Seattle City Council Sustainability & Transportation Committee 9/17/19

Seattle City Council Sustainability & Transportation Committee 9/17/19


GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYBODY AND WELCOME TO THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE. THE DATE IS OUR NORMAL MEETING BUT WE MOVED UP THE TIME TO 1 P.M TO GIVE AS MUCH OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT AND WITH A LOT OF ITEMS ON THE AGENDA. THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE. WE ARE GOING TO GO INTO PUBLIC COMMENT IN A MOMENT. THERE ARE AT LEAST 35 FOLKS SIGNED UP SO I’VE ASKED KELLY TO SET THE TIMER FOR ONE MINUTE 30 SECONDS TO A LITTLE LESS THAN WE NORMALLY DO AND HOPE OF GETTING THE MOST PUBLIC COMMENTS IN SO IF YOU’VE PREPARED A TWO-MINUTE COMMENT PREPARED TO SPEAK FASTER OR TRUNCATED A FEW POINTS BUT GET YOUR MAIN POINTS ACROSS TO US, WE WANT TO HEAR THEM. MY NAME IS MIKE O’BRIEN AND I’M CHAIR OF THE SUSTAINABILITY OF TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE. WE ARE BEING STAFFED BY KELLY IN THE OFFICE I THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE, KELLY. I WILL START WITH PUBLIC COMMENT AND THEN WILL MOVE TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AFTER PUBLIC COMMENT, HOPEFULLY WHEN A COLLEAGUE OR TWO OF MINE IS HERE. SO, I WILL CALL OFF NAMES AND YOU CAN COME TO EITHER MICROPHONE. RANDY BANNEKER IS FIRST FOLLOWED BY CATHERINE STAFFORD, ANDY WOBBLER AND KEVIN CLARK. >>THANK YOU MR. CHAIR. RANDY BANNEKER HERE ON BEHALF OF THE KING COUNTY REALTORS, WANTED TO COME IN ON TWO ITEMS, THE OIL HEATING TAX IN THE NATURAL GAS PROHIBITION. FIRST TOOK ON THE OIL HEATING TAX, WE ASK THAT YOU LEAD OFF ON THIS PROGRAM WITH CARROTS RATHER THAN STICKS. WE BELIEVE THERE ARE MANY HOMEOWNERS ON FIXED INCOMES WITH OIL HEAT WHOSE INCOMES EXCEED THE $34,000 OR SOLDIERLY INCOME LIMIT THAT WOULD QUALIFY THEM FOR CONVERSION ASSISTANCE. BUT THOSE FOLKS FALL SHORT OF BEING ABLE TO FUND THE CONVERSION OUT OF POCKET. SO WE ASK THAT ALL OWNERS OF OIL HEAT SYSTEMS HAVE ACCESS TO A SUBSIDIZED CONVERSION PROGRAM AS WELL AS TANK REMOVAL. THIS WOULD MEET THE PUBLIC INTEREST OF SPEEDING CONVERSION AND WOULD AVOID THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF LEAVING SEATTLE HOMEOWNERS OUT IN THE COLD. >>WITH REGARDS TO NATURAL GAS PROHIBITION, IMMEDIATELY, MEMBERS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT CONSUMER CHOICE AND POSSIBLE IMPACTS ON THE SEATTLE MARKET WHEN CHOICE ON A MAJOR HOME COMPONENT SUCH AS HEATING AND COOKING IS ELIMINATED. WE BELIEVE THE PROPOSAL HAS A ROBUST STAKEHOLDER PROCESS TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT AS WELL AS THE FEASIBILITY AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF 15 BILLION ENERGY RELIANCE TO NEARLY 100% ELECTRIC . >>THANK YOU . >>CATHERINE? >>HELLO COUNCILMEMBER, MIKE. MY NAME IS CATHERINE STANFORD AND I’M HERE REPRESENTING THE BUILDING OWNERS AND MANAGERS ASSOCIATION OF SEATTLE, KING COUNTY. THIS IS A PROFESSIONAL TRADE ORGANIZATION REPRESENTING THE OFFICE BUILDING AND COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY. AND SPEAKING TO ITEM NUMBER FIVE IN YOUR AGENDA, ORDINANCE RELATING TO PROHIBITING NATURAL GAS PIPING SYSTEMS IN NEW BUILDINGS. THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT CHANGES TO THE WAY OUR MEMBERS BUILDINGS OPERATE, ELIMINATING NATURAL GAS AS AN OPTION AND BUILDING DESIGN AND OPERATION WHAT IMPACT THE BUILDING ENERGY’S PROFILE AND MAY FORCE UNFAVORABLE DESIGN CHANGES. WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE LACK OF STUDY ASSOCIATED WITH THIS LEGISLATION, IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS AND DATA ARE NEEDED SO IMPACTS ON CUSTOMERS AND UTILITIES CAN BE FULLY UNDERSTOOD. WE SUPPORT AN APPROACH THAT SLOWS DOWN THIS PROCESS TO GIVE THE CITY TIME TO CONVENE A BROAD RANGE OF STAKEHOLDERS AND TIME TO CONDUCT THOROUGH FEASIBILITY, ENERGY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS. AS ALWAYS, THEY STAND READY TO WORK WITH THE CITY ON THE ISSUE AND ARE PREPARED TO BRING EXPERTISE TO THE TABLE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO THIS IMPORTANT MANNER . >>THANK YOU, CATHERINE . >>. >>GOOD AFTERNOON I’M ANDY WOBBLER WITH PUGET SOUND ENERGY, THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING THE OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. WE SERVED NEARLY 850,000 SEATTLE HOMES AND BUSINESSES WITH GAS AND WE ARE LOCAL WITH MANY BASED AND LIVING IN SEATTLE WORKING WITH DEDICATION, SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE AND I’M HONORED TO BE JOINED BY A NUMBER OF THEM TODAY. NATURAL GAS HELPS FAMILY STAY WARM, COOK A HOT MEAL, DO THE LAUNDRY AND TAKE A SHOWER AND ALSO MEET A PAYROLL. GAS DOES THIS BY BEING DEPENDABLE AND AFFORDABLE. THE AVERAGE FAMILY TODAY PAYS LESS FOR GAS THAN THEY DID FIVE YEARS AGO. THAT COMES AT A TIME WHEN ELECTRIC EELS IN SEATTLE HAVE GONE UP BY 35%. GAS ALSO CARRIES A BIG LOAD OF ENERGY IN SEATTLE ON AN AVERAGE DAY IT’S ONE THIRD OF THE ENERGY USED IN THE CITY AND ON A COLD DAY IT’S TWO THIRDS OF THE ENERGY USED IN THE CITY, REPLACING NATURAL GAS WOULD REQUIRE A WIND FARM THREE TIMES THE SIZE OF SEATTLE ITSELF. THIS ORDINANCE BUT SEATTLE THE RISK OF RISING MONTHLY BILLS AND GOOD JOBS OF RISK OF GOING ELSEWHERE. WE BELIEVE THAT WE CAN REDUCE EMISSIONS AND WE HAVE AND WE WANT TO DO THAT TOGETHER WITH PSE TO KEEP ENERGY RELIABLE AND AFFORDABLE IF WE DO, BUT NOT WITHOUT A MEANINGFUL DIALOGUE AND A THOUGHTFUL PLAN. WE BELIEVE IT’S TIME TO STOP, TAKE AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE ISSUES AND WORK ON CONSTRUCTIVE SOLUTIONS INCLUDING A FEASIBILITY STUDY TOGETHER IN 2020. THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN FOR LISTENING AND BEING PART OF THIS TODAY . >>THANK YOU. KEVIN, YOU WILL BE FOLLOWED BY BRIAN QUINT I THINK AND THEN RYAN PACKER AND THEN EDWARD HOSPITAL . >>GOOD MORNING OR GOOD AFTERNOON MR. O’BRIEN AND I’M HERE SPEAKING AGAINST THE HEATING OIL TAX BILL AND IN PARTICULAR IT’S A MOVING TARGET IT’S MY THIRD TIME TESTIFYING HERE AND THIS MORNING WE GET A LITTLE BATCH OF AMENDMENTS. I’M PARTICULARLY UNCLEAR WHETHER YOU THINK THIS IS A MANDATE OR STATEMENT OF INTENT ABOUT DECOMMISSIONING OR UP GRADING ALL 20 TO 40 HEATING OIL TANKS AND WILL THERE BE A FIRE CODE AMENDMENT NEXT YEAR TO ADDRESS THIS? WILL THAT OR THIS ORDINANCE REQUIRE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW? WHEN WILL YOU DO A PROGRAMMATIC RISK ASSESSMENT OF SHOULD THE TANKS EVEN BE DISTURBED, AND EQUITY ANALYSIS OF THE HOMEOWNERS THAT WOULD HAVE TO BEAR THE COST AND RISK OF NOT ONLY CONVERTING A HEAT SOURCE BUT POTENTIALLY DIGGING UP THERE YARDS TO PULL OUT TANKS? MONDAY YOU ADOPTED AN ORDINANCE FOR THE GREEN NEW DEAL OVERSIGHT BOARD AND THIS AS WELL AS THE NATURAL GAS IT SEEMS LIKE PERFECT EXAMPLES OF THINGS THAT YOU SHOULD GIVE THE BOARD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT INSTEAD OF TRYING TO RUSH THEM THROUGH AND WITH THE NEW AMENDMENT YOU’VE CHANGED IT FROM A FUND TO AN ACCOUNT. IT STARTED IN THE BUDGET OFFICE IN THE CITY AND THIS LANGUAGE HAS NO LEGAL VALUE IN THE FUTURE. THE BUDGET OFFICE WILL RIP THIS THE FIRST CHANCE THEY GET BUT WHENEVER THEY NEEDED THE MONEY THIS TAX WILL REPLACE WILL REPLACE THE FUND . >>HIGH COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN. >>MY NAME IS BRIAN QUINT AND MY BUSINESS IS AQUA QUIT AND THE REASON MY BUSINESS GO BACK TO THE EARLY 1900S, DOWN IN AN AREA OF TOWN THAT WE NOW THINK OF AS SOTO BEFORE THERE WAS A DELL IF THE DOUGH STANDS FOR DOME. I REFLECTED OVER THE YEARS WE’VE BEEN IN BUSINESS AND LOOKED AT ALL THE VARIOUS THINGS THAT WE DO NATURAL GAS FROM SELLING FIREPLACE AND FIRST TO HELP PEOPLE SEE HEAT THEIR HOMES MORE EFFICIENTLY TO ENHANCE QUALITY OF LIFE AND LOOK AT OPTIONS TO NATURAL GAS TO HEAT YOUR POOL BY ELECTRICITY AND SPEND THE EXTRA MONEY BUT A HEAT PUMP IN BUT THE REALITY IS THAT THESE ARE NOT ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY OPTIONS TO NATURAL GAS, PROPANE THERE’S A LOT OF OPTIONS SO THE REALITY IS THE INDUSTRY HAS COME TOGETHER AND WE COME UP úW THAT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO, BOTH FOR CUSTOMERS AND OUR PLANET AND FOR VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS, WE CAME TOGETHER WITH THE PROCESS AND IT MANDATES WHAT THEY CAN AND CANNOT DO IN A GO FORWARD BASIS . >>OKAY. RYAN? >>YOU SHOULDN’T NEED AN APP TO VIEW THE CITY I WILL BAR AWAY, READING THE AGENDA IS LIKE BEING IN A FIREFIGHTERS CONVENTION AND NOT SEEING ANYTHING ABOUT WATER. IDS IS ESSENTIAL FOR MULTIMODAL BALANCE IN THE PRESENTATION, THIS ONLY MAKES SENSE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE TECHNOLOGY TO MOVE CARS FASTER. FREEWAY WIDENING IN CITIES IS NOW TO SPEND TRANSPORTATION DOLLARS ON TECHNOLOGY LIKE THIS, THE PICTURE IS DIFFERENT THAN MOVING EVERYONE MORE EFFICIENTLY . THE CORRIDOR OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENT IS PLANNED AROUND THE SALES ARENA AND PROJECTED TO BE PEGGED AT $17 MILLION AND YOU KIDS READ OR SQUEEZE MORE JUICE OUT OF THE ORANGE. WE DON’T NEED TO BALANCE DIFFERENT ONES YOU NEED TO PRIORITIZE WALKING BIKING IN TRANSIT TO THE ORIGINAL GRANT FOR MERCER STREET WHICH HAS A DEPTH OF SIGNALS STATED THAT THEY WOULD REDUCE TOTAL TRIPS BY 20 MILLION PER YEAR THAT IS PROVEN TO BE FALSE. THEY INDUCE MORE TRIPS IN A CITY THAT’S MOVING ITS CARBON REDUCTION GOALS AS MUCH AS WE ARE SHOULD NOT CONTINUE TO INVEST IN THEM . >>. >>THANK YOU FOR HAVING US TODAY WE ARE LOCATED IN MUKILTEO WASHINGTON. WE’VE BEEN BUILDING WOOD PRODUCT GAS PRODUCT PELLET STOVE PRODUCT FOR 40 YEARS HERE N THE STATE OF WASHINGTON AS OF LAST MONTH. WHERE MANUFACTURER OF MANY GAS APPLIANCES WHICH ARE SOLD TO SPECIALTY HEART DEALERS INTO THE PUBLIC. THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TODAY ABOUT THE PROPOSED BAN ON NATURAL GAS PIPING. I’M OPPOSED TO THE COUNCIL BILL FOR MANY REASONS BUT THE MAIN REASONS OF JOBS WE AT TRAVIS INDUSTRIES EMPLOY ABOUT 600 EMPLOYEES, AS MENTIONED BEFORE WE MANUFACTURE A PRODUCT SELL TO SPECIALTY HEART STORES AND THEN SELL TO THE PUBLIC THESE ARE SMALL BUSINESSES AND ALSO SUPPORT MANY FAMILIES. JUST LIKE OUR FACTORY DOES. THIS EQUATES TO MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN REVENUE LOSS. THERE HAS NOT BEEN A STAKEHOLDER PROCESS AND IF THERE WAS WE DIDN’T GET TO INCLUDE OUR VOICE. WE ARE TALKING JOB LOSSES HERE FROM THE MANUFACTURE LEVEL TO A SMALL BUSINESS LEVEL. PLEASE INCLUDE US IN THE STAKEHOLDER PROCESS. THANK YOU . >>KIP? >>HI, THANK YOU FOR LETTING US COME HERE AND SPEAK TODAY. ONE OF THE THINGS, I WORKED WITH EDWARD AT TRAVIS INDUSTRIES AND I’VE BEEN HERE FOR 37 OF 40 YEARS AND WE MAKE A LOT OF GAS PRODUCTS AND WOOD PRODUCTS AND PELLET PRODUCTS AND ALL OF THOSE PRODUCTS HAVE COME UNDER FIRE AT DIFFERENT TIMES ABOUT HOW CLEAN THEY ARE AND WE CONTINUE TO MAKE THEM CLEANER AND CLEANER BUT THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT JOBS AT OUR FACTORY BUT RETAILERS, SERVICE PEOPLE, INSTALLERS, GAS COMPANIES, THE GUYS THAT RUN THE GAS LINES AND SERVICE THE GAS LINES, IT’S EVERYBODY AND IT’S A PRODUCT THAT WORKS ON THE POWER GOES OUT, IT SOMETHING THAT WORKS TO HEAT PEOPLE’S HOMES THEY CAN STILL CLICK ON IT AND YOU CAN USE THIS PRODUCT IN THE POWER GOES OUT. IT’S VITAL FOR MOST PEOPLE TO BE COMFORTABLE IN THEIR OWN HOMES. BEING PART OF A STAKEHOLDER PROCESS WOULD BE GREAT, WE JUST FELT LIKE WE GOT SIDELINED THAT WE HEARD ABOUT IT LAST WEEK AND WE HAVE A COUNCIL MEETING LAST WEEK AND THIS WEEK AND IT WAS BOOM, WERE GOING TO TAKE AWAY GAS NO ONE HAS A VOICE AND NO ONE’S BEEN ABLE TO TALK ABOUT IT AND WOULD LIKE TO BE PART OF THAT PROCESS. THANK YOU . >>JOHN CHAPMAN? >>HI, I’M JOHN CHAPMAN AND I REPRESENT RICHES FOR THE HOME AND WE’VE BEEN IN BUSINESS 40 YEARS OF IN THE NORTHWEST THAT WE SELL GAS APPLIANCES, BARBECUES AND HEATERS. THIS BAND POSES A SERIOUS THREAT TO OVER 100 EMPLOYEES AND SUBCONTRACTORS WHO ARE INVOLVED IN NATURAL GAS INSTALLATION. I’M OPPOSED TO THIS BECAUSE IT’S NOT BEING CONSIDERED OR INVOLVING STAKEHOLDERS AND THE PEOPLE IN THE CITY WHO USE NATURAL GAS. I’M OPPOSED BECAUSE I SEE HOW THE DECISION WILL AFFECT COST FOR TAXPAYERS THROUGHTHE CITY AND HOW TO AFFECT GRID OR NO ANALYSIS OF HOW IT WILL AFFECT NATURAL GAS SYSTEMS EXPECT THANK YOU . >>TIM REID AND THEN TIM, HANG ON ONE SECOND, YOU’RE GONNA BE FOLLOWED BY KIRK SWANSON AND KEITH NESTER AND MITCH BOWSER I THINK . >>THANK YOU FOR HAVING A SPEAK ON THIS, WE ARE EXCITED TO BE HERE. YOU KNOW, THE CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT IS A BIG DEAL AND IT’S SOMETHING EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT SO, WHEN I WAS ASKED TO COME REPRESENT OUR INDUSTRY TO WHAT I WAS THINKING ABOUT IS THIS IS A BIG ISSUE AND I WORK FOR FIRE HOME SOLUTIONS AND WE HAVE FIVE SHOWROOMS AND WE HAVE 150 FAMILIES EMPLOYED WITH US AND THEY ARE AT HUGE RISK OF LOSING JOBS AT THE ORDINANCE WAS TO GO THROUGH. AND, THE BIGGER QUESTION THAT WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IS LESS ABOUT EVEN WITH THE DECISION IS BUT MORE ABOUT WHAT A RUSH IT IS BEEN TO GET HERE AND SO WHAT WERE ASKING FOR IS THE ABILITY TO FORM A THINK TANK OR COMMITTEE OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS TO INVOLVE STAKEHOLDERS. TALKING ABOUT THIS TO UNDERSTAND THE BEST SOLUTION FOR THE CITY OF SEATTLE AND THEN MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION ULTIMATELY FOR THE PEOPLE BUT WE FEEL LIKE THERE IS A LOT AT STAKE HERE WITH ECONOMIC BUSINESSES AND WE HAVE TRAVIS INDUSTRIES HERE WE HAD FIRE SOLUTIONS AND RICHES AND ALL KINDS OF SMALL BUSINESSES AT RISK AND IT FEELS LIKE THE VOICES OF THE PEOPLE BEING AFFECTED HAVE NOT BEEN HEARD AND SO WE ASK FOR THE PLATFORM TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT . >>THANK YOU . >>THAT WAS TIM, RIGHT SORRY, KURT . >>THANK YOU. MY NAME IS KIRK SWANSON AND I’M THE UNITED ASSOCIATION LOCAL 32 PLUMBER PIPE FITTER BUSINESS AGENT, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK ON THE LEGISLATION THAT WOULD BAN NATURAL GAS INSULATION IN THE FUTURE BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE. REPRESENTING HUNDREDS OF MEMBERS WORKING IN THE NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY. WE ARE CONCERNED THAT IF THE LEGISLATION IS PASSED, IT WOULD RESULT IN THE LOSS OF FAMILY WAGE PAYING WORK FOR MEMBERSHIP . OUR MEMBERS WHO WORK IN THE INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTE TO THE LOCAL ECONOMY AND COMMUNITY. I OPPOSE THIS COUNCIL BILL FOR TWO PRIMARY REASONS. THERE IS NO STAKEHOLDER PROCESS CONDUCTED. OUR MEMBERS WORK IN THE INDUSTRY AND ARE STAKEHOLDERS IN THE LEGISLATION. THERE’S NO ANALYSIS OR FEASIBILITY STUDY ON HOW THE BILL WILL IMPACT THE IMPACT OF THE ELECTRIC GRID IN THE GAS SYSTEM. PLEASE CONSIDER A YEAR-LONG PROCESS THAT WILL INCLUDE INPUT FROM BUSINESSES, WORKERS IN THE COMMUNITY. MANY MORE OF MY MEMBERS WOULD BE HERE TODAY BUT THEY ARE OUT SERVING THE COMMUNITY RIGHT NOW. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK ON THIS MATTER . >>THANK YOU, KURT. >>KEITH? >>THANK YOU, COUNCILMEMBER MIKE O’BRIEN FOR LETTING ME SPEAK ON THIS HIGH-RISE IN OPPOSITION TO THE GAS BILL OR LEGISLATION THAT IS GOING TO GET PAST WERE TRYING TO GET PAST. I’M WITH THE PLUMBERS AND PIPEFITTERS AS WELL HERE IN LOCAL 32 IN SEATTLE AND I’VE BEEN ESTEEM FITTER BY TRADE MOST OF MY CAREER. BEING IN MOST OF THESE BUILDINGS IN DOWNTOWN SEATTLE, THEY’VE HAD FURTHER STUDY DONE ON THE IMPACT OF HIGH RISES ABOVE 30 STORIES AND ABOVE THAT ARE SOON TO COME TO THIS AREA AND ALSO A STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF BUILDINGS CURRENTLY IN DESIGN AND HOW THIS AFFECTS THEM WHEN 2021, SO THERE AGAIN I ENCOURAGE A STAKEHOLDERS COMMITTEE TO TAKE A FURTHER LOOK AT THIS, YEAR-LONG PROCESS SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT, MAYBE BETTER AND GET ALL THE PLAYERS IN THE ROOM, BEEN BUILDING ENGINEERS, HEATING AND COOLING PROFESSIONALS AND PEOPLE LIKE THIS. THANK YOU . >>THANK YOU, KEITH . >>MITCH, MICHIE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY DENNIS MARTINEZ, BEN DYER, BILLY HETHERINGTON AND DALE BRIGHT . >>HOW IS IT GOING, MY NAME IS MITCH BALZER AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING US HERE TODAY, I WORKED WITH KEYSTONE ENERGY AND HAVE BEEN THERE FOR 20 YEARS AND I LIVE IN NORTH SEATTLE AND I WORKED ON NATURAL GAS PIPE FOR A LONG TIME, IT PROVIDES A LIVABLE WAGE FOR FAMILIES. AS YOU CAN SEE, OUR FUTURE WORKFORCE, SOME OF THEM ARE BACK HERE AND THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT JOB FOR US AND OUR FAMILIES AND OUR PRODUCT IS SAFE AND RELIABLE IT’S ON IN THE WINTERTIME WHEN THE WIND BLOWS, THE NATURAL GAS EQUIPMENT IS STILL WORKING AND KEEPING THE HOUSE WARM . >>I AM DENNIS MARTINEZ AND I’M 40 YEARS IN THE TRADE AND I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES BY THIS BAND. I AM A MINORITY, HISPANIC I HAVE WORKED 40 YEARS IN THE TRADE AND WITH THIS BAND YOU HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT ALL OF THE CITIZENS THAT YOU ARE AFFECTING. A LOT OF OUR MEMBERS ARE MINORITIES, WOMEN AND MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY AS WELL AS VETERANS. WE ARE ALL STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET THESE DAYS, PLEASE RECONSIDER THIS. THANK YOU . >>. I WILL DEFER MY TIME TO MARK . >>GOOD AFTERNOON COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN, I’M MARK RIKER THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE CONSTRUCTION TRADE COUNSEL IN WASHINGTON REPRESENTING 80,000 CONTRUCTION WORKERS IN WASHINGTON STATE, MANY OF WHOM OU SEE HERE TOD IT’S ON THEIR BEHALF THAT WE ASK YOU SIMPLY SLOW IT DOWN A LITTLE BIT. I PUT IT THROUGH A STUDY SO WE CAN GET COLLABORATION ON THE RIGHT STEP TO TAKE. WE HAVEN’T BEEN PROPERLY INVOLVED IN THIS AND WHAT YOU END UP WHEN YOU DO THAT IS ALIENATE THE FOLKS YOU INTEND TO SERVE AND OUT OF GOOD MEASURE YOU INTEND TO SERVE US. WE ACTUALLY WANT TO BE PART OF THE PROCESS AND OFTEN TIMES PEOPLE SAY THAT OLYMPIA CREATES GREAT CHALLENGES AND GRIDLOCK AND THIS YEAR WE HAVE A REALLY GOOD EXAMPLE FOR ISSUES LIKE THIS 100% CLEAN ENERGY BILLS IN SENATE BILL 5116, ENVIRONMENTALIST, LABOR, POLITICIANS, SAT DOWN AT THE TABLE AND CAME UP WITH SOMETHING THAT DOES A GREAT THING TOWARDS SOLVING THE CHALLENGE OF FACING OUR ENVIRONMENT AND DID IT IN A WAY THAT WE ALL STUCK TOGETHER AND IT’S THE RIGHT THING FOR THE CITIZENS OF WASHINGTON STATE AND FOR THE REGION AND OUR PLANET. WE DISCUSSED THAT WE BE PART OF SHAPING OUR OWN FUTURE AND GIVE US A CHANCE, WERE NOT GONNA SAY NO AND WALK AWAY WORK WILL SAY NO TO THIS AND WORK WITH YOU TO MAKE THIS A BETTER PRODUCT SO THE NEXT TIME IT COMES FORWARD IT CAN HAVE US HELPING TO SHAPE OUR FUTURE. THANK YOU . >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH . >>BILLY? >>GOOD AFTERNOON COUNCILEMBER O’BRIEN AND I WORK WITH UNION LOCAL 242 REPRESENT OVER 5500 MEN AND WOMEN WHO WORK IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN KING COUNTY. I WANTED TO STAND IN OPPOSITION TO AGENDA PIECE FIVE AND SIX TODAY ON THE NATURAL GAS INFRASTRUCTURE AND UNTIL WE CAN GET A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DONE. YOU HAVE STAKEHOLDERS IN THE ROOM RIGHT HERE FROM ALL PARTS OF THE INDUSTRY FROM SUPPLIERS TO MEMBERS WHO DO THE INSTALL TO EVERY FACILITY AND I JUST WANTED TO TAKE A MOMENT AND SPEAK IN OPPOSITION. THANK YOU . >>THANK YOU BILLY. DALE? >>DALE, YOU WILL BE FOLLOWED BY STEPHEN TATE AND ART RADCLIFFE AND DN GODFREY . >>COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN, I’M WITH THE LOCAL UNION 242 AND I’M HERE TODAY TO SPEAK IN OPPOSITION TO BOTH BILLS AND WE REPRESENT THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR NATURAL GAS IN MAINLINE AND ALSO DO MAJOR NATURAL GAS IN THE ORDINANCE DOES TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THEIR LIVES AND CAREERS AND I THINK IT TAKES INTO ACCOUNT THE NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE CITIZENS OF SEATTLE. WE ASK YOU TO SLOW DOWN WITH THE ROBUST STAKEHOLDER GROUP, THIS WAS UNDERCOOKED AND I THINK WE NEED TO DO A LITTLE BETTER. THANK YOU. >>THINK YOU’D DALE. STEPHEN? >>HELLO, MY NAME IS STEPHEN TATE AND I REPRESENT FIRESIDE HOME SOLUTIONS AND OTHER HEARTH PRODUCTS PROFESSIONALS HERE TODAY. I AM OPPOSED TO ELIMINATING GAS IS A CHOICE AS A FUEL IN SEATTLE. WE SELL AND INSTALL NATURAL GAS FIREPLACES INSERTS, GAS GRILLS, OUTDOOR FIRE PITS AND ALSO COMMERCIAL GAS FIREPLACES AND FIRE ARE AND OUR REVENUE IN SEATTLE IN 2018 THAT WERE DIRECTLY RELATED TO SEATTLE AND STIJL’S AND SERVICE I LIVE IN LAKE CITY IN SEATTLE I WORK IN THE COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT AND WE INSTALL ALL OF THE LARGE FIREPLACES WITH OUTDOOR BARBECUE AREAS FOR MANY TENANTS OF MANY OF THE BUILDINGS IN SEATTLE AND I DON’T KNOW IF YOU CAN GO INTO MANY BUILDINGS IN SEATTLE AND NOT FIND SOME KIND OF GAS FIREPLACE FEATURE AND THEY ARE ENJOYED BY ALL THOSE PEOPLE. I’VE BEEN IN THE HEARTH INDUSTRY SINCE 1983 AND WORKED IN MANUFACTURING AS WELL AS RETAIL AND JUST LIKE A LOT OF THE PROFESSIONALS IN THE BUILDING THAT WE ARE A GOOD RESOURCE FOR TALKING ABOUT COMBUSTION AND FIRE AND HOW IT’S IMPORTANT FOR OUR INDUSTRY AND HUMANS IN GENERAL. OUR CLIENTS OF THE RESIDENCE IN THE BUSINESSES OF SEATTLE . >>MY TIME IS UP? >>OH, ANYWAY, I’M OPPOSED. THANK YOU THANK YOU STEPHEN, ART? >>GOOD AFTERNOON. MY NAME IS ART RADCLIFFE I WORK FOR A MANUFACTURER FIREPLACES IN OUR HEARTH PRODUCTS THAT ARE SOLD INSTALLED AND USED FOR HOME HEATING IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE THIS WOULD IMPACT TO DIFFERENT GROUPS, THE SPECIALTY HEARTH RETAILERS THEY SELL AND INSTALL AND MAINTAIN HOME HEATING APPLIANCES, AND THE SECOND STAKEHOLDERS ARE THE SEATTLEITES WHO USE APPLIANCES AND NATURAL GAS IS OFTEN THE LOWEST COST ALTERNATIVE TO ZONE HEAT A HOME. I AM OPPOSED TO THIS BILL AS INPUT FROM LEGAL STAKEHOLDERS HAVE NOT YET BEEN GATHERED. THANK YOU . >>DAN? YOU WILL BE FOLLOWED BY BRAD WINSTEAD DANIEL HAMMER AND RICK LUCAS . >>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME HERE TODAY, I AM THE OWNER OF BELLEVUE FIREPLACE SHOP BEEN IN BUSINESS SINCE 1959. 