Seattle City Council: Sustainability & Transportation Committee 9/20/19


>>GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYBODY. THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE. MY NAME IS MIKE O’BRIEN. I AM CHAIR OF THE SUSTAINABILITY & TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE. I HAVE TO DO MORE COMMITTEE MEETINGS ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON BECAUSE THERE’S A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE IN THE PLAZA THAT CARE ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY AND THE PLANET. IN A MOMENT WE WILL START PUBLIC COMMENT. WE HAVE ABOUT 30 PEOPLE SIGNED UP TODAY. I WILL ALLOW PEOPLE TO SPEAK FOR ONE MINUTE EACH SO WE CAN GET THROUGH EVERYBODY. IF YOU ARE PREPARED, WE WILL GIVE YOU A FEW MINUTES TO WHITTLE DOWN YOUR SPEECH TO ONE MINUTES. LIKE OVER THE AGENDA QUICKLY. TODAY’S AGENDA HAS NINE ITEMS ON IT. WE WILL FIRST CONSIDER THREE APPOINTMENTS TO THE SEATTLE TRANSIT ADVISORY BOARD. WE WILL CONSIDER TWO APPOINTMENTS TO THE SEATTLE BICYCLE ADVISORY BOARD. WE WILL CONSIDER A VOTE ON A RESOLUTION. ABOUT SIDEWALK MAINTENANCE. WE’LL HAVE A DISCUSSION. THERE’S NO VOTE OR LEGISLATION BUT JUST A DISCUSSION ON ORCA TRANSIT PASSES FOR ALL. WE WILL CONSIDER POSSIBLY VOTING. YOU CAN APPLAUD FOR ORCA TRANSIT PASSES FOR ALL. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>WILL A RESOLUTION TO REQUIRE THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO DEVELOP A TRAFFIC SIGNALS POLICY. FINALLY, WE WILL HAVE AN ORDINANCE VACATING A STREET. THE PETITION OF SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES. SO I WILL FORMALLY APPROVE ARGENTA. NOW WE CAN MOVE ON TO PUBLIC COMMENT. FOR FOLKS WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN TO BEFORE, THERE ARE MICROPHONES IN THE CENTER OF THE ROOM. THEIR TWO ON THE TABLE. THIS MICROPHONE AT THE FAR END OF THEM. YOU CAN ADJUST THEM TO YOUR HEIGHT AND YOU CAN GO TO ANY OF THE THREE. THEY ALL WORK. WHATEVER YOU ARE MORE COMFORTABLE WITH. REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU STAND, YOU WILL BE ON SEATTLE CHANNEL BEING FILLED AND YOU CAN SEE YOURSELF IF ARE SO INCLINED OR NOT LOOK YOURSELF WHEN YOU WANT ARE SPEAKING. I WILL CALL THREE OR FOUR NAMES AT A TIME. AND ASK FOLKS WORK THE WAY TO THE MICROPHONE SO WE CAN GET THROUGH EVERYONE QUICKLY WHEN SOMEONE’S DONE. CATHERINE FORSTER IS FIRST. FOLLOWED BY BOBBY RIGBY AND KAREN TAYLOR. CATHERINE. >>HI I AM KATE PURSER. I TOOK TIME OFF AS A PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCHER TO REPRESENT MY PERSONAL VIEWS ABOUT GETTING AROUND SEATTLE ON FOOT. I WILL GIVE AN EXAMPLE. MOST TIMES I CROSS MLK AT OREGON ON MY WAY TO WORK. I RUN FROM SPEEDING LEFT TURNING CARS THAT FAILED TO YIELD TO ME. IN 30 SECONDS I’M GIVING. I OFTEN SEE GROUPS OF KIDS WALKING TO THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB. AND FOLKS WITH MOBILITY LIMITATIONS WHO ARE NOT ABLE TO DODGE OUT OF THE WAY OF CARS AT THIS INTERSECTION. MY ASK IS THAT YOU PLEASE ELEVATE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY OF OF CARS GETTING TO WHERE THEY NEED TO GO FASTER. AND INSTEAD, CREATE MORE AND SAFER CROSSINGS AND SLOW SPEEDS. I WALK TO WORK IN IS TERRIFYING AT TIMES BUT I KEEP DOING IT BECAUSE IT’S IMPORTANT FOR MY HEALTH AND THE CLIMATE. AND I GET TO CONNECT WITH MY COMMUNITY. BUT I WANT TO MAKE IT HOME TO MY FAMILY AT THE END OF THE DAY. AND I WANT THAT FOR ALL OF US. SO PLEASE MAKE OUR STREETS SAFER. BY PUTTING PEDESTRIANS FIRST. THANK YOU. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>HELLO. MY NAME IS BOBBY RIGBY. I’M SPEAKING TODAY FOR PUGET SOUND ACTIVISTS OR ADVOCATS FOR RETIREMENT ACTION. WE ARE AN ORGANIZATION OF A LOT OF RETIRED PEOPLE. ALSO QUITE A FEW YOUNG ONES. BUT MOST OF US ARE OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE AN ORCA PASS. AND I LOVE IT. I RIDE THE BUS ALL THE TIME. IT ONLY COST ME A DOLLAR AND I CAN HOP ON AND OFF. I CAN LEARN ABOUT PEOPLE IN THE CITY BECAUSE I’M NOT IN A CAR ISOLATED BY MYSELF. SO I THINK WHAT MAKES THE CITY GREAT IS A REALLY GOOD TRANSIT SYSTEM. AND THE CHANCE FOR PEOPLE TO INTERMIX AND GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER. WHAT MAKES THE CITY HORRIBLE, IS TRAFFIC JAMS. TRAFFIC POLLUTION. TRAFFIC NOISE, AND THE ISOLATION FROM SITTING IN YOUR CAR. FOR HOURS NOT JUST MINUTES. I’M SUPPORTING THE ORCA FOR ALL CORPORATIONS IN THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY. THEY HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO UPHOLD THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVELOP IT. THANK YOU. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>YOU WILL BE FOLLOWED BY ANDREW ACE HOUSTON. KAREN McDONALD AND HENRY/. >>MY NAME IS KAREN TAYLOR. I’M HERE TO SUPPORT HER FOR ALL. YOU CAN JUST IMAGINE ALL THE KIDS TESTIFYING THAT WE NEED FREE PUBLIC TRANSIT FOR EVERYONE AND THIS WOULD BE A MINOR STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. IT’S GOOD FOR POOR FOLKS BUT WE NEED TO GET THE RICH FOLKS ON THE BUS TOO. SO EVERYONE DOWNTOWN NEEDS A FREE PASS AND WE WILL MOVE ON TO FREE PUBLIC TRANSIT FOR ALL. THANK YOU. >>MY NAME IS ACE. I AM AN ARCHITECT. A PERSON OF COLOR AND A RESIDENT. I’M HERE IN SUPPORT OF SIDEWALKS, SAVED STREETS AND ORCA FOR ALL. I UNDERSTAND IS AN ARCHITECT THERE’S A LOT OF THINGS WE CAN DO TO MAKE THE ENVIRONMENT MORE SUSTAINABLE FOR OUR BUILDINGS. HOWEVER THOSE PLACES AREN’T MADE SAFE. IF WE DO NOT HAVE STREETS THAT CONTINUE THAT SAFETY FROM INSIDE TO THE OUTSIDE. I ALSO UNDERSTAND IN ORDER TO HAVE MORE PEOPLE STOP USING THEIR CARS AND GET INTO TRANSIT, WE MAKE THINGS EASIER FOR THEM TO DO SO. SO WE NEED THINGS LIKE ORCA FOR ALL. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU ACE. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>ON DOUG McDONALD. I’M HAPPY I WAS ONLY ON CRUTCHES FOR SIX WEEKS AFTER I SLIPPED ON THE ICE. AND I CAN GIVE YOU A FIRST-HAND REPORT OF HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE IN THE EMERGENCY ROOMS THIS WINTER LARGELY ELDERLY, BECAUSE OF ICY CONDITIONS ON SIDEWALKS. 100% IN SUPPORT OF THE RESOLUTION AND I WANT TO MAKE TWO FRIENDLY MINUTES. FIRST, EQUALLY IMPORTANT TO THE SIDEWALK ICE ISSUE IS THE ISSUE OF VEGETATION BLOCKING SIDEWALKS ALL OVER THE CITY. THAT ISSUE IS AN ISSUE AT STC I BETWEEN THE TWO. I WOULD STRONGLY SUGGEST THE RESOLUTION BE REWORKED FOR THE REQUISITION WE HAD TO DEAL WITH A WHOLE HOST OF SIDEWALK ISSUES. NOT SIMPLY SNOW AND ICE. BUT THE TWO AND WE HAVE TO DO WITH SOME RECOGNITION THAT PASSING ASPIRATIONS IS NOT THE WAY TO SUSTAIN. WE NEED TO ENFORCE THINGS. HAD DISCUSSION ON SEVERAL TOPICS AND IT REMAINS THE CASE THAT WE HAVE TO FIND MEANINGFUL MEASURES. SO WHEN WE ASKED PEOPLE TO DO THINGS, WE DON’T HAVE TO RAT OUT OR NEIGHBORS OR DO THINGS THAT ARE FEASIBLE IN ORDER TO GET OUR SIDEWALKS SAFE AND ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYBODY ALL YEAR LONG. ALL DAY LONG. >>THANK YOU. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>HENRY IS NEXT FOLLOWED BY LET’S SEE MAYBE CLAY CURTIS. AND TOMMY NAGEL. GO AHEAD. >>OKAY. HI. I THINK ORCA CARDS FOR EVERYBODY WOULD BE GREAT BECAUSE LIKE THEN OBVIOUSLY LESS CARS. WHICH HELPS THE CLIMATE. THEN WE CAN MAKE THE STREETS PROBABLY MORE SAFER BECAUSE THERE’S ONLY BUSES. NOT LIKE OTHER CARS COMING. ALSO, I HAVE A SCHOOL OR I GO TO A SCHOOL THAT PASSES OUT ORCA CARDS TO KIDS THAT LIVE LIKE WERE NO, OUT OF ONE MILE RADIUS OF THE SCHOOL. AND FOR THE KIDS THAT DON’T GET THE ORCA CARDS, I THINK IT WILL BE GOOD FOR THEM BECAUSE IF YOU’RE GOING OVER TO A FRIENDS HOUSE. A FRIEND THAT IS OUTSIDE OF THAT ONE MILE, THEN THEY CAN GET OVER THERE WITHOUT HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT BRINGING THEIR WALLET. SO YEAH. >>THANK YOU HENRY. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>ALL RIGHT. CLYDE. >>HELLO. I’M ALSO FROM WHITMAN AND I’M NOT WITHIN THE ONE MILE. SO I GOT AN ORCA CARD FOR SCHOOL. I KNOW BEING AN AVID ORCA CARD USER, HOW HELPFUL IT IS TO GET PLACES. NOW THAT IT FEELS LIKE I REACH MATURITY WRITER HAVE TO CALL MY PARENTS TO GET ANYWHERE. I CAN PRETTY MUCH GO WHEREVER I WANT. SAME WITH MY FRIEND OVER THERE. GONE TO MOVIE THEATERS, FRIENDS HOUSES, WE EVEN GOT TO THIS SO I PERSONALLY BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE, NOT JUST KIDS NOT WITHIN A ONE MILE RADIUS, SHOULD HAVE AN KNOW CARD. THANK YOU. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>TOMMY NAGEL. FOLLOWED BY YOU GOT TO WORK ON YOUR HANDWRITING KIDDOS. SOMETHING BORIS BEARS. AND THEN REX OLIVER. >>MY NAME IS TOMMY NAGEL. I’M ALSO FROM WHITMAN. AND WITH ORCA CARDS, I THINK IT’S A GREAT THING. THAT WE SHOULD GET THEM OUT. BECAUSE SOME HOMELESS PEOPLE MIGHT NOT HAVE ENOUGH TO BUY AN ORCA CARD. SO MAYBE WE SHOULD GIVE IT SORRY I’M SORRY. MAYBE SHOULD GIVE IT TO THEM. BECAUSE LIKE I MEAN LIKE, IT’S HARD BECAUSE LIKE USUALLY, PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS HAVE TO WALK EVERYWHERE. AND LIKE IT’S JUST KIND OF UNFAIR. AND WE GET CARS AND BUSES AND BIKES AND STUFF TO TRANSIT. WHAT DO THEY HAVE? WILL LIKE I’M SORRY. >>YOU ARE DOING GREAT MAN. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>WHO IS UP AFTER TOMMY? SAY YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD. >>MY NAME IS CYRUS BEERS. >>CYRUS BEERS GOT IT. >>I THINK FREE ORCA CARDS WOULD BE IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE BECAUSE LIKE ALSO LIKE THE HOMELESS COMMUNITY. THEY CAN’T REALLY — THEY CAN’T REALLY GET A JOB BECAUSE THEY CAN’T GET TO THE JOB. SO IT WOULD BE EASIER FOR THEM TO MAYBE GET OFF THE STREETS AND STAY INDOORS AND BE WARM. AND IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR LIKE KIDS AND TEENS WHO PEOPLE LIKE DON’T HAVE PARENTS AROUND TO TAKE THEM PLACES. SO THEY WOULDN’T HAVE TO LIKE USE THEIR MONEY THAT THEY COULD USE FOR FOOD AND OTHER STUFF ON THEMSELVES OR THE LIKE ON THE BUS. >>GREAT. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>REX OLIVER IS NEXT. AND REX IS FOLLOWED BY LAURA BERNSTEIN AND THEN RYAN PACKER AND THEN DOUG TRUMP. >>I THINK ORCA FOR ALL IS A GOOD THING BECAUSE I THINK I DON’T HAVE AN ORCA CARD BUT SOMETIMES MY PARENTS ARE AT WORK, THEY CAN’T PICK ME UP. IN MY MOM’S HOUSE ISN’T VERY CLOSE TO THE SCHOOL. SO IT’S A BIG STRUGGLE TRYING TO CARRY MY REALLY HEAVY BACKPACK ALL THE WAY TO MY MOM’S HOUSE. AND FOR THE LOSS THE LESS FORTUNATE, THAT CAN’T AFFORD A CAR AND MAYBE THE STRUGGLE OF THE BUS FARE AND ALWAYS TAKING OUT YOUR WALLET AND BRING IT WITH YOU, IT’S ALWAYS A PAIN. AND IF YOU DON’T HAVE A CAR, THEN YOU CAN’T REALLY GET PLACES WITHOUT WALKING. AND IT WOULD BE A LOT EASIER IF EVERYONE JUST HAD AN ORCA CARD AND THEY COULD SWIPE IT AND USE BUSES. AND STOP USING THE CAR. OKAY. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>ALL RIGHT LAURA. YOUR WORK IS CUT OUT FOR YOU. FOLLOWING THESE ADVOCATES. LET’S SEE WHAT YOU GOT. >>MY NAME IS LAURA. I WAS A FORMER BUS DRIVER AND FORMER MATH AND SCIENCE TEACHER. TODAY MEANS MORE THIS TO ME THAN THE HUNDREDS OF COUNCIL MEETINGS I’VE ATTENDED OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THIS AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH. THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL. AS A BUS DRIVER, WHEN I WOULD LET FOLKS ON THE BUS AND SAY HEY NO BIG DEAL. IF THEY SAID I FORGOT MY WALLET TODAY. OR WHATEVER. SOMETIMES PEOPLE WOULD START CRYING. LIKE BUSINESSMEN ON THE 212. FOLKS THAT CLEARLY WERE EXPERIENCING VISIBLE POVERTY ON THE 301. PEOPLE JUST REALLY LOVE THAT KINDNESS OF SAYING NO BIG DEAL. TOMORROW GET IT IF YOU CAN. AND THE FAIR ENFORCEMENT IT’S JUST A REALLY HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT. WE SHOULD MOVE TO AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE THERE IS NO FAIR ENFORCEMENT. TRANSIT IS FREE AND PEOPLE DON’T HAVE TO FEEL SCARED OR INTIMIDATED ON PUBLIC TRANSIT ESPECIALLY DURING A CLIMATE CRISIS. IT’S HORRIBLE PEOPLE HAVE TO CHOOSE WITH DEALING WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT OR TAKING TRANSIT IN A CLIMATE CRISIS. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>YOU DON’T LOOK LIKE RYAN PACKER. >>HE HAD TO GO TO ROCK TO WORK. >>I WASN’T EXPECTING HIM TODAY. SAY YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD. >>I AM DOUG TRUMP. BOTH RYAN AND I ARE WITH THE URBANIST. WE ENDORSE THE ORCA FOR ALL CAMPAIGN. I’M HERE TODAY TO FOCUS ON THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL POLICY. ADAPTIVE SIGNALS. WE BELIEVE THE CITY NEEDS A COMPREHENSIVE POLICY ON TRAFFIC SIGNALS THAT PUTS PEDESTRIANS FIRST. BECAUSE WHAT WE HAVE NOW IS NOT WORKING THAT GREAT. YOU KNOW SMALL IMPROVEMENTS ON MERCER BUT I DON’T THINK ANYONE WANTS THAT ENVIRONMENT ON EVERY STREET IN THE CITY. MAKING PEDESTRIANS WAIT LONGER. SO MORE CARS CAN GO THROUGH DOESN’T MATCH OUR STATED PRIORITIES FOR STREETS. WE SHOULD MAKE A SIGNAL POLICY THAT ADDRESSES THAT. AND PUTS PEDESTRIANS AND SAFETY FIRST. AND I’M ALSO IN SUPPORT OF THE REST OF THE MASS TRANSIT PACKAGE. SIDEWALK MAINTENANCE FOR SIMILAR REASONS. TO SO PEDESTRIANS HAVE AN EASIER TIME GETTING ONE WITH THE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY CRISIS WE’RE SEEING, WE NEED TO DO AS MUCH AS WE CAN TO GET TOWARDS VISION ZERO. >>THANK YOU DOUG. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>RACHEL BROWN AND THEN JEFFREY PAT AND KATIE LEWIS. >>MY NAME IS SHIR GOLDBERG. TWO YEARS AGO IS LIVING IN CHICAGO WHICH IS ALMOST AS EXPENSIVE AS SEATTLE. I CANNOT AFFORD A MONTHLY TRANSIT PATH AT THE TIME I STEP ON THE TRAIN, I WONDERED IF I COULD AFFORD IT OR HAVE TO WORK. NOW I LIVE HERE IN MY EMPLOYER PAYS FOR A FREE MONTHLY ORCA PASS. THIS HAS ENABLED SEATTLE TO OPEN UP TO ME IN A WAY THAT CHICAGO NEVER DID. I CAN SAVE MORE. I CAN SPEND MORE AT LOCAL BUSINESSES AND I CAN PARTICIPATE IN AND CAN SUPPORT MY IMMUNITY SUSTAINABLY. FOR ME, EATING A FREE MONTHLY PASS MAKES THE DECISION TO NOT OWN A CAR EASY. I HOPE THAT EVERYONE CAN HAVE THIS LEVEL OF ACCESS TO CHOOSE THEIR TROUBLE OF TRANSPORTATION INTO SOMETHING SUSTAINABLE. >>THANK YOU. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>HI ON KATIE LEWIS. I WANTED TO SPEAK FOR THE NEED OF IMPROVEMENTS FOR CROSSING STREET LIGHTS FOR STREETLIGHTS. THERE IS AN INTERSECTION NEAR WHERE I LIVE IN THE U DISTRICT ON CAMPUS PARKWAY WHERE THEY REPLACED A CROSSWALK WITH A SIGNAL FOR YOU CAN GET HALFWAY ACROSS THE STREET. DURING ONE LIGHT CYCLE AND THEN YOU HAVE TO CROSS THE OTHER AT A RUN. I’M USING ON A BICYCLE SO I CAN GET ACROSS. I FEEL LIKE THEY ARE NOT THINKING ABOUT THE WHOLE PICTURE THERE. IF WE HAVE CONSISTENT POLICY, WE CAN MAKE SURE WHEN YOU DESIGN IT FOR PEOPLE. WE ARE PRIORITIZED. I HEAR THAT YOU IMPROVE THE THINGS YOU MEASURE. WE SHOULD BE MEASURING AND PAYING ATTENTION TO THE NEEDS FOR CYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS AS WELL AS CARS. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU RACHEL. