Seattle City Council Briefing 10/7/19

Seattle City Council Briefing 10/7/19


>>>GOOD MORNING, THANK YOU FOR
BEING HERE FOR OUR REGULAR
BRIEFING.
OCTOBER 7, 2019.
WE ARE GOING TO HAVE AN
APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.
IF THERE’S NO OBJECTION WE WILL
APPROVE TODAY’S AGENDA AND
APPROVE THE MINUTES FROM THE
LAST MEETING.
SEEING NO OBJECTIONS, BOTH
ITEMS ARE APPROVED.
I WILL DISPENSE OF THE
PRESIDENTS REPORT.
WHY DO WE JUMP IN TO THE STATE
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE. COME FORWARD
. REINTRODUCE YOURSELVES I
SHOULD SAY.
>>HELLO, EVERYBODY.
>>GOOD MORNING.
>>CARON CARGILL, STATE
RELATIONS.
WE TRY TO GET HER TO COME UP
HERE.
>>WE HAVE SEVEN SLIDES.
WE WILL SPLIT IT UP BETWEEN
THREE PEOPLE.
WE ARE BEFORE YOU TODAY WITH AN
UPDATE ON OUR TIMELINE AS WE
MOVED TO THE PROCESS OF
IDENTIFYING THE CITY’S
LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES FOR THE
2020 SESSION.
FOR BROADER CONTEXT THIS YEAR
WE ARE MOVING INTO A
SUPPLEMENTAL YEAR.
IT MAKES CHANGES TO THE BIANNUAL
OPERATING CAPITAL AND
TRANSPORTATION BUDGETS.
THEY PASSED AT LAST YEAR AND WE
WILL ALSO UPDATE YOU ON SOME
SIGNIFICANT LEADERSHIP SHIFTS
IN THE HOUSE SINCE WE LAST
BRIEF DUE THAT CARON WILL
ELABORATE ON TODAY.
AUTOMATED ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY
FOR BUSTLING VIOLATIONS AND
INTERSECTION BLOCKING
ELIMINATING THE STATES
PREEMPTION OF AUTHORITY TO
REGULATE RENT AND FIREARMS AS
WELL AS ELIMINATING THE DEATH
PENALTY AND STATUTE WILL REMAIN
TOP PRIORITIES FOR THE COMING
YEAR.
THE COUNCIL MADE SIGNIFICANT
HEADWAY IN THE AREAS OF HOUSING
AND HOMELESSNESS, WITH
REPRESENTATIVE ROBINSON WITH
THE BOND BILL AND A HOST OF
TENANT PROTECTIONS THAT THE
MAYOR SIGNED LAST FRIDAY INTO
LAW AND MANY ACHIEVEMENTS IN
THE GUN RESPONSIBILITY AND
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SPACE.
MANY OF THESE GAINS WERE MADE
WITH SEVERAL STAKEHOLDER
ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER
MUNICIPAL PARTNERS.
AND I WANT TO RECOGNIZE IN
PARTICULAR THE WORK OF ROOTED
IN RIGHTS AND DISABILITY RIGHTS
WASHINGTON FOR WORK ON
AUTOMATED ENFORCEMENT AS WELL
AS THE MAYOR OF BREMERTON AND
COUNCILMEMBER OF THE BUFFALO
CITY COUNCIL, AND ANOTHER
COUNCILMEMBER IN SPOKANE FOR
PARTNERSHIP IN ADVANCING AND
EXPANSION OF THE WASHINGTON
STATE OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP
THAT WE WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF.
WE APPRECIATE THE COUNCILS HARD
WORK AND ENGAGEMENT LAST
SESSION AND THROUGH THE
INTERIM, DEVELOPING
RELATIONSHIPS AS THEY WILL BE
CRITICAL TO ADVANCING THE
CITY’S AGENDA IN 2020 AND THOSE
OF YOU WHO MADE MULTIPLE TRIPS
TO EASTERN WASHINGTON TO
REPRESENT US ON THE ASSOCIATION
OF CITIES BOARD AND I BELIEVE
UPCOMING MEETINGS WITH RANKING
MEMBERS OF THE TRANSPORTATION
COMMITTEE.
WITH THAT I WILL TURN IT OVER
TO CARON FOR A PREVIEW OF THE
2020 SESSION.
>>I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN — IT’S
ALL GOOD.
I’M READY TO GO.
I’M NOT USED TO HAVING SLIDES
FOR YOU GUYS.
OKAY, WE WANT TO SIT DOWN WITH
YOU AND ANTICIPATE THE AGENDA
PROCESS STARTING AS SHE
MENTIONED EARLIER WE ARE ABOUT
TO HEAD INTO ABOUT THREE MONTHS
AWAY FROM HEADING INTO THE 60
DAY SESSION.
A SHORT SESSION THAT WILL BE
FOR A SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET YEAR
SO IT STARTS AND GENERATE 13th
AND WILL GO FOR 60 DAYS AND
THERE IS A NEW HOUSE SPEAKER,
THE SPEAKER EMERITUS HAVE
STEPPED DOWN AND IT IS HELD BY
JOHN LOVICK AND IN JULY THE
HOUSE DEMOCRATS HAVE NOMINATED
REPRESENTATIVE JENKINS.
SHE STILL HAS TO GO THROUGH A
FORMER PROCESS THAT WILL HAPPEN
IN JANUARY.
SHE IS LOOKING TO BE OUR NEW
NEXT SPEAKER AT THE HOUSE.
THE SENATE AND HOUSE HAVE BEEN
MEETING FOR COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY
DAYS, THE HOUSE HAD AN EARLY
SESSION IN SEPTEMBER AND BOTH
THE SENATE AND HOUSE WILL HAVE
ADDITIONAL ASSEMBLY DATES THE
WEEK BEFORE THANKSGIVING.
COMMITTEES — QUESTION?
>>WITH REPRESENTATIVE JENKINS,
CAN WE REACH OUT TO HER NOW, IS
IT USEFUL TO SAY HELLO,
CONGRATULATIONS?
>>ABSOLUTELY.
>>I DON’T WANT TO GET AHEAD OF
THE GAME —
>>WE BEEN WORKING TO FIND TIME
TO SIT DOWN WITH HER.
JUST SO SHE CAN MAKE THE
TRANSITION FROM SPEAKER TO THE
SEATTLE AREA, TACOMA, MAKING
SURE THAT SHE HAS AWARENESS OF
OUR ISSUES AND WHAT WE ARE
WORKING WITH.
A COUPLE DIFFERENT COUNCIL
MEMBERS ON GETTING A MEETING
SET UP.
>>GREAT.
I KNOW THIS WILL BE LONG-TERM
AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO TOUCH IT
THIS SHORT SESSION BUT IT MIGHT
BE A GOOD ISSUE TO RAISE, THE
FORMER TACOMA MAYOR, MARILYN
STRICKLAND HAD TALKED WITH ME
LAST YEAR ABOUT CREATING A
MULTICOUNTY TRANSIT LIKE PROCESS
TO BE ABLE TO FUND MORE HOUSING
RAPIDLY ACROSS A THREE OR FOUR
COUNTY AREA IF YOU COUNT
KITSAP, AS WELL.
IT WOULD PROVIDE REGIONAL
AUTHORITY, FUNDING, AUTHORITY,
TO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY PEOPLE
TO BE SITTING ON THAT, WE ARE
WORKING ON OUR REGIONAL
GOVERNANCE NOW, I THINK IT IS
PARALLEL BUT I WOULD LOVE TO BE
ABLE TO IDENTIFY HER AND
INTRODUCE HER TO THE CONCEPT.
>>THANK YOU, I’M HAPPY TO
REACH OUT TO YOUR OFFICE AND WE
CAN WORK ON FINDING TIME.
>>ARE YOU LAUGHING AT MY GOOD
FRIEND?
>>AM I?
>>THERE WAS CHUCKLING GOING ON
.
>>SOMEONE IN THAT POSITION, I
AM CERTAINLY NOT.
OKAY.
SO, WE WANT TO HIGHLIGHT, 2019
WAS A BIG YEAR. THE LEGISLATURE
WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL IN A LOT OF
AREAS AND MANY PRIORITIES,
TOUCHED ON QUITE A FEW OF THESE.
I WON’T GO INTO DETAIL BECAUSE
I KNOW YOU HAVE HEARD ABOUT
THESE ENDLESSLY.
A BOND DEAL THAT WAS A BIG
DEAL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUICK
ACTION.
FOR MOVING THIS ALONG ON THE
CITY SIDE, TENANT PRODUCTION,
THE HOUSING TRUST FUND WAS
MOVED UP FROM $107 MILLION TO
171 — $175 MILLION, AND WE SAW
CIVIL-RIGHTS AREAS, LGBTQ
COMMISSION, KEEP WASHINGTON
WORKING, I HAVE BEEN 1000 WHICH
WAS GOING TO THE BALLOT,
AMAZING TO SEE THE LEGISLATURE
TAKE ACTION LAST SESSION.
PUBLIC SAFETY, A LOT ON GUN
RESPONSIBILITY.
THERE WAS FUNDING FOR RAPE KIT
TESTING AND WE ALSO WERE ABLE
TO GET THE EDUCATION, BIG FOR
THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE GRANT
THAT WAS THE SURCHARGE PUT ON A
FUND TO MAKE THESE PROGRAMS
AVAILABLE TO A MUCH WIDER GROUP.
THE CITY WAS SUCCESSFUL IN
BEING ABLE TO SECURE THE
WASHINGTON STATE OPPORTUNITY
SCHOLARSHIP MATCH FOR MUNICIPAL
DOLLARS THAT WOULD FIT WITHIN
THE TARGETED GROUP.
AND A LOT OF ADVANCEMENT ON THE
EARLY LEARNING ACCESS.
HEALTHCARE, WE SAW THE TOBACCO
21 THAT WENT THROUGH,
VACCINATIONS WITH MMR AND
REQUIREMENTS FOR REMOVING
PERSONAL EXEMPTIONS FOR THE MMR
AND AFFORDABLE CARE PROTECTION.
SO I THINK THE LEGISLATURE NOW,
THE DIFFERENT CAUCUSES ARE
TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY
WILL PUT FORWARD NEXT.
THERE WERE THINGS THAT WERE IN
THE PIPELINE, ENVIRONMENTAL,
HOUSING, GUN RESPONSIBILITY
THAT THEY COULD CLEAR THAT, IT
WAS CONVERSATION HAPPENING NOW
THAT HAPPENED DURING THE SUMMER
ABOUT THE NEXT THINGS THEY WILL
BRING FORWARD.
>>THE ONES THAT WE ARE PUSHING
LAST YEAR, ROOTED IN RIGHTS,
THE EXAMPLE, WITH THOSE BE AT
THE TOP OF THE LIST
AUTOMATICALLY?
>>WE APPRECIATE ANY COUNCIL
MEMBERS AND WE WILL BE WORKING
WITH YOUR OFFICE TO CONTINUE TO
WORK TO ADVANCE AUTOMATIC,
AUTOMATED ENFORCEMENT FOR BUS
LANE VIOLATIONS AND
INTERSECTION BLOCKING.
THAT WAS A REQUEST THAT WE HAVE
TO YOUR OFFICE.
WE WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR HELP.
>>THE BILL WILL MOVE BACK,
SINCE OUR BLOCK THE BOX MOVE
OUT OF THE HOUSE AND INTO THE
SENATE, IT WILL GO BACK TO THE
HOUSE FOR A THIRD READING.
IT IS AUTOMATICALLY, THAT IS
DURING A SESSION, THERE ARE TWO
YEARS IN A BIENNIUM SO THE BILLS
IN THE LONG SESSION WILL
AUTOMATICALLY —
>>AND THE DEATH PENALTY?
WHERE DOES IT FALL IN THE
QUEUE?
>>I THINK GIVEN SOME OF THE
CHANGES IN THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES WE HAVE SOME
OPPORTUNITIES THERE AROUND
ELIMINATING THE DEATH PENALTY
AND STATUE.
I THINK GIVEN THE TIME FRAME
LAST YEAR AND THE PUSH TO MOVE
I-1000 FORWARD, A LOT OF THINGS
WERE LOST BECAUSE OF TIMING AND
I THINK WE CAN ADVANCE
SOMETHING THIS COMING
SUPPLEMENTAL FASHION.
>>THANK YOU.
>>THANK YOU.
>>SO, OUR AGENDA PROCESS, I
KNOW I HAVE MET WITH MOST OF YOU
TO TALK ABOUT WHAT YOUR
PRIORITIES ARE AND WILL BE FOR
THE UPCOMING SESSION, IN
ADDITION TO EATING WITH COUNCIL
MEMBERS WE MET WITH DEPARTMENT
FOR RECOMMENDATIONS AS WHAT
THEY THINK WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR
THE CITY.
SO WE HAVE COMPILED A LOT OF
THOSE REQUESTS AND WE ARE
WORKING TO PUT THEM INTO THE
DOCUMENT THAT WE WILL PUT
FORWARD TO YOU LATER THIS
MONTH.
IT’S A LITTLE BIT OF A LONGER
PROCESS, WE WILL DO OUR INITIAL
PRESENTATION ON OCTOBER 21.
AND YOU WILL HAVE THE
OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE
ADJUSTMENTS, GIVE US FEEDBACK
AND THEN WE WILL MAKE THOSE
ADJUSTMENTS AND WE WILL DO
ANOTHER FINAL PRESENTATION ON
THE FEEDBACK THAT WE HEARD.
AND YOU WILL HAVE THE
OPPORTUNITY TO PASS IT IN EARLY
DECEMBER.
THAT IS THE DOCUMENT THAT WE
WILL WORK WITHIN DURING THE
SESSION.