80% OF MY BUSINESS IS NATURAL GAS. 40% OF THAT IS DONE IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE THIS WOULD HAVE A HUGE ECONOMIC IMPACT ON EVERYONE WHO LOOKS AT US AND ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS WHO SPEND MORE ON ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF HEAT. THIS IS MY FIRST TIME BEING HERE, I THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT I NEEDED TO SHOW UP AND I DIFFER THE BEST OF MY TIME TO DANIEL FROM SUTTER. >>THANK YOU, I WILL NOT BE SPEAKING ON MY NEXT TERM BECAUSE HERE I AM, I AM OPPOSED TO THE BILL BECAUSE IT’S NOT CONSIDERED INVOLVED STAKEHOLDERS LIKE PEOPLE IN THE CITY A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE A LOT OF VESTED INTEREST IN THIS RESOURCE AND I’M ALSO OPPOSED BECAUSE I SEE NO ANALYSIS OF HOW THIS DECISION WILL AFFECT COST OR RATE REPAIRS THROUGHOUT THE CITY. I’VE SEEN HOW IT COULD NOT HAVE ANALYSIS AND THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF SMALL BUSINESSES AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THIS DECISION AND THERE MUST BE STRONG STAKEHOLDER INVOLVEMENT IN THOROUGH ANALYSIS FIRST BEFORE A BILL LIKE THIS CAN BE CONSIDERED. THANK YOU . >>THANK YOU . >>BRAD? >>IS BRAD WINSTEAD HERE? >>HE’S NOT GOING TO SPEAK . >>DANIEL JUST SPOKE SO RICK LUCAS? >>RICK YOU ARE FOLLOWED BY BLAKE DIXON, BILL GIBBON AND TROY OLSON . >>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME MY NAME IS RICK LUCAS AND I REPRESENT ASSOCIATED ENERGY SYSTEMS, HEARTH DISTRIBUTOR HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS IN WASHINGTON FOR OVER 40 YEARS WE HAVE OVER 120 EMPLOYEES. WE DO ROUGHLY $2 MILLION IN THE SEATTLE MARKET OF SALES EVERY YEAR. I’M A STAKEHOLDER TWICE, I OWN A HOME IN SEATTLE AND I SELF FIREPLACE PRODUCTS INTO SEATTLE. SO, I DO NOT FEEL MY VOICES BEING HEARD AT ALL AND I’M VERY INTERESTED IN A STUDY AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT MY ELECTRIC BILLS COULD BE IN THE NEAR FUTURE THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO BUILD. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW FAST MY COST WILL ESCALATE FOR HEATING MY HOME. AND, IT CERTAINLY LOOKS LIKE I COULD LOSE A FAIR SHARE OF MY BUSINESS AS WELL IF IT PASSES SO OBVIOUSLY AM AGAINST THIS AND I HAVE GRAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THIS . >>THANK YOU. >>MY NAME IS BLAKE DIXON AND I RATHER RESENT A DISTRIBUTOR OF HEARTH APPLIANCES AS WELL AS KITCHEN APPLIANCES ARE CURRENTLY IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON WE HAVE 75 EMPLOYEES, ALL OF WHICH WOULD BE IMPACTED WITH THE NATURAL GAS BAN. WE DO MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO THE CITY OF SEATTLE AND THAT IS ALL I HAVE. THANK YOU . >>THANK YOU, MIKE, BILL? >>HELLO MY NAME IS BILL GIBBON AND I REPRESENT REGENCY FIREPLACE PRODUCTS, MANUFACTURER BOTH GAS AND WOOD- BURNING FIREPLACE PRODUCTS. ACROSS MY TERRITORY I SUPPORTED DEALER NETWORK OF ABOUT 40 DEALERS, MUCH OF IT DOING BUSINESS HERE IN SEATTLE HAS SOME OF THEM WE HAVE ALREADY HEARD FROM TODAY. AND WE HAVE HEARD ABOUT THE IMPACT ON THE RETAIL SIDE AND WE’VE HEARD ABOUT FROM SUTTER AND AQUA BEEN RICHESON THOSE GUYS AND LET ME KIND OF PAIN A PICTURE OF WHAT THE TYPICAL DEALER LOOKS LIKE A CROSS MY TERRITORY. THEY ARE TYPICALLY ANYWHERE FROM 6125 EMPLOYEES AND A LOT OF TIMES THE BUSINESS OWNER IS ON THE FRONT LINES LIKE DAN FROM BELLEVUE AND THE GUYS FROM SUTTER. THEY ARE TYPICALLY A HUSBAND- AND-WIFE COMBO AND MAYBE THE WIFE IS THE SALES/CUSTOMER SERVICE AND THE HUSBAND IS THE INSTALLER. SO, THESE ARE THE STAKEHOLDERS, IT’S NOT JUST JOBS THAT IS THEIR INCOME IS THIS BUSINESS AND THAT IS WHAT THE MAJORITY OF THE HEARTH INDUSTRY LOOKS LIKE SO, THOSE ARE THE STAKEHOLDERS I’M TRULY CONCERNED WITH AND THAT IS WHAT I WANTED TO HEAR MORE ABOUT MAKE SURE WE ARE STUDYING ALL OF OUR STAKEHOLDERS. THANK YOU . >>THANK YOU, TROY? >>TROY YOU WILL BE FOLLOWED BY LEAH MESSICK, SCOTT MIDDLETON AND THEN DOUBLEÃ>>THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER BRIAN AND I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A VOICE, I REPRESENT A COMPANY CALLED WILL STILL WHERE THE MANUFACTURER OF HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING APPLIANCES, FIREPLACES AND BARBECUES, THIS BAN WOULD AFFECT ALL THREE. THE OTHER THING THAT I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT CULTURALLY WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HERE IS NOT BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE HEAT RELIABLE AND COST- EFFECTIVE HEAT FOR HOMES, ESPECIALLY IN BOTH MIDDLE AND LOW INCOME LEVELS THE CULTURE SIMPLY HAVING A FIREPLACE, SOME PLACE TO HANG YOUR STOCKING ON, NO ONE WANTS TO ROB A FAMILY OF THAT TYPE OF A MEMORY IN THE FUTURE OR BARBECUES OUTSIDE, HOW MANY TIMES DO WE CONGREGATE OUTSIDE WITH THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF THIS BAN WOULD AFFECT ALL OF THOSE THINGS AND I DON’T THINK IT’S BEING CONSIDERED AND WHICH IS WHY WOULD ABSOLUTELY SUPPORT HAVING A STAKEHOLDER SESSION WHERE WE COULD DO SOME REASONABLE STUDIES HERE. WE CURRENTLY REPRESENT ABOUT 180 SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE PUGET SOUND AREA THROUGH ALL PHASES OF OUR BUSINESS AND THIS WOULD AFFECT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE BUSINESSES AND THEIR FAMILIES. SO, I OPPOSE THIS AND I SURE HOPE YOU WILL CONSIDER TAKING A STEP BACK AND LOOKING AT THIS THROUGH REALISTIC EYES. THANK YOU EXPECT THANK YOU, TROY EXPECT LEAH? >>. >>GOOD AFTERNOON MY NAME IS LEAH MESSICK AND I’M WITH CLIMATE SOLUTIONS. I’M HERE TO SPEAK ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF ELECTRIC BUILDINGS AND IN SUPPORT OF TO ORDINANCE BEFORE US THAT WILL LET US SEE MORE OF THEM. HERE IN SEATTLE WE HAVE ACCESS TO AMPLE ELECTRICITY HOWEVER, BUILDINGS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OVER ONE THIRD OF OUR MISSIONS AND OF THAT AMOUNT OIL AND GAS ACCOUNT FOR A WHOPPING 78%. SUPPORTING THIS TRANSITION TO ALL ELECTRIC BUILDINGS ADDRESSES BOTH THE NEED TO SUBSTANTIALLY CUT POLLUTION AND IMPROVE HEALTH AND SAFETY. EATING OIL IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE IN IN SEATTLE ABOUT A QUART OF OIL TANKS ARE LEAKING AND HEATING OIL IS ALSO EXPENSIVE. AFTER SWITCHING TO ELECTRICITY PEOPLE WILL HAVE A FISHING CLEAN EATING AT A MUCH MORE STABLE AND LOWER COST AND WILL ALSO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ENERGY ASSISTANCE. WE ARE EXCITED THE CITY WILL BE FULLY FUNDING THE TRANSITION FOR PEOPLE WHO MEET INCOME QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDING RENTERS. JUST AS HEATING OIL IS EXPENSIVE GAS IS A VERY UNSTABLE MARKET WITH FRUSTRATING PRICES AND IS ALSO CURRENTLY SUBSIDIZED. WE SHOULD RELY ON OUR OWN LOCAL CLEAN ENERGY SOURCES. GAS IS ALSO INCREDIBLY UNHEALTHY AND UNSAFE AND BURNING GAS INDOORS PRODUCES PARTICULATE MATTER, NITROUS úOX FORMALDEHYDE WHICH IS DANGEROUS TO OUR HEALTH. GAS PIPELINES ARE KNOWN TO EXPLODE JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO A PIPELINE EXPLODED RIGHT BY MY HOMETOWN KILLING SOMEBODY AND DAMAGING HOMES AND BURNING OVER 30 ACRES OF LAND. HAPPILY WE CAN AVOID THESE PROBLEMS BY MOVING TO HEALTHY CLEAN ALL ELECTRIC THINGS WHICH ARE NOT ONLY IN OUR REACH BUT HERE NOW LET’S ALSO HELP THOSE WITH THE MOST POLLUTING HOMES MAKE THE TRANSITION JUST LIKE THE OIL HEATING ORDINANCE DOES. THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY. THANK YOU . >>THANK YOU, LEAH. >>SCOTT MIDDLETON? THEN KELLY IS THERE ANOTHER SIGN IN SHEET? >>WHEN SCOTT STARTS CAN YOU GRAB THAT . >>GOOD AFTERNOON CHAIRMAN O’BRIEN FOR THE RECORD MY NAME IS SCOTT MIDDLETON AND I’M GENERAL COUNSEL AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS DIRECTOR FOR THE MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN WASHINGTON. WE REPRESENT APPROXIMATELY 100 SIGNATORY MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS WHO EMPLOY APPROXIMATELY 5000 UNION PLUMBERS AND PIPEFITTERS IN THE WESTERN WASHINGTON AREA INCLUDING RIGHT HERE IN SEATTLE. OUR CONTRACTORS ARE ENGAGED IN PLUMBING AND PIPEFITTING AND HVAC WORK MERRILY ON COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS. WE OPPOSE THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE THAT WOULD PROHIBIT NATURAL GAS PIPING SYSTEMS IN NEW BUILDINGS FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS, PRIMARILY IT WOULD LIMIT BUILDING SYSTEMS OPTIONS, PARTICULARLY FOR HOSPITALS LABS AND OTHER COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, IT WOULD PUSH HIGH COST ONTO THE CONSUMER AND IN FACT ONE OF THE MEMBERS PROJECTS THAT THIS WOULD INCREASE CONSUMER COST THE TWO-POINT SIX TIMES PER UNIT OF HEAT FOR AN ALL ELECTRIC BUILDING. THE BUILDING THAT WOULD BE LIMITED BY SEATTLE CITY LIGHT’S LACK OF POWER SUPPLY INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT THE ADDED LOAD THAT WOULD COME FROM ALL ELECTRIC BUILDINGS. WE DO SUPPORT THE FORMATION OF A BROAD STAKEHOLDER GROUP TO ENGAGE IN A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY AND REPORT TO THE COUNCIL IS OUR BUILDING TRADES PARTNERS AT THE UA HAVE PROPOSED. WE WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS GROUP. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND ATTENTION TO THIS MATTER . >>THANK YOU, SCOTT . >>OF BRITNEY, YOU WILL BE FOLLOWED BY DAVE GOERING AND THEN AMY AND DOUG McDONALD, AND THEN ELEANOR BASCH IN HIS LAST . >>GOOD AFTERNOON COUNCILMEMBER, MY NAME IS BRITTANY AND I’M HERE ON BEHALF OF THE SIERRA CLUB. I’M HERE TO REITERATE OUR SUPPORT FOR THE PRO-CLIMATE OIL AND NATURAL GAS POLICIES AND DISCUSS TODAY. THE SCIENCE THAT WE ARE LED BY IS UNEQUIVOCAL. WE NEED TO GET FOSSIL FUELS OUT OF OUR BUILDINGS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID THE WORST IMPACT OF TIME IT CHANGE. BUILDINGS ARE THE FASTEST GROWING SOURCE OF CLIMATE POLLUTION IN WASHINGTON STATE AND MORE THAN 50% SINCE 1990. HOMES AND BUSINESSES IN WASHINGTON NOW CONSUMED TWICE AS MUCH FRAT GAS AS ALL OF THE STATES POWER PLANTS. THIS GAS POLLUTES TO THE POINT OF EXTRACTION, IT POLLUTES DURING TRANSIT AND IT POLLUTES BOTH INDOOR AND OUTDOOR AIR WHEN USED, THE ONLY RESPONSE THAT MAKES SENSE TO PRESERVE THE FUTURE FOR OUR FAMILIES FUTURES, MY CHILD’S FUTURE IS TO STOP DIGGING THE HOLE DEEPER AND STOP INVITING FOSSIL FUELS INTO OUR HOMES. WITH SOME OF THE CHEAPEST AND CLEANEST ENERGY IN THE NATION, WASHINGTON STATE IS IDEALLY PLACED TO BE A NATIONAL CLIMATE LEADER BY MOVING AWAY FROM DANGEROUS UNHEALTHY AND UNJUSTLY SUBSIDIZED NATURAL GAS INTO ELECTRIC APPLIANCES AND HEATING. >>TO QUOTE AN ARTICLE FROM THE NEW SITE, GENERATIONS FROM NOW PEOPLE WILL REACT TO THE IDEA THAT PIPING GAS INTO HOUSES THE SAME WAY WE THINK OF BURNING COAL IN THE FIREPLACE, AS A RELIC OF A LESS ADVANCED AND SET FILLED TIME. THANK YOU . >>THANK YOU, BRITNEY . >>DAVE? >>MY NAME IS DAVE AND I’M THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIAL COUNSEL OF SEATTLE. WE DIDN’T HAVE A CHANCE TO MEET WHILE THIS IS PENDING BUT ONE OF OUR LEADING MEMBERS, NUCOR STEEL SUBMITTED AN OUTSTANDING LETTER TO THE COUNCIL YESTERDAY EXPRESSING CONCERNS ABOUT THE TWO MEASURES. WE WOULD ALSO SUPPORT THE GO SLOW APPROACH, BUT WE REALLY DO APPRECIATE WHY YOU ARE BRINGING THIS FORWARD, COUNCILMEMBER AND YOU KNOW, LAST MONTH YOU DID SOME REALLY THOUGHTFUL WORK ON COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING FOR INDUSTRIAL LANDS AND WE THINK THAT KIND OF APPROACH ON THIS ú SENSE THAN THE CURRENT ONE. IF THIS IS THE LAST TIME WE GET TO TALK TO BEFORE YOU GO OFF TO THE NEXT CHAPTER OF YOUR LIFE THE BEST OF LUCK TO YOU, WE DIDN’T ALWAYS AGREE ON THINGS BUT WE AGREED ON A LOT MORE THINGS AND PEOPLE THOUGHT AND I NEVER QUESTIONED YOUR COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY SO THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS ISSUE UP AND I THINK YOU’VE TRIGGERED A GREAT DISCUSSION THAT NEEDS TO CONTINUE. THANK YOU . >>THANK YOU, DAVE. AMY? >>GOOD AFTERNOON AND MY NAME IS AMY WILLIS AND EMMA POLICY ASSOCIATE WITH THE NORTHWEST ENERGY COALITION WE ARE A PUBLIC INTEREST NONPROFIT WORKING ON ENERGY AND TO ADVANCE THE MISSION OF CLEAN AND AFFORDABLE ENERGY. TO THE OIL AND HEATING ORDINANCE I JUST WANT TO OFFER OUR STRONG SUPPORT FOR THIS CONSIDERED APPROACH FOR REDUCING EMISSIONS FROM RESIDENTIAL BUILDING SECTOR AND IN ADDITION TO REDUCING POLLUTION, CONVERTING ELECTRIC HEAT PUMPS TO LOWER ENERGY BILLS AND IMPROVE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE HOMES. THIS CENTERS LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS AND HELPS THEM TRANSITION TO CLEANER ENERGY. THEY SET ASIDE FUNDS FOR NEEDED OF PRESCIENCE AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO ENGAGING AS THE TIME IS IMPLEMENTED AND WE CAN WEAVE ALL OF THE DIFFERENT WEATHERIZATION AND FUNDS TOGETHER TO MAKE HOMES HAVE THE MOST COMFORTABLE AND EFFICIENT HOMES AS POSSIBLE. ON THE GAS HOOKUPS ORDINANCE I APPRECIATE COUNCILMEMBER O’BRIEN AND THE COMMUNITY THAT WILL BE AFFECTED BY CLIMATE CHANGE BRINGING THE ORDINANCE TO ORDER AS PART OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL. IT STARTED A VERY USEFUL AND NEEDED DISCUSSION ABOUT THE NATURAL GAS IN OUR BUILDINGS AND HOW WE CAN REDUCE OMISSIONS IN THE BUILDING SECTOR I JUST WANT TO OFFER UP THE NORTHWEST ENERGY COALITION WE HAVE A MEMBER-BASED ORGANIZATION AND WERE FAMILIAR WITH THE ELECTRIC SYSTEM ENERGY SYSTEM AND HOW BUILDINGS CAN AND SHOULD OPERATE AND AS THE COUNCIL CONSIDERS THE TECHNOLOGY, COST, TIMING AND HEALTH ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH THE ORDINANCE WERE HAPPY TO PROVIDE YOUR SYSTEMS. THANK YOU . >>THANK YOU, AMY, DOUG? >>>>I’M DOUG McDONALD AND I’M SURE YOU WOULD’VE BEEN DISAPPOINTED IF NO ONE HAD COME TODAY TO TALK ABOUT THE SIDEWALK CAFCPROPOSAL SO I JUST MAKE A COUPLE POINTS. FIRST OF ALL THERE’S NOBODY I KNOW WHO IS AGAINST SIDEWALK CAFC AND SECONDLY WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SLIDESHOW THAT SDOT IS BRINGING TODAY, YOU WILL SEE SOMETHING INTERESTING, THE GOALS OF THE PROGRAM. THE LAST OF THE GOALS IS TO MAKE IT BETTER FOR SIDEWALK BUSINESSES IN THE NEXT OF THE LAST OF THE GOALS IS TO MAKE THE COMMUNITY MORE VIBRANT AND THE FIRST IS TO MAKE SIDEWALKS MORE SAFE AND ACCESSIBLE. I DON’T THINK IT HAS MUCH TO DO WITH THE FIRST OF THE GOALS BUT I’M STILL FOR SIDEWALK CAFC, THERE ARE THREE THINGS I THINK I WISH HAD MORE ATTENTION AND ONE IS THAT THE RIGHTS OF THE SIDEWALK CAFCOWNERS ARE NOT VESTED AND SO LOTS OF LEGACY INSTALLATIONS DON’T MATCH THE OPERATIONS THE SI HAS FOR NEW INSTALLATIONS AND YET IT SEEMS TO BE, WITH SOME EXCEPTION, KIND OF A GRANDFATHERING PRINCIPLE THAT IF YOU’VE GOT IT YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE IT AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE MAKING A LOT OF MONEY AND I WISH THERE WERE MORE ATTENTION TO THE QUESTION GIVEN HOW STRAPPED WE ARE FOR REVENUE IF WE COULD ASK WHETHER THE FEE IS GETTING FOR US WHAT WE NEED AND ARE ENTITLED TO FOR THE FACT THAT THE SIDEWALKS ARE GONNA BE USED AS RESTAURANTS AND BARS. AND IF SOMETHING ISN’T WORKING, THE ONLY ENFORCEMENT, THERE IS AN ENFORCEMENT MECHANISM TRIGGERED BY WHAT IS CALLED COMPLAINT BASED ENFORCEMENT AND TO DO THAT THING COMPLAINT BASED ENFORCEMENT IN AROUND THE VARIOUS IN SEATTLE TO MAKE THE CITY AS LITTLE AS WE WOULD LIKE. THANK YOU . >>THANK YOU, ELEANOR ? >>ELEANOR YOU ARE THE LAST ONE WHO SIGNED UP, GO AHEAD. IF THERE IS ANYONE ELSE IN THE AUDIENCE WHO WOULD LIKE TO MAKE PUBLIC COMMENTS WHO DIDN’T SIGN UP, JUST TO ABIDE ELEANOR AND I WILL KEEP PUBLIC COMMON OPEN FOR A FEW MORE MOMENTS. >>GOOD AFTERNOON I’M ELEANOR BASCH AND I’M THE CLIMATE AND CLEAN ENERGY POLICY MANAGER AT THE WASHINGTON ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL. THE WASHINGTON ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION THAT IS WORK FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS FOR PROGRESSIVE CHANGE. I AM PLEASED TO COMMENT AGAIN TODAY IN SUPPORT OF THE HEATING OIL LEGISLATION. THIS POLICY REPRESENTS A TARGETED PROACTIVE APPROACH TO REDUCING FOSSIL FUEL USE IN THE RESIDENTIAL >>THAT ANTICIPATES AND INTEGRATES CHALLENGES TO LOW INCOME FOLK IN A CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION. WE HOPE THIS WILL BE A MODEL EFFORT FOR OTHER PLACES IN SECTORS. WE ALSO LOOK FORWARD TO ENGAGING WITH THE COUNCIL ON HEALTHY HOMES AND HEALTHY BUILDINGS AND OTHER PLANS TO MANAGE THE CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION UNDER GREEN NEW DEAL. CHANGE IS HARD CLIMATE CHANGE IS HARD AND I BELIEVE THAT BY PUTTING TOWARDS THIS PROPOSAL AND A LISTENING INTEREST IN PARTICIPATION AT THIS HEARING YOUR BEGINNING THE PROCESS TOWARDS COMING UP WITH A PLAN THAT WILL WORK TO PUT NATURAL GAS IN OUR HOMES AND BUILDINGS AND I HOPE THAT EVERYONE ATTENDED TODAY WILL SHARE THE SAME COMMITMENT GOING FORWARD TO THE PROCESS. I DON’T SEE ANYONE ELSE STEPPING FORWARD SO I WILL CLOSE PUBLIC COMMENT. I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING OUT TODAY, I REALLY APPRECIATE THE INPUT. I HEAR THE CONCERNS THAT MY ORIGINAL INTENT WAS TO VOTE ON THE LEGISLATION TODAY, I AM NOT GOING TO DO THAT TODAY. YOU ARE RIGHT, I NEED TO GET MORE INPUT AND HEAR MORE FEEDBACK FROM FOLK. I WANT TO NAME SOME GROUPS I HEARD AND INVITE SOME FOLKS TO REACH OUT TO ME AND OBVIOUSLY I’M WELL AWARE OF PUGET SOUND ENERGY AND THE WORK THEY DO AND I HAVE CONTACT WITH PUGET SOUND ENERGY AND HAVE HAD CONVERSATIONS AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT. I HAVE HAD CONTACTS WITH THE REPRESENTATIVE WORKFORCE, SPECIFICALLY THE PLUMBERS AND PIPEFITTERS AND SO, I HAVE CHANNELS TO REACH LABORERS AND PIPEFITTERS AND OTHER FOLKS IN THE TRADE, SO I WILL REACH OUT TO THOSE FOLK. WE HEARD FROM A LOT OF FOLK IN VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE APPLIANCE RETAIL INDUSTRY RETAIL DISTRIBUTION AND MANUFACTURING AND I KNOW A BUNCH OF YOU EITHER LEFT PHONE NUMBERS OR EMAIL SO, WE CAN REACH OUT TO YOU. I HAVE THE SENSE THAT THERE IS AN INDUSTRY ORGANIZATION OR TWO THAT MAY REPRESENT YOU ALL IF SOMEONE WOULDN’T MIND COMING UP TO KELLY AS WE JUMP IN TO SHARE THAT, WE WILL TRY TO REACH OUT TO EVERYONE BUT IF THERE’S A CENTRAL POINT OF CONTACT I WOULD LIKE TO SPECIFICALLY — I KNOW DAN AT SUTTER HEARTH AND HOME, THANK YOU, GOT IT. BUT, LET ME KNOW WHO THE MAIN POINT OF CONTACT IS. I DO WANT TO HEAR FROM FOLKS AND I’M OPEN TO BRINGING 40 OF YOU TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT IT OR IF THERE’S A COUPLE REPS THAT LEANNE PRESENTED A PROPOSAL FOR A STAKEHOLDER PROCESS AND I HAVEN’T HAD A CHANCE TO REVIEW THAT BUT I WILL LOOK AT IT AND IT WILL PROBABLY NOT MAKE SENSE SO WE’RE LOOKING FOR REPRESENTATIVES BUT THIS WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND I’M MAY REACH OUT TO GIVE EVERYBODY AN OPPORTUNITY TO INDIVIDUALLY SPEAK IN NARROW IT DOWN TO APPROPRIATE REPRESENTATIVES. I DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE, BUT WE WILL PROCEED FROM THERE. I THINK YOU ALL KNOW HOW TO REACH ME SO, IF IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO FOLK’S HAVEN’T HEARD OR YOUR NETWORK HASN’T HEARD BECAUSE I’VE MISSED SOMEONE I INVITE YOU TO REACH OUT TO ME FOR THOSE CONVERSATIONS. WE WILL TALK ABOUT THIS MORE BUT SOME OF YOU MAY NOT STICK AROUND FOR MULTIPLE HOURS OF THE COMMITTEE MEETING BUT I WANTED TO SPEAK TO IT BRIEFLY WHILE WE WERE HERE BUT THE PRINCIPLES AROUND THE GREEN NEW DEAL, AS I ENVISIONED THEM ARE A COUPLE POINTS THAT ARE REALLY CLEAR-CUT ONE IS THE CLIMATE THREAT THAT WE ARE FACING ISRAEL AND