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>THAT WAS KATIE. RACHEL AND JEFFREY. JEFFREY COME ON UP. OKAY PAUL. I SAID PAD. IS RACHEL BROWN HERE? OKAY GREAT. SO JEFFREY YOUR NEXT AND THEN WE HAVE DAVE SCHULTE AND THEN FELIX BENSON. >>HI MY NAME IS JEFFREY PAUL, SPECIAL ED PAIR PRO FOR SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. I JUST CAME TO TALK ABOUT SUPPORT FOR ORCA FOR ALL. I CAME TO SEATTLE AS AMERICORPS MEMBER IS A MEMBER, I GOT A REDUCED FARE. THAT’S ABOUT TO END AT THE END OF THE MONTH. MY COST WILL DOUBLE. ON THAT REALLY SUCKS BECAUSE I COMMUTE A LONG WAY TO SCHOOL AS DO A LOT OF THE TEACHERS AT MY SCHOOL. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE TO USE CARS TO GET THERE. THERE’S ONLY TWO PAID PARKING SPOTS. A LOT OF TEACHERS ARE FORKING OUT MONEY OR GETTING TICKETS. THEY HAVE TO MOVE THEIR CAR AT LUNCH AND THEY CAN’T AND A LOT OF THEM DON’T TAKE LIGHT RAIL TO WORK OR BUSES. AND I THINK THIS WOULD BE A GREAT WAY TO GET MORE PEOPLE USING PUBLIC TRANSIT. I THINK TEACHERS SHOULD HAVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITY AS STUDENTS AS HAVING AN ORCA PASS. THANK YOU. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>MY NAME IS DAVE SCHULTE. A MEMBER OF THE TRANSIT RIDERS UNION. I SUPPORT THE ORCA FOR ALL CAMPAIGN. THE MORE PEOPLE THAT RIDE THE BUS, THE BETTER. >> [ APPLAUSE ] >>TO THE POINT AND SIMPLE. THANK YOU DAY. FELIX? AND FELIX YOU ARE FOLLOWED BY MURRAY, THEN CHRIS AND THERE’S A GROUP FOR THE MASS COALITION THAT WILL SPEAK. >>HELLO. MY NAME IS FELIX PENSACOLA AND I’M A JUNIOR IN DISTRICT 5. SINCE GETTING ARE FREE ORCA CARDS FROM SCHOOL, MY SISTER AND I COMMUTE TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY INSTEAD OF GETTING A RIDE FROM OUR MOM. I CAN GET EVERYONE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT AND REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS. BUT BY CHARGING MONEY, YOUR DISCOURAGING PEOPLE FROM CHOOSING THAT OPTION. MY FRIEND MARIO AND I, ARE PART OF FRIDAY’S FOR FUTURE. AND BECAUSE IT’S FREE OF CHARGE, WE EASILY TAKE THE LIGHT RAIL HERE EVERY WEEK. IF WE WANT TO MAKE OUR GOAL OF BEING A CARBON NEUTRAL CITY BY 2030, WE NEED TO TAKE ACTION NOW. AND MAKE FREE PUBLIC TRANSIT AN OPTION FOR EVERYONE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. SORRY I GOT YOUR NAME WRONG. >>MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, THANK YOU FOR SIGNING ONTO THE SEATTLE GREEN NEW DEAL FOR MY NAME IS MARIO AND I’M AN 11th GRADER AT NATHAN HILL HIGH SCHOOL IN SEATTLE. A FEW WEEKS AGO, ALL SIGNED ON TO THE GREEN NEW DEAL. IN MY OPINION, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION HAS TO BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF ANY CLIMATE PLAN. IN THE PAST YEAR, SINCE SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAVE GIVEN EACH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AN ORCA CARD, OR STUDENTS HAVE STARTED TO USED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. I BELIEVE IF WE CAN EXPAND THE FREE ORCA CARD PROGRAM TO ALL OF SEATTLE, WILL SEE MORE PEOPLE USING PUBLIC TRANSIT AND WE CAN SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER OUR CO2 EMISSIONS. WITH ALL ISSUES, WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THIS AS AN EQUITY ISSUE. IF YOU WANT TO ENSURE MORE PEOPLE USE PUBLIC TRANSIT, WE MUST MAKE PUBLIC TRANSIT FREE SO IT COULD BE AN OPTION FOR EVERYONE. I BELIEVE THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO ENSURE THAT EVERYONE CAN BE PART OF THE SOLUTION. THANK YOU. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>HI. CAN YOU HEAR ME? MY NAME IS CHRISTA CHERRY AND I’M A SENIOR AT NATHAN HILL HIGH SCHOOL. THIS NOVEMBER IS THE FIRST YEAR I CAN VOTE. SO LAST YEAR, THE CITY COUNCIL GAVE FREE OCHER CARDS TO ALL SEATTLE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. HERE IS MINE. I USE MY BUS PASS TO COMMUTE FROM NORTH TO WEST SEATTLE EVERY DAY THIS SUMMER. WENT PUBLIC TRANSIT IS A VIABLE CHEAP OPTION, PEOPLE DON’T DRIVE. THIS CITY MADE A COMMITMENT FOR MY FUTURE AND FOR OUR COLLECTIVE FUTURE TO BE CARBON NEUTRAL BY 2030. THAT IS 10 YEARS AWAY. IN ORDER TO MEET THAT GOAL, PUBLIC TRANSIT NEEDS TO BE MASSIVELY EXPANDED. AND ORCA CARDS NEED TO BE PROVIDED NOT JUST TO HIGHSCHOOLERS. THANK YOU. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>THEM MASS COALITION. IS THERE A MASS COALITION IN THE HOUSE? ALL RIGHT. MOVING ON. DOUGLAS SEXTON. >>THEY ARE COMING. >>OKAY. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN THE MASS COALITION? IS THREE MINUTES OKAY? THREE MINUTES. HI. >>WE ARE REPRESENTING THE MASS COALITION. OF VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS. I’M WITH THE TRANSIT RIDERS UNION. >>350 SEATTLE. >>SALEM NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAYS. >>SIERRA CLUB. >>OKAY, SEVERAL OTHER ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE NOT STANDING HERE WITH US. WE ARE HERE IN SUPPORT OF THE MASS TRANSPORTATION PACKAGE. VERY GRATEFUL THE CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY PASSED OUT A FEW PIECES OF LEGISLATION RELATED TO BICYCLE SAFETY LAST MONTH. AND WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT THE PEDESTRIAN AND SIDEWALK LEGISLATION THAT YOU WILL BE DISCUSSING TODAY. FOR THE TRANSIT RIDERS UNION, I WILL SAY TRANSIT RIDERS ARE ALSO PEDESTRIANS. WHEN WE GET OFF THE BUS. WE WALK AND ROLL TO WHEREVER WE ARE GOING. SO HAVING SIDEWALKS THAT ARE ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO US. >>ANY CLIMATE EQUITY FOCUSED FUTURE HAS TO MAKE IT EASY FOR PEOPLE TO GET AROUND. IN ANY WAY THAT IS NOT A CAR ARE DEPENDENT ON FOSSIL FUELS. PEDESTRIAN IS ONE OF THOSE WITH. AS KATIE MENTIONED, IT CONNECTS WITH OF THE WAYS AND IT’S A WAY IN ITSELF. SO PEOPLE LIKE MY ELDERLY NEIGHBOR NEED TO BE ABLE TO GET AROUND ON THE SIDEWALK. PEOPLE LIKE MY KID WHEN HE WAS A TODDLER, TRIPPED ONCE A WEEK IN HIS ENTHUSIASTIC DOSHAS DOWN THE SIDEWALK OVER CROCS. THEY NEED TO BE ABLE TO USE THE SIDEWALK. >>I LIVED IN SEATTLE MOST OF MY ADULT LIFE. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO AGING HERE TOO. I COMMUTE BY WALKING AND TAKING TRANSIT, TAKING THE BUS. I’M CONCERNED ABOUT SOME OF THE RECENT PEDESTRIAN DEATHS IN WEST SEATTLE. OF SENIORS. I UNDERSTAND THERE HAVE BEEN THREE WITHIN A MONTHS TIME. THAT’S UNCONSCIONABLE. WE CANNOT EXCEPT THAT. I SUPPORT THE MASS TRANSPORTATION PACKAGE. >>THINK YOU. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>THANK YOU ALL. >>WE HAVE DOUGLAS SEXTON AND THEN MAXIMUM LOW. AND THEN MORAL ADLER. >>COLOR. I WOULD LIKE TO TALKS ABOUT THE INEQUALITY BETWEEN WHO GETS ORCA CARD AND WHO DOESN’T. I’VE BEEN FORTUNATE THAT I’M ONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAS WORKED AT COMPANIES WHERE WE GET THE CARD. THOSE PEOPLE ARE THE 10 TO GET TRANSIT BENEFITS. I’VE GOTTEN INTO THE SYSTEM WERE MY FIRST COMPANY FULLY SUBSIDIZED. MY COMPANY NOW IS 50%. AND I WAS USING PUBLIC TRANSIT AND I DON’T HAVE TO USE RIDESHARE OPS. IS FANTASTIC. IT DISAPPOINTS ME THAT’S NOT THE CASE FOR OTHER PEOPLE. THERE IS ANY QUALITY THERE. WE ALSO KNOW THAT THERE’S AN INJUSTICE WITH THE CLIMATE. WE ARE NOT GOING TO RESOLVE IT WITHOUT MORE PEOPLE USING PUBLIC TRANSIT. LET’S SOLVE BOTH OF THESE INJUSTICES AT THE SAME TIME. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>MY NAME IS MAXINE. I JUST FOUND ABOUT ORCA FOR ALL ABOUT 30 MINUTES AGO. I WANTED TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF IT BECAUSE IT’S WHAT WE NEED. I JUST MOVED TO SEATTLE ABOUT 30 DAYS AGO. I STARTED JOB I WAS STARTING A JOB THAT GAVE ME A DISCOUNTED ORCA PASS. THAT’S BEEN WONDERFUL. BUT I’M LEAVING THAT JOB AT THE END OF THE MONTH AND STARTING A NEW ONE. IT DOESN’T OFFER THAT. TRANSPORTATION WILL BE A LOT TOUGHER IN MY BUDGET WILL BE TIGHTER. I WILL BE FINE BUT ORCA FOR ALL IS WHAT THE CITY NEEDS. I CAN’T IMAGINE WHAT IT’S LIKE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE LESS FORTUNATE THAN ME. SO ORCA FOR ALL. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>COME ON AT. AFTER UMOL, KATIE WILSON SIGNED UP BUT I THINK SHE ALREADY SPOKE. SO DEREK RICHARDS. CHRIS WOLF AND MATT GLEASON. >>I CAME HERE BY WAY OF A ADVERTISEMENT. MIKE WILL BE AT A FORUM AT THE SPRING STREET CENTER ON SYSTEM CHANGE. NOT CLIMATE CHANGE. WE NEED TO BE ATTENDING TO REAL CHANGE. A LOT OF TIMES IN THE TRANSIT ISSUE YOU GET CONCERNED ABOUT WHERE’S THE FUNDING FOR THE ENERGY DISPLACING THE DIESEL WE ARE USING? THE DIRTY DIESEL? BERNIE SANDERS HAS A WAY OF LOOKING AT IT BY TAKING OVER THE ENERGY INDUSTRY BY WAY OF INTRODUCING ELECTRICITY FOR ALL. IF YOU READ INTO HIS ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM, HE SAYS ELECTRICITY WILL BE FREE TO ITSELF. LOOKING DOWN THE WAY TO SEE IF WE DO A MAJOR EXPANSION, ELECTRICITY. THE CURRENT 120 ODD BUSES THAT WE PURCHASE THAT ARE ALL ELECTRIC. WILL BE EXPANDED TO 1500 BUSES LOOK ANY KIND OF EXPANSIVE WE LOOK AT TODAY. WHICH WILL BE FREE TRANSIT. WILL BE ACCOMMODATED BY BUSES THAT DON’T RELY ON HYBRIDS. I TALKED TO A FEW BUS DRIVERS AND THEY SAY THEY ARE EQUALLY AS COMPATIBLE. AS THE TROUBLES THEY HAVE WITH THE CURRENT DIESEL BUSES. WE NEED REALLY TO TAKE OVER THESE ENERGY SYSTEMS. AND NOT RELY ON JUST TINKERING LIKE WE SEE HAPPENING SO MUCH BY POLITICIANS WHO ARE ACCEPTING GOALS AND NOT MEETING THOSE GOALS. >>THANK YOU MORAL. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ABOUT A YEAR AGO, I WAS ABLE TO GET RID OF MY CAR. BECAUSE MY JOB HELPS COVER AND ORCA CARD. IS BEEN THE MOST FREEING THING I HAVE EVER DONE. AND IT WAS WHEN THERE WAS SMOKE FROM THE WILDFIRES AND MY PARTNERS SAID WISE ALL THE SMOKE? SHE SAID I GUESS THAT MEANS YOU WILL GET RID OF THE CAR AND TAKE THE BUS. SHE GOT ME. I DID GET RID OF MY CAR. AND START TAKING THE BUS. I KNOW NOT EVERYBODY HAS THE SAME OPPORTUNITY TO GET AN ORCA CARD THROUGH THEIR WORK. SO THAT’S WHY I THINK ORCA FOR ALL IS IMPORTANT. I KNOW PEOPLE WANT TO DO A LOT ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE. WE SHOULD HELP THEM OUT ALONG WITH THE FREE ORCA CARD, WE SHOULD CONTINUE TO MAKE TRANSPORTATION CHOICES AND GIVE MORE OPTIONS FOR IT. SO PEOPLE, IT’S VERY CONVENIENT, IT RUNS BY FREQUENTLY. THERE’S NO FINANCIAL BARRIER IN THE WAY. THINK IT WILL MATCH. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>HI MY NAME IS CHRIS WILL. I’M A WORKER HERE IN SEATTLE. I HAVE MY ORCA CARD. HE MAKES ME FEEL SO SAFE. HE MAKES ME FEEL SO SECURE. I HAVE AN ENORMOUS SENSE OF FREEDOM BECAUSE I CAN NO BETWEEN THIS AND MY TWO FEET I CAN GET PRETTY MUCH ANYWHERE IN THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY. THAT’S POSSIBLE BECAUSE MY EMPLOYER IS A MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION THAT INTRODUCED THIS TO ME IS A PART I GET THIS FOR FREE EVERY SINGLE MONTH AND THAT’S ALLOWED ME NOT TO HAVE A CAR HERE. WHICH MEANS I CAN CONTRIBUTE IN MY SMALL WAY TO REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS AND THE CITY AND THE WORLD. THAT SHOULD BE A PRIVILEGE AND A RIGHT FOR EVERYBODY IN THE CITY WHO WANTS IT. WHO DOESN’T NEED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THEIR BILLS AT THE END OF THE WEEK AND THEIR FUTURE ON THIS PLANET. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>MATT AND FOLLOWED BY BREE DUNGHILL. AND I THINK THERE ARE A FEW OTHER FOLKS SIGNED UP. >>I AM MATT GLEASON. I HAVE AN ORCA CARD THAT IS PROVIDED BY MY EMPLOYER. I USED TO DRIVE TO AND FROM WORK EVERY DAY. IT’S BEEN NEARLY AN HOUR JUST IDLING ON THE HIGHWAY ON THE WAY BACK. IT WOULD LEAVE ME DRAINED AND I WOULD GENERALLY JUST STAY IN MY APARTMENT. I WOULDN’T WANT TO DRIVE SOMEWHERE ELSE AFTERWARDS FOR IT REALLY MADE ME FEEL DISCONNECTED FROM THE COMMUNITY AND THE AREA. I WAS HAVING A REALLY BAD TIME. ONCE I GOT MY ORCA CARD, THIS IS BEEN A REALLY HUGE IMPACT ON MY LIFE. I FEEL MORE CONNECTED TO MY COMMUNITY. I MORE LIKELY TO GO TO BUSINESSES THAT I SEE AND I JUST HONESTLY COULDN’T STOP TELLING MY COWORKERS. HOW MUCH BETTER MY LIFE WAS. WHEN I WASN’T JUST GRINDING MY TEETH 40 MINUTES EVERY DAY COMING HOME FROM WORK. THANK YOU. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>AFTER YOU WILL BE JESSICA AND THEN SUSAN GLEASON. AND JANINE HSING LIST. >>I’M WITH CENTRAL SEATTLE GREENWAYS. WE WORK TO MAKE OUR NEIGHBORHOODS SAFER FOR PEOPLE WALKING AND BIKING. ONE OF THE LARGEST CHALLENGES WE HAVE FACED OVER THE YEARS, IS TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHY SIGNALS ACT THE WAY THEY DO AT SPECIFIC INTERSECTIONS. IT’S COMPLETELY OPAQUE AND APPEARS TO DEPEND ON WHICH SIGNAL ENGINEER WAS ASSIGNED TO WHICH INTERSECTION ON WHICH DAY. I’M VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE IDEA OF HAVING A SIGNAL POLICY. I URGE YOU TO HAVE A STOCK — SDOT TO ENSURE THE SIGNAL POLICY COMES OUT. SINCE WE HAVE NONE RIGHT NOW. ACTUALLY DOES PUT PEDESTRIANS FIRST AND MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE SAFE AND COMFORTABLE WALKING AROUND OUR CITY. I’M ALSO VERY EXCITED ABOUT SOME KIND OF WORKABLE SIDEWALK MAINTENANCE POLICY. AND SUPPORT ORCA FOR ALL. THIS IS AN EXCITING DAY. >> [ APPLAUSE ] >>JESSICA? OKAY COOL. >>I’M SORRY MY FAULT. >>THAT’S OKAY. HELLO I’M JESSICA. I WORK AT TRADER JOE’S ON CAPITOL HILL. I’M HERE TODAY IN HIGH SUPPORT OF ORCA FOR ALL LEGISLATION. IS A FORMER COLLEGIATE DISTANCE RUNNER, MY TRANSPORTATION HAS TRADITIONALLY BEEN MY LEGS AND MY BIKE AND MAYBE JUST A FEW BUS TRIPS. BUT SINCE INJURIES HAVE RENDERED ME DEPENDENT ON THE BUS FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, I HAVE GOT TO SEE WHAT IT’S LIKE WHEN YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE BUS ALL THE TIME. AND IT WAS QUITE AN EYE-OPENER. BOTH BEING INJURED AND HAVING TO TAKE THE BUS EVEN TO GO A FEW BLOCKS. AND I CAN SEE HOW THAT LIFESTYLE CAN BECOME EXPENSIVE AND BURDENSOME QUICKLY. I WAS ON AVERAGE, I SPEND ABOUT $175 MORE PER MONTH THAN I USED TO ON TRANSPORTATION. SO FROM THE SURVEYS THAT WE DID. WE FOUND OUT IT’S THE HIGHER PAID WORKERS THAT GET MORE SUBSIDIZED TRANSIT AND THE LOW- PAID WORKERS GET LESS. I THINK ORCA FOR ALL WILL BE A CRUCIAL STEP. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>SUSAN? GREAT. DINEEN JANINE FOLLOWED BY I THINK IT’S JIM PAGE MAYBE AND THEN MEGAN MURPHY. AND THEN MALLORY MOZER. >>HI. MY NAME IS JANINE. ON HIM HERE IN SUPPORT OF ALL OF THE ABOVE. AND CONGRATULATE YOU FOR COMING OUT FOR THOSE THAT WERE ABLE AND CHOSE TO BE HERE. TO PRACTICE THEIR CITIZENSHIP. THEY ARE SETTING AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE. ONE THING THAT REALLY BOTHERS ME AND I AM SUPPORTIVE OF ORCA FOR ALL. I THINK TRANSIT AND MASS TRANSIT IS A GREAT TOOL TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO USE IT. AND IT’S THE CHICKEN AND THE EGG. BECAUSE PEOPLE THAT DON’T USE THE, WANT TO USE IT EXCEPT FOR, ALL OF THE REASONS. IT DOESN’T CONNECT. IT’S TOO INCONVENIENT. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. BUT I WOULD IF IT WAS CONVENIENT. OF THE PEOPLE WHO DON’T WRITE IT, DON’T ENCOURAGE US TO BUILD MORE. BUT IF WE BUILD IT, THEY REALLY WOULD COME. AND LIGHT RAIL IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THAT. SO I AM REACHING OUT TO THE POWERS THAT BE, MAYOR DURKAN, IF YOU ARE LISTENING AND I HOPE YOU ARE BECAUSE THIS COMMITTEE DOES A GREAT JOB. AND ALSO, ALL OF THE MAJOR, ESPECIALLY THE TECH COMPANIES IN THIS TOWN — HAVE GOTTEN SO MUCH FROM THE CITY. AND IT’S TIME TO STEP UP. AND HELP US DO THIS TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO USE MASS TRANSIT. PEOPLE THAT HAVE MONEY, SHOULD BE WRITING IT AND SETTING AN EXAMPLE. WE SHOULD BE GIVING FREE TRANSIT TO EVERYBODY. ESPECIALLY, I FIND IT REALLY DISTURBING, THAT WE USE THE STICK FOR PEOPLE THAT CAN’T AFFORD IT. AND TREAT THEM LIKE SECOND- CLASS CITIZENS OR CRIMINALS BY CHECKING THEIR TICKET AND EVERYTHING. I THINK THAT IS SO, SO — [ APPLAUSE ] >>[ MUSIC ] EVERYBODY RIDES THE BUS. EVERYBODY THAT IS US. EVERYBODY RIDES THE BUS. AND EVERYBODY FINDS THE DRIVER. I DON’T WANT TO DRIVE MY CAR. SOMETIMES I’M WALKING, IT’S JUST TOO FAR WHEN YOU ARE CARING THE GUITAR. I WANT TO RIDE THE BUS SO I CAN SIT DOWN NEXT OTHER PEOPLE AND I CAN SEE THE CITY GO BY. I DON’T FEEL ALL ALIENATED WEARING ABOUT TRAFFIC AND GETTING MY FOOT TIRED ON THE GAS PEDAL AND THE BRAKE AND ALL THAT. LOOKING FOR PARKING AND ALL THAT STUFF. YOU KNOW WHAT I’M SAYING? THE BUS IS A SOCIAL ORGANISM. WE ARE SOCIAL BEINGS. GET ON THE BUS. EVERYBODY RIDES THE BUS [ MUSIC ] I KNOW EVERYBODY DOESN’T RIDE THE BUS BUT LET’S ACT LIKE WE DO. IF WE LOVE THE BUS, LET’S SING THE SONG. YOU GO. EVERYBODY RIDES THE BUS. ♪ EVERYBODY THAT IS US. EVERYBODY RIDES THE BUS ♪ AND EVERYBODY THINKS THEIR RIDERS. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>HARRI TRY TO FOLLOW THAT. >>THAT WAS PRETTY GOOD. KIND OF LIKE WOODY GUTHRIE. I LOVE IT. ANYWAY, WELL I WAS THINKING YOU KNOW THERE’S A CLIMATE CRISIS AND THERE’S REFUGEES FROM THE SOUTH. BECAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE, AND THE WEAPONS INDUSTRIES AND TRADES YOU KNOW, SO I THOUGHT WHAT IF LIKE THE PEOPLE THAT WORK FOR I.C.E., THERE COULD BE A NEW GREEN JOB SECTOR OF LIKE BUSES AND THEY COULD PAY THEIR MORTGAGE OR THEIR BILLS BY YOU KNOW WE DEVELOP GREEN JOBS. THERE LIKE THERE COULD EVEN BE BUSES BETWEEN THE U.S. AND MEXICO BECAUSE THE NOTION OF BORDERS. IT’S LIKE WE COULD RECONCEPTUALIZE ORDERS. AND INSTEAD OF THEM BEING BUILT AROUND LIKE TRADE AND YOU KNOW, THAT POLLUTES THE EARTH. I JUST THINK TO HAVE TRADE THAT DOESN’T USE POLLUTION AT ALL. TIME IS RUNNING OUT. AND WE’VE GOT TO BE FAST AND THINK FAST. I’M JUST REALLY GLAD YOU ARE HOLDING THIS. WE ARE GETTING MORE AND MORE OF A TASTE OF FREE PUBLIC TRANSIT. FIRST THE KIDS GOT IT. AND MORE AND MORE. IT JUST NEEDS TO ALL BE FREE. THERE’S NO MORE TIME. >>THANK YOU MEGAN. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>IS MALLORY HERE? MALLORY IS THE LAST ONE I HAVE SIGNED UP. DOES ANYONE ELSE IN THE AUDIENCE LIKE TO GET TESTIMONY WHO HASN’T SIGNED UP? PLEASE COME TO THE MICROPHONE. >>I MALLORY MOZER. I AM A TECH WORKER AT A LARGE CORPORATION IN THE CITY. AND I JUST THINK I’M FROM THIS AREA. I THINK IT’S DEEPLY SHAMEFUL THE LACK OF EQUITY IN SEATTLE THE FACT IN PRETTY MUCH EVERY ASPECT OF LIFE THE PEOPLE IN SEATTLE HAVE THE GREATEST PRIVILEGE TO HAVE THE MOST ACCESS TO SUBSIDIZED EVERYTHING. SEATTLE SHOULD NOT JUST BE A CITY FOR RICH PEOPLE. TECH WORKERS SHOULD BE PAYING FOR SUBSIDIZATION OF ORCA CARDS AND LITERALLY EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MAKES THE CITY LIVABLE FOR OTHER PEOPLE. WE NEED TO ADDRESS THIS REPREHENSIBLE BLIGHT ON OUR CITY. THIS MUST NOT CONTINUE. WE MUST MAKE THIS A CITY FOR EVERYONE. AND THAT SHOULD START WITH ORCA FOR ALL AND TAX THE RICH. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>FOR THE RECORD. >>I’M DEBBIE CARLSON THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF LGBTQ AND WE HAVE COME OUT TO ENDORSE THE ORCA FOR ALL CAMPAIGN. WE REGULARLY CONNECT WITH WORKERS JERKILY RESTAURANT AND RETRIAL WORKERS. AND TRANSIT IS A HUGE WORKER RIGHTS ISSUE WITHIN THE LGBT COMMUNITY. SO THANK YOU AND HOPEFULLY FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT. THANKS. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>ALL RIGHT. SEEING NO ONE ELSE, WE WILL CLOSE PUBLIC COMMENT. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE AND YOU ARE WELCOME TO STAY FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS AS WE DISCUSSED LEGISLATION. WE ARE GRATEFUL TO HAVE SO MANY FOLKS DONE. I KNOW SOME OF THE YOUNGER FOLKS HAD TO LEAVE EARLY. IT WAS AWESOME TO HEAR AND HAVE A CHANCE TO SHARE THEIR OPINIONS AND THOUGHTFUL INSIGHT ON OUR LEGISLATION. INC. YOU FOR SHOWING UP ON A FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. KELLY, WHEN YOU ARE READY, PLEASE READ THE FIRST AGENDA ITEMS INTO THE RECORD. >>APPOINTMENT 01421 REAPPOINTMENT OF CARLA D. SAULTER IS A MEMBER OF THE SEATTLE TRANSIT ADVISORY BOARD FOR TERM AUGUST 2, 2021,. REAPPOINTMENT, APPOINTMENT 01422, REAPPOINTMENT OF ERIN TIGHE IS A MEMBER OF THE SEATTLE TRANSIT ADVISORY BOARD TERM TO AUGUST ON CAN 2020. APPOINTMENT 014 23, OF REAPPOINTMENT OF ALEX WAKEMAN ROUSE AS OF MEMBER OF THE SEATTLE TRANSIT ADVISORY BOARD TURN TO >>LET’S START WITH INTRODUCTIONS. >>I’M ALEX WICKMAN ROSS. IN ON THE TAB ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF. I SERVED ON THE SEATTLE OVERSIGHT READY COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE. >>I’M THE BOARD LIAISON. >>DO YOU WANT TO SAY A COUPLE OF SHORT WORDS ABOUT WHAT THE BOARD DOES? >>ABSOLUTELY. THE TRANSIT ADVISORY BOARD WAS FORMED IN 2015. IT’S A PRETTY NEW BOARD. WAS CHARGED WITH ADVISING METRO, ANOTHER INDICES ON ISSUES RELATED TO TRANSIT IN THE CITY IN THE REGION. SERVES AS AN OVERSIGHT BODY OF OUR SEATTLE BENEFIT DISTRICT REVENUES WHICH LETS THE CITY FUND METRO SERVICE AND EQUITY PROGRAMS. >>AND WHY DON’T WE START WITH YOU ALEX. FIRST OF ALL THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. I HOPE IT WASN’T TOO HECTIC HITTING TO CITY HALL THIS AFTERNOON. TELL US ABOUT MAYBE YOUR EXPERIENCE ON THE BOARD. AND YOUR WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE. >>SURE. I’M REALLY EXCITED. FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE TO SERVE ON THIS BOARD. I THINK IT’S BEEN REALLY IMPORTANT TO SERVE IN THE OVERSIGHT FUNCTION FOR THE STBD FUNDING. YOU HEARD SO MANY TALK ABOUT USE ORCA AND ORCA CARDS. WHICH IS WHAT STBD REFUNDED. WE OVERSEE $40 MILLION IN A YEAR IN ADDITIONAL TRANSIT HOURS. I FIND THIS ROLE REALLY FULFILLING. FROM SEATTLE. I’M A LIFELONG METRO WRITER. ARRIVED THE I RIDE THE LIGHT RAIL EVERY DAY. I’M PREGNANT AND I HAVE A KID. I LIVE IN RAINIER BEACH SO I BRING A VOICE FROM SOUTHFIELD. I BRING A VOICE OF EQUITY AND ACCESSIBILITY. I KEEP MY EAR TO THE GROUND OF WHAT OTHER ORGANIZATIONS ARE THINKING ABOUT AND TALKING ABOUT IN TERMS OF ACCESS AND MOBILITY. AND I THINK LOOKING FORWARD, SDOT HAS A BIG YOU KNOW , US STBD FUNDING WRAPS UP. WE HAVE SOME BIG PROJECTS THAT TO FINISH UP AND THEN WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE WILL KEEP FUNDING THIS INCREDIBLE BENEFIT. >>ABSOLUTELY. DID NOT, DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE OTHER POINT THESE? >>DEFINITELY. WILL START WITH CARLA SAULTER THEY KNEW HER AS THE BUS CHICK. SHE’S BEEN RIDING AND THINKING ABOUT TRANSIT. SHE WILL SHARE SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS, THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING HER REAPPOINTMENT TO THE SEATTLE TRANSIT ADVISORY BOARD. SHE IS SORRY SHE IS NOT PRESENT FOR THE VOTE. AS HER APPLICATION INDICATES, SHE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. SHE BELIEVES MOBILITY IS A HUMAN RIGHT. AND SHE WANTS TO DO WHAT SHE CAN TO ENSURE EVERYONE IN SEATTLE HAS ACCESS TO SAFE, RELIABLE, AFFORDABLE AND PREFERABLY FREE, TRANSIT SERVICE. SHE WANTS TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO IMPROVING TRANSIT SERVICES. SEATTLE AND THE INVESTMENTS THEY HAVE MADE HAS MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE FOR HER FAMILY AND OTHERS PICTURE LOOKS FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE ACCESS, SPEED AND RELIABILITY AND AFFORDABILITY. UNTIL TRANSIT BECOMES THE MOST POPULAR MODE OF TRANSPORTATION FOR SEATTLE RESIDENTS. ALSO A PARIS APARTMENT IS AYES ONE, ONE OF THE PORTS COCHAIRS. SHE’S ONE OF THE ONLY ORIGINAL TRANSIT BOARD APPOINTEES FOUNDED IN 2015 PICTURE BRINGS A LOT OF INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE. AARON WANTED TO SAY, TO THE COUNCIL MEMBER’S, SHE IS GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE SERVING ON THE TRANSIT DVISORY BOARD. OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS, WE HAVE HELP THE COUNCIL AND SDOT REFINED THE TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT PRIORITIES TO HELP SERVE SEATTLE RESIDENTS WITH A MORE RELIABLE, FREQUENT AND EQUITABLE TRANSIT SYSTEM. THE TBD’S INTERNET CRITICAL AREA OF SEATTLE AND KING COUNTY CONSIDER HOW TO BEST PROVIDE SERVICE FOR THE REGION AFTER THE LEVY SUNSETS AT 2020. SHE’S EXCITED TO CONTINUE ADVISING THE CITY THROUGH THAT TIME. AND TO WORK WITH SDOT, METRO AND SOUND TRANSIT TO IMPLEMENT POLICIES FOCUSED ON INCREASING ACCESS TO TRANSIT THAT IS AFFORDABLE AT ALL INCOME LEVELS. WITH EQUITY IN MY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. >>I APPRECIATE THE TESTIMONY OF. THANK YOU FOR READING THAT. I AM REALLY IMPRESSED WITH THE WORK THE ADVISORY BOARD DOES. I APPRECIATE YOU MENTIONING THE TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT. WHICH HAS BEEN YOU KNOW, FRANKLY, AN AMAZING RESOURCE. SO GRATEFUL TO SEATTLE VOTERS WHO SUPPORTED THAT. GRATEFUL TO THE WORK THE ADVISORY BOARD DOES. GRATEFUL TO THE WORK THE FOLKS AT SDOT HAVE DONE. AND METRO TOO. THROUGH AMAZING COLLABORATION TO SIGNIFICANTLY EXPAND ACCESS TO TRANSIT. AS YOU MENTIONED, THE FUNDING ENDS AT THE END OF NEXT YEAR. THE IDEA THAT THIS TIME WHERE SEATTLE HAS YOU KNOW THE FASTEST GROWING TRANSIT SYSTEM IN THE COUNTRY, AS FAR AS RIDERSHIP GOES. TAKING 40 OR $50 MILLION AWAY FROM THAT IS UNTHINKABLE. WE NEED TO CONTINUE INCREASE INVESTMENTS TO HELP IT GROW. WE ARE COMMITTED TO FIGURING OUT HOW TO RENEW THAT. I THINK KELLY HAS BEEN WORKING TO HELP FIGURE OUT IF THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES TO NOT JUST, CONTINUE TO EXPAND TRANSIT FOR SEATTLE, BUT THE WHOLE KING COUNTY. SO WE REALLY HOPE THERE’S A CHANCE PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY CAN HAVE ACCESS TO THE TYPE OF ROBUST TRANSIT NETWORK. FOLKS IN THE COUNTY HAVE AN AMAZING TRANSIT NETWORK AND IT COULD BE EVEN MORE AMAZING IF THERE WERE ADDITIONAL INVESTMENTS. LOOKING FORWARD TO THE LESTER MARKS TO BE RESOLVED ABOUT HOW WE DO THAT. YOU FOR YOUR WORK AND AM THRILLED TO REAPPOINT YOU. THIS IS A BIG COMMITMENT AND YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE A FEW OTHER THINGS GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU HAVE CARVED OUT TIME FOR YOUR CIVIC DUTY HERE ON THE TRANSIT ADVISORY. IT’S REALLY AMAZING. THANK YOU FOR THAT. LETS YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE, I WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE APPOINTMENTS 1421, 1422, AND ONE FOR 23. I WILL SECOND AND VOTE YES ON THOSE. THOSE WILL ALL GO TO THE FULL COUNCIL. NOT ON MONDAY BUT THE FOLLOWING MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 30. YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY WELCOME TO COME. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE TODAY. THANKS. KELLY, DO YOU MIND READING AGENDA ITEM 4 AND 5? APPOINTMENT 0142 FOR AN APPOINTMENT 01427. SHOULD RESULT IN. OF APPOINTMENT OF BENJAMIN P. ESTES AS MEMBER OF SEATTLE BICYCLE ADVISORY BOARD TERM AUGUST 31, 2021. AN APPOINTMENT 01427 APPOINTMENT OF ANDREA LAI AS MEMBER TO THE SEATTLE ADVISORY BICYCLE BOARD TERM AUGUST 21, 2021. >>WE INVITE PRISONERS FORWARD. WHILE WAITING FOR PERMISSION TO,, YOU ARE SO RACIST. SO GRACIOUS. WE WILL START WITH CREEK INTRODUCTIONS WHEN YOU ARE READY. >>MY NAME IS ANDREA LAI. >>I DON’T KNOW HOW TO INTRODUCE. >>MY NAME IS BEN ESTES. LAST NINE THINGS ABOUT. >>I’M SERENA WAYMAN, THE LIAISON TO THE ADVISORY BOARD. >>SERENA, DO YOU WANT TO SAY ANY REMARKS? >>SURE THE BICYCLE ADVISORY BOARD IS A 12 MEMBER VOLUNTEER ADVISORY BOARD CREATED IN 1977 TO ADVISE THE COUNCIL MAYOR’S OFFICE AND OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS IN ALL THINGS BICYCLING INCLUDING, POLICIES AND PROGRAMS. >>THAT’S GREAT. SO YOU BOTH WOULD BE NEW TO THIS SEATTLE BICYCLE ADVISORY BOARD. TELL ME AND THE VIEWING AUDIENCE, A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHY YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING ON THE SPORT AND WHAT YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH IN THE FIRST THREE YEARS. IF YOU WANT TO START. ANDREA? >>SORTED IN SEATTLE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF 2015. BEGAN BY COMMUTING ABOUT A YEAR TWO FOR THAT LIVING IN CHICAGO. A NEAR DAILY BICYCLE COMMUTER. IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME THE NETWORK HERE IN SEATTLE IS CONNECTED AND SAFE. RELIABLE AND USABLE ACROSS THE CITY. I’M EXCITED ABOUT THE CONNECTED LINKING. I’M BLANKING ON THE NAME. THE INTENT TO CONNECT INFRASTRUCTURE HERE AND MAKE IT USE THE AND SAFER TO USE. AND THAT’S MY MOTIVATION TO JOIN THE BACKBOARD AND I WOULD LIKE MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO STOP TELLING ME BIKING IS DANGEROUS BECAUSEOF NOT. >>ANYTIME THERE’S ANYTHING IN THE NEWS ABOUT A BICYCLE ASKED HIM ACCIDENT, I HAVE BEEN AND WHO IS CERTAIN IT’S A. MY MOM MAY BE IN THAT CATEGORY TOO. I PROMISE, I’M OKAY. THIS IS ME TALKING ON THE PHONE. TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR COMMUTE AND WHAT ROUTES USE. >>USED TO LIVE IN COUPLE HERE. I LIVE IN WALLINGFORD NOW. WORK DOWNTOWN. IS MY PRIMARY ROUTES. GO REQUIRE MY BIKE. JUST THIS WEEK I WAS DOWN IN GOING TO SOUTH LAKE UNION..COM, THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT. ALL OVER. >>GREAT. THANK YOU ANDREA. BENJAMIN? >>I APPLIED TO JOIN FOR MANY REASONS. I AM CARLESS. MOBIKE COMMUTER. ON THINK MY MOTIVATION, I WORKED IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAM AND EDUCATOR FOR 15 YEARS. JUST LIKE WE HAVE SAID TODAY. JUST THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE GENERATIONS AND WHAT KIND OF WORLD WE ARE CREATING FOR THEM. THINKING ABOUT OUR BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE. VISION ZERO. CREATING A SAFE NETWORK FOR ALL AGES. FROM 8 TO 80 MAKING SURE PEOPLE HAVE SAFE ROUTES. ESPECIALLY SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL. THIS YEAR AND TRYING TO GET BIKE TRAINS GOING. GETTING CASCADE TO DO SIMILES ON BIKE SAFETY. I’M GETTING YOUTH INTO BIKING. THAT’S IMPORTANT TO ME. >>PRETTY AMAZING SHOW OF YOU TODAY. I HAD A CHANCE TO GET UP TO THE PARK AS THEY CONTINUED TO PILE AND PILE AND PILE INTO THE STREETS AND THE PLAZA AND CITY HALL. YOU KNOW THE LARGEST SHOWING OF PEOPLE AT CITY HALL THAT I’VE SEEN IN MY 10 YEARS HERE. WHICH IS PRETTY IMPRESSIVE. THEN SOME YOUTH CAME ESSENTIALLY STORMS MY OFFICE EARLIER. IT’S GREAT TO HEAR THEM DEMANDING WORK ON CLIMATE CHANGE. AND THEN HAVING YOUTH IN THE AUDIENCE TALKING ABOUT THEIR EXPANSE WITH ORCA CARDS. I’M NOT SURE IF THEY PLAN TO COME DOWN OR STUMBLE UPON IT THAT THEY DID A GREAT JOB. I APPRECIATE THE FOCUS ON HOW TO MAKE OUR SYSTEMS SAFE FOR YOU TOO. MY JOKE ABOUT YOUR LAST NAME, I ASSUME BRIAN IS YOUR DAD. YOUR DAD SERVED NOBLY FOR MANY YEARS AND IS SOMEONE WHO WAS AN AMAZING ADVOCATE. AND GREAT AT HOLDING THE CITY ACCOUNTABLE. I DON’T WANT TO PUT YOU IN THE SHADOW OF YOUR DAD. BUT I’M THRILLED YOU ARE WILLING TO SERVE ON THE BOARD. BOTH OF YOU. IT’S GREAT. ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT? I’M HAPPY TO APPROVE THESE. THEY WILL GO TO FULL COUNCIL IN A WEEK OR SO AND GET YOU TWO TO WORK. BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF AMAZING PEOPLE IN THE CITY. I THINK WORKING ON THIS. AND IT’S STILL HARD WORK. DESPITE AMAZING EFFORTS. IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, OR EVEN 20 YEARS SINCE I’VE BEEN A BICYCLE COMMUTER. HOW MUCH BETTER THE NETWORK IS TODAY. AT THE SAME POINT, I LOOK AT WHAT’S POSSIBLE IN OTHER CITIES OR WHAT’S ON THE MAPS. I HAVE A CHANCE TO GO TO COPENHAGEN IN A FEW WEEKS. I WAS THERE ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO. WHEN 40 TO 50% OF THE PEOPLE COMMUTING COMPARED TO 2 PERCENT. WE HAVE A LOT TO GO TO ACHIEVE THAT REALITY. CAPABLE OF IT. I WILL MOVE APPOINTMENTS. 1424 AND 1427. I WILL SECOND OCS ON THOSE. THEY WILL GO TO FULL COUNCIL ON SEPTEMBER 30. YOU DON’T NEED TO BE HAVE ABOUT. BUT I FEEL CONFIDENT, WE WILL APPROVE THOSE APPOINTMENTS AND LOOK FORWARD TO YOU SERVING TURNS ON THE BICYCLE ADVISORY BOARD. TAKE YOU SO MUCH. >>THANK YOU. >>R. KELLY. BUT AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 6. I INVITE PRISONERS FORWARD. >>RESOLUTION 31908, RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DEVELOP POLICY OPTIONS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF EXISTING SIDEWALKS, CREATE A PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM ON SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL RESPONSIBILITIES. AND DEVELOP A PROGRAM TO ENFORCE SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL REQUIREMENTS BY PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS. >>DO YOU WANT TO SHOW THE VIDEOS FIRST? LET’S START WITH THE DIXON VIDEO. >>OKAY GREAT. >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, WHY DON’T WE START WITH INTRODUCTIONS JUST SO EVERYONE KNOWS WHO THEY ARE. AND I WILL START TO ACKNOWLEDGE COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD JOINED US. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. CALVIN, DO YOU WANT TO START? CENTRAL STAFF. >>CLARA CANTOR WITH SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAYS. >>ON A DISABILITY RIGHTS WASHINGTON. >>COURTNEY COLE FROM RIGHTS. >>IT’S GREAT TO SEE. THANK YOU FOR BEING AT THE PRESS EVENT VERDE TOO. SO LET’S SEE. HOW SHOULD WE START? DO WE WANT TO START >>SHOULD BE DO THE VIDEO FIRST?>>I THOUGHT WE WOULD JUST TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PROPOSAL. BEFORE US. AND THEN I WILL KICK IT OFF AT THE VIDEO. AND HEAR FROM THE REST OF YOUR. >>IF I CAN DO A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE RESOLUTION. AS PART OF THE VAST PACKAGE PUT FORWARD BY COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD POLKADOTS REPORTS. THE FIRST PART REQUESTS THAT SDOT DO A POLICY SURVEY OF SIDEWALK MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND COME FORWARD WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WHAT TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN SEATTLE LAST FOR THAT REPORT BY MARCH 31 OF NEXT YEAR. THE SECOND SECTION, REQUEST PUBLIC OUTREACH CAMPAIGN TO INFORM PROPERTY OWNERS ABOUT RESPONSIBILITIES TO QUEUING UP SNOW AND ICE IN A TIMELY FASHION AFTER A SNOW EVENT. AND WE ASKED FOR THAT PROPOSAL BE IN PLACE BY NOVEMBER 1 THE THIRD PIECE IS FOR A REPORT FROM SDOT ON HOW IT ENFORCES SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL UNDER THE EXISTING WALL. AND ASKED FOR THE REPORT BACK BY JANUARY 1, 2020. >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD YOU WANT TO SAY A FEW WORDS? >>JUST A COUPLE WORDS PICK ONE OF THE THINGS I REALLY APPRECIATED LEARNING ABOUT AS IT RELATES SPECIFICALLY TO THE NEED FOR A PROGRAM LIKE THIS. LEARNING MORE ABOUT CHECKING MY OWN ASSUMPTIONS. ABOUT WHO IS LIABLE FOR REPAIRING SIDEWALKS. SO I HAD ALWAYS BEEN UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT IT WAS THE HOMEOWNER THAT WAS FULLY LIABLE. I’M NOW LEARNING, IS NOT AS CLEAR-CUT AS THAT. I THINK THAT REALLY POINTS TO THE NEED FOR THE CITY TO PARTNER ON HELPING HOMEOWNERS. TO PAY FOR THIS OBVIOUS UNMET NEED. THAT HAS AN IMPACT ON THE GENERAL PUBLIC. NOT JUST OBVIOUSLY, THE HOMEOWNER. I THINK THAT’S SORT OF WHERE THE ISSUE OF SHARD SHARED LIABILITY COMPANY. COMES FROM. IT DOESN’T DO STUFF FOR AFFECT THE HOMEOWNER IF THE THE SIDEWALK ISN’T REPAIRED IT AFFECTS THE GENERAL PUBLIC. I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THOUGHT AND LEARN ALSO FROM WHAT OTHER CITIES HAVE BEEN DOING. SO THANK YOU. >>SHOULD WE QUEUE UP THE VIDEO? >>I HAVE TWO ACTUALLY. >>THANK YOU KELLY. >>IMAGES OF A MAN HOLDING A LARGE CAMERON’S POWER WHEELCHAIR. >>I’M HERE FOR ON THE FOURTH OF JULY ON THE WEEKEND. I’M HERE. >>HE IS TAKEN BEAUTIFUL SEATTLE PICTURES. >>WHEN I GO OUTSIDE, IT’S IMPORTANT THE SIDEWALK ENABLES ME TO DO THE JOB. >>JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO, I WAS SHOOTING THE AIRSHOW. THE SIDEWALK WAS ON EVEN IN MY WHEELCHAIR HIT THE CURB AND STOPPED. I FLEW TO THE FRONT. AND I FELL ON THE GROUND. MODE CAMERA IS BROKE. AND I LOOKED AT MY HANDS AND I SCRAPED MY KNEES. RIGHT NOW — IF THE SIDEWALK IS NOT IN GOOD SHAPE, IT’S NOT ONLY INCONVENIENT. IT’S DANGEROUS. >>A CHILD IN A STROLLER WAS PASSED DIXON 5th IT’S IMPORTANT TO ENFORCE THE MAINTENANCE OF THE SIDEWALK AND HAVE EVERYONE SAFE HERE. >>PRODUCED BY ROOTED IN RIGHTS. >>SO WE CAN TALK A LITTLE BIT. YOU GUYS ARE FAMILIAR WITH THERE’S A HUGE BACKLOG OF SIDEWALK REPAIRS. IN OUR CITY. THE 2017 SIDEWALK ASSESSMENT FOUND THINK IT WAS OVER 90,000 OPELOUSAS OVER 20,000 OBSTRUCTIONS. WERE SOMETHING IS LIMITING THE WIDTH OF THE SIDEWALK. SO IT’S NOT NECESSARILY CCESSIBLE FOR FOLKS INWHEELCHAIRS. 3.6 BELLS AND CROSS SLOPES WHERE THERE’S AN OFF-CAMPUS SLOPE THAT IS NON-ACCESSIBLE. SO WE KNOW THERE’S THIS HUGE BACKLOG. WE KNOW IT’S GOING TO BE VERY EXPENSIVE TO MAKE ALL THESE REPAIRS. AND WE WANT OUR CITY TO COME UP WITH A BETTER PLAN FOR HOW WE GET THERE. WE GET TO A PLACE WHERE PEDESTRIANS WALKING AND ROLLING CAN ACCESS OUR CITY. AND SO, WE’VE COLLECTED IN ADDITION TO DIXON STORY, WE COLLECTED A BUNCH OF OTHER STORIES FROM FOLKS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE. AND THE TROUBLES WE FACE IN NAVIGATING OUR CITY. WE WILL HAND THESE GUYS TO. YOU CAN ENTER THEM INTO THE PUBLIC RECORD. >>THANK YOU. >>WE CAN SEND YOU, THEY ARE AVAILABLE DIGITALLY ON OUR WEBSITE AND WE CAN SHARE THIS WITH YOU. >>ALSO JUST WANT TO POINT OUT, YOU KNOW, ALL OF THESE REPAIR ISSUES THAT ON IT IS MENTIONING, ALL OF THOSE IS CONCENTRATED IN CERTAIN AREAS. THE CURRENT SIDEWALK MAINTENANCE OR LACK OF POLICY THAT SDOT HAS, BASICALLY THERE’S NOT OF A LOT OF INFORMATION OUT THERE. LIKE COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD MENTION. IT’S DIFFICULT TO KNOW WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT. THE RESULT, AREAS WITH NEW DEVELOPMENT AND OF HAVING GREAT SIDEWALKS AND IT’S EASY FOR FOLKS TO GROUND. A MORE LOWER INCOME AREAS HAVE TERRIBLE SIDEWALKS. JUST WALK DOWN REGNIER AVENUE TO KNOW IT’S REALLY DIFFICULT TO GET DOWN THERE. WITH ANY KIND OF WHEELS. AND SO WE ARE BASICALLY ASKING FOR SDOT TO DRAFT A POLICY HERE THAT WOULD MAKE THE REPAIR PROGRAM EASIER TO NAVIGATE. FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO CAN AFFORD IT. AND ALSO TO LOOK INTO OPTIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY WHERE OTHER CITIES ARE DOING A REALLY GOOD JOB OF HAVING INCOME BASED SYSTEMS. SO THE CITY CAN SUBSIDIZE THE COST FOR LOW INCOME PROPERTY OWNERS. WHICH WOULD RESULT IN A MUCH MORE EQUITABLE SYSTEM FOR EVERYBODY. >>YOU KNOW OVERALL AS WE SEE THE CLIMATE STRIKE TODAY AND THE CLIMATE CRISIS, WALKING AND ROLLING IS ONE OF THE GREENEST OPTIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION. IN A CITY THAT WANTS TO DO BETTER ON THAT. CITY I THINK IT’S OVER 50% OF OUR GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ARE FROM TRANSPORTATION. THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVE A LOT OF ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT ON. >>SO THE TIMELINE ON THE RESOLUTION WOULD HAVE FOLKS COME BACK IN MARCH TO TALK ABOUT NEXT STEPS. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON WHAT SHOULD BE THE NEXT STEPS? I REALIZE THEY WILL DO THAT WORK. I IMAGINE THERE HAS BEEN THINKING ABOUT HOW WE SHOULD PROCEED. >>SO BASICALLY, YOU’RE RECOMMENDING A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT CITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY THAT HAVE REALLY GREAT MODELS FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS. AND ASKING THAT SDOT LOOK AT THE MODELS AND SEE HOW THEY WOULD BE APPLICABLE TO SEATTLE. NOT NECESSARILY RECOMMENDING YOU KNOW DO X, Y, AND Z EXACTLY. BECAUSE WE RECOGNIZE IT NEEDS TO WORK WITH THE SYSTEM WE HAVE HERE. AND THE WAY SDOT IS CURRENTLY OPERATING. BUT THERE ARE SOME RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CITIES THAT ARE DOING IT REALLY WELL. DENVER COMES TO MIND IS ONE THAT HAS A REALLY GREAT TIERED STRUCTURE FOR PEOPLE TO PAY AND IF THEY AFFORD AND RECEIVE SUBSIDIES IF THEY CAN’T. BASICALLY, WE UNDERSTAND WE HAVE A HUGE PROBLEM HERE IN SEATTLE. AND WE ARE NOT DOING ANYTHING TO FIX IT. AND WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN DO SOMETHING TO MAKE IT BETTER. >>FOR LITTLE BIT OF CONTEXT ON THAT. YOU KNOW, RIGHT NOW CURRENTLY, AS FAR AS I TALK TO FOLKS WITHIN SDOT. IS MY UNDERSTANDING, THEY DON’T IN THE HISTORY OF WHAT THEY CAN REMEMBER, HAVE NEVER INVOICED A PROPERTY OWNER FOR SIDEWALK REPAIR. EVEN THOUGH THAT IS YOU KNOW THE WAY PROPERTY OWNERS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE RESPONSIBLE. BUT THE PROCESS WOULD REQUIRE THEM TO COME TO CITY COUNCIL AND GET A LIST OF ADDRESSES APPROVED THROUGH CITY COUNCIL. THAT IS A COMPLICATED PROCESS. THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN RIGHT NOW. WE NEED TO FIND A BETTER WAY TO KEEP OUR SIDEWALKS ACCESSIBLE. >>AND SDOT HOUSE MY UNDERSTANDING IS, SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE SPOT REPAIR WORK THEY’VE BEEN DOING. SINCE THEY DID THE SURVEY A FEW YEARS AGO. THE NUMBERS I’VE SEEN, I DON’T RECALL OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD. BUT THOUSANDS OF SPOTS. THE BACKLOG CONSIDERED BEING 400 YEARS IS THOUSANDS OF YEARS. WHICH IS AN IMPROVEMENT BUT STILL FAR SHORT OF THE CITY WE NEED TO BE IN. I’M CURIOUS, HAVE FOLKS SEEN — HAS THAT INCREASED EFFORT MADE A NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE? OR JUST DEPENDS ON WHICH BLOCK YOU ON? >>I THINK IT’S AN IMPROVEMENT ALTHOUGH IT DOESN’T MAKE ACCESS NECESSARILY SMOOTH THURSDAY. I WAS ON REGNIER AVENUE LAST WEEK WITH MY KID ON HIS TRICYCLE. THERE WERE SPOT IMPROVEMENTS. THE SLOPE ON THOSE IS STILL SO STEEP, EVEN FOR SMALL WHEELS THEIR REAL CHALLENGE. I THINK YOU CAN ASK SDOT MORE QUESTIONS. I THINK THEY’RE HOPING WITH THE SPOT IMPROVEMENTS THEY DO A FOUR OR FIVE YOUR ROTATION TO COVER THE CITY WITHIN THAT TIME. BUT THE FUNDING FOR THAT ISN’T GUARANTEED. IT WILL DEPEND ON WHAT HAPPENS THROUGH THIS BUDGET YEAR. >>EVEN THAT ISN’T YOU KNOW ISN’T ENOUGH. IT WON’T NECESSARILY EXIST IF FUNDING ISN’T THERE FOR IT. >>I WILL DISTAD, SDOT IS DOING A GREAT JOB WITH SOME OF THESE BAND-AID FIXES. THE REALITY IS, THERE’S NOT ENOUGH FUNDING TO BE DOING ALL OF THAT ON THE CITY’S BUDGET. SO FINDING A NEW WAY TO FIND THAT PROGRAM. AND HAVING PROPERTY OWNERS PAY IF THEY ARE ABLE TO WOULD BE A BIG HELP TO THE CITY BEING ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH ALL THE FIXES THAT NEED TO HAPPEN. RIGHT NOW, IT’S A FAIRLY LIMITED BUDGET. SDOT RUNS THROUGH IT QUICKLY. AND THEN ISN’T ABLE TO DO ANYTHING THE REST OF THE YEAR. >>SO YEAH, THE LEVY COMMIT FOR SIDEWALK SAFETY REPAIR IS TO REPAIR UP TO 225 BLOCKS OF DAMAGED SIDEWALKS. FOCUS ON THE URBAN CENTERS AND VILLAGES. FROM 2016 TO 2018, THEY WERE ABLE TO DO 78 LOT IMPROVEMENTS. AND FOR THE UPCOMING 2019 IMPLEMENTATION PLAN, THEY ARE LOOKING AT 16 LOT EQUIVALENTS AND 5000 SPOT REPAIRS. AGAIN, AS WE KNOW, BASED ON THE 156,000 ISSUES IDENTIFIED, THE NEED IS MUCH GREATER THAN WE HAVE RESOURCES TO ADDRESS IT. SO THANK YOU FOR ASKING SDOT TO COME UP WITH SOME NEW ALTERNATIVES. TO MOVE THE BALL FORWARD. AS COUNCIL CHAIR O’BRIEN SAYS. >>CAN WE TALK ABOUT SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL? >>WITH ANOTHER VIDEO FOR THAT. >>A MAN IN A POWER CHAIR DRIVE DOWN ETC. >>PEOPLE ASKED ME, HOW DID I MANAGE TO GET AROUND IN THE WEATHER WITH THE SNOW? I TELL THEM, I DIDN’T. I DIDN’T LEAVE MY HOUSE FOR EIGHT DAYS AT ONE POINT. FOR MANY PEOPLE, IT MEANS THEY CAN’T ACCESS BASIC SERVICES THEY NEED. I TALKED WHETHER PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND SOME FOR EXAMPLE, HAVE DIALYSIS TREATMENTS. OTHERS HAVE OTHER MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS THEY NEED TO GET TO. OR EVEN JUST GETTING OUT AND GETTING FOOD. I BELIEVE THE CITY CAN DO A NUMBER OF THINGS TO MAKE THINGS BETTER. THEY SHOULD PRIORITIZE KEY AREAS INCLUDING MASS TRANSIT FOR EXAMPLE. MAKING SURE THOSE ARE USABLE TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. I THINK THAT THEY NEED TO HAVE PLANS FOR HELPING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. FOR EXAMPLE, WE CAN’T CLEAR THEIR SIDEWALKS. SO THEY CAN GET DOWN THE STREET. AND I THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE A CLEAR PLAN TO COMMUNICATE TO. THE DISABILITY COMMUNITY WANTS TO SEE THEY ARE WILLING TO MAKE THIS A PRIORITY GOING FORWARD. AND THAT THEY WILL TAKE CORRECTIVE STEPS TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES DON’T FACE THE SAME ISSUES THE NEXT TIME. >>WE ALSO BROUGHT SOME ADDITIONAL VISUALS. BECAUSE I KNOW IT’S BEEN A WHILE SINCE THE SNOW. IT’S HARD TO REMEMBER HOW BAD IT WAS. MAYBE LET’S SEE. I WILL DESCRIBE THEM. ALL RIGHT. SO THIS FIRST ONE, I CAN DO THIS. THIS WILL WORK. THIS IS HENDERSON NEAR MLK. THIS IS RIGHT BY THE LIGHT RAIL STATION ON RAINIER BEACH. THIS WAS 11 DAYS AFTER THEY FIRST THE FIRST KNOW. SDOT WANTS US TO CLARIFY ON THESE, IT MAY HAVE BEEN CLEARED SOMETIME IN BETWEEN THERE. THERE WERE NUMBER OF SNOW EVENTS. BUT THEY DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS BECAUSE THEY