IT SETS THE PRIORITIES AND IT
IS A BIG DOCUMENT, MEANT TO
CAPTURE QUITE A FEW THINGS BUT
DEFINITELY IT SETS UP THE
VALUES AND THINGS THAT WE WILL
FOCUS ON DURING THE LEGISLATURE
OF SESSION.
>>NIKKI.
>>IS ANYONE BRINGING UP VAPING
UNDER HEALTHCARE?
>>YES, THEY ARE.
IT WAS TIED TO THE TOBACCO 21
LEGISLATION THAT WENT THROUGH
LAST YEAR.
AND A LOT OF QUESTIONS WE HAVE
BEEN ASKED, WHAT IS THE CITY
ABLE TO DO, WHAT IS THE COUNTY
ABLE TO DO?
ONE OF THE ITEMS THAT WAS
INCLUDED IN THE BILL IS THERE
IS A PREEMPTION ON LOCAL
GOVERNMENT.
ABLE TO TAKE ACTION, THAT IS A
CONVERSATION POINT.
THE GOVERNOR HAS SAID HE WILL
PUT FORWARD LEGISLATION
SPECIFICALLY AROUND SOME OF THE
HEALTH ISSUES COMING FORWARD
FROM THE VAPING ILLNESSES.
>>AND RECENT REPORTS FROM KENT
COUNTY, AS WILL.
>>WE SHOULD ANTICIPATE THINGS
LIKE THAT AND THAT WILL
CERTAINLY INCLUDE IN OUR AGENDA.
>>SO, POTENTIAL CITY ISSUES
FOR 2020.
AGAIN, A LOT OF THINGS IN THE
PIPELINE.
WE ARE REALLY TALKING TO
DIFFERENT PEOPLE, THE CITY, TO
SEE WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE
ELEVATE, HOUSING, HOMELESSNESS,
THEY WILL BE A PRIORITY.
WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR THE WORK
THE LEGISLATURE DID FOR THE
HOUSING TRUST FUND AND 1406,
THAT IS AT THE END OF THOSE
CONVERSATIONS.
WE’VE BEEN WORKING WITH OTHER
CITIES AND STAKEHOLDERS TO SEE
WHAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING THAT
THE LEGISLATURE CAN GET BEHIND
DURING THE SHORT SESSION.
A TOPIC HAS STALLED QUITE A BIT
OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS.
WE’RE SEEING IF THERE’S ANY
APPETITE TO LOOK INTO MFT THIS
YEAR.
>>QUESTION.
SPECIFIC TO ADDITIONAL LABOR
STANDARDS IN MFT, IS THAT PART
OF THE CONVERSATION?
>>I HAVE NOT HEARD THAT.
MAYBE I CAN CONNECT WITH YOU
AND GET MORE DETAILS?
>>AND MISTY THE CHIEF OF STAFF
IS WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY,
WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE LABOR
CENTERS FOR MFT THAT ARE NOT
ACTUALLY POSSIBLE WITHOUT STATE
MOVEMENT ON THIS.
I THINK IT’S A BETTER SOLUTION
AT THE STATE LEVEL.
TO HELP INCLUDE THESE LABOR
STANDARDS.
WE DID SOME GREAT WORK WITH THE
CENTRAL STAFF ON HOW TO FIND
THE RIGHT BALANCE OF INCENTIVES
AND MAKING SURE IT PENCILS OUT.
I THINK WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO
WORK WITH YOUR TEAM AS YOU
INCLUDE THE LABOR STANDARDS IN
MFT.
>>WE HAVE A MEETING TODAY WITH
SOME OF OUR FRIENDS FROM THE
BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
TRADES ABOUT A CAPITAL BUDGET
REQUEST THAT WE DISCUSSED WITH
COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ.
I’M HAPPY TO BRING THAT UP AND
TALK WHAT THEY ARE DOING.
THIS IS A PARODY THAT THE LABOR
COMMUNITY HAS IDENTIFIED FOR
THE COMING SESSION.
>>THANK YOU.
OTHER ISSUES IN THE AFFORDABLE
HOUSING SPACE, SHELTER LOCATION,
BASEMENT ASSISTANCE AND
CONTINUING TENANT PROTECTIONS.
EDUCATION, EARLY LEARNING,
CHILD CARE, THOSE WILL BE
ELEVATED QUITE A BIT.
THE DEADLOCK ON HIGHER EDUCATION
AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT WE WILL
SEE IN THAT SPACE FOR THE SHORT
SESSION.
IF CLEANUP LANGUAGE IS NEEDED
OR THEY TRY TO DO ANYTHING.
>>WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT
CHILDCARE, YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT
CAPITAL INVESTMENTS, WHAT KIND
OF HELP CAN WE LOOK FOR?
>>THAT HAS BEEN A PIECE OF
THAT, THERE ARE QUITE A FEW
STUDIES THAT THEY ARE PUTTING
FORWARD NOW AND WHAT IT LOOKS
LIKE FOR THE STATE TO TAKE
FURTHER ACTION ON THAT, I KNOW
ON THE, FOR THE LOCATIONS WHERE
THEY CAN PUT THE CHILD CARE
CENTERS, THAT IS AN ISSUE.
AND JUST HOW THAT TIES IN TO
MAKING MORE SPACE IS AVAILABLE,
ACKNOWLEDGING IT IS AN
EXPENSIVE AND PROBLEMATIC TOPIC
FOR MANY FAMILIES IN THE STATE.
>>IT’S ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY AS
WE KNOW.
>>JUST TO ADD TO THAT, IN
ADDITION, WE HAVE BEEN HAVING
CONVERSATIONS WITH FOLKS ABOUT
925, I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SURE
THAT THE PRIORITY IS NOT JUST
RUNS SPACE AND INCENTIVES BUT
ALSO PROVIDER REIMBURSEMENT.
AND CONGRATULATIONS TO
CALIFORNIA FOR THE WORK THEY
JUST DID TO HELP MAKE SURE THAT
THERE WAS MORE OF A UNIONIZED
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING VOICE FOR
THOSE WHO DO RECEIVE SUBSIDIES.
IT WAS A GREAT PIECE OF
LEGISLATION IN CALIFORNIA.
I DON’T SUGGEST THAT IS ON
THEIR AGENDA THIS YEAR BUT I
KNOW PROVIDER REIMBURSEMENT IS
A HUGE, HUGE PROBLEM.
>>VERY GOOD.
>>THANK YOU.
IS THE SON?
OKAY.
THANK YOU FOR THE WORK YOU DID
ON THE LGBTQ COMMISSION.
I KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT EXPANDING
THE ISSUE FOR PROTECTION OF
TRANSGENDER FOLKS STATEWIDE.
WHAT OTHER STATES HAVE DONE BUT
MY NEW QUESTION IS, WHAT ARE
WE, THIS IS IN THE NEWS, WHAT
WILL WE, HOW WILL WE ADDRESS
PSYCHIATRIC CARE NOW THAT WE
KNOW WESTERN STATE HAS ISSUES?
>>THAT’S A HUGE TOPIC STILL.
I THINK THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT
AMOUNT OF INVESTMENT PUT IN THE
SPACE DURING THE LAST SESSION
AND THAT WILL BE A CONTINUED
CONVERSATION.
THEY ARE WORKING TO FIGURE OUT
HOW TO GET MORE BETS ONLINE AND
THERE’S BEEN A LARGE
CONVERSATION AROUND INVOLUNTARY
TREATMENT AND WHAT THEY WILL DO
IN THAT SPACE.
I DON’T THINK THERE IS A STRONG
AND SOLID FEELING ABOUT WHAT
THE RIGHT ACTION IS.
I THINK IT IS STILL A TOPIC
THAT IS BEING EXPLORED BUT IT
WILL ELEVATE THIS YEAR.
>>WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO
MEET WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF
WASHINGTON FOLKS, I DON’T KNOW
IF YOU CAN SHARE ANYTHING BUT I
KNOW THEY HAVE SOME IDEAS AND
WORKING WITH THE STATE
LEGISLATURE ON CAPITAL AND
PROGRAMMING FOR PSYCHIATRIC
COME GETTING AWAY FROM
PRIVATIZATION, COMMERCIAL
MARKET OF PSYCHIATRIC BEDS AND
THE NEED HERE AND NOT JUST KING
COUNTY BUT TRI-COUNTY.
>>WE WERE DOING WORK WITH THEM
AND THEY HAVE PRIORITIZED HOW
TO SIGNIFICANT WIN AROUND SOME
MAJOR CAPITAL INVESTMENTS FROM
THE LEGISLATURE LAST SESSION
AROUND PSYCHIATRIC CARE AND
RESIDENCY PROGRAMS TO ADDRESS
SOME OF THE WORKFORCE NEEDS.
THAT WILL TAKE TIME TO GET
ONLINE BUT I THINK IN THE
MEANTIME THE AREA THAT YOU ARE
ASKING US TO EXPLORE THAT WE
ARE HAPPY TO HAVE CONTINUED
DISCUSSIONS WITH YOU AROUND HOW
TO ADDRESS AN IMMEDIATE NEED
WHILE WE’RE STANDING UP THIS
STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY AND
MAKING THOSE INVESTMENTS.
WE ARE HAPPY TO DO THAT AND
FOLLOW UP WITH YOU.
>>-2 FOLD, THERE IS THE ISSUE
BUT WE ALSO KNOW THE UNIVERSITY
OF WASHINGTON OWNS NORTHWEST
HOSPITAL IN DISTRICT V’S WE’RE
LOOKING AT DENSITY AND
HEALTHCARE AND OTHER NEEDS.
THAT IS ANOTHER REASON WHY I’M
CONCERNED ABOUT IT, NOT
CONCERNED BUT I HOPE THEY CAN
STAY IN THE LOOP WITH THE
CONVERSATION AS IT CONTINUES.
WITH OUR FORMAL COUNCIL MEMBER
AND THERE CAME.
>>GREAT.
>>IN SUPPORT OF WHAT
COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ WAS
SAYING, WE ARE WORKING CLOSELY
WITH CHIEF SCOGGINS, THE FIRE
DEPARTMENT WITH THE LABOR UNION
AND THINGS, THANK YOU KENNY
STEWART FOR HELP.
THIS IS WHAT COUNCIL MEMBER WAR
IS BROUGHT TO HAVE PLACES WHERE
THE FIREFIGHTERS, FIRST
RESPONDERS CAN TAKE PEOPLE ON A
SHORT-TERM BASIS.
WE NEED MANY, MANY MORE BETS.
WE’RE ADDING I BELIEVE 60 IN
BEACON HILL THAT WILL BE
AVAILABLE BUT WE RECOGNIZE THAT
FOR THIS CONTINUUM TO WORK, WE
NEED THE SHORT-TERM PLACES TO
TAKE PEOPLE AND ONE THING I
WANT TO POINT OUT, TO MY
COLLEAGUES, I DON’T KNOW IF
PEOPLE ARE FOCUSED ON THIS YET,
BUT DANIEL MALONE IS WORKING ON
A NEW FACILITY IN RAINIER AND
PLUM AND THAT IS IN CONJUNCTION
WITH HARBOR VIEW AND THAT WILL
BE A MEDICAL FACILITY WITH
MENTAL HEALTH POSSIBILITIES AND
LOW INCOME HOUSING.
I BELIEVE THEY HAVE RAISED MOST
OF THE MONEY THROUGH GRANTS FOR
THE HOUSING BUT THEY STILL NEED
SOME MONEY FOR THE ACTUAL
CLINICAL FACILITY BELOW.
I WILL RECOMMEND THAT WE DO
THAT IN THIS BUDGET BUT I KNOW
THAT LEGISLATIVE HELP WOULD BE
WELCOME.
>>WE CAN FOLLOW UP AND LET YOU
KNOW WHAT THE BUDGET ASKS ARE
AND WORK TO INCORPORATE THOSE
INTO THE DRAFT AGENDA.
>>OBVIOUSLY, THEY ARE CAREFUL
ABOUT TRYING NOT TO BE IN A
CONFLICTED POSITION BUT SHE
WOULD KNOW A LOT ABOUT THIS.
>>THANK YOU.
>>ON THE ENVIRONMENT SIDE, THE
LOW CARBON FUEL STANDARD WILL
BE A REALLY BIG TOPIC.
I KNOW THE SENATOR HAS PUT
FORWARD SOME CAP AND TRADE
CONCEPTS.
100% CLEAN ENERGY BILL WENT
THROUGH BUT I DON’T THINK THEY
ARE PAUSING BY ANY MEANS.
ALSO WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE
CITY FUEL TANK LEGISLATION LAST
WEEK WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING
AT DIFFERENT CONCEPTS, WHAT WE
NEED TO EXPLORE TO MAKE SURE
THAT WORKS FOR THE PEOPLE IN
THE CITY.
>>I WANT TO PUT ON THE RADAR,
I SAW A TWEET FROM
REPRESENTATIVE FITZGERALD.
HE WILL BE WORKING ON UPDATES
TO THE GMA AND BUILDING 19 23
THIS PAST SESSION.
I WANT TO PUT THAT ON THE
RADAR.
>>THANK YOU.
>>ON THE TRANSPORTATION SIDE,
AUTOMATED ENFORCEMENT WILL OF
COURSE THE ONE OF THE BIGGEST
PRIORITIES THIS COMING SESSION.
AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, THE
BILL WAS ABLE TO MOVE TO THE
HOUSE LAST YEAR AND STALLED ON
THE SECOND READING OF THE
SENATE SO NOW WILL GO BACK TO
THE HOUSE.
WE ARE WORKING WITH SPONSORS
AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVED
IN THE PROCESS TO SEE ANY
ADJUSTMENTS WE NEED TO SEE IN
THE LEGISLATION.
AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH.
>>SEPARATE BUT RELATED TO
THIS, LAST YEAR WE TALKED WITH
A NUMBER OF LEGISLATURES ABOUT
PROVIDING ASSISTANCE FOR CARDS
FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES.
AND FROM OUR SUPPORT IT WAS A
SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUE.
I THINK WE DID WONDERFUL WORK
WITH METRO TO GET THE CARDS FOR
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
AND THIS IS EXPANDING WHAT WE
ARE DOING WITH THE UTILITY
DISCOUNT PROGRAM AND OTHERS SO
I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IF THERE’S
COORDINATED OPPORTUNITY FOR US
TO GET MORE RESOURCES FOR THE
STATE TO BE ABLE TO BUY THE
ORCA PASSES FAMILIES THAT CAN’T
AFFORD IT OTHERWISE.
>>THANK YOU.
>>PUBLIC SAFETY, PUT GUN
RESPONSIBILITY BROADLY, I THINK
THE BILLS WERE ABLE TO PUSH THE
PIPELINE LAST YEAR AND I THINK
WE’RE HAVING CONVERSATIONS
ABOUT ANY TYPE OF THE LOCAL
PREEMPTION, IS THERE ANY SPACE
FOR THERE TO BE A RELAXING OF
THAT, KNOWING THAT THE CITY OF
SEATTLE HAS SEVERAL PRIORITIES
IN THE AREA THAT THEY ARE NOT
ABLE TO WORK ON.
UNDER CURRENT LAW.
>>AGAIN, THIS IS NOT
INCLUSIVE, JUST A COUPLE, HIGH-
LEVEL THINGS, AND THIS WILL
EVOLVE THROUGH THE NEXT FEW
MONTHS.
AND PLEASE KEEP US POSTED IF
THERE ARE THINGS THAT YOU HEAR
ABOUT OUR OTHER PRIORITIES YOU
WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN THE AGENDA.
>>REMEMBER LAST YEAR I WAS
WORKING WITH SENATOR CARLISLE
WHO HAD WANTED TO PUT FORWARD A
BILL THAT HE TRIED MULTIPLE
TIMES THAT WOULD ALLOW OUR CITY
EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO
JOIN FORCES WITH THE STATE.
AFTER THAT, AND SINCE I CHAIR
THIS COMMITTEE, WE DID AN
OUTSIDE INDEPENDENT ANALYSIS
THEY CAME BACK AND RECOMMENDED
THAT THE CITY NOT JOIN THE
STATE.
WE HAD EXPERTS ON THE COMMITTEE
, THEY TOOK A LOOK AT IT AND I
INVITED SENATOR CARLISLE TO
JOIN US WHEN THE BRIEFING
HAPPENED.
I THINK HE MAY AT THIS POINT
SAY HE’S NOT MOVING FORWARD
WITH THAT AGAIN BECAUSE SPOKANE
WAS OPPOSED AND TACOMA WAS
OPPOSED AND ONLY WOULD APPLY TO
OUR THREE CITIES.
SO SINCE WE CAME BACK WITH THAT
RECOMMENDATION AND THIS IS
ACTUALLY COUNCILMEMBER
MOSQUEDA, I HAD YOU IN MIND SO
WE DIDN’T HAVE TO RACE IT AGAIN
BUT WE DID IN MAY, HAVE THIS
ACCOMMODATION FROM THE
INDEPENDENT BOARD OUTSIDE THAT
SAID THEY WERE GOING TO OPPOSE
IT BUT THEY WOULD NOT SUPPORT
IT.
>>THANK YOU FOR THAT.
SO, NEXT STEPS.
THE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES WILL
MEET THROUGH THE FALL, IT WILL
BE FOCUSED AND NOVEMBER BUT
THERE HAS BEEN THE ABILITY TO
SEE WHAT IS ELEVATING, GET
UPDATES FROM DIFFERENT
COMMITTEES AND WORKGROUPS AND
SESSIONS THAT ARE ORGANIZED FOR
THE INTERIM, GET THAT
INFORMATION THAT IS HELPFUL TOOL
FOR US TO KNOW WHAT TO
ANTICIPATE FOR 2020.
WE’RE HOPING TO SCHEDULE A
MEETING WITH THE DELEGATION,
THIS HAS BEEN A JOINT THING
THAT THE MAYOR HAS DONE WITH
THE COUNCIL TO SIT DOWN WITH
THE DELEGATION AND ADVANCE THE
SESSION AND HEAR WHAT EVERYONE
SHARED AND WORK ON STRATEGY FOR
THE 2020 SESSION.
LEGISLATURES COME TO OLYMPIA ON
THE 13th.
IT MIGHT SEEM FAR AWAY BUT IT
WILL COME UP QUICKLY.
WE WILL CIRCULATE AND PRESENT
OUR FIRST DRAFT OF THE AGENDA
ON OCTOBER 21 AND WE HAVE ONE
MONTH TO HEAR FEEDBACK, AND
ADOPT THE AGENDA.
IN DECEMBER.
>>FOR YOUR FEEDBACK AND HARD
WORK, I APPRECIATE IT.
>>THANK YOU, WE LOOK FORWARD
TO WORKING WITH YOU.
ONE LAST COMMENT.
>>I DIDN’T SEE A SECTION FOR
LABOR ON HERE.
IT COULD BE THAT I AM MISSING
AN EARLIER PART OF THE
PRESENTATION BUT WE TALKED
ABOUT LABOR AS IT RELATES TO
HOUSING, OBVIOUSLY, ANYTIME WE
CAN GET ADDITIONAL STANDARDS IN
FOR EXAMPLE PREVAILING WAGE AND
DROPPING THE THRESHOLD WILL BE
HELPFUL FOR MIDEAST POLITIES TO
SHOW HOW THE PUBLIC DOLLARS ARE
BEING USED.
IS A CONVERSATION ABOUT
DROPPING THE THRESHOLD
PREVAILING WAGE FOR $5 MILLION,
PERHAPS LATER IN THE
CONVERSATION THAT WILL,.
BUT IT’S VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE
IT COMES FROM THE CITY COUNCIL
AND THE LABOR COMMITTEE, WE ARE
REALLY EXCITED THAT ATTORNEY
GENERAL BOB FERGUSON WILL BE
ADVANCING A DOMESTIC WORKERS
BILL OF RIGHTS AT THE STATE
LEVEL.
MARITIME WHAT WE DID HERE AT
THE CITY.
WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE OUR
SUPPORT FOR THAT.
I THINK IT ALSO ECHOES OUR
CONGRESSIONAL CONGRESSWOMAN,
WHAT SHE’S DOING AT THE
NATIONAL THERE, TOO.
ANYTHING THAT WE CAN DO TO
BUILD SUPPORT FOR THAT WOULD BE
GREAT BUT THERE’S A LOT OF
THINGS THAT WE WANT TO DO.
AND WE COULDN’T DO IT AT THE
CITY LEVEL.
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE, ACCESS
TO HEALTHCARE, THOSE CONCEPTS
ARE MUCH MORE APPROPRIATE TO
CREATE A POOL AT THE STATE LEVEL
AND IF THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL WE
WOULD LOVE TO SEE THAT ADVANCE.
>>THANK YOU.
>>THANK YOU FOR HIGHLIGHTING
THAT.
>>THANK YOU, MUCH.
WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN.
>>YOU WON’T SEE ME.
I WILL SEE YOU.
I WILL BE THINKING ABOUT YOU.
>>ONE MORE BRIEFING THIS
MORNING ON THE STATE ROUTE
TOLLING UPDATE, CAN THE TEAM
COME FORWARD AND WE WILL DIVE
RIGHT IN.
COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN COULD NOT
JOIN US THIS MORNING.
I CHATTED ABOUT THIS ITEM . AND
THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF
INTEREST ON OUR FLOOR, AND
UPDATE.
>>MAKE SURE THAT YOUR LIGHT IS
GREEN AND THE MIC IS CLOSE.
WHAT WE START WITH
INTRODUCTIONS, DIVE RIGHT IN.
>>I’M FROM SOUND TRANSIT.
>>I’M WITH THE WASHINGTON
STATE DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION TOLD A VISION.
>>AND THE DIRECTOR OF DOWNTOWN
MOBILITY FOR THE SEATTLE
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
>>I THINK I HAVE THE PLEASURE
OF KICKING IT OFF THIS MORNING.
AND ORIENTING US TO WHERE WE ARE
IN THE SEATTLE SQUEEZE, THE
FIVE-YEAR PERIOD WHERE WE ARE
GOING TO BE WORKING THROUGH
UNPRECEDENTED LEVELS OF BOTH
PRIVATE AND PUBLIC
INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION.
SO, IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AND YOUR
DESIRES, COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ
ARE NOTED.
[ LAUGHTER ] SO, RIGHT NOW WE
ARE ABOUT TO EMBARK ON THE
PROCESS OF TOLLING SR 99
TUNNEL, WE STARTED ALASKAN WAY
CONSTRUCTION AND THE TWO WAY
COLUMBIA TRANSIT PASS WILL BE
READY IN JANUARY.
AND ALSO IN JANUARY WE WILL BE
MAKING THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN
WHAT I THINK SOUND TRANSIT HAS
REFERRED TO THE BLUE LINE TO
THE EAST SIDE TO THE RAILS IN
THE TUNNEL.
AS YOU CAN SEE, WE HAVE SEVERAL
YEARS GOING OUT, 2021 IS THE
YEAR WHERE THINGS WILL START TO
GET A LOT BETTER BECAUSE THAT
IS WHEN WE ARE CONNECTING LIGHT
RAIL TO NORTHGATE.
ALTERNATIVE, I WILL TURN IT
OVER TO ED BARRY.
NO, I WON’T.
I WILL TELL YOU , ALL THE
THINGS —
>>NOT BEING SILLY, BUT 2021,
IS 1st QUARTER OR 4th QUARTER?
>>I WILL IT SOUND TRANSIT
ANSWER THAT.
>>I BELIEVE LATER IN THE YEAR.
>>OKAY, I WILL TRY TO CONTROL
EXPECTATIONS, THANK YOU.
>>LOOK AT ALL THESE, DID YOU
GET A CHANCE TO GO DOWN AND
LOOK AT THE DEMOLITION OF THE
VIADUCT?
IT’S GREAT TO SEE SOME OF THOSE
BUILDINGS GETTING SUNSHINE ON
THEIR FACES AFTER ALMOST 60
YEARS.
WE ALSO HAVE A BIG CLOSURE OF
THE FAIRVIEW BRIDGE, IT IS
GOING ON, THAT WILL BE 18 MONTHS
AND WE’RE ALMOST DONE WITH
VIADUCT REMOVAL, THAT WHICH IS
LEFT IS NOT IN OUR RIGHT-OF-WAY.
IT HAS LESS OF THE TRAFFIC
IMPACT.
WATERFRONT CONSTRUCTION.
THE IMPORTANT THING TO NOTE
ABOUT ALL OF THESE CHANGES IS
THE IMPACT ABOUT HALF OF THE
PEOPLE WHO COME IN TO SEATTLE
EACH AND EVERY DAY.
THESE VARIOUS CHANGES IMPACT A
LOT OF PEOPLE, PEOPLE WHO LIVE
IN SEATTLE AND PEOPLE WHO LIVE
IN THE SURROUNDING AREA.
NOW, I WILL TURN IT OVER TO ED
BARRY WHO WILL TALK TO US ABOUT
TOLLING.
>>THANK YOU HEATHER AND THANK
YOU FOR HAVING ME HERE TODAY.
I HAVE A COUPLE SLIDES ABOUT
WHAT WE MIGHT EXPECT WHEN
TOLLING BEGINS ON SR 99 AND
WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THIS IN THE
RECENT WEEKS, HEATHER AND I, I
LIKE TO START OFF WITH THIS
SLIDE WHICH SHOWS YOU WHAT
OCCURRED WHEN WE STARTED
TOLLING 520 10 YEARS AGO NOW.
WE STARTED AT THE TAIL END OF
2011 BUT IN 2012, THIS
REPRESENTS ACTUALLY WHAT
HAPPENED AND I WILL SPEAK TO
WHAT WAS ACTUALLY PREDICTED.
YOU CAN SEE IN THE BLUE BAR ON
THE RIGHT, THE GRAPH SHOWS THAT
AS THE AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC
THAT OCCURRED ON A WEEKDAY ON
520.
YOU CAN SEE OVER 100,000
VEHICLES PER DAY IN 2011 DROPPED
IN 2012 ON AVERAGE WHEN WE
STARTED TOLLING AND WHAT THAT
REPRESENTED ROUGHLY IN 2012 WAS
A 34% DECREASE IN TRAFFIC.
THAT WAS LESS THAN THE FORECAST
ABOUT THAT WAS DUE TO DROP THAT
WAS 48%.
THAT IS AN IMPORTANT NOTE.
I WILL COME BACK TO THAT IN THE
NEXT SLIDE BUT THERE WAS A
DROP, NONETHELESS, AND WHERE DO
PEOPLE GO?
WHAT DO THEY DO?
THEY MODIFIED THEIR SCHEDULES,
THEY TOOK DIFFERENT TRIPS, THEY
TOOK DIFFERENT ROUTES, THEY
TOOK TRANSIT, THEY TOOK
VANPOOLS OR TRAVELED OFF-PEAK.
SO THAT IS WHAT WE SAW AND THAT
IS WHAT WE EXPECTED TO A DEGREE
BUT IN THE ALTERNATIVE ROUTES
THAT THEY TOOK, YOU CAN SEE IN
THE SECOND BULLET, VOLUMES ON
THOSE ALTERNATIVE ROUTES DID
INCREASE 11% ON I-90, 9% ON 522
BUT AN INTERESTING NOTE, WE
ALSO SAW THE VOLUME INCREASES
OFTENTIMES DURING THE OFF-PEAK
TIMES WHEN THOSE ROUTES HAD
CAPACITY TO ABSORB THEM.
THAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS
INTERESTING THAT WE SAW AND
THEN, WE SAW A NUMBER OF TRIPS
THAT CHOSE NOT TO CROSS THE
LAKE AT ALL.
6%.
SO, DIFFERENT THINGS HAPPEN,
PEOPLE MADE DIFFERENT DECISIONS
AS THEY DO WHEN TOLLING STARTS
AND THEN WE SEE VOLUMES GROWING
OVER TIMES AS PEOPLE GET USED
TO TOLLING AND IS FACILITY IS
KNOWN AS A TOLD FACILITY AND IN
2019 YOU SEE WE ARE ABOUT 17%
BELOW THE PRE-TOLL LEVELS.
WITH THE VOLUMES INCREASING
YEARLY OVERTIME.
SO WHAT MIGHT WE SEE WITH SR 99
IN THE TUNNEL?
THAT’S WHAT THIS SLIDE THE
PICKS.
THE GRAYBAR THAT YOU SEE
REPRESENTS WHAT WAS ON THE
VIADUCT IN 2015 BEFORE IT CAME
DOWN AND WHAT THE NUMBERS ARE
EXPRESSED HERE ARE IN AVERAGE
VOLUME PER HOUR AT PEAK TIME IN
BOTH DIRECTIONS.
THAT SOMETHING TO NOTE AND KEEP
IN MIND.
THESE ARE PEAK TIME TRAVEL
VOLUMES.
ON AVERAGE.
FOR ONE HOUR.
YOU CAN SEE OVER 5000 IN 2015
WHEN THE VIADUCT WAS IN
OPERATION AND EARLIER THIS YEAR
WHEN THE TUNNEL WAS OPEN WE DID
A SIMILAR MEASUREMENT WHERE WE
TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT VEHICLES
WERE GOING THROUGH THE TUNNEL.
ON AVERAGE AT PEAK FOR ONE HOUR
AND THAT SHOWS A LITTLE UNDER
5000.
SIMILAR BUT NOT EXACTLY THE
SAME AS THE VIADUCT AND THE
BOTTOM BAR SHOWS WHAT WE MIGHT
SEE FORECASTED FOR THE TUNNEL
VOLUME WHEN TOLLING BEGINS.
THE SORT OF MAGENTA OR DARKER
PURPLE, YOU CAN SEE OVER 3000
CARS PER HOUR WHAT IS FORECAST
FOR WHAT MIGHT OCCUR WHEN
TOLLING STARTS IN THE LATER
PINK WAS WHAT YOU SEE SIMILAR
TO THE BAR ON 520, THE GRADUAL
INCREASE OVER TIME AS THE RAMP
UP CONTINUES ON AS PEOPLE GET
USED TO THE TOLL TUNNEL.
AND THE VOLUMES THAT MIGHT
HAPPEN.
AFTER THE RAMP UP PERIOD IS
OVER.
THIS IS WHAT WE MIGHT SEE
FORECASTED TO OCCUR WHEN
TOLLING BEGINS BUT AGAIN, THIS
IS JUST A FORECAST.
AS I SAID, THEY ARE TYPICALLY
CONSERVATIVE AND GENERATED BY A
CONSULTANT THAT GENERATES THESE
NUMBERS FOR US.
THEIR CONSERVATIVE IN THE
ASPECT OF THE WANT TO MAKE SURE
THAT THEY FORECAST A REVENUE
AMOUNT THAT MIGHT BE ACHIEVABLE
BASED ON TRIPS THAT MIGHT CHANGE
WHEN TOLLING BEGINS.
>>I HAVE A QUESTION.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO BACK, ON
THE PRECEDING SIDE, I UNDERSTAND
THE DROP IN USE BUT I THOUGHT I
HEARD YOU SAY WE WANT TO
COMPARE THIS TO WHAT WE THOUGHT
WAS GOING TO OCCUR, IS THIS
WHAT WE HAD PREDICTED?
OR IS THIS WHAT HAPPENED, I
THOUGHT I HEARD YOU SAY IN
COMPARISON, ARE WE WRITE IN OUR
PRODUCTIONS?
>>THE PREDICTIONS, IT WAS OVER
PREDICTED THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE
THAT WOULD NOT USE 520.
THE PREDICTION DROP WAS 48%.
THE FIRST YOUR, WHAT ACTUALLY
OCCURRED WAS 34%.
>>IC.
OKAY.
>>WE ALMOST EXPECTED HALF —
>>ALMOST AND AS OF THIS YEAR
WE ARE AT 17% BELOW.
>>THANK YOU.
>>THANK YOU, I’M BACK ONTO SCI-
FI.
THE NUMBERS, I APPRECIATE THAT
YOU HAVE VEHICLES PER HOUR BUT
IN 2015 WILL BE 100,000 DURING
THE DAY?
I THINK IT’S CLOSE.
>>YEAH, BETWEEN 90 AND 100,000.
I CAN’T REMEMBER EXACTLY.
>>IT DEPENDS ON THE DAY BUT
ROUGH NUMBERS ARE 100,000?
WHAT WE ANTICIPATE IN NUMBERS
POST TOLL FORECAST?
>>FOR THE DAY?
>>YES.
>>NOW, THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION.
WE HAVE RIGHT NOW ROUGHLY ON
AVERAGE ABOUT 75,000 VEHICLES
PER HOUR.
PER DAY GOING THROUGH.
BUT IT FLUCTUATES DEPENDING ON
THE DAY OR WHAT’S GOING ON.
WE HAD A DAY IN AUGUST THAT WAS
UPWARDS OF 86,000.
>>A SEAHAWKS GAME?
>>IN AUGUST, I DON’T KNOW THAT
IT WAS THE SEAHAWKS, I DON’T
KNOW.
>>WHEN YOU DO THE MAGENTA AND
DARK PURPLE ON THE FORECAST,
HOW MANY DAYS, HOURS, MONTHS,
ARE YOU ANTICIPATING THAT IT
SHAKES OUT?
WHAT DO YOU SCHEDULE?
>>THE ADJUSTMENT PERIOD
REPRESENTED IN THE PINK IS
ROUGHLY 30 MONTHS.
>>OKAY.
CLOSELY THREE YEARS?
>>YES.
ALSO, I SHOULD MENTION, THE
ADJUSTMENT PERIOD PREDICTED FOR
520 AND 405 WERE MUCH, MUCH
FASTER —
>>THAN ACTUALLY HAPPEN —
>>YES.
>>PEOPLE RETURNING?
>>OR USING 405, ESPECIALLY.
>>THANK YOU.
>>YOU’RE WELCOME.
>>SO, THIS SHOWS YOU IN A
SENSE, THE COLLABORATION THAT
HAS BEEN OCCURRING ON THIS
PROGRAM, THIS PROJECT, AND TOLL
COMMENCEMENT AND IT SHOWS THE
EFFORT THAT THESE ENTITIES, THE
CITY, THE COUNTY, AND THE COURT
AND THE STATE ON WORKING
TOGETHER TO COLLECT DATA, TO
ANSWER QUESTIONS THAT ARE GOING
TO COME UP AND HAVE COME UP AS
WE HAVE GONE THROUGH THIS
TRANSITION IN THE SEATTLE
SQUEEZE.
THAT GRID INSIDE THE BLUE LINE
SHOWS YOU THE AREA IN WHICH WE
ARE STUDYING AND COLLECTING
DATA.
ON HOW TRIPS ARE BEHAVING
WITHIN THAT GRID AND WE HAVE
BEEN GATHERING THIS DATA OVER
THE THREE TIME PERIODS DEPICTED
THERE.
BEFORE THE TUNNEL OPEN, AND THE
VIADUCT WAS OPERATING, AFTER
THE TUNNEL OPENED, BETWEEN
FEBRUARY AND NOW, WE’VE
COLLECTED THE SAME DATA AND WE
WILL COLLECT IT FOR ONE YEAR
AFTER TOLLING BEGINS.
ON NOVEMBER 9. WE WILL HAVE A
LOT OF COMPARISONS ON WHAT
HAPPENED, WHAT HAPPENED AGAIN,
AND WHAT HAPPENED IN THE
CONFIGURATION WHEN TOLLING
STARTS.
>>FLUIDITY, HOW MUCH DO YOU
HAVE?
ONE YEAR IN, IF IT IS WORKING
AS ANTICIPATED WILL YOU ADJUST
OR ARE YOU GOING TO STICK WITH
YOUR 2 1/2 YEAR TIMEFRAME?
>>I THINK WE WILL STICK WITH
OUR PLAN, DATA COLLECTION
PROCESS TO MAKE SURE WE ARE
COLLECTING ENOUGH DATA TO
ANSWER THE QUESTIONS WE THINK
WE WILL GET BUT I THINK WE ARE
PRETTY FLEXIBLE ON HOW LONG WE
CAN DO THAT OR HOW FREQUENTLY
WE CAN DO THAT BUT WE HAVE A
PRETTY SET SCHEDULE AGREED ON
BETWEEN THE ENTITIES.
>>OKAY.
SO I WILL TALK TO YOU ABOUT
CONNECT 20/20 WHICH YOU CAN SEE
IS A GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS STORY.
THE GOOD NEWS IS IN THE NEAR
HORIZON WHEN THE BLUE LINE, WE
ARE CALLING IT THE BLUE LINE
NOW, OPENS IN 2023 WE WILL HAVE
10 NEW STATIONS CONNECTING
REDMOND, CHARLOTTE, JUDKINS
PARK, INTO THE CHINATOWN AREA
AND ALL THE WAY TO NORTHGATE,
OPENING UP 14 MILES OF NEW
LIGHT RAIL SERVICE.
YOU PROBABLY ARTIE THINK THE
HEAVY CONSTRUCTION GOING ON IN
BELLEVUE AND ALONG I-90 IN
EARLY 2020 SOUND TRANSIT WILL
BE CONNECTING THIS NEW LINE,
THE BLUE LINE IN WITH THE
CURRENT TRAFFIC AT THE
CHINATOWN INTERNATIONAL
DISTRICT.
THE BAD NEWS IS THE HEAVY
CONSTRUCTION WILL BE IN A
TUNNEL ENVIRONMENT INTO THE RED
LINE TRYING TO SERVE EXISTING
WRITERS.
CONNECT 2020 IS A 10 WEEK
PERIOD FROM JANUARY UNTIL MID-
MARCH OF NEXT YEAR WHERE PARTS
OF THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT
CHINATOWN STATION WILL NEED TO
CLOSE SO THE PEOPLE CAN BUILD A
NEW JUNCTION THAT WILL CONNECT
THE CURRENT TRACK WITH THE NEW
POOL I TRACKS.
THAT CONNECTION WILL ALLOW THE
BLUE AND RED LINE TRAINS TO RUN
AT FOUR-MINUTE HEADWAYS UP TO
NORTHGATE.
BETWEEN THE INTERNATIONAL
DISTRICT AND NORTHGATE.
>>THE DATES WHEN YOU THINK
CLOSURE WILL HAPPEN?
>>WE WILL GO THROUGH THOSE.
THE JANUARY THROUGH MID-MARCH
IS THE CONNECT 2020 PERIOD.
WE DO SERVE 80,000 PEOPLE A DAY
AND WE ARE WORKING HARD TO MAKE
SURE TO SERVE FOLKS AS BEST WE
CAN DURING THE PARTIAL CLOSURE.
SO, THIS IS AN ANIMATION I WILL
TELL YOU WHEN TO HIT PLAY AND
IT LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT WORK.
THAT’S GREAT.
THIS TO START AND ORIENT YOU,
THIS SHOWS YOU BASICALLY THE
TUNNEL.
AND IT’S A MAP OF THE STATIONS
FROM SODA TO CAPITOL HILL AND
YOU CAN SEE THESE GREAT EXES
BETWEEN STADIUM AND CAPITOL HILL
AND THOSE ARE CROSSOVER TRACKS
WHICH ALLOW TRAINS TO GO FROM
ONE SET OF TRACKS TO THE OTHER.
SO WITH, TO MAKE THIS
CONNECTION WE HAVE TO CLOSE DOWN
HALF OF CHINATOWN INTERNATIONAL
DISTRICT STATION AT A TIME BUT
THE NORTH AND SOUTHBOUND TRAINS
WILL NEED TO SHARE A SINGLE
TRACK.
AND DURING THE 10 WEEK
CONSTRUCTION PERIOD LINK WILL
OPERATE AS THREE LINES.
ONE FROM THE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT
, FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF
WASHINGTON TO PINER SQUARE AND
THE OTHER WILL BE FROM ANGLE
LAKE TO PINER SQUARE.
HERE’S THE ANIMATION.
HOW THIS WILL WORK DURING THE
FIRST PHASE OF WORK.
YOU WILL SEE, HOPEFULLY — AS
THE TRAIN COMES IN, THE WORK AT
THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT, THE
RED STATION IS THE ONE THAT
WILL BE CLOSED, WE WILL PICK UP
THE PINK PEOPLE, THE TRAINS
WILL CROSSOVER AND GO AND MEET
AT THE PIONEER SQUARE STATION
AND PASSENGERS WILL GET OUT ON
THIS TEMPORARY PLATFORM AND
TRANSFER AT PIONEER SQUARE TO
CONTINUE IF THEY GO THROUGH
PINER SQUARE.