ITS IMMINENT AND I WISH WE HAD 20 OR 30 YEARS TO FIGURE THIS OUT AND I WISH WE STARTED IN EARNEST IN CONVERSATIONS LIKE THIS 20 OR 30 YEARS AGO, BUT I DON’T GET TO CHANGE THE SCIENCE AND I FEAR THAT BECAUSE EVERY YEAR IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, EVERY TIME WE GET NEW DATA POINTS IT’S WORSE THAN WE THINK THAT THE TREND WILL CONTINUE. SO THERE IS A SENSE OF URGENCY AROUND THAT. BUT, ANOTHER KEY PRINCIPLE OF A GREEN NEW DEAL, A CRITICAL PIECE IS A TRANSITION AWAY FROM FOSSIL FUELS CAN’T BE DISPROPORTIONATELY ON THE BACKS OF PEOPLE ON THE FRONT LINE, WHETHER THOSE ARE WORKERS OR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS OR FOLKS TO RELY ON FOSSIL FUELS FOR HEAT AND TRANSPORTATION, SO, HEARING FROM ALL OF YOU I KNOW IT’S A BIG LIFT AND SOMEONE DID A LOT OF ORGANIZING TO GET SO MANY FOLKS OUT TODAY AND YOU’RE MOTIVATED BECAUSE IT’S AN IMPACT HONORING THAT COMMITMENT TO HEAR FROM YOU ALL ABOUT HOW WE CAN MEET FROM THE TRANSITION AND THE CLIMATE GOALS AND IT’S NOT GONNA BE EASY THERE WILL BE IMPACT BUT IT’S ALSO ABSOLUTELY FAIR OF YOU TO ASK AND SAY WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU YOU UNDERSTAND HOW THIS WILL IMPACT OUR BUSINESS AND HOW I WILL CRAFT LEGISLATION THAT MINIMIZES THE IMPACTS AND FINES ALTERNATIVES WERE POSSIBLE. THANKS AGAIN FOR BEING HERE, FOR ENGAGING WITH ME AND THERE IS MORE TO COME ON THAT. >>I AM GOING TO MOVE ON TO APPROVING THE AGENDA. I WILL WALK THROUGH IT BRIEFLY. WE HAVE A NUMBER OF APPOINTMENTS TODAY THAT WE WILL CONSIDER TWO SCHOOLS, TRAFFIC COMMITTEES AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES, APPOINTMENT TO THE SUITE IN BEVERAGE TAX ADVISORY BOARD AND WE WILL THEN CONSIDER AGENDA ITEM NUMBER FIVE, NATURAL GAS WITH A BRIEF DISCUSSION ON THAT BUT AS I MENTIONED PROBABLY MORE TO REITERATE WHAT’S IN THE LEGISLATION TODAY AND ANYMORE THOUGHTS ABOUT NEXT STEPS BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE FOLKS KNOW WE WILL NOT BE VOTING ON THAT TODAY. NEXT WE TAKE UP AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO HOME HEATING OIL AND WE DO HAVE AMENDMENTS TO CONSIDER TODAY AND POSSIBLY VOTE ON THOSE, THAT WOULD BE MY HOPE, TO GET IT OUT OF COMMITTEE BUT WE WILL SEE HOW THE DISCUSSION GOES. >>WE WILL HEAR ABOUT AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO SIDEWALK CAFC WITH ONE PUBLIC COMMENT ON THAT, WE HAVE ONE STREET ORDINANCE AND A PRESENTATION ON THE INTELLIGENCE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM THAT WE HAD ONE COMMENT ON THAT AND THE ORDINANCE WITH THE TRAFFIC CODE AND AN ORDINANCE TO CITY STREETS BY CHANGING THE NAME’S IN NORTHWEST LOCKS PLACED TO A SMALL SECTION OF STREET IN BALLARD. I WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE TO SECONDLY, APPROVE THE AGENDAS OF THE AGENDA IS NOW APPROVED, WHERE WE TOOK THINGS A LITTLE OUT OF ORDER BECAUSE WE DID PUBLIC COMMENT BUT NOW WE WILL MOVE ON TO THE FIRST ITEM OF BUSINESS AND WE WILL HAND THIS OVER TO READ THE FIRST APPOINTMENT IN . >>APPOINTMENT 01417, APPOINTMENT OF CHARLIE SIMPSON AS A MEMBER TO SEATTLE SCHOOL TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE FOR A TERM TO MARCH 31 THROUGH 2022 . >>WELCOME. >>WHEN YOU ARE SETTLED WE WILL HAVE INTRODUCTIONS . >>NAME OJUS NAME FOR NOW . >>CHARLIE SIMPSON >>THIS MAKES WALKING AND BIKING TO SCHOOL SAFER. THE VOLUNTEER BOARD OF 11 MEMBERS ARE CREATED BY SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL IN 1975, ONE OF THE FIRST COMMITTEES OF ITS TYPE IN THE NATION. IT WORKS TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC SAFETY FOR ALL SCHOOLCHILDREN IN SEATTLE. THE COMMITTEE ADVISES THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL WITH RESPECT TO SCHOOL TRAFFIC SAFETY INCLUDING ADULT CROSSING GUARD LOCATIONS, SCHOOL TRAFFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS, SCHOOL SAFETY PATROLS, BICYCLE FACILITIES AND TRAFFIC SAFETY EDUCATION . >>I’M PLEASED TO PRESENT CHARLIE FOR CONSIDERATION FOR AN APPOINTMENT TO THE COMMITTEE . >>SO YOU MUST HAVE SOME INTEREST IN KEEPING KIDS ANOTHER SAFE IN OUR ENVIRONMENT ? >>ABSOLUTELY . >>YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE . >>TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHY IT INTERESTS YOU . >>MY NAME IS CHARLIE SIMPSON AND AS I SAID, I’M CURRENTLY A PLANNER AT ALL TO PLANNING AND DESIGN, AND URBAN PLANNING, PARTICULARLY ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING FIRM AND MY PASSION IS SAFE STREETS. I BELIEVE EVERY KID, PARTICULARLY, CHILDREN ARE SOME OF OUR MOST VULNERABLE USERS OF OUR STREET AND I THINK EVERY KID SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET TO AND FROM SCHOOL SAFELY WITHOUT GETTING INSIDE OF A VEHICLE OR WHETHER IT IS WALKING, BIKING OR ROLLING. >>GREAT . >>AND, I AM FAMILIAR WITH ALL TO AND YOU GUYS DO GREAT WORK AND I’M PLEASED TO HAVE THE CITY PARTNER WITH YOU ON MULTIPLE PRODUCTS. TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR WORK THAT OVERLAPS WITH THIS . >>YEAH, SO, I JUST, I HAVE BEEN WITH ALTAR JUST AROUND FOUR MONTHS OR SO AND I’M CURRENTLY A SECOND YEAR MASTERS OF URBAN PLANNING STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON I’VE BEEN INVOLVED WITH A NUMBER OF THOSE PROJECTS AND I BELIEVE STRONGLY IN THE SAFE CHOOL PROGRAM THAT THE CITY SEATTLE HAS AND HOPE THAT MY POSITION ON THE COMMITTEE CAN HELP PUSH THAT AGENDA FORWARD AND THEN INITIATIVE FORWARD SO WE CAN GET SAFER STREETS FOR KIDS AND I AGREE WITH YOUR VISION OF MAKING THE CITY SAFE FOR ALL USERS AND STARTING WITH THE MOST VULNERABLE USERS, I’M SURE OF THE COMMITMENT TO ELIMINATE ALL SERIOUS INJURIES AND FATALITIES IN THE TRANSPORTATION SECTOR AND IT’S BEEN A ROUGH YEAR FRANKLY DESPITE SEATTLE MAKING GOOD INVESTMENTS, THE DATA SHOWS THAT WE’VE SEEN MORE FATALITIES AND MORE SERIOUS INJURIES AND WE SEEN IN A WHILE AND SO, WHILE I THINK SEATTLE THE DATA SHOWS IS ONE OF THE SAFEST CITIES FOR PEDESTRIANS NOT JUST FOR THE UNITED STATES BUT FRANKLY IN THE WORLD, WERE STILL NOT AS SAFE AS WE WANT TO BE AND WE HAVE WORK TO DO THERE. THE SAFETY BOARD, THE SCHOOL TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HAS BEEN A GREAT ADVOCATE OVER TIME FOR SOME OF THE INVESTMENTS ME WILL MAKE AND IT’S COMPLEX BECAUSE WE WORK IN THE SPACE BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WHICH IS A DIFFERENT ENTITY AND SO THERE’S ALSO BEEN LONGTIME GOOD PARTNERSHIP THERE. I WILL TELL YOU THAT WE ARE ABOUT TO START OUR BUDGET PROJECT AND I’M INTERESTED IN FINDING WAYS AND FOR BROADER VISION ZERO SET OF INVESTMENTS AND FOR THE SCHOOL SAFETY WHICH I CONSIDER A PIECE OF VISION ZERO WORK. DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS FOR ME? BEFORE YOU GO FORWARD? >>I DO NOT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH . >>I MOVE FOR AGENDA ITEM NUMBER ONE THIS IS AWKWARD FOR ME AS THE ONLY ONE IN THE MEETING, I GET TO SECOND IT ALSO AND VOTE YES, I WANT TO ASK FOR NOSE BECAUSE THAT IS OBVIOUS, IT WILL MOVED TO THE FULL COUNCIL ON THE 23rd FOR APPROVAL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SERVE AND I JUST URGE YOU THAT AS YOU GET INTO THE WORK THE COUNCIL, MYSELF FOR THE NEXT FEW MONTHS REALLY RELIES ON THE EXPERTISE THAT YOU AND OTHERS BRING WHEN YOU SERVED ON THE COMMITTEE AND I JUST URGE YOU TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD WHEN YOU SEE THAT WE ARE NOT MOVING FAST ENOUGH OR NEED TO GO IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION OR YOUR FOLLOWING A POLICY THAT YOU THINK IS MISGUIDED FROM THE EXPERTISE THAT YOU HAVE, SO WE INVITE THAT FEEDBACK . >>THANK YOU SO MUCH . >>KELLY, WOULD YOU LIKE TO READ THE NEXT TWO IN? >>APPOINTMENT 01419 THE REAPPOINTMENT OF NICK PARANJPYE TO THE LEVY TO MOVE SEATTLE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE FOR A TERM THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2023 AND APPOINTMENT 01418, REAPPOINTMENT OF INGA MANSKOPF AS A MEMBER TO THE LEVY TO MOVE SEATTLE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE FOR A TERM TO DECEMBER 31, 2023 . >>GREAT, WHEN WE START WITH INTRODUCTION . >>I’M BRIAN SPERRY, THE PROGRAM MANAGER IN SEATTLE AT SDOT AND I’M HERE TODAY REPRESENTING RACHEL McCAFFREY WHO IS OUT SICK. >>I WAS GOING TO SAY YOU DON’T LOOK LIKE RACHEL EXPECT SHE HAS LONGER HAIR. >>ANYWAYS, TODAY WE ARE PRESENTING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF INGA MANSKOPF AND NICK PARANJPYE TO THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. >>THE REAPPOINTMENTS ARE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO CHECK BACK INTO MAKE SURE THAT BOTH OF THEM WERE INTERESTED IN AND THEY’RE NOT BEING BROUGHT FORWARD AGAINST THEIR WILL AND OBVIOUSLY IT’S ALSO A CHANCE FOR THE COUNCIL OR THE MAYOR TO RECONSIDER IF IT’S AN APPROPRIATE FIT THE FACT THAT THEY WERE HERE ENJOYED WORKING WITH THEM AND APPRECIATE THEIR COMMITMENT TO WHAT’S BEEN FRANKLY THE LAST COUPLE YEARS QUITE A HEAVY LIFT WITH A LOT OF WORK DONE ON THE COMMITTEE BUT ANYTHING ELSE WE SHOULD KNOW BEFORE WE MOVE FORWARD. I WILL MOVE BOTH OF THESE ITEMS FOR NICK PARANJPYE AND INGA MANSKOPF AND I WILL SECOND THAT AND THEY WILL COME OUT OF COMMITTEE WITH A VOTE OF YES AND BE AT THE FULL COUNCIL ON MONDAY . >>THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK . >>THANKS A LOT. IT’S GOOD TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER FOUR >>APPOINTMENT 01420 REAPPOINTMENT OF CHRISTINA WONG AS IT THE MEMBER OF THE SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD FOR A TERM TO AUGUST 31, 2023 . >>WILL START WITH INTRODUCTION EXPECT MY NAME IS BRIDGET IGOE AND I AM FROM THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENT AND I AM ON THE SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD AND WE REVIEW THE ROLE AND WE WILL TALK ABOUT CHRISTINA WONG AND HER REAPPOINTMENT. THIS WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE SAME ORDINANCE THAT CREATED THE BEVERAGE TAX AND THE ROLE OF THE BOARD IS TO DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL ON PROGRAMS AND SERVICES TO SUPPORT THE BEVERAGE TAX REVENUE AND THAT ALIGN WITH THE ORDINANCE. SO, THE ORDINANCE STATES THAT REVENUE SHALL BE USED FOR HEALTHY FOOD ACCESS PROGRAMS AND PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THAT IMPROVE CHILD HEALTH DEVELOPMENT AND READINESS FOR SCHOOL. ADDITIONALLY, THE PRIMARY INTENT OF THE ORDINANCE IS TO BENEFIT COMMUNITIES THAT EXPERIENCED THE GREATEST HEALTH AND EDUCATION IN EQUITIES. SO TODAY I’M HERE ARE THE REAPPOINTMENT HEARING FOR CHRISTINA WONG FOR POSITION NUMBER SIX, A PUBLIC HEALTH SEE. CHRISTINA HAS SERVED SINCE IT WAS FIRST CONVENED AND WAS VOTED TO SERVE AS ONE OF THE FIRST COCHAIRS. SHE IS A PUBLIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY DIRECTOR FOR NORTHWEST HARBOR NONPROFIT FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTOR THAT OPERATES A STATEWIDE. IN HER ROLE SHE PROVIDES INFORMATION AND UPDATES ON FOOD AND NUTRITION ISSUES AND EDUCATE STATE AND FEDERAL LAWMAKERS ABOUT THE NEEDS OF FOOD BANK CLIENTS IN ORDER TO STRENGTHEN AND RESTORE PUBLIC SAFETY SERVE WORKING WITH SURVIVORS OF INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE, COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CHILD WELFARE. HE STUDIED SOCIAL WORK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO AND IS A GRADUATE OF THE UW SCHOOL OF LAW. >>CHRISTINA WONG HAS BEEN AMAZING TO WORK WITH AND I REALLY APPRECIATE HER EXPERTISE AND I’VE DONE A LOT OF WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD AND THERE WAS A LOT OF WORK AND INFORMATION COMING IN AND THE EXPERTISE IS BEEN GREAT AND I’M EXCITED THAT CHRISTINE IS WILLING TO SERVE ANOTHER TERM AND I’M EXCITED TO APPOINT HER . >>THANK YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE, YOU HAVE A BUSY SCHEDULE BUT I WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE AGENDA ITEM NUMBER FOUR, APPOINTMENT 1420 I WILL SECOND AND VOTE YES ON THAT. SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK AND THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE BOARD. >>ALL RIGHT, AGENDA ITEM NUMBER FIVE . >>COUNSEL BILL 119640 AND ORDINANCE RELATING TO PROHIBITING NATURAL GAS PIPING SYSTEMS INTO NEW BUILDINGS ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 22.940 TO THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE . >>GREAT, LET’S START WITH INTRODUCTIONS, YOLANDA . >>YOLANDA COUNSEL CENTRAL STAFF . >>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE TODAY, I’VE HEARD A LOT OF PUBLIC COMMENT THIS MORNING AND I WILL JUST REPEAT BRIEFLY FOR FOLKS WHO ARE JUST CHIMING IN AND MISSED EARLIER COMMENTS BUT ORIGINALLY, I HOPE TO BE VOTING ON LEGISLATION TODAY THAT WE ARE NOT DOING THAT TODAY. WE’VE HEARD A LOT OF FEEDBACK FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO WILL BE IMPACTED BY THE LEGISLATION AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE TO TAKE THE TIME TO HAVE MEANINGFUL CONVERSATION WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS SO THAT THEY UNDERSTAND THE CONCERNS AND HOW DO WE MOVE FORWARD MEETING A MIX OF GOALS WE ARE TRYING TO ACHIEVE. AND THEN, BUILD A PIECE OF LEGISLATION AROUND THE. I DON’T WANT TO PRETEND THAT THIS WILL NOT BE CONTROVERSIAL BUT THERE IS MORE WORK TO BE DONE TO GET TO A PLACE WHERE BASICALLY I CAN BE BETTER INFORMED WITH SOME OF THE CHALLENGES AND ALSO, HOPEFULLY ADDRESS SOME OF THE COMMITTEE CONCERNS, RECOGNIZING THAT THE CHALLENGES AROUND CLIMATE CHANGE WILL FORCE BUSINESSES WE MAKE TRANSITIONS ON HOW TO DO THAT AND ADJUST IN A MEANINGFUL WAY. THERE IS A HANDFUL OF NEW POINTS THAT YOU MADE SO COULD YOU WALK THROUGH SOME OF THE OVERARCHING STUFF AND MORE SPECIFICALLY, SOME OF THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WE’VE GAINED IN THE LAST WEEK OR SO? >>YES, SO, MY MEMO KIND OF STARTED OUT WITH SOME OF THE BACKGROUND INFORMATION THAT WE DISCUSSED IN TERMS OF SINGLE- FAMILY HOMES AND OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR SOURCE OF ELECTRIC HEAT AND TRENDS AND POTENTIALLY MORE HOMES BEING BUILT WITH ELECTRIC HEAT OVER TIME. I JUST WANTED TO WRITE EVERYONE WITH THAT DATA AND UNDERSTANDING ALSO WHERE THE BUILDING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ARE COMING FROM TO AS BEFORE STATING THAT 71% OF BUILDING OMISSIONS FROM GREENHOUSE GAS ARE FROM NATURAL GAS FROM BUILDINGS AND ALSO IN EXHIBIT 3 AND IN THE MEMO THAT SHOWED 14% OF GAS EMISSIONS ARE PRODUCED BY STEAM WHICH IS KIND OF THE INDIRECT SOURCE SO NATURAL GAS IS INVOLVED BECAUSE IT’S A DISTRICT ENERGY SYSTEM, BUT THAT THERE IS STILL NATURAL GAS INVOLVED BUT THEY ARE MORE EFFICIENT SYSTEMS VERSUS EACH BUILDING HAVING ITS OWN BOILER, BUT THERE IS STILL GREENHOUSE AS EMISSIONS INVOLVED IN THOSE TYPES OF SYSTEMS, SO JUST KIND OF CONSIDERING THE WORLD OF NATURAL GAS IN THOSE SYSTEMS AS WELL . >>SO ON THE STEAM, IF WE ARE TALKING ABOUT BUT IT’S NOT CALLED SEATTLE STEAM BUT I’M BLANKING ON THE NAME OF THE NEW COMPANY . >>THANK YOU. I BELIEVE THEY HAVE BOTH A STEAM BOILER AND A WOOD WASTE BOILER COULD YOU HAVE TO COLLECT DATA? >>BUT BASED ON THE 2016 GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY REPORT , IT LOOKED LIKE THEY NO LONGER USING THAT BIOMASS BOILER SYSTEMS SO THERE WAS ACTUALLY AN UP TICK AND OMISSIONS BETWEEN 2014 AND 2016 BASED ON THAT I BELIEVE SO THAT IS, I’M NOT SURE WHAT THE REASONS ARE FOR THAT THAT IS WHAT MY UNDERSTANDING WAS . >>OIL ORWELL, ELECTRIC SHOWS APPEAR WE HAVE ELECTRIC UTILITY BUT IS STILL SHOWING UP AS 9% OF OMISSIONS, CAN YOU SPEAK TO THAT AT ALL? >>EVEN THOUGH 90% OF ELECTRICITY AT CITY LIGHT FROM CONSUMERS COMES FROM LOW CARBON HYDROELECTRIC DAMS, CITY LIGHT THEN, SO, IT’S NOT ZERO RIGHT SO THERE ARE SOME OMISSIONS IN THE OPERATIONS THAT SEATTLE CITY LIGHT HAD SPECIFICALLY. EMPLOYEES TRAVEL. THE USE OF TRUCKS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT AND OPERATIONS. PURCHASES OF POWER FROM OTHER UTILITIES. THIS CAN ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND SO THEY ARE LOOKING AT THE TOTALITY OF THE OPERATIONS AND THAT IS WHERE THE 9 PERCENT COMES FROM. THAT IS TO CLARIFY, THERE ARE NUMBER OF EXHIBITS IN THE MEMO BUT THE 9 PERCENT IS FOR ALL THE BUILDINGS IN SEATTLE SO I’M ASSUMING ALL THE BUILDINGS HAVE ELECTRICITY . >>GOOD POINT EXPECT THAT IS VERSUS JUST THE SUBSET THAT’S HOOKED UP TO NATURAL GAS . >>EXACTLY . >>OKAY. AND THEN, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THIS DATA IS FROM 2016, IS THAT CORRECT? YES THIS IS FROM THE GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY JUST PUBLISHED THIS YEAR, THERE’S A LITTLE LAG TIME BETWEEN THE DATA AND THE PUBLICATION DUE TO THE INTENSITY OF THE ANALYSIS REQUIRED . >>I ASKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT 9% . >>IT’S A MIX OF THINGS WE HAVE TO PROVIDE OFFSETS . >>THIS IS JUST A SNAPSHOT IN TIME AND IN ANOTHER YEAR WE MAY SEE A DROP IN THAT . >>AND ALSO I’M STILL TRACKING DOWN SOME, WE HAVE THE ENERGY BENCHMARKING PROGRAM AND THERE ARE 20,000 SQUARE FEET AND GRADERS ARE LOOKING AT THAT TO SEE WHAT THE MIX IS I STILL HAVEN’T TRIED TO DETERMINE THE MIX OF THOSE THAT HAVE NATURAL GAS VERSUS ELECTRIC TO GET A SENSE OF THOSE TYPES OF BUILDINGS BECAUSE RIGHT NOW WE’VE ONLY LOOKED AT SINGLE- FAMILY HOUSES . >>IN TERMS OF THE ADDITIONAL IMPACTS OF THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY ENVIRONMENT úPRO IMPACT OF THE LEGISLATION ON SEATTLE’S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND THEY HAVE MODEL THAT KIND OF LOOKS ONLY AT HEATING, SO THIS IS NOT THE TOTALITY OF ALL OF THE THINGS, SO IF AN ALL ELECTRIC BUILDING, IT’S NOT — THIS MIGHT BE SLIGHTLY UNDERESTIMATING THE DECREASE IN THE EMISSIONS OF GREENHOUSE GAS BECAUSE IT’S NOT REALLY ACCOUNTING FOR ALL ELECTRIC LEGISLATION WOULD HAVE AND THEN ALSO THE BROADER WORK TO BE DONE IF WE ARE GONNA TRANSITION OFF OF FOSSIL FUELS COMPLETELY, THEN WE START TALKING ABOUT A MUCH LARGER UNIVERSE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE AND THAT WILL BE VERY HELPFUL . >>AND YOU GO BACK TO THE CITY LIGHT QUESTION ABOUT ELECTRICITY GENERATION AND TELL ME MORE ABOUT WHETHER WE HAVE MORE SPECIFICS? >>YES . >>IT WASN’T VERY SPECIFIC, I PRETTY MUCH CAPTURED THE RESPONSE TO MY INQUIRY. SO, THEY FELT VERY CONFIDENT ABOUT THEIR GENERATION RESOURCES. THERE WERE TWO PARTS TO ENERGY, THE ACTUAL MAKING AND GENERATING OF ELECTRICITY . >>THE HYDRO DAM . >>THEN THERE WAS GETTING IT TO YOUR HOUSE AND THAT’S THE PART THEY ACKNOWLEDGED AND TO SAFELY DISTRIBUTE THE LOAD BASED ON EXTRA DEMAND, THAT IS WHAT THEY WOULD NEED TO STUDY A BIT MORE BUT THAT WAS NOT MY UNDERSTANDING WAS . >>WE NEED TO GET MORE INFORMATION, IT’S ANOTHER FAIR QUESTION THAT FOLKS HAVE ASKED AND MY SENSE AND PAST EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH CITY LIGHT OR THEY ARE ALWAYS DOING ONGOING WORK TO UPGRADE THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND IT’S A BLOCK BY BLOCK BASIS AND IN SOME PLACES YOU MIGHT TEAR DOWN A SINGLE-FAMILY HOME AND PUT FOUR TOWNHOMES AND THAT MIGHT BE THE THING THAT TRIGGERS ADDITIONAL CAPACITY SO WE COULD GET A SENSE OF HOW MUCH THIS WOULD SHIFT TO THE BASELINE AMOUNT OF GRADING THE CITY, IT’S GOOD TO KNOW WHAT JOBS WILL BE PART OF THE EQUATION AND WHO BEARS THE COST . >>GREAT, YOLANDA, YOU’VE DONE A HURT KILLIAN EFFORT SO FAR AND UNFORTUNATELY YOUR WORK IS NOT OVER AND I KNOW YOU’RE GOING INTO BUDGET SO THE ABILITY TO TAP INTO YOU WAS GONNA BE LIMITED THAT I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR WORK TODAY AND WE WILL PROBABLY PICK ON YOU WHERE POSSIBLE TO HELP US AS WE ENGAGE WITH STAKEHOLDERS IN THE COMING DAYS AND WEEKS . >>GREAT, I THINK THAT IS ALL I HAVE FOR THIS ITEM TODAY, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE . >>I WILL BE HERE FOR TWO MORE ITEMS . >>KELLY LET’S READ THE NEXT ONE AND AND WOULD YOU BRING THE SHORT VERSION IN, KELLY? >>COUNSEL BILL 119607, AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO HEATING OIL . >>PRESENTERS COME FORWARD . >>IF YOU DON’T MIND, JUST TO KEEP ME COMPANY APPEAR . >>LET’S DO A QUICK ROUND OF INTRODUCTIONS, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE . >>SO, WE WILL START WITH YOU AGAIN . >>YOLANDA . >>CHRISTINE . >>THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE. >>I REALLY APPRECIATE THE WORK YOU’VE DONE TO DATE YOU’VE HEARD A SERIES OF CONCERNS IN AN ATTEMPT TO ADDRESS THOSE AND I HAVE A FEW AMENDMENTS I WANT TO BRING FORWARD TODAY THE LET ME CLEAR THE AMENDMENTS I’M BRINGING FORWARD THAT WE WILL GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN ON ANY OF THOSE THOUGHTS, SO YOLANDA AND MIGHT RELY ON YOU, I DON’T KNOW IF THERE’S AN OVERVIEW THEY WANT TO SAY ABOUT THIS . >>NO, I MEAN I THINK THIS IS JUST A QUICK REMINDER THAT THIS WOULD BE, IT’S LEGISLATION THAT WOULD IMPOSE A 20 3.6 ¢ EACH GALLON OF HEATING OIL BEGINNING ON JULY 1 AND THE PROCEEDS WOULD BE USED FOR COVERING THE COST TO CONVERT FROM AN OIL HEATING