WEREN’T TRACKING WITH THE SIDEWALKS. THE NEXT ONE, THIS IS REGNIER AND COLUMBIA CITY, 10 DAYS AFTER THE FIRST SNOW. YOU CAN SEE THERE IS SNOW AND ICE COVERING THE SIDEWALK. COVERING THE RAMPS. NOT SAFE. OR ACCESSIBLE. THIS IS A VISUAL SHOWING A BUS STOP THAT IS STILL REALLY ICY AND SNOWY. THIS IS THE 7 STOP ON REGNIER. YOU CAN SEE THE STREET ITSELF IS QUITE CLEAR BUT THE AREA AROUND THE TRANSIT STOP IS NOT ACCESSIBLE. AND FINALLY, THIS ONE IS REALLY LARGE. I DIDN’T REALIZE WHEN I ORDERED THESE, THREE FEET BY FIVE FEET IS QUITE LARGE. >>SO THIS IS NINE DAYS AFTER THE SNOW. THIS IS RANIER AND I-90. YOU CAN SEE THE SNOW IS QUITE THE . THIS IS AN AREA WHERE IT’S NOT IN FRONT OF A PROPERTY OWNER. I’M NOT SURE IF THIS IS WASHED.. JUST A LACK OF ANY INTENTIONALITY. RECOGNIZING SIDEWALKS ARE A CRITICAL PART OF OUR TRANSPORTATION NETWORK. ESPECIALLY FOR FOLKS WITH DISABILITY’S. COURTNEY WILL SAY A FEW OTHER WORDS. >>I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT, ALL OF THOSE VISUAL ARE ON MAJOR ARTERIAL STREETS. MAJOR TRANSIT PATHWAYS WITH THERE’S A LOT OF PEDESTRIAN ACTIVITY. IT’S NOT A RESIDENTIAL STREET SOMEWHERE IN A CORNER. >>SO DO YOU ENVISION, THAT BOTH SECTION 2 AND SECTION 3, SECTION 2 BEING FOCUSED ON A PUBLIC EDUCATION PLAN AND SECTION 3 FOCUSED ON HOW WE ENFORCE THE EXPECTATION THAT THE ADJOINING PROPERTY OWNER CLEARS THE SIDEWALK. DO YOU ENVISION THAT THOSE PARTS OF THIS RESOLUTION WOULD INCLUDE ADDRESSING THE EXPECTATIONS FOR PROPERTY OWNERS LIKE METRO PROPERTY OWNERS LIKE WASH-DOT AS WELL AS THE FOLKS WE USUALLY ARE BROADCASTING THESE MESSAGES OUT TOO HOMEOWNERS GOT IN CLEAR SIDEWALK. >>I THINK IDEALLY, WE WOULD LIKE ALL PROPERTY OWNERS TO HAVE A PLAN FOR CLEARING THE SIDEWALK IF THEY NEED TO. >>WE’VE BEEN TRYING TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH KING COUNTY METRO AND WASH-DOT SEPARATELY AS WELL. AND HOPE THERE’S BETTER COMMUNICATION. THERE IS A RUMOR. I’M UNCLEAR IF IT WAS TO. ALL THE PARKING RIGHTS GOT CLEARED BEFORE BUS STOPS AT KING COUNTY METRO. JUST RECOGNIZING YOU KNOW, WHILE THAT MAY BE THE PARTY FOR SOME FOLKS, FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE TRANSIT DEPENDENT IN THE CITY, THAT DIDN’T WORK OUT PARTICULARLY WELL. >>I’M THINKING IF THAT IS OUR EXPECTATION, AS IT RELATES TO PUBLIC EDUCATION PLAN. WE MIGHT WANT TO CALL THAT OUT IN THE RESOLUTION. OTHERWISE, WE MIGHT GET A PUBLIC EDUCATION PLAN THAT IS CLEARING THE SIDEWALKS IN FRONT OF THEIR HOMES. >>SURE YES. >>JESSICA DO YOU HAVE COMMENTS YOU WANT TO ADD PICS >>DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE? >>LIKE WITH THE SIDEWALK REPAIR SITUATION. WE COLLECTED A WHOLE BUNCH OF STORIES FROM OTHER PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. IN THE SEATTLE AREA. IN ADDITION TO CONRAD, JUST SUPER IMPORTANT. PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE OFTEN LEFT OUT OF THESE CONVERSATIONS AND NOT CONSIDERED. WE GOT THESE AND I WANT TO ENTER THOSE INTO THE PUBLIC RECORD. AND THEN JUST WAS GOING TO EMPHASIZE, GIVE MY OWN EXPERIENCE. I AM A STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON. I LIVE NEAR THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON. I WORK IN THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT. AS WITH CONRAD, I WAS PRETTY MUCH TRAPPED IN MY HOME FOR EIGHT OR SO DAYS. I AM LEGALLY BLIND. THAT MEANS THAT NAVIGATING WITH SNOW AND ICE IS SUPERHARD AND DANGEROUS FOR ME. AND YOU KNOW, THE IDEA OF ENTERING ANY PART OF OUR OR INJURING MY LEGS IS SCARY BECAUSE I AM SUPER DEPENDENT ON MY LEGS BUT THEY GET ME EVERYWHERE I NEED TO GO. IF THAT WERE TO HAPPEN, THAT WOULD BE REALLY DETRIMENTAL TO MY LIFE. IT’S SUPER IMPORTANT AND SUPER I THINK HELPFUL TO CONSIDER THESE STORIES TO UNDERSTAND THE REAL LOGISTICAL IMPACT. SO THE PLAN TO ACTUALLY FIX THESE ISSUES CAN BE BASED AROUND THE NEEDS. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU COURTNEY. >>>>WHAT I’M HEARING, THE GOAL WOULD BE BOTH PUBLIC EDUCATION TO EVERYONE IN THE CITY. AND ALSO, SPECIFIC PLANS TO ADDRESS SPECIFIC AREAS. YOU HIGHLIGHTED IN THE SHOTS THERE WHERE THERE’S NOT A HOMEOWNER THAT IS RESPONSIBLE. IS IT SDOT , WASH-DOT? IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE A PLAN THAT SAYS WHEN THE SNOW HITS, WITH A PRETTY GOOD INCREASE IN AWARENESS FOR SNOWPLOWS FOR THE ROADS IN THE LAST DECADE OR SO. WHAT IS THE STRATEGY FOR SIDEWALKS? AND HAVING AN ACTUAL PLAN ON HOW THAT WORKS OUT. MAKE SURE WE WERE OUT THERE WHEN THE SNOW HITS, THE NEWS MEDIA IS COVERING IT 24/7. THE SNOW OPPORTUNITY SHORTAGE OF OPPORTUNITIES TO HAVE A DEPARTMENT HEAD, A MAYOR OR COUNCILMEMBER OUT THERE REITERATING WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN. I RECALL IT WAS DEFINITELY NOT SEATTLE. WERE MAYORS GIVE OUT LIKE GOLDEN SHOVEL WORDS TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING SHOVELING FOR THEIR ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD. I IMAGINE THERE ARE THINGS THAT WE CAN HIGHLIGHT AND MAKE A GAME OF IT. FOR FOLKS THAT ARE PHYSICALLY ABLE TO DO THAT. MAY BE THAT PEOPLE THAT CAN’T GET TO THE GYM IS IT’S SNOWING, THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN DO. YOUR SHOVEL AND SHOVEL YOUR WHOLE BLOCK. AND MAYBE YOU GET ON TV AND THE MAYOR GIVES YOU A GOLDEN SHOVEL BECAUSE OF THAT. SO BOTH OUTREACH AND ENCOURAGEMENT AND ALSO VERY SPECIFIC PLANS FOR THE ARTERIALS AND BUS ROUTES TO DEDICATE RESOURCES TO MAKE SURE THOSE ARE HAPPENING BY THE PAID PROFESSIONALS AT THE CITY OR COUNTY. GREAT. I WANTED TO MENTION ONE OF THE COMMENTS WE HEARD THROUGH THE PUBLIC COMMENT. WAS ABOUT VEGETATION. I IMAGINE FOLKS AROUND THE TABLE. HAVE ALSO ENCOUNTERED THAT. I’M CURIOUS IF THAT IS SOMETHING YOU SEE AS SOMETHING BETWEEN NOW AND FULL COUNCIL IN A WEEK, COULD BE BROUGHT IN. OR IS THAT REALLY A DIFFERENT BODY OF WORK? BUT IT’S ALSO IMPORTANT AND WE SHOULD TAKE SOME TIME TO DO THAT SEPARATELY? I’M CURIOUS WHAT YOUR THOUGHTS ARE. >>I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT AND WORTH ADDRESSING BUT POTENTIALLY A LONGER TIMEFRAME THAN THE SNOW AND ICE PIECE IT’S IS URGENT BECAUSE EVERYONE STOPPED BEFORE THIS WINTER. >>I THINK IT WOULD ALSO NEED TO BRING IN A DIFFERENT DEPARTMENT. BECAUSE STDI ENFORCE PROPERTY OWNERS OBLIGATION TO KEEP SIDEWALKS CLEAR VEGETATION. >>I WANT TO ADD, SOME OF THE SIDEWALK DEFICIENCIES WE HAVE ARE CAUSED BY ROOT UPLIFT AND OF THE THINGS THAT ARE STRUCTURALLY CHANGING THE SIDEWALK AS WELL. THERE IS CROSSOVER EVEN THOUGH SOME OF THE WAYS WE GET AT IT MIGHT BE DIFFERENT. >>I THINK IT’S GREAT TO HAVE THE VEGETATION BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION. IT IS ALL AROUND MAKING SURE PEOPLE RECOGNIZE SIDEWALKS ARE PART OF THE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK IN A CRITICAL PART OF THAT NETWORK FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT DRIVING. ANY KIND OF BARRIER, IS A BARRIER. >>I WOULD CERTAINLY BE, KELLY WILL KICK ME INTO THE TABLE. TO START A CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT THAT LOOK LIKE. NOT BECAUSE SHE DOESN’T AGREE WITH THIS, BUT BECAUSE I ONLY HAVE A COUPLE OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS LEFT BETWEEN THE END OF THE YEAR WHEN MY TERM ENDS. BUT COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, MAY HAVE A LOT MORE TIME THAN I DO PERHAPS. WE’LL SEE. >>TIME WILL TELL. AS LONG AS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT PEDESTRIAN ISSUES THAT AFFECT OUR ABILITY TO GET AROUND THE CITY, JUST MAKE A PLUG FOR THE FACT 45,000 BLOCKS HAVE NO SIDEWALKS AT ALL. THE MOVE LEVY COMMITMENTS FOR NEW SIDEWALKS ARE ONLY 150 NEW BLOCKS OF SIDEWALK. THAT’S ANOTHER WHOLE BODY OF WORK BUT I THINK IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO PEDESTRIAN SAFETY. >>I KNOW ON THE VEGETATION. I’VE USED THE FIND IT, FIX IT UP TO FIND PLACES. IT’S A COMPLAINT BASES AND DOESN’T WORK VERY WELL. IT ONLY SERVES CERTAIN FOLKS. I’M NOT SURE WHERE THOSE COMPLAINTS GO. A COUPLE OF TIMES IT TURNS OUT THE CITY WAS THE PROPERTY OWNER I WAS COMPLAINING TO. AND I DON’T KNOW THAT IT GOT FIXED. SO SOMEHOW IT GETS LOST IN TRANSITION. SOMETIMES FIND IT, FIX IT WORKS AND SOMETIMES IT DOESN’T. THERE’S A REAL PROCESS ON THE BACK AND. I THINK THE VEGETATION IS AN IMPORTANT THING. I THINK A LOT OF PROPERTY OWNERS MAY NOT EVEN BE AWARE OF THAT. AND THEN THERE’S ALSO THE QUESTION OF, WHAT ABOUT PROPERTY OWNERS SIMILAR TO ICE AND SNOW WHO ARE PHYSICALLY CAPABLE OF MAINTAINING VEGETATION. HOW DO WE YOU KNOW, STRICT ENFORCEMENT OF THAT POINT MAY NOT BE TERRIBLY HELPFUL. THE CHALLENGE OF PEOPLE TRYING TO GET AROUND. AND WE NEED HAVE A POLICY THAT’S A LITTLE MORE COMPREHENSIVE. AND SOLVES THE PROBLEM AS OPPOSED TO SIMPLY SAYING IT’S NOT OUR PROBLEM. IT’S SOMEONE ELSE’S. SO BASED ON THAT, WHAT I WOULD OR WHAT I’M HEARING, WHY DON’T WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS RESOLUTION AND HAVE A TALK WITH FOLKS OFF-LINE ABOUT A TIMELINE FOR ADDRESSING THE VEGETATION ISSUES TOO. HAVING A CHAT WITH THE DEPARTMENT ABOUT THAT. AND SDOT AND BRING TREND 23. >>I WANT TO THANK YOU AND YOUR STAFF FOR RECOGNIZING THIS AS A PRIORITY AND SPENDING TIME AND ENERGY ON IT. >>THANK YOU FOR BRING IT FORWARD. >>COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD WOULD LIKE TO MOVE THIS? >>I WOULD. I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE RESOLUTION 31908. >>I SECOND IT. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. AND THAT WILL MOVE TO THE FULL COUNSELOR A WEEK FROM MONDAY ON SEPTEMBER 30. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THIS WEEK BUT IT’S MY SEVENTH OR EIGHTH HOUR OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS. AND I HAVE COMPANY WITH ME. I LOVE THE HELP AROUND PICKETS BECOME NORMAL FOR ME NOW. IT’S BEEN A BUSY WEEK. THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>THANK YOU. >>COURTNEY AND AND I THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK AND BRING THE VISUALS TO. I’M GLAD YOU WEREN’T INJURED DURING THE SNOW AND ICE. I A LOT OF FOLKS WERE. AND WE NEED TO NOT HAVE THIS BE RANDOM. WE NEED A SYSTEM FOR IT. SO THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>ALL RIGHT KELLY, LET’S READ THE NEXT ITEM INTO THE AGENDA. >>ORCA TRANSIT PASSES FOR ALL DISCUSSION. >>A LET’S INVITE SOME OR , FOR ALL FOLKS TO THE TABLE. >>>>HELLO EVERYONE. >>HELLO. >>THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. LE’S START IT’S OF INTRODUCTIONS. TO BE YOUR NAME. >>MY NAME IS TY AND I’M THE FIELD ORGANIZER FOR THE TRANSIT RIDERS UNIT. >>I AND JESSICA. I’M ALSO A WORKER. >>I’M KATIE AND WITH THE TRANSIT RIDERS UNION. >>WELCOME EVERYONE. SO AWESOME TURNOUT TODAY AND PUBLIC COMMENT. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU ORGANIZE THE YOUTH TO COME AND TALK ABOUT WORKER OR THEY CHOSE TO PICK THEY WERE AMAZING. IT WAS GREAT TO HEAR FROM THEM. I THOUGHT IT WAS AN AWESOME EXAMPLE OF HERE’S A POPULATION THAT PREVIOUSLY DIDN’T HAVE ACCESS TO ORCA. NOW A LOT MORE OF THEM DO AND NOT EVERYONE DOES. THEY TALK ABOUT WHAT THAT MEANT TO THEM. OBVIOUSLY GREAT HEARING FROM SOME OF THE WORKERS WHO SPOKE ABOUT THE DIFFERENCES IT MADE IN THEIR LIFE. I KNOW FOR ME PERSONALLY, WORKING AT THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS AN EMPLOYEE, WE ALL GET FREE ORCA PASSES. IT’S AMAZING TO JUST KNOW THAT IS IN MY WALLET AND I DON’T HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT. AND I TEND TO WALK AND BIKE A LOT OF PLACES. WHEN THAT’S NOT WORKING, IS THERE AND IT’S FREE TO ME. AND IT’S AWESOME. AND I KNOW IT’S EXPENSIVE. FOR A LOT OF FOLKS. I CAN’T IMAGINE WHAT THAT WILL BE LIKE. BUT WE GET TO IMAGINE IT IN ABOUT FOUR MONTHS AND I’M NO LONGER A CITY EMPLOYEE. I WILL LIVE IN THAT WORLD ONCE AGAIN. K DID YOU WANT TO START TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THE VISION IS AND HOW WE CAN MOVE TOWARDS THAT? >>SURE. I DIDN’T REALLY PLAN BUT WE WILL WING IT. IT WILL BE GREAT SO YEAH ORCA FOR ALL AND SUPER APPRECIATED ALL THE TESTIMONY. SOME OF WHICH WE ORGANIZED AND SOME OF WHICH JUST HAPPENED. OR OTHER PEOPLE ORGANIZED. SO ORCA FOR ALL THE WAY THE TRANSIT RIDERS UNION HAS BEEN WORKING TOWARDS ORCA FOR ALL SINCE WE STARTED BACK IN 2011 AND 2012. THE BIG VISION IS PRETTY SELF- EXPLANATORY. WE WANT EVERYONE TO HAVE AN UNLIMITED TRANSIT PASS. WE WANT EVERYONE TO HAVE ONE IN THEIR POCKET. IT’S MOST IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T HAVE A LOT OF MONEY. BUT EVEN PEOPLE WHO DO HAVE THE MONEY, IF THEY HAVE THAT CARD, THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO USE PUBLIC TRANSIT AND NOT GET IN THEIR CAR. SO THAT’S THE VISION. THE PIECE THAT I THINK WE WILL REALLY FOCUS ON TODAY IS TRANSIT PASSES FOR WORKERS. AND RECOGNIZING THAT YOU KNOW, A LOT OF EMPLOYERS IN THE SEATTLE AREA ALREADY DO A GREAT JOB PROVIDING TRANSIT BENEFITS FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES. BUT MANY OTHERS DON’T. THE PUGET SOUND REGIONAL COUNCIL TRAVEL SURVEY RESULTS AND ALSO THE SURVEY WE DID EARLIER THIS YEAR, MADE CLEAR IT TENDS TO BE HIGHER PAID WORKERS WHO GET THE BENEFIT. LOW-WAGE WORKERS TEND NOT TO. KNOWING WE ARE FACING A CLIMATE CRISIS. KNOWING THAT TRANSPORTATION IS A HUGE CONTRIBUTOR TO OUR CARBON EMISSIONS HERE IN SEATTLE. GETTING MORE ORCA PASSES INTO WORKERS HANDS AND GETTING EMPLOYERS TO STEP UP AND CONTRIBUTE TO THAT. IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS WE CAN REALLY DO POLICY WISE. TO LOWER CARBON EMISSIONS. AND ALSO HELP WITH CONGESTION. AND EQUITY. SO THAT’S THE IDEA. AND I THINK WE HAVE A SLIDESHOW WHICH I MAY HAVE JUST SUMMARIZED. >>LET’S WATCH IT. >>OH YEAH AND WE HAVE A VIDEO. WHY DON’T WE WATCH THE VIDEO. YEAH. >>MY NAME IS STORMIE SANBORN AND I WORK FOR STARBUCKS. WORKING FOR STARBUCKS, I WOULD ENJOY WORKING WITH PEOPLE IN THE ENVIRONMENT I FEEL RESPECTED. HOWEVER, WITH ALL OF THE POSITIVE, THERE’S A LOT OF ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. AND I FIRST STARTED WORKING FOR THE COMPANY, I WORK AT THE RETAIL STORE ATTACHED TO THE HEADQUARTERS BUILDING. I MADE $15.95. PER HOUR. FULL TRANSPORTATION AND IF IT’S IN HEALTHCARE. ABOUT FOUR MONTHS AFTER I GOT HIRED, THERE WAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRANSFER TO OPEN A NEW STORE. WHICH SEEMS LIKE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR MY CAREER. AS WE WERE DISCUSSING, THE TRANSFER CAME ALONG WITH THIS, I WOULD BE LOSING TRANSPORTATION BENEFITS AND WOULD NOT IMMEDIATELY RECEIVE A RAISE. I MUST TURN DOWN THE TRANSFER BECAUSE OF THIS. HARBOR ULTIMATELY, I TOOK THE POSITION. I DON’T OWN A CAR AND I LIVE IN RENTON. MY COMMUTE TO WORK IS ABOUT THREE HOURS ROUND-TRIP EACH DAY. AND LOSING MY TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT WAS A HARDSHIP AND SOMETHING I HAD TO CONSIDER. FOR A COMPANY LIKE STARBUCKS, WHO PROVIDES EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE BENEFITS EVEN TO PART-TIME EMPLOYEES, SOME SORT OF SUBSIDIZED TRANSPORTATION SEEM LIKE A BENEFIT THAT WOULD MAKE