ESSENTIALLY IF YOU’RE COMING
FROM THE SOUTH END AND NEED TO
GO THROUGH TO CAPITOL HILL YOU
WILL NEED TO GET OFF AT PIONEER
SQUARE AT THE TEMPORARY
PLATFORM AND CROSSOVER TO THE
OTHER TRAIN.
THERE WILL BE TIME TO MEET AT
THE SAME TIME.
AND THEN YOU CAN CONTINUE ON TO
YOUR DESTINATION.
IF YOU JUST GET OFF AT PIONEER
SQUARE YOU WILL HEAD OUT.
THEN, —
>>NOTHING IS EVER STOPPED IN
TERMS OF TRYING TO GET FROM THE
AIRPORT FOR EXAMPLE TO THE UW?
MAYBE IT MIGHT BECOME LOCATED?
>>YES, IT MIGHT BE COMPLICATED.
WE WILL TALK ABOUT THIS IN A
MOMENT.
DURING THIS 10 WEEK PERIOD FOR
MOST OF THE PERIOD WE WILL BE
ABLE TO PROVIDE SERVICE.
THE ONE CATCH IS BECAUSE THE
TRACKS NORTH AND SOUTHBOUND
WILL BE SHARING THE SAME SET OF
TRACKS, TRAINS WILL HAVE TO RUN
LESS OFTEN SO WE WILL RUN 12
MINUTE HEADWAYS SEVEN DAYS A
WEEK INSTEAD OF THE TYPICAL SIX
MINUTE HEADWAYS DURING PEAK.
BUT TO MAKE UP FOR THAT WE ARE
HAVING A FOUR CAR TRAINS A SET
OF TWO OR THREE CAR TRAINS.
WE HAVE MORE CAPACITY BUT IT
WILL BE MORE CROWDED DURING
PEAK.
SO, IN ORDER TO MAKE FOR THIS
TEMPORARY PLATFORM IN
DISCONTINUED SERVICE AND SINGLE
TRACKING WE DO NEED TO BUILD A
TEMPORARY PLATFORM AT PIONEER
SQUARE STATION.
IN ORDER TO DO THAT WE NEED TO
CLOSE DOWN THE STATION THREE
WEEKENDS.
THE FIRST ONE WILL BE THIS
COMING WEEKEND.
OCTOBER 11 THROUGH THE 13th AND
THEN OCTOBER 25 THROUGH THE
27th AND NOVEMBER 8 THROUGH THE
10th.
WE WILL CLOSE SERVICE AT 11 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT AND REOPEN MONDAY
MORNING FOR EVERYONE.
WE WILL HAVE A BUS BRIDGE
GETTING PEOPLE FROM SOTO TO
CAPITOL HILL AND SERVE IN
BETWEEN.
AND THOSE WILL BE FREE SHUTTLES
FOR FOLKS.
WE WILL ALSO HAVE TO HAVE THREE
WEEKEND CLOSURES DURING THAT
CONNECT 2020 PERIOD OF JANUARY
THROUGH MID-MARCH.
YOU CAN SEE THE DATES OF THEIR,
WE WILL HAVE ALSO BUS BRIDGES
DURING THAT TIME.
BETWEEN THAT WILL HAVE SINGLE
TRACKING CONTINUING.
IT WILL JUST BE LESS FREQUENT.
>>CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE
SEAHAWK GAME SCHEDULE?
WHICH ONE OF THESE —
>>THESE ARE SELECTED IN ORDER
TO BE THE LEAST CONFLICTING IN
TERMS OF GAME DAY SCHEDULES —
>>ON OCTOBER —
>>YES, THESE ARE NOT —
>>THESE ARE NOT SEAHAWK GAMES?
WELL DONE.
>>I THINK THEY ARE ALSO NOT UW
GAMES, TOO?
>>YES, THEY WILL TRY TO AVOID
— [ LAUGHTER ] GOOD POINT.
>>MAYBE THE NEXT SLIDE?
THEN WE CAN COME BACK TO THAT.
HOW ARE WE COMMUNICATING WITH
ALL OF THE PEOPLE?
WE ARE HOSTING A MICRO SITE TO
HELP RIDERS KNOW THE OPTIONS
AND PLAN AHEAD AND THE SITE
WILL BE OPTIMIZED FOR MOBILE
AND TRENDS RELATED AND ADA
COMPLIANT AND WE’RE WORKING
THROUGH A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT
CHANNELS TO GET FOLKS TO KNOW
ABOUT THIS MICRO SITE SO OUR
PARTNER CHANNEL IS WORKING WITH
SDOT AND WASHINGTON D.O.T.
TO GET PEOPLE OUT, PRESS
RELEASES AND PRESS EVENTS, OUR
OWN CHANNELS, OUR WEBSITE AND
PAID MEDIA ADVERTISING, PRINT
AND DIGITAL THAT WE HAVE AND ON
THE FRONT LINE WE WILL ALSO HAVE
INNOVATIVE SIGNAGE, WE ARE
PILOTING NEW SIGNAGE TO WEEKS
TO HELP COMMUNICATE WITH RIDERS
AND WE WILL HAVE SOUND TRANSIT,
A BIG AMBASSADOR EFFORT OF
STAFF OUT THERE ON THE CENTER
PLATFORM AT PIONEER SQUARE TO
HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHAT
THEY SHOULD DO, WHERE THEY
SHOULD GO, SECURITY AUDIO
ANNOUNCEMENTS, CUSTOMER SERVICE
, TWITTER, —
>>CAN I.S., THIS IS OUR
FAVORITE TOPIC, THE PIONEER
SQUARE EXIT ON THIRD AVENUE,
YOU ARE DOING SOME UPDATING,
WORKING WITH PARKS ABOUT WHAT
WE WILL DO ABOUT THE FONTAN
FOUNTAIN, WHAT IS YOUR
SCHEDULE?
I BELIEVE THAT YOU WERE GOING
TO START DOING THE FACELIFT AND
WORK THIS NOVEMBER ON THAT AND
THE ELEVATOR FOR ADA, THAT IS A
VERY, VERY DIFFICULT STATION
FOR PEOPLE WITH WALKING OR
ANYONE IN A WHEELCHAIR.
WHAT IS THE PLAN?
>>I WILL CHECK WITH OUR FOLKS
WORKING ON THAT.
I DON’T HAVE THE LATEST ON
SCHEDULE BUT I WILL FOLLOW UP.
>>THIS IS, AS YOU KNOW, A
CRITICALLY IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF
WHAT WE ARE DOING IN THAT AREA
TO MAKE IT A SAFER, CLEANER,
HAPPIER PLACE TO BE.
I BELIEVE YOU WERE GOING TO
MAKE IT HAPPEN IN OCTOBER OR
NOVEMBER?
>>WE WILL BE IN TOUCH.
>>THANK YOU.
>>LOOK, NOW.
NOW WE ARE GETTING SERIOUS.
CLASSES ON.
[ LAUGHTER ]
>>THIS IS SO I CAN SEE MY
NOTES.
[ LAUGHTER ] SO, I HAVE SPOKEN
WITH YOU ALL BEFORE ABOUT THE
FIVE PILLARS THAT ARE
ORGANIZING OUR EFFORTS AS WE
MOVE THROUGH THE SEATTLE
SQUEEZE.
AND FOR TOLLING, THE SUMMARY OF
THE IMPACT IS WE EXPECT THERE
WILL BE MORE VEHICLES TRAVELING
THROUGH DOWNTOWN.
WE ARE ALL EAGERLY AWAITING AND
PREPARED FOR THE WORST CASE
SCENARIO, THE MOST DIVERSION,
BUT WE ALSO ARE HOPEFUL IT
WON’T QUITE BE THAT BAD.
FOLKS CAN EXPECT SLOWER TRAVEL
TIMES FOR TRANSIT AND FREIGHT
AND ALSO WHERE WE DO SEE A LOT
OF DIVERSION WE EXPECT IT MIGHT
BE ACTUALLY IN THE OFF-PEAK
RATHER THAN DURING THE PEAK
PERIOD.
FOR CONNECT 2020 OBVIOUSLY
THERE WILL BE FULLER TRAINS AND
MORE CROWDED STATIONS AND
INCREASE IN PEDESTRIANS AND
CYCLISTS FROM CAPITOL HILL FOR
CELL AND THE SOUTH AND WE ALSO
EXPECT THERE MIGHT BE MORE
CIRCLING, THE INCREASE OF
HEADWAYS WHICH IS TOTALLY, THEY
HAVE TO DO IT THAT WAY BUT THE
INCREASE FROM SIX MINUTES TO 12
MINUTES, PEOPLE MIGHT FEEL LIKE
NEED TO MAKE A DIFFERENT KIND
OF CHOICE.
SO, WE WILL KEEP DOING ALL THE
THINGS THAT WE DO SO WELL.
WE WILL RESPOND TO TRAFFIC
CONDITIONS IN REAL TIME,
PARTICULARLY WITH SIGNAL TIMING
PLANS THAT HAVE BEEN PRE-
POSITIONED TO RESPOND TO
SCENARIOS THAT WE BELIEVE MAY
HAPPEN AND WE ARE READY TO
COMMIT THOSE AT THE TOUCH OF A
BUTTON.
WE ALSO CONTINUE TO HAVE 24
SEVEN COVERAGE IN OUR
TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS CENTER
AND COMMUNICATING WITH VARIOUS
TECHNOLOGY AND MAP PROVIDERS TO
ENSURE THAT THEY KNOW WHERE THE
CLOSURES ARE AND HOW LONG THEY
ARE SO THAT THEY DON’T STEER
YOU INTO A CLOSURE.
AND AS WE ALWAYS DO, WE ARE
MANAGING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS,
SCHEDULES TO MINIMIZE THE
IMPACT TO DOWNTOWN TO THE
EXTENT THAT WE CAN.
MAYBE YOU NOTICED OR MAYBE YOU
DIDN’T, BECAUSE IT WAS
SEAMLESS, ON SEPTEMBER 21 WE
HAD A SERVICE CHANGE AND
THROUGH THE GOOD GRACES OF THE
SEATTLE VOTERS AND SEATTLE
TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT
LEAD, WE ADDED 50,000 SERVICE
HOURS TO ROUTES THAT SERVE
SEATTLE, IN ADDITION WE
CONTINUE TO PARTNER WITH METRO
AND SOUND TRANSIT ON FIRST MILE
LAST MILE WORK BEING A KEY ONE,
WE ARE ALSO AUGMENTING THE
CONNECTIVITY AT SOME SHARED
MOBILITY STOPS.
WE HAVE THEM ALREADY DOWNTOWN
AT WESTLAKE, COLMAN DOCK AND
SORT OF THAT JACKSON HUB AREA
AND WE ARE CREATING MOBILITY
HUBS IN FOUR OTHER
NEIGHBORHOODS OUTSIDE OF
DOWNTOWN THAT CAN HELP THAT
CONDUCTIVITY.
WE ARE WORKING WITH EXPANDING
ACCESS TO O.R.C.A.
CARDS.
WE ARE PAINTING RED LANES ALL
OVER DOWNTOWN TO HELP REMIND
PEOPLE TO STAY OUT OF THE
TRANSIT LANE.
AND ONE THING THAT WASN’T
MENTIONED IS DURING CONNECT 2020
, BECAUSE OF THE CROSSOVER AT
PIONEER SQUARE , SOUND TRANSIT
DECIDED FOR SAFETY PURPOSES
THAT BICYCLES WON’T BE ALLOWED
ON THE TRAINS BETWEEN
UNIVERSITY STREET STATION AND
INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT STATION.
SO DON’T WORRY.
WE ARE COMPLETING THE SOUTH AND
CONNECTION FROM THE SECOND
AVENUE PROTECTED BIKE LANE ALL
THE WAY TO IDS AND THAT WORK IS
HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.
THAT WILL BE READY FOR USE IN
JANUARY.
IN ADDITION, WE ARE MAKING
GREAT PROGRESS ON A WHOLE BUNCH
OF OTHER CENTER CITI BIKE
NETWORK CONNECTIONS.
>>I WAS TALKING WITH
SUPERINTENDENT JUNOT ABOUT
WHETHER OR NOT HER SCHOOL BUSES
COULD USE THE RED LANES?
ANY HELP, HOPE?
>>THAT’S AN INTERESTING
QUESTION AND ONE THAT WE HAVE
BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR SOME
TIME.
STATE LAW MEANS THOSE LANES ARE
FOR TRANSIT AND TRANSIT HAS TO
BE SOMETHING THAT ANYBODY CAN
USE.
SO NOT ANYBODY CAN USE THE
SCHOOL BUSES.
SO, AND THE NUMBER OF SCHOOL
BUSES THAT ACTUALLY TRAVERSE
DOWNTOWN IS NOT ALL THAT MANY.
BUT WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ENSURE
THAT THE CHANGES THAT WE CAN
MAKE, THAT WILL HAVE THE MOST
IMPACT FOR SCHOOL BUSES THAT WE
CAN MAKE THOSE AROUND THE CITY.
>>SHE HAD A GOOD ARGUMENT ON
ONE, SPECIFIC BUS THAT WAS
HAVING A LOT OF DIFFICULTY
BEING ON TIME AND I DON’T KNOW
IF IT WAS A SCHOOL BUS, THE
DRIVERS FAULT, WHETHER IT WAS
JUST THE WAY THAT THE ROUTE WAS
DESIGNED WITH COMPLICATING
THINGS BUT I’M GLAD TO KNOW YOU
ARE TALKING TO HER.
THE OTHER QUESTION, WHEN YOU
TALK ABOUT CONNECTING, I
UNDERSTAND THE UNIVERSITY
STREET STATION WILL BE RENAMED
WATERFRONT STATION OR SOME
SUCH?
WHATEVER.