SYSTEM, REIMBURSING LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS THE FOR THAT OFFSET AND TO EXPAND THE EXISTING REBATE PROGRAM AVAILABLE TO ALL HOUSEHOLDS THAT SUPPORT CONVERSION AND TO SUPPORT CONVERSION AND PROVIDE EDUCATION OUTREACH REGARDING THE TAX AND PROVIDING PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT TO 45 OIL SERVICE PROVIDERS WITH THE GOAL OF TRANSITIONING TO A CLEAN HEATING SALES INSTALLATION, A QUICK SUMMARY THERE. SO IN TERMS OF OUR AMENDMENT, WE HAVE KIND OF A SUBSTITUTE VERSION OF THE BILL TO CONSIDER THAT INCORPORATES A COUPLE OF THEM AND AMENDMENTS THAT WERE CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK BUT ALSO ADDITIONAL AMENDMENTS. >>IF ANYONE DOESN’T HAVE ONE WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENT COPY THERE MAY BE TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS . >>THERE’S AN URGENT NEED TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE ADOPTION OF THE GREEN YOU DEAL FOR SEATTLE AND THE NEED TO ENSURE JUST TRANSITION FOR WORKERS WHOSE JOBS DEPEND ON HEATING OIL AND THIS CHANGES THE HEATING OIL TAX FUND TO AN ACCOUNT TO EASE INTERNAL ADMINISTRATIVE BURDEN AND EXPAND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS AND CONVERT FROM A OIL HEATING SYSTEM AND NOW YOU SUPPORT CONVERSIONS FOR HOUSEHOLD BEYOND ESTATE MEDIUM THRESHOLD OF A UTILITY THRESHOLD UP TO THE 80% MEDIAN INCOME STILL GETTING PART OF THE HOUSEHOLDS PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM AND REQUEST A COPY OF THE PROPOSED IMPLEMENTATION FOR THE MANDATE THAT ALL HEATING OIL STORAGE TANKS BE DECOMMISSIONED OR REPLACED WITH A MODERN TANK BY DECEMBER 21 AND 2828 BE SUBMITTED TO THE CITY CLERK AND COUNCIL AND REQUEST THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY ENVIRONMENT PROVIDE A STATUS UPDATE ON OUTREACH EFFORTS RELATED TO HEATING OIL AND THE NEW HEATING OIL TAX INCLUDING A DESCRIPTION OF ANY CHALLENGES ENCOUNTERED DURING THE OUTREACH AND PROPOSED STRATEGIES. ANSWER REPORT ANNUALLY ON PROGRAM STATUS AND COLLABORATE WITH THE SEATTLE CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTIONS AND LOW INCOME RENTERS OF OIL HEATED HOMES AND PROVIDE A REPORT TO COUNCIL ON JULY 1, 2021 AND WE INVITE OTHER COMMENTS YOU FEEL LIKE COMMENTING. ONE OF THE THINGS WE’VE HEARD FROM OIL HEAT COMPANIES AND WORKERS IN THE OIL HEATING WERE OBVIOUSLY CONCERNS ABOUT SINCE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BUSINESS AND WORKERS AND AS I’VE STATED BEFORE, I BELIEVE THAT FOR THE MOST PART THAT CERTAINLY PETROLEUM-BASED HE WE CAN ARGUE ABOUT WHAT RELATIVE MEANS WE HAVE A PLAN TO DO THAT LARGELY BY 2028 WHICH I SUPPORT AND OBVIOUSLY THAT WILL HAVE IMPACTS ON FOLKS AND THE GOAL HERE IS NOT NECESSARILY DO THIS AND FIGURE OUT WE MANAGE THE IMPACT IN A WAY THAT’S REASONABLE. FOR BUSINESSES, A LOT OF THESE BUSINESSES HAVE ALREADY DONE CERTAIN THINGS TO ADAPT TO THE REALITY BECAUSE WE ARE SEEING BETWEEN ONE AND 2000 PEOPLE A YEAR AND THIS IS BEEN ONGOING REALITY FOR THE INDUSTRY WITH A FAIR AMOUNT OF CONSOLIDATION AND WE ALSO SEE DIVERSIFICATION AND THOSE WITH TO BE CLEAR, THESE COMPANIES HAVE BEEN HERE TESTIFYING WERE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT THE IMPACT IS BECAUSE OF THE ABILITY TO GET ROBUST DATA FROM THESE COMPANIES THAT ARE NOT REGULATED IN A WAY WHERE WE KNOW EXACTLY HOW MANY EMPLOYEES THEY HAVE AND HOW MANY OF THEM ARE WORKING IN SEATTLE IN ANOTHER JURISDICTION AND WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE ONE OF THE REQUEST HERE IS WE WANT TO MOVE FORWARD BUT WE WANT TO BE AS SENSITIVE AS POSSIBLE TO ADAPTING AS WE LEARN MORE ABOUT THAT. AGAIN THE GOAL IS NOT TO KEEP USING THE SAME MEETING SOURCE THAT’S CAUSING PART OF OUR CLIMATE POLLUTION PROBLEM BUT RATHER UNDERSTAND WHAT WORKERS ARE IMPACTED, MAKE SURE WE HAVE TOOLS AVAILABLE FOR OTHER RETRAINING AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN UNDERSTANDING THE MAGNITUDE OF THE CHALLENGE THAT’S PRETTY IMPORTANT. POLICY EXPERTS ARE NOT NECESSARILY OUT THERE WITH EMPLOYMENT DATA INCLUDING OTHER DEPARTMENTS TO HELP WITH THAT GOING FORWARD. AND I’M HOPEFUL THAT AS WE GO FORWARD WE CAN GATHER DATA AND MAYBE THERE IS AN ACTUAL TRANSITION THAT HAPPENS AND NORMAL ATTRITION WILL WORK IN A WAY THAT FOLKS WON’T FEEL GREAT IMPACTS AND A COUPLE PROVIDERS WILL SHUT DOWN AND WE WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT TO MANAGE THAT ALSO. SO, ANY COMMENTS OR THOUGHTS ON THAT? >>I JUST SAY THAT WE VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THE INTENT OF THE AMENDMENT AND THE INTENT OF THE WORK. WE ALSO WERE COMMITTED AS DISCUSSED AND THE BODY IS BEEN DISCUSSING THE GREEN NEW DEAL OVER THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS AND MONTHS, COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLE THAT THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND IN ALL FORMS SHOULD BE PART OF DEVELOPING THE SOLUTIONS, CERTAINLY HERE WE SEE THAT AS WORKERS WHO ARE ON THE FRONTLINE OF SOME OF THE WORK, SO FROM OSC WE ARE CERTAINLY COMMITTED TO CONTINUING TO ENGAGE THE WORKERS TO DO MORE WORK TOGETHER AND FIGURE OUT WHAT THE SOLUTIONS ARE AND PART OF THAT IS UNDERSTANDING AND HAVING SOME OF THE DATA TO UNDERSTAND TRENDS THAT THE INDUSTRY HAS SEEN IN THE LAST FEW YEARS AND TRENDS THAT WE MIGHT SEE GOING FORWARD. SO, I CAN’T GUARANTEE THAT WE KNOW EXACTLY HOW TO APPROACH OSC RIGHT NOW BUT WE ARE COMMITTED TO PARTNERING WITH THOSE WHO DO TO REALLY UNDERSTAND THE FULL PICTURE BETTER . >>I APPRECIATE THAT. ANOTHER PIECE OF THAT SECTION OF THE AMENDMENT TALKS ABOUT UNDERSTANDING HOW HOMES ARE HEATED AND SPECIFICALLY THE PEOPLE THAT USE OIL HEAT AND THE IMPACT ON THEM. I THINK A GREAT JOB TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE UNIVERSE OF FOLK ABOUT 18,000 FOLKS ON OIL HEAT AND A LITTLE OVER 1000 THAT WE THINK ARE BASED ON INCOME LEVELS AND QUALIFY FOR THE PROGRAM ESSENTIALLY A COST RE- TRANSITION FUNDED BY THE TAX. SO, THAT PROGRAM IS EXTREMELY ROBUST AND I THINK IT’S GREAT AND TOTALLY APPROPRIATE TO DO FOR THE LOWEST INCOME FOLKS. WE’VE HEARD FROM A FEW HOMEOWNERS NOW CANNOT ATTEND BUT THEY’VE EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT BEING ABOVE THE THRESHOLD AND IS STILL STRUGGLING AND WE’VE HEARD A LOT OF WORKERS AND HOMEOWNERS HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BUT IT’S LEGITIMATE TO RAISE QUESTIONS, WHAT ABOUT CUSTOMERS THAT DON’T QUALIFY FOR THE DEEP DISCOUNT BUT WILL STILL STRUGGLE TO MAKE THE TRANSITION WITHOUT ASSISTANCE. THERE’S A COUPLE PATH AND ONE IS IN THE NEAR-TERM NOT REQUIRING PEOPLE TO TRANSITION AND IF THEY WANT TO TAKE A FEW YEARS TO FIGURE THIS OUT THEY WILL BE WIRED TO PAY THE TAX WE WILL TALK ABOUT BIOFUELS IN A SECOND, THERE’S KIND OF A DIFFERENT PATH THERE IF THEY CHOOSE THAT ROUTE AND THE COST OF THE AVERAGE HOMEOWNER, THE TAX . >>$120 PER YEAR . >>THAT’S BASED ON ABOUT 500 GALLONS PER YEAR. >>WE WANTED TO CLEAR REAL MONEY TO FOLKS LIVING ON A FIXED INCOME, THAT WILL BE AN IMPACT BUT, IT DOES ALLOW FLEXIBILITY TO MOVE FORWARD BUT FROM THE ULTIMATE GOAL THAT BY 2028 AND THE SENSE OF THE ANALYSIS OF THE OPERATIONAL COSTS OF THE FUEL WITH OIL VERSUS FUEL FOR ELECTRICITY IS ABOUT TWICE AS MUCH COST TWICE AS MUCH TO HEATING OIL HOME IS IT THERE IS FRONT ELECTRIC, THERE’S A SIGNIFICANT COST DIFFERENCE FOR OIL HEAT. IF WE COULD GET THEM TO ELECTRIC HEAT WE CAN SAVE THEM ONGOING MONEY BECAUSE IT WAS A COST TO TO THE TRANSITION SO WE’VE TALKED ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPAND THE SUBSIDY PROGRAM ABOVE THE FUNCTIONAL UTILITY PROGRAM AND IT MAKES A SENSE SINCE THERE’S A STRONG WILLINGNESS AND WE NEED TO FIND THE RESOURCES MAY BE THEY SPEAK AGAIN TO WHAT RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE TO FOLKS ABOVE THE LEVEL . >>I THINK THE INTENT WITH THE UP TO 80% OF THE AREA MEDIAN INCOME IS TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE OFFICE OF HOUSING INCOME ARMAMENTS. SO, THE THOUGHT THERE IS THAT IF THOSE FOLKS DID SOME TAX REVENUE WE COULD GET THEM TO ELECTRIFY, MEANING GET TO THE BASELINE ELECTRIC SYSTEM WHICH IS LIKE A BASEBOARD HEATING SYSTEM WHICH IS A FORCED AIR FURNACE WHICH WE CAN LEAN ON SEATTLE CITY LIGHT IN SUPPORTING THE SEATTLE ENERGY UPGRADE TO A HEAT PUMP OR OTHER SOURCES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO THE OFFICE OF HOUSING PROGRAMS. SO, WE WOULD NEED TO KIND OF MANAGE THE RESOURCES AND COLLABORATE WITH THE OFFICE OF HOUSING ON HOW TO BEST SUPPORT THE ADDITIONAL GROUP OF RESIDENTS . >>RIGHT. AND, THE AMENDMENT HERE IS INTENDED TO GIVE FLEXIBILITY TO DO THAT AND OBVIOUSLY FOR THE ROBUST PROGRAM WE ALL WANT WE’RE PROBABLY LOOKING AT ADDITIONAL REVENUES AND NOT PREPARED TO DO THAT TODAY BUT AS WE MONITOR THIS THIS IS AN AREA WE WOULD WANT TO LOOK AT. WITH PRIORITY FOR THE LONGEST INTEREST FOLKS BUT ANYONE THAT QUALIFIES IN THERE, IT MAY BE THAT IN CERTAIN YEARS THERE IS NONE TON OF PEOPLE LOOKING TO UPGRADE SO WE HAVE MORE CAPACITY THAN OTHER YEARS AND IT MIGHT BE MORE COMPETITIVE . >>I APPRECIATE THE FLEXIBILITY AND WE APPRECIATE THAT AS WELL, WE DON’T WANT TO BE PIGEONHOLED TO A SPECIFIC INCOME ELIGIBILITY THRESHOLD KNOWINGLY MAY BE ABLE TO GO BEYOND THAT AND NOT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT REVENUE WILL START COMING THROUGH, WE MAY ACTUALLY SEE AN EXCESS OF REVENUE THAN WHAT WE ANTICIPATED SO, HAVING THE FLEXIBILITY WILL BE GREAT . >>THE GOAL, WE CERTAINLY SURE THE GOALS AND WANTING TO ASSIST AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE WITH THE TRANSITION. WE KNOW RIGHT NOW AS YOU SAID, OVER 1000 PEOPLE PER YEAR ARE CHOOSING TO CONVERT OFF OIL HEAT AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE IT’S NOT JUST THE WEALTHY WHO ARE ABLE TO DO THAT BUT EVERYBODY THAT IS ABLE TO MOVE TO A CLEANER AND MORE EFFICIENT MORE COST-EFFECTIVE HEATING SYSTEM . >>DEPENDING ON IF THEY CONVERT TO A HEAT PUMP PRODUCT THAT WE KNOW THAT PROVIDES WE ARE CLEAR IT’S BOTH THE COMFORT REALITY IS THE CITY GETS WARMER IN THE SUMMER IN A PUBLIC HEALTH REALITY AND SOME OF THE MOST VULNERABLE RESIDENTS AND SENIORS ARE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO PROBLEMS WHEN TEMPERATURES GET HOT AND AND THE OTHER THING I SPECIFICALLY CALL OUT IS RENTERS. THE VAST MAJORITY, OIL HEAT HOMES ARE SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES. AND THERE ARE ACTUALLY RENTERS AND I THINK THAT’S RIGHT BUT MAYBE I’M WRONG . >>2% OF OIL HEATED HOMES ARE RENTERS, IT’S ACTUALLY A PRETTY SMALL PERCENTAGE . >>THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING I WOULD WANT TO TRACK BECAUSE IT’S AN AREA WE HAVE A SPLIT INCENTIVE WHERE, DEPENDING ON THE LEASE, THE LANDLORD MAY BE PASSING ON THE COST OF OIL HEAT. MANY RESPONSIBLE TENANTS FOR JUST OIL AND IN THIS CASE THEY ARE PAYING THE TAX AND WHILE IT MAY BE MORE COST-EFFECTIVE FOR THEM TO CONVERT SO THEY COULD HAVE SAVINGS, THE CONVERSION IS GOING TO BE DONE BY THE LANDLORD AND THE LANDLORD MAY DECIDE THAT THEY DIDN’T WANT TO MAKE THAT INVESTMENT AND IT’S A GOOD INCENTIVE AND CAN BE PARTICULARLY CHALLENGING. WE KNOW IT’S NOT THE FIRST TIME WE’VE DEALT WITH A SPLIT INCENTIVE IN RENTAL PROPERTIES WHERE THERE IS ENERGY EFFICIENCY OR DIFFERENT HEATING SOURCES OR RENEWABLE SOURCES. IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE A SPECIFIC STRATEGY TO IDENTIFY THAT IF IN FACT ONLY TALKING ABOUT A SMALL HANDFUL OF FOLKS, THEN MAYBE WE COULD ACTUALLY DO OUR BEST TO TARGET THEM TO FIND OUT IF IT’S A SLIGHTLY LARGER NUMBER TO SEE IF THERE ARE PROGRAMS OR WE COULD FIGURE OUT WHERE THEY ARE AND IT’S A LITTLE MORE COMPLICATED BECAUSE WE DON’T WANT TO SUBSIDIZE A LANDLORD TO MAKE THE TRANSITION WITHOUT COMMITMENTS THAT THE TENANT OR ANOTHER LOW-INCOME TENANT COULD STAY THERE FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME. THE HOUSING IS DONE GOOD WORK ON SYSTEMS LIKE THAT . >>I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT IN TERMS OF STRATEGIES FOR LOW- INCOME RENTERS, WE WANT TO WORK MOSTLY WITH THE OFFICE OF HOUSING IN THE EXISTING PROTOCOL WHICH IS WE WOULD OFFER PEOPLE TO THE LANDLORD AND MAKE SURE THEY WOULD ENSURE THAT THE AFFORDABLE RENT IS INTACT AND THAT THEY DON’T JUST JACK UP THE PRICES . >>THAT WOULD BE A VOLUNTARY PROGRAM AND IT’S PART OF A VOLUNTARY PROGRAM TO STIPULATE THAT WHEN IT COMES TO RENTS . >>OKAY, WERE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS THAT YOU WANTED AND I ACTUALLY I WANT TO GO AHEAD AND MOVE THIS, SO WILL THE SUBSTITUTE VERSION FOR D2 FOR D1 AND I WILL SECOND THAT IN VOTE YES ON IT. DID YOU WANT TO SPEAK? THE ONES HE IS THE OFFICIAL. >>THANK YOU, I APPRECIATE THAT . >>SO THE AMENDMENT WOULD BE A BIODIESEL EXEMPTION AND THIS WOULD AMEND THE COUNSEL BILL TO EXAMINE BIODIESEL FROM THE HEATING OIL TAX AND ADD A RELATED RECITAL REGARDING THE INTENT TO PROTECT UNIONIZED WORKERS EMPLOYED IN THE HEATING OIL BUSINESS, ONLY THE BIODIESEL PORTION WOULD BE EXEMPT WHEN THE HEATING OIL CONTAINS A BLEND AND PETROLEUM- BASED PRODUCTS AND THIS WILL HAVE FISCAL IMPACT IN TERMS OF DECREASING POTENTIAL REVENUE AS WE EXEMPT A PORTION OF HEATING OIL WE DON’T KNOW WHAT’S BEING SOLD IN THE CITY SO WE DON’T HAVE AN ESTIMATE BUT I’M JUST MAKING A NO THAT WOULD BE AN IMPACT OF THE AMENDMENT SO I APPRECIATE SOME OF THE WORKERS AND REPRESENTATIVES SPEAKING OUT TO THIS. I THINK THEY SEE BIODIESEL AS A TRANSITIN FUEL IN THE EVENT THAT PEOPLE ARE GONNA CHOOSE TO KEEP WITH AN OIL FURNACE FOR A WHILE, PROPERLY DONE, PROPERLY SOURCED I SHOULD SAY, BIODIESEL DOES PROVIDE AND SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE CARBON CLIMATE IMPACT WITH THOSE FUELS. IT DOES GIVE A LITTLE MORE FLEXIBILITY TO BOTH PERHAPS ACCELERATING CLIMATE GOALS AND ALLOWS A LITTLE MORE TIME FOR TRANSITION FOR WORKERS AND SO THE LANGUAGE WOULD ADD A RECITAL THIS IS WHERE’S PROMOTING BIODIESEL ALLOWED FOR BRIDGE OPTION FOR CUSTOMERS IT HELPS TO PROTECT NEARLY 100 HIGHWAYS AND LOCAL UNION JOBS FOR TEAMSTERS DURING 2028, THESE ARE TWO OF THE UNIONS WE’VE HEARD THAT REPRESENT WORKERS IN THE FIELD. THEN, IT WOULD REFINE THE BIODIESEL DEFINITION, SPECIFICALLY TO DO OUR BEST TO REGULATE WHICH TYPES OF BIOFUELS WE CONSIDER ACCEPTABLE AND WHICH WE DO NOT. SPECIFICALLY PALM OIL WE KNOW IS A SOURCE OF BIOFUEL AND IT’S EXTREMELY PROBLEMATIC BOTH FOR THE DISTRACTION THAT’S HAPPENING IN COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD WORDS BEING PRODUCED, THE LOSS OF THE FOREST THAT OFTEN HAPPENS TO CREATE A PLACE WHERE THEY CAN HARVESTED AND THE FACT THAT THE FUEL, WHEN YOU ADD ALL OF THAT UP IS NOT PARTICULARLY SUSTAINABLE . >>BACK ON MY UNDERSTANDING IN SPEAKING WITH AT LEAST ONE MAJOR BIOFUEL PRODUCER HERE IN WASHINGTON STATE THAT THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT PART OF THEIR FEEDSTOCK IT ALSO THEY SEEM TO THINK THAT THEY HAVE RESULTS THAT QUALIFY AND EVEN THE LEAST BENEFICIAL OF THE BIOFUELS ARGUE THEY STILL HAVE A 50% REDUCTION IN CARBON INTENSITY. I’M NOT AN EXPERT ON THAT AND I DON’T KNOW IF YOU KNOW WHERE THE TABLE IS BUT I THINK THIS LANGUAGE IS INTENDED TO MIRROR THAT I KNOW WE LOOK AT STATES IN CALIFORNIA IN THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA THAT ALL HAVE, I BELIEVE CARBON FUEL STANDARDS IN THE REGULATORY STRUCTURE HELPS WITH THIS, WE DON’T HAVE A LOW CARBON FUEL STANDARD IN WASHINGTON, WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ONE AND THE MARKET IS SUCH THAT I THINK A LOT OF THE STUFF IS BEING PRODUCED YEAR AND A LOT OF IT IS PRODUCED FOR THOSE MARKETS SO WE CAN LOOK TO THOSE STANDARDS AS A GUIDELINE . >>ANY COMMENTS? >>LAST TIME YOU WERE HERE WE LAID OUT CONCERNS ABOUT USE OF BIODIESEL AS A FUEL. BUT, WE AS YOU EXPLAINED HAVE HEARD FROM FOLK IN THE LABOR COMMUNITY THAT THIS DOES FEEL LIKE AN IMPORTANT FLEXIBILITY MECHANISM FOR THEM IN THE SPIRIT OF PARTNERSHIP, THEY ARE COMFORTABLE STRETCHING ON THAT FRONT AND APPRECIATE THIS LANGUAGE DOES HELP TO PREVENT THE HIGHEST CARBON BIODIESEL AND WE THINK, AGAIN, HEARING FROM FOLKS THAT THIS FEELS LIKE AN IMPORTANT FLEXIBILITY MECHANISM AND WE ARE HAPPY TO SUPPORT IT . >>I APPRECIATE THE FLEXIBILITY AND I WANT TO CLEAR HOW BIODIESEL IS USED AS A BLEND AND THE BLEND CAN BE ANYWHERE FROM 5% AND BE 99 IS JUST SHORT OF 100% FOR OTHER FEDERAL TAX CREDITS THAT I DON’T FULLY UNDERSTAND. BUT THIS EXEMPTION IS PRORATED BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF BIODIESEL CONTENT AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO TAX YOUR PETROLEUM- BASED HEATING OIL AND 90% OF THE OIL THAT GOES IN THE TANK IS PETROLEUM-BASED BUT THE MORE ROBUST OF A MIX, THE MORE OF A DISCOUNT. MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT BIOFUELS ARE AT A PREMIUM IT’S ABOUT ONE DOLLAR PER GALLON MORE . >>IT CAN RANGE ON A NUMBER OF FACTORS INCLUDING THE MARKETS AND THE SUPPLY OF THE RANGE IS TYPICALLY BETWEEN $.50 TO ONE DOLLAR, DEPENDING ON THE BLEND . >>SO, BECAUSE WE WILL BE TAXING THE PETROLEUM PRODUCT THIS WILL ESSENTIALLY CREATE ALMOST A $.25 REDUCE THE DIFFERENTIAL BY $.25 AND SO THERE MIGHT BE FOLKS OUT THERE BUT IT CHOSE NOT TO GO BECAUSE OF THE PRICE DIFFERENTIAL I DON’T BELIEVE THE LONG-TERM HEATING HOMES BUT FROM WHERE I SIT NOW IT SEEMS PRETTY CLEAR AND WE WANT TO TRANSFER TO THESE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM BUT THE QUESTION IS HOW DO WE MAKE THE TRANSITIONS AND WE URGE FOLKS WHO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO REPLACE SOMETHING I HOPE IT WOULD DO WHATEVER THEY CAN TO TRANSITION TO ELECTRIC NOW BECAUSE THAT’S THE DIRECTION THEY WANT TO GO. I BELIEVE BIOFUELS WILL BE PART OF THE ENERGY SOLUTION, I JUST DON’T THINK THE HIGHEST AND BEST USE IS AT HOME AND I THINK WE WILL SEE IT AND OTHER PRODUCTS. I’M LOOKING AT JESSICA BECAUSE SHE EDUCATES ME AND ALL OF THIS . >>I THINK ABOUT BIOFUELS A LOT . >>I AGREE THEY ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE ENERGY FUTURE. >>BUT I APPRECIATE YOUR FLEXIBILITY ON THIS AND HOPEFULLY THIS WORKS AND IT’S CRITICAL, FAMILY JOBS AND HOW THE JOBS CONTINUE INTO THE FUTURE, WE DON’T UNFORTUNATELY WE DON’T LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE WE MAGIC WE SNAP OUR FINGERS AND OUR ENERGY NEEDS TO GO AWAY, THERE’S A LOT OF WORK TO DO TO TRANSITION AND THERE’S A LOT OF WORK TO DO TO MAINTAIN THE NEW SYSTEMS THAT’LL BE CLEAN IT’S INCUMBENT UPON US COLLECTIVELY TO ENSURE THAT THE NEW JOBS AS WE TRANSITION OUR HIGH WAGE, REPRESENTED JOBS FOR WORKERS WHO CAN SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES IN OUR SYSTEM. WE’VE DONE GOOD WORK ON THAT AND STUFF WE’VE DONE ON PRIORITY HIGHER BUT THERE’S MORE WORK TO DO HERE THAN THERE EXPECT ANYTHING ELSE BEFORE I TALK TO MY COLLEAGUES AND READ THE AMENDMENT? >>ALL RIGHT I WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE IN SECOND THE AMENDMENT NUMBER TWO IS THAT I’LL NEED TO REFER TO CALL YOLANDA? THEN I WILL VOTE YES ON THAT. SO, WE HAVE BOTH SUBSTITUTED THE BILL AND AMENDED THE BILL WITH ANOTHER SET OF AMENDMENTS FOR BIOFUELS AND SINCE I’M ONLY TALKING TO MYSELF, THERE’S NO FURTHER DISCUSSION AND I WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE THE LEGISLATION AS AMENDED AND SECOND THAT AND SEND THIS ON TO FULL COUNCIL . >>THE PLAN WOULD BE TO VOTE ON THAT NEXT MONDAY ON THE 23rd WE ARE MOVING PRETTY QUICK AS WE GET CRUNCHED UP AGAINST BUDGET ON THIS SO I WANT A CHANCE TO HEAR SPECIFICALLY FROM TEAMSTERS WE SHARE THE LANGUAGE WITH HIM THIS MORNING BUT IT’S POSSIBLE THERE ARE EMAILS IN THE INBOX AND I MAKE SURE WE CHECK IN WITH HIM TOMORROW AND IF THERE ARE OTHER CONSIDERATIONS WE’VE MISSED IT’S POSSIBLE THAT WE HAVE ADDITIONAL AMENDMENTS ON MONDAY, THERE’S NOTHING WE ARE AWARE OF AT THE MOMENT I APPRECIATE CHRISTINA, JESSICA AND THE TEAM AND IF OTHER THINGS COME UP I’LL BE SURE TO SHARE WITH YOU IMMEDIATELY TO GET YOUR FEET BACK BECAUSE YOU ARE THE CITY’S EXPERTS ON THESE POLICIES AND I RELY ON THE EXPERTISE AND THOUGHTFULNESS THERE I THANK YOU FOR YOUR EXPERTISE ON THAT. I ALSO WANT TO THANK THE MAYOR’S LEADERSHIP ON THIS, I KNOW THE MAYOR CARES IMMENSELY ABOUT CLIMATE AND IN FACT, THE VERY FIRST TIME I SAT DOWN WITH HER A COUPLE YEARS AGO WHEN SHE TOOK THE JOB, SHE SAID I OWE YOU A PARAPHRASING COULD GET IN TROUBLE BUT I RECALL HER SAYING THAT HER KIDS WERE OKAY WITH HER TAKING THE JOB AS LONG AS YOU WORKED ON CLIMATE. I KNOW AS A PARENT MYSELF HOW IMPORTANT THAT IS AND I APPRECIATE HER LEADERSHIP ON THIS AND THERE’S A LOT MORE WORK TO DO BEYOND THE LEGISLATION, BUT SHE’S BEEN OUTSTANDING ON THAT AND I APPLAUD HER FOR THAT . >>THANK YOU . >>WITH THAT, LET’S MOVE ON TO THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM . >>THE SHORT VERSION . >>LET’S JUST DO A BLANKET SHORT VERSION ON ALL AGENDA ITEMS TODAY . >>OKAY. WE STILL GET YOLANDA, COUNSEL 119 622, AND ORDINANCE RELATING TO PEDESTRIAN A BUSINESS ACT DIRECTIONS IN A PUBLIC LACE . >>YOLANDA YOU ARE DIVERSIFYING BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY AND IT’S GREAT TO SEE YOU HERE FOR THIS . >>WE WILL HAVE SOME PRESENTERS . SO, A BIT OF A PIVOT AND THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE, WE START WITH THE QUICK ROUND OF INTRODUCTIONS EXPECT YOLANDA COUNSEL CENTRAL STAFF . >>ALYSE NELSON AND ELLIE SMITH, SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STREET USE . >>WE HAVE A PRESENTATION TODAY . >>WE DO. SO, WHY DON’T WE JUMP RIGHT IN, DO YOU HAVE OPENING COMMENTS OR SHOULD WE JUST JUMP IN? >>ALL RIGHT, TAKE IT AWAY . >>THANK YOU FOR HAVING US TODAY. WE ARE HERE TO BRIEF YOU ON LEGISLATION THAT WILL UPDATE RULES FOR CAFC AND ALIGNED PEDESTRIAN CLEARANCE AND OTHER PERMITTED USES A MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO SECTIONS OF TITLE 15 WHICH IS THE STREETS AND SIDEWALKS SECTION OF THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE. OUR PROPOSAL FOCUSES PREDOMINANTLY ON THE CAFC PROGRAMS AND THAT IS WHAT WE WILL TALK ABOUT MOSTLY TODAY. >>SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RECENTLY UPDATED OUR VISION MISSION AND CORE VALUES THAT ARE UP ON THE SCREEN. THE PUBLIC SPACE MANAGEMENT GROUP SEES OUR ROLE IN HELPING WITH WITH COMMUNITIES AND BUSINESSES THAT ARE INTERESTED IN ACTIVATING THE PUBLIC RIGHT- OF-WAY INCLUDING GREAT PUBLIC SPACES THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE LIVABILITY CORE VALUE. WE THINK THE CAFCPROGRAM IS AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT IN ADDING TO THE LIVABILITY OF STREETS AND SIDEWALKS AND THE PERMITTING PROCESS ENSURES WE BALANCE THE BENEFITS WITH OTHER CORE VALUES INCLUDING SAFETY AND MOBILITY. >>SO, TODAY WE WILL TALK ABOUT THE PROGRAM GOALS SPECIFICALLY FOR CAFC OF THE PROPOSAL AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND CONTEXT WITH SPECIFIC INFORMATION TO DIVE INTO THE PROPOSAL. A SUMMARY OF OUTREACH WE’VE CONDUCTED AND PROPOSED NEXT STEPS . >>SEATTLE’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN SAYS THAT WE SHOULD DEVELOP A VIBRANT CITY BY CREATING STREETS AND SIDEWALKS THAT GENERATE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ACTIVITY ADDING TO THE CITY’S OVERALL HEALTH DISPARITY OF WEALTH AND HAPPINESS. WE THINK CAFC DO JUST THAT, THEY HELP BRING VIBRANCY AND ACTIVATION TO THE SIDEWALKS AND WANT TO ENSURE THERE IS ADEQUATE SPACE FOR PEOPLE WALKING SO THE CAFCPROGRAM GOALS SET FORTH A PLAN TO ENSURE SAFETY AND MOBILITY FOR THE TRAVELING PUBLIC WHILE ALSO ALLOWING FOR INCREASED VIBRANCY OF STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND PUBLIC SPACES AND HAPPY TO SUPPORT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN BUSINESS DISTRICTS BY EXPANDING SEATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PATRONS. I TURN IT OVER NOW TO ALLIE WHO WILL DIVE INTO THE DETAILS OF THE PROPOSAL . >>SO, IT MIGHT BE GOOD TO START WITH BACKGROUND ON THE PROGRAM ITSELF. BEEN AROUND FOR QUITE A WHILE AND THEY WERE CONSOLIDATED UNDER THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IN 2008. THE PROGRAM ITSELF AND REQUIREMNTS AROUND THAT OF NOT BEEN SUBSTANTIALLY UPDATED SINCE 2011. CURRENTLY THERE ARE 390 PERMITTED CAFC ACROSS THE CITY . AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE MAP, THEY ARE BUT HE WILL DISTRIBUTED ACROSS THE CITY WITH CONCENTRATIONS MOSTLY IN THE DOWNTOWN URBAN CORE AND ABOUT ONE THIRD OF THOSE ARE LOCATED IN THE DOWNTOWN URBAN CENTER. IT’S A SIZABLE NUMBER IN THOSE AREAS ALSO OUTSIDE OF URBAN CENTERS AND VILLAGES. WE SEE A VARIETY OF URBAN CONTEXT ACROSS 30+ DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS. WHAT THIS EQUALS TWO IS ABOUT ROUGHLY 14% OF ALL FOOD SERVICE BUSINESSES HAVE CAFCPERMITS . >>WHAT IS THE TREND, EVERY YEAR WE ADDING MORE AND MORE OR ARE THESE REPLACING ONES THAT WERE THERE BEFORE? >>ON AVERAGE OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS THAT WE’VE SEEN ON AVERAGE AROUND 27 ISSUED, IT’S PRETTY CONSISTENT YEAR AFTER YEAR. A LOT OF THAT IS DUE TO EITHER NEW BUSINESSES COMING IN AND LOOKING TO EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES IN A NEW PLACE OR, IN THOSE CASES WHERE PERMITS TURNOVER I CAN GET INTO THAT A LITTLE BIT MORE. IT’S BEEN CONSISTENTLY A POPULAR PROGRAM SINCE ITS INCEPTION. >>SO, SINCE IT HASN’T BEEN UPDATED SINCE 2011 WE INTERNALLY HAVE IDENTIFIED A NUMBER OF OPPORTUNITIES TO BETTER ALIGN THE WAY THE PROGRAM IS OPERATED TO ACHIEVE THE PROGRAM GOALS. SO, I WILL GET INTO SOME OF THE SPECIFIC PROPOSALS INCLUDED IN THE LEGISLATION. THIS FIRST ONE IS RELATED TO THE FIRST PROGRAM GOAL, ENSURING MOBILITY AND SAFETY ON SIDEWALKS. SO, THE CITY HAS CHANGED A LOT SINCE 2011 AND ROUGHLY 20% OF THE INCREASE IN POPULATION IN URBAN VILLAGES AND CENTERS. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SITING STANDARDS ARE CODIFIED IN TITLE 15 OF THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE, REFLECT THE AMOUNT OF SPACE WE DEMAND ON SIDEWALKS FOR PEDESTRIANS AND THE TRAVELING PUBLIC MORE BROADLY. SO IN ADDITION TO THAT WE NEED TO FIND WAYS TO ALIGN WHAT IS CURRENTLY CODIFIED WITH ADVANCES IN POLICIES AND PROGRAMS AND IN PARTICULAR THE PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN WHICH IN STRATEGY 1.5 SPECIFICALLY CALLS OUT TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN A CLEAR ZONE ON SIDEWALKS AND SPECIFICALLY CALLING TO STREETS ILLUSTRATED AS AN INFORMATIVE DOCUMENT FOR THIS THIS IS A STREET DESIGN MANUAL AND DESIGN REQUIREMENTS. CURRENTLY, THE SITING STANDARDS ARE ESTABLISHED IN THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE DO NOT ALIGN WITH THE STREETS ILLUSTRATED. SO, THAT IS THE KIND OF THE FIRST POINT I WANT TO BRING UP IN TERMS OF SPECIFIC PROPOSALS WE ARE BRINGING FORWARD IS TO UPDATE TO DEFINITIONS IN THE MUNICIPAL CODE THE FIRST THING IS THE PEDESTRIAN CLEAR ZONE. CURRENTLY THIS IS THE AMOUNT OF SPACE AVAILABLE TO PASSING PEDESTRIANS AND YOU MAY LOOK AT THE IMAGE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SCREEN. THE BLUE SEGMENT IS NOT TO INDICATE WHAT THE PEDESTRIAN CLEAR ZONE IS BUT THAT’S THE AMOUNT OF SPACE AVAILABLE NEXT TO A CAFC CURRENTLY, WE REQUIRE 6 FEET MINIMUM DOWNTOWN AT THE URBAN CENTER AND 5 FEET ELSEWHERE. WE ARE PROPOSING TO ALIGN THAT MORE CLOSELY WITH STREETS ILLUSTRATED, THIS ESSENTIALLY MEANS THAT ON DOWNTOWN STREETS AS DEFINED BY STREET ILLUSTRATED THE MINIMUM WOULD NOW BE 8 FEET AND REDUCING COSTS ARE NOT REDUCING THEN EVERYONE ELSE WOULD BE 6 FEET SO, CITYWIDE THE MINIMUM WOULD BE SIX WITH ADDITIONAL MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ON DOWNTOWN STREETS . >>SO, YOU USE THE LANGUAGE, I THINK YOU SAID MORE CLOSELY WHAT IS IT EXACTLY THE SAME OR SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT? >>WE ARE PULLING ON THE MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR THE PEDESTRIAN CLEAR ZONE . >>SORRY I WASN’T CLEAR ABOUT THAT. >>IS SORRY, SOMETIMES THOSE WORDS ARE USED WHEN WE ARE PROPOSING . >>THE SECOND PIECE IS A PEDESTRIAN STREET PATH AS SITING MECHANISM WERE USED TO DETERMINE THE LOCATION OF THE PEDESTRIAN CLEAR ZONE. THE IDEA OF THIS IS THAT THIS ESTABLISHES WHERE THE PEDESTRIAN CLEAR ZONE CAN BE LOCATED IN RELATION TO THE DAY AND THE ENTIRETY OF THE SIDEWALK . THE INTENT IS REALLY TO MINIMIZE ZIGZAGGING, CURRENTLY THE REQUIREMENT IS YOU MUST MAINTAIN THIS FOREFOOT MINIMUM EXTENDING THE ENTIRE BLOCK FACE . WE ARE PROPOSING AFTER DISCUSSING OTHER TRANSPORTATION TO REDUCE THIS TO 3 FEET CITYWIDE TO ALLOW FOR A LITTLE MORE STREAMLINING OF THE CONCEPT AND THE LENGTH WOULD BE 25 FEET ON EITHER END OF THE CAFC 25 FEET WAS DETERMINED BECAUSE THAT IS BASICALLY THE DIMENSION ESTABLISHED IN STUDIES RELATED TO THE AMOUNT OF SPACE A PEDESTRIAN NEEDS TO START TAKING EVASIVE ACTION ON THE SIDEWALK TO MOVE ITEMS AROUND ON THE SIDEWALK. SO, THIS IS ESTABLISHING COOPERATION WITH THE TRANSPORTATION COOPERATION TO BE THE APPROPRIATE DIMENSION TO MOVE FORWARD. >>SO, WHAT WE CURRENTLY DO FOR THE EXTENSION? >>IT’S THE ENTIRE BLOCK FACE. WE’VE RUN INTO ISSUES IN THE PAST WHERE THERE COULD BE AN OBSTRUCTION OR SOME ELEMENT IN THE SIDEWALK 300 FEET DOWN ON THE END OF THE SIDEWALK THAT COULD IMPACT THE ABILITY TO CITE A CAFC. >>SO TODAY WITH THE CURRENT RULES, DOES THAT MEAN THAT IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO CITE A CAFC? >>IT’S IMPOSSIBLE AND THE APPLICANT WOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH A DIRECTORS REVIEW PROCESS WHICH WILL ELEVATED TO THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION TO MAKE THE CALL, BUT THAT’S THE ONLY AVENUE TO GET AROUND THAT BECAUSE IT’S A CODIFIED STANDARD . >>DO YOU KNOW OF THE 390 OR SO PERMITS HOW MANY OF GONE TO THE PROCESS OF VERSUS HOW MANY MEET THE CURRENT STANDARD? >>IF I COULD RESPOND TO THAT, I THINK GENERALLY WE DON’T DEVIATE FROM THOSE STANDARDS BECAUSE THEY ARE CODIFIED SO, THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS THAT WE WANT TO BE MORE EXPLICIT ABOUT USING STREET ILLUSTRATED SO WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO GO TO THE DEVIATION PROCESS DEFINED THROUGH THE DIRECTORS RULE HAD TO HAVE THE ABILITY FOR CAFC APPLICANTS AND I WOULD BE SURPRISED TO SEE VERY OFTEN THAT WE HAVE DEVIATED VIA THE DIRECTORS PROCESS . >>TO THE STREETS ILLUSTRATED ALSO CALL OUT A PEDESTRIAN STREET PATH . >>RIGHT NOW THIS CONCEPT IS PROPOSED TO BE IN A DIRECTORS ROLE THAT WOULD BE IMPLEMENTING THIS LEGISLATION AND CALLING IT THE PATH FORWARD CONSIDERING DEVIATIONS, THIS CONCEPT IS SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE OPPOSED AS PART OF OUR SIDEWALK CAFC DIRECTORS RULE. >>SO, ULTIMATELY WHAT WE SEE OUT OF THIS IS THERE WILL BE A WIDER PEDESTRIAN CLEAR ZONE ESTABLISHED ACROSS-THE-BOARD CITYWIDE . >>SO, SORRY COULD WE GO BACK TO THE PHOTO BECAUSE I CAN’T EXACT RELEASE SEE WERE THE STREET TREE WELL IS THAT IT LOOKS LIKE, LET’S ASSUME FOR THE SAKE OF THE QUESTION THERE IN THE PEDESTRIAN CLEAR ZONE BUT FURTHER UP IN THE PHOTO, THEY WOULD HAVE TO BRING THE OUTER WALL OF THE CAFCINTO ALLOW 8 FEET BETWEEN THE TREE WELL AND THE FENCING AND IT WOULD ALSO NEED TO BE CONSISTENT AND PROPOSED ALLOWING FOR ZIGZAGGING BUT THERE STILL NEEDS TO BE A 3 FOOT PATH EXTENDING ON EITHER AND BEYOND THAT . >>CORRECT . >>JUST TO REALLY EMPHASIZE THIS IT DOESN’T REDUCE ANY WALKABLE PATH, IT’S MEANT TO BE THE GENERAL DIRECTION OF WHERE THE PEDESTRIAN CLEAR ZONE IS LOCATED WHEN THEY MAKE THESE DECISIONS. SO, TO GET AT THE SECOND AND THIRD PROGRAM GOAL ASSOCIATED WITH THE CAFCPROGRAM, WE ARE LOOKING TO PROPOSE A FEW CHANGES TO THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE TO ENCOURAGE MORE PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM AND AND REDUCE BARRIERS TO PARTICIPATION. THE FIRST OF WHICH IS RELATED TO LOCATIONS OF WHERE CAFC MAY BE CONSIDERED. CURRENTLY WE DO NOT ALLOW CAFC TO BE CITED WITHIN 50 FEET OF ANY SINGLE-FAMILY LOWRISE RESIDENTIAL ZONE, SO PARCEL IS DESIGNATED UNDER THOSE CATEGORIES. WHILE THIS IS A RELATIVELY KIND OF SMALL PORTION OF THE CITY WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, WE RECEIVED IN THE PAST I HANDFUL OR COUPLE HANDFULS OF CAFCLOCATIONS FOR BUSINESSES LOOKING TO CITE A CAFCAND WE’VE HAD OUTRIGHT DENY THEM BECAUSE OF THE ROOT AIRMENT WERE LOOKING TO RECONSIDER THAT OPEN UP COMMERCIAL AREAS TO CAFC OPPORTUNITIES UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE ARE TOOLS IN THE TOOL BELT RELATED TO MITIGATING CONCERNS AROUND THE PROXIMITY TO LOWER DENSITY RESIDENTIAL ZONES. FOR EVERY CAFCPERMIT WE GO THROUGH A PUBLIC NOTICE PROCESS IN WHICH WE HEAR FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMUNITY AND TAKE THAT INTO ACCOUNT WHEN ISSUING A PERMIT. WE HAVE THE POWER TO ALSO INSTITUTE PERMIT CONDITIONS AROUND HOURS OF OPERATION OR WHEN A CAFCCAN BE IN USE . >>OKAY SO HOW OFTEN DO THOSE CONDITIONS COME UP? >>I IMAGINE THAT LIVING NEXT TO A SINGLE-FAMILY HOME IF THERE’S A BUSINESS THERE I IMAGINE THEY PROBABLY WOULDN’T WANT PEOPLE OUT DRINKING ON THE SIDEWALK UNTIL 2 AM TO IS THAT A PRETTY RARE THING WERE CAN WE SEE IF CONDITIONS APPLY BASED ON COMMENTS QUITE A BIT? >>I CAN’T SPEAK TO THE FREQUENCY OF HOW MUCH WE GET THOSE CONCERNS, I KNOW THAT WE’VE HEARD IT IN THE PAST BUT I DON’T THINK IT’S A FREQUENT THING BUT I COULD GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NUMBER OF INCIDENTS BUT FOR THE MOST PART THESE CAFCPERMITS KIND OF OPERATE WITH NO ISSUE . >>I HEARD FROM MR. McDONALD WHO PROVIDED TESTIMONY TODAY WITH CONCERNS BUT HIS OPENING COMMENT WAS EVERYONE LOVES SIDEWALK CAFC AND I IMAGINE THERE ARE MOMENTS WHEN THEY ARE ANNOYING BUT I THINK THERE IS A SENSE THAT THERE IS A BENEFIT TO IT TO THE OWNERS OF THE PROPERTY KNOW IT CAN EXPAND THEIR BUSINESS PROPERTY AND IN CERTAIN LOCATIONS I’M SURE IT’S EXTREMELY PROFITABLE AND AS CUSTOMERS AND ON A NICE DAY FINDING A PLACE THAT’S A GREAT BENEFIT . >>I MIGHT ADD ONE THING, WE DO HAVE THE ABILITY TO GO WORK WITH PEOPLE AFTER INITIAL PERMIT ISSUANCE AND DURING RENEWAL CYCLES. SO IF WE HEAR COMPLAINTS OR CONCERNS ARISING AFTER A PERMIT HAS ISSUED GO WE COULD WORK WITH THE PERMIT HOLDER TO COME UP WITH AN ALTERNATIVE PLAN OR POTENTIALLY PUT AN ADDITIONAL CONDITION AFTER THE INITIAL PERMIT ISSUANCE. SO IF WE MESS IT UP AND IT CONTINUES TO BE SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED WE HAVE THE INITIAL ABILITY TO DO THAT AFTER THE PERMIT IS ISSUED . >>IS THE ABILITY TO HAVE A SIDEWALK PERMIT A RIGHT AS A BUSINESS OWNER? SINGLY MEET THE CONDITIONS OR IS IT ALWAYS SUBJECT TO A REVIEW PERIOD IN PUBLIC COMMENTS AND IF YOU HEAR STRONG CONCERNS CAN YOU OUTRIGHT DENY THE PERMIT THING WE JUST DON’T THINK IT’S APPROPRIATE USE? OR IS THE MOST RESTRICTIVE YOU COULD BE SAY WE HAVE TO GIVE THE PERMIT BUT WE COULD PUT CONDITIONS ON CONSISTENT WITH CONCERNS WE HEARD? >>I WOULD SAY THAT SINCE IT’S IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY AT THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, IT’S NOT A RIGHT TO HAVE THE USE IT’S CONSIDERED A PRIVILEGE WE TRY TO WORK WITH PEOPLE BECAUSE WE SEE A LOT OF BENEFITS FOR CAFC IN THE PUBLIC PLACE BUT ULTIMATELY, WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO DECIDE IF A PERMIT IS APPROPRIATE FOR THE CITY’S RIGHT-OF-WAY AND THE PUBLIC SPACE . >>THE DESIRE IS NOT TO LORD OVER THEM OF HOW DO YOU DO SOMETHING BUT WE DO GIVE THE LEVERAGE OF SAYING WE WANT TO DO THIS FOR PUBLIC BENEFIT AND WE NEED TO KEEP IT OPERATING SO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO GO ON TO CONSIDERATION OF PASSERBY’S NEIGHBORING BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS AND ALL THOSE THINGS. GREAT. >>>>ANOTHER ASPECT OF THE PROPOSAL IS TO FORMALIZE THE STREET AND PILOT PROGRAMS, BOTH OF WHICH HAVE BEEN POPULAR IN THE PILOT PHASE WE SEE THE VALUE IN FOUR EITHER OF THE TWO ALTERNATIVES IN THOSE CASES WHERE BUSINESS MAY OPERATE WITH VERY CONSTRAINED SIDEWALKS FOR INSTANCE. A STREET OR HE IS THE PHOTO INDICATES IS A CAFCAND CURB SPACE IT USUALLY TAKES ABOUT ONE PARKING SPACE AND THE BENEFIT OF THESE BASES IS MORE ACTIVITY TO THE STREET AS WELL AS WHEN THEY’RE IN OPERATION AND WE REQUIRE THEM TO BE PUBLIC SPACES. AND THIS PILOT IS SOMETHING WE’VE BEEN PURSUING WE HAVE NEARLY 70 PERMITS ESSENTIALLY MEANING WE REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT FOR FENCING AROUND CAFC ON THE SIDEWALK TO ALLOW FOR A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A FREE AIR DINING EXPERIENCE THIS ALLOWS FOR A LITTLE BIT LESS OF A PHYSICAL AND AESTHETIC IMPACT ON THE SIDEWALK. YOU MAY SEE LITTLE BLUE MARKERS ON THE SIDEWALK YOLANDA DESIGNED THIS AROUND THE PERIMETER OF THE CAFCSPACE . >>SO, IT WILL BE FORMALIZED AS PART OF THEIR DIRECT HIS ROLE AS WELL, WE ARE GIVING THE NAME CURB SPACE CAFC WITHIN THE ORDINANCE . >>TO GO BACK AND SAY AGAIN THE ROOT AIRMENT FOR MAKING THEM PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE . >>STREET AREAS PER PERMIT CONDITIONS WHEN THEY ARE NOT IN OPERATION BY THE BUSINESS THEY MUST BE MADE PUBLIC . >>WHEN THE BUSINESS IS OPEN AND RUNNING THE BUSINESS HAS ITS OWN RIGHT, THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO IT BUT WHEN THE BUSINESSES CLOSE THEY DON’T GET TO CLOSE IT UP AND FENCE IT OFF I ASSUME A LOT OF PEOPLE BRING THEIR TABLES AND BUT THEY’RE TRYING TO KEEP THE TABLES . >>I DON’T THINK THERE’S SOMETHING REQUIRED BUT UP UNTIL NOW THEY HAVE THE DESIGN PROCESS AND IT’S MORE INVOLVED TO BUILD AN ACTUAL STRUCTURE. WE DO ENCOURAGE SEATING TO ALLOW FOR THAT KIND OF AROUND THE ROCK ACTIVATION . >>THAN ON THE FENCE FREE I GUESS BELONG TO YOU MIGHT BE THE EXPERT, PART OF IT I ASSUME THE MARKINGS ARE TO TRY TO NOT GET FOLKS TO SPILL OUT TOO FAR INTO THE RIGHT-OF-WAY AND THE KIND OF SPACE WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER BUT WHAT ABOUT RULES AROUND ALCOHOL SERVICE AND STUFF OUTSIDE, DOES THAT ONLY WORK IN A PLACE THAT DOESN’T SERVE ALCOHOL? >>THEY ARE ALLOWED TO SERVE ALCOHOL, WE REQUIRE THAT ONLY BUSINESSES THAT HAVE A RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE CAN OPERATE A CAFCSO BARS CAN’T HAVE A CAFC THIS IS TO MITIGATE THE ISSUE OF SPILLOVER. WE ALSO REQUIRE TABLE SERVICE GIVEN AN ATTENDANT AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES . >>HAVE THOSE RULES BEEN IN PLACE FOR A WHILE . >>THAT’S WHAT WERE LIVING WITH TODAY? >>YES THE PILOT IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS BUT IT’S BEEN IN OPERATION SINCE 2016 . >>BUT I REMEMBER SOME AREAS ALSO LIKE DEFENSES ALSO AND SO THERE ARE DIFFERENT MODELS . >>EXACT WE . >>OKAY SO OTHER UPDATES INCLUDED IN THE ORDINANCE INCLUDE MINOR AMENDMENTS TO CLARIFY REGULATIONS AND ALSO HARMONIZE DEFINITIONS ACROSS TITLE 15, SO AN EXAMPLE OF THIS IS VENDING, MERCHANDISE DISPLAY, MUNICATION PERMITS AND OTHER TYPES OF USES GOVERNED BY TITLE 15 WILL HAVE NOW THE UPDATED DEFINITIONS AND STANDARDS AND THAT ALLOWS IT TO BE HARMONIZED ACROSS THE TITLE 15 AND NEXT IS A PERMANENT TRANSFER OPTION WHEN THE BUSINESS CHANGES OWNERSHIP AND CURRENTLY HOW WE OPERATE THE PERMITS IS THAT A BUSINESS OWNER IS THE PERMIT HOLDER AND IF THEY WERE TO LEAVE THE BUSINESS THEY WOULD NEED TO CLOSE OUT THE PERMIT. AND, AT THAT POINT ALSO REMOVE THE FENCING OR ANY SORT OF STRUCTURE FOR PERMITTED USE ON THE SIDEWALK, AS WELL AS REPAIR PAVEMENTS FOR ANY PAYMENT DAMAGE DONE. THEN, THE NEW BUSINESS OWNER WOULD BE ASKED TO REAPPLY FOR A PERMIT. SO, WE ARE ESTABLISHING IN THE CODE, ALLOWANCE TO OFFER PERMITS FOR TRANSFER AND DIRECTORS WILL BE WRITING A BIT MORE AROUND THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED . >>FINALLY, WE ARE ALSO LOOKING TO ALIGN TITLE 15 A LITTLE CLOSER WITH STREETS ILLUSTRATED. SPECIFICALLY ALLOWING DEVIATIONS FROM THE STANDARDS THAT HAVE BEEN FORMALLY CONNECTED TO STREETS ILLUSTRATED. THE DEVIATION PROCESS — WE URRENTLY DON’T HAVE A PROCESS TO CONSIDER DEVIATIONS FROM PROCESSES. OPERATORS GO THROUGH A DIRECTOR REVIEW PROCESS AND FOUND THAT IT HAS BEEN INEFFICIENT AND DOESN’T ALWAYS CONVENE APPROPRIATE STAFF. SO THE ESTABLISHED DEVIATION REQUEST PROCESS WILL HELP US BETTER ALIGN THE PROCESS AS WELL AS CONFER WITH A TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER WHEN APPROPRIATE . >>OVER THE LAST YEAR WE’VE BEEN CONVENING VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS BOTH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL TO DISCUSS THE PROPOSAL AS WELL AS PROMOTE IT MORE BROADLY TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THROUGH BLOCK POSTS AND DISSEMINATING FACT SHEETS. WE DID RECEIVE ONE APPEAL AND WENT THROUGH THE PROCESS AND THE HEARING EXAMINER RULED THE DETERMINATION OF A NON- SIGNIFICANCE IT WAS UPHELD. SO, JUST TO GIVE YOU KIND OF A LITTLE IDEA OF WHAT WE HEARD FROM THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD, THE SEA 51 COMMENTS TOTAL, MAJORITY OF WHICH WERE SUPPORTIVE OF THE PROPOSAL AND IN PARTICULAR CITING ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM IN GENERAL AND INTEREST IN SEEING THE PILOT DESIGN ALTERNATIVES MOVE FORWARD. ABOUT 24% WERE IN THE NEUTRAL CATEGORY I WOULD SAY, GENERALLY POSITIVE ABOUT THE PROGRAM ITSELF BUT HAD CONCERNS AROUND MAY BE ENFORCEMENT ISSUES OR HOW OTHER ITEMS ON THE SIDEWALK INTERACT WITH CAFCS. THE CONCERN ABOUT THE NOISE IMPACT ABOUT HOW CAFC ADD TO A ALREADY COMPLEX ENVIRONMENT, AS WELL AS A FEW INCIDENCES OF CONCERN AROUND PARKING LOSS BUT THAT WE ARE HERE TODAY TO PROVIDE A BRIEFING FOR YOU AND HOPING HOPING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH FULL COUNSEL AND WE DO HAVE ASSOCIATED DIRECTORS RULE UPDATES AND WE HELP IN QUARTER ONE OF NEXT YEAR WE CAN REVISIT OUR PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS AND REVIEW MATERIALS AND PUSH OUT A REFRESH PROGRAM FOR THE CAFC SEASON NEXT YEAR. >>SO, ONE OF THE COMMENTS WE HEARD IS ABOUT BEING A COMPLAINT BASED SYSTEM AS FAR AS ENFORCEMENT. I’M CURIOUS YOUR THOUGHTS IN RESPONSE TO THAT. >>WE ARE COMPLAINT BASED AND ALSO DO HAVE INSPECTORS THAT