SENSE. HOWEVER CURRENTLY IT ONLY EXTENDED TO CORPORATE EMPLOYEES. IN A CITY LIKE SEATTLE, WHERE MANY LOW-WAGE WORKERS FOR ALL COMPANIES HAVE A HARD TIME LIVING NEAR WHERE THEY WORK. MAKE SENSE TO START ASKING LARGE CORPORATIONS TO PITCH IN TOWARDS TRANSPORTATION OF THOSE THEY EMPLOY AND THOSE THAT HAVE MADE THEIR SUCCESS POSSIBLE. >>YEAH. >>YOU KNOW I DON’T KNOW ALL ABOUT CORPORATE POLICIES AT DIFFERENT COMPANIES. FASCINATING THAT YOU WORKING FOR THE SAME COMPANY AND DOING THE SAME JOB IN THE SAME CITY. WHICH IS THE LOCATION YOU ARE IN. COMES WITH A SET OF BENEFITS THAT DIFFERS ONE LOCATION TO THE NEXT. >>YET INTERESTING. >>I WILL JUST ADD TO THAT, THAT’S PARTLY REFLECTIVE OF THE WAY SEATTLE’S COMMUTE TRIP REDUCTION POLICY HAS PLAYED OUT SO FAR. THE CITY ALREADY HAS A PROGRAM AND A LAW WHERE WE ARE WORKING WITH LARGE WORKSITES. LIKE THE STARBUCKS HEADQUARTERS. AND ENCOURAGING LARGE EMPLOYERS OF THE LARGE WORKSITES TO BE DOING THINGS LIKE PROVIDING SUBSIDIZED TRANSIT PASSES TO REDUCE DRIVE ALONE COMMUTING. WE DON’T REALLY HAVE LAWS OR POLICIES THAT TOUCH SMALLER WORKPLACES LIKE A STARBUCKS COFFEE SHOP IN THE SAME MANNER. >>OTHER STORIES? DO YOU WANT TO LOOK AT THE SLIDESHOW. >>WE CAN WALK THROUGH THE SLIDESHOW. EVERYONE FEEL FREE TO JUMP IN AT ANY POINT. >>FIRST WANTED TO START WITH THE POSITIVE. IS RECOGNIZING SEATTLE, IN A LOT OF WAYS IS ALREADY LEADING ON TRANSIT. WE HAVE RIDERSHIP GROWING IN THE SEATTLE AREA. WHICH IS UNUSUAL, UNFORTUNATELY TODAY. A LOT OF CITIES AROUND THE EXITS, TRANSIT RIDERSHIP IS FALLING. PART OF THAT IS BECAUSE WE’VE DONE A LOT OF VOTER APPROVED INVESTMENTS IN TRANSIT SERVICE AND INFRASTRUCTURE OVER THE PAST YEARS. WE’RE ALSO A NATIONAL LEADER IN TRANSIT AFFORDABILITY PROGRAMS. INCLUDING THE ORCA LIFT, LOW INCOME THERE, AS PART OF THE RIDERSHIP FOR ALL. A LOT OF ORGANIZATIONS ARE CONTINUING TO WORK WITH KING COUNTY METRO ON TRANSIT ACCESS FOR LOW INCOME FOLKS AND FOLKS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. WE ALREADY HAVE SEVERAL PROGRAMS AND LAWS THAT ENCOURAGE LARGE EMPLOYERS TO REDUCE DRIVE ALONE COMMUTE. THERE’S A LOT WE ARE DOING RIGHT. WE ARE HERE BECAUSE THERE’S A LOT MORE WE NEED TO BE DOING. >>IF I COULD ADD TO IT. THE PART WE NEED TO BE DOING MORE, PAYING ATTENTION TO THE VOICES THAT USUALLY GET LEFT OUT. ESPECIALLY LIKE, I MOVED TO SEATTLE FOUR YEARS AGO BUT IT WASN’T UNTIL TWO COMMENTS AGO I COULD AFFORD TO LIVE WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF SEATTLE. THAT TIES INTO THE POINT THAT STORMIE MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO. SO OFTEN, THE POOREST PEOPLE LIVE OUTSIDE THE CITY. THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT GRAPHICS WITHIN POOR PEOPLE THAT MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO GET ACCESS TO TRANSPORTATION. FOR INSTANCE, WORKING OVERNIGHT. THAT’S MOSTLY A LOW-WAGE JOB. I WORK THAT. WORKING AS A CONTRACTOR, AS A TENT, BEING A PERSON OF COLOR, BEING . ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT IDENTITIES MAKE IT EVEN HARDER TO GET ACCESS TO TRANSPORTATION. THAT’S WHY ORCA FOR ALL IMPORTANT. IT’S BEEN IT’S EASY FOR BIG TECH COMPANIES AND ARCHETYPE ARCHITECTURE COMPANIES TO GO HANDFUL JUST IN ORCA PASS. BUT DOES SAY IS NECESSARY FOR EVERYBODY. THE PEOPLE WHO PUT CHAIN STORES INTO THE COMMUNITY. AND DON’T REALLY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF THE EMPLOYMENT THAT GENERATES. ESPECIALLY SHORT-TERM EMPLOYMENT. WHERE PEOPLE AREN’T STAYING AT THE JOB FOREVER. I THINK I GUESS YOU COULD CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT THE SLIDE. >>THAT’S GREAT. >>SO EVEN THOUGH WE ARE DOING A LOT. SEATTLE IS A CITY THAT’S DOMINATED BY CARS. OUR GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS HAVE BEEN RISING RATHER THAN FOLLOWING. WHICH PUTS US NOT ON TRACK TO MEET OUR CLIMATE GOALS. ESPECIALLY THE AMBITIOUS CLIMATE GOALS THE CITY HAS NOW AFFIRMED WITH THE GREEN NEW DEAL. AND PASSENGER VEHICLES, ESPECIALLY CARS, ARE THE LARGEST CONTRIBUTOR. OVER HALF OF OUR CARBON EMISSIONS IN SEATTLE, POLLUTANTS HARM HEALTH. ESPECIALLY IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR THAT ARE MORE LIKELY TO LIVE NEAR BUSY ROADS. AND PEOPLE OF COLOR, SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE KILLED BY TRAFFIC VIOLENCE. THESE ARE STRONG REASONS TO REALLY TRY TO SHIFT TOWARDS TRANSIT AND AWAY FROM CARS. >>THE SOMEONE ELSE WANT TO TAKE THIS ONE? >>I CAN. IF YOU ARE IN A CAR, TRAFFIC CAN BE A REAL PAIN. THAT LOOKS LIKE ONE OF THE LEAST CONGESTED MOMENTS ON I-5 I’VE SEEN IN A LONG TIME. >>REALLY?! AND IS READ TO SAY, A LOWER WAGE WORKERS HAVE LONG COMMUTES AND SPEND MORE INCOME ON TRANSPORTATION COSTS. >>I WILL SAY, I LIVE IN THE FREMONT NEIGHBORHOOD. GENERALLY I BIKE TO WORK. AND I CAN DO THAT BECAUSE IT’S A 30 MINUTE BIKE RIDE. AND I’M PHYSICALLY CAPABLE OF DOING THAT AND I CAN AFFORD TO LIVE CLOSE ENOUGH TO DOWNTOWN THAT IT’S A REASONABLE COMMUTE TO DO THAT. AND, WHEN THE BIKING DOESN’T WORK, AND WITHIN A FEW BLOCKS OF TWO BUS LINES THAT SERVE DOWNTOWN AND ANOTHER ONE THAT SERVES THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON. IT’S AN AMAZING SYSTEM. AND YOU CAN AFFORD TO LIVE IN GOOD LOCATIONS. AND I KNOW FOR SO MANY FOLKS, TALK ABOUT MOVING TO SEATTLE AND YOU ARE NOT ACTUALLY IN SEATTLE BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE ACCESS BECAUSE PRICING IS A CHALLENGE. >>TRANSIT BENEFITS ARE EFFECTIVE. IS A LOT OF RESEARCH THAT SHOWS WHEN EMPLOYERS PROVIDE FREE OR SUBSIDIZED PRODUCT PASSES TO WORKERS, PEOPLE USE THEM. IT’S NOT TOO SURPRISING MAYBE BUT IT’S BACKED UP BY THE FACTS. SO HERE’S AN EXAMPLE FROM THE ATLANTA REGIONAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY FOUND, QUOTE, EMPLOYEES PROVIDED FREE OR SUBSIDIZED TRANSIT PASS AT 156% HIGHER ODDS TO COMMUTE ON TRANSIT. ALL ELSE EQUAL, COMPARED TO THEIR COUNTERPARTS. >>I KNOW I’M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE GIVING THE PRESENTATION. PREVIOUSLY IF I WORKED AT A LAW FIRM, I WAS DOING THEIR ACCOUNTING. AND HELPING WITH TRANSIT ISSUES. WHEN LAWYERS BECAME SHAREHOLDERS, THEY GET FREE PARKING IN THE BUILDING. BUT THEY ARE A SHELL HOLDER SO IT WASN’T REALLY FREE. IT CAME OUT OF HOW MUCH MONEY WAS LEFT FOR THEM TO TAKE HOME AT THE END OF THE YEAR. AND EVERY SINGLE SHAREHOLDER, I WATCH THESE PEOPLE, THEY WERE BIKERS, AND AS SOON AS THEY GOT THE FREE PARKING, IT WAS LIKE I MIGHT AS WELL DRIVE NOW. IT’S FREE. SO WE SWITCHED OUR POLICY, BOTH SIGN-UP FOR WHAT’S CALLED ORCA PASSPORT NOW. SO ALL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING THE SHAREHOLDERS WHO DROVE EVERY DAY GET A FREE TRANSIT PASS. AND THEN SAID INSTEAD — USED TO GET FREE PARKING BUT YOU CHOOSE NOT TO USUAL PARKING, INSTEAD OF THE FIRM GETTING THE MONEY BACK, THE INDIVIDUAL SHAREHOLDER GOT TO KEEP THE PARKING MONEY INSTEAD. WHAT HAPPENED WAS, WE WENT FROM I THINK IT WAS 16 OR 17 SHAREHOLDERS WITH PARKING SPOTS, TO THREE TAKING PARKING SPOTS WITHIN A BARRIER. IT’S CHEAPER FOR ME TO PAY FOR PARKING THE ONE OR TWO DAYS A WEEK I NEED MY CAR. AND THEN I CAN RIDE THE BUS. THE COMBINATION WAS AMAZING FOR EVEN THESE HIGH BY CHURNING INDIVIDUALS. AND THE BEHAVIOR SHIFT THAT HAPPENED ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. WAS REALLY INCREDIBLE. THESE INCENTIVES, A COMBINATION OF THINGS, CAN BE EFFECTIVE. >>MORE EVIDENCE. >>AND I THINK THAT EXTENDS EVEN FURTHER. ESPECIALLY TO UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. SOME OF THE PEOPLE WE TALKED TO DOING OUR WORKPLACE AVERAGE. THE DOWNTOWN AREA USUALLY HIRES YOUNGER PEOPLE WHO ARE IN SCHOOL OR JUST GOT OUT OF SCHOOL. I THINK IS SOMEONE WHO HAD TO GET A CARD TO DRIVE BETWEEN EVERETT AND LINWOOD AND SHORELINE AND ALL THESE FATHER PLACES, IF WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO HAVE A JOB AFTERWARDS THAT HAD A TRANSIT BENEFIT, THEY WOULDN’T HAVE TO GET A JOB. I HAVE ONE CAR NOW AND I’M HOPING TO GET RID OF IT. IF THIS PASSES WOULD HAVE TO PAY ANYMORE. BECAUSE I DON’T WANT A CAR. THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T. AFTER YOU STOP GOING TO SCHOOL AND YOU STOP GETTING THE PASS WE CAN GO ANYWHERE YOU WANT. YOU HAVE TO BE MORE REALISTIC ABOUT WHERE WILL I END UP WORKING VERSUS LIVING? MAYBE I LIVE BEEN WRITTEN AND I WORK IN SEATTLE YOU TO GET REALISTIC ABOUT THAT ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE. IF THERE COULD BE A TRANSITION PERIOD WHERE PEOPLE NEVER GOT A CAR ONCE. LET ALONE GOT RID OF THE ONE THEY HAD. THAT WOULD BE CAN THE MOST CHANGING SIGN. IT’S SOMETHING YOU GET IF YOU HAVE TO. >>AND WORKERS LOVE TRANSIT BENEFITS. WE DID A COMMUTE SURVEY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR AND HAD HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE RESPOND. THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE QUOTES. THE SOMEONE WANT TO READ THEM? >>I WILL READ IT. IT MEANS THE WORLD OF FOR ME AND MY COMMUTE. IT’S FANTASTIC. IT MEANS THERE’S NO SECOND THOUGHT ABOUT GRABBING A BUS OR TRAIN. NO SCROUNGING FOR CHANGE OR HUNTING FOR AN ORCA MACHINE. IN ALL HONESTY, IT’S AN NEAR NECESSITY FOR ME. THERE ISN’T REALLY AN EXCUSE FOR EMPLOYERS IN THE REGION TO NOT OFFER IT. IT IS A FANTASTIC RELIEF AND MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I AM MAKING GREAT PAY SINCE I DON’T SPEND A LARGE PORTION ON TRANSIT FARES. >>DO HAVE DATA ABOUT EMPLOYERS AND FOR THEIR OWN INTERNAL POLICIES ARE FOR WHEN THEY OFFER TRANSIT AS A BENEFIT? SO, LIKE WITHIN DIFFERENT EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATIONS. SO IF YOUR SALARIED EMPLOYEE, YOU GET IT. IF YOUR HOURLY EMPLOYEE, HE DON’T, I HOPE THAT’S NOT TRUE. I THINK IT PROBABLY IS. BUT IT’S COUNTERINTUITIVE. I MEAN IT’S LOGICAL IN ONE WAY. AS IT IS A BENEFIT THAT AN EMPLOYER MIGHT WANT TO GIVE SOMEBODY WHO IS PERCEIVED AS MORE VALUABLE. BUT IT IS ILLOGICAL AND THAT, LOWER INCOME FOLKS NEED THE BENEFIT MORE. SO DO WE HAVE ANY DATA ABOUT LARGE EMPLOYERS AND HOW THEY OR FOR THEIR PERSONNEL POLICIES STRUCTURE THE BENEFIT THAT? >>WE DON’T HAVE ANY COMPREHENSIVE DATA. STORM IS TESTIMONY USING THE EXAMPLE OF STARBUCKS. THERE’S DEFINITELY A LOT OF EMPLOYERS WITH THERE IS A KIND OF DISPARITY. ANOTHER ONE THAT COMES TO MIND JUST FROM SEEING IT ON TWITTER. THE WORKERS AT THE SEATTLE ART MUSEUM. I BELIEVE I COULD BE WRONG, I BELIEVE IT’S THE SALARIED EMPLOYEES WHO GET ORCA PASSES AND THE HOURLY EMPLOYEES DONE. SO WE KNOW THOSE DISPARITIES EXIST BUT WE DON’T HAVE ANY COMPREHENSIVE PICTURE OF THAT. >>FROM MY EXPERIENCE OUTREACH TALKING TO INDIVIDUALS, THEY ARE MOSTLY ON THE FLOOR WORKERS. A FEW MANAGERS THAT WAS KIND OF THE DIFFERENCE. I WANT TO SAY THERE WAS A HOTEL. THE MANAGERS HAD PARKING OFF CAMPUS OR SOMETHING. WHERE THEY HAD ACCESS TO. A FEW OF THE SNEAKY EMPLOYEES COULD GET IT IF THEY KNEW SOMEBODY. BUT IT WAS DOWN TO IF YOU’RE A MANAGER YOU GET IT. AND IF YOU’RE NOT, YOU DON’T. THE DISPARITY, IT DOESN’T REALLY MAKE SENSE. AS SOMEONE MENTIONED DURING TESTIMONY, HE CALLED IT A.. THAT’S WHAT GETS ME. IT’S NOT A BONUS. THIS IS A NECESSITY. THAT’S WHY HIGHER INCOME PEOPLE GET THE BENEFIT BECAUSE IT’S CONSIDERED A WORK. SOMETHING AS COOL AS A COFFEE CUP OR SOMETHING. REALLY SHOULD BE AS NECESSARY AS A WAGE. SOMETHING YOU WOULDN’T THINK TO GIVE SOMEONE TWICE AS EXTRA OR BONUS OR FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR OR FOR A VALUABLE EMPLOYEE. HAT SHOULD BE A REQUIRE HAVING AN EMPLOYEE. >>RELATED TO THAT, THERE IS YOU KNOW THE CITY OBLIGATION. TO CONSIDER IT, CONSIDER A TRANSIT PASS IS A NECESSITY FOR THE WORK THAT WE DON’T DO IN- HOUSE BUT WE CONTRACT WITH. OUTSIDE AGENCIES TO DO. WE HAVE AN INEQUITABLE SYSTEM THAT WE PERPETUATE OURSELVES. AND THAT WE PROVIDE TRANSIT PASSES FOR ALL CITY EMPLOYEES. FOR THE HUMAN SERVICES CONTRACT WORK THAT WE HAVE OTHER PEOPLE DO THE WORK. WE DON’T REQUIRE THAT. WE DON’T PROVIDE FOR A. AND THIS IS PRECISELY WHY YOU KNOW, IT’S SUCH A STRONG LABOR PRINCIPAL. THAT THEY ENCOURAGE MUNICIPALITIES IN GOVERNMENT TO RESIST CONTRACTING OUT. IT IS INHERENTLY CREATING THAT INEQUITABLE SYSTEM. WE HAVE A CHANCE TO CORRECT THAT. >>HERE HERE. >>I WORK FOR A CONTRACTOR FOR AMTRAK. AMTRAK EMPLOYEES DO GET TO RIDE AMTRAK FOR FREE. IF YOU READ THE CASCADES OR ANYWHERE, YOU COULD WRITE ALL OVER THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. BUT I DON’T WORK FOR AMTRAK. WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT WORKS FOR AMTRAK AND THUS I GET ZERO BENEFITS FROM THEM. >>THAT’S WHAT CONTRACTING IS ALL ABOUT. YEAH SO THIS IS WHAT WE’VE BEEN TALKING BUT. TRANSIT BENEFITS ARE INEQUITABLE. THIS GRAPH IS FROM THE PUGET SOUND REGIONAL COUNCIL HOUSEHOLD TRAVEL SURVEY. YES PRETTY MUCH HIGHER PAID WORKERS MOST LIKELY TO BE OFFERED EMPLOYER SUBSIDIZED TRANSIT. LOW-WAGE WORKERS AREN’T GETTING A. THE SURVEY THAT TRU CONDUCTED EARLY THIS YEAR WHICH IS NOT SCIENTIFIC IN THE SENSE WE DIDN’T HAVE, BALANCED SAMPLE . BUT WE SHARED AN EVEN GREATER DISPARITY BETWEEN HIGH WAGE AND LOW-WAGE WORKERS. OKAY SO WHAT ARE WE PROPOSING? THIS IS JUST AN IDEA. WE HAVE SOME TIME TO FIGURE THIS OUT. BASICALLY, WE WANT TO STRENGTHEN THE COMMUTER BEAR BENEFITS SEATTLE PAST LASTRUP WHICH WILL GO INTO EFFECT THIS COMING JANUARY. WILL REQUIRE MOST EMPLOYERS TO ENABLE EMPLOYEES TO PURCHASE TRANSIT PASSES WITH PRETAX PAYROLL MONEY. WE WANT TO STRENGTHEN THAT LAW BY REQUIRING THAT EMPLOYERS ABOVE A CERTAIN SIZE SUBSIDIZED TRANSIT FOR EMPLOYEES. WHAT THIS REQUIREMENT LOOKS LIKE, YOU KNOW DETAILS NEED TO BE FIGURED OUT. IT COULD BE A TIERED REQUIREMENT WITH THE LARGEST EMPLOYERS HAVE TO COVER 100% OF THE COST OF TRANSIT. LARGE BUT LESS LARGE EMPLOYERS HAVE TO COVER HALF OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. WE DO WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE INCLUDING PART-TIME AND TEMPERATURES AS WELL AS FULL- TIME WORKERS. AT THE SAME TIME, WE WANT TO BE FLEXIBLE AS POSSIBLE ABOUT WAYS EMPLOYERS CAN COMPLY WITH REQUIREMNTS SO THEY CAN DO IT IN THE WAY THAT WORKS BEST FOR THEM. WHILE ALSO ENSURING BENEFITS ARE EASY TO ACCESS FOR WORKERS. AND THEN WE ALSO WOULD LIKE TO STUDY WAYS THE CITY CAN FURTHER ASSIST AND ENCOURAGE MEDIUM AND SMALL EMPLOYERS TO PROVIDE TRANSIT’S SUBSIDIES FOR EMPLOYEES WITHOUT CREATING A SIGNIFICANT BURDEN. PROVIDING BENEFITS AND SIGNIFICANT COST WE COULD FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN BECAUSE THEIR WORKERS NEED TRANSIT TOO. AND THEN PROPOSAL NUMBER 2, WITH COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD ALLUDED TO. ENSURING ALL WORKERS EMPLOYED THROUGH CITY CONTRACTS OFFERED TRANSIT BENEFITS COMPARABLE TO THOSE RECEIVED BY CITY EMPLOYEES. WITH FOCUS ON SERVICE PROVIDERS AND TRADES. FEW IDEAS ABOUT HOW WE COULD DO THIS. FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS, ADDING A TRANSIT BENEFITS PROVISION TO THE COMMUNITY WORKFORCE AGREEMENTS THAT GOVERN LOWER LABOR AGREEMENTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS. FOR HUMAN SERVICE PROVIDERS, FINDING A WAY TO OFFER SOME KIND OF MONEY FOR TRANSIT BENEFITS BASED ON HOW MANY EMPLOYEES ARE FUNDED THROUGH THE CONTRACT WITH THE CITY. OF THE SAME TIME, TRYING TO MAKE SURE THE PROVIDERS ARE PROVIDING TRANSIT BENEFITS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES. SO WE DON’T CREATE NEW INEQUITIES WITHIN AN EMPLOYER. FOR THIS WE RECOGNIZE THERE IS WORK TO DO. WORKING WITH SERVICE PROVIDERS. FIGURING OUT THE LOGISTICS OF HOW THIS WOULD WORK. SO THE PROPOSAL IS TO START DOING THAT PROCESS OF ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS. AND IDENTIFYING WHERE FUNDING COULD FROM FROM. MAKING SURE WE CAN TAKE REAL FUNDED ACTION ON THIS SOMETIME NEXT YEAR. >>FREE TRANSIT FOR ALL. THAT’S WHAT YOU REALLY WANT TO >>I HEARD PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THAT TODAY. >>PEOPLE ARE FOR THAT. >>IF WE COULD JUST FIND A BIG PILE OF MONEY WE DON’T TAX POOR PEOPLE. WE COULD DO THIS TOMORROW AND FORGET ALL OF THIS YOU KNOW LITTLE STUFF LET’S GO BIG. >>I BELIEVE JEFF BASES HAS A STACK. >>THERE YOU GO. >>YES HE DOES. CATHOLIC WE TRIED THAT. I FEEL LIKE WE COULD EXPAND ACCESS FOR LOW INCOME AND VERY LOW INCOME RIDERS CREATE A PATHWAY TO FREE TRANSIT FOR ALL SEATTLE RESIDENTS. RECOGNIZING AFFORDABILITY IS NOT THE ONLY BARRIER. WE NEED TO WORK TO EXPAND AND IMPROVE SERVICE. INCLUDING LATE-NIGHT AND OFF- PEAK SERVICE FOR WORKERS WHO COMMUTE AT ALL TIMES OF THE DAY AND NIGHT. THAT’S IT. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>THE MASS COALITION AND TRANSIT RIDERS UNION. THEY DO AMAZING WORK. I’M GRATEFUL FOR THAT. THE VISION YOU HAVE FOR CITY. IS A VISION I SHARE. AND YOUR INSISTENCE ON IS MOVING AS SWIFTLY AS POSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE THE VISION, IS A GREAT OBJECTIVE. I WANT TO FIGURE OUT HOW I CAN BEST SUPPORT. IN THE NEXT FEW MEMS IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. I LIKE THE PROPOSALS YOU LAID OUT. I WOULD LOVE TO DO, WOULD BE TO WORK WITH YOU ALL. THIS IS MY LAST COMMITTEE MEETING WE HAVE FOR THE SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE BEFORE WE START OUR BUDGET PROCESS. BUT WORK WITH YOU OVER THE NEXT MONTH OR SO. AND FLUSH OUT SOME DETAILS AND MAYBE PUT YOU KNOW, TOGETHER A BIT OF A MATRIX WITH DIFFERENT OPTIONS AND THE DIFFERENT PIECES THE VARIOUS PROPOSALS. AND TRADE-OFFS AND COSTS AND WHATEVER INFORMATION WE HAVE. TO FLUSH THAT OUT A LITTLE MORE. AND HAVE ANOTHER CONVERSATION WITH COLLEAGUES. AND COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD, I KNOW YOU ARE REALLY FOCUSED YOU SAID ON WHAT WE DO FOR THE HUMAN SERVICE WORKERS. THERE ARE HUNDREDSAND HUNDREDS OF WORKERS WHO ARE ON THE FRONTLINE OF SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WORK WE DO IN OUR CITY. WHICH IS WORKING WITH SHELTERS OR FOOD BANKS. WORKING IN TREATMENT CENTERS. AND OFTEN, THOSE ARE SOME OF THE LOWEST PAID MAKING MINIMUM WAGE. OFTEN ON THE EDGE WITH MEETING THE SHELTER THEY WORK AT AS A SERVICE TO. >>IN SOME WAYS, I REALLY FEEL THIS IS A CONVERSATION THAT CAME UP THIS MORNING IN THE SELECT COMMITTEE. ON HOMELESSNESS. YOU KNOW WE HAD SI YOU 1199 AT THE TABLE. IT REALLY THE POINT MADE THERE, WAS IN SOME WAYS WE ARE RESPONSIBLE WITH HELPING TO CREATE A SYSTEM THAT IS INEQUITABLE. WHEN WE ARE. BECAUSE WE CAN’T PROVIDE THE SERVICES THE CITY NEEDS IN-HOUSE. WE ARE CONTRACTING WITH PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES. WE BEAR SOME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT BUT I’M GLAD YOU ARE HOLDING OUR FEET TO THE FIRE TO MAKE SURE WE TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. >>I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE ERIC AND JESSICA, IF YOU WANT TO SAY ANYTHING FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR CURRENT JOBS HER PREVIOUS JOBS. YOUR EXPERIENCE OR YOUR COWORKERS EXPERIENCE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF TRANSIT METHODS. >>GO FOR IT. >>I MAKE WHITE-COLLAR WORKER AND IMPORTUNATE TO NOT BE BURDENED BY THE FACT THAT MY EMPLOYER DOESN’T OFFER ANY FORM OF ORCA BENEFITS. I FEEL LIKE THAT DOESN’T MEAN I CAN’T BE HERE FOR MY OWN SELFISH REASONS. I WANT EVERYONE TO TAKE A BUS. RELY ON THE BUS FOR MY COMMUTE. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE PEOPLE RELYING ON THE BUS. I THINK IT BUILDS A VIRTUOUS CYCLE FOR MORE PEOPLE TAKE THE BUS. THAT GETS MORE CARS OFF THE STREET. MORE FREQUENTLY RELIABLE SERVICE WOULD RESULT FROM THAT. I THINK IT WOULD MAKE EVERYTHING A LOT BETTER. AND YES I AM HERE TO SUPPORT ORCA FOR ALL. I HOPE WE CAN GET THIS PAST. THANK YOU. >>I WILL JUST ADD TO THE. I’M NOT GOING TO NAME MY EMPLOYER BUT I BELIEVE YOU WORK FOR A LARGE DOWNTOWN EMPLOYER WHO CREATES A LOT OF COMMUTE TRIPS IN AND OUT OF THE CENTER OF THE CITY WHICH IS VERY CONGESTED. >>YES IT’S A FORTUNE 100 COMPANY. I DIDN’T KNOW IT WOULD BE A HUGE BURDEN TO THEM. >>TRULY. I WOULD SECOND WHAT EVERYONE HAS SAID HERE. I WOULD ADD TO IT, I WORK AT TRADER JOE’S SO IT IS UNDER NO BLUE-COLLAR? A BLUE-COLLAR JOB. WE WERE OFFERED A PRETAX SITUATION FOR TRANSIT. BUT I, FROM TALKING TO PEOPLE, AND BE TRYING IT MYSELF. I GOT CONFUSED AND I GAVE UP ON IT. I THINK MY FELLOW EMPLOYEES HAVE DONE THE SAME THING. AND WHEN I HAVE GONE THROUGH MY WORK AND TALK TO PEOPLE I WORK WITH, THEY WERE ALL FOR SUBSIDIZED TRANSIT PASSES. >>WE DID PASS OF THE GALICIAN YEAR AGO THAT REQUIRES EMPLOYERS TO OFFER THE PRETAX BENEFIT. THAT’S NOT ROBUST A BENEFIT AS A SUBSIDY. WE MIGHT WANT TO SEND COMMUTE SEE ALL OF THE SEATTLE BACK TO YOU EMPLOYER JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE THE PROPER TOOLS TO EXPLAIN HOW IT WORKS. AND ALL THE SYSTEMS EMPLOYED. >>THAT’S NOT HAPPENING. >>WE SHOULD BE MAKING SURE IT IS NOT CONFUSING. BECAUSE THAT’S THE LAST THING WE WANT. IS FOR THAT TO BE A BARRIER. >>WE HAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT WE WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT. DO WANT TO TELL FOLKS? >>OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT MONTH OR TWO,, WE ARE TRYING TO GATHER STORIES, PUBLIC COMMENT AND INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TRANSIT PASSES WOULD BENEFIT FOLKS. OF PEOPLE HAVE IDEAS ABOUT THE PROPOSALS THAT TRANSIT RIDERS UNION SHARED. WE ARE GATHERING THAT THROUGH AN EMAIL. IT’S ORCA FOR ALL AT SEATTLE.GOV. THAT WILL BE AN ACCOUNT TO GATHER ALL OF THIS INFORMATION IN THE STORIES. BECAUSE THEY ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO BE HEARD. >>SO THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE TODAY. AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THE ADVOCACY AND DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES YOU ARE ABLE TO SHARE. I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU ALL AND OTHERS OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT NUMBER OF WEEKS TO BUILD ON THE PROPOSALS THAT WERE PART OF THE SLIDESHOW. AND T UP SOME OPTIONS WE MAY WANT TO CONSIDER IS A CITY. AND FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN MOVE SWIFTLY TO ACHIEVE SOME GOALS WORKING TOWARDS THE ULTIMATE VISION OF MAKING TRANSIT FOR EVERYONE, SEATTLE, KING COUNTY, THE PUGET SOUND REGION, SOMETHING YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAY FOR. >>THAT WOULD BE SO COOL. >>IT MAY TAKE A FEW YEARS BUT LET’S KEEP THE EYE ON THE PRIZE. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>[ APPLAUSE ] >>WE HAVE TWO MORE ITEMS. >>RESOLUTION 31909, A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO DEVELOP A SIGNAL POLICY. >>WE WILL HAVE CLARA AND CALVIN COME BACK TO THE TABLE I BELIEVE. THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING HERE. AND CALVIN, DO YOU WANT TO DO A QUICK WE INTRODUCTION? >>CLARA CANTOR FROM SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAYS. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. >>CALVIN, DO WANT TO SAY A QUICK WORD ON WHAT THE RESOLUTION DOES? THE RESOLUTIONS CURRENTLY BEFORE YOU, ASK SDOT TO PROVIDED NEW SIGNALS POLICY I DECEMBER 1 OF 2019. IT ALSO LISTS A NUMBER OF SORE SPECIFIC SIGNALS POLICIES THAT IT ASKED THE DEPARTMENT TO CONSIDER. IT LISTS A NUMBER OF STAKEHOLDER GROUPS FOR THEM TO COORDINATE WITH INCLUDING THE TRANSIT ADVISOR WORK, THE BICYCLE ADVISORY BOARD, DISABILITY RIGHTS ADVOCATES, WALKING INVITES ARGOSY, CITY COUNCIL STAFF AND GENERAL PUBLIC INPUT. >>GREAT. SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAYS HAS BEEN AN AMAZING ADVOCATE TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS FOR ME ABOUT HOW HER SIGNAL SYSTEM SEEMS TO BENEFIT CERTAIN TYPES OF USERS OF OTHER USERS. BANQUET, IT MADE ME MORE AWARE OF MY EXPERIENCES LARGELY AS A BIKE COMMUTER AND ALSO AS A PEDESTRIAN AT TIMES. YOU’RE RIGHT, THAT DOESN’T SEEM TO BE, IT KEEPS GETTING WORSE AT THE INTERSECTION. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND HERE. AND HOW WE MAY HELP. >>YEAH, SO WE HEARD HIM PUBLIC COMMENT TODAY, THAT RIGHT NOW SDOT DOESN’T HAVE AN OVERARCHING POLICY RELATING TO HOW THEY DO THEIR TRAFFIC SIGNAL TIMING. WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT, BASICALLY EVERY DECISION AT EACH INTERSECTION IS MADE BY THE INDIVIDUAL ENGINEERS WORKING ON THE INTERSECTION. THE RESULT IS, IT’S REALLY CONFUSING FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE WALKING AROUND THE CITY TO KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT AT ANY GIVEN INTERSECTION OR HOW THAT INTERSECTION WILL TREAT THEM. WHAT’S EXPECTED OF THEM. WHETHER YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PUSH A BUTTON OR NOT. HOW LONG YOU CAN EXPECT TO WAIT AT THE INTERSECTION. AND THIS SOUNDS LIKE A REALLY WANT THE TECHNICAL THINK IT’S REALLY NOTICEABLE WHEN YOU ARE WALKING DOWN THE STREET AND THE TRAFFIC SENTINEL IS NOT PRIORITIZING YOU. YOU CAN TELL WHEN IT’S NOT WORKING. SO WE’VE SEEN PEOPLE WALKING ALONG MERCER AND SOUTH LAKE UNION. AND WHEN THE ADAPTIVE SIGNAL, SIGNALS WERE ROLLED OUT THERE, LAST YEAR, THE WALKING TIME FROM ONE END OF THE CORRIDOR TO THE OTHER DOUBLED OVERNIGHT. BECAUSE EVERY SINGLE STOPLIGHT SUDDENLY YOU ARE HAVING TO STOP AND WAIT AT THE CORNER FOR A REALLY LONG TIME BEFORE YOU ARE ALLOWED TO PROCEED AGAIN. THAT’S ONE OF THOSE INSTANCES WHERE, YOU DON’T NOTICE THE SIGNAL TIMING INTEL IS NOT REALLY WORKING FOR YOU. WE’VE HEARD FOLKS ON MLK TRYING TO CROSS THE STREET. MLK WAS NOT WORKING FOR ANY USERS. IT WAS REALLY DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE DRIVING TRYING TO CROSS THE STREET. FOR PEDESTRIANS TRYING TO GET TO LIGHT RAIL STATIONS. FOR PEOPLE ON BIKES. AND WHEN YOU HAVE A SIGNAL LIKE THAT, YOU ARE NOT SURE WHAT’S HAPPENING. YOU JUST KNOW YOU’RE NOT ABLE TO DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. OFTENTIMES, YOU END UP RESORTING TO UNSAFE BEHAVIOR LIKE DRIVING THROUGH A RED LIGHT BECAUSE YOU THINK IT’S BROKEN. OR JAYWALKING ACROSS THE STREET BECAUSE YOU ARE TRYING TO GET RETRAINED. AND YOU SEE THAT IT’S COMING. SO YOU END UP SEEING HIGHER INCIDENCE OF DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR. THINGS ARE NOT WORKING PROPERLY. OR PEOPLE ARE UNSURE ABOUT WHAT’S EXPECTED TO HAPPEN THERE. >>ONE OF THE THINGS I’VE NOTICED, IN SOUTH LAKE UNION, I BELIEVE I DO KNOW EITHER THE SYSTEM INTELLIGENT DESIGN HAS BEEN CHANGING ITSELF OR PEOPLE HAVE REPROGRAMMED IT. I’VE NOTICED, WHEN THERE’S A GREEN LIGHT FOR AUTOMOBILES TO GO STRAIGHT, ON DEXTER FOR INSTANCE WHEN YOU CROSS MERCER. AND THERE IS A WALK SIGN FOR PEDESTRIANS TO GO TOO. THE WALK SIGN STOPS. BUT IT’S NOT A RIGHT TURN. IT STILL PROTECTED. THERE’S NO ONE CROSSING THAT AND I WALKED OR I WATCH PEDESTRIANS LOOK AROUND AND THINK, THE SCENE SCREWED UP. IT LOOKS LIKE YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO GO. BUT OF COURSE THEY HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG THEY HAVE TO MAKE THE CROSSING AT THAT POINT. WHEN YOU SEE THIS BEHAVIOR, WHICH AS YOU KNOW, SOMEWHAT RATIONAL, I THINK THE THING IS SCREWED UP BECAUSE I SHOULD HAVE A WALK SIGN BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE IS CROSSING THIS. THEY PUT THEMSELVES AT RISK FOR IT SEEMS LIKE THERE’S NO REASON FOR THAT MUCH WORK. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT’S GOING ON. WITH THE TECHNOLOGY. I THINK THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT BEHAVIOR THAT MAY RESULT IN OUTCOMES WE DON’T WANT TO HAVE. >>THAT’S A GOOD EXAMPLE OF AN INSTANCE WHERE IF YOU HAVE A GREEN LIGHT AND IT TURNS RED FOR PEDESTRIANS, PEOPLE WHO ARE ABLE TO RUN ACROSS THE STREET QUICKLY ARE LIKE TO TO TAKE THE CHANCE. AND IF THE CAR COMES, THEY WILL BE VISIBLE ENOUGH THEY WON’T GET HIT. AND PEOPLE WHO ARE SLOW-MOVING ACROSS THE STREET, IF YOU HAVE A FAMILY WITH YOUNG KIDS. IT’S DIFFICULT TO EXPECT HOW LONG IT’S GOING TO TAKE IF TO GET OFF ACROSS THE STREET. IF YOU HAVE A BIG BAG OR WALK, YOU WON’T TAKE THE RISK OF YOU END UP JUST WAITING ON THE CORNER. >>FOR MAYBE A LONG TIME. >>SOMETIMES A REALLY, REALLY LONG TIME. >>SO THAT ACTUALLY REMINDS ME. ERIN WHO WAS JUST REAPPOINTED TO THE ADVISORY BOARD. TALKED ABOUT IT THIS WAY. THINK ABOUT VISION ZERO ABOUT HOW WE DESIGNED STREETS TO BE SAFE FOR FOR PEOPLE DRIVING IS THURSBY’S. ONE THING WE CAN DO A LOT BETTER ON, IS LOOKING AT HOW WE ARE INCENTIVIZING SAFETY ARE SAFER PEDESTRIAN BEHAVIOR. IN THEIR VISION ZERO ENSURING WE ARE GIVING PEDESTRIANS THE ABILITY TO CROSS THE STREET AND KNOW HOW LONG THEY HAVE TO CROSS THE STREET. THAT IS INCENTIVIZING VISION ZERO BEHAVIOR FOR PEDESTRIANS AND PEOPLE WALKING. EVERYTHING I DO WANT TO GIVE SDOT CREDIT, THEY ARE DOING SOME GREAT THINGS AROUND SIGNALS. WE JUST HAVE THEM AT THE TABLE ON TUESDAY. I DO WANT TO GIVE THEM SOME SHOUT OUTS FOR DOING THINGS LIKE PEDESTRIAN INTERVALS. AS WELL AS PUSHING THE SIGNALS OF HISTORY AS A WHOLE. TO THINK MORE MULTIPLE MORTALLY. I THINK THAT’S WHY WE ARE PUSHING FOR THE SIGNALS POLICY TO BE MORE CONFERENCE OF. TO MAKE SURE WE PRIORITIZE. AND BE CLEAR FOR EVERYONE TO KNOW WHAT THE GOALS ARE AND WE ARE WORKING TOWARDS VISION ZERO THROUGH SIGNALS. >>THANK YOU FOR GIVING THAT SHUT OUT. I WANT TO SAY, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT SDOT HAS BEEN WORKING ON FOR ALL OF THIS YEAR AND LAST YEAR AS WELL. THEY HAVE COME UP WITH SOME REALLY GOOD THINGS. THE CORRIDOR ALONG MERCER HAS SEEN GREAT IMPROVEMENTS THINGS TO NEIGHBORHOOD ADVOCATES WHO HAVE BEEN RAISING A LOT OF SUSPECT SOME OF THE MLK SIGNALS HAVE SEEN GREAT IMPROVEMENTS AS WELL. WE’VE ALSO SEEN SOME OF THE POLICY IMPROVEMENTS WITH THE INTERVALS KELLY MENTIONED. THE GOAL WITH THIS PIECE OF LEGISLATION, IS TO SET A TIMELINE WHERE WE KNOW THIS IS SOMETHING THEY ARE PRIORITIZING. TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO KEEP DOING THE GOOD WORK THEY ARE DOING. AND MAKE IT A LITTLE BIT MORE ALL-ENCOMPASSING. RATHER THAN ONE SMALL STEP AT A TIME. >>SO MAYBE WE’LL TAKE IT TO THE RESOLUTION. KELLY, I ASSUME THE BASE RESOLUTION BEFORE US DOESN’T INCLUDE THE AMENDMENTS I HAVE IN FRONT OF THE. SO WE’VE COMMUNICATED WITH SDOT THE RESOLUTION AND THEY HAD SOME