HAS A STRONG BACKGROUND IN COMPLIANCE AND HIS RESPONSIBILITIES ARE ESPECIALLY RELEVANT TO THE SEC’S COMMISSIONS — ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF LOBBYING AND WHISTLEBLOWER CODES. PRIOR TO MOVING TO SEATTLE, MR. SHORDT SPENT NEARLY A DECADE IN WASHINGTON, D.C., WORKING ON CAPITOL HILL AS A LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR FOR THE UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE MARCY KEPNER WHERE HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING STAFF COMPLIANCE WITH THE HOUSE’S CODE OF OFFICIAL CONDUCT AND HE HAS EXTENSIVE INTERACTION WITH REGISTERED LOBBYISTS AND ACTIVISTS AND COORDINATED WITH THE HOUSE ETHICS COMMITTEE AND OFFICES CONGRESSIONAL EFFORTS — ETHICS TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH GUIDELINES AND ALSO SPENT SEVEN YEARS PRACTICING SEATTLE — LAW IN SEATTLE WHERE HE DEVELOPED A SIGNIFICANT PRACTICE IN BOTH CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LITIGATION. HE HAS A BACHELOR OF ARTS FROM POLITICAL SCIENCE — FROM TOLEDO AND A JURIS DOCTORATE FROM THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AND WITH THAT I AM VERY PLEASED TO REQUEST THAT THE COUNCIL CONFIRM RICHARD SHORDT TO THE SEATTLE ETHICS AND ELECTIONS COMMISSION. ANY QUESTIONS? THOSE IN FAVOR OF CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMNT, PLEASE VOTE AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, VOTE NO . THE MOTION CARRIES AND THE APPOINTMENT IS CONFIRMED. CONGRATULATIONS, MR. TRENT 21.>>THE REPORT OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON CITYWIDE MANDATORY HOUSING A FELONY — AFFORDABILITY RELATING TO LAND- USE AMENDING THE SEATTLE COMPETENCE OF PLAN TO INCORPORATE CHANGES RELATED TO MANDATORY HORSING AFFORDABILITY — HOUSING AFFORDABILITY. THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS CITY COUNCIL PASS AS AMENDED. >>OKAY COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON AND I THINK WE HAVE SOME AMENDMENTS YOU WILL MAKE SO COUNCIL MEMBER JOHNSON, YOU HAVE THE FLOOR. >>WE HAVE FOUR ITEMS RELATED TO THE CITYWIDE AGE — MHA TODAY AND TO START WE WILL START WITH THE FIRST COUNCIL VOTE WHICH AMENDS COMPETENCE OF PLAN AND MOVED TO THE SECOND COUNCIL VOTE WHICH AMENDS THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE TO IMPLEMENT MHA AND THIRD, WE WILL HAVE A SOLO BILL THAT IMPLEMENTS MHA ON THE D.O.T. CITING NORTHGATE AND FINALLY, A RESOLUTION WHICH IS A COMPANION RESOLUTION CONSISTENT WHAT WE’VE DONE IN ALL OF OUR OTHER MHA ZONING CHANGES. THERE ARE INDIVIDUAL AMENDMENTS FOR SEVERAL OF THOSE, SO I WILL ADDRESS THOSE AS WE GET TO THEM BUT I WANT TO START IF YOU’LL INDULGE ME COUNCIL PRESIDENT BY JUST REFLECTING A LITTLE BIT ON THE FOUR PLUS YEAR PROCESS THAT HAS GOTTEN US TO THIS POINT AND THEN AFTER THAT, OTHERS MAY HAVE INDIVIDUAL MURMURS. DISH REMARKS. TODAY THIS ADDRESSES A VERY PERSONAL ISSUE OF HOUSING. WE ALL HAVE STORIES TO DRAMATIZE HOW OUR CITY HAS CHANGED OVER THE LAST DECADE BEING SOMETHING AS WEIGHTY IS NOW STRUGGLING TO MAKE RENT IN THE BRUTALLY EXPENSIVE HOUSING MARKET TO SOMETHING AS WISTFUL AS MISSING OUR FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD ON BECAUSE IT HAS CLOSED DOWN. FOR MY PART I MISS DAILIES IN EASTLAKE WITH ITS GREAT SHAKES AND LOW-KEY CHARM BUT EAST LAKE IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF HOW URBANISM CAN WORK. IF THE NEIGHBORHOOD WITHOUT SINGLE-FAMILY ZONING BUT WITH A LOT OF CHARACTER. IT’S THE PLACE WHERE I MET AND MARRIED THE GIRL WHO LIVED ACROSS THE HALL FROM ME IN OUR LITTLE DIVE UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING — FIVE UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING AND IT’S WHERE WE WOULD STILL BE TODAY IF WE HADN’T REALIZED THAT AFTER DOING THE MATH WE WOULD PAY MORE IN RENT THAN WE WOULD IF WE BOUGHT THAT LITTLE HOUSE BUT THAT’S NOT AN OPTION FOR MANY SEATTLEITES NOW. A MAJORITY OF WHOM ARE RENTERS. ULTIMATELY TOO MANY OF OUR STORIES ARE ABOUT STRUGGLING TO MAKE THE COST OF LIVING, STRUGGLING WITH TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND TO MAKE RENT OR STRUGGLING TO FIND AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO BEGIN WITH LIKE MANY IN MY LITTLE FIFTH-GENERATION OF COUSINS WHO STRUGGLED TO LIVE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THEY GREW UP AND. THE SOURCE OF THAT CHANGE IS NO MYSTERY. SEATTLE IS GROWING AT A PHENOMENAL RATE AND CONSIDER THAT AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS DECADE IT WAS THE 25th LARGEST CITY IN THE UNITED STATES BUT BY THE END OF THE DECADE WILL HAVE PASSED WASHINGTON, D.C., BOSTON AND OTHERS AND WILL — HAS CLIMBED TO 18th BIGGEST IN THE UNITED STATES. WE’VE GONE FROM 608,000 TO MORE THAN 730,000 PEOPLE, A MERE 20% JUMP IN WHILE MANEUVERING YOUR CART IN THE GROCERY STORE OR WAITING TO GO TO WORK, STUCK IN LINE AT A PHARMACY OR AT A PACKED RESTAURANT ON A SATURDAY NIGHT, IT’S IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO NOTICE THE LEAP FROM A MIDSIZED CITY TO A MAJOR METROPOLIS. UNFORTUNATELY, THE RULES WE HAVE IN PLACE NOW HAVE NOT KEPT UP WITH THAT PACE IN GROWTH AND IN FACT THE STATUS QUO POLICY THAT BARS US FROM BUILDING TOWNHOUSES AND LOW RISE CONDOS — WHICH SHOULD BE A REAL BOON TO US AS A CITY IN TERMS OF ECONOMIC SUCCESS IN POPULATION GROWTH BUT FOR TOO MANY OF US HAS TURNED THAT GROWTH INTO A SOURCE OF DISENCHANTMENT BUT IT’S TIME FOR THE CITY TO STEP UP AND CHANGE THAT STATUS QUO. I’M PROUD TO SAY MY COLLEAGUES HAVE RISEN TO THE OCCASION AND MY COLLEAGUE’S COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE BEEN RIGHTFULLY GETTING CREDIT FOR THE WORK TO HIGHLIGHT URBANISM AS A CRITICAL SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUE. MY DISTRICT COLLEAGUES HAVE WORKED HARD TO BUILD WINNING COALITIONS NEIGHBORHOOD BY NEIGHBORHOOD, BLOCK BY BLOCK, TO IMPLEMENT — THIS IN THEIR DISTRICTS AND THREE MAYORS WORKING WITH US — FROM THE FIRST TO MAYOR BURGESS WHO SENT IT TO COUNCIL TO MAYOR DURKIN WHO HAS HELPED US GET THE BILL HERE TO THE FINISH LINE. COUNTLESS CITY STAFF FROM OP CD , DOM, OH, THE PLANNING COMMISSION — AND OTHERS PUT IN LONG MOMENT — HOURS TO MAKE THIS MOMENT POSSIBLE AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THEM THIS AFTERNOON. DIRECTORS — INCLUDING — THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP. STAFF MEMBERS JEFF WETLAND, ROBERT FELDSTEIN, NICK WELCH, JESSICA BRAND, SUSIE PHILLIPS, LORI HEWITT WALKER, JASON KELLY , JIM PETRA, LINDSAY MASTERS, MIKE BUDOWSKI, DEVLIN CLARK, EMILY ALVARADO AND MANY OTHERS THAT I’VE LEFT OFF, THANK YOU FOR YOUR LONG NIGHTS AND MANY TEARS THAT WE’VE ALL SAID AROUND MHA — SHED AROUND MHA. I WANT TO THINK THOUSANDS OF NEIGHBORS THAT PARTICIPATED IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE RELIED ON THE HELP OF OUR CLERKS OFFICE AND ARE COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS TEAM, OUR CENTRAL STAFF LAND-USE TEAM HAS BEEN CRITICAL IN THE LAST FEW YEARS AND I WANT TO THANK ALLIE PETRUCCI, KETO FREEMAN — AND ERIC McGONAGLE FOR THEIR GOOD WORK. I WILL ALSO WANT TO THANK MY TEAM THAT HAS WORKED ON THIS LEGISLATION SINCE THE FIRST RECOMMENDATIONS WERE ON THE BALLOTS MAILED OUT IN 2015. AMY GORE, NOAH ON, SPENCER WILLIAMS, JARED MORRIS, PENNY CAMACHO, COULDN’T HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT YOU GUYS AND I’M SO GRATEFUL. I WANT TO SAY A QUICK THANK YOU TO KATIE AND OUR GIRLS WHO SPENT A LOT OF NIGHTS ON THEIR OWN BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF PUBLIC HEARINGS THAT WE TOOK TO GET US HERE AND FINALLY I WANT TO THANK MY VICE CHAIR COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ . YOU’VE BEEN A CHAMPION, CONFIDANT AND PASSIONATE ADVOCATE FOR THE PROGRAM AND LORETTA, IF I AM ALLOWED TO DO SO, I WOULD LIKE TO DEPOSE — BESTOW UPON YOU AN HONORARY MASTERS DEGREE IN LAND- USE PLANNING FOR ALL OF YOUR METICULOUS WORK OVER THE LAST THREE AND HALF YEARS. I AM REALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT ZONING. IT SEEMS LIKE A THING THAT MAKES FOR BORING MEETINGS AND MIGRAINES BUT I THINK MY COLLEAGUES HAVE REALIZED THAT WITHIN THE FINICKY ZONING FORMULAS FOR LOWRISE ONE, TWO AND RESIDENTIAL SMALL LOT HOUSING THAT THERE IS A FORMULA FOR EQUITY AND TODAY WE PASS THAT FORMULA, A FORMULA THAT PROVIDES FOR GROWTH AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND DOES THIS BY CREATING MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MULTIFAMILY — WHILE TYING IT TO A FUND FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND WILL ALSO CREATE 6000 NEW UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THE NEXT DECADE. THAT GROWTH SHOULD BE SYNONYMOUS WITH CREATING A SENSE OF PLACE FOR EVERYONE TO LIVE. THAT PLACE SHOULD BE BUILDING MORE HOUSING. HOUSING FOR SINGLE MOMS LIKE JESSICA, A SERVICE WORKER WHO MOVED BACK HERE TO PURSUE HER SOCIOLOGY DEGREE WHEN SHE FOUND AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON THE LIGHT RAIL LINE, HOUSING FOR THOSE LIKE MARLON WHO COULDN’T AFFORD SEATTLE WITHOUT A SUBSIDIZED APARTMENT IN A NEW BUILDING ON THE CENTRAL DISTRICT. HOUSING FOR YOUNG PARENTS LIKE LAURA AND MATT WHO LIVE IN A TOWNHOME ON FIRST HILL WITH THREE KIDS. HOUSING FOR SOCIAL WORKERS LIKE NATASHA HUNDLEY WHO LIVES IN BELLWETHER’S HOUSING ON STONE WAY AND SHE SAYS SHE WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO ATTEND GOOD PUBLIC SCHOOLS IF IT WASN’T FOR THAT AFFORDABLE HOUSING. IN SHORT MORE EMBRACING GOES BY EMBRACING — GROWTH BY EMBRACING INCLUSION BY UPDATING PLANS MADE 25 YEARS GO. WE ARE ACKNOWLEDGING WHAT WE’VE LEARNED IN THOSE LAST 25 YEARS OR MORE SO, EVEN IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS THAT EFFECTIVELY PLANNING FOR GROWTH MEANS SHARING SPACE TO MAKE ROOM FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO FIND THEIR PLACE IN SEATTLE SO FOR A WHILE, WE WERE ABLE TO GET BY WITHOUT A REGIONAL APPROACH AND MAYBE ONE THAT DIDN’T FULLY EMBRACE EQUITY BECAUSE SEATTLE IS ONLY GROWING INCREMENTALLY AND MANY OF US DIDN’T NOTICE ON SOMETHING UNFAIR WAS HAPPENING BUT WHILE KING COUNTY HAS GROWN BY 13% OVER THE LAST EIGHT YEARS, SEATTLE HAS GROWN BY 20% AND WHILE ARE FASTEST GROWING CITY — CITIES LIKE REDMOND, KENT AND BELLEVUE HAVE ADDED 200,000 PEOPLE, WE’VE ADDED NEARLY 17,000 SO WE’VE HAD TO JUMP INTO ACTION AND CREATE PROACTIVE HOUSING POLICIES AND GET PROACTIVE ABOUT ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY. SO WE DID THAT BY HOSTING MORE THAN 200 MEETINGS ON THE MHA SINCE IT WAS PROPOSED IN 2015 AND WE’VE KNOCKED ON MORE THAN 10,000 DOORS. THE CITY COUNCIL ITSELF HAS HOSTED MORE THAN 40 PUBLIC MEETINGS INCLUDING COMMUNITY DESIGN WORKSHOPS, OPEN DESIGN WORKSHOPS AND PUBLIC HEARINGS. WE DRAFTED AND CONSIDERING — CONSIDERED MORE THAN 80 AMENDMENTS TO CONSIDER MORE CHILDCARE SPACE IN THE BUILDINGS, MORE AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS SPACES TO PROTECT TREES AND HISTORIC BUILDINGS, TO INCENTIVIZE MORE AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND ALLOWED FOR TALLER BUILDINGS TO BE BUILT NEAR FREQUENT TRANSIT SERVICE WITHOUT MANDATING UNNECESSARY AND UNNECESSARY — ON AFFORDABLE — PARKING PRICES. TO MY KNOWLEDGE THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVEN’T SEEN IN THE PAST AND THAT THE SURGE OF PRO-HOUSING — FROM A COALITION THAT REFLECTS WHAT SOLUTIONS CAN LOOK LIKE WHEN WE ALL WORK TOGETHER. WE’VE REGULARLY HAD THE MLK JR. COUNTY COUNCIL TO SHOW UP TO PER FOR — PROMOTE MORE HOUSING FOR THEIR MEMBERS. THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AUTHORS — OFTENSTOOD BY THEIR SIDE. OTHER GROUPS RECOGNIZED THIS AS AN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE AND RECOGNIZED — JOINED THE CLAUSE — THE CAUSE. SOME NEW GROUPS JOINED LIKE WELCOMING WILLIFORD, SEATTLE FOR EVERYONE, SEATTLE GREENWAYS, SEATTLE TECH FOR HOUSING, SHARE THE CITIES, THE MILLER PART EGGERS — THE CAPITAL HOME RENTERS INITIATIVE AND THEY ALL HELPED US FRAME THIS POLICY WITH ONE GUIDING QUESTION: WHO IS THIS CITY FOR? OUR NEW MANDATORY HOUSING AFFORDABILITY POLICY ANSWERS THAT QUESTION BY SAYING THE CITY IS FOR PEOPLE LIKE JESSICA AND MARLON AND LAURA AND MATT AND NATASHA AND WITH THAT, I AM PROUD TO INTRODUCE THIS LEGISLATION, COUNCIL MEMBERS.>>[ APPLAUSE ]>>SO I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE. WE HAVE ONE TECHNICAL AMENDMENT WHICH WOULD REQUIRE ADOPTION, AN AMENDMENT TO ATTACHMENT ONE. IT WOULD REFLECT CHANGES TO THE URBAN CENTER VILLAGE BOUNDARIES THAT WERE ADOPTED BY THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON FEBRUARY THE 25th AND THAT IS SHOWN IN ATTACHMENT A OF THE CENTRAL STAFF MEMO SO WITH YOUR PERMISSION, COUNCIL PRESIDENT I WOULD MOVE TO AMEND BILL 119433 BY SUBMITTING VERSION 2 FOR VERSION 1. >>THIS IS JUST THE AMENDMENT. MOVED AND SECONDED. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE AMENDMENT, PLEASE VOTE AYE. THE AYES HABIT. DID ANY OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS WANT TO SPEAK ON ITEM 3? WE HAVE SEVERAL MORE COMPANION MEMBERS TO FOLLOW BUT WE ARE ON ITEM 3 AS OF NOW. GOOD ON THIS ONE? EVERYBODY GOOD? OKAY.>>THE NEXT ONE IS THE BIG ONE. >>AND WE HAVE FOUR AMENDMENTS I THINK SCHEDULED FOR THE NEXT ITEM SO I DO WE PASS THIS ONE FIRST, OKAY. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE PASSAGE OF THE AMENDED BILL. >>BAGSHAW GONZALEZ HERBOLD JOHNSON JUAREZ MOSQUEDA O’BRIEN SAWANT PRESIDENT HAROLD, NINE IN FAVOR, AND UNOPPOSED. >>THE BILL PASSES AND THE CHAIR WILL SIGN IT PLEASE READ AGENDA ITEM NUMBER FOUR. >>119444 ORDINANCE RELATING TO MANDATORY HOUSING AVAILABILITY REZONING CERTAIN LANDON MODIFYING DEVELOPING STANDARDS THROUGHOUT THE CITY AND PLUMMETING MHA REQUIREMENTS AND MODIFYING EXISTING DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS TO IMPROVE LIVABILITY, COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS COUNCIL PASS AS AMENDED . >>I BELIEVE THERE ARE FOUR AMENDMENTS SO I WILL LET YOU LEAD US THROUGH THE AMENDMENT PROCESS AND YOU HAVE IT RIGHT NOW REGARDING THE BASE LEGISLATION. >>THANK YOU, COUNCIL PRESIDENT. THIS IS THE MAIN CITYWIDE MHA LEGISLATION THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED IN THE CREDIT — COMPETENCE OF PLAN CHANGES AND THE RATE — THOSE RELATED TO MHA. THIS IS THE IMPLANTATION BILL — FOR THE 27 NEIGHBORHOODS. THERE ARE THREE MINUTES PROPOSED, I BELIEVE. AMENDMENT ONE IS A SUBSTITUTE VERSION OF THE BILL THAT REFLECTS TECHNICAL AND CLARIFYING AMENDMENTS TO MAINTAIN CONSISTENCY WITH OTHER PARTS OF THE LEGISLATION INCLUDING FIXING TYPOS AND DRAFTING ERRORS TO ENSURE THE CODE LANGUAGE IS CONSISTENT WITH COUNCIL INTENT AND REP OBTAINS SOME PROVISIONS OF THE CODE RELATING TO ZONING AND ADDS LANGUAGE CLARIFYING THAT THE REQUIREMENT TO DEDICATE 5% OF MHA PAYMENTS TO HOMEOWNERSHIP PROJECTS CAN BE DEDICATED OVERALL GOING YEARS — MULTIPLE YEARS SO I MOVED TO AMEND COUNCIL BILL 119444 BY SUBSTITUTING VERSION 4 FOR VERSION 3 ATTACHMENT ONE AND BY SUBSTITUTING VERSION FOUR FOR VERSION 3 — ON ITEM 2 — ATTACHMENT TWO ON THE AGENDA.>> COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ CAN YOU REPEAT THAT, PLEASE? [ LAUGHTER ] ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE AMENDMENT, PLEASE VOTE AYE. OPPOSED, VOTE NAY. OKAY WE HAVE THE FIRST AMENDMENT . >>WE HAVE A COUPLE MORE, COUNCIL PRESIDENT. THIS NEXT ONE WOULD AMEND THE ATTACHMENT TO REMOVE AREAS STUDIED — FROM THE CITYWIDE IMAGING BILL AND WOULD ALSO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT — GIVEN THE NO ZONING CHANGES ON THE AVENUE WOULD BE PART OF THE LEGISLATION. IT’S PART OF A SEPARATE BILL — SO I WOULD MOVE TO AMEND COUNCIL BILL 119444 BY AMENDING SECTION 50 AND DELETING 23.47 A .009.GEE.3 AND BY ADDING A NEW AMENDMENT BAGSHAW — H . >>ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF AMENDMENT NUMBER TWO, SAY AYE . ALL THOSE OPPOSED SAY NAY. THE AYES PASSED SO THAT ONE IS PASSED. >>I WOULD LIKE TO TURN TO COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN FOR THE NEXT ONE. >>THANK YOU, COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON. THIS IS AMENDMENT 5. I MOVED TO AMEND COUNCIL BILL 119444 ATTACHMENT TWO BY SUBSTITUTING VERSION 5 FOR VERSION 4 OF THE REFERENCE MAP AND BY ADDING A NEW MAP, AI, THAT EXCLUDES A SITE LOCATED AT 7009 GREENWOOD FROM THE REZONE AS PRESENTED ON THE DISTRIBUTED AMENDMENT FIVE. >>SECOND. >>MOVED AND SECONDED, TO PASS AMENDMENT NUMBER FIVE. COUNCILMEMBER WOULD YOU LIKE TO EXPLAIN MORE? >>YOU BET. THIS REFERS TO A PROJECT THAT IS GOING TO A CONTRACT REZONE PROCESS AND COLLEAGUES YOU MAY RECALL LAST YEAR, WE APPROVED THAT CONTRACT REZONE AS PART OF THE ADDITIONAL PROCESS. MOST OF THE CONTRACT RESUMES I BELIEVE THAT ARE CURRENTLY UNDERWAY HAVE BEEN EXCLUDED FROM THE MHA BILL TO ALLOW THEM TO BE THE ADDITIONAL HEIGHT AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING REQUIREMENT TO BE REQUIRED AS PART OF THOSE NEGOTIATED DEALS. THIS PARTICULAR ONE WAS ACTUALLY LEFT OUT OF THAT PATTERN SO I GUESS WE WILL PUT THAT BACK IN HERE. THE PROJECT IS STILL QUASIJUDICIAL. IT HAS — OUR DECISION LAST YEAR WAS APPEALED TO THE SUPERIOR COURT SO WE WILL LIKELY SEE IT IN THE MHA IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS SO WE LIKE TO DO IS ADDRESS THE AFFORDABILITY AND HEIGHT CHANGES ALONG WITH OTHER DESIGN STANDARDS WE PREVIOUSLY HAD ADDRESSED IN THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND MY RECOMMENDATION WOULD BE TO CONTINUE DOWN THAT PATH SINCE THAT’S WHAT WE’VE BEEN EXPLORING TODAY — TO DATE. >>THANK YOU FOR THAT EXPLANATION. ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON AMENDMENT NUMBER FIVE MATT? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR VOTE AYE. THOSE OPPOSED VOTE NO . THE AYES HABIT. COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON ANY OTHER AMENDMENTS ? >>THIS ONE WOULD AND — ADD A FINDING OF FACT –>>THIS ONE WOULD ADDRESS THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE ORDINANCE TO — AMENDMENT FOUR HAS SHOWN THAT THIS WOULD AGAIN JUST ADDS AND FINDINGS OF FACTS SO I WOULD ADD THE AMENDMENT ADDING A NEW SECTION 124 WHICH ADDS A NEW ATTACHMENT THREE FINDING AS A FACT ON THE AMENDMENT. >>IT’S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED. FOLLOWS IN FAVOR OF AMENDMENT NUMBER FOUR, SAY AYE. THE MOTION CARRIES AND THAT AMENDMENT IS APPROVED.>>I WOULD ASK FOR THE PRIVILEGE TO CLOSEOUT THOSE REMARKS BEFORE TAKING FINAL COMMENT ON THIS BILL. >>WE HAVE ONE 19444. WOULD ANY COUNCIL MEMBERS LIKE TO SPEAK ON THE OVERALL LEGISLATION?>>COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON I WILL START BY THANKING YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AND DEDICATION TO THIS QUITE THOROUGH PROCESS OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS AND I APPRECIATE THE REMARKS YOU MADE BOTH CITY STAFF AND CITIZENS, MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY THAT LIVE AND WORK HERE AND HAVE WORKED HARD ON THIS. THERE’S A LOT OF WORK AND COMPROMISE. I WANTED TO SPEAK TO MY INVOLVEMENT OF THIS AND FOURTH — AFFORDABLE HOUSING THAT GOES FURTHER BACK THAN THAT. THE CITY WAS CONSIDERING UP ZONES AS PART OF SOUTH LAKE UNION AND WE PREVIOUSLY HAD RECEIVED A REPORT — ON A ZONING ANALYSIS AND THAT REPORT POINTED OUT THAT WE COULD CHARGE HIGHER FEES FOR INCENTIVE ZONING AT THE TIME WITHOUT IT IMPACTING THE AMOUNT OF HOUSING BEING BUILT OR RATHER CONSTRUCTION THAT WAS HAPPENING. AS A RESULT OF THAT PROCESS, THERE WAS A LOT OF DELIBERATION ON THE FLOOR AT THIS TIME AND ULTIMATELY, IT RESULTED IN WHAT I RECALL WAS A 5-4 MAG SO — VOTE TO INCREASE THE ZONING AND THE AMOUNT OF THE ADDITIONAL HOUSING WE REQUIRED WAS LIMITED BY THE ANALYSIS WE HAD DONE AND THE ABILITY TO GET TO FIVE VOTES ON THAT BUT SIMULTANEOUSLY THE COUNCIL PASSED A RESOLUTION, RESOLUTION 31444 IN MAY OF 2013 THAT PASSED UNANIMOUSLY AND ESTABLISHED A WORK PROGRAM FOR US TO UPDATE OUR CITY’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING INCENTIVE PROGRAM AND FROM THAT WE WENT AND HIRED CONSULTANTS, THREE DIFFERENT SETS OF CONSULTANTS, WHO WORKED THROUGH TO 2014 ULTIMATELY RELEASING REPORTS THAT TALKED ABOUT A LINKAGE FEE PROGRAM. IN OCTOBER OF 2014 COUNCIL PASSED A RESOLUTION 31551, INDICATING THEIR INTENT TO PASS A LINKAGE FEE PROGRAM. THAT OUTLINED DIFFERENT TIERS CLOSER TO THE RESOLUTION WE SEE TODAY, HIGH LOW AND MEDIUM TEARS AND DIFFERENT LEVELS REQUIRED AS A REQUIREMENT FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AT THAT POINT AND THE SOON TO BE NEW MAYOR, MAYOR MURRAY — I GUESS HE WAS THE NEW MAYOR AT THAT POINT FORMED HIS OWN GROUP TO COME UP WITH A COUNTERPROPOSAL AND I TELL YOU THAT PERSONALLY, I WAS COMMITTED TO THE LINKAGE FEE PROGRAM BECAUSE IT PRODUCED A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF HOUSES THAT AFFORDABLE HOUSING LEVELS AND IN THE BACK AND FORTH I SAID I CONTINUED TO BE OPEN TO NEW PROPOSALS IF THEY PRODUCED MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING AT DEEPER AFFORDABILITY LEVELS AND THE AGREEMENT WAS — THAT MARIE BROUGHT FORWARD BACK IN THE SUMMER OF 2015 WAS THE PROGRAM WE ARE LOOKING AT TODAY. IT’S BEEN DELAYED SIGNIFICANTLY FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS, BUT I AM THRILLED THAT WE HAVE THE COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM TODAY THAT I WILL VOTE TO SUPPORT. COLLEAGUES CURRENT AND PAST, IT’S BEEN A PLEASURE WORKING ON THIS WITH ALL OF YOU. I’M REALLY PROUD OF THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION WE HAVE TODAY AND AGAIN COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON, I WANT TO JUST REITERATE THE AMOUNT OF WORK YOU’VE DONE IN THE PAST FEW YEARS TO GET US WHERE WE ARE TODAY. IT IS NO SMALL FEAT. YOU WERE NOT ON THE COUNCIL WHEN I REMEMBER COUNCILMEMBER MARIE SAID WE WILL DO THIS AND IT WILL REQUIRE OF ZONING IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD AND I SAID I DO NOT KNOW HOW THAT WILL HAPPEN IN THAT TIMEFRAME AND FRANKLY COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON, WE WOULDN’T BE HERE WITHOUT YOUR LEADERSHIP TO GET US HERE AND THANK YOU FOR THAT WORK.>>THANK YOU. OKAY, COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW? >> THANK YOU. A NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY BEEN RECOGNIZED BY MY COLLEAGUES , BUT I ALSO WANT TO SAY THERE ARE PEOPLE HIDING IN THE BACK, FELDSTEIN, YOU GOT US STARTED. STEVE WALKER I THINK YOU WERE THERE AS WELL, AND I APPRECIATED THAT THERE ARE SO MANY, EMILY ALVARADO, YOU ARE BACK THERE AS WELL. THIS HAS BEEN A LONG JOURNEY AND AS COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN SAID, WE GOT STARTED ON THIS REALLY VERY MUCH IN THE BEGINNING OF OUR TERMS. AT THE BEGINNING OF 2010, PEOPLE WERE TALKING ABOUT THIS. THERE WERE SOME FISTICUFFS AT THAT POINT, AND WE’VE REALLY MADE A LOT OF PROGRESS HERE. FEEL THE WHY WE’RE DOING THIS WHICH IS TO LINK MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO KEEP UP WITH THE GROWTH. WE’VE HAD THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS IN OUR AREA AND THAT’S GREAT. WE NEED THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS AND IMPACT WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THE NUMBER, I THINK IT’S 244,000 ACROSS OUR REGION IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO NEED HERE GOING FORWARD. I REGARD THIS AS A VERY IMPORTANT DROP IN THE BUCKET FRANKLY. WE’VE DONE SOME GREAT THINGS BUT THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THIS PROCESS THAT HAS MADE ME GRUMPY AND I’M GOING TO TELL YOU ABOUT THAT IN JUST A MOMENT BUT AGAIN I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE COUNCIL JOHNSON . THINK YOU AND YOUR STAFF, AMY WHO IS THERE, NOAH, JERRY, AND OUR COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF, THANKS TO ALLIE PETRUCCI , KELLY FRIEDMAN — AARON McCONNAUGHHAY AND YOLANDA YOU. THANK YOU BECAUSE YOU’VE ALL MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE. YESTERDAY IN SEATTLE TIMES COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON WROTE A PRO ARTICLE THAT I THOUGHT WAS GREAT AND EXPLAINED WHY WE ARE DOING WHAT WE ARE DOING AND THE NUMBER OF TIMES THAT WE HAVE BEEN MEETING AND YOU ALREADY HEARD A LOT OF THAT. I DON’T NEED TO REPEAT THAT ALL BUT HERE IS WHAT MAKES ME GRUMPY. THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN SET ON THE CON SIDE OF THIS THAT I JUST THINK HAVE GOTTEN IN OUR WAY AND REPEATING UNTRUTHS OVER AND OVER AGAIN SIMPLY DOESN’T MAKE SOMETHING SO. AT THE BEGINNING OF YESTERDAY’S SEATTLE TIMES CON ARTICLE IT SAID RAILROADING NEIGHBORHOODS IS NOT THE WAY IN THE DICTIONARY DEFINITION OF RAILROADING, WE ALL KNOW WHAT IT IS, IS TO FORCE SOMEBODY TO DO SOMETHING OR FORCE IN ACTION ESPECIALLY QUICKLY. I DON’T THINK 4 1/2 YEARS WORTH OF MEETINGS AND TWO AND A HALF — 200 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MEETINGS AND SO MANY MEETINGS OF THE ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE IN ANY WAY QUALIFIES. WE ALSO HAVE REACHED A POINT WHERE THINGS HAVE GOTTEN COMPLETED, AND I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE SOMETHING THAT I THINK IS REALLY IMPORTANT. I PERSONALLY SUPPORTED HIM ZONING IN MY DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD YEARS AGO. I FEEL THAT ACROSS OUR CITY AND CERTAINLY ACROSS OUR REGION, WE REALLY NEED TO BE MAKING SPACE FOR OUR KIDS AND GRANDKIDS. MY KIDS WANT TO COME HERE, AND IT IS A STRUGGLE EVEN WITH A COLLEGE EDUCATION TO BE ABLE TO AFFORD SOMETHING, AND IT IS SO DIFFICULT IF YOU ARE BEHIND THE EIGHT BALL IN ANY WAY, SO I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO’VE SHOWN UP OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND BLOCK BY BLOCK WITH THE 80 AMENDMENTS, BUT HERE IS A STATEMENT IN YESTERDAY’S PAPER. THIS WILL ELIMINAT ALL SINGLE- FAMILY ZONING. NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH. WE ARE GOING TO BE RETAINING 94% OF SINGLE-FAMILY ZONES. THAT’S REMAINING. SHORT OF 6% OF SINGLE FAMILY HOMES WILL BE CHANGED THROUGH OUR MHA BUT THAT IS EXISTING IN THE PROPOSED URBAN VILLAGES AND THOUSANDS OF UNITS ARE GOING TO BE ADDED FOR RENT RESTRICTED UNITS ACROSS OUR CITY OVER THE NEXT DECADE. WE HAVE HEARD COMPLAINTS PRO AND CON ABOUT THE — PEOPLE SAYING YOU DON’T DO ENOUGH FOR YOU DO TOO MUCH, BUT WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT THOUSANDS OF UNITS ARE GOING TO BE ADDED AND THAT FEE ALLOWS US TO LEVERAGE THE MONEY THE CITY PUTS IN. THREE REALLY GREAT EXAMPLES AND I WANT TO SAY I THINK DANIEL BEEKMAN IS HERE. YOU’VE DONE SOME GREAT REPORTING ON THIS AND THREE ITEMS THAT YOU BROUGHT UP WERE THREE PROJECTS, THE LIBERTY BANK BUILDING WHERE WE ARE LEVERAGING ALMOST 3 TO 1. THE HERO BIOPSY BUILDING — LEVERAGING THAT ALMOST 5 TO 1 AND IN ANOTHER DISTRICT ALMOST 6 TO 1. THIS WILL MAKE A HUGE AMOUNT OF DIFFERENCE AND ANOTHER ARGUMENT THAT WAS BROUGHT UP IN THE CON SIDE OF THE ARTICLE YESTERDAY IS THAT WE ARE ELIMINATING SINGLE- FAMILY HOUSING REGULATIONS, AND WE’RE GOING TO HAVE LEGISLATION THAT WILL DESTROY ALL OF THIS. THAT LEGISLATION ISN’T EVEN PART OF THIS TODAY. THE HEARINGS ARE GOING TO START NEXT WEEK. THE CHANGES ARE VOLUNTARY AND WILL ALLOW PEOPLE TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND THE PROPERTY THEY HAVE OWNED IN SOME CASES FOR DECADES. SO ALSO, THERE WAS SOME, I THINK , MISSTATEMENTS ABOUT THE PLANNING — COMMISSION — WHAT WE HEAR IS THAT IT’S BEEN ALL ALONG BOTH CONSISTENTLY IN FAVOR OF WHAT THE MHA IS DOING TODAY AND THE PROSPECTIVE LEGISLATION, WHICH ISN’T PART OF TODAY, SO PLEASE, LET’S TRY TO GET THIS STRAIGHT AND LASTLY, AND I WANT TO SAY AS ONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT WAS CHARGED WITH BEING A LAME-DUCK POLITICIAN YESTERDAY, I AM ANYTHING BUT A LAME-DUCK, AND MY COLLEAGUES OVER HERE THAT HAVE ALSO BEEN WORKING SO HARD, YOU WILL SEE US WORKING THROUGH THE END OF THIS YEAR. WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR FIVE YEARS TO VOTE TODAY AND I AM ACTUALLY AS PLEASED AS COULD BE WITH THE AMOUNT OF WORK THAT HAS GONE INTO THIS AND THE HARD WORK THAT YOU HAVE DEMONSTRATED AND I WANT TO SAY COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON, SAY THANK YOU TO KATIE FOR ME AND THE GIRLS, THE NUMBER OF NIGHTS YOU HAVE NOT BEEN HOME, BUT WORKING ON THIS. WE ARE WORKING HARD AND ARE DEDICATED TO MAKING THE CITY AS WONDERFUL AS WE POSSIBLY CAN FOR EVERYBODY THAT IS HERE, PEOPLE WHO ARE COMING IRRESPECTIVE OF INCOME SO TO MY COLLEAGUES AND ALL OF YOU WHO’VE BEEN PART OF THIS, MANY THANKS.>> COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. >>THANK YOU COUNCIL PRESIDENT AND COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW FOR YOUR EXCITING WORDS. COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ AND I WERE TALKING ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT WENT INTO MAKING THIS VOTE POSSIBLE SO THANK YOU BECAUSE TODAY WE ARE ABLE TO VOTE FOR A MORE INCLUSIVE SEATTLE. THANK YOU FOR RESPONDING TO THE GROWING POPULATION AND HOUSING CRISIS . WE KNOW CHANGE IS INEVITABLE BUT CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, AND IT’S HAPPENING OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS BECAUSE WE HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO INCLUDE MHA. IT HAS NOT BEEN THE CHANGE THAT MANY OF OUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS WANTED AND IN FACT MUCH OF WHAT WE’VE HEARD IN TERMS OF CONCERNS ABOUT MHA HAVEN’T HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH MHA AT ALL AND WHAT THEY’VE BEEN ASKING FOR ARE THINGS THAT WE ARE NOW ABLE TO SAY ARE ON THE BOOKS, SUCH AS CHILDCARE IN NEW BUILDINGS, HEALTHCARE CLINICS IN NEW BUILDINGS, SETBACKS FOR GREATER GREEN SPACE, THE ABILITY TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE MORE PEDESTRIAN ZONES. THESE ARE THINGS YOU HAVE WANTED TO DO, MR. CHAIR JOHNSON FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND HAVE BEEN STYMIED AND TODAY WE ARE ABLE TO TAKE STEPS TO BE SURE THAT DEVELOP IT IS DONE RIGHT, THAT MHA INSURERS WE GROW AND AS WE DO SO, WE DO IT MORE INCLUSIVELY. MHA NOW REQUIRES BECAUSE OF THE AMENDMENTS THIS COUNCIL HAS PUT FORWARD BECAUSE OF THE FEEDBACK THAT MANY IN THE COMMUNITY HAVE ASKED FOR NOT JUST AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND INCOME IN RENT RESTRICTED HOUSING, BUT CREATING MORE HOMES OVERALL INCLUDING THE VISION THAT YOU ALL HAVE PUT FORWARD AFTER YEARS OF MAKING SURE THAT IT’S NOT JUST HOMES WE ARE BUILDING, BUT THAT WE ARE BUILDING TRULY INCLUSIVE UNITS OR BUILDINGS. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT BUILDINGS IN OUR TRANSPORTATION CENTERS, OPEN SPACES, GROCERY STORES. THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO THRIVE IN OUR CITY, NOT JUST SURVIVE AND HAVE A HOME TO GO FROM PLACE OF WORK TO HOME. WE WANT COMMUNITIES THAT WILL BE THRIVING CENTERS AND THROUGH MHA WE HAVE BEGUN TO BUILD THE BLOCKS OF WHAT IS TRULY AN INCLUSIVE SEATTLE AND NEIGHBORHOOD. THIS HELPS BE SURE THAT AS WE ARE DEVELOPING WE ARE MEETING THE NEEDS AND THE VALUES OF OUR COMMUNITY. I WAS EXCITED TO WORK WITH COUNCILMEMBER LORENA GONZALEZ AS WE WORKED TO INCLUDE SPACES FOR CHILD FACILITIES — CHILDCARE FACILITIES AND THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE WE — THING WE NEED FROM BUSINESS OWNERS WHO SAY WORKERS HAVE TO COMMUTE 90 MINUTES OR TWO HOURS TO GET TO THEIR HOMES AND KIDDOS’ PLACE OF CHILDCARE WHEN WE OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO CREATE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THE CITY THAT INCLUDES CHILDCARE. THIS IS WHY I’M REALLY EXCITED TO VOTE TODAY BECAUSE WE’VE INCLUDED SETBACKS AND ADDITIONAL GREEN SPACE AND OPPORTUNITIES SO THAT WE ARE CREATING HEALTHY PEDESTRIAN ENVIRONMENTS, SO THAT PEOPLE CAN REALLY COMMUTE ON FOOT, BY BICYCLE, SCOOTER OR BUS AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT. I AM REALLY EXCITED TODAY BECAUSE WE’VE INCLUDED ADDITIONAL COMMERCIAL SPACE ON THE GROUND FLOORS. WE’VE INCLUDED SETBACKS SO THAT PEOPLE CAN HAVE SEATING AREAS OUTSIDE AND WE KNOW SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS NEED AFFORDABLE PLACES TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESSES, AND RIGHT NOW THEY ARE GETTING THE SIZE OF A UNIT THAT IS GOOD FOR THE NEXT CVS WHEN WE REALLY NEED THE NEXT TASTY TACOS LIKE MY FAMILY STARTED 60 YEARS AGO. WE NEED SMALL COMMERCIAL SPACES THAT ARE AFFORDABLE SO THAT PEOPLE CAN TRULY GET OUT OF GENERATIONAL POVERTY. WE KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT ABOUT BUILDINGS. TODAY WE ARE MAKING A VOTE ABOUT PEOPLE. WE ARE TAKING A STEP TO MAKE SURE WE CAN ACTUALLY LIVE OUR VALUES AND COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP TO CHAMPION THIS HERE. I’VE ONLY HAD A CHANCE TO WORK WITH YOU ON THIS SPECIFICALLY SITTING ON COUNCIL FOR THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF BUT I KNOW MANY OF YOU HAVE WORKED WITH HIM OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS AND I WANT TO THANK YOUR STAFF AS WELL FOR YOUR INTENSIVE WORK ON THIS. I WANT TO THINK MY STAFF, AARON HOUSE, APPROPRIATELY NAMED IN THE BACK FOR FIGHTING FOR ADDITIONAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND MY FORMER STAFFERS AS WELL, THIS IS REALLY AN INCREDIBLE PROCESS WITH YEARS OF INTENSE POLICY DEVELOPMENT, EXTENSIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, THE MOST EXTENSIVE EIS ANALYSIS EVER CONDUCTED ON SEATTLE’S LAND-USE POLICY IN OUR HISTORY. A LEGAL BATTLE THAT LASTED AN ENTIRE YEAR AND EVEN THOUGH WE STRUGGLED THROUGH SOME OF THE AMENDMENTS AND I DIDN’T END UP SUPPORTING SOME OF THOSE, WHAT YOU HAVE TODAY IS A COMPREHENSIVE PACKAGE THAT INCLUDES THE VISION DIRECTLY FROM THE COMMUNIT INVOLVED AND WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE MEANTIME SINCE WE’VE WAITED FOR FOR FIVE YEARS NOW TO ACTUALLY PASS THIS LEGISLATION? WE’VE SEEN THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DISPLACED. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PUSHED INTO THE STREETS. OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS HAVE HAD TO LEAVE THE CITY BECAUSE THERE’S NOT ENOUGH AFFORDABLE HOUSING. WE’VE SEEN BECAUSE OF THE DELAY, UPWARD PRESSURE ON THE COST OF HOUSING BECAUSE WE HAVE FAILED TO BE ABLE TO CREATE ENOUGH AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HAVEN’T REZONED TO CREATE THE DENSITY WE NEED NOT ONLY TO RESPOND TO THOSE COMING BUT TO CREATE THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR THOSE WHERE HERE. I SPOKE WITH SOME FIREFIGHTERS THE OTHER DAY WHO SAID I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE WELCOME FOLKS WHO ARE COMING BUT I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THOSE WHO ARE HERE. WE AREN’T BUILDING ENOUGH AFFORDABLE HOUSING LIKE COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW SAID SO THAT WE CAN TAKE CARE OF OUR ELDERS IN PLACE IN THE CITY. THE CONSEQUENCE HAS BEEN THAT THERE HAS BEEN A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN THE COST OF RENT AND WE KNOW A $100 INCREASE IN THE COST OF RENT EQUALS A 15% INCREASE IN HOMELESSNESS AND IN FACT FROM THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE YOUR REPORT WAS THAT A 96% CORRELATION BETWEEN HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS. THIS IS PART OF OUR RESPONSE TO THE CRISIS WE SEE EVERY SINGLE DAY, AND TO THE FOLKS ASKING WHAT WE ARE DOING AND HOW WE ARE TRYING TO RESPOND TO THE CRISIS OF HOUSING AND HOSING — HOMELESSNESS THIS IS ONE ELEMENT, BUT WE’VE BEEN DELAYED FOR YEARS AND TODAY WE FINALLY GET TO MOVE FORWARD. OBVIOUSLY WE NEED ADDITIONAL HOUSING, SHELTER AND HEALTH, BUT THIS IS ONE COMPONENT. SO WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY, AGGRESSIVELY COLLABORATIVELY WITH OUR FRIENDS AT THE STATE AND REGIONAL LEVEL, TO MAKE SURE WE ARE BUILDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING, THAT WE GET ADDITIONAL FUNDING IN PLACE TO CREATE THAT HOUSING, AND THAT WE GET THE ZONING CHANGES WE NEED ALSO AT THE STATE LEVEL TO MATCH WHAT WE HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO DO AT THE CITY LEVEL. I APPLAUD REPRESENTATIVE FITZGIBBONS, REPRESENTATIVE MacRI AND OTHERS WHO ARE WORKING HARD TO TRY TO LIFT THAT FLOOR AT THE STATE LEVEL, AND I’M SAD THAT WE ARE NOT ACTUALLY HAVING A CONVERSATION ABOUT CITYWIDE CHANGES. I THINK THAT’S THE NEXT CONVERSATION TO HAVE AND SOME OF THOSE AMENDMENTS WE WERE TALKING ABOUT WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN SO CHALLENGING FOR ME IF WE WERE TALKING ABOUT LARGER CHANGES THAT REALLY INCLUDE — HAVE A MORE INCLUSIVE SEATTLE BUT AGAIN THIS IS JUST AN EFFORT TO LOOK AT 6% OF THE SINGLE-FAMILY ZONING IN OUR CITY AND I WANT TO PASS OUT AGAIN FOR THE VIEWING PUBLIC AND OUR COLLEAGUES HERE, THIS IS AN EFFORT TO TRULY RIGHT THE WRONGS IN OUR CITY BUT WHAT WE’VE DONE OVER THE LAST FEW DECADES IS, WE HAVE ZONED OUR CITY BACKWARDS. WE HAVE ACTUALLY EXPANDED THE AMOUNT OF LAND THAT WE HAVE INCLUDED IN THE CITY FOR SINGLE- FAMILY USE. NOW WE HAVE TWO THIRDS OF OUR RESIDENTIAL AREA THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF SEATTLE THAT IS INCLUDED EXCLUSIVELY FOR DETACHED SINGLE FAMILY HOMES, BASICALLY BLOCKING OR PROHIBITING THE TYPE OF APARTMENT THAT I CURRENTLY LIVE IN, A 1902 BEAUTIFUL BRICK BUILDING AS YOU’VE HEARD ME TALK ABOUT BEFORE, ONLY FOUR STORIES HIGH THAT HAS EIGHT UNITS IN IT. WE ARE PROHIBITED FROM BUILDING THAT KIND OF DENSITY BECAUSE WE’VE ACTUALLY SCALED BACK SO AS WE TALKED ABOUT BEFORE, WE ARE TRYING TO ACTUALLY LOOK AT THE FABRIC OF OUR CITY, LOOK AT HOW WE’VE CREATED AN INCLUSIVE CITY IN THE PAST AND TRY TO RIGHT SOME WRONGS. IN THE 1920S AS THE HOUSING COMMISSIONER — AND SEATTLE PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT SAID, SOME RESIDENTIAL AREAS BEGAN ESTABLISHING RACIALLY DISCRIMINATORY COVENANTS TO PREVENT PEOPLE OF COLOR AND OTHER ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS GROUPS FROM BUYING HOUSES. IN 1923 THE FIRST ZONING ORDINANCE WAS PASSED IN SEATTLE ESTABLISHING TWO RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS, ONE ALLOWING DETACHED SINGLE HOUSING — FAMILY HOUSING STRUCTURES AND ONE THAT ALLOWS PARTNER — APARTMENT TYPES AND THIS IS WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO CORRECT TODAY. THE REPORT GOES ON TO SAY SEATTLE’S POPULARITY IN EXISTING ZONING IS RESULTING IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF LARGE, EXPENSIVE HOMES AT A TIME WHEN MORE PEOPLE NEED MORE AFFORDABLE PLACES TO LIVE. THEY SAY THIS ISN’T JUST AN ISSUE OF ADDRESSING THE LATENCY OF DISCRIMINATORY HOUSING AND LAND-USE PRACTICES BUT ABOUT BUILDING AN EQUITABLE SEATTLE FOR THE PRESIDENT — PRESENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS SO TODAY I THINK AS WE’VE TALKED ABOUT BEFORE, THIS IS OUR EFFORT TO TRY TO WRITE SOME OF THOSE HISTORIC WRONGS BUT AGAIN IT’S JUST THE BEGINNING OF THAT EFFORT AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK IN MY COMMITTEE AND I BELIEVE IN THE PLANNING COMMITTEE ON GREATER INCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITIES, HOMEOWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WHICH WE ALLUDED TO TODAY, SO THAT MORE FOLKS CAN ACTUALLY HAVE THE CHANCE TO LIVE IN THE CITY, TO THRIVE AND NOT JUST SURVIVE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR WORK ON THIS. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA . THANK YOU FOR THOSE WORDS. OKAY. COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>LET ME GET MY STUFF TOGETHER HERE. I JUST WANT TO UNDERSCORE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT WE HEARD IN PUBLIC COMMENT TODAY. THE HISTORY OF THIS LEGISLATION DATES BACK FURTHER THAN FIVE YEARS, FURTHER THAN 2013. IT ACTUALLY DATES BACK TO 2007, WHEN THE CITY STARTED PASSING INCENTIVE ZONING PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE CITY, AND MANY PEOPLE AT THAT TIME WHEN WE WERE DOING INCENTIVE ZONING, THAT’S NOT WHEN YOU PROVIDE THE UP ZONES AND THEN REQUIRE THE HOUSING AFFORDABILITY REQUIREMENT. IT’S WHEN THE ADDITIONAL ZONING CAPACITY IS AVAILABLE AND IN EXCHANGE, THE DEVELOPER INVESTS IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING. EVEN AT THAT TIME IN 2007, MANY OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM TODAY, INCLUDING THE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM AND PUGET SOUND SAGE WERE ADVOCATING FOR A MANDATORY PROGRAM SO THAT WE COULD CAPTURE AN INCREMENT OF THE VALUE OF ADDITIONAL ZONING AND DEVOTE IT TO HOUSING. THAT CALL FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND FORMER COUNCILMEMBERS THEN HELPED PAVE THE WAY FOR WHERE WE ARE TODAY. I AM GOING TO SHARE SOME OF MY CONCERNS, BUT IT SHOULDN’T BE INTERPRETED AS LACK OF SUPPORT FOR INCLUSIONARY ZONING. MY CONCERNS ARE BASED ON WHAT IS HAPPENING IN HIGH-COST CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING CITIES THAT HAVE INCLUSIONARY ZONING. WE ALL SEE THE SAME PROBLEM: THE LACK OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING, BUT WE HAVE DISAGREEMENT ON THE IMPACTS OF OUR APPROACH TO DEAL WITH THAT LACK OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING. I DON’T BELIEVE IT’S JUST FEAR OF CHANGE. I BELIEVE IT IS LEGITIMATE CONCERN THAT THIS BILL WON’T RAISE ENOUGH AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND TOO MUCH WILL BE TORN DOWN TO MAKE WAY FOR NEW BUILDINGS THAT ARE ACTUALLY OUT OF RANGE OF MOST RENTERS. TO AFFORD AN AVERAGE TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT IN SEATTLE, TWO WORKERS NEED TO EARN $20 AN HOUR OR $140 AN HOUR. — ONE EARNER, $40 AN HOUR. A RECENT STUDY SAID 85% OF NEW HOUSING BUILT IN THIS REGION IS LUXURY HOUSING AND WITH THIS LEGISLATION TODAY, WE WILL SHIFT THAT A LITTLE BIT. IT PROBABLY WON’T BE 85%, BUT IT IS STILL A LOT OF HOUSING BEING BUILT FOR FOLKS WHO CAN’T AFFORD TO PAY THEIR RENT. WE TALK SO MUCH ABOUT MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE WHERE THEY WORK, BUT ARE WE MAKING SURE LOW INCOME PEOPLE WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO LIVE WHERE THEY WORK? WE REFER EVERY DAY TO THE 1000 PEOPLE PER WEEK THAT MOVED TO THIS REGION BUT AS COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA WRENCH AND WE DON’T — MENTIONED WE DON’T TALK ABOUT THE PEOPLE BEING PUSHED OUT OF SEATTLE AND WE DON’T EVEN COUNT THEM. >>[ APPLAUSE ]>>I WISH THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONTRIBUTION WAS MORE. 5% TO 11% OF UNITS AS WELL AS THE PAYMENT IN LIEU FEES DOES SEEM LOW WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER CITIES, BUT TO MY KNOWLEDGE, NO OTHER CITY ENSURES INCLUSIONARY ZONING IN ALL RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT SO I AM HOPING THAT THE COMPREHENSIVE NATURE OF OUR BILL CAN COUNTERBALANCE THAT THE DEVELOPER OBLIGATION PER PROJECT SEEMS RATHER LOW. WE’VE ALSO HEARD CONCERN ABOUT THE DIVISION BETWEEN PERFORMANCE AND PAY IN LIEU. AS YOU KNOW, WE’VE SET THE GOAL FOR THE SPLIT BETWEEN NUMBER OF DEVELOPERS WHO PAY IN LIEU AND THE NUMBER OF DEVELOPERS WHO PERFORM AS A GOAL OF 50/50% SPLIT. I THINK WE’VE INCLUDED — I KNOW WE HAVE IN THIS LEGISLATION AN AMENDMENT THAT REQUIRES US TO MONITOR THAT AND MAKE ADJUSTMENTS IF WE ARE NOT HITTING THAT GOAL. AND THEN FINALLY AS FOLKS HAVE TESTIFIED TODAY, I WILL BE CONTINUING DELIBERATIONS AROUND A BILL THAT WOULD HELP TO ADDRESS AND PROTECT EXISTING HOUSING THAT MIGHT OTHERWISE BE DEVELOPED — REDEVELOPED AND I WOULD REALLY URGE THE FOLKS UP HERE WITH ME TODAY, AS WELL AS MEMBERS IN THE PUBLIC, TO TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENED IN CALIFORNIA AND THE STATE LEGISLATURE OVER THE LAST YEAR OR SO. LAST YEAR SENATOR WEINER HAD A BILL CALLED SENATE BILL 82 SEVEN AND THIS IS A BILL THAT STATEWIDE WOULD REQUIRE ALL MUNICIPALITIES TO DO HIGH DENSITY DEVELOPMENT IN CERTAIN AREAS. AREAS LIKE TRANSIT AND WITHIN CERTAIN BLOCK SHIFTS. THAT BILL DID NOT GET THE SUPPORT IT NEEDED LAST YEAR BECAUSE OF THE CONCERNS OF WHAT I REFER TO AS PEOPLE WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS URBANISTSS BUT I CONSIDER THEM SOCIAL JUSTICE URBANISTS, WHO ARE REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT JUST OPENING THE FLOODGATES TO DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT HAVING MEASURES IN PLACE TO PROTECT EXISTING HOUSING. ATTENDANCE ORGANIZATIONS. THE LOCAL SIERRA CLUB. LOCAL MAYORS WERE ALL REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THIS BILL, SO THERE’S BEEN A NEW BILL THAT’S BEEN BROUGHT FORWARD THIS YEAR AND IT’S CALLED SENATE BILL 50 AND IT’S GOT ENSHRINED IN THE BILL ITSELF A PROHIBITION AGAINST USING THIS NEW AUTHORITY IN AREAS WHERE THERE IS ANY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. IT DOESN’T MAKE A DISTINCTION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, AND IT ACTUALLY REQUIRES A LOOK BACK FOR SEVEN YEARS, SO IF THERE’S BEEN HOUSING IN THAT LOCATION FOR SEVEN YEARS AND THAT’S ONE WAY TO MAKE SURE THAT LANDLORDS DON’T USE OTHER UNFAIR WAYS OF MOVING PEOPLE OUT OF BUILDINGS IN ORDER TO REDEVELOP THEM, THEN AS A RESULT, EVERYBODY IS COMING TOGETHER AND SUPPORTING IT SO I REALLY THINK IT IS REALLY CRITICAL THAT WE LOOK AT OTHER CITIES AND STATES AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM BECAUSE AGAIN, SIMPLY BUILDING MORE HOUSING AND EARMARKING A SMALL AMOUNT OF IT TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO ADDRESS THE GROWING NEED IN CITIES THAT HAVE EXTREMELY HIGH COSTS OF HOUSING SO I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING MORE WITH MY COLLEAGUES ON THAT IN THE UPCOMING WEEKS. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER. COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK? >>SURE. THANK YOU, PRESIDENT HARRELL. I APPRECIATE THE TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WORK DONE BY CITY COUNCIL CENTRAL STAFF ON THIS AND THE WHOLE BODY OF WORK THAT IS REPRESENTED BY THE MANDATORY HOUSING AFFILIATE OF — AFFORDABILITY LEGISLATION. I GREW UP IN MUMBAI, WHERE MY FAMILY LIVED IN A 450 SQUARE FOOT FLAT WHICH WAS THE ONLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING AVAILABLE FOR WORKING PEOPLE LIKE MY PARENTS. I THINK DENSITY IS A GOOD THING FOR CITIES AND METROPOLITAN REGIONS, BOTH FOR AFFORDABILITY AND FOR SUSTAINABILITY. THAT’S WHY I AM GLAD TO BE VOTING IN FAVOR OF THIS LEGISLATION. BUT, IT’S ALSO MY DUTY TO POINT OUT THAT THE AFFORDABILITY THAT WILL BE GENERATED THROUGH THIS HAS BEEN DESCRIBED IN INACCURATELY GRANDIOSE AND GREATLY EXAGGERATED TERMS BY MANY OF THE ELECTED OFFICIALS. WHAT WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IS SMALL AFFORDABLE HOUSING MANDATES ON THE BIG REAL ESTATE SPECULATORS AND DEVELOPERS WHO HAVE DRIVEN UP RENTS AND OTHER HOUSING COSTS AND ARE DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR DISPLACING AND EVICTING TENS OF THOUSANDS OR MAYBE IF YOU ADDED UP, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF OUR NEIGHBORS. THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING REQUIREMENTS IN THIS LEGISLATION ARE TOTALLY INSUFFICIENT TO PREVENT SEATTLE’S HEMORRHAGING OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING, NEVER MIND ACTUALLY BRINGING RENTS DOWN. HOWEVER, IT IS BETTER THAN NOTHING, AND I SUPPORT EVERY SINGLE AFFORDABLE HOME WE CAN WIN AS EVERYBODY HAS SAID. IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER WHERE MHA COMES FROM AND NOT THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S VERSION, BUT WORKING PEOPLES VERSION OF WHERE IT CAME FROM. IN 2014, AFTER A GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT WON THE $15 AN HOUR MINIMUM WAGE, IT BECAME CLEAR THAT THE NEXT BIG STRUGGLE WOULD HAVE TO BE OVER THE ACCELERATING LOSS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN SEATTLE AND THAT LOSS HAD STARTED BLOOMING IN 2010, EVEN THOUGH IT HAD STARTED LONG BEFORE THEN. TO SOLVE THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS, OUR MOVEMENT KNEW THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO FIGHT AND WE STILL DO HAVE TO FIGHT FOR A MAJOR INVESTMENT IN SOCIAL HOUSING, WHICH IS PUBLICLY OWNED AFFORDABLE HOUSING PAID FOR BY TAXING TO — BIG BUSINESS AND ALSO FOR CITYWIDE RENT CONTROL. TO UNDERCUT THAT MOVEMENT THAT HAD JUST BEGUN, SEATTLE’S BIGGEST CORPORATE DEVELOPERS AND FORMER MAYOR ED MURRAY OF THE DEMOCRATIC ESTABLISHMENT LAUNCHED THE SO-CALLED HOUSING AFFORDABILITY AND LIVABILITY AGENDA COMMITTEE OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE HOLLER COMMITTEE. THERE WERE SOME AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVOCATES BUT ALSO BIG DEVELOPERS AND IN THE END AS THESE THINGS GO, WHEN YOU BRING CORPORATIONS TO THE SO-CALLED TABLE, THE CORPORATIONS WILL BE GIVEN A VIRTUAL VETO ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE. AT THAT TIME THE CITY COUNCIL LET PASSED A RESOLUTION AS COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN MENTIONED SUPPORTED LINKAGE FEES WHICH IS BASICALLY A TYPE OF IMPACT FEE THAT WOULD HAVE REQUIRED ALL DEVELOPERS IN THE CITY TO PAY TOWARDS AFFORDABLE HOUSING. THE BIG DEVELOPERS ON THE COMMITTEE VETOED THAT. THEY VETOED RENT CONTROL AND ANY TAXES ON BIG BUSINESS TO FUND SOCIAL HOUSING. MHA CAME OUT OF THE HALA COMMITTEE BECAUSE THAT WAS THE ONLY THING THAT BIG DEVELOPERS WERE WILLING TO ACCEPT , AND THE SIMPLE REASON THAT THEY WERE WILLING TO ACCEPT IT IS BECAUSE IT IS SO LIMITED, SO VERY LIMITED IN TERMS OF WHAT IT ACCOMPLISHES FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, AND IT HAS ZERO IMPACT ON THE EVER EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROFIT. MHA WAS DELAYED FOR YEARS DUE TO THE DEVELOPMENT BOONE AND AS A LEGAL MECHANISM IS EXTREMELY LIMITED ESPECIALLY IN TERMS OF HOW IT’S DONE IN SEATTLE ON HOW MUCH AFFORDABLE HOUSING IT CAN GENERATE. BUT BIG DEVELOPERS SCORED THEIR BIGGEST VICTORY THROUGH THE FACT THAT WHEN HALA WAS BROUGHT FORWARD, THEY WERE SUCCESSFUL IN DISORIENTING THE MOVEMENT FOR RENT CONTROL BY GETTING AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVOCATES — WELL-MEANING AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVOCATES ON BOTH SIDES TO FIGHT EACH OTHER OVER WHETHER THE CHANGES WOULD RESULT IN MORE OR FEWER AFFORDABLE UNITS. SOME EXCELLENT AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVOCATES CONSUME THEIR DEMANDS — POINTING TO SEATTLE’S POPULATION GROWTH AND SUGGESTING THAT THE MARKET WOULD BRING RENTS BACK DOWN ONCE DEVELOPERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BUILD IN OF ZONING. LET ME BE VERY CLEAR AS AN ECONOMIST: THERE IS ZERO, ZERO EVIDENCE FROM ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, THAT WOULD PROVE THE HYPOTHESIS THAT YOU LET THE FOR PROFIT MARKET EXPAND CONSTRUCTION AND AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE, RENT WILL COME DOWN. THERE IS NO SUCH CASE. IF YOU CAN FIND THAT, SHOW IT TO ME AND I AM HAPPY TO CORRECT MY POSITION, BUT MY POSITION IS BASED ON HARD EVIDENCE THAT THERE IS NO HYPOTHESIS — OR NO SUCH HYPOTHESIS HAS BEEN PROVEN. RENTS DON’T GO DOWN BECAUSE FOR- PROFIT DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES. THERE IS NO SUCH CASE IN THE PAST AND I DOUBT THERE WILL BE IN THE FUTURE. AS A MATTER OF FACT, AT THE SAME TIME, JUST TO GIVE YOU A SNAPSHOT, SINCE 2010, CONSTRUCTION HAS BOOMED IN THE CITY AND AT THAT SAME TIME, RENT HAS I ROCKETED BY 69%. HOUSING HAS NOT BECOME MORE AFFORDABLE. IT HAS BECOME LESS AFFORDABLE AND AT THAT SAME TIME THAT PEOPLE ARE BEING IN DID FROM THE CITY AND ECONOMICALLY EVICTED BECAUSE THEY CAN’T AFFORD RISING RENTS, THERE HAVE BEEN DOUBLE-DIGIT VACANCY RATES IN MANY NEIGHBORHOODS. WHY IS THAT IF THERE ARE EMPTY APARTMENTS AND WHY AREN’T PEOPLE MOVING INTO THEM? IT’S BECAUSE THEY CAN’T AFFORD TO. SO LET’S NOT BUY INTO FAKE SUPPLY-SIDE ARGUMENTS BY NEOLIBERAL ECONOMISTS, BECAUSE THERE IS NO EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THAT IDEA. IT IS TRUE, UNDOUBTEDLY, THAT WE NEED MORE HOUSING, ABSOLUTELY. THERE’S NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT. BUT WHAT WE NEED IS AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND THE FOR PROFIT MARKET UNDER CAPITALISM IS NOT INTERESTED IN PRODUCING THAT, SO THERE IS NO POINT IN HOLDING OUR BREATH SO THAT SOMEDAY THE FOR PROFIT MARKET WILL MAKE HOUSING AFFORDABLE AND AS A MATTER OF FACT — MARK INGRAM OF THE SEATTLE TIMES AS ALREADY SAID AND I’M QUOTING HIM BECAUSE I WANT TO QUOTE A NON- SOCIALIST WHO HAS SAID IT IS IMAGINARY THINKING TO THINK THAT RENTS WILL COME BACK DOWN BECAUSE THAT HAS NEVER HAPPENED. WHAT IS HAPPENING IS THAT REAL ESTATE SPECULATORS GET A BETTER RETURN ON THEIR INVESTMENT BUILDING LUXURY UNITS AND BY LUXURY, I MEAN NOT NECESSARILY HIGH-QUALITY. I MEAN THEY MAY OR MAY NOT BE BUT I MEAN EXPENSIVE UNITS THAT ARE OUT OF REACH OF ORDINARY WORKING PEOPLE. SEATTLE HAS MADE — BECOME THE CONSTRUCTION CAPITAL OF THE WORLD AND DURING THAT TIME, RENTS HAVE GONE DOWN — IN THE MHA PAYMENTS THAT THIS LEGISLATION WOULD REQUIRE OF DEVELOPERS WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO BUILD PUBLICLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING, YES, SO SOME PUBLICLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING WILL BE THE RESULT OF THIS MHA, BUT NOWHERE AT THE SCALE SUFFICIENT TO ADDRESS THE MASSIVE NEED, NOT TO MENTION THAT THERE IS NO STATISTICAL ACCOUNTING OF MARKET AVAILABLE HOMES THAT ARE GOING TO BE LOST IN THE SAME PROCESS AND AGAIN, TO BE PRECISE, MARKET AVAILABLE AFFORDABLE HOUSING WILL BE LOST MHA OR NOT BECAUSE OF THE FOR PROFIT MARKETING, — MARKET — AND TO THE EXTENT THAT MHA IS TIED TO THE FOR PROFIT MARKET, IT HAS THE SAME LIMITATIONS AND FAILURES. IT DOES POSE RECOMMENDATION THAT WILL BE PUT — VOTED ON TODAY’S MEETING AND IT SHOWS THAT 150,000 NEW AFFORDABLE HOMES ARE NEEDED TO MEET THE NEED COUNTYWIDE AND THE NEED IS 244 — 244,000 HOMES — AFFORDABLE HOMES BY 2040. THIS IS AN OFFICIAL STUDY BY KING COUNTY. THE AMOUNT BUILT