BUT, WE’RE WONDERING, THAT
WATERFRONT SHUTTLE, THE NUMBERS
OF RIDERS THAT HAVE BEEN USING
THAT TO GET FROM DOWNTOWN TO
SEATTLE CENTER, DOWN TO THE
WATERFRONT TO THE INTERNATIONAL
DISTRICT STATION, THE WRITER
NUMBER WAS STUNNING WHEN I SAW
THAT AND I WONDER IF WE ARE
SUPPORTING THEM TO CONTINUE
WITH THE PLAN IS.
>>I BELIEVE THAT SHUTTLE, IT
HAS BEEN, I DON’T HAVE THE
NUMBERS AT HAND, BUT IT HAS
BEEN SURPRISING.
THE AMOUNT OF RIDERS THEY GET.
I BELIEVE WASHINGTON D.O.T.
IS FINDING THAT THROUGH THE END
OF OCTOBER.
>>I KNOW HE’S BACK THERE, I
CAN FEEL IT.
THERE ISN’T FUNDING IDENTIFY
BUT I KNOW THE OFFICE OF THE
WATERFRONT IS WORKING HARD TO
SEE IF THEY CAN MAKE SOME
FUNDING AVAILABLE TO CONTINUE
THAT.
>>GREAT.
IT’S INTERESTING, NOT JUST
COMING FROM BOB, I HEAR A LOT
OF PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT HOW
VALUABLE IT HAS BEEN AND HELPING
PEOPLE MOVE AROUND DURING
CONSTRUCTION.
AND IF IT IS, ONE OF THE
STRATEGIES IS WORKING, I WOULD
LOVE FOR US TO COLLECTIVELY BE
ABLE TO SAY IS KEEP IT GOING
AND AS THE BUDGET COMES UP I
WOULD LIKE SUPPORT FROM THE
D.O.T.
FOR A PLAN.
I’M HAPPY TO CHAMPION SOME
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES BUT OF
COURSE, AT THIS POINT, WE ARE
TAKING IT FROM ONE POT TO
ANOTHER AND I WANT TO KNOW THAT
WE ARE HAVING SUPPORT FOR THAT
AND IF WE AREN’T, LET ME KNOW,
TOO.
>>OKAY.
WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU.
>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
>>ARE WE READY?
>>WE ARE.
>>THOSE ARE SO CUTE.
>>WE CAN’T WAIT.
>>SO, WE ARE CONTINUING TO
PARTNER WITH MAJOR EMPLOYERS TO
PROMOTE EXPANDED FLEXIBLE WORK
OPTIONS.
THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT
WORKED REALLY WELL DURING THE
VIADUCT CLOSURE, A LOT OF THE
BIG EMPLOYERS AND PROBABLY THE
SMALLER PLAYERS, TOO, GOT
TOGETHER AND SAID IT’S OKAY IF
YOU COME IN AT 9:00 INSTEAD OF
8:00, IT’S OKAY TO WORK
REMOTELY IF YOU WANT A FEW DAYS
A WEEK SO WE NOTICED AN UPTICK
IN THAT ACTIVITY AND WE WILL
CONTINUE TO PROMOTE THAT. IN
ADDITION WE ARE LAUNCHING, WE
HAVE LAUNCHED THIS CAMPAIGN
CALLED FLIP YOUR TRIP.
IT FEATURES THIS SALMON, VERY
CUTE, I LOVE IT.
IT ENCOURAGES FOLKS, EVEN IF
YOU CAN’T MAKE A WHOLESALE
CHANGE TO YOUR COMMUTE, MAYBE
YOU CAN FLIP ONE TRIP OR ONE
DAY.
THAT THE MESSAGE IT SEEMS TO
HAVE WORKED OVERTIME.
WE WILL CONTINUE TO PRESS THAT.
IN ADDITION WE ARE MAINTAINING
SEATTLE.GOV TRAFFIC ALL OF OUR
ORGANIZATIONS HAVE COLLECTOR
SITES WHERE YOU CAN GO AND FIND
YOUR WAY TO THE NEXT QUESTION
YOU NEED TO ANSWER.
WE ARE ALL POINTING TO EACH
OTHER. IT’S AN EXAMPLE OF HOW
WE ARE COORDINATING. WE ARE
ALSO FOCUSING ON TRANSLATION
AND TRUSTED COMMUNITY LIAISONS
FOR GROUPS THAT HAVE, MAYBE ARE
HARDER TO REACH.
AND WE HAD GREAT SUCCESS WITH
THAT, PARTICULARLY IN THE END
OF JOINT OPERATIONS AS WELL AS
THE VIADUCT CLOSURE.
AND WE HAVE AN INCREDIBLE SET
OF TEAM MEMBERS FROM ALL THE
AGENCIES AND WE ARE WORKING
TOGETHER MORE CLOSELY THAN I
THINK WE EVER HAVE SO THAT IS A
DELIGHTFUL CHANGE.
>>GOOD WORK.
>>DO HAVE A QUESTION?
AND IF YOU WANT TO, I BET WE
COULD ARRANGE TO HAVE THIS
SALMON COME AND VISIT.
WE WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN.
SO, I BELIEVE THAT IS THE END
OF OUR PRESENTATION.
ARE THERE MORE QUESTIONS?
>>NO, I THINK WE ARE GOOD.
>>QUICKLY, I APPRECIATE ALL
THE COLLABORATION.
WITH WORKING WITH THE MAJOR
EMPLOYERS I KNOW THAT MICROSOFT
HAS A SHUTTLE, THAT PICKS UP
PEOPLE BUT I KNOW THEY ALSO DO,
THE PARTNER WITH SCOOP, AN APP
THAT GETS PEOPLE TO CARPOOL.
ARE WE ENCOURAGING MORE
COMPANIES TO UTILIZE EITHER THE
APP OR APPS LIKE THESE OR THIS
IS A THE EFFORT, THE
STEWARDSHIP OF GETTING VANS AND
SHUTTLES, MAJOR PLAYERS THAT
HAVE EMPLOYEES ON THE EAST OR
WEST SIDE, I WANT TO SAY WEST
SIDE BUT SEATTLE, THE EMMA SIGN
OFFICES, AMAZON, COMMUTING, ARE
WE DOING MORE TO HELP PEOPLE DO
THAT AS WELL?
>>I THINK THE FIRST CHOICES WE
REALLY WANT PEOPLE TO USE
TRANSIT.
YOU WANT PEOPLE TO USE KING
COUNTY METRO TRANSIT AND SOUND
TRANSIT.
PUBLIC TRANSIT IS THE ENGINE
THAT MAKES THE TRANSPORTATION
SYSTEM WORK.
FOR COMPANIES THAT WANT TO
PROVIDE A DIFFERENT SERVICE FOR
MORE TARGETED SERVICE FOR THEIR
EMPLOYEES, WE ABSOLUTELY WORK
WITH THEM TO ENSURE THAT THEY
PUT THEIR STOPS IN THE RIGHT
PLACE.
AND AT CAN TALK ABOUT THE
WASHINGTON D.O.T.
FLEET PLAN.
>>YES.
THEY DO VANPOOLS, TRANSIT,
BUSES, THEY ARE EXEMPT FROM
TOLLS.
YOU MIGHT RECALL THE
TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION TRIED
TO MAKE THE EXEMPTION POLICY
FOR ALL FACILITIES CONSISTENT.
BUT, HAVING SAID THAT, THE
SHUTTLES FOR MICROSOFT AND
AMAZON, THE VANPOOLS THEY HAVE
CREATED ARE EXEMPT FROM TOLLS.
THAT’S AN INCENTIVE FOR FOLKS
IF THEY WANT TO TAKE THOSE
VANPOOLS OR RIDE ON TRANSIT.
THEY DON’T HAVE TO PAY A TOLL
ON 520 OR THE NEW TUNNEL.
>>RIDESHARE AS WELL?
>>YES, I BELIEVE SO.
I CAN CHECK.
>>A QUICK QUESTION ON THE GOOD
TO GO PASSES, ARE WE PLEASED
WITH, LET ME BACK UP, THERE
WILL BE AN INCREASE IN RATES IF
YOU DON’T HAVE A GOOD TO GO
PAST LIKE DOUBLE DOOR SO?
ARE WE HAPPY WITH THE UPTICK ON
PEOPLE ADDING THEM AS A RESULT
OR DO WE NEED TO PUT MORE MONEY
INTO THE MARKETING OF GETTING A
PASS OR WHAT DID WE LEARN FROM
520 AND PEOPLE GOT THE TICKET
IN THE MAIL?
[ LAUGHTER ] I’M CURIOUS IF
THERE ARE LESSONS LEARNED,
MAKING SURE THAT WE’RE MAKING
SURE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE
GET THE PASS BECAUSE IT IS SO
MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE IF YOU
DON’T GET ONE AND HOPEFULLY WE
LEARN SOMETHING.
BUT WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE OUT
THERE, ARE PEOPLE GETTING
EDUCATED AND GETTING THEM
QUICKLY?
OR GO THROUGH PAYING, FIRST?
>>WE HAVE LEARNED SOME LESSONS
FROM PREVIOUS LUNCHES.
WE HAVE A ROBUST MARKETING
PROGRAM THAT STARTED LAST WEEK.
AND ACROSS MANY OF THE MEDIAS
AND TELEVISION AND DIGITAL,
RADIO, ETC.
WE ARE PUTTING RESOURCES TOWARD
THAT AND HAVE HAD SOME GOOD
SUCCESS.
WE HAVE AN INCENTIVE PROGRAM
NOW THAT WE HAVE BEEN RUNNING
FOR THE PAST MONTH OR SO, MAYBE
SIX WEEKS, GIVING AWAY FREE
STICKER PASSES.
THAT IS TO DO JUST AS YOU SAY,
TO GET AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE CAN
AND SOME AREAS THAT THE TUNNEL
SERVES, THAT PERHAPS DON’T USE
520 OR 405 OR THE BRIDGE TO GET
PEOPLE INTO THOSE PASSES SO
THEY CAN PAY THE LOWEST TOTAL
RATE.
YOU ARE RIGHT, IF YOU DON’T
HAVE A PASS AND DON’T HAVE AN
ACCOUNT YOU PAY AN EXTRA TWO
DOLLARS TO GET THE BILL IN THE
MAIL.
WE WANT TO MAKE SURE AS MANY
PEOPLE AS WE CAN TO GET INTO
THE TRANSPONDERS.
THAT IS WHAT THIS MARKETING AND
EDUCATING IS FOR TO LEARN THAT
LESSON WITH 405, PARTICULARLY A
LOT OF PEOPLE PROCRASTINATED IN
GETTING THEIR TRANSPONDER IN
THE WEEKS OR DAYS BEFORE
TOLLING, OUR CITIES WERE VERY
BUSY.
WE WANT PEOPLE TO GET IN TO
THOSE TRANSPONDERS NOW TO GET
SET UP TO GET READY IN THE
MONTH BEFORE SO TOLLING DOESN’T
TAKE ANYBODY BY SURPRISE.
>>HAVE YOU WORKED WITH THE
RAILCAR COMPANIES AT THE
AIRPORT?
>>WE WORK WITH RENTAL CAR
COMPANIES ON FLEETS FOR ALL OF
THE FACILITIES.
>>I KNOW IN SAN FRANCISCO THEY
WERE DOING THAT AND YOU HAVE A
RENTAL CAR BUT THE ADDITIONAL
COST AT THE RENTAL CAR COMPANY
WAS PRETTY SHOCKING.
YOU ALMOST BETTER OFF JUST TO
PAY THE TOLL DIRECTLY.
I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SURE THAT
WE ARE NOT GETTING DOUSED FOR
THIS AND I’M ENCOURAGING PEOPLE
TO USE THE PASSES AT A
REASONABLE RATE AS POSSIBLE.
>>ABSOLUTELY.
>>I WILL PUT YOU ON THE SPOT.
I GOT ONLINE BECAUSE I GOT AN
EMAIL THAT I COULD GET MY THING
FOR FREE.
>>OR PASS, YES.
>>I WENT ON AND I SAID I WILL
GET A STICKER FOR FREE FOR ONE
MONTH, IT’S REALLY NOT FREE
BECAUSE ONCE YOU DO THE WHOLE
THING IT TELLS YOU TO PUT $30
ON THE CARD.
SO IS THAT A SWITCH AND BAIT?
>>ACTUALLY —
>>OR —
>>YOU’RE RIGHT, THE SYSTEM
DOES REQUIRE AND HAS REQUIRED
PEOPLE TO PUT DOWN $30 TO
PREPAY THEIR TOLL.
>>IT’S REALLY NOT FREE.
>>IT’S NOT, THE ACTUAL AMOUNT,
THE STICKER PASS WOULD BE FIVE
DOLLARS SO THAT IS FOR FREE.
BUT THE ACTUAL TOLL THAT YOU
WOULD PAY IS NOT, THAT’S TRUE.
>>DIDN’T HER MOTHER SAY
NOTHING IS FOR FREE?
>>NO, I WAS SO EXCITED . NOW I
FIND OUT I HAVE TO PAY, ANYWAY.
[ LAUGHTER ]
>>YOU WILL PAY THE TOLL,
THAT’S TRUE.
>>THANK YOU.
>>THANK YOU FOR GETTING IN
FRONT OF THE PROBLEM OR THE
ISSUE, THE OPPORTUNITY.
NICE TO HAVE LESSONS LEARNED
FROM 520.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
THANK YOU FOR COMING IN.
I APPRECIATE IT.
LABOR.
[ LAUGHTER ]
>>WE HAD A CONVERSATION WITH
LABOR LAST WEEK.
SOME FOLKS MENTIONED THAT THEY
ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE NEW LANE
CHANGES ENTERING INTO THE TUNNEL
COMING NORTHBOUND, ESPECIALLY.