CONCERNS ABOUT THE TIMELINE AND THE BASE LEGISLATION WHICH ASKED FOR A NEW SIGNAL RESOLUTION. WE WANT TO GIVE THEM ENOUGH TIME TO DO A THOROUGH JOB. WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HEARD AT THE TABLE ON TUESDAY, IN ADDITION TO SOME OF THE YOU KNOW AMAZING ADVOCATES THAT ARE TRACKING SIGNALS ALL THE TIME. AND KEEP MY TWITTER FEED WELL INFORMED THROUGH TWITTER BEFORE THINGS ARE WORKING OCCASIONALLY. AND GENERALLY NOT WORKING. WE NOT THEIR EXPERTISE AT THE TABLE. WE ALSO WANT TO DO BROAD OUTREACH TO MAKE SURE WE GET A DIVERSE COMMUNITY. HELPING TO WEIGH IN ON POLICIES. AND SO I’M GOING TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT. WHICH I’M GUESSING WILL PASS. BECAUSE I’M THE ONE PROPOSING IT. WHICH WOULD MAKE A COUPLE OF CHANGES. INSTEAD OF HAVING NEW POLICY BY DECEMBER 1, 2018, WE WOULD ASK THAT THEY SUBMIT A DRAFT POLICY TO THE COUNCIL BY DECEMBER 1, 2018. BUT THEN ASKED FOR ALSO A PLAN FOR ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS ON THAT DRAFT POLICY. AND THEN COME BACK TO THE CITY COUNCIL BY JUNE 1, 2020. THAT GIVES THEM AN ADDITIONAL SIX MONTHS OF WHAT WE HAD. I THINK THE GOAL HERE IS TO NOT SET SOME UNREASONABLE EXPECTATIONS. SO WE GET WORK THAT’S NOT THE QUALITY YOU KNOW THEY ARE CAPABLE OF OR DOESN’T GIVE THE TYPE OF COMMUNITY INPUT YOU WANT TO GET. WE ALSO WANT TO AS YOU SAID CLAIRE, MAKE SURE THIS IS A PRIORITY. AND IN MY SENSES WE WILL SEE BETWEEN NOW AND FOUR COUNCIL. I THINK SIX MONTHS SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING PRETTY ROBUST. THE NEXT TWO COMMENTS DO SOMETHING AND GET A DRAFT OUT THERE AND USE THAT AS THE BASICS FOR WHAT WE’RE DOING. THIS IS SOMETHING THEY’VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR A WHILE. IT’S NOT STARTING FROM SCRATCH. SO CLEAR, I DON’T KNOW IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS ON THAT? THOSE CHANGES I’M PROPOSING BUT YOU ARE WELCOME TO COMMENT ON THOSE. >>I THINK THAT SOUNDS GREAT. I’M EXCITED THIS IS A PRIORITY FOR THE COUNCIL AND FOR SDOT. AND I SECOND YOUR DESIRE FOR IT TO BE SOMETHING THAT IS ACTUALLY WORKABLE TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING POSITIVE. >>GREAT. I WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE TO AMEND THE RESOLUTION. KELLY CAN YOU TELL ME THE NUMBER? >>RESOLUTION 31909. IT’S VERSION D 5. >>SO REPLACE THE OLD VERSION D 2 WITH THE NEW VERSION IS D 5. I MOVE IN SECOND THAT AND VOTE YES ON IT. I WAS RIGHT. IT PASSED THIS IS EXCITING. SO NOW WE HAVE AN AMENDED RESOLUTION BEFORE US. AND I WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE THAT RESOLUTION AS AMENDED AND SECONDED AND VOTE YES ON IT. SO THAT WILL GO TO FULL COUNCIL A WEEK FROM MONDAY ON SEPTEMBER 30. WE WILL MAKE SURE SDOT HAS A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THIS. HOPEFULLY, THEY ARE SLIGHTLY UNCOMFORTABLE BECAUSE WE ARE PUSHING THEM A LITTLE BIT. AND NOT TERRIBLY AND ARE COMFORTABLE BECAUSE WE ARE PUSHING THEM. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORK YOUR ORGANIZATION DOES. THANK YOU CALVIN. ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND. KELLY TO WANT TO LEAVE READ THE LAST AGENDA ITEM? >>COUNCIL BILL 119614 GOOD MORNING ORDINANCE MAKING CARR PLACE NORTH BETWEEN NORTH 34th STREET AND NORTH 34th STREET, ON THE PETITION OF SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES, CLERK FILE 312, 535. >>WELCOME EVERYONE. THANK YOU ALL FOR STICKING AROUND. RIGHT UP TO THE CLOSING BELL AT 5:00 ON FRIDAY. I APPRECIATE YOU STICKING AROUND. AND BEING FLEXIBLE TODAY WITH ALL THE YOUTH ACTIVISTS OUT ON CITY HALL PLAZA. WE DISPLAYED OUR START. SO THAT PUTS THINGS BACK A LITTLE BIT AS DO INTRODUCTIONS. >>MY NAME IS JEFF NEUNER WITH SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES. I’VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS SOLID WASTE FACILITY PLAN FOR QUITE SOME TIME. >>BEVERLY BARNETT, SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. >>HUI YANG PROJECT MANAGER FOR THE PROJECT. >> WE HAVE A SLIDE PRESENTATION. IT LOOKS LIKE YOU GOT THAT. HOWEVER YOU WANT TO READ OFF AND COORDINATE. LET’S JUMP RIGHT IN.. >>OKAY. SO WHAT WE HAVE TODAY, IS THE FINAL VACATION ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE CAR PLACE VACATION THE CITY COUNCIL GRANTED TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NORTH TRANSFER STATION. SO WE DO WANT TO REMIND PEOPLE, THIS IS THE LAST STEP OF THE CITY COUNCIL HAS ESTABLISHED A TWO PART APPROVAL PROCESS FOR VACATION. WE INITIALLY BRING FORWARD A RECOMMENDATION AND THE CITY COUNCIL HOLDS A PUBLIC HEARING. THEN IF THE VACATION IS GRANTED, IT WILL BE GRANTED TO A NUMBER OF CONDITIONS. THEN THE PROJECT MANAGER DEVELOPER, IN THIS CASE, SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES, CAN GO OUT AND DEVELOP THE PROJECT WE COME BACK WITH THE FINAL LEGISLATION. AFTER EVERYTHING IS COMPLETED. THE PROJECT IS DONE. EVERYTHING IS IN. THIS IS THE VERY LAST STEP. SO THEN I THINK THEY WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT. WE HAVE A BRIEF POWERPOINT. I THINK THE COMMITTEE IS PRETTY FAMILIAR WITH THIS PROJECT. SO WE CAN GO THROUGH THINGS PRETTY QUICKLY. BUT WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE HAD INFORMATION AND SLIDES THAT DEMONSTRATED HOW ALL THE CONDITIONS WERE IMPLEMENTED. THIS WAS A PRETTY COMPLICATED REVIEW PROCESS BACK WENT THE SITE SELECTION AND EVERYTHING WAS GOING ON FOR THIS. AND THE REZONE AND THE COMMUNITY AGREEMENT. IT WAS COMPLICATED. BUT NOW IT’S FINISHED. I KNOW JEFF WILL WE JUMP IN? >>WE WILL FIRST GO OVER THE PROJECT BACKGROUND, SITE PLAN AND PUBLIC BENEFITS BUILT PER THE REQUEST. SO JUST TO GET EVERYONE SITUATED. THE NORTH TRANSFER STATION IS LOCATED JUST NORTHWEST OF GASWORKS PARK. AND EASTER FREMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY. WE WORKED ON MANY YEARS WITH THE WALLINGFORD AND FREMONT COMMUNITY. AND JEFF CAN GO INTO FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE PROJECT BACKGROUND. >>WE KICKED OFF THE SOLID WASTE FACILITY MASTERPLAN 19 YEARS AGO. WHEN WE RECOGNIZE THE FACILITIES WERE 50 YEARS OLD AND AT THE END OF THEIR LIFE. THE NORTH TRANSFER STATION IS THE SECOND PHASE OF THAT. WE REBUILT THE SOUTH TRANSFER STATION OR BUILT A NEW ONE AND THEN WE MOVED UP NORTH. LET’S SEE. WE MET WITH THE COMMUNITY FREQUENTLY. I DON’T THINK I SAW TV ON TUESDAY NIGHTS FOR SEVEN YEARS BETWEEN 2007 AND 2012. MOST OF THE BULK OF IT. BECAUSE WE NEEDED BOTH A STREET VACATION AND A ZONING CHANGE AS MENTIONED. ULTIMATELY, WE DEVELOPED A DESIGN PACKAGE THAT MET CITY OF SEATTLE SOLID WASTE NEEDS AND WILL MEET THEM FOR 50 YEARS IN THE FUTURE. AS WELL AS THE PROJECT THE COMMUNITY COULD GET BEHIND. AND HUI YANG WILL HIGHLIGHT THOSE ELEMENTS OF THE PROJECT. >>THE SITE PLAN. AS YOU CAN SEE, FOR GIVING UP THE 1100 SQUARE FEET OF CAR PLACE THAT WAS DECADE, SPU PROVIDED AND MAINTAINED ABOUT 56,000 SQUARE FEET OF OPEN SPACE WITH AMENITIES. AND WE PROVIDED AND MAINTAINED REVIEWING EDUCATIONAL SPACE INSIDE THE FACILITY ITSELF. SO WE CAN HAVE TALK ABOUT RECYCLING AND OTHER THINGS. WE PROVIDED A SAFE LOCAL PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO THE PEDESTRIAN AREAS. SO THE MAIN OPEN SPACE AREAS WE HAVE, IS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF OUR CAMPUS. THERE WAS A SETBACK. WITH GREEN SPACE AND STATIC EXERCISE AREAS. AND THE LONG CAR PLACE, THIS USED TO BE A FORMER PARKING LOT, WE HAVE A PLAY AREA FOR KIDS IN OTHER AREAS KIDS THERE. DOWN HERE WE HAVE A PEDESTRIAN WALK WITH A COURT AND OTHER GREEN SPACE AREAS. DOWN HERE, THERE’S AN AREA RIGHT ACROSS FROM THE COFFEE SHOP. WHERE PEOPLE CAN GATHER TOGETHER AND HAVE THEIR PASTRIES AND COFFEE. WITH THAT. HERE IS THE FINISHED PUBLIC BENEFITS THAT JEFF WILL GO OVER. >>OKAY. ONE OF THE THINGS INC. WAS A VIEWING IN EDUCATION ROOM IN THE SAUDI. IT IS INCREDIBLY WELL USE. THERE’S KIDS UP THERE FROM 9 AM UNTIL 3 PM OR 4 PM. IT’S ON THE NANNY HOTLINE. I WAS UP THERE GIVING A TOUR TODAY FOR THE FOLKS FROM SALT LAKE CITY. AND THE MOTHER WITH TWO YOUNG CHILDREN INTERRUPTED THE TOUR. TO TELL THE PEOPLE THEY HAD TO INCORPORATE SOMETHING LIKE THIS BECAUSE THEY WERE BUILDING A TRANSFER STATION. >>CAN THE PUBLIC JUST COME AND GO WHENEVER DURING THOSE HOURS? OR DUE SCHEDULE DIGITS? >>THE FACILITY IS OPEN FROM 8 TO 5:30 PM. THE VIEWING ROOM IS OPEN THE SAME ASPECTS OF THE COMMUNITY HAS FULL ACCESS. >>THAT’S AWESOME. MY KIDS ARE A LITTLE OLD FOR ME TO TAKE THEM TO THE TRANSFER STATION. BUT WHEN WE STARTED THIS AND THEY WERE RIGHT IN THE SUITES BOUGHT. >>I TOLD MY DAUGHTER, SHE WAS GETTING MARRIED THERE. >>THIS IS THE PLAY AREA. IT AGAIN, AS PART OF THE YOUTH TO HER. IT REALLY GETS WELL USED. PARTICULARLY IN GOOD WEATHER. GO AHEAD. >>THIS SORT OF HIGHLIGHTS THE AREA ALONG WOODLAND. WE HAVE A SPORT COURT ON THE CORNER NEAREST THE STATION. I THINK IT GETS A FAIR BIT OF USE. A LOT OF PEOPLE STROLL UP AND DOWN THE SIDEWALK. IT WAS SORT OF INTERESTING THE PREVIOUS PRESENTATION ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY. REALLY COMES HOME. WE HAVE SOME GREAT ISSUES ON THE SIDEWALKS. AND SPU MADE THE DECISION, WE WEREN’T GOING TO LIVE WITH THAT. WITH A GREAT DEAL OF EFFORT ON HUI’S PART, CORRECTED ALTHOUGH SO THEY MET THE CROSS SLOPE REQUIREMENTS AND THE SLOPE REQUIREMENTS. SO WAS GREAT TO HEAR THAT. >>JUST TO CLARIFY, THOSE ARE WALKWAYS, NOT SIDEWALKS. >>OKAY. >>THE GREAT CHANGE WAS PROBABLY HALF A PERCENT. CORRECTIONAL THOSE. IT TOOK A WHILE AND IT TOOK A LOT OF ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE TO GET THAT HALF A PERCENT GRADE BACK DOWN. >>ANYTHING IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. THIS SHOWS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE FACILITY, WE GOT A PRETTY GOOD SIZED BUFFER. YOU WILL SEE SOME STATIONS FOR PARKOUR EXERCISE. THAT WAS SOMETHING THE COMMUNITY WANTED. IT GETS A FAIR BIT OF USE. THE BROOKS SHOE COMPANY IS ADJACENT TO US. THERE’S A LOT OF RUNNERS IN THE AREA. GO AHEAD. >>LOST ENHANCEMENT. I WILL SPEAK ABOUT. WE DID COMMIT TO ENHANCE PEDESTRIANS CROSSINGS AT NORTH 35th AND WOODLAWN. >>THIS IS PARTICULARLY AN AREA FOR YOU HAVE THE LITTLE KIDS PLAY AREA FOR THEY CAN SAFELY CROSS WOODLAWN FURTHER DOWN BY THE ELM CITY WALK. THE COMMUNITY ENJOYS HAVING THE SCENARIO. >>THERE’S A TRANSIT STOP JUST TO THE RIGHT. AS YOU LOOK AT THIS. >>THE LAST ITEM I WILL TALK ABOUT IS THE SUSTAINABILITY. BE DO HAVE GREEN ROOFS ALONG THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING IN THE RECYCLE AND REUSE BILLING WE HAVE PB PANELS ON THE BUILDING WERE. WE ALSO HAVE SKYLIGHTS THAT PROVIDE DAYLIGHT FOR THE TIPPING FLOOR ITSELF. WITH THAT, ARE BROUGHT IN DATA FROM SEPTEMBER 2017 TO AUGUST 2018. A YEARS WORTH. THE SOLAR PANELS GENERATE ABOUT 174,000 CUBIC WATT HOURS. WHICH WITH THE AVERAGE PRICE OF WHAT 7.8 SINCE MAC. WE SAVE ABOUT $13,500 IN ELECTRICTY BY USING THIS PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS OUT THERE. THIS BUILDING IS LEED CERTIFIED. AND I THINK THAT’S ABOUT IT. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? >>IT’S A BEAUTIFUL SITE. MY HOUSE REMODEL IS LARGELY DONE. MY TRIPS TO THE TRANSFER STATION HAD SLOWED AND. I’VE BEEN THERE A FEW TIMES. THE INSIDE OF THE FACILITY, I CAN’T SPEAK TO THE OPERATIONS. BUT IT’S A HUGE IMPROVEMENT IN A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT. OUR LOVE FOR THE RECYCLING IS ON ITS OWN SIDE WHERE IT’S FREE AND EASY TO COME AND GO AND DROP STUFF OFF. I’VE USED THE PARK ON THE SIDE AND THE OPEN SPACE IS GREAT I HAVE NOT BEEN TO THE VIEWING ROOM. IT’S GREAT TO HEAR THAT’S BEING WELL USED BY FOLKS. I KNOW WHEN THE KIDS WERE LITTLE, THIS IS THE EXACT TYPES OF OUTINGS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT ARE JUST AWESOME PLACES TO GO. YOU CAN GET OUT OF THE WEATHER AND IT’S CLOSE IF YOU’RE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS SOMETHING TO DO. SOMETHING FUN TO WATCH THOSE WINDOWS I IMAGINE. >>IT IS. ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY PUSH THE GARBAGE ACROSS. THAT’S THE BEST IT ALSO PROVIDES AN AREA WHERE WE GET A LOT OF INTEREST FROM YOUTH GROUPS ON TOURS AND STUDENTS. AND IT’S NOT REALLY SAFE TO TAKE THEM AROUND. THIS IS AN AREA WE HAVE MODELS OF THE STUDIES AND HOW THE EQUIPMENT WORK. WE OUTFITTED THEM WITH TOY CARS. AND THE KIDS GO NUTS ON IT. >>IT’S GREAT. >>THE ONLY SIDE ISSUE I SEE, JEFF HAS BEEN GIVING A LOT OF TOURS. A LOT OF THE OTHER MUNICIPALITIES HAVE BEEN COMING A MATTER FACT, I THINK IT WAS WEDNESDAY, THEY WERE NOT GOING TO REBUILD ONE OF THE FACILITIES BECAUSE THERE WAS RESIDENTIAL AREA. AFTER SEEING THIS, THE COUNCILMEMBERS DECIDED WE CAN DO IT. THIS LOOK SO GREAT. YOU CAN HARDLY SEE IT WAS A TRANSFER STATION. >>THAT’S GREAT. OBVIOUSLY LOCATING A TRANSFER STATION IS A CHALLENGE. I APPRECIATE THE WORK WITH NEIGHBORS AND BUSINESSES AND SPU. IT TOOK A LOT OF TIME BUT IT’S A BIG FACILITY. IT’S IMPORTANT PIECE OF INFRASTRUCTURE. TO GET IT RIGHT YOU GUYS DID A GREAT JOB. KELLY, YOU LIVE NEARBY. TO HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD? >>THE PLAYGROUND IS GREAT >>THAT’S GREAT. >>BEVERLY ANY THINGS YOU WANT TO FLY? >>I THINK EVERYTHING IS IN. THE ONLY THING I DO NEED TO NOTE, THERE IS A PROPER USE AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WE ARE ACCUSTOMED TO DOING WITH PRIVATE DEVELOPMENTS. THERE WAS SO MUCH OPEN SPACE IN THE PARK AREA AND EVERYTHING. WE DID WORK WITH SPU ON A PROPER USE AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO SO IT’S CLEAR KEEPING THESE AMENITIES IN GOOD REPAIR AND OPEN AND AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC WILL BE THERE FOR THE LIFE OF THE FACILITY. SO WE DO HAVE THAT IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE THE GREAT PLAYGROUND STAYS. >>IS THE PLAYGROUND MANAGED BY SPU? >>YES. PARKS DIDN’T WANT TO TAKE IT OVER. EVEN THOUGH WE OFFER THE MONEY. THEY SAID NUMBER. >>ALL IN FIND IN THE CITY FAMILY. THANK YOU FOR KEEPING IT IN GOOD SHAPE. I KNOW THEY ARE STRETCHED WITH THE RESOURCES. THANK YOU. GREAT. I’M REALLY PLEASED. I KNOW IT STARTED BEFORE MY TIME HERE. BUT IT WAS DEAFLY INVOLVED EARLY ON WHEN I WAS HERE ON THE WORKAROUND THIS. I’M SO EXCITED YOU GET THE PROJECT WRAPPED UP IN LESS THAN 10 YEARS. IT’S AMAZING. SO THIS IS GREAT THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WORK. I WILL MOVE COUNCIL BILL 119614 I WILL SECOND VOTE YES ON IT. WE WILL SEND TO THE FULL COUNCIL ON SEPTEMBER 30. I BELIEVE WE DON’T HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO DO ON THAT. GREAT. OKAY. THAT’S THE END OF OUR MEETING. 4:47 PM. HAPPY CLIMATE STRIKE EVERYBODY. THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE BEING HERE. ON A FRIDAY AFTERNOON. THIS IS THE LAST COMMITTEE MEETING UNTIL AFTER THE BUDGET SEASON. ALWAYS THAT I’M AWARE OF AT THE MOMENT. >>I DON’T KNOW IF WE CAN SNEAK WHEN IN BEFORE MONDAY. >>THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR BEING HERE. WE ARE ADJOURNED.

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