EACH YEAR BY SEATTLE WILL NEVER — LITERALLY NEVER BE SALT AND IT WILL CONTINUE TO BE A PLACE WHERE ONLY RICH PEOPLE CAN LIVE AND THAT IS WHY WE NEED MASSIVE AND BOLD POLICY FIGHTS LIKE RENT CONTROL AND TAXING BIG BUSINESS TO HAVE A MASSIVE EXPANSION OF SOCIAL HOUSING WHICH IS PUBLICLY HARD — OWNED PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING SO THAT WORKING FAMILIES NO LONGER HAVE TO REMAIN THE — AT THE WHIM OF FOR-PROFIT DEVELOPERS. SO I THINK THAT WHEN WE LOOK AT EVERY PIECE OF EVIDENCE THAT SHOWS THAT MHA IS NOT FAR FROM THE SOLUTION THAT WE NEED AND I WILL BE SUPPORTING IT BECAUSE I SUPPORT DENSITY BUT I WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR: OUR REAL FIGHT FOR OUR MOVEMENT IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN FIGHTING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING OR YOURSELVES OR — AND YOUR NEIGHBORS AND OTHER WORKING PEOPLE, THEN WE NEED TO FIGHT FOR RENT CONTROL AND SOCIAL HOUSING. AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVOCATES ARE CORRECT TO WARN — AND I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY THAT FOR- PROFIT DEVELOPMENT IS NOT GOING TO SOLVE THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS BUT I ALSO DON’T AGREE WITH OPPOSING MHA ZONES EITHER BECAUSE IT IS NOT THE MAIN PROBLEM HERE. THE MAIN PROBLEM IS THE FOR PROFIT MARKET. AT LEAST WITH THE MHA, THE DEVELOPERS WILL HAVE TO PAY A SMALL AMOUNT TOWARDS AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND AS I SAID I WANT EVERY AFFORDABLE HOME WE CAN WIN AND THAT’S WHY I HAVE AND CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE MHA — BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT IS CRUCIAL THAT WE NOW AS AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVOCATES AVOID FALLING INTO THE CARPET TRAP OF FALLING THAT THIS IS — THINKING THIS IS ANY KIND OF FUNDAMENTAL SOLUTION TO THE MASSIVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS IN SEATTLE. FOCUS ON MHA HAS BEEN USED TO DISRUPT THE MOST IMPACTFUL DEMANDS OF THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING MOVEMENT AS I SAID PARTICULARLY SOCIAL HOUSING BY TAXING BIG BUSINESSES LIKE AMAZON AND RENT CONTROL AND I CAN GUARANTEE YOU, BIG BUSINESS IS NOT GOING TO SUPPORT EITHER OF THOSE DEMANDS AND YOU KNOW WHAT, THAT’S A RULE OF THUMB. IF BIG BUSINESS DOES NOT SUPPORT IT YOU ARE PROBABLY ON THE RIGHT TRACK TO DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR ORDINARY WORKING PEOPLE SO I AM GLAD TO BE VOTING YES ON THIS LEGISLATION AND I DO SO BECAUSE IT IS PRO- DENSITY AND I FAVOR DENSITY AND I VOTE YES BECAUSE IT WILL HELP RAISE SOME FUNDS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, BUT I AM ALSO GLAD WITH THIS VOTE THAT — AND I HOPE THAT NOW AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVOCATES CAN AND WILL FOCUS ON THE REAL FIGHT WHICH IS FOR RENT CONTROL AND TAXING BIG BUSINESS FOR MASSIVELY EXPANDING SOCIAL HOUSING. >>THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBERS SAWANT. COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ. >>THANK YOU. BEFORE I GIVE MY REMARKS, I JUST WANT TO THANK APPROXIMATELY 75% OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE STAFF WHO WORKED ON THE MANDATORY HOUSING AFFORDABILITY MET — LEGISLATION OVER THE LAST 4 1/2 YEARS. I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL OF THE WORK THAT OUR STAFF ACROSS THE CITY FAMILY HAS CONTRIBUTED TO GETTING US TO THIS POINT TODAY. I HOPE THAT YOU ALL ARE PROUD OF THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE, AND I HOPE THAT YOU HEAR FROM US APPEAR THAT YOU WERE — THAT WE ARE PROUD OF YOUR WORK AND I KNOW YOU’VE SPENT A LOT OF TIME AWAY FROM YOUR OWN FAMILIES AND FRIENDS TO BE HERE SO THANK YOU TO THE ENTIRE CITY FAMILY FOR ALL OF THE WORK YOU HAVE BEEN PUTTING INTO THIS AND ALL THE SACRIFICES YOU HAVE MADE, BOTH IN THE LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT AND ON THE EXECUTIVE SIDE TO GET US TO THIS POINT. SO AS I USUALLY DO IN MY TRADITION, I WOULD LIKE FOR US TO THINK THE CITY STAFF WITH A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR GETTING US THIS FAR. COUNCIL PRESIDENT HARRELL, COLLEAGUES AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, TODAY IS A SIGNIFICANT DAY. AFTER FOR YOUR — FOUR LONG YEARS OF LEGISLATIVE AND — LEGAL PROCESSES WE’VE ARRIVED AT A PLACE WHERE I BELIEVE IT IS TIME FOR US TO SAY YES TO MORE DENSITY, YES TO MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, AND YES TO MORE NEIGHBORS IN 27 ADDITIONAL NEIGHBORHOODS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF SEATTLE. FOR SOME, THIS MANDATORY HOUSING AFFORDABILITY LEGISLATION GOES TOO FAR. FOR OTHERS, THIS MANDATORY AFFORDABLE HOUSING LEGISLATION DOES NOT GO FAR ENOUGH, SO LET’S CHAT A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT DYNAMIC. CONTRARY TO THE NAME OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON CITYWIDE MHA, THIS LEGISLATION IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO CITYWIDE. THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 127 NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE. THIS LEGISLATION ONLY RELATES TO 27 OF THOSE 127 NEIGHBORHOODS, IMPACTING A TOTAL OF ONLY 6% OF EXISTING AREAS CURRENTLY AND STRICTLY ZONED AS SINGLE-FAMILY HOME ZONES ADJACENT TO EXISTING URBAN VILLAGES. THAT MEANS THAT EVEN WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE MANDATORY HOUSING AFFORDABILITY LEGISLATION, APPROXIMATELY 60% OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE IS STILL UNDER THE CLOUD OF EXCLUSIONARY ZONING LAWS. SO LET’S TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS CITY’S HISTORY WITH EXCLUSIONARY LAND USE AND ZONING LAWS. ACROSS THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING RIGHT HERE IN SEATTLE, RACIALLY RESTRICTIVE HOUSING COVENANTS BECAME COMMON IN THE 1920S. THOSE COVENANTS WERE CHALLENGED IN THE COURTS, AND IN 1926, OUR U.S. SUPREME COURT PUT A STAMP OF APPROVAL — THAT’S A STAMP OF APPROVAL — ON THOSE RACIALLY RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS. WEIRD ON TOP OF THESE COVENANTS WERE FINANCIAL LENDING POLICIES THAT PREVENTED THE SALE OF SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES LOCATED IN A RACIALLY RESTRICTED AREA FROM BEING SOLD TO A NONWHITE PERSON. THIS IS HOW REDLINING CAME TO BE IN SEATTLE AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY. ACCORDING TO OUR OWN CITY OF SEATTLE ARCHIVES, A TYPICAL RACIALLY RESTRICTIVE HOUSING COVENANT READS AS FOLLOWS: NO PERSON OR PERSONS OF INSERT YOUR RACE BLOOD LINEAGE OR EXTRACTION SHALL BE PERMITTED TO OCCUPY A PORTION OF SAID PROPERTY, EXCEPT A DOMESTIC SERVANT OR SERVANTS WHO MAY ACTUALLY END IN GOOD FAITH BE EMPLOYED BY WHITE OCCUPANTS. CHECK YOUR DEED OF TRUST. THAT LANGUAGE IS STILL THERE. THE EFFECT OF THESE WIDESPREAD, RACIALLY MOTIVATED PRACTICES IS STILL FELT IN EVERY MAJOR CITY ACROSS THE COUNTRY TODAY. IN SEATTLE, AFRICAN-AMERICANS NATIVE AMERICANS AND ASIAN AMERICANS WERE PROHIBITED FROM LIVING IN NEIGHBORHOODS OUTSIDE OF SOUTHEAST SEATTLE, THE CENTRAL DISTRICT AND THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT. MEANWHILE, NEIGHBORHOODS LIKE BALLARD, BROADMOOR, GREEN LAKE, LAUREL HURST, MAGNOLIA AND QUEEN ANNE, WERE HISTORICALLY OFF-LIMITS TO PEOPLE OF COLOR. 22 YEARS AFTER THE SUPREME COURT SAID YES TO RACIALLY RESTRICTIVE HOUSING COVENANTS, IN 1948, THE SUPREME COURT HELD THESE COVENANTS WERE NOT ENFORCEABLE. IT WAS NOT UNTIL 1968, AN ADDITIONAL 20 YEARS LATER, THAT THE FEDERAL FAIR HOUSING ACT OF 1968 WAS PASSED AND THAT LOB HAS — PROHIBITED QUOTE DISCRIMINATION OF SALE, RENTAL AND FINANCING OF DWELLINGS AND OTHER HOUSING RELATED TRANSACTIONS ACED UPON RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, SEX, CLOSED QUOTE. THIS LAW OFFICIALLY MADE THE USE OF RACIALLY RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS IN HOUSING ILLEGAL. 1968. AND IN 1968 THE CITY OF SEATTLE FOLLOWED SUIT WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE SEATTLE OPEN HOUSING ORDINANCE AFTER A HARD-FOUGHT GRASSROOTS CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT THAT SPANNED FROM 1959 TO 1968. SO LET ME BE CLEAR: I AM NOT CALLING ANYONE A RACIST. I AM, HOWEVER, CALLING OUT THE REALITY THAT WE ARE LIVING IN A CITY THAT HAS A HISTORY OF IMPLEMENTING AND PRESERVING HOUSING LAWS DESIGNED TO KEEP CERTAIN PEOPLE OUT OF CERTAIN AREAS OF THE CITY. AND AS A POLICYMAKER, IT IS MY DUTY TO UNDERSTAND THIS HISTORY, AND TO SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT WILL BEGIN THE PROCESS OF DISMANTLING EXCLUSIONARY ZONING LAWS THAT ARE HISTORICALLY úROOTED IN THE INTENTION TO EXCLUDE PEOPLE WHO LOOK LIKE ME FROM OWNING OR LIVING IN A SINGLE-FAMILY HOME. I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THESE COVENANTS ARE NO LONGER ENFORCEABLE. BUT THE VESTIGES OF SEGREGATED SEATTLE SURROUND US AND THE QUESTION IS, WHAT ARE WE WILLING TO DO ABOUT IT? SEATTLE IS HOME TO SOME OF THE RICHEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. I DON’T HAVE TO NAME THEM BY NAME, YOU KNOW THEM. BUT THAT PROSPERITY IS NOT EQUALLY ACCESSIBLE TO ALL. EQUITABLE ACCESS TO HOMEOWNERSHIP AND HOUSING STABILITY IS NOT A REALITY FOR MANY IN OUR CITY, AND THIS IS IN PART DUE TO INCREASING INEQUALITY, AND THIS MAKES IT HARDER FOR EVERYDAY PEOPLE TO AFFORD TO LIVE IN THE CITY THEY WORK IN. PEOPLE ARE HOUSING INSECURE, OR EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS, IN PART BECAUSE WE HAVE A HOUSING SHORTAGE CRISIS, ESPECIALLY FOR OUR RESIDENTS THAT ARE IN THE EXTREMELY LOW INCOME CATEGORY. ACCORDING TO A NATIONAL LOW INCOME HOUSING COALITION REPORT RELEASED JUST LAST WEEK, PROFILING THE HOUSING GAP IN WASHINGTON, ACROSS THE STATE, 234,300 62 RENTER HOUSEHOLDS ARE EXTREMELY LOW INCOME, AND 71% OF THOSE RENTER HOUSEHOLDS ARE SEVERELY COST BURDENED. ACROSS THE STATE COME A THERE’S A SHORTAGE OF 165,000, 345 AFFORDABLE AND AVAILABLE RENTAL HOMES FOR EXTREMELY LOW INCOME RENTERS. SEATTLE, TACOMA AND BELLEVUE ARE EXPERIENCING THE BRUNT OF THAT SHORTAGE WITH AN ESTIMATED SHORTAGE OF 89,000 AFFORDABLE AND AVAILABLE RENTAL HOMES. INCREASING DEVELOPMENT CAPACITY IS JUST ONE POLICY TOOL AVAILABLE TO THE CITY COUNCIL TO ADDRESS THE HOUSING GAP FOR PEOPLE ACROSS THE INCOME SPECTRUM. WE MUST BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN — TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE PEOPLE CURRENTLY HERE AND THOSE THAT ARE STILL COMING HERE. THIS MANDATORY HOUSING LEGISLATION IS ONE TOOL IN OUR TOOLBOX TO BUILD AND INCENTIVIZE THE CONSTRUCTION OF VINCENT — AFFORDABLE MULTIFAMILY HOUSING. WE’RE CAPTURING PRECIOUS AND LIMITED DOLLARS TO PROVIDE THE DEVELOPER COMMUNITY THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO CONSTRUCT MORE AFFORDABLE MULTIFAMILY HOUSING THROUGHOUT OUR CITY, AND ESPECIALLY IN NEIGHBORHOODS OF HIGH OPPORTUNITY. THIS LEGISLATION, IN MY MIND, DOES NOT DESTROY NEIGHBORHOODS. THIS LEGISLATION WILL ENHANCE NEIGHBORHOODS BY CREATING A PATH FOR FAMILIES, WORKERS, STUDENTS, AND OTHERS, TO CALL OUR URBAN VILLAGES HOME. I WANT THE THOUSANDS OF JESSICAS, MARLON POLARIS NATOSHAS AND MATTS TO CALL SEATTLE HOME. FOR FOUR YEARS WE’VE LISTENED TO CONCERNS REGARDING LIVABILITY BY TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION ISSUES RELATED TO BULK AND SCALE CONSISTENT WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS AND WHERE IT MAKES SENSE, BAKE TOSE MODIFICATIONS INTO THIS PROPOSAL. SO WHAT WE HAVE BEFORE US NOW IS THE POLICY THAT NOT ONLY IMPACTS A TOTAL OF 6% OF SINGLE-FAMILY HOME ZONES AROUND THE EDGES OF EXISTING URBAN VILLAGES AND INCREASED DEVELOPMENT CAPACITY WITHIN THOSE PROPOSED FOUNDRIES . THIS IS GOOD FOR SEATTLE. IN 2010, I RENTED A CONDO IN THE WEST SEATTLE JUNCTION OF URBAN VILLAGE. IN 2010 I BOUGHT ONE OF THE FEW CONDOS ON THE MARKET, LITERALLY AT THE END OF THE BLOCK WHERE I HAD BEEN RENTING FOR ONE YEAR. IT SEEMED LIKE A MIRACLE. IT STILL SEEMS LIKE A MIRACLE TO ME. WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE FOR ME TO OWN A SMALL PIECE OF THE JUNCTION AND CALL IT MY OWN? I WAS THRILLED THEN AND I’M STILL THRILLED TODAY TO BE ABLE TO CALL SEATTLE AND THE JUNCTION MY HOME. EVERY MORNING I CATCH THE 55 RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY CONDO BUILDING — OR, I CAN WALK A BLOCK TO CATCH ANOTHER LINE OR THE FREE SEATTLE WATER TAXI. I LIVE WITHIN A COUPLE BLOCKS OF MULTIPLE GROCERY STORES: TRADER JOE’S, QVC, SAFELY. MY HUSBAND IS A SERVICE WORKER AND WORKS IN A RESTAURANT SERVING EXPENSIVE FOOD TO PEOPLE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. HE MAKES MINIMUM WAGE PLUS TIPS. HE WALKS THREE MINUTES TO GET TO WORK AND SOMETIMES TAKES HIS BIKE. WE GET TO ENJOY BIKE RIDES TO LINCOLN PARK OR DOWN TO ELK HI. THIS IS THE SEATTLE THAT I WANT TO SEE BUILT. IT’S THE SEATTLE I BUILT — I BELIEVE WE CAN BUILD IF WE DO IT TOGETHER. IT’S THE SEATTLE THAT I THINK IS POSSIBLE FOR FAR TOO FEW PEOPLE AND THROUGH THIS LEGISLATION, WE TAKE A STEP TOWARDS ALLOWING THIS TO BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE PEOPLE IN DELAY, DOING NOTHING, STOPPING DEVELOPMENT — ALL OF THOSE THINGS TAKE US BACKWARDS, NOT FORWARD. ALL OF THOSE OPTIONS, ASK US TO PRETEND THE GROWTH WILL MAGICALLY STOP OR DELAY. TODAY, WE HAVE A CHANCE TO MOVE — FINALLY MOVED — FORWARD. AS ONE UNIFIED CITY AND AS A SEATTLE THAT CAN FOREVER BE FOR EVERYONE WHO CHOOSES TO LIVE HERE. SO TODAY, I LOOK FORWARD TO VOTING YES FOR THE MANDATORY HOUSING AFFORDABILITY LEGISLATION, AND I WANT TO EXPRESS MY DEEP GRATITUDE FOR THE LEADERSHIP OF COUNCIL MEMBER JOHNSON AND FOR THE SACRIFICES THAT YOUR FAMILY HAS HAD TO MAKE IN ORDER TO ALLOW YOU TO LEAVE THIS CITY COUNCIL AND OUR ENTIRE CITY THROUGH WHAT HAS BEEN AN EXHAUSTIVE AND INTENSIVE PROCESS, TO PUT FORTH IN FRONT OF US AS YOUR COLLEAGUES AN OPPORTUNITY TO CORRECT SOME OF THOSE HISTORICAL WRONGS, AND TO MAKE SPACE FOR NEW NEIGHBORS AND NEW FAMILIES SO THANK YOU SO MUCH COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON.>> THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ . COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ? >>THANK YOU, PRESIDENT. I WILL BE BRIEF . I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I WILL BE VOTING YESTERDAY AND I WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON FOR ALL THE HARD WORK. A LOT OF THESE MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CONTENTIOUS, DIFFICULT, EMOTIONAL, THEY’VE HAPPENED ALL OVER THE CITY — I WANT TO REMIND US ALL OF HOW THE CITY WAS DELIBERATELY PLANNED AND I AM GLAD WE ARE MOVING FORWARD IN AN ENLIGHTENED WAY AND A GOOD WAY. I WANT TO END THIS ON ONE NOTE COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON LEFT US WITH WHEN ASKED WHO IS THIS CITY FOR. THIS CITY IS FOR ALL OF US. EVERY ONE OF US. LONG — AFTER I AM LONG GONE AND MY KIDS WHO ARE 28 AND 25 HAVE CHILDREN AND I HAVE GRANDCHILDREN. THAT’S WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT TODAY. IS IT PERFECT? NO. IS IT — TO WE HAVE MORE WORK TO DO, YOU BET. WE WILL LEARN MORE ABOUT HER NEIGHBORHOODS AND DENSITY WHEN LIGHT RAIL COMES IN BUT I AGAIN WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE STAFF AS WELL AS COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON AND ALL OF HIS HARD WORK, THE TIMES WE’VE BEEN IN EACH OTHERS’ OFFICES AND TALKED ABOUT AMENDMENTS AND I CAN JUST SAY I AM REALLY PROUD OF MY CITY TODAY. THANK YOU.>>COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON, WOULD YOU LIKE TO CLOSE DEBATE? >>I WANT TO SAY HOW GRATEFUL I AM TO COLLEAGUES FOR THESE VERY KIND WORDS. THIS HAS BEEN A LABOR OF LOVE FOR MANY OF US, AND I AM PROUD TO HAVE HELPED SHEPPARD THIS IMPORTANT PIECE OF LEGISLATION ACROSS TH FINISH LINE. FOR ME THE IDEA OF MHA IS A SIMPLE ONE. WE WANT TO GIVE EVERYONE IN SEATTLE ACCESS TO GREAT PARKS, RELIABLE TRANSIT, OUTSTANDING SCHOOLS, GREEN PLAYGROUNDS, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, QUALITY GROCERIES, ROBUST INFRASTRUCTURE, HEALTH AND A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT. PASSING MHA BEGAN WITH THE JOB OF CREATING THAT UNIVERSAL ACCESS FOR PEOPLE THROUGHOUT OUR CITY. TWO YEARS AGO WE PASSED SOME SPECIFIC ZONES THAT ARE WORKING AND GENERATING THOUSANDS OF NEW UNITS IN 2018 ALONE GENERATED MORE THAN $13 MILLION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING. IF WE HAD BEEN ABLE TO IMPLEMENT THE PROGRAM A YEAR EARLIER WE WOULD HAVE BEEN GENERATING $90 MILLION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AT A TIME WHEN WE DESPERATELY NEED IT WERE — WHERE STEPHEN WALKER WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO FUND MORE IN THE BELLWETHER AREAS OF THE WORLD WITH AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS THROUGHOUT THE CITY BUT NOW BY TAKING THE UP ZONE CITYWIDE WE ARE STARTING THE PROCESS OF DISMANTLING THE WALLS AROUND HER NEIGHBORHOODS THAT HAVE GIVEN EXCLUSIVE GROUPS SOUL ACCESS TO THE RESOURCE-RICH COMMUNITIES AROUND OUR CITY AND THAT’S COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ — AS COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ SO ELOQUENTLY REMINDED US THE HARD DATA SHOWS US THAT PRIVILEGED GROUP HAS BEEN PREDOMINANTLY WHITE AND THE UGLY HISTORY OF RACIAL SEGREGATION SHOWS THAT EXCLUSIONARY APPROACH WAS SOMETIMES INTENTIONAL. IT IS OUT OF SYNC WITH SEATTLE’S VALUES, AND SO I THINK THIS IS A CITYWIDE UP ZONE FOR CITYWIDE EQUITY. YARD SIGNS AROUND OUR TOWN SAY WE ARE A WELCOMING CITY AND WE DON’T SUPPORT WALLS. ZONING IS BOTH A METAPHORICAL AND LITERAL WALL AROUND OUR COMMUNITIES AND TODAY WE BEGIN TO TAKE THOSE WALLS DOWN. GIVEN THE BROAD CONSENSUS ON MHA IT’S CLEAR TO ME THE COUNCIL’S. IS TO CREATE EVEN MORE CITYWIDE EQUALITY. CITIES SUCH AS MINNEAPOLIS ARE ALREADY ILLUMINATING THE EXCLUSIONARY — ELIMINATING THEM ALTOGETHER AND WE NEED TO LOOK AT THAT. AS WE SHEPPARD THIS ACROSS THE FINISH LINE IS MY SINCERE HOPE THAT TODAY’S VOTE IS A VOTE NOT JUST TO ERASE — GROWTH IN A PROACTIVE HOUSING POLICY BUT IS PROACTIVE TO ELIMINATING BARRIERS AND INTENT TO ALLOW MUCH MORE HOUSING FOR EVERYBODY IN OUR CITY. THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS, WE’VE TALKED ABOUT ALLOWING MORE HOUSING IN SEATTLE’S TRANSIT RICH NEIGHBORHOODS, IN OUR ASSET RICH NEIGHBORHOODS AND ARE RESOURCE RICH NEIGHBORHOODS, BUT TODAY BY PASSING THIS LEGISLATION WE ARE RECOGNIZING THERE IS A MORE IMPORTANT — SOMETHING MORE IMPORTANT AND THAT HOUSING RICH NEIGHBORHOODS. THE ONLY WAY FOR US TO CREATE THAT UNIVERSAL ACCESS IS BY BUILDING A HOUSING RICH CITY MEANING ALLOWING A WIDER VARIETY OF HOUSING TYPES SUCH AS TOWNHOUSES AND MIDRISE AND LOWRISE BUILDINGS THAT ARE KNOWN AS MISSING MIDDLE HOUSING CAN REALLY HELP ENSURE THAT SEATTLE VALUES DON’T GO MISSING SO LET’S SIMPLY STOP TALKING ABOUT MOVING PEOPLE TO TRANSIT- RICH OR RESOURCE-RICH NEIGHBORHOODS AND INSTEAD TALK ABOUT GIVING PEOPLE HOUSING RICH NEIGHBORHOODS BECAUSE HOUSING RICH CITIES — A HOUSING RICH CITY IS ONE THAT SUPPORTS MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT, NOT A CITY THAT SEGREGATES IT. IT’S A CITY THAT SHARES ITS NEIGHBORHOODS, NOT A CITY THAT SEQUESTERS ITS NEIGHBORHOODS AND A MANDATORY HOUSING AFFORDABILITY AS A FIRST STEP IN ESTABLISHING THAT HOUSING RICH SEATTLE AND I BELIEVE — THINKS.>>OKAY I THINK WE ARE READY TO VOTE. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE PASSAGE OF COUNCIL BILL 119444 AS AMENDED. >>TRAN08 >>GONZALEZ, HERBOLD, JOHNSON, JUAREZ, MOSQUEDA, O’BRIEN, SAWANT, PRESIDENT HARRELL . NINE IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED. WOW, LOOK AT THAT.>>[ APPLAUSE ]>>PLEASE READ AGENDA ITEM NUMBER FIVE, THE SHORT TITLE.>> COUNCIL BILL 119445 ORDINANCE RELATING TO LAND USE AND ZONING AMENDMENT CHAPTER 23.32 OF THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE AT PAGE 28 OF THE OFFICIAL LAND USE MAP TO REZONE LAND IN THE NORTHGATE URBAN CENTER. >>THIS WOULD REZONE LAND ON A D.O.T. SITE IN A NORTH DA NEIGHBORHOOD. THERE’S ONE TECHNICAL AMENDMENT THAT IS NECESSARY WHICH UPDATES THE BASE CODE LANGUAGE TO REFLECT CHANGES TO THE LAND USE CODE MADE IN THE BILL THAT WE JUST ADOPTED. THIS AMENDMENT HAS SHOWN — BEEN SHOWN IN ATTACHMENT F SO I WOULD MOVE TO AMEND COUNCIL BILL 119445 BY SUBSTITUTING VERSION 2 FOUR VERSION 1B. >>MOVED TO AMEND 119445 AS DESCRIBED BY COUNCIL MEMBER JOHNSON. ANY QUESTIONS? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE AMENDMENT, PLEASE VOTE AYE. OPPOSED, PLEASE VOTE NO . THE AYES HABIT. COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON? >>I HAVE NOTHING TO ADD. >>ANYTHING ELSE? PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON PASSAGE OF THE BILL AS AMENDED. >>BAGSHAW, MOSQUEDA, HERBOLD, WARRANTS, SAWANT, O’BRIEN, PRESIDENT HARRELL. NINE ABOUT — NINE IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED. >>THE REPORT OF THE CITY COUNCIL — HE RESOLUTION CALLING FOR ADDITIONAL MEASURES BY THE CITY AND ITS PARTNERS THAT COMPLEMENT MANDATORY TO HOUSING AFFORDABILITY IMPLEMENTATION TO PROMOTE LIVABILITY AND EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT MITIGATE DISPLACEMENT AND ADDRESS CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES RAISED BY COMMUNITY MEMBERS DURING THE MHA PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PROCESS. >>THROUGHOUT OUR ZONING PROCESSES OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS TO IMPLEMENT THE MANDATORY HOUSING AFFORDABILITY PROGRAM WE’VE IDENTIFIED MORE WORK THE COUNCIL WOULD LIKE TO HAVE CITY STAFF AND CITY DEPARTMENTS WORK ON AND THIS IS THE COMPANION RESOLUTION FOR THE CITYWIDE MHA PROGRAM. THERE WAS ONE AMENDMENT TO INCORPORATE, MINOR ADDITIONS REQUESTED BY COUNCILMEMBERS AFTER IT WAS INTRODUCED AND THEY ARE SUMMARIZED IN THE CENTRAL STAFF MEMO SHOWN IN ATTACHMENT G ADDING REFERENCE TO CHILDCARE, REQUEST FURTHER ANALYSIS OF ZONING, ANOMALIES AND ZONING ARTIFACTS INCLUDING THE ABLE PARTIALS AND REQUEST FURTHER ANALYSIS ON THE PROPOSED DENSITIES WITHIN THE YOU DISTRICT AND THIS IS ALSO THE PLACE WHERE MANY OF MY COLLEAGUES HAVE UNFORTUNATELY NOT BEEN ALLOWED TO INCLUDE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS FOR INDIVIDUAL PARCELS INSIDE THE BASE LEGISLATION BUT THIS IS THE RESOLUTION WHERE THOSE SUGGESTIONS LIVE. I THINK ABOUT AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXAMPLE IN COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN’S DISTRICT WHICH WE’VE TALKED ABOUT AT LENGTH WHERE A BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB IS INTERESTED IN REDEVELOPING TO ALLOW FOR MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON TOP — BECAUSE THEY ARE OUTSIDE OF THE URBAN VILLAGE THEY WERE NOT INCLUDED IN THE ENVIRONMENT IMPACT STATEMENT AND THIS IS ON THAT PROPERTY AS WELL AS OTHER PROPERTIES AROUND THE CITY TO CONTINUE TO BE ANALYZED BY THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT SO THEY CAN BE INCLUDED IN FUTURE LEGISLATION SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO I MOVED TO AMEND RESOLUTION 31870 BY SUBSTITUTING VERSION 6 FOR VERSION 21.>>IS THERE A SECOND? >>OKAY, IT’S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED AND THIS IS JUST FOR THE AMENDMENT. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE AMENDMENT, PLEASE VOTE AYE. OPPOSED, VOTE NO . THE AMENDMENT IS PASSED. COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON, ANYTHING TO ADD? >>I HAVE NOTHING TO ADD. >>ANY COMMENTS ON THIS RESOLUTION BEFORE WE TAKE A VOTE? COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA . >>THANK YOU, I JUST WANT TO SAY THANKS TO THE CHAIR MEMBER AGAIN FOR HIS RESOLUTION AMENDMENTS. WE ARE EXCITED WITH THE CHANGES WE WERE ABLE TO INCLUDE WITH THIS RESOLUTION TO NOT ONLY RECOGNIZE BUT PRIORITIZE THOSE COMMUNITIES AT RISK OF DISPLACEMENT IN THINKING THROUGH HOW WE DO IMPLANTATION AND HOW WE DO NEXT STEPS, AGAIN ECHOING WHAT WE SAID EARLIER, RECOGNIZING THAT MHA IS ONE ELEMENT OF HOW WE MAKE SURE WE ARE CREATING MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING. THERE’S A FEW PIECES, ACTUALLY THREE THAT I WOULD JUST LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT AND AGAIN THANK HIM FOR HIS WORK WITH OUR OFFICE TO GET THESE INCLUDED. ONE IS WE ARE CALLING FOR INCREASED ENROLLMENT IN THE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PROGRAM FOR SENIORS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES SO THAT THOSE HOMEOWNERS CAN HAVE ADDITIONAL RELIEF. CURRENTLY WE HAVE ONLY ABOUT ONE THIRD OF THOSE WHO ARE QUALIFIED ACTUALLY ENROLLED IN KING COUNTY. WE KNOW WE CAN DO BETTER AND WE ARE INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH THE CITY AND THE COUNTY ASSESSOR’S OFFICE TO HELP INCREASE ENROLLMENT IN THAT PROGRAM. THE SECOND IS TO INCLUDE LANGUAGE SPECIFICALLY TO ENHANCE OUR COMMUNITY PRIORITIES AND ENSURE THAT NEW DEVELOPMENT AND ELEMENTS SUCH AS CHILDCARE ARE INCORPORATED INTO THAT SPACE. AND BEACON HILL WE HEARD REPEATEDLY HOW CHALLENGING IT WAS TO HAVE EXAMPLE — FOR EXAMPLE HARD ON THE OUTSIDE FACDE OF THE PLAZA AND AS WE CREATE NEW BUILDINGS THAT ARE INTENDED TO BE FOR NOT JUST HOUSES, BUT FIRST A — COMMUNITY SPACE AND PLAZAS IN GREEN AREAS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE LISTENING TO THE COMMUNITY AND HELP INCORPORATE SOME OF THE IDEAS FOR HOW TO TRULY CREATE A SENSE OF NEIGHBORHOOD. AND THEN THE LAST THING IS THAT WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT SOME OF THE WORK WE ARE GOING TO BE DOING AS MENTIONED IN THE RESOLUTION AROUND COMMUNITY PREFERENCE AND AFFIRMATIVE MARKETING TO ENSURE THAT LONGTIME COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN AREAS OF HIGH RISK OF DISPLACEMENT ARE PRIORITIZED FOR BUILDING MORE HOMES. I THINK WE’VE ALL SAID IT AND I’LL REPEAT AGAIN, CREATING ADDITIONAL HOUSING IS A KEY ELEMENT TO HELP ADDRESS DISPLACEMENT AND WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT AS NEW HOUSING IS CREATED AND THOSE AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS GO ONLINE THOSE HAVE BEEN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAVE THE FIRST CHANCE TO GET BACK IN AND THROUGH THE COMMUNITY PREFERENCE POLICIES THAT HER FRIENDS HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS ON, WE ARE EXCITED TO AMPED THAT UP SO THANK YOU TO THE CHAIR FOR HIS WORK WITH OUR OFFICE AND GETTING SOME OF THOSE PIECES IN. >>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA . DO WE HAVE AN AMENDED RESOLUTION? OR WHAT ANYBODY ELSE — COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. >>THANK YOU. SOME OF THE ITEMS THIS RESOLUTION COMMITS THE CITY TO WORK ON, WHICH I REALLY APPRECIATE, AGAIN, THE COMMITMENT TO CARRY OUT A VARIETY OF INITIATIVES IDENTIFIED TO ADDRESS DISPLACEMENT, ESPECIALLY FOCUSED IN AREAS HAVING A HIGH RISK OF DISPLACEMENT IN THE GROWTH AND EQUITY ANALYSIS, PRIORITIZING INVESTMENT IN NEIGHBORHOODS WITH HIGH DISPLACEMENT RISK IN NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE FEES WERE GENERATED AND ALSO TO CREATE MORE FAMILY SIZE HOUSING. WE ALSO IN THIS RESOLUTION SIGNAL OUR INTENT TO EVALUATE THE ENFORCEMENT OF ORDINANCE 1240 861, PASSING WITH FORMER COUNCIL MEMBER BURGESS’ LEADERSHIP. THIS OFFERS — TO NOTIFY THE PROPOSED SALE OF THE BUILDING AND THIS IS A PROPOSED ORDINANCE THAT HAS BEEN ON THE BOOKS FOR A WHILE AND I’M EASILY — EAGER TO WORK WITH THE OFFICE TO SEE HOW WE CAN ENFORCE THIS TO SEE HOW WE CAN GET SOME OF THESE PROPERTIES INTO COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP SO THAT WE CAN HAVE COMMUNITY- DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT. WE ARE ALSO INTERESTED IN DEVELOPING THIS EXPANDED ORDINANCE BEYOND THE SCOPE OF MULTIFAMILY HOUSING, FOLKS IN THE MORGAN JUNCTION IN PARTICULAR ARE INTERESTED IN USING THIS ORDINANCE OR SUCCESSOR ORDINANCE TO CREATE A PILOT TO INCENTIVIZE OWNERS OF PROPERTY TO MAKE THAT PROPERTY AVAILABLE TO GROUPS LIKE COMMUNITY LAND TRUSTS, TO ENCOURAGE ENTRY-LEVEL HOMEOWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. IN ADDITION IN THIS RESOLUTION, HIGHLIGHTS OUR INTENT TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT AND INCUBATE SMALL AND INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES AND AS IT RELATES SPECIFICALLY TO SOME OF THE DISTRICT-WIDE ISSUES I JUST WANT TO HIGHLIGHT A COUPLE. FOR ADMIRAL, WE ARE ASKING THE OFFICE OF PLANNING COMMITTEE AND DEVELOPMENT TO UPDATE NEIGHBORHOOD DESIGN GUIDELINES TO ADDRESS TRANSITIONS BETWEEN ZONES ALONG CALIFORNIA AVENUE AND IN THE MORGAN JUNCTION, IN ADDITION TO THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PILOT THAT I MENTIONED EARLIER, OH PCD IS REQUESTING TO COLLABORATE WITH STAKEHOLDERS TO DETERMINE THE CONDITIONS FOR PEDESTRIAN ZONES , AND IN REGARDS FOR THE WEST SEATTLE JUNCTION, WE ARE HIGHLIGHTING THE COMMUNITY’S INTEREST TO BEGIN WORKING WITH OPCD ON A LIGHT RAIL STATION. OPCD HAS COMMITTED TO BEGIN BACKGROUND WORK IN 2019 AND PLAN IN EARNEST IN 20 20 — 2020 AND THEY ARE EAGER TO GET STARTED. IN WESTWOOD, SIMILARLY THERE IS A REQUEST OF OP — OPCD TO BRING SOUTHDALE RIDGE INTO THE PLANNING FOR THE REST OF DELL RIDGE. DELL RIDGE HAS BEEN NEGLECTED — SOUTHDALE RIDGE HAS BEEN A NEGLECTED PART OF DELL RIDGE AND WE NEED TO BE SURE WE ARE INTEGRATING THE PLANNING OF THAT PART OF THE CORRIDOR WITH THE REST OF DELL RIDGE AND FINALLY FOR SOUTH PARK, WE ARE REALLY INTERESTED IN WORKING ON EXAMINING THE QUESTION OF WHETHER OR NOT SOUTH PARK MEETS THE CRITERIA FOR URBAN VILLAGE DESIGNATION AS WELL AS ADVOCATING THE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY EFFORTS TO PROTECT HISTORIC RESOURCES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THEN FINALLY WORKING WITH STC I TO SEE IF THERE ARE PUBLIC-PRIVATE — VIEWS IN THE SNOHOMISH VILLAGE THAT SHOULD BE PROTECTED.>> THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD. ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS BEFORE WE VOTE ON THE RESOLUTION? THIS HAS TO BE MOVED SO I WILL MOVE TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 31870 AS AMENDED. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF ADOPTING THE RESOLUTION, PLEASE VOTE AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, VOTE NO. MOTION CARRIES, THE RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED AND THE CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. PLEASE READ THE REPORT — >>[ APPLAUSE ] — >>OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS UTILITIES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ARTS COMMITTEE. >>REAPPOINTMENT OF MICHAEL GARRETT AS MEMBER SEATTLE LGBTQ COMMISSION FOR A TERM TO OCTOBER 31, 2020. THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE APPOINTMENT BE CONFIRMED. >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD? >>THANK YOU. MR. GARRETT HAS OVER 35 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN HEALTHCARE WITH SPECIFICALLY A FOCUS ON DISABILITY PROGRAMS. HIS PRIORITY FOCUS FOR THE LGBTQ COMMISSION IS ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR THE ALGEBRA DQ COMMUNITY. HE HAS CO-PARENTED AS AN ADULT — AN ADULT CHILD THAT IDENTIFIES AS LGBTQ AND HIS MISSION IS TO PROVIDE INSIGHTS AND REPRESENTATION OF THE LGBTQ SPECIFICALLY FOR PARENTS AND ELDERS. >>ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? THOSE IN FAVOR OF CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT, PLEASE VOTE AYE. MOTION CARRIES ON THE APPOINTMENT IS CONFIRMED. PLEASE READ THE REPORT OF THE FINANCE AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE. RELATING TO THE PIKE PLACE 76 MARKET AUTHORIZING RENEWAL OF THE AGREEMENT WITH THE PIKE PLACE MARKET PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE HILDT-LICATA AGREEMENT, COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE BILL PASS. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND AFTER ALL WE’VE BEEN GOING THROUGH THE LAST COUPLE OF HOURS, I’VE GOT FOUR ITEMS AND WE WILL TRY TO GET THROUGH THEM QUICKLY. THE FIRST IS THE HILDT-LICATA UP EVERY 10 YEARS AND LAYS OUT THE RULES AND REGULATIONS AND STIPULATIONS REGARDING USE AND PRIORITY OF THE PARK — PIKE PLACE MARKET SPACE AND THAT OUR COMMITTEE LAST WEDNESDAY, I WAS VERY IMPRESSED, MARY BACKGROUND WAS THERE AND SHE’S THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AS WELL AS HER STAFF HAD A COUPLE VENDORS WHO TALKED ABOUT JUST HOW WELL THE PROCESS WENT. THEY SPENT A GOOD PORTION OF THE LAST YEAR DISCUSSING — THE NEW AGREEMENT AND IT WAS VERY CLEAR THE GROUPS HAVE WORKED TOGETHER AND THERE WAS MUCH MORE POSITIVITY THAN THERE WAS 10 YEARS AGO SO I WANT TO SAY THANKS TO ALL OF THEM AND THANKS TO KENNY PITTMAN OF OUR OFFICE OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS AND OUR CENTRAL STAFF WHOSE — WHO HELPED SHEPPARD THIS THROUGH SO WE RECOMMENDED OPTION AND THIS RENEWAL. >>VERY GOOD. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? OKAY, PLEASE CALL THE — THE ROLL ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL. >>MOSQUEDA O’BRIEN BAGSHAW HERBOLD JUAREZ SAWANT, EIGHT IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED. >>AGENDA ITEM 911-9478 AMENDING ORDINANCE 125724 WHICH ADOPTED THE 2019 BUDGET INCLUDING THE 2019-2024 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE BILL PASS. >>THIS ORDINANCE MAKES A NUMBER OF TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO OUR ADOPTED 2019 BUDGET AND RECOMMENDS — RECONCILES THE DEPARTMENT AND CITY OF FINANCIAL SYSTEMS AS CBO LAUCHES THE NEW SYSTEM THAT WILL HELP US HAVE DEPARTMENTS TALKING TO EACH OTHER MORE CLOSELY. IT’S GOING TO INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE 2019 BUDGET BY $2,073,000. $2 MILLION OF THIS IS A TECHNICAL CORRECTION — IT’S NOT LIKE WE ARE CHANGING THE REVENUE BUT IT APPLIED THE AUTHORITY CONSISTENT WITH THE COUNCIL’S ADOPTION OF GREEN SHEET 10:8 —1-1. THE INCREASE WILL BE DUE TO AN ACCOUNTING CORRECTION AND IS WHAT THEY CALL A DOUBLE APPROPRIATION OF $75,000 MOVED OR $73,000 MOVE FROM GENERAL FUND TO THE ARTS AND CULTURE FUND ASSOCIATED WITH THE COUNCIL BUDGET ACTIONS, AND THEN THERE’S A $2000 WIKI — DECREASE AND REFUNDING FROM PARKS PROJECT WHICH WAS ALSO — ALL PART OF THE SWAP SO WE MOVED TO ADOPT COUNCIL BILL 119478 . >>ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? IF NOT PLEASE CALL THE LOAN ON THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL. >>BAGSHAW, HERBOLD, JUAREZ, MOSQUEDA, O’BRIEN, SAWANT , PRESIDENT HARRELL. NINE IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED. >>PLEASE READ THE SHORT TITLE OF THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM. >>AGENDA ITEM 10, COUNCIL BILL 119479 AND ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 125724 WHICH ADOPTED THE 2019 BUDGET INCLUDING THE 2019-2024 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE CITY COUNCIL PASS AS AMENDED . >> THIS COUNCIL BILL 119479 WOULD RECONCILE THE 2019-2020 ADOPTED BUDGET WITH THE 2018 4th QUARTER SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET . THE ORDINANCE UPDATE CIP PROJECT ALLOCATIONS AND CIP PROJECT PAGES AND ADD NEW CIP PROJECTS ADOPTED AS PART OF THE 4th QUARTER SUPPLEMENTAL. THAT SUPPLEMENTAL ADOPTION ORDINANCE WAS 125739, AND WE RECOMMENDED OPTION OF COUNCIL BILL 119479. >>ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? PLEASE CALL THE LOAN ON THE COUNCIL BILL. >>BAGSHAW HERBOLD JUAREZ MOSQUEDA O’BRIEN SAWANT PRESIDENT HARRELL. NINE IN FAVOR, NONE OPPOSED. >>119 — 31869 WHICH ENDORSED A BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF SEATTLE FOR 2020 BY SUBSTITUTING A NEW ATTACHMENT A THAT CORRECTS TECHNICAL OMISSIONS AND ERRORS, COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE COUNCIL BILL BE ADOPTED. >>THIS RESOLUTION CONTINUES TO MAKE A NUMBER OF TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE ENDORSE 2020 BUDGET AND IT MAKES THE FOLLOWING PROJECTED APPROPRIATION CHANGES. FIRST, A TECHNICAL CORRECTION TO REFLECT FUTURE DOUBLE APPROPRIATIONS OF $50,000 TO THE GENERAL FUND — TO THE ARTS AND CULTURE FUND ASSOCIATED WITH COUNCIL BUDGET ACTIONS AND A $135,000 REDUCTION IN THE FIXED FIRST BUDGET SUMMARY LEVEL OF THE CAPITAL PROJECT. I KNOW YOU ARE EXCITED ABOUT THIS AND I DO WANT TO SAKE THANK YOU TO COUNCILMEMBER GONZALEZ FOR HANGING IN WITH ME BECAUSE AS I MENTIONED THIS MORNING, WE WERE VERY PLEASED WITH LISA KAY’S WORK. THANK YOU. I KNOW THINGS GOT A LITTLE COMPLICATED BUT WE GOT THROUGH IT JUST FINE SO IN RECOGNITION OF ALL THAT WE RECOMMEND ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION 318 60 — 31869. >>THOSE IN FAVOR OF ADOPTING A RESOLUTION, PLEASE VOTE AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, VOTE NO. IT IS ADOPTED AND THE CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. >>ITEM 12, RESOLUTION 31868 RELATING TO CITY COUNCIL CONFIRMATION AND RECONFIRMATION OF CITY DEPARTMENT HEADS DESCRIBING THE STEPS THAT CITY COUNCIL INTENDS TO FOLLOW OUTLINING MATERIALS THAT SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO CITY COUNCIL PRIOR TO AND AS PART OF A NOMINATION DESCRIBING GENERAL CRITERIA THAT THE COUNCIL INTENDS TO CONSIDER WHEN EVALUATING THE SEARCH PROCESS FOR AN APPOINTMENT AND DEPARTMENT HAD CANDIDATES AND SUPERSEDING RESOLUTION 309 62.>>I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 31868. >>SECOND. >>MOVED AND SECONDED. WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK TO IT? >>YES, BEFORE I DO MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD LIKE TO ACTUALLY AMEND 31868 BY SUBSTITUTING VERSION 9 FOR VERSION 4B. >>ANY QUESTIONS JUST ON THE AMENDMENT? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE AMENDMENT, PLEASE VOTE AYE. OPPOSED, VOTE NO . OKAY, THE RESOLUTION HAS BEEN AMENDED.>>MR. PRESIDENT I JUST WANT TO DOUBLE CHECK WITH THE CLERK, DO I NEED TO SAY 4A? BECAUSE IT SAID 4B HERE. THINK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I THINK WE DID THAT CORRECTLY. LET ME GET BACK ON MY SCRIPT HERE. I’D ALSO LIKE TO REQUEST THE COUNCIL RULES BE SUSPENDED TO ALLOW CONSIDERATION OF AN ADDITIONAL AMENDMENT TO THIS RESOLUTION WHICH HAS BEEN DISTRIBUTED BUT WAS SENT AFTER THE NOON DEADLINE SO THIS IS A FORMALITY.>>JUST ONE MOMENT HERE. I GET A LITTLE PUNCHDRUNK THIS TIME OF DAY. SO SHOULD WE SUSPEND THE RULES? OKAY, IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION TO HAVE SOME EXPLANATION OF WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO HERE WITH THIS RESOLUTION. SO JUST FOR THE VIEWING PUBLIC, THE SUM OF THE LANGUAGE DID NOT MEET OUR 12:00 DEADLINE, AND WE ARE SUSPENDING THAT RULE IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, TO ALLOW FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF THAT LANGUAGE THAT DID NOT MEET OUR 12:00 DEADLINE SO COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA, PERHAPS YOU CAN TALK ABOUT WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO WITH HIS AMENDMENT . >>THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. AS YOU’LL SEE IN AMENDMENT ONE WHICH HAS BEEN HANDED OUT, THERE ARE LITERALLY NINE ADDITIONAL WORDS THAT WE ARE ADDING. WE ARE JUST INCLUDING THE WORDS THE CITY OF SEATTLE IN FRONT OF EMPLOYEES AND INCLUDING LANGUAGE THAT SAYS WITH OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION SUCH AS. THIS IS JUST SUCH CLARIFYING LANGUAGE AND IS A SMALL TECHNICAL CHANGE THAT WAS HELPFUL FOR THE READERS PERSPECTIVE AND WE THOUGHT THAT WAS A HELPFUL AMENDMENT FROM THE TEAM PROVIDING FEEDBACK.