I AM THE FIRST TO SUPPORT
DEDICATED BUS LINES, APSLEY I
BELIEVE WE NEED MORE THROUGH
THE DOWNTOWN CORE.
THE QUESTION THEY HAD THAT
RINGS FOR US IS ESPECIALLY WITH
THE HIGH NUMBER OF TRUCKS THAT
ARE STILL COMMUTING THROUGH THE
CITY.
ARE WE GOING TO DO AN ANALYSIS
OF WHERE THAT DEDICATED BUS
LANE SHOULD ACTUALLY START?
THEIR BELIEF WAS THAT THE
DEDICATED LANE SHOULD START TO
SOON BEFORE THE TRAFFIC
ACTUALLY STARTED AND SQUEEZING
UP TRAFFIC OVER.
>>THAT’S A REALLY GOOD
QUESTION, THAT IS SOMETHING
THAT METRO AND WASHDOT AND SDOT
COLLABORATED ON.
WE DID DO A TRAFFIC ANALYSIS
BEFORE WE INSTALLED IT AND WHAT
IT FOUND IS IT WASN’T, THE
ANALYSIS SHOWED THAT IT WAS
SORT OF A TOO.
AND, SO, THE EXECUTIVES FROM
ALL OF THOSE AGENCIES MADE A
DECISION TOGETHER TO GO WITH
THE POLICY DIRECTION THAT WE
WANT TO PREFER TRANSIT.
WHAT IS HAPPENED [ LAUGHTER ]
WAS NOT WHAT WAS PREDICTED.
AND SO, SDOT NOW, I THINK WE
HAVE ACTUALLY SENT A SKETCH
OVER TO WASHDOT SO WE WILL
DESIGN THE CHANGE.
AND WE WILL ALL WORK TOGETHER,
WE NOTICED THAT RIGHT AWAY.
AND SO, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE
THAT THE CHANGE THAT WE MAKE IS
GOING TO BE EFFECTIVE.
>>WELL, I THINK WHAT WE WILL TO
AND, YOUR FRIENDS ARE SO SMART
BECAUSE I THINK WHAT WE WILL DO
IS LENGTHEN THE MERCH
OPPORTUNITY.
SO YOU WILL GET THE DRIVERS AND
BUSES WILL HAVE A LITTLE BIT
MORE SPACE TO SORT THEMSELVES
OUT.
>>WE WILL WORKING WITH THE
TEAMSTER DRIVERS, FOLKS WHO ARE
DOING THE HAULING INTO THE CITY
TO THAT THE POLICY IDEAS
BECAUSE I THINK THEY WILL PUT
PLEASED TO HEAR ABOUT THE LONGER
MERGE.
>>THAT’S A REALLY GOOD IDEA.
WE DO TEND TO RELY ON THE
EXPERTISE OF THE TRAFFIC
ENGINEERS.
BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT FOLKS
WILL TELL US RIGHT AWAY IF WHAT
WE THOUGHT WAS GOING TO WORK
ISN’T WORKING.
>>WE WILL GIVE YOU CONTACTS IF
YOU LIKE.
I’M GLAD THAT THAT WORK IS
UNDERWAY.
I CAME UP FROM THAT SAME
DIRECTION.
WE ALL WANT DEDICATED BUS
LANES.
THAT’S FOR SURE.
WE ALSO WANT TO REDUCE IDLING.
>>ABSOLUTELY.
>>THOSE CAN GO HAND IN HAND IF
YOU FIND THIS COMPROMISE IN THE
MIDDLE.
>>ABSOLUTELY.
I LIVE IN WEST SEATTLE SO I
EXPERIENCE IT.
>>THANK YOU.
>>THANK YOU FOR GETTING BACK
TO ME.
>>WE DO NOT HAVE AN EXECUTIVE
SESSION.
LET’S GO AROUND THE TABLE
QUICKLY AND DO A —
>>I WILL MAKE IT —
>>A REPORT ON THE COUNCIL
ACTIONS.
NOTHING FROM THE TECHNOLOGY
COMMITTEE.
I WANT TO MENTION WE HAVE A
RESOLUTION THIS AFTERNOON.
MINE 76, COUNCIL MEMBER
MOSQUEDA OR JUAREZ, I’M SORRY.
A HEADS UP THAT I’M COORDINATING
WITH THE CLERK AND HOW WE HANDLE
PUBLIC COMMENT THAT THE GENERAL
RULE IS WORKING WITH THE LAW
DEPARTMENT WE HAVE TO HAVE A
BALANCE TIME FOR PRO AND CONS
WHEN WORKING THROUGH THE
LOGISTICS OF HOW WE DO THAT.
THERE WAS PRESIDENT AND I THINK
ANOTHER CITY COUNCIL, I THINK,
I HAVE THE NOTE SOMEWHERE ON
HOW IT WAS DONE IN ANOTHER CITY.
WE WILL FIGURE IT OUT.
I HAVE OTHER OPTIONS, FIVE
OPTIONS, THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE
HAVE TO HAVE PARITY ON PUBLIC
COMMENTS.
>>THANK YOU, THANK YOU ALL OF
YOU WHO CAME TO THE PUBLIC
HEARING LAST WEEK, OCTOBER 3.
WE HAD A FULL CHAMBER BUT IT
WENT WELL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR
PATIENCE EMMA FOR STICKING WITH
IT AND THE NEXT ONE IS TUESDAY,
OCTOBER 22, TWO WEEKS FROM
TOMORROW.
REALLY, IT MATTERS SO MUCH THAT
WE ARE THERE, ON TIME, WE’VE
GOT GOOD SUPPORT FROM CENTRAL
STAFF AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL
OFFICES SO I WANT TO
ACKNOWLEDGE, I APPRECIATE YOU
BEING THERE.
WE HAVE NO FINANCE AND
NEIGHBORHOOD ITEMS ON THIS
AGENDA.
WE ACTUALLY HAVE NO BUDGET
MEETINGS THIS WEEK SO ENJOY THE
TIME THAT YOU HAVE, BECAUSE
THINGS WILL ACCELERATE AGAIN
BUT I KNOW THAT COUNCIL CENTRAL
STAFF IS BEGINNING THEIR WORK
IN EARNEST AND REMEMBER THE
DEADLINE, THURSDAY, 10-10, THAT
THE TIME FOR THE FIRST FORUM,
ISSUES YOU ARE RAISING, MONEY
THAT YOU MIGHT BE ASKING FOR,
TO EITHER ADD OR BE MOVED, YOU
HAVE TO HAVE THEM IN BY 10:00
THURSDAY, 10 AM, IT DOESN’T MEAN
THAT YOU ARE GOING TO MOVE
FORWARD WITH EVERY ONE OF THOSE
ITEMS.
IF THERE’S SOMETHING THAT YOU
WANT TO HAVE DISCUSSED THAT IS
THE TIME TO BRING IT UP.
ALSO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE
CROSS-CUTTING DATE WHERE WE
COVER HOMELESSNESS LEAD TMC AND
JUDGES, I’M TRYING TO GET A
CONTINUUM OF RESPONSES, VERY
CLEARLY LAID OUT.
I UNDERSTAND LAW ENFORCEMENT
DIVERSION THAT IS THE FOCUS,
BUT THE JUDGES ARE TALKING
ABOUT HAVING SOME ADDITIONAL
ALTERNATIVE SERVICES THAT WE
FUND SO THEORETICALLY THE
JUDGES DON’T SEE THE LEAD FOLKS
BUT THEY DO SEE PEOPLE AND THEY
HAVE OPTIONS TO EITHER SEND
THEM TO JAIL OR TO HAVE OTHER
OPTIONS FUNDED.
I WILL MEET WITH A JUDGE AND
I’M ALSO INVITING LISA TO COME
IN AND MEET WITH THE JUDGE
BECAUSE I WILL NEED TO HAVE A
CONTINUUM THAT WORKS IF WE ARE
GOING TO ACTUALLY HAVE AN
EFFECTIVE DIVERSION PROGRAM.
ANYWAY, CENTRAL STAFF, AND
ALLISON, AND MY OFFICE SAID
PLEASE, IF YOU WANT TO GET YOUR
FORM IN EARLY, FEEL FREE TO DO
SO BECAUSE WE CAN WORK ON IT
RIGHT AWAY.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL
THURSDAY.
THAT’S IT FOR ME.
>>THANK YOU.
>>GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY.
I HAVE A NEW FORMAT.
I WILL START WITH, EXCEPT FOR
THE RESOLUTION, THE NEW FORMAT
IS, I WILL REPORT ON MY
COMMITTEE AND BOARD UPDATES AND
COMMITTEE AND BOARD, I’M A
MEMBER OF THE SOUND TRANSIT
BOARD, SIT ON THE RIDERSHIP
EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE AND LAST
THURSDAY THE COMMITTEE HAD A
PRESENTATION ON FAIR ENFORCEMENT
AND THEY IDENTIFY DISPARITY AND
HOW IT HAS HANDLED PEOPLE WHO
EVADE THE FAIR.
THEY ARE REVIEWING THE PROCESS
OF LOOKING FOR WAYS TO BOOST
EQUITY IN THE SYSTEM.
I PLAN TO REPORT BACK WHEN WE
LEARN MORE AND WHEN WE DO MORE.
>>CAN ASK A QUESTION?
IS SOUND TRANSIT LOOKING AT
PROVIDING MORE SUBSIDIZED PASSES
FOR SOUND TRANSIT BECAUSE THE
EQUITY ISSUE REALLY IS, AND I
READ THE ARTICLE THIS MORNING
IN THE PAPER AND I THOUGHT
PEOPLE AREN’T PAYING, IT’S A BIG
QUESTION, THEY DON’T HAVE THE
MONEY TO DO IT.
CAN WE HELP SUBSIDIZE THE
PASSES?
JUST LIKE WE DO WITH OUR
UTILITY DISCOUNT PROGRAM TO BE
ABLE TO MAKE SURE THAT MORE
PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO USE THE
SYSTEM.
>>YES, THEY DO THAT.
>>ARE WE EXPANDING IT?
>>I DO NOT KNOW.
I WILL REPORT BACK.
>>THANK YOU.
>>THE SECOND PART IS, TODAY,
I’M BRINGING FORWARD A
RESOLUTION TO THIS AFTERNOONS
MEETING THAT OPPOSES INITIATIVE
976, ABOUT HOW WE HAVE BOTH
SIDES HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY DRINK
PUBLIC COMMENT TO DISCUSS THE
PRO AND CON.
SO IT IS SCHEDULED FOR PUBLIC
VOTE ON THIS YEAR’S NOVEMBER
BALLOT.
IF THIS INITIATIVE PASSES THE
REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
THAT SOUND TRANSIT HAS BUILT
OVER DECADES WILL FACE
FINANCIAL LOSS AND PUT STRAIN
ON THE DENSELY POPULATED AND
FAST GROWING METROPOLITAN
REGION.
THE PURPOSE OF THE RESOLUTION
IS TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ON WHAT
THOSE IMPACTS WOULD BE AN THIS
AFTERNOON I HOPE THE COUNCIL
PRESIDENT WILL GIVE ME THE
OPPORTUNITY TO READ I THINK 11
WERE AS IS, I WANT TO FOCUS ON
FOUR.
THANK YOU.
LET ME GET TO THE D5 UPDATE,
FIRST OF ALL, LAST TUESDAY, THE
NHL HAD AN OPEN HOUSE AT
NORTHGATE MALL FOR THE
COMMUNITY TO VIEW THE LATEST
PLAN AND HEAR ABOUT THE
COLLECTIVE VISION FOR THE
FUTURE OF THE AREA.
LIGHT RAIL IS COMING TO
NORTHGATE.
WE’RE LOOKING AT RIDERSHIP
BETWEEN 40,000 AND 50,000
PEOPLE.
NHL HIGHLIGHTED THE OPPORTUNITY
FOR GROWTH AND HOW THAT WILL
EVOLVE AS DEVELOP.
I THINK THE NHL FOR PUTTING
THIS TOGETHER AND THE MAYOR FOR
ATTENDING AND THE TEAM AS WELL
AS SIMON AND ROB JOHNSON, STATE
REPRESENTATIVE VALDEZ, AND OF
COURSE DR. BROWN WAS THERE AS
WELL.
NOT JUST HOCKEY FOUND, A HUGE
TURNOUT FROM THE COMMUNITY AND
BUSINESS BECAUSE PEOPLE WANT TO
KNOW, MACY’S IS COMING, PEOPLE
WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON.
SECOND, THE PEDESTRIAN BIKE
BRIDGE IS OCTOBER 5, AT NORTH
SEATTLE COLLEGE.
WHEN WE HAVE D5 ON SEPTEMBER WE
HAVE A CONTEST WHAT WE SHOULD
NAME THE BRIDGE, I WANT TO NAME
IT THE THORTON CREEK COMMUNITY
BRIDGE.
THERE’S ALWAYS SOMEBODY WHO
WANTS IT TO BE CALLED BRIDGE
BRIDGE FACE.
[ LAUGHTER ] WE HAVE A SENSE OF
HUMOR.
I THOUGHT THAT WAS FUNNY.
SO, LASTLY, AND OF THE SEASON,
EVERYBODY, THE FARMERS MARKET.
THURSDAY WAS THE LAST LAKE CITY
FARMERS MARKET.
D5 STAFF HAS BEEN OUT THERE
EVERY WEEK SINCE JUNE ADDING
FIVE HOURS OF DISTRICT OFFICE
TIME EACH WEEK SO WE CAN HEAR
FROM CONSTITUENTS AND WE HAVE
BIG THANK YOU TO MOLLY BURKE
FOR RUNNING THE FARMERS MARKET
AND HELPING US BUILD COMMUNITY
IN D5.