DO PROACTIVE INSPECTIONS ON A SITE WILL FOR THESE TYPES OF PERMITS. WE’VE BEEN LOOKING AT HOW TO IMPROVE THE PROCESS TO MAKE SURE WE ARE DOING THIS IN URBAN VILLAGES AND CENTERS. WE RECOGNIZE THERE IS ALWAYS ROOM TO IMPROVE THE STRATEGY ALONG ENFORCEMENT BUT THAT WE DON’T JUST DO COMPLAINT BASED ENFORCEMENT THAT WE ALWAYS HAVE INSPECTORS GOING OUT TO REVIEW THE SPACES AND WORKING WITH CAFCPERMITTEES TO PUT THESE INTO COMPLIANCE . >>WHAT IF THE NEW CAFC APPLICATION I ASSUME THEY HAVE DESIGNS THEY PUT IN AND SOMEONE GOES OUT AND MEASURES AND CONFIRMS AND THEN THEY INSTALL THE FENCING AND WHATEVER THEY DO AND SOMEONE GOES OUT AND INSPECTS THE INITIAL PROCESS OF THE SIGN OFF THAT IT’S COMPLIANT , IS THAT TRUE? YES. >>ONGOING ENFORCEMENT, IS IT JUST THE FENCE THAT IS CREEPING OUT AN INCH TODAY OR FURTHER AND WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF THINGS THAT WE NEED TO BE ENFORCED WHEN SOMETHING IS INSTALLED IF YOU WILL? >>WELL, SOMETIMES WE DO SEE FENCE CREEP, ESPECIALLY IF THEY DON’T HOLD IT AND ONE THING WE’VE SEEN IS THEY MAY HAVE AN A-FRAME SIGN THAT THEY DECIDE TO PUT IN THE SPACE THEY’VE DESIGNATED FOR A PEDESTRIAN CLEAR ZONE OR OTHER THINGS THAT MIGHT ENCOURAGE, SOMETIMES THEY MIGHT HAVE UMBRELLAS THAT DON’T OFFER ENOUGH OVERHEAD CLEARANCE THAT IS SOMETHING ELSE THAT WE SEE MORE OFTEN . >>>>IF THE UMBRELLA EXTENDS INTO THE FENCE IT HAS TO BE AT LEAST SEVEN OR 8 FEET UP. >>, WE ALSO JUST CHECK TO MAKE SURE THAT CONDITIONS HAVE REMAINED THE SAME, THERE WASN’T A PARKING SIGN PUT IN THE PLACE WHERE WE WOULD EXPECT THAT TO BE AVAILABLE FOR PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT . >>I DO THINK, AND I APPRECIATE THE PUBLIC COMMENT AND IN THE PAST, CITIES WOULD’VE DONE SOCIAL JUSTICE TOOLKITS. WE ARE FINE WITH THESE COMPLAINT SYSTEMS AND FIND THAT CERTAIN COMMUNITIES HAVE MORE RESOURCES TO FILE COMPLAINTS AND OTHERS IN SO, WE WANT TO BE EQUITABLE AND ENFORCEMENT AND SO, SINCE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT 400, IT’S A LOT OF WORK FOR ONE PERSON TO DO BUT IT SEEMS REASONABLE TO AT LEAST ADVISE ON SPACES PERIODIC WEIGHT THINGS LIKE A-FRAMES ARE PRETTY TOUGH AND I’M REALLY INTERESTED IN ENSURING HOW WE REGULATE THOSE BUT BECAUSE THEY CAN COME AND GO AS NECESSARY AND SOMEONE SWINGS BY AND SAYS YOU CAN’T PUT IT THERE PUT IT AWAY, FIGURING OUT HOW WE CAN BE STRATEGIC. IT’S ONE THING WHEN OFFENSE GETS BUMPED OUT A LITTLE BIT AND YOU SAY HERE’S THE LINE AND YOU RESET IT BUT IF FOLKS ARE TRYING TO RECOGNIZE HEY IF WE CATCH YOU DOING THIS AGAIN WE WILL SHUT THIS THING DOWN BUT IT’S NOT WORKING FOR US. SO I’M INTERESTED IN PROGRAMMATIC EFFORTS TO MAKE SURE THESE ARE BEING DONE AT ABILITY IN NEIGHBORHOODS AND THE CRITICAL PIECE OF DESIGNING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE USERS. SO, FOLKS WITH DISABILITIES TRYING TO NAVIGATE THE SPACE, THE LEAST ABILITY TO FILE COMPLAINTS AND SO, IT SHOULDN’T BE UPON THEM TO NOT JUST NAVIGATE THE STREETSCAPE BUT ALSO DO ENFORCEMENT WORK TO ENSURE THAT IS HAPPENED BUT IF THERE ARE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES NEEDED, TO DO THAT EFFECTIVELY WE WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THAT ALSO AND WANT TO WORK WITH YOU ON THAT . >>OKAY, THANK YOU. >>KELLY DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE ON THIS? >>GREAT . >>ALL RIGHT. I’M LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO KEEP ME COMPANY . >>I WILL PITCHING . >>THANK YOU, YOLANDA. IN TERMS OF THE 50 FOOT SETBACK THAT YOU ARE PROPOSING TO REMOVE FROM THE SINGLE-FAMILY LOWRISE RESIDENTIAL, WHERE WOULD THE IMPACT BE AND WERE YOU ABLE TO DETERMINE? >>SO, I TRIED TO DISPLAY THIS ON A MAP AND FOUND IT TO NOT BE THE MOST EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR THAT GIVEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT 50 FEET ON A CITYWIDE SCALE THAT IT WAS HARD TO DEPICT. BUT I THINK, THINKING A LITTLE MORE GENERALLY WHERE WE SEE IN THE INTEREST FROM THE BUSINESS OWNERS THAT WE HAVE HAD TO REJECT DUE TO THE PROXIMITY TO THE AREAS THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT COMMERCIAL NODES MAY BE ON THE EDGE OF AN URBAN VILLAGE OR WITHIN AN URBAN VILLAGE BUT ON THE EDGE OF WORDS TRANSITIONING INTO A RESIDENTIAL AREA. WE SEEN INTEREST FROM WEST SEATTLE, DELRIDGE WALLINGFORD, CENTRAL DISTRICT, THESE ARE AREAS WHERE WE’VE GOT AN INTERESTING CAFC AND HAD TO REJECT BECAUSE OF THAT . >>IT’S AN INTERESTING MIX. I THINK FOR SO MANY COMMUNITIES, A COFFEE SHOP RESTAURANT THAT HAS OUTDOOR SEATING CAN BE LIKE A HUGE ASSET AND IT BRINGS EVERYBODY TOGETHER IS THE GLUE AND IT’S BEST WHEN YOU HAVE A BUSINESS OWNER THAT’S ACTUALLY ACCOUNTABLE TO THE COMMUNITY AND PART OF THE COMMUNITY AND SEES HIMSELF AS THAT AND STEWARDING THAT AND I IMAGINE THAT’S THE VAST MAJORITY OF THINGS THAT WE SEE SO IT’S A SHAME TO MISS OUT ON THE OPPORTUNITY FOR SOME COMMUNITIES AND WE HAVE SOME THAT ARE QUITE IS COMMITTED TO UNDERSTANDING THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY AND IT’S HARD TO HAVE A BUNCH OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND MANY ARE EXCITED BUT SOME ARE NOT AND GAINING THAT COULD BE PRETTY IMPORTANT AND IT SEEMS YOU HAVE THE TOOLS TO DO THAT AND I HOPE YOU HAVE THE CAPACITY TO MANAGE THAT. SO, IT’S NOT SOMETHING I HEAR A LOT OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT AN OBVIOUSLY CERTAIN AREAS WITH LOTS OF NIGHTLIFE HAVE NOISE COMPLAINTS BUT IT’S LESS ABOUT SIDEWALK CAFCS AND MORE ABOUT SPILLOVER AND PEOPLE LATE AT NIGHT AFTER THEY DRINK A LOT BY BEING A PROBLEM. THAT IS A SEPARATE ISSUE FROM THIS AND SO, I’M EXCITED TO SEE HOW IT GOES, I IMAGINE WHERE THIS COULD BE APPROPRIATE IN PLACES WHERE THERE COULD BE TENSION BUT, I’M WILLING TO GRANT THAT FOR NOW AND ASK THAT WE HAVE AN ONGOING CONVERSATION TO SEE WHERE IT IS WORKING AND WHERE IT’S NOT AND IN PLACES WHRE IT WAS AN APPROPRIATE AND HOW YOU MADE THOSE DECISIONS ALSO . >>ANYTHING ELSE? >>THANK YOU BOTH FOR PARTICIPATING AND FOR YOUR PRESENTATION WORK ON THIS. I’M SUPPORTIVE OF MOVING THE LEGISLATIVE FORWARD AND I WILL MOVE IN SECOND COUNTS OF THE 119622 AND VOTE YES ON THAT . >>WAIT, THERE IS AN AMENDMENT . >>MINOR, SLOW IT DOWN . >>TELL ME ABOUT THE AMENDMENT . >>IT’S A VERY MINOR TECHNICAL AMENDMENT TO AN ERRONEOUS REFERENCE TO PRIVATE PROPERTY THAT WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE INCLUDED AND THERE WAS A DUPLICATE OF DEFINITION OF CAFC ON THE SIDEWALK THAT WE GOT TO FURTHER PURPOSES OF CODE DRAFTING HAVING DEFINITIONS IN ONE PLACE IS BETTER THAN TWO PLACES IN CASE THEY NEED TO BE UPDATED IN FUTURE AMENDMENTS. >>THAT IS A BIG PART OF YOUR JOB SO I WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE AND WILL SECOND THE AMENDMENT AND VOTE YES ON THAT. SO, NOW THE LEGISLATION IS AMENDED AND WE WILL ROLLBACK TE CLOCK A LITTLE BIT AND I WILL NOW VOTE ON THE AMENDED COUNSEL BILL 119622. I WILL SECOND IT AND VOTE YES ON IT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK. >>THANK YOU . >>GOODBYE, YOLANDA, WE WILL MISS YOU . >>THE NEXT SHORT VERSION . >>COUNTS OF THE 119562 AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE CITATION AND PENALTY ON THE STREET AND SIDEWALK USE CODE. >>>>HELLO . >>HI >>WELCOME. AS YOU GET SETTLED, DON’T WE START WITH A QUICK ROUND OF INTRODUCTIONS . >>I AM THE YOUTH DIVISION DIRECTOR — GOOD TO SEE YOU BOTH . >>YOU GUYS HAVE A PRESENTATION FOR A PIECE OF LEGISLATION BEFORE US, WHEN YOU JUMP IN WITH YOUR PRESENTATION AND WALK ME AND THOUSANDS OF VIEWERS AT HOME THAT ARE TRACKING THIS PIECE OF LEGISLATION AND A HANDFUL OF FOLKS IN THE AUDIENCE . >>THANK YOU, WE HAVE TODAY A PROPOSAL TO UPDATE THE STREET USE PENALTY PHASE IN MUNICIPAL COURT 15. >>WE WANT TO TIE THIS IN A LITTLE BIT TO THE MISSION VISION AND CORE VALUES, PARTICULARLY THE FOCUS ON SAFETY AND MOBILITY WHEN WE UPDATE CITATION PENALTIES, IT’S A LITTLE MORE COMPLICATED THAN A STRAIGHT FEE HIKE BECAUSE WE WANT ED TOPUT IT THROUGH AN EQUITY LENS TO MAKE SURE WE WERE DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTING SMALL MINORITY OWNED BUSINESSES . >>OKAY. SO, WE TALK A LITTLE ABOUT THE OVERALL ENFORCEMENT PROCESS AND LOOKING AT THE GOALS FOR THE PROPOSAL, PROPOSED CHANGES, WE HAVE A FEW PICTURES OF CASE STUDIES AND WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE A LITTLE BIT OF OUTREACH SUMMARY AND THEN NEXT STEPS . >>SO, WE REALLY WANTED TO LOOK AT A CITATION PENALTY PHASE AS PART OF THE EXISTING PROGRESSIVE ENFORCEMENT PROCESS. WE HAVE A LOT OF TOOLS USED FOR ENFORCEMENT AND TITLE 50 BUT I FOUND THE CITATIONS ARE THE EASIEST TOOL OF ENFORCEMENT FOR US. THE NEXT STEP UP FROM A WARNING OR COMMUNICATION WITH SOMEONE WHO IS DOING SOMETHING INAPPROPRIATE IN THE RIGHT-OF- WAY. AND, OTHER TOOLS WE HAVE ARE NOTICES OF VIOLATION WHICH TEND TO BE LITIGATED IN LONGER PROCESSES, EMERGENCY ORDERS AND STOCK WORKORDERS ARE FAIRLY SIMILAR BUT HAVE A REALLY HIGH IMPACT PARTICULARLY IF WE TELL THEM TO STOP WORKING THE RIGHT- OF-WAY. WE WANTED TO LOOK AT CITATIONS AS A WAY TO SPAN THE GAP A LITTLE MORE BEFORE COMPARING TO A WARNING OR STOCK WORK ORDER. WE HAVE THE ABILITY FOR ABATEMENT OF SOMETHING IS LEFT IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY IF WE NEED TO REMOVE OR WORK ON THINGS TO RECOUP COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THAT. TODAY WE ARE JUST FOCUSING ON THE CITATION PENALTY FEE AMOUNTS. THE CITATION SECTION WAS CREATED IN 2002 AND SINCE THEN IT HASN’T BEEN HOLISTIC WE UPDATED. THERE’S BEEN A FEW MINOR UPDATES AS NEW CODE SECTIONS HAVE COME INTO PLACE WITH A COUPLE LITTLE TWEAKS BUT WE HAVEN’T LOOKED AT UPDATING IT HOLISTICALLY SINCE 2002, IT IS 17 YEARS OLD. >>AGAIN, WE WANT TO TALK A LITTLE ABOUT THE PROGRESSIVE ENFORCEMENT PROCESS. SO, WE TRIED TO REALLY MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE CLEAR AND CONSISTENT AND START WITH THE FIRST VIOLATION PROVIDING CLEAR VERBAL DIRECTION AND A WARNING OR INSPECTION REPORT AND THEN FOLLOW UP LATER USUALLY WITHIN 24 HOURS BUT DEPENDING ON THE CIRCUMSTANCE IT MAY BE EARLIER OR LATER AND THEN THE SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH VIOLATION IS FOCUSING ON VERBAL CITATION FOR SOMEONE DOING WORK WITHOUT A PERMIT WITHOUT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE PERMIT. THEN LOOKING AT THE FIFTH AND SIXTH VIOLATION ARE STOP WORKORDERS OR BY NOTICE OF VIOLATION . >>IS IT ALL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT? >>IT’S PRETTY MUCH ANY NON- VEHICULAR USE OF THE RIGHT AWAY , STREET VENDING, LARGE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT STAGING IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY IT’S ALL OF IT . >>EVENT, LIKE, HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET TO A FOURTH VIOLATION? >>LAST YEAR WE ISSUED ABOUT 370 OR SO CITATIONS. RIGHT NOW THOUGH THE FEES ARE SO LOW WE DON’T FIND A LOT OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE CITATIONS SO INSPECTORS TEND TO RATHER THAN ISSUE A CITATION TESTED ON SITE TO MAKE SURE SOMETHING IS GETTING DONE. THE COST OF INSPECTION TIME IS MORE THAN THE CITATION AMOUNT RIGHT NOW ON THE CITATION AMOUNTS RIGHT NOW ARE LOWER THAN PERMIT FEES, SO THERE IS NO INCENTIVE TO COME GET A PERMIT OR COME INTO COMPLIANCE RIGHT NOW . >>SO, I DON’T KNOW, I ENVISIONED THAT A LOT OF THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS THE SIDEWALK CAFC, DON’T HEAR A TON ABOUT THAT BUT I DO HEAR A LOT ABOUT HEY IS THIS AN APPROPRIATE PLACE AND WHAT’S GOING ON. I IMAGINE THESE ARE MULTIMILLION DOLLAR PROJECTS, OFTEN WITH A LOT OF COMPLEXITY AND SOMEONE IS TRYING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE RULES AND SNEAK ONE OR THEY COULD JUST BE BUSY AND DISTRACTED AND NOT PAYING ATTENTION BUT REGARDLESS OF WHAT IT IS, IT’S CRITICALLY IMPORTANT THAT WHEN FOLKS ARE GIVEN THE RIGHT TO USE OUR PUBLIC RIGHT AWAY THERE BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE AND SO I GUESS IT SEEMS LIKE THE TOOLS IN PLACE RIGHT NOW IT SEEMS LIKE THE INSPECTORS USE BEST JUDGMENT TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT TO SAY I’M NOT LEAVING UNTIL THIS GETS FIXED, SO I COME APPRECIATE THE COMMITMENT BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE WE NEED BETTER TOOLS . >>OR THE FEES NEED TO BE SET TO A LEVEL THAT WILL INCENTIVIZE COMPLIANCE RATHER THAN TAKING A LOT OF TIME . >>OKAY SO, HERE ARE THE GOALS FOR THE PROPOSAL. AS MENTIONED, WE WANT TO SET OUR CITATION PENALTY FEES TO BE AT A LEVEL II INCENTIVIZE TO GET A PERMIT SO, THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WITH ALIGNMENT, WE ALSO WANTED TO FIND A WAY OF DIVIDING ESCALATION BEFORE WE JUMP TO A STOP WORK ORDER PATH WHICH RARELY HAPPENS BUT WITH THE FEES BEING AS LOW AS THEY WERE THAT WAS SOMETIMES THE ONLY WAY TO GET COMPLIANCE. THE LAST TWO POINTS ON THE PROPOSAL FOR THE GOALS, REALLY THE IDEA OF ALIGNING WITH THE IMPACT AND MINIMIZING DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACTS IF YOU THINK ABOUT IS YOU TALKED ABOUT THE WIDE VARIETY OF THINGS THAT STREET USE MANAGERS, UTILITY PROJECT DOESN’T HAVE THE SAME IMPACT ON THE SAFETY AND MOBILITY OF THE MOVING PUBLIC AS MAY BE A FOOD VENDOR DOES AND THAT IS SORT OF WHAT WE HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH WITH THE PROPOSAL. SO, ON THE NEXT SLIDE WE HAVE WITH THE ACTUAL PROPOSED CHANGES ARE. SO, YOU KNOW, LAST YEAR IN THE FIRST CATEGORY OF VENDING AND MAINTENANCE PERMITS, WE SAW 30 CITATIONS GET ISSUED . >>IN THE TOP CATEGORY? >>YES, 30 WERE ISSUED IN THE CATEGORY AND THE MAJORITY OF THEM WERE ACTUALLY FOR DOING THAT TYPE OF PERMIT WITHOUT A PERMIT SO, FOR EXAMPLE, VENDING IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY WITHOUT OF VENDING PERMIT. SO, OVERALL THE FEES WILL GET REDUCED AND THEN, THEY UTILITY PERMITS THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE CITY OF SEATTLE REGARDLESS OF THE SINGLE-FAMILY ZONE OR OTHER ZONES OF THE FEES WILL GO UP ACROSS THE BOARD STARTING AT $1000, $2000 AND THEN 4000 AND AGAIN ALL OF THIS IS AFTER WE FIRST IN OUR INITIAL CONTACT OF THE EDUCATION FIRST APPROACH IN EXPLAINING COMPLIANCE, THE SECOND TIME YOU ARE CAUGHT BASICALLY. THEN, THE THIRD CATEGORY, CONSTRUCTION PERMITS WE DIVIDE THOSE BETWEEN THE SINGLE-FAMILY ZONES AND OTHER ZONES TO ALIGN WITH THE IMPACT OF WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE RIGHT AWAY IF THERE IS NONCOMPLIANCE ISSUE. SO, THE REDUCTION WE ARE REFERENCING WITH THE CONSTRUCTION PERMITS COMES IN. THE CODE USED TO HAVE A HIGHER CITATION PENALTY FEE IF YOU ARE CAUGHT DOING WORK IN THE RIGHT- OF-WAY WITHOUT A PERMIT, THAT WAS $500 BUT WE WON’T HAVE THAT DISTINCTION ANYMORE. THIS WILL ALWAYS BE $250 AS A FIRST VIOLATION BUT IF YOU’RE OUTSIDE OF A ZONE THE FIRST VIOLATION WILL BE $1000. >>SO, YOU MENTIONED THE FIRST CATEGORY THAT 30 CITATIONS WERE ISSUED, WHAT ARE THE OTHER TWO CATEGORIES? >>COMBINED IT WAS 373 . >>OKAY. SO, UTILITY PERMITS . >>BOTH CITY LIGHT AND SPU HAVE PERMITS . >>AND THEN ALSO THE TELEPHONE COMPANY, ANY TIME YOU ARE PUTTING A CONE DOWN ON THE STREET AND BLOCKING THE MANHOLE OR IS IT MORE? >>IT IS, WE ISSUE PERMITS TO THE MAJOR UTILITY AGENCIES AND WE CALL THEM ANNUAL VEHICLE PERMITS FOR WE DON’T NECESSARILY HAVE TO GET A PERMIT WHERE THEY GO TO CHANGE A LIGHTBULB BUT THEY DO NEED TO COMPLY WITH ALL THE RULES AND REGULATIONS TO WORK WITH SPU AND CITY LIGHT WITH CREWS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT TRAFFIC CONTROL LOOKS LIKE AND UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT OF THE TRAVELING PUBLIC THEY HAVE PERMIT ATTACHED ALL THE VEHICLES AND THEY NEED TO FOLLOW UP WITH A PERMIT NUMBER TO TRACK . >>OKAY GOOD . >>SO, OTHER PROPOSED CHANGES HAPPENING, JUST MINOR THINGS, WE HAVE IN THE CODE RIGHT NOW THE TIMEFRAME FOR REPEAT VIOLATION IS FIVE YEARS THAT WE DON’T HAVE A GREAT WAY OF TRACKING THAT SO IT MADE MORE SENSE TO TRACTOR ONE YEAR IS A REPEAT VIOLATION TIMEFRAME. THEN, WE ARE MAKING CONSISTENT PROCEDURES FOR ALL USES AND THEN DO WE ALSO DON’T HAVE A WAY RIGHT NOW OF ADJUSTING PENALTY FEES ANNUALLY AND HOW WE ADJUST FEES ANNUALLY BASED ON IN THE INFLATION RATE WE ARE PROPOSING TO DO THE SAME THING WITH PENALTY FEE AMOUNTS. AND WE HAVE . >>AND THE NEXT CASE STUDY YOU CAN SEE HOW IT CAN CHANGE AND A DECREASE THE BAR ACROSS THE BOARD. WE DID A LOT OF OUTREACH AROUND THE TOPIC AND WE SENT AN EMAIL OUT ON THE CONTACT LIST THAT WENT OUT OVER 35,000 PEOPLE. WE GOT BACK JUST TO COMMENTS THAT WERE SLIGHTLY OFF-TOPIC AND WE FELT STRONGLY THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTOOD THE GOAL OF THE LEGISLATION COULD ONLY IMPACTS PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN PROVIDED WITH EDUCATION AND A WARNING, IT’S ONLY IF YOU’RE DOING SOMETHING WRONG. I THINK IT CAME ACROSS AND EVERYONE SEEMS TO UNDERSTAND THAT AND GET THE GOAL WITH ALIGNING THE IMPACT WITH WHERE YOU DO YOUR WORK IN THE RIGHT- OF-WAY. SO, WE DID A FEW IN-PERSON BRIEFINGS AND DIDN’T HAVE ANY NEGATIVE COMMENTS AT ALL, IT WAS MAYBE EVEN A SLIGHT POSITIVE AND WE GOT TO TALK A SMALL BUSINESS ADVISORY AND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MINORITY CONTRACTORS . >>GREAT . >>SO I APPRECIATE THAT THE THOROUGH OUTREACH OF THE FOLKS BEING REGULATED. WHAT ABOUT THE FOLKS IMPACTED BUT THAT IS WHAT I HEAR A LOT OF CONCERN, ESPECIALLY IN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS I’M TRYING TO CROSS THE STREET HAVE BIKES AND PEDESTRIANS IN THE SAME AREA, THERE’S NO SAFE PEDESTRIAN ZONE PEOPLE ARE WALKING IN THE STREET BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT THEY FEEL LIKE. SPEAK TO THE PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY BOARD OR ANY OF THOSE ABOUT THIS? >>WE DID NOT FOR THIS UPDATE BUT THE SMALL BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL HAD BOTH SIDES OF IT BECAUSE THEY ARE BOTH BEING IMPACTED BY STRUCTURAL USE IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY AND OUT THROUGH SIDEWALK CAFCAND OTHER ACTIVATION, THEY COULD BE IMPACTED TO THE CITATION AND THAT IS WHERE WE GOT A LOT OF COMMENTS COMING BOTH WAYS . >>OKAY . >>I’M HAPPY TO MOVE THIS FORWARD TODAY. IT WOULD BE GREAT IF THE PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY BOARD IS INTERESTED TO PRESENT TO THEM, JUST TO HEAR IT TO GET FEEDBACK AND I KNOW YOU SIGNIFICANTLY EXPANDED THE NUMBER OF INSPECTORS IN THE WORK BECAUSE OF THE CONSTRUCTION ENVIRONMENT IN SEATTLE THAT IS SO MUCH CRAZIER THAN I HAD BEEN AND SO, WE’VE HAD THE NUMBER OF CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE. SO, OFFER IT UP, THEY MAY SAY NO AND THEY MAY HAVE ENOUGH ON THE AGENDA AND UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU DOING BUT IF THEY’RE OPEN TO IT . >>I WOULD BE HAPPY TO . >>OKAY, GREAT. >>SO THE NEXT STEPS ARE MOVING FORWARD AND ONE OF THE REASONS WERE LOOKING AT THIS IN ADVANCE OF THE BUDGET DISCUSSIONS IS MAINLY TO ALIGN WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PERMITTING SYSTEM. IT DIDN’T QUITE ALIGN WITH THE BUDGET PROCESS SO WE DON’T WANT TO DO DUPLICATE WORK WHEN WE DO THE DESIGN WORK OR FINAL DESIGN WORK FOR THAT TO IMPLEMENT CODE ENFORCEMENT PORTION OF THAT. SO MOVING FORWARD WITH THAT HOPEFULLY MAY BE Q1 OF 2020 OR 2021 IT WILL EVALUATE BASED ON WHAT WE SEEN FROM THE CITATION PROCESS TO EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF THIS VERSUS COMPLIANCE AND THEN COME BACK TO SEE IF IT’S WORKING OR NOT . >>THE GOAL BEING THAT WE HAVE FEWER REPEAT OFFENDERS BECAUSE PEOPLE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY AND IF, $4000 IS STILL THE MINIMUS THAN THEY REALLY DON’T CARE AND THEY HAVE TO REEVALUATE THE TOOLS WE NEED . >>OKAY . >>DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? >>I REALLY SECOND THE REACHING OUT TO THE PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY BOARD AND I THINK IT’S DEFINITELY WHERE YOU FEEL LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT BLOCKED SIDEWALKS AND JUST THAT LIVED EXPERIENCE OF WHAT THE IMPACT MEANS. I THINK A LOT OF THE REFORMS MAKE A LOT OF SENSE . >>OKAY GREAT SO I’M GONNA GO AHEAD AND MOVE IN SECOND ACCOUNTS OF THE 119652 NO AMENDMENTS YOU ARE AWARE OF? >>NO NOT THAT I’M AWARE OF. >>SO I WILL VOTE YES ON THAT COUNSEL BILL AND BRING IT TO THE FULL COUNCIL ON MONDAY . >>THANK YOU FOR YOUR GOOD WORK ON THAT . >>ITEM NUMBER NINE, READ THE FULL TITLE ON THIS ONE . >>I THINK I CAN HANDLE THAT . >>INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ARE I TS BRIEFING . >>I WILL SEE YOU AT THIS COMMITTEE TABLE TWICE TODAY, SAM , IT’S GOT TO BE AN EXCITING DAY FOR YOU . >>OH YES. >>I DON’T HAVE AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE TODAY SO SOMEONE HAS TO DRIVE. >>WHEN YOU ARE READY, WHAT WE START, SAM GO AHEAD AND START WITH THE INTRODUCTIONS. >>SAM BERMAN BOB LILLEY — SAM ZIMBABWE, DIRECTOR OF SDOT . >>ADIAM EMERY . >>WE ARE NOT TALKING ON CLOSE SERVANT CIRCUIT TELEVISION TALKING ABOUT ITS . >>LET’S