>>VERY GOOD. >>DO YOU WANT ME TO SPEAK TO THE UNDERLYING BILL, MR. PRESIDENT? >>YES, WHY DON’T YOU. OKAY SO LET’S ADOPT THE AMENDMENT FIRST. >>LET’S DO THAT. LET’S DO THAT FIRST. THE AMENDMENT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE VOTE AYE. THOSE OPPOSED , VOTE NO. OKAY THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED. GO AHEAD COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA . >>AS WE DISCUSSED OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS THERE’S BEEN A NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS THAT WE’VE HEARD FROM THAT HAVE COME FORWARD AND REALLY BROUGHT UP SOME LEGITIMATE CONCERNS, QUESTIONS AND ASKED US TO CONSIDER THE PROCESS THAT WE ARE USING AT THE CITY COUNCIL LEVEL FOR CONSIDERING POTENTIAL NOMINATIONS. THANKS TO COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT FOR HOSTING A NUMBER MEMBER — NUMBER OF MEETINGS WHERE MEMBERS HAVE THE CHANCE TO COME FORWARD AND RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT PROCESS AND IT REALLY UNDERSCORED FOR A NUMBER OF US ON COUNCIL THE DESIRE TO BE SURE THAT MOVING FORWARD THERE WAS A CLEAR AND ROBUST UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THE COUNCIL’S UNDERSTANDING OF THE EXPECTATIONS REGARDING NEW NOMINEES FOR LEADING OUR INCREDIBLE DEPARTMENTS. I WANT TO REITERATE WHAT I’VE SAID OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS THAT THIS IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE OR DOES NOT SPECIFICALLY PERTAIN TO THE CONVERSATION REGARDING HST YOUR HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT. IN FACT, IT IS ABOUT A LARGER CONVERSATION AND A DESIRE TO BE SURE THAT WE HAVE A CLEAR AND TRANSPARENT PROCESS, THAT WE CLEARLY SET OUT OUR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER AND DESIRES TO CONSIDER IN EVALUATING NOMINEES FROM THE EXECUTIVE FOR FUTURE DEPARTMENT HEADS. THE RESOLUTION IN FRONT OF YOU FORMALIZES A PROCESS AND FORMALIZES CONVERSATIONS THAT MANY OF US — AND THE EXECUTIVE EXPECT WHEN PUTTING FORWARD NOMINATIONS AND IT ALSO TALKS ABOUT THINGS WE’VE HEARD FROM SILENCE BREAKERS, MEMBERS OF THE LABOR UNIONS — FOR NEW DIRECTOR DISCUSSIONS. INCLUDES IDEAS AND FEEDBACK WE’VE HEARD FROM MEMBERS OF THE CHANGE TEAM AND OTHER EMPLOYEES. AS WE AND OUR COUNTRY EVOLVE, WE BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND BEST PRACTICES A LITTLE BETTER. TRADITIONALLY, AS WE ALL KNOW HAVING WORKED ON THE FRONT LINE, MANAGERS ARE HIRED AND ARE PUT INTO PLACE AND EMPLOYEES ARE EXPECTED TO SERVE THOSE MANAGERS, BUT TODAY I THINK WE ARE LEADING BY EXAMPLE AND SHOWING THAT A BEST PRACTICE SHOULD INCLUDE ALL PARTIES AT THE TABLE. IT INCLUDES MAKING SURE THE MANAGER AND SELECTION PROCESS IS INCLUDED — INCLUSIVE OF THOSE WHO HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL — IMPACT ON THOSE OF THE LIFE THEY SERVE. IT’S PART OF THE PROCESS OUTLINED IN THIS RESOLUTION AFFORDING THE CITY COUNCIL AND OPPORTUNITY — AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR DIRECTLY FROM THE EXECUTIVE AND MAYORS OF THE FUTURE GOALS AND VISIONS FOR DEPARTMENT HEADS AS WELL AS THE DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCES, QUALIFICATIONS, LEADERSHIP CONCERNS AND OTHER QUALITIES THAT THIS DEPARTMENT HAD NEEDS TO SORT OF OUTLINE FOR US IN THE PROCESS SHOULD OUTLINE FOR US AS THE COUNCIL CONSIDERS THESE NOMINATIONS. THE RESOLUTION BEFORE US HELPS COUNCIL BETTER UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS THE MAYOR WILL USE AND ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS THAT WILL NEED HELP AND REALLY SPECIFICALLY ASK WHETHER THE RACIAL EQUITY TOOLKIT AND THE RACIAL EQUITY ANALYSIS WAS USED AND WHO HAD A SEAT AT THE TABLE . I AM REALLY EXCITED THAT THIS HAS BEEN DRAFTED TOGETHER. AGAIN, I UNDERSTAND THAT OUR CONVERSATIONS ARE SEPARATE BUT I THINK THE CONVERSATION WE HAVE HAD IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS HAS REALLY UNDERSCORED THE DESIRE FOR MORE TRANSPARENT, INCLUSIVE AND ACTUALLY JUST A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF THE BACKGROUND AND INCLUSION OF FOLKS AT THE TABLE. SO I AM EXCITED THAT YOU SEE IN FRONT OF YOU A FEW CHANGES THAT CAME DIRECTLY FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS IN OUR COMMUNITY AND IF I MAY MR. PRESIDENT I JUST WANT TO READ THROUGH FOUR SMALL CHANGES.>>PLEASE DO COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. >>INFECTION A YOU’LL SEE THAT CLARIFICATION OF THE EXPECTATIONS AND SETS FORTH A MORE COLLABORATIVE PROCESS FROM THE ONSET, THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD FOR YOUR WORK ON THAT . SECTION 2 A TALKS ABOUT THE NOMINEE’S COMMITMENT TO RACIAL EQUITY AS WE ALL CONTINUE TO UNDERSCORE THAT THE RACIAL EQUITY TOOLKIT AND OUR COMMITMENT TO THAT IS MORE THAN JUST WORDS ON A PIECE OF PAPER. WE WANT THIS TO BE A LIVING DOCUMENT THAT WE SEE REITERATED IN EVERY DECISION THAT THE COUNCIL MAKES AN SECTIONWE ADD IN THE REVIEW OF EMPLOYEE COMPLAINTS RESULTING IN THE EMPLOYEE’S FAVOR AND THIS IS SOMETHING WE REALLY WANTED TO SEE HIGHLIGHTED FROM THE SILENCE BREAKERS THEMSELVES WHO SAID WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE IF THERE WERE ANY CONCERNS IN THE PAST BUT ALSO INCLUDE IF ANY CORRECTIVE ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN AND THE NOMINEE HAS PARTICIPATED IN VARIOUS TRAININGS, THAT WOULD ALSO BE IMPORTANT IN TERMS OF CORRECTING BEHAVIOR BEING CRITICAL AS WELL. IN SECTION 5 — EXCUSE ME, IN SECTION 5 WE EXCLUDE THE APPOINTMENTS AND CONFIRMATIONS FROM A HANDFUL OF DEPARTMENTS. FOR EXAMPLE, SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, NOTING THAT WE ALREADY HAVE SOME PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES IN PLACE THAT ARE OUTLINED IN STATUTE, AND WE HAVE CERTAIN PROCEDURES AROUND — — THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP. THIS WAS BROUGHT UP RIGHT TO THE LAST MINUTE BY INCLUDING ADDITIONAL AMENDMENTS SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR DILIGENT WORK TO GET US AMENDMENTS EARLY. I KNOW WE TRIED TO GET AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND I WANT TO THANK AMELIA FOR HER WORK IN MAKING SURE WE HAD THIS ON TIME AND JUST SENDS AND ASIA FOR THE WORK TO GET ALL THE MINUTES IN PLACE.>> THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA. COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW? >>THANK YOU AND COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA, THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO EVERYBODY ON THIS. I KNOW YOU’VE PICKED UP MANY OF OUR RECOMMENDATIONS AND ALSO WORKED CLOSELY WITH THE MAYOR’S OFFICE AND I ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE TO THE MAYOR THAT SHE WANTS TO BE ABLE TO DO HER WORK UNDER THE CHARTER. WE DO OUR WORK, WE’VE GOT A LOT TO DO HERE, BUT YOU SET THE TONE SAYING WHAT IT IS WE ARE LOOKING FOR, AND I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, THAT YOU HAVE NOT AT ANY POINT BEEN IN A POSITION WHERE YOU ARE TELLING THE MAYOR WHAT TO DO, BUT INDICATING THAT THIS IS WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT AS SOMEBODY IS SELECTED THAT WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET THIS INFORMATION IN ADVANCE AND YOUR FOCUS ON RACIAL EQUITY IS TERRIFIC SO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WORK.>>VERY GOOD. ANY OTHER COMMENTS BEFORE WE TAKE THE VOTE?>>COUNCILMEMBER SAWANT. >>I APPROVE WITH EXPECTATIONS FOR CANDIDATE SEARCH REGARDING TO — RELATING TO DEPARTMENT HEADS IN THE FUTURE. IT’S OBVIOUSLY A RESPONSE AS COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA SAID TO THE SHAMEFUL DISREGARD THE MAYOR SHOWED HUMES — HUMAN SERVICES EMPLOYEES AND IN FACT — EXCLUDING HOMELESSNESS COMMUNITY MEMBERS THEMSELVES WHEN SHE NOMINATED JASON JOHNSON TO BE THE DIRECTOR OF THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THEN CONTINUE TO SYSTEMATICALLY IGNORE THE OVERWHELMING VOICES WE WERE HEARING. AS HAS BEEN ACKNOWLEDGED THIS RESOLUTION IS NOT ABOUT THE CURRENT ISSUE OF THE HUMAN SERVICES DIRECTOR APPOINTMENT AND WILL DO NOTHING TO ADDRESS THAT ISSUE. AND THAT’S WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT THAT WHILE THIS RESOLUTION IS CORRECT IN MANY RESPECTS, IT’S ABOUT NEXT TIME AND DOES NOT PROVIDE AN EXCUSE FOR OFFICIALS FAILING TO REPRESENT THEIR CONSTITUENTS THIS TIME IN THE CASE OF THE CURRENT HUMAN SERVICES DIRECTOR APPOINTMENT. WHICH HAS BEEN QUITE CONTROVERSIAL. THIS RESOLUTION MAKES MANY REQUESTS THAT I FULLY AGREE WITH ABOUT HOW THE MAYOR SHOULD MAKE APPOINTMENTS IN THE FUTURE, BUT THE QUESTION THAT COMES TO MIND IS, DOES THE MAYOR REALLY NEED THE COUNCIL TO RECOMMEND SHE TALKED TO IMPACTED COMMUNITIES BEFORE CHOOSING AN IMPORTANT DEPARTMENT HEAD? THAT JUST SEEMS — IF THAT’S INDEED THE CASE IT’S ODD ON HER PART AND WHAT WILL COUNCIL MEMBERS DO IN THE FUTURE OF THE COUNCILMEMBER — MAYOR DOES NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE IMPACTED COMMUNITIES BECAUSE AT THIS POINT THE VIEWS ARE NOT BEING TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT SO BY PASSING THIS RESOLUTION WILL COUNCIL MEMBERS DO IT IN THE FUTURE AND IF THEY WERE GOING TO DO IN THE FUTURE, WHY NOT DO IT NOW? I HAVE THIS ENTIRE LOGICAL CONUNDRUM IN MY BRAIN THAT IF COUNCILMEMBERS ARE GOING TO VOTE FOR THIS FOR THE FUTURE, THEN WHY WOULDN’T THEY DO IT AT THIS MOMENT? I REALLY THINK THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS SHOULD WATCH FOR THIS HYPOCRIS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO WOULD ALL VOTE YES ON THIS RESOLUTION ABOUT THE FUTURE WELL LET — WHILE AT THE SAME TIME PROVE THEY HAVE NO INTEREST IN ACTUALLY FOLLOWING IT BECAUSE THEY ARE DISREGARDING ALL OF ITS PRINCIPLES WHEN IT BECOMES A PART — A CONCRETE QUESTIO SUCH AS THE HUMAN SERVICES DIRECTOR APPOINTMENT AND I SHOULD CONGRATULATE COUNCIL MEMBERS O’BRIEN AND MOSQUEDA FOR VOTING WITH ME ON THE RESOLUTION THAT I BROUGHT FORWARD WHICH SAID THE MAYOR SHOULD TAKE THIS NOMINATION BACK WHICH HAS BEEN OPPOSED BY A SIGNIFICANT PROPORTION OF THE COMMUNITY, AND REALLY GO THROUGH A SEARCH THAT WILL INCLUDE RATION — RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IMPACTED COMMUNITIES. SO I VOTE YES ON THIS RESOLUTION, BUT ORDINARY PEOPLE AND CITY OF SEATTLE EMPLOYEES WHO ARE WATCHING THIS AND WILL BE WATCHING THIS LATER THIS WEEK WILL HAVE TO SPEAK UP AS COURAGEOUSLY AS THE HUMAN SERVICES WORKERS HAVE SPOKEN UP IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT THESE RESOLUTIONS ARE NOT SIMPLY IN THE ABSTRACT WORLD, BUT ARE FOLLOWED THROUGH BY OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS.>>OKAY ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THE RESOLUTION BEFORE WE TAKE A VOTE? OKAY. SO THOSE IN FAVOR OF ADOPTING RESOLUTION 31868 AS AMENDED, PLEASE VOTE AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, VOTE NO . THE RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED AND THE CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. PLEASE READ THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM. >>FOR ADOPTION OF OTHER RESOLUTIONS RESOLUTION 31871 ENDORSING THE FINAL REPORT AND RUMINATIONS OF THE REGIONAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING TASK FORCE. >>COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON? >>FINAL ONE, COLLEAGUES. THIS RESOLUTION ENDORSES ABOUT 18 MONTHS OF WORK THAT I WAS YOUR DESIGNEE FOR. THE REGIONAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING TASK FORCE HAS SOME INCREDIBLE STATISTICS AND INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNTIES IN THERE FOR US TO CONTEMPLATE ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT GIVEN NOW THAT WE ARE NOW IN HOUR THREE I WILL JUST ASK YOU TO TAKE A READ THROUGH AND I WON’T BORE YOU WITH MORE BUT IT DOES SAY — IT DOES SET AN AMBITIOUS GOAL OF BUILDING 244,000 NEW UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING BY 2040 WITH THE REQUISITE SHARED GOAL OF 8800 UNITS PER YEAR OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS IN ORDER TO MEET OUR FAIR SHARE OF THAT GOAL. I BELIEVE THE ACTION EARLIER TODAY MOVING TOWARD MANDATORY HOUSING AFFORDABILITY IS A CRITICAL WAY WE WOULD CONTINUE TO MEET OUR FAIR SHARE OF THAT 8800 UNIT PER YEAR GOAL. SIMILAR RESOLUTIONS WILL BE ADOPTED BY THE COUNTY AND WHAT STARTED AS SORT OF A SMALL IDEA TO IMPLEMENT AND PORTABLE — AFFORDABLE HOUSING MORPHED INTO SOMETHING BIGGER AND BETTER.>>ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? >>I AM REALLY PROUD TO COSPONSOR THIS. THIS RESOLUTION LOOKS FORWARD TO COLLABORATION WITH FUTURE PARTNERS. WE KNOW IT IS TIMELY. WE HAVE THOSE TIPS. AS WE LOOK FOR ADDITIONAL SOLUTIONS AND HOPEFULLY ADDITIONAL REVENUE AS WELL, I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO OUTLINING WHAT OUR LOCAL PARTNERS CAN DO THROUGH THE REGIONAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS TO MAKE SURE OTHER CITIES PURSUE POLICY CHANGES THAT ACHIEVE GREATER IMPACTS BY DOING SO IN HARMONY WITH THE CITY OF SEATTLE. úWE ARE TAKING SOME IMPORTANT STEPS TODAY. TO ADDRESS THIS CRISIS WE NEED A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO WORK ON THE SOLUTION TO CREATE THE HOUSING, DENSITY AND AFFORDABILITY TO CREATE AN INCLUSIVE REGION. THIS IS RELYING ON NOT JUST FUNDING FROM THIS STATE, AND FEDERAL PARTNERS, THEY WILL MOST LIKELY CONTINUE TO NOT MATERIALIZE. WE ALSO NEED TO LOOK AT SMART LAND USE, ZONING, AND HOUSING POLICIES AS WERE OUTLINED IN OUR LEGISLATIVE AGENDA TO ASSURE CITIES WORK TOWARD THE SAME AGENDA. WE LOOK FORWARD TO THIS. ANY FURTHER COMMENT? >>I WILL HAVE TO MOVE THIS. I MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 31871. >>SECOND. >>THOSE IN FAVOR OF ADOPTING PLEASE VOTE. >>OPPOSED? >>THE MOTION CARRIES. THE RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED AND THE CHAIR WILL SIGN IT. IS THERE ANY FURTHER BUSINESS? >>I WOULD LIKE TO BE EXCUSED ON APRIL 1. >>MOVED AND SECONDED. ANY COMMENTS? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? EYES HAVE IT. >>I ALSO MOVED TO BE EXCUSED ON APRIL 1. >>ANY QUESTIONS? THE MOTION CARRIES AND THE APPOINTMENT IS CONFIRMED. YOUR EXCUSE. >>I WOULD LIKE TO SAY BEFORE WE ADJOURN I WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER WAR IS FOR YOUR SERVICES. WE DEEPLY APPRECIATE IT. I HEARD YOU WERE OUTSTANDING. OKAY. IT HAS BEEN A LONG DAY. EVERYBODY HAVE A GREAT REST OF THE AFTERNOON, WE STAND ADJOURN. >>[ EVENT CONCLUDED ]

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