WE HOPE TO ENJOY A YEAR-ROUND
MARKET.
LIKE OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS.
THANK YOU.
>>GOOD MORNING.
THERE ARE SEVEN ITEMS ON
INTRODUCTION.
RANIER AVENUE SOUTH, THAT WAS
PASSED, TWO APPOINTMENTS TO THE
DESIGN REVIEW BOARD, THE
PLANNING COMMISSION, AND A
CONTRACT REZONING FOR UNION BAY
PLACE WHICH IS PENDING.
LASTLY, AN APPLICATION TO FPU
TO HEAR A NEW MAJOR INSTITUTION
MASTER PLAN.
DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW PLAN IS
PENDING.
IF COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE
QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT
CENTRAL STAFF.
LATER TODAY, A FULL COUNCIL
WILL VOTE ON BILL 119600 WHICH
UPDATES POLICIES TO ALIGN THE
CODE WITH CHANGES TO STATE LAW
AND MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO
APPEALS.
IT HAS THE SUPPORT OF GROUPS
LIKE SIERRA CLUB, 350 SEATTLE,
I AM SPONSORING TWO AMENDMENTS
AT FULL COUNCIL.
THE FIRST IS COSPONSORED WITH
COUNCIL BARBARA — AND
AMENDMENT WHICH IS COSPONSORED
WITH COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA .
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT
TO MY OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY
QUESTIONS.
AND EVENTS FOR THE WEEK, WE
HAVE THE CAPITOL HILL IS
>>CAN WE MOVE ON ON THAT LAST
AMENDMENT?
ONE THING WE HAD TALKED ABOUT
OVER THE YEARS IN THE PROCESS
IS THE INDUSTRIAL LAND.
CONVENING GROUPS SO THAT WE CAN
TALK ABOUT SPACE WITH THE
WAREHOUSE ON THE FIRST FLOOR
BUT ALLOW AFFORDABLE HOUSING
FOR WORKERS UP ABOVE.
IS THERE SPACE IN YOUR
AMENDMENT TO ALLOW EXPLORATION
FOR THAT?
I’M INTERESTED BOTH IN TERMS OF
PROTECTING THE INDUSTRIAL LAND
BUT PROVIDING POSSIBILITIES FOR
WORKERS TO BE ABLE TO LIVE
WHERE THEY WORK AND THAT WILL
REQUIRE REAL THOUGHTFUL
ANALYSIS IN THIS INDUSTRIAL
LAND AREA.
>>THE AMENDMENT ASKS, WAITS FOR
THE CONVENING AND
RECOMMENDATIONS WILL COME OUT
OF THE MAYOR’S —
>>MARITIME STRATEGY.
>>THANK YOU, MARITIME?
I’M SORRY?
>>MARITIME STRATEGY.
>>THERE YOU GO.
THEREFORE, WE DO TAKE INTO
CONSIDERATION SPACES LIKE THAT
AND WHEN THE BROADER
CONVERSATION IS HAD WE HAVE THE
OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE THAT
ANALYSIS INTO HOW WE DO THE
PROCESS.
>>IF I CAN PUT A STAR IN THIS
BECAUSE I WILL NOT BE HERE AND
WE WILL ASK YOU TO CARRY
FORWARD THE CONVERSATION.
NEXT YEAR.
IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE
RECOGNIZE THAT WE WANT
INDUSTRIAL LANDS TO BE USED FOR
INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES AND TO THE
EXTENT THAT WE CAN PROVIDE THE
SPACE FOR WORKER HOUSING UP
ABOVE AND NOBODY KNOWS WHAT IT
LOOKS LIKE YET.
I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US
TO USE OUR LAND AS WISELY AS
POSSIBLE.
INDUSTRY, MANUFACTURING AND
WORKERS TO HAVE HOUSING THAT
THEY CAN ACTUALLY USE.
THANK YOU FOR CARING THAT
FORWARD.
>>OKAY, THANK YOU. WE ARE ON
THE SAME PAGE.
I THINK IS THE MAYOR’S WORKGROUP
GOES FORWARD, THE LANGUAGE WE
INCLUDE IN THE LAST BILL WAS TO
MAKE SURE THERE WAS A
RECOGNITION THAT HOUSING AND
MIXED-USE STRUCTURES DON’T HAVE
TO BE AT ODDS IF CONSTRUCTIVE
CORRECTLY SO THAT IS WHY WE
WANT THE STRATEGY TABLED TO BE
ABLE TO HAVE THE RECOMMENDATION
SO WE DON’T PIECEMEAL HOW THIS
COMES TOGETHER.
THE CREATION OF HOUSING, IF
DONE RIGHT, I THINK CAN
ABSOLUTELY SERVE THE PURPOSE OF
HOUSING FOLKS WANT TO LIVE AND
WORK HERE AND ALSO RESPECTING
AND PROMOTING INDUSTRIAL LAND.
I WILL SHARE A COPY WITH YOU.
>>BRIEFLY, I’M ENCOURAGED BY
THE FACT THAT THE MAYOR’S
OFFICE HAS STARTED THE
INDUSTRIAL LAND STUDY.
I APPRECIATE THAT, AS WELL.
WITH THAT I WILL GO WITH THE
EVENTS OF THE WEEK.
THE CAPITOL HILL ECO-DISTRICT
WALKING TOUR TOMORROW.
A COUPLE COLLEAGUES MIGHT BE
JOINING ME, AS WELL.
IT’S ABOUT THE CREATION OF AN
ECO-DISTRICT IN CAPITOL HILL.
MORE GREEN SPACE.
I’M A SUPERBLOCK CHAMPION.
>>I’M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT
THIS BROADER TERM ECO-DISTRICT.
YOU WILL SEE IN THE BUDGET
THERE WILL BE A FUTURE
CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW TO
CREATE AN ECO-DISTRICT
POTENTIALLY ANALYSIS I WOULD
SAY A STUDY.
ON A PARCEL PROPERTY IN
DISTRICT III, CREATING
SUPERBLOCK LIKE THEY HAVE IN
BARCELONA AND COPENHAGEN AND
OTHER CITIES.
I WAS INSPIRED BY CONVERSATIONS
WITH URBAN PEOPLE IN 2017 AND
2018 AND THE CONVERSATIONS IN
COPENHAGEN, YOU’VE BEEN
STUDYING THIS CONCEPT, AS WELL
AND THE REAL QUESTION IS HOW DO
YOU SLOW TRAFFIC, STILL ALLOW
FOR DELIVERIES, STILL ALLOW FOR
PICKUPS, ESPECIALLY FOR PEOPLE
NEEDING ACCESS AND HAVE
MOBILITY ISSUES OR POTENTIALLY
HELPING TO AVOID INDIVIDUALS
GETTING, FEELING THE TO DRIVE
IF THEY’VE BEEN OUT AT NIGHT,
WHEN HE TO MAKE SURE THERE IS
STILL MOBILITY ACCESS ISSUES
BUT RESTRICTING TRAFFIC THROUGH
NEIGHBORHOODS AND WHAT THEY’VE
DONE IN BARCELONA AND OTHER
AREAS IS LOOKING AT NINE BLOCK
RADIUS IS SO THEY SLOW TRAFFIC
TO DELIVERY AND DROP OFF
INSTEAD OF HAVING TROPICAL
THROUGH.
THEY HAVE PUT IN IN SOME PLACES
TEMPORARY AND SOME PLACES
PERMANENT STRUCTURES TO NARROW
THE LANE SO IT IS JUST
PEDESTRIAN OR JUST DROP OFF OR
DELIVERY.
AND WHAT THEY SAW IN THOSE
AREAS WAS AN INCREASE IN FOOT
TRAFFIC AND OVERALL SALES IN
SMALL BUSINESSES.
IT’S GOOD FOR PEDESTRIANS AND
GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND
GOOD FOR BUSINESSES, TOO.
OUT OF THE QUESTION THAT WE ARE
INTERESTED IN THROUGH LOOKING
AT DISTRICT ECO-DISTRICTS,
WHERE CAN WE CREATE GREATER
MOBILITY OPTIONS, BICYCLING,
WALKING, FOLKS WHO HAVE
STROLLERS AND WHEELCHAIRS TO
FEEL SAFE IN THE STREETS AND
SLOW DOWN TRAFFIC AND MAYBE
CREATE MORE TREES.
AND TEMPORARY PARKLIKE AVENUES.
THEY COULD POTENTIALLY BE
PERMANENT.
IT DOESN’T HAVE TO COST A LOT
OF MONEY, YOU CAN DO THESE
NARROWING OF THE STREET WITH
RELATIVELY SMALL DOLLAR AMOUNTS
AND IT’S EXCITING, LOOKING AT
THAT IN DISTRICT IV.
>>WHAT YOU SAID IS GOOD AND
FANTASTIC AND RECOGNIZING FROM
AN ADA STANDPOINT AND YOU
MENTIONED THIS, SOME CITIES
BEGAN AN IDEA, I DON’T HAS BEEN
PILOTED, THAT HAVE POWERED
WHEELCHAIRS AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE
WHO, YOU WANT TO GET IN THE
MIDDLE OF WHAT EVER YOUR
SUPERBLOCK IS, BUT WALKING FOUR
BLOCKS ARE NINE BLOCKS MIGHT BE
OUTSIDE THEIR ABILITY.
BUT HAVING, EXACTLY, ALL AGES
AND ABILITIES, RIGHT?
AND STATUS.
PRIOR TO GIVING BIRTH.
BUT I WOULD LOVE US TO INCLUDE
THAT AS WELL.
WE’RE LOOKING AT HOW PEOPLE GET
AROUND BUT ALSO RECOGNIZING
PEOPLE WILL NEED A LITTLE BIT
MORE.
>>THANK YOU.
>>AND THIS IS MY FIRST DEEP
DIVE IN THIS, YOU ARE WELCOME
TO JOIN ME IF YOU WANT TO.
OKAY.
I WANT TO EXTEND THE
INVITATION, REGARDLESS.
WE HAVE FRIDAY AT BRICK MUSEUM,
A RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY AND
SATURDAY AN EVENT. I WOULD LIKE
YOU TO BE ENGAGED.
I HOPE, I’M SURE IT WILL BE A
GOOD EVENT.
THAT’S ALL I HAVE FOR THE WEEK.
>>THANK YOU.
>>THANK YOU.
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT LABOR —
[ LAUGHTER ] JUST KIDDING.
SO, I WANT TO REITERATE THERE
ARE NO MORE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
FOR THE HOUSING WORKER’S RIGHTS
COMMITTEE.
I’M EXCITED ABOUT THE
CONVERSATION AND POTENTIAL VOTE
TODAY ON THE REGISTRATION THAT
COUNCILMEMBER PACHECO MENTIONED
AND IT MIRRORS OUR CONVERSATION
THAT WE HAVE HAD AROUND GREEN
NEW DEAL, PROMOTING DENSITY AND
THE CONVERSATION WE HAD AT THE
STATE LEVEL BUT WANTED TO MAKE
SURE THAT THESE TOOLS THAT WERE
WELL INTENDED ARE BEING
UNINTENTIONALLY USED TO REDUCE
OUR OPTIONS FOR HOUSING AND
URBAN LIVING.
EXCITED TO WORK WITH YOU ON
THAT.
I APPRECIATE THE AMENDMENT.
I WILL NOTE I DON’T HAVE ANY
ITEMS REMAINING ON MY AGENDA
THIS WEEK.
THIS WILL BE MY LAST WEEK.
FOUR 2019.
I KNOW COUNCIL MEMBER JUAREZ IS
QUESTIONING THE DUE DATE BUT IF
THERE’S ANYTHING ELSE ON MY
LIST TO DO THIS WEEK IS TO HAVE
THIS BABY.
[ LAUGHTER ] AND I REALLY
APPRECIATE THE CONVERSATIONS
I’VE HAD WITH MANY OF YOU ON
THE DAIS ABOUT BUDGET
PRIORITIES AND I KNOW OUR SHARED
VALUES WILL BE WELL
REPRESENTED.
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR EARLY
WORK TO HELP ILLUMINATE SOME OF
THESE IDEAS SO THAT WE ARE IN
GOOD HANDS.
THE PUBLIC KNOWS WELL WHERE WE
ARE HEADING.
I’VE BEEN VOCAL IN THOSE
DISCUSSIONS TO MAKE SURE THAT
FOLKS KNOW WHERE SOME OF OUR
PRIORITIES ARE AND IF I CAN, I
WILL BE JOINING YOU FOR THE
PUBLIC, THE VOTES ON THE 19th
AND 25th.
NO GUARANTEE.
AND WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL OF
YOUR SUPPORT AS WE GET THROUGH
THESE LAST 39 WEEKS.
AND I REALLY, REALLY
APPRECIATED WORKING WITH YOU
AND FOR THE FOLKS WHO WANT TO
HEAR AND 2020 I WILL TALK TO
YOU INDIVIDUALLY AND WE WILL
CONTINUE TO REITERATE WHAT A
PRIVILEGE IT WAS TO SERVE WITH
YOU.
THANK YOU FOR MENTORING ME WHEN
I WAS NEW.
LAST YEAR.
AND I HAVE LEARNED A LOT FROM
YOU AND I’M REALLY, REALLY
EXCITED THAT WE HAVE COUNSELING
PACHECO HERE BUT IT WAS A TRUE
HONOR TO WORK WITH YOU AND I
WILL SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.
>>WONDERFUL TAKING THIS
JOURNEY WITH YOU.
WE ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT
YOUR IMPORTANT WEEK.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING THAT.
OKAY.
WITH THAT, WE WILL STAND
ADJOURNED.
WE WILL SEE EVERYONE AT 2:00
TODAY.

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