START WITH YOUR PRESENTATIONS . >>I WILL START IT OFF AND TURN IT OVER TO ADIAM EMERY AND JASON TO TALK ABOUT DETAILS BUT WERE VERY HAPPY TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME TODAY TO TALK ABOUT WHERE WE ARE ABOUT MULTIMODAL OPERATIONS FITTING IN WITH OUR INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS . >>YOU CAN GO FOR ONE HERE YOU’RE DRIVING . >>WE ALWAYS COUCH THIS IN OUR MISSION VISION AND VALUES AND WE SEE INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS IS HELPING US TO MEET OUR MISSION AND VISION OF DELIVERING TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN A SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE WAY. GO ONTO THE NEXT ONE . >>I WILL COVER THE BACKGROUND AND THEN ADIAM EMERY AND JASON WE’LL TALK ABOUT THE UNIT OF PROJECT AND HOW WE’VE LOOKED TO CHANGE OPERATIONS OVER THE PAST YEAR OR SO LOOKING AT MULTIMODAL NEEDS AND HOW WE BALANCED ALL THE NEEDS WE FACE. . >>THIS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IS A WAY TO MANAGE THE RIGHT-OF- WAY, THE WAY TO MANAGE WHAT IS A STATIC ROADWAY, FIXED SET OF THINGS LIKE CURBS AND SIGNALS INTO SOMETHING DYNAMIC AND RESPONDS TO THE VARYING DEMANDS OVER TIME OF DAY AND VARIOUS USER GROUPS THAT HELP US BALANCE OUT MULTIMODAL NEEDS AND HELP US GET THE MOST OUT OF WHAT WE HAVE IN TERMS OF TRANSPORTATION RIGHT-OF-WAY IN THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT. >>OKAY, SO, THERE’S A LOT THAT GOES INTO THIS AND, WE’VE GOT 1100 SIGNALS, AND A LOT OF THINGS THAT WE BALANCE IN DOING COORDINATE THE OPERATIONS OF THE SIGNALS AND HOW WE THINK ABOUT THE ACCESSIBILITY OF PEDESTRIAN SIGNALS AND HOW WE DEVELOP VARIOUS TOOLS FOR MANAGING TRAFFIC SAFELY IN ALL SORTS OF CONTACT FOR SCHOOLS AND ALL THE THINGS WE DO AS AN AGENCY . >>SO, SAM, ON THIS ONE, THE CONCERN THAT I HEAR AND YOU’VE BEEN GRACIOUS TO JOIN ME ON A WALK THROUGH THIS JOB AND PREVIOUS JOBS IS THE ASPECT OF ITS WHERE USING TECHNOLOGY TO PRIORITIZE DIFFERENT USE IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY MY UNDERSTANDING IS ITS IS MUCH BIGGER THAN THAT ASPECT OF IT. ALL STOPLIGHTS PART OF INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION OR JUST THE ONES HOOKED UP QUICK’S IS ESSENTIALLY ITS EVERYTHING YOU DO? >>I THINK THERE ARE VARIOUS SCALES OF THAT, SO, IF YOU THINK ABOUT THE SLIDE OF WHAT TRAFFIC SIGNALS USED TO BE, MAYBE EVEN THE NEXT SLIDE, IN SOME WAYS THE GUY ON THE TOP LEFT IS DEALING WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC TRAFFIC SIGNALS AND A DIAL THAT OPERATES IT AND IT’S BASICALLY A FIXED ASSET YOU HAVE TO HAVE A GUY GO OPEN THE CABINET TO CHANGE IT BUT NOW WE HAVE BASICALLY GOT COMPUTERS RUNNING OUR TRAFFIC SIGNALS THAT CAN BE REMOTELY PROGRAMMED AND REMOTELY MONITORED AND I THINK WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT IS A LOT OF WHAT PEOPLE EXPERIENCE FROM OUR TRAFFIC SIGNAL SYSTEM ABOUT THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT OR THE RULES WE SET FROM AN OPERATIONS PERSPECTIVE OF HOW WE OPERATE THE INFRASTRUCTURE. SO, INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS DON’T IN AND OF THEMSELVES MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT HOW WE OPERATE THEM AND THIS IS SORT OF ONE SCALE OF ITS AND THEN THERE IS THE SOFTWARE AND OTHER TOOLS WE USE IN TERMS OF HOW WE DO DETECTION OF VARIOUS USERS THAT ARE ALL PART OF THE UNIVERSE OF WHAT WE CALL INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. I DON’T THINK WE HAVE ANY MORE DIAL BASED TRAFFIC SIGNALS LEFT IN THE CITY. BUT, NOT EVERY CABINET LOOKS LIKE THAT INSIDE OF IT. >>SO, JUST GOING BACK, THERE IS AN INFRASTRUCTURE AND THERE’S ALSO OPERATIONAL ASPECTS OF IT SO IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT ONE, I KNOW I’M JUMPING AROUND BUT OUR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND DYNAMIC MESSAGE SIGNS AND THE ABILITY TO REMOTELY MONITOR AND ADJUST OUR SIGNAL SYSTEM, BASED ON THE NEEDS AND THEN PROVIDE INFORMATION OUT TO THE TRAVELING PUBLIC NO MATTER HOW THEY ARE GETTING AROUND EXPECT GREAT >>SO, ITS, SO TO KIND OF SUPPORT SOME OF THESE ANSWERS, ANYTHING THAT HAS CURRENT FLOWING ELECTRONIC MANAGES THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OR GIVE YOU THE RIGHT-OF-WAY WILL BE PART OF THE ITS DATA AS RECOMMENDED. SO THE CHALLENGES, THE INDUSTRY HAS BEEN AND STILL IS VERY OUR CENTER. SDOT FINDS IT VERY CHALLENGING IN ROLLING OUT OUR VISION OF MULTIMODAL OPERATION BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF TECHNOLOGY THAT SUPPORTS OUR PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE TO BE INTEGRATED INTO THE DATA DEMAND BASE OPERATION THAT WE ARE GEARING TOWARDS. BUT AS I CONTINUES TO ENGAGE WITH OTHER CITIES THAT ARE TESTING THIS TECHNOLOGY AND ALSO WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS, VENDORS AND COMPANIES THAT ARE IN CHARGE OF COMING UP WITH THE TECHNOLOGIES TO PURSUE MORE INTO A MULTIMODAL TYPE OF SCALE , BECAUSE URBAN METROPOLITAN CITIES CAN SUPPORT CAR CENTRIC ANYMORE AND WE NEED TO BE EMBRACING THIS THING AND SO WE ARE PUSHING THE ENVELOPE IN WORKING WITH INDUSTRY TO COME UP WITH SUITABLE TECHNOLOGIES THAT WOULD SUPPORT THE PEDESTRIAN CYCLISTS AND TRAVELERS OR USERS. SO, FOR NOW, WE ARE FROM A TRANSIT PERSPECTIVE, WE’VE BEEN SUPPORTING PRIORITY AT LOCALIZED INTERSECTION PERSPECTIVE AND PEDESTRIANS CROSSING SAFELY WITH THE CROSSING BUT THERE IS STILL A GAP AND IN NEED FOR US WITH GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TO INTEGRATE PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS INTO AN ALGORITHM. FREIGHT AGAIN IS STILL GOT SPACE TO IMPROVE FREIGHT RELATED OPERATION. SO, WE APPLIED IN 2018, FEDERAL GRANT THAT WE RECEIVED THE HAD A LOT OF R&D PERSPECTIVE WHICH IS TRUTH IN THE STORY GOT A LACK OF TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT MULTIMODAL IS NOT THERE NATIONWIDE AND THEY RECOGNIZE THAT. SO, FOR THE FIRST TIME AND I’VE BEEN IN THIS INDUSTRY FOR 26 YEARS, TO WHERE THERE IS AN ACTUAL PHOTO GRANT GOING TOWARDS R&D IN TERMS OF ITS TECHNOLOGY, TO SUPPORT OR BE ABLE TO SUPPORT OTHER CITIES AND WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE. SO, THE $12 MILLION GRANT IMPROVEMENT OF UW PRIMARY FOCUSES ON UPDATING THE AGING ú UNIVERSITY DISTRICT. BUT WE HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO DO RESEARCH ON PAST DETECTION FOR PEDESTRIANS. WHAT IT MEANS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TO NAVIGATE CONGESTED CORRIDORS WHEN THEY ARE RESPONDING AND HOW WE CAN INTEGRATE THEM INTO THE OPERATIONAL CRITERIA OR HIERARCHY ARE THE THINGS THAT THIS PROJECT WILL BE ABLE TO KIND OF GIVE US AT THE END OF 2020 SIX WHEN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT UP WORDING INFRASTRUCTURE, WERE TALKING ABOUT NEW SIGNALS, NEW WIRING, AND JUST SO THAT THEY CAN COMMUNICATE THROUGH ALL OF THAT . >>ABSOLUTELY . >>NEW CABINETS, FIBER TO BRING IT BACK TO THE CENTRAL DETECTION WE NEED TO GATHER DATA TO MAKE IT DATA RESPONSIVE TO THE TYPE OF INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT WHICH WE CONSIDER THE CORE FOUNDATIONAL ITS STRUCTURE FOR THE SYSTEM . >>SO, WHAT ARE WE TESTING? THERE ARE A LOT OF EXCITING THINGS THAT WE ARE INTRODUCING. AGAIN, TECHNOLOGY THAT WOULD DETECT PEDESTRIANS PRESENCE AT THE SIGNALIZED INTERSECTION THAT WE WILL BRING UP THE WALK WITHOUT PEDESTRIANS HAVING TO PUSH THE BUTTON. IT ALSO HAS THE CAPABILITY OF COUNTING PEDESTRIANS WHICH WE CAN KIND OF INTEGRATE THE DATA INTO THE LOGIC OF THE ADOPTIVE TYPE OF OPERATION WHICH WOULD HELP US SCALE PRIORITIZATION WITHIN THE OPERATIONAL STANDARDS OR CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS WE WOULD DEVELOP. THIS TYPE OF DATA CAN BE VERY USEFUL WHERE WE ANTICIPATE PEDESTRIAN SEARCH. FOR INSTANCE, A TRANSIT LINK LIKE A STADIUM AT UW STADIUM AND A LINK TO HUSKY STADIUM STATION AND PEOPLE GETTING OUT OF THERE AND CONNECTING TO EITHER TRANSIT OR GETTING INTO UW THAT IS A SURGE THAT WE FEEL IS A GOOD PROTOTYPE THAT CAN ALTER THE OPERATIONAL PRIORITIZATION INTO WHAT WE CALL DATA RELATED OPERATION. FOR BICYCLES, WE HAVE BEEN OPERATING FOR PAST DETECTION FOR BIKES BUT WE LIKE WORKING WITH OTHERS THAT COULD HELP INTEGRATE CONNECTING BIKES WITH THE ACTUAL TRAFFIC SIGNAL SO, THE APP WILL ACT AS A PRESENCE AND A RESPONSE BACK TO CYCLIST TO SAY IS YOU ARE DETECTED BY THE SIGNAL AND YOU WILL GET YOUR GREEN TIME. THE UNIQUE IDENTIFIER WOULD ALSO ALLOW US TO HELP ESTABLISH PRIORITIZATION, MEANING IF WE NEED TO HAVE IQ JUMP FOR BIKES BECAUSE WE WANT TO REDUCE CONFLICT OR WE WANT TO ADVANCE OR EXTEND GREEN TIME FOR BIKES BECAUSE WE THINK THEY NEED IT OR EVEN CLARENCE OF THE SIGNALS COVERED IN YELLOW TO ASK THEN FOR BIKES BECAUSE THE SPEED WILL BE A LOT LOWER TO TRAVERSE THE INTERSECTION OF THESE ARE THE KINDS OF CAPABILITIES THAT IT WOULD GIVE US. THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO AT PLATFORMS IS A SYSTEMWIDE AND THE OTHER IS MORE ON INTERSECTION BASE SO WE HAVE TO POPULATE INFRASTRUCTURE WHEREAS THE SECOND ONE COULD BE INTEGRATED FROM A SYSTEM BASED . >>THE OTHER PIECE THAT WE ARE TESTING IS WHAT WE CALL THE GREEN WAVE PARTNERING WITH FST AND SUE COORDINATE WITH DISPATCH TO RESPOND AND THERE THE PATH FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS AND A ROUTE WERE TO NEXT MAJOR HOSPITALS FROM THE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT IN FIRST HILL SO THEY FEEL LIKE THIS IN THE CONGESTION INDEX OR CONGESTION AND MONTLAKE IS EXTENSIVE SO CLEARING THE PATH AHEAD OF TIME WILL BE A LOT MORE HELPFUL AND NAVIGATING THE RESPONSE TEAM AND THAT WOULD BE A GOOD OUTCOME . >>SO A COUPLE FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS ON SOME OF THESE. UNDER THE PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT CAR THESE WHERE ARE THESE DEPLOYED YET OR ARE THEY COMING IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS OR A COUPLE YEARS AWAY? >>SO, 2020 IS ALL THE TESTING THAT WILL BE HAPPENING IN AT THE END OF THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2020 WE WILL HAVE THE EVALUATION AND RESULTS TO SHARE HERE AND ALSO WITH THE USDOT . >>SO ON THE BY, IS IT THE KIND OF THING LIKE AS A BICYCLIST I WOULD JUST OPEN MY APP WHEN I LEAVE AND PUT IT IN MY POCKET AND THEN IS IT LIKE EVERY TIME I GET IN AND INTERSECTION I’M HERE . >>WE ARE LOOKING AT INSTEAD OF YOU PULLING OUT . >>THAT COULD BE SOME LITTLE SIGN YOU COULD DISPLAY . >>WE HAVE ONE OF THOSE SUPPORT THAT I JUST LEARNED ABOUT RECENTLY . >>IN BALLARD THERE IS ONE ON EIGHTH AVENUE WHERE THERE IS A SIGNAL THAT TELLS YOU WHETHER YOU’VE BEEN DETECTED AS A BIKE . >>VISIT AND OUT BASED ONE . >>PROBLEMS FOR SOME PEOPLE RIDING BIKES. IN TERMS OF MAKING SURE YOU’RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE BEEN DETECTED . >>I LOVE THE PASSIVE DETECTION. I’M NOT A HUGE FAN OF THE PHONE- BASED APPS SYSTEM THAT THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE SMART PHONES BUT THERE’S STILL AN EQUITY ISSUE THERE AND I ALSO WANT TO FLAG THAT PUTTING CYCLISTS AND PEOPLE BIKING TO DOWNLOAD AN APP TO GET SIGNAL PRIORITY FEELS LIKE YOU’RE PUTTING THE ISSUE ON THEM TO TAKE ACTION RATHER THAN BEING THOUGHTFUL OF THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE PASSIVE DETECTION MAY HAVE ISSUES TO WORK OUT BUT IT’S A GOOD SOLUTION AND I’VE USED IT ONE BIKING WITH MY CHILD AND I FOUND IT GREAT. THERE ARE MORE SOLUTIONS TO BE DETERMINED . >>WHAT CAN HAPPEN WITH THE APP- BASED DETECTIO IS IT CAN SENT YOU FROM FARTHER AWAY FROM THE INTERSECTION AND CAN END UP ADJUSTING SIGNAL TIMING TO GRAIN OR IT CAN BE BUILT INTO THE LOGIC OF NEEDING TO GET TO THE INTERSECTION TO BEING DETECTED BUT TO BE A LITTLE MORE DYNAMIC >>WE ALSO UNDERSTAND THE CONCERNS . >>THESE ARE THE KINDS OF THINGS FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT . >>SO, WOULD’VE WE BEEN DOING CURRENTLY FOR THESE? AND WHERE WE ARE GOING. SO FOR TRANSIT AND FOR THE LAST 25 YEARS WE’VE BEEN PRIORITIZING TRANSIT SIGNAL PRIORITY AND EXTENDING THE GREEN OR TRANSIT ONLY PHASES. THIS PARTICULAR THING IS OCCURRING AT A LOCALIZED INTERSECTION, NOT NECESSARILY SYSTEMWIDE BUT, WHERE WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE IT IS WE ARE PARTNERING WITH THE KC METRO CURRENTLY TO BE ABLE TO INGEST THEIR REAL-TIME DATA FROM THEIR BUSES WHICH WOULD HELP US DEVELOP MORE OF A NETWORK BASE PRIORITIZATION INSTEAD OF LOCALIZED CANNOT TO SAY LOCALIZED IS GOING AWAY BUT JUST ADDING A LAYER OF NETWORK BASED PRIORITIZATION SO IF WE HAVE TO DO DECIDE WHO GETS THE PRIORITIZATION, WE COULD USE PASSENGER LOAD CAPACITY, OR WHETHER IT’S A BART BUS OR SO FORTH TO KIND OF HELP THE PRIORITIZATION AMONG THE TRANSIT SERVICES. >>SO, PEDESTRIANS I WANT TO TALK ABOUT MERCER BECAUSE IT WAS A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR US. MERCER WAS THE FIRST QUARTER IN WHICH WE ROLLED OUT OUR ADAPTIVE CORRIDOR AND, SDOT AND USERS HAVE ON HAND IN HAND LEARNED A LOT AND THIS DEMONSTRATES THE CONSTRAINT IN TERMS OF TECHNOLOGY THAT WE HAVE SO, THE FIRST ATTEMPT OF ROLLING IT OUT, YIELDED RELIABLE PERFORMANCE FOR VEHICLES AND BUSES AND FREIGHTS . HOWEVER, THE EXPERIENCE FOR PEDESTRIANS WASN’T FAVORABLE. SO, WE WORKED HAND-IN-HAND WITH THE PUBLIC INTEREST PEOPLE AND ALSO WITH THE VENDOR. WE DIDN’T HAVE THE SOFTWARE IN ORDER TO EXTEND THE WALK WERE WHAT WE CALL HAVE THAT WALK THE REST AND WALK SO WE WORKED WITH THE VENDOR TO CONFIGURE SOFTWARE IN LATE SUMMER OF THIS YEAR. WE IMPLEMENTED WHAT WE CALL REST AND WALK AND NOT HAVING TO PUSH THE BUTTON TO CROSS THE SIDESTREETS WHILE STILL MAINTAINING THE RELIABILITY OF ALL THE USERS OVERALL. SO, IT WAS A GOOD EXAMPLE AND A GOOD LESSON LEARNED FOR US AND ALSO HELPS US TO DETERMINE HOW WE ROLL OUT OUR NEXT ADAPTIVE PROJECT. BUT, THE LEARNING AND EXPERIENCING AND LEARNING MORE ABOUT IT DOESN’T STOP FOR US, IT’S A CONTINUOUS EFFORT, BUT, IT WAS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHAT WE’VE LEARNED FROM ROLLING OUT SOMETHING IN THE AMENDMENTS OR IMPROVEMENTS THAT WE’VE TAKEN TO BALANCE THE MODES . >>SO, I HAVE NOTICED THAT THE REGULAR PATTERN I GET USED TO CUT MY COMMUTE ON IS ON DEXTER ACROSS MERCER AND I PASSED THAT CHRIST TODAY AND OVER THE YEARS YOU GET USED TO PATTERN AND AMAYA PATTERN SHIFTED AND SO DID MY ABILITY TO INDICATE WHEN IT WAS MY TURN AND CLEARLY SOMETHING WAS HAPPENING BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE IT WAS IN MY MIND. [ LAUGHTER ] >>SOMETHING IS ALWAYS HAPPENING . >>YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED, THE NORTH PORTAL, A WHOLE SHIFT OF TRAFFIC ENTERING THE SYSTEM AND IT CONTRIBUTES TO THE PATTERN AND I’M CURIOUS TO HEAR HOW YOU PRIORITIZE THE STAFF AND WE’VE HAD CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THIS AND WHAT WE CAN MEASURE HAS AN IMPACT ON THINGS AND IT FEELS LIKE A BIT OF EVEN IN POLICY, A PRO-OTO BIASED SO, I NOTICED A BLOCK SOUTH OF MERCER WHERE THE OFFRAMP FOR FOLKS GOING NORTHBOUND ON AURORA GET OFF TO COME TO SOUTH LAKE UNION OR LOOP AROUND. OBVIOUSLY WAS IN THE REST WHEN THIS WAS AN EXISTING IT WAS PRETTY LIMITED AND NOW IT’S SIGNIFICANT AND FEELS LIKE THE MORE CARS THAT SHOW UP THERE THE LONGER THE SIGNAL THEY GET AND ON ONE HAND THAT IS LOGICAL BUT SAYING IF YOU KEEP BRINGING MORE CARS WE WILL GIVE YOU MORE PRIORITY AS OPPOSED TO SAYING NO NO MORE CARS THERE IT FEELS LIKE THERE’S OBVIOUSLY A LOT MORE TRAFFIC ON THE BECAUSE OF THE GROWTH IN SOUTH LAKE UNION BUT I’M CURIOUS HOW WE SET UP ALGORITHMS AND I IMAGINE IT’S SOMEWHAT COMPLICATED BECAUSE WE DON’T WANT CARS TO BACK UP SO FAR ON THE FREEWAY BUT THEN IT’S LIKE IS THERE AN EQUIVALENT OF HOW MANY BIKES ARE BACKED UP FOR PEDESTRIANS AND THAT’S NEVER A CONCERN. I KNOW YOU INDIVIDUALLY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THAT BUT IT FEELS LIKE IT DOESN’T GET THE SAME WEIGHT ONE IS PRIORITIZED. . >>I THINK THIS IS ACTUALLY A PLACE WHERE ITS CAN HELP US BALANCE OUT THOSE THINGS IF WE WERE TAKING A STATIC APPROACH SOMETHING LIKE SR 99 HAS PEAK DEMANDS AND WE ARE SERVING MORE PEOPLE WILL IN THE TUNNEL AND WE ARE AT OFF-PEAK TIMES AND THERE IS REALLY NOT A LOT OF FLEXIBILITY IN SERVING THE NEEDS SO YOU TRY TO MAKE YOUR BEST GUESS AND IT GETS BETTER AND AS THEY SAID THE INDUSTRY IS RAPIDLY TRYING TO CATCH UP BUT AS WE GET BETTER AT DETECTING EVERYBODY WE CAN REFINE SOME OF THESE THINGS AND SO THE INITIAL DEPLOYMENTS HAVE BEEN VERY A■UTOFOCUS AND WE ALREADY WRITE OUR RULES THAT CAN HELP BALANCE OUT THOSE THINGS AND MAKE SURE WE ARE SERVING ALL THE TRAFFIC AND ALL THE PEOPLE USING THAT INTERSECTION . >>WHAT IF I FRAME THE QUESTION DIFFERENTLY. IF I WANTED TO SEE A 20% REDUCTION IN VEHICLE TRAVEL IN SOUTH LAKE UNION, COULD YOU DEPLOY THE ITS SYSTEM IN A WAY TO DELIVER ON THE OBJECT OF? >>I THINK IT’S A DIFFICULT QUESTION BECAUSE IT SOME OF HOW PEOPLE MAKE DECISIONS IS BASED ON THE DELAY THEY FACE IF THEY’RE DRIVING AND SOME OF HOW THEY MAKE THE DECISIONS IS THE LAND-USE PATTERN THAT IS SURVEYING AND THE LARGER REGIONAL LAND-USE PATTERN. WE COULD DIAL UP THE DELAY WITH THE SYSTEM THAT MIGHT OR MIGHT NOT LEAD TO A SHIFT BUT MIGHT LEAD TO FRUSTRATION . >>IN THAT AREA, WHERE THE STREETCAR IS, THERE’S NOT A LOT OF BUS PRIORITY AND SO THE GENERAL CONGESTION MEANS THERE IS A WAY TO PRIORITIZE IT BECAUSE WE DO HAVE BUS TRANSIT AND SOME OF THE TRAFFIC IS HORRENDOUS AND PERMANENT PARKING GARAGES THAT WE MESS UP ON BUT I STILL THINK AND WE HEARD IN PUBLIC COMMENT AND THE DATA POINT BUT MERCER WAS PREDICTED TO CARRY X NUMBER OF VEHICLES AND WE BLOWN THROUGH THAT AND IT’S WAY MORE VEHICLES THAN IT WAS NEVER ANTICIPATED FOR THEIR AND HOW DO WE REDUCE THAT CLEARLY IS MAKING PEOPLE FRUSTRATED AND IT’S NOT A GOOD THING BUT AT THE SAME TIME A FOR DOING THAT, WE CAN CROSS THE STREET AND IF I’M CYCLING I DON’T HAVE TO WAIT AS LONG AND I DON’T HAVE TO RIDE THE BUS, THOSE THINGS DO COME OUT IN THE BALANCE IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW WE MIGHT DEPLOY THIS DYNAMIC SYSTEM TO DELIVER ON THE OBJECT GIVES THE OBJECTIVE IS NOT INCREASED DRIVER FRUSTRATION, THIS OBJECTIVE IS WE NEED TO REDUCE CLIMATE OMISSIONS AND CONGESTION. SO, I’M INTERESTED IN CREATIVE THINKING AROUND USING THE SYSTEM AND I THINK WE MIGHT SEE MORE PEOPLE MORE EXCITED ABOUT ITS IF IT FELT LIKE IT WAS TRYING TO HELP THAT WHEREAS IT FEELS RIGHT NOW IT’S OFTEN HURTING THE SUBJECT LIVES . >>ETIQUETTE THE COMBINATION OF MULTIPLE THINGS, RECIPE WE ARE LOOKING AT. AS WE APPROPRIATOR REALLOCATE OUR RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR MULTIUSE AND THE MORE BUS LANES WE HAD THAT IS WHERE THE ITS COMES IN AND STABILIZES THINGS AND THE MODE YOU WANT TO PRIORITIZE, WE CONTINUE TO SHIFT THOSE THINGS BUT THERE IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, IDLING CARS AND THAT WHAT YOU ARE OMITTING CONTINUES TO STRIVE FOR BALANCE FOR ALL. WE HAVE THE CAPABILITY OF PRIORITIZING CERTAIN NOSE THAT HELPS YOU SUPPORT THESE THINGS, THE MORE RELIABLE YOUR TRANSIT SERVICES ARE THE MORE PEOPLE WILL SHIFT TO THAT. THE OPERATION IS ONE PIECE OF IT BUT MAKES IT MORE RELIABLE THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE IN OTHER PROGRAMS THAT WE NEED TO PAIR IT WITH. THE BIKES THAT WE NEED TO BUILD THE FACILITIES TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE FEEL COMFORTABLE TO GO BIKING AND THE SHIFT IS THE OPERATION AND THE TOOL THAT HELPS YOU PRIORITIZE, ALLOCATE RIGHT-OF-WAY IN A SAFE MANNER AND ALSO HELP REDUCE CONFLICTS . >>THE RECIPE ANALOGY AND THE NUMBER OF THINGS THAT HAVE GONE TO THE MIX, I GUESS I’M INTRIGUED ABOUT THE IDEA THAT IF WE SET AS A POLICY WOULD LIKE TO SEE 10% MORE TRIPS TO LAKE UNION ASKED THE EXPERTS WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN THE RECIPE THAT WE NEED TO DO THAT AND THERE’S PROBABLY A MIX OF THINGS NEEDED TO DO THAT AND THESE ARE THE TYPES OF GOALS WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE FOCUS ON AND USE THESE VARIOUS TOOLS TO GET DOWN AND RECOGNIZE THAT WE WERE STILL MISSING A COUPLE TOOLS AND WHAT ARE THEY AND LOOK AT THOSE LEVERS ALSO . >>YES . >>OKAY SO WE ARE GOING BACK TO WHERE WERE GOING AND I THINK I TALKED ABOUT A LOT OF THE PILOT PROJECTS THAT WE ARE BRINGING OUT FOR PEDESTRIANS AND I THINK WERE VERY EXCITED TO PILOT THE DETECTION AND I THINK IT’S GONNA BE A KEY CHANGER FOR HOW WE OPERATE . >>THAT WILL BE I’M SORRY, EARLY 2020 OR? >>THE REPORT WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE LAST ORDER . >>PEOPLE GET IT, I GUESS IT WOULD BE HARD TO EXPERIENCE I’M BEING DETECTED BUT WHEN WILL THEY BE DEPLOYED ON THE STREET? >>>>IS IT JUST A HANDFUL? >>YES, HANDFUL. MONTLAKE AND PACIFIC WITH THE LINK IS ONE OF THEM . >>EXCITING, WILL PUT IT ON MY CALENDAR. >>ALL RIGHT >>WE CONTINUE TO DEVELOP POLICIES I THINK THE LEADING PEDESTRIAN INTERVAL POLICY THAT WE JUST IMPLEMENTED IN MAY, WE CONTINUED TO IMPLEMENT THOSE AS WE OPTIMIZE CORE DOORS, RANIER IS ONE OF THEM THAT WE HAVE KIND OF INTEGRATED AND WE CONTINUE TO TOUCH BASE WITH OTHER CITIES AS WELL THAT ARE TESTING TECHNOLOGY AND KEEP THE COMMUNICATION FLOWING TO LEARN MORE FROM THEM EXPECT I’VE NOT BEEN ON THE RANIER CORRIDOR IN A WHILE SO ARE THE INDICATORS IN PLACE ALONG THE WHOLE CORRIDOR? >>WHERE WE IMPLEMENTED THE BUS LANES ON THE SOUTHERN END, HENDERSON TO THE NORTHERN END . >>SO RAINIER BEACH? >>NORTH OF COLUMBIA CITY, I CAN’T REMEMBER THE SIDE STREET BUT NORTH OF COLUMBIA CITY >>CYCLISTS, WE’VE BEEN EXPERIMENTING WITH THE VIDEO LOOP IN THE NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT WE TESTED IN BALLARD THAT GIVES YOU A UNIQUE IDENTIFIER TO BE RECOGNIZED AS A BITE WHICH IS WHAT WE NEED TO KIND OF MOVE FORWARD WITH. IT’S SIMPLY WHEN WE HAVE BIKE FACILITIES AND TWO-WAY FACILITIES, THE TECHNOLOGIES WE AND LEVERAGING THE VIDEO DETECTORS WORKED TO IDENTIFY BY AS A BITE BUT HOWEVER, IN MIXED- USE FACILITIES THAT WE HAVE A HARD TIME DETECT THING BIKES IS BIKES WILL USE THE TECHNOLOGY. HENCE, WHY WE ARE GOING TO THE BASE, THE APP BASE I DO HEAR YOUR CONCERNS BUT IT ALSO GIVES TRAVEL TIME WHICH WE’VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO GET, ORIGIN DESTINATION, WHERE THE BIKE IS MOVING AND WHERE WE CAN USE THE DATA TO HELP BUILD THE NEW FACILITY WHERE WE NEED TO BUILD MORE FOR THE LADIES AND THEN GET WITH THE BIKE MASTER PLAN THEN, ALSO GETTING DATA AND TRAVEL TIME THAT IT WOULD BE REALLY COOL TO GET BIKES TRAVEL TIME TO HELP PEOPLE NAVIGATE WITH THEIR BIKE TIME WILL BE DEPENDING ON FITNESS OR THE AVERAGE. >>OKAY. I’VE GOT TO ASK THE SURVEILLANCE QUESTION I KNOW THE TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY THAT WOULD GO THROUGH AND SIR . >>IT IS OPTING AND WE ARE GOING TO THE SURVEILLANCE ORDINANCE CHECKLIST TO MAKE SURE WE ARE ADHERING TO ALL OF THE POLICIES BUT, IT IS AN OPT IN . >>OKAY . >>I THINK THAT TO THE POINT THAT YOU ALL MADE ABOUT THE WORLD BUS, IT WOULD BE REALLY IMPORTANT AND WE WOULD WANT A LOT OF PEOPLE TO OFF TO BE AS TRANSPARENT AS POSSIBLE ABOUT HOW THE DATA WOULD BE USED WHICH I WOULD EXPECT IT WOULD BE TO MAKE SURE IT’S LIVING UP TO ALL THE STANDARD SO THAT WE GET ROBUST ANTICIPATION AND THE TRAVEL BENEFIT . >>AGREED . >>YES. SO, JUST A QUICK TIMELINE OF WHAT WE BEEN DOING FOR PET AND BIKE ACTION THUS FAR. WE HAVE A GREENWAY CROSSING AND SUPPORTING POLICY, WHERE WE BUILT SIGNALS FOR GREENWAY CROSSING, AURORA 92nd IS ONE IDEA WHERE WE PUT IN A GREENWAY PASSING SIGNAL AND UPSTREAM WE HAD AN INTERSECTION WHERE WE HAD ACCIDENT PROBLEMS OR COLLISION PROBLEMS IN WHICH ADDING THE SIGNAL HAD KIND OF MINIMIZED OR REDUCED THE ACCIDENT RE-WE HELP SIGNAL A ONE-ON-ONE WORKSHOP WHICH WE LIKE TO DO MORE WHICH YOU ATTENDED, IT WAS A GOOD WORKSHOP TO GET PEOPLE FULL INSIDE OF WHAT IT TAKE TO DESIGN THE SIGNAL AND WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES AND THE BENEFITS WE CAN LEVERAGE AS WE SHAPE OUR MULTIMODAL UP RATION VISION WE TALKED ABOUT THE WALK IMPLEMENTED IN JULY AND AUGUST CONTINUE TO WORK ON THE REPORT. WE CONTINUE TO WANT TO ACCESS AND PROVIDE SOME SORT OF ADVISORY TEAM WITH EXIST THE MODAL PLANS OR SOMETHING TO START ENGAGING PEOPLE ON OPERATION FOR WHAT IT MEANS, POLICY AND TECHNOLOGY TO THE CHALLENGES WE FACE AND SO WE ARE COLLABORATIVELY RESPONDING AT RESOLVING ISSUES IT WOULD BE UNDERWAY FOR 2020 . >>IF I HAD BEEN PATIENT YOU ANSWERED ALL MY TIMING QUESTIONS ON THE TIMELINE . >>NO WORRIES. I DO WANT TO COMMENT AND I APPRECIATE THE ADVISORY GROUP AND I THINK IT’S AN IMPORTANT PLACE TO GET FEEDBACK. IT’S ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY TO KEEP THE CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION OPEN AMONGST STRONG ADVOCATES THAT REPRESENT BROADER COMMUNITIES AND OUR VOICE ON WHAT IS WORKING SO THE CLOSER AND MORE INFORMED THEY CAN BE AND THE EXPERTISE THEY CAN BRING TO THE PROCESS IN BOTH DIRECTIONS IS HELP. I HOPE THAT WORK CONTINUES . >>TO WOULD BE ON THE OPERATIONAL ADVISORY GROUP THAT FOLKS WHO ARE ALREADY ENGAGED ON OTHER BOARDS OR WHAT’S THE PROCESS OF SELECT WHO IS PARTICIPATING? >>THAT IS SOMETHING WE STILL DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER TO A NURSE TILL WORKING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE IN TERMS OF HOW TO ESTABLISH THAT. I THINK WHAT PROVED CHALLENGING IN SOME OF THE FEEDBACK WE WERE GETTING ON MERCER AND THE SIGNALS 101 GROUP WAS THAT IT WAS A LITTLE BIT AD HOC WHO COULD ENGAGE WITH US AND HOW WE FEEL LIKE THERE’S A BENEFIT TO FORMALIZING THAT MORE SO IT’S MORE CLEAR AND TRANSPARENT AND OPEN TO EVERYBODY TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT . >>IF IT WORKED OUT WE WOULD LOVE TO HELP WITH SOME PERSPECTIVE LIVE WITH THAT AS WELL IF YOU’RE OPEN TO THAT >>OKAY FREIGHT IS ALSO ANOTHER MODE EVEN THOUGH A LOT OF THE OPERATIONAL ENHANCE GEARED FOR THE VEHICLE GET TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT BUT THERE’S A NEED TO IDENTIFY THEM AND THEY HAVE’S PACIFIC IN TERMS OF NEEDING TO DETECT TRACKS AND CLEARANCE TIME THROUGH AN INTERSECTION THAT’S NOT THE SAME STARTING TIME, IT’S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT AROUND THE PORT FACILITY AND I THINK THERE’S A NEED, THE TRAIN CROSSING IS A BIG CHALLENGE FOR THOSE ACCESSING FREIGHT FOR THE PORT OF SEATTLE FACILITIES. WE’VE TESTED AND THEY HAVE SOME SORT OF PREDICTION AND HOW LONG THE CLOSURE RAILROAD CROSSING WOULD BE, THE SPEED OF THE TRAIN AND WHEN IT WOULD ARRIVE AND SO FORTH SO THE TOOL WILL BE HELP FOR FREIGHT BUT ALSO HELPFUL FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT KIND OF SHARE THEIR CONCERN OF SPECIFIC FIRE STATIONS AROUND THE AREA THAT HAD A HARD TIME RESPONDING . >>IT COULD BE THIRD-PARTY DATA API AS WELL . >>THE STUFF I READ HERE ON FREIGHT IS LITERALLY JUST ABOUT POLICIES AND CORRIDORS, DO WE HAVE FREIGHT DETECTION ABILITY? >>NOT YET . >>OKAY . >>THERE’S STILL MORE DEFINING CORRIDORS TO MAKE THEM AS OPTIMAL AS POSSIBLE . >>SO I WILL TURN IT TO JASON TO TALK ABOUT MEASUREMENT . >>OKAY, JASON HERE AT . >>SO I HELP MANAGE THE ACTIVE OPERATION IN THIS CENTER ALONG WITH THE DATA COLLECTION AND I HAVE SEVERAL SLIDES TO TALK ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY WE USE AND HOW WE COLLABORATE WITH PARTNERS AND WHAT WE ARE GETTING BACK FROM A DATA PERSPECTIVE ABOUT THE ABILITY TO HEAR TRAFFIC IMPACT INCIDENTS. WE HAVE A DEDICATED STAFF IN THE OPERATIONS AND WORKING 24 HOURS A DAY SEVEN DAYS A WEEK TO KEEP TRAFFIC MOVING IN SEATTLE WITH A VARIETY OF METHODS TO UNDERSTAND CURRENT CONDITIONS ON OUR STREETS LISTENING TO A POLICE SCANNER AND LOOKING AT REAL-TIME FEEDS FROM COMPUTER DISPATCH FROM POLICE AND FIRE USING TRAFFIC CAMERAS AND WORKING COLLABORATIVELY WITH THE WAS.TRAFFIC CENTER AND MONITORING SOCIAL AND TRADITIONAL MEDIA LEARNING ABOUT THE INCIDENTS IMPACTING OUR ROADWAYS AND HELP PARTICIPATE IN A COORDINATED EFFORT TO THEM AS QUICK AS POSSIBLE. THAT ORDINATION WORKS WITH POLICE AND FIRE GETTING FEEDBACK FROM THEM ABOUT SUSPECTED INCIDENTS AND RIGHTS AS A RESPONSE. WE MAY IMPLEMENT DETOUR ROUTES TO HELP MOVE TRAFFIC AROUND LONG- TERM EVENTS OR MODIFY TRAFFIC SIGNAL TIMING TO MOVE PEOPLE IF THERE IS A TRAFFIC IMPACTING EVENT IN SEATTLE. WE ALSO COMMUNICATE WITH THE PUBLIC USING A VARIETY OF TOOLS IN PLACE MESSAGES ON LARGE OVERHEAD SIGNS THAT WE HAVE A HEALTHY SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING ON TWITTER THANKS TO THE OPERATORS IN OUR CENTER. WE PUT REAL-TIME INCIDENT INFORMATION ON OUR TRAVEL INFORMATION MAP WEBSITE AND OF COURSE WE COMMUNICATE WITH MANY INTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS USING BOTH EMAIL AND TEXT. WE FINALLY HAVE A RESPONSE TEAM, TRUCKS ROAMING THE CITY AND ABLE TO PUSH STALLED VEHICLES OFF THE SIDE OF THE ROTOR GIVE THEM GAS, GIVE THEM A JUMP OR IF THERE’S A LARGER TRAFFIC IMPACTING EVENT THEY COULD BE BOOTS ON THE GROUND PRESENCE PROVIDING INFORMATION TO HELP US WITH OUR RESPONSE TO THOSE INCIDENTS. SO HERE IS SOME DATA. SO THIS SHOWS OUR VERIFIED INCIDENTS IN 2018 AND THUS FAR IN 2019. THE VERIFIED INCIDENT CONSISTS OF SOMETHING OBSERVED IN THE OPERATIONS CENTER BY CAMERA OR VERIFIED BY THE SRT STAFF IN PERSON. SO, THE DURATION IS FROM ONE ITS FIRST LOG IN 911 TO THE TIME IT’S CLEARED. EVERY ACTIVITY IS TRACKED IN A DATABASE THAT WE KEEP IN THE OPERATIONS CENTER AND WE TRACK SINGLE VEHICLE COLLISIONS, MULTI VEHICLE COLLISIONS AND DISABLED VEHICLES, SO REFER TO THE CHART THERE ARE MASSIVE SPECS FOR SINGLE OCCUPANCY SINGLE VEHICLE COLLISIONS. SO OF COURSE I DRILLED INTO THAT WITH DATA FOLKS AND IT SEEMS LIKE THESE TYPES OF INCIDENTS COULD INVOLVE A SINGLE CAR VERSUS A HOLE OR SOMETHING THAT IS ROLLED OVER OR CAR VERSUS A PEDESTRIAN OR CAR VERSUS BIKE, THIS COULD CREATE OUTLIERS AND ADDITIONALLY THERE IS DATA THAT SUGGESTS WE HAVE SINGLE OCCUPANCY OR TEASE ME A SINGLE VEHICLE COULD BE A BUS WITH CALLED LARGER VEHICLES REQUIRING A SPECIAL TYPE OF TOE BE DISPATCHED IN THESE ALL KIND OF WILL PRODUCE THESE TYPE OF MASSIVE SPIKES YOU SEE IN THAT TYPE OF INCIDENT COMPARED TO A MULTIVEHICLE COLLISION IN THE STALLED VEHICLE. BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY IF YOU LOOK AT THE TRIM LINE BEHIND IT THE DOTTED LINES REPLACE ALL THE DATA INTO EXCEL AND IT SHOWS THAT THERE IS A SORT OF GRADUAL DECREASE IN THE INCIDENT DURATION FOR SINGLE VEHICLES AND THE OTHERS REMAIN STEADY DESPITE THE FACT THAT WE MOVED TO 24/7 OPERATION IN OCTOBER 2018. OTHER DATA SUPPORTS THE FACT THAT THOSE TYPES OF INCIDENTS THAT ARE OVERNIGHT THAT THEY TAKE LONGER TO BE RESPONDED TO DUE TO THE FACT THAT THERE ARE FEWER FOLKS OUT THERE ON THE ROAD ABLE TO HELP FOLKS OUT, WE SEE THIS AS A SUCCESS THAT WERE ABLE TO MANAGE AND KEEP THE INCIDENT DURATION PRETTY STABLE DESPITE THE FACT THAT WE ARE TRACKING INCIDENTS OCCURRING OVERNIGHT AND THOSE DO HAVE A LONGER DURATION TO THE COORDINATION WITH OUR PARTNERS LIKE THE STATE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT AND POLICE. >>THE SPIKES REALLY THROW ME OFF A BIT, I IMAGINE I MEAN OTHER HUNDREDS OF SINGLE VEHICLE INCIDENTS PER MONTH OR A HANDFUL? >>WE HAVE DATE ON THE VOLUME YOU BUT YOU CAN SEE THERE ARE FEWER AND BACK TO HERE THERE WERE ALSO WEATHER EVENTS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE SPIKES OF FEBRUARY, THE SNOW WE EXPERIENCED SO IT’S REALLY A FEW OUTLIERS THAT CAN SKEW THE DATA. >>THE FEBRUARY SNOW BUT FEBRUARY 2 YEARS AGO WAS DIFFERENT. CAN YOU GO FORWARD ONE . >>WE HAVE TO MONITOR AND VERIFY INCIDENTS ADDING TO THE NUMBER OF INCIDENTS WHERE TRACKING AND OF COURSE, WE CONTINUE TO GROW IN POPULATION DUE TO JOBS WITH SIMPLY MORE TRAVELERS ON THE ROADS THAT COULD INCREASE THE POSSIBILITY OF TRAFFIC AND OTHER INCIDENTS OCCURRING . >>AND FROM THIS PERSPECTIVE I THINK IT’S TIME TO CLEAR THE INCIDENT OUT OF THE ROADWAY TO GET TRAFFIC AND OPERATIONS BACK TO NORMAL AND SO, AS JASON SAID SOME OF THE SEVERITY OF THOSE INCIDENTS COULD AFFECT THAT AND ALSO, JUST FOR SOMETHING JASON SAID, THIS IS NOT EVERY TRAFFIC INCIDENT IN THE CITY THESE ARE THE ONES THAT CAN BE VERIFIED FROM BEGINNING TO END THROUGH THE TOC . >>THERE ARE PLENTY OF THINGS THAT HAPPEN IN OTHER PLACES THAT ARE NOT PART OF THE DATA SET BUT THIS IS LIKE THE LIGHT, HOW ARE WE DOING IN TERMS OF OUR ABILITY TO MANAGE THOSE INCIDENTS. >>SO, JUST TO CONCLUDE, I AM PERSONALLY INTERESTED IN MAKING THE OPERATION TO BE THE LANGUAGE OF EVERYONE AND I WANT THE OPERATION TO BE UNDERSTOOD. AND IT WOULD BE KIND OF NICE TO KIND OF HAVE COMMUNICATION IN THE PAST TO TALK ABOUT OPERATIONAL NEEDS AND ISSUES AND TO BE CONTINUOUS. WE’VE TALKED ABOUT THE PILOTS AND STUFF AND WE ARE EXCITED, 2020 IS AN EXCITING YEAR FOR US I THINK WITH THE OUTCOME WITH ALL OF THE ITEMS WE ARE TESTING WHICH WOULD HELP US SHAPE HOW WE MOVE FORWARD WITH MULTIMODAL VIEWS AND UMBRELLA TECHNOLOGY, SUPPORT AND INTEGRITY TO HOW WE MOVE THE PROGRAM FORWARD. >>THANK YOU ALL. I WILL SAY TO WALL THAT THE FISH TRUCK SCALE INCIDENT, THAT IS PARTICULARLY ONE THAT SAM GETS TO LIVE THROUGH THAT VICARIOUSLY TO THE REST OF US, WE CONTINUE TO HAVE MAJOR INCIDENTS AND AT LEAST ANECDOTALLY IT FEELS LIKE THE RESPONSE TO THOSE ARE CLEARING A LOT BETTER. I KNOW A LOT OF THE DATA IS THINGS THAT ARE BIG ENOUGH TO GET ON THE NEWS BECAUSE THEY ARE MORE DAY TO DAY STUFF CRITIC THE IMPORTANT TO MOVE THE TIMES DOWN BUT IT DOES FEEL THAT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT EVENTS UNFORTUNATELY CONTINUE TO HAPPEN AND IT SEEMS LIKE THE WORK TO COORDINATE THE EFFORTS AND RESPONSES SEEMS TO BE DOING PRETTY GOOD AND I APPRECIATE THAT EFFORT AS WELL . >>ALL RIGHT. >>NO MORE QUESTIONS FOR ME, I’M JUST TRYING OUT OTHER QUESTIONS I GUESS. >>THANK YOU FOR YOUR, I AM REALLY INTERESTED IN AND I THINK SAM MADE A COMMENT, THE SYSTEM DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO ON ITS OWN, IT DOES WHAT WE TELL IT TO DO AND FIGURE OUT HOW WE ARE ASKED TO DO THINGS AND I RELEASE THERE IS INTEREST THERE WAS STRONG POLICIES TAKING INTO THE CITY AND I MAY WORK TO CLARIFY SOME OF THAT AND TRY TO GET OUTCOMES BETTER FOR SOME THAT I WANT TO PRIORITIZE AND LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR ENGAGEMENT ON THAT . >>AND I THINK, THERE ARE LEADERS IN THE COUNTRY THINKING ABOUT HOW TO GET THINGS THAT THE INDUSTRY MAY NOT BE AT PRODUCING AND HOW WE THINK ABOUT HOW TO ADAPT TO THE TECHNOLOGY TO OUR NEEDS AS A CITY. JUST AT THE NATIONAL ITS CONFERENCE, THERE ARE OTHER CITIES WE CAN WORK AT IN COALITION TO TRY TO PUSH THE INDUSTRY BEYOND WHAT HAS BEEN TRADITIONALLY. I ALSO THINK THAT ITS REALLY HELPS US MINIMIZE THE AMOUNT OF INFRASTRUCTURE WE NEED TO BUILD IN A LOT OF WAYS BY MANAGING IT AND THAT IS WHERE WE ARE DEALING WITH IF EVERYONE CAN HELP US SQUEEZE THE MOST OUT OF WHAT WE HAVE AND NOT BUILD OUR PARKING LOT FOR THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING THE MAXIMUM DEMAND TO KEEP OURSELVES AND SAY OH WE ARE DOING FINE BECAUSE WE ARE ALWAYS PLANNING FOR THE WORST- CASE SCENARIO. ITS REALLY HELPS US MANAGE THE EXISTING RIGHT-OF-WAY TO MEET DIFFERENT TYPES OF DEMANDS AT DIFFERENT TIMES . >>THANK YOU ALL. >>THANK YOU. >>WE HAVE TWO MORE ITEMS . >>ALL RIGHT . >>THERE IS STILL SOME DAYLIGHT OUT THERE . >>LET’S GO . >>SHORT VERSION . >>COUNTS OF THE 1196 FIGHT THREE, AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE CITY’S TRAFFIC CODE . >>HELLO . >>HELLO . >>GOOD AFTERNOON, MY NAME IS RICHARD GREEN AND WITH A LOT OF APARTMENT IN ONE OF THE THINGS I DO EVERY YEAR IS REVIEW LEGISLATION IN THE LEGISLATURE TO SEE HOW IT AFFECTS THE TRAFFIC CODE BECAUSE THE STATE HAS A TRAFFIC CODE AND WE HAVE A TRAFFIC CODE AND THE LIE IS THAT THEY HAVE TO BE UNIFORM SO WHEN THE STATE LEGISLATURE AMENDED THE STATUTE THAT HAS A CORRESPONDING ORDINANCE, WE HAVE TO AMEND OUR ORDINANCE. SO WHAT THE ORDINANCE DOES IS SORT OF INCORPORATE THE CHANGES MADE BY THE 2019 LEGISLATURE. I WILL LET YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS ACTUALLY ANOTHER ORDINANCE THAT DOES THE SAME THING BUT THIS ORDINANCE AND CHANGES BECOME EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND THE OTHER ORDINANCES ARE CHANGES TO BECOME EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1 OF NEXT YEAR . >>IS THAT THE NEXT ONE ON HERE #>>NO THAT WAS ONE PRESENTED AND WE WILL PROBABLY CONSIDER IT LATER IN THE YEAR . >>. >>IS ADDITIONAL PENALTY FOR PEOPLE CAUGHT DRIVING IN THE HOV LANE . >>IT ALLOWS A MOTORIZED FIT SCHOOL OR TO HAVE THREE WHEELS AND SET OF TWO AND ELIMINATES THE ARE MEANT TO HAVE HANDLEBARS . WHAT I CAN’T FIGURE OUT IS IF YOU TAKE OFF THE HANDLEBARS DOESN’T THAT MAKE IT A SKATEBOARD? >>AND THE LAST THING OF GREAT SIGNIFICANCE AS IT REQUIRES THAT STOPLIGHTS ON A COMMERCIAL TRUCK BE READING COLOR. I NEVER REALIZED THEY COULD BE ANY OTHER COLOR BUT APPARENTLY SO . >>SOME THINGS TAKE NOTICE OF . >>I HAVE TALKED TO CENTRAL STAFF ABOUT THIS BUT THERE IS SOMETHING CALLED THE MODEL TRAFFIC ORDINANCE THAT WE COULD ADOPT AND ELIMINATE ALL OF THIS. ESSENTIALLY BUT NEVERTHELESS IT SOMETHING THE COUNCIL MIGHT CONSIDER AT SOME POINT WHATEVER THE STATE DOES IS THE ORDINANCE BE INTERESTED IN UNDERSTANDING I’M NOT TRYING TO PUT YOU OUT OF A JOB AT THERE’S A MORE EFFICIENT WAY TO DO’S AND IF THERE’S ABSOLUTELY NO FLEXIBILITY FOR US TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN IT WOULD SEEM LOGICAL AND IF THERE ARE AREAS WHERE WE WANT TO GO FURTHER THAN THIS DATE DOES I COULD SEE WHAT WE WOULD WANT OUR OWN BUT WE WILL CONTINUE TO REVIEW THE AND SEE WHAT MAKES SENSE AND FORWARD EXPECT I WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE IN SECOND THE COUNSEL BILL I HAVE THREE AND I WILL VOTE YES ON THE AND THAT WILL GO TO THE FULL COUNCIL ON MONDAY AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THE NEXT ROUND OF ORDINANCE TAKE AFFECT . >>THANK YOU . >>ALL RIGHT, ITEM NUMBER 11 . >>I DON’T NEED TO READ THE SHORT VERSION, THE WHOLE THING . >>COUNTS OF THE 119 618, THE ORDINANCE RELATING TO CITY STREETS, CHANGING THE NAME OF THE PORTION OF NORTHWEST 54th STREET, GENERALLY LOCATED BETWEEN NORTH WEST MARKET STREET AND ONE BLOCK SOUTHWEST AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE BALLARD LOCKS, TO NORTHWEST A LOCKS PLACE AND SUPERSEDING ANY OTHER PRYING ORDINANCE TO THE ACCENT IN CONSIST DIDN’T . >>MY NAME IS MATT BEAULIEU WITH SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. I WILL ENDEAVOR TO FOLLOW THE TIMELY SENT FORWARD THAT YOU SENT TO 10 SLIDE PRESENTATION BUT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE GIVE THE LOCKS IT’S DUE. JUMP RIGHT IN . >>WE ARE HERE TODAY TO TALK ABOUT A SECTION OF ROADWAY, PARTICULARLY NORTHWEST I CAN’T EVEN SPEAK . >>WERE TALKING ABOUT A STREET NAME CHANGE FOR WHAT IS CURRENTLY NORTHWEST 54th STREET. THIS IS SEFOCUD ON A SAFETY BENEFIT AND WE LOOKED AT RENAMING THESE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS WHO HAVE TO RESPOND TO AN EVENT TO WHETHER I’VE CALLED FOR ASSISTANT DUE TO A MEDICAL EMERGENCY OR OTHER NEEDS. WE ARE GONNA NEED A LITTLE MORE DETAIL BUT I WILL BE MORE BRIEF AS WE MOVE ALONG. THIS BOILS DOWN TO NAMING A STREET TO PROVIDE CLARITY. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE TWO LOCATIONS AT THE INTERSECTION OF MARKET AND NORTHWEST 54th. AS YOU CAN IMAGINE IN DOWNTOWN BOTHERED. IF YOU END UP A MILE AWAY FROM WHERE YOU INTEND TO BE AND NO ONE IS HAPPY. SO, THIS IS ABOUT TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE RENAME THE UNIQUE INTERSECTION WHEN I CALL FOR HELP IS ONLY ONE PLACE IN THE AMBULANCE CAN COME TO WHERE IT NEEDS TO. . >>THIS IS BASICALLY AS I MENTIONED BEFORE ABOUT EMERGENCY RESPONSE AS WELL AS CLARITY. IN THIS CASE WE HAVE TWO ADJACENT PARCELS THAT ARE REALLY RELEVANT. THERE’S ONE ADDRESS THAT HAPPENS TO BE THE LOCKS CAFC THE LOCKS ARE ALSO IRRELEVANT TOURIST DESTINATION AND THIS IS A WELL-KNOWN LOCATION, SO IF YOU SAY THE LOCKS PEOPLE IN BALLARD NO WE’RE TALKING ABOUT AND WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE A NAME RELEVANT TO THE COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE ALREADY . >>PUBLIC OUTREACH WAS TO ESSENTIALLY TOUCHBASE WITH THE AFFECTED PARCELS AS WELL AS WE SENT 200 OTHER PEOPLE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO CHANGE AND WE HEARD BACK NOT A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF CONCERN. FOR THE MOST PART IT WAS SILENCE AND WE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF, REALLY? FROM FOLKS AND WHAT WE HEARD FROM ADJACENT PARCELS WAS A MIX OF THIS THIS HELPS PEOPLE GET HELP SOON OR THAT IS GREAT IT’S INCONVENIENT AS A BUSINESS OWNER TO HAVE YOUR ADDRESS CHANGED BUT THERE WAS ACCEPTANCE THAT THIS WAS A BENEFIT TO THE COMMUNITY IN PARTICULAR TO KEEP NEED HELP IN A TIMELY MANNER . >>SO, IN THE INTEREST OF BEING BRIEF, MY HOPE IS THAT YOU WILL PASS THIS ALONG FOR A VOTE AND IF IT IS SUCCESSFULLY PASSED AFTER SIGNED INTO LAW, 30 DAYS FROM THAT POINT THE STREET NAME WOULD CHANGE EXPECT AND THE BUSINESSES IN THE POST OFFICE AND ALL OF THE STUFF THAT FALLS OUT OF THAT AND I IMAGINE PEOPLE WILL WILL CHANGE BUSINESS CARDS AND WEBSITES AND TYPES OF THINGS LIKE THAT. WE’VE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH THE IMPACTED ADDRESSEE AT THE LOCKS CAFCAS WELL AS AT THE LOCKS AND THEY ARE BOTH AWARE THAT WE ARE BRINGING THIS FORWARD TO YOU TODAY . >>IT’S NICE THEY BOTH HAVE LOCKS IN YOUR NAME SO IT’S CONSISTENCY THEY WOULD APPRECIATE. I REALLY APPRECIATE HIGHLIGHTING THE REASONING FOR THIS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT AND RECOGNIZING WERE BOTH THE INTERSECTIONS ARE, I ASSUME THE OTHER IS WHERE IT ADDS UP TO A LACROSSE 54th AND THAT IS CRITICAL IN THIS IS GREAT WORK. I WILL RECOMMEND TO MY COLLEAGUES HERE I WILL MOVE IN SECOND THIS LEGISLATION AND I WILL VOTE YES ON AND WE WILL SEND IT TO FULL COUNCIL ON MONDAY. THANK YOU . >>ALL RIGHT, KELLY. THERE’S NO REASON TO HANG AROUND ANY LONGER. WE WILL GO AHEAD AND ADJOURN THE MEETING . >>ALL RIGHT.

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