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Feb 28 2014

Ceremony to unveil “Rev. Dr. S. McKinney Ave.” honorary street sign

Media Advisory issued 2/28/14:

SEATTLE – Join Seattle City Councilmembers Bruce Harrell and Tom Rasmussen as they honor Reverend Dr. Samuel B. McKinney in a ceremony following Sunday service at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Dr. McKinney, the keynote speaker for the service, will unveil recently-installed street signs to honorarily name a portion of 19th Avenue as “Rev. Dr. S. McKinney Ave.” Councilmembers, Executive Constantine, Mayor Murray, and community members will also deliver remarks.

WHAT: Ceremony to unveil “Rev. Dr. S. McKinney Ave.” honorary street sign

WHEN: Sunday, March 2, 2014, 1:00 p.m. after Mt. Zion Baptist Church services

WHERE: Corner of 19th Avenue and E. Madison St.
Outside Mt. Zion Baptist Church

WHO: Reverend Dr. Samuel B. McKinney
King County Executive Dow Constantine
Mayor Ed Murray
Councilmember Bruce Harrell
Councilmember Tom Rasmussen
King County Councilmember Larry Gossett
Seattle Human Rights Commission
Seattle/King County NAACP
United Black Christian Clergy of Washington
Black Heritage Society of Washington State
The Washington Foundation
Community Members
Public

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Feb 25 2014

Councilmember Harrell to host Police Disciplinary Review Process discussion at committee

Media Advisory issued 2/25/14:

City Councilmember Bruce Harrell will convene a Special Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology committee meeting this Wednesday to discuss the Police Chief’s disciplinary review process and the Office of Professional Accountability’s investigative review of police misconduct.

The purpose of the committee meeting is to hold an open and transparent discussion regarding the following issues:

1) Chief Bailey’s decision and explanation of his disciplinary review process and plan moving forward; how does the Chief arrive at settlement process?
2) Provide clarification on the current Office of Professional Accountability complaint process.
3) Provide clarification on the Grievance Procedure under Appendix A of the Seattle Police Officers Guild contract.
4) What are the questions raised to improve the process in resolving grievance cases in a timely manner and work plan to identify a solution?

“As we implement the Department of Justice’s Settlement Agreement and search for a new permanent Police Chief, we must send a clear signal that police misconduct will not be tolerated,” said Councilmember Harrell, chair of the Council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee. “There must be a transparent system with appropriate checks and balances.”

Councilmember Harrell has invited the following representatives:

1) Harry Bailey, Interim Chief of Police
2) Tag Gleason, Assistant Chief Compliance and Professional Standards Bureau
3) Pete Holmes, City Attorney
4) Jean Boler, Law
5) Hyeok Kim, Deputy Mayor
6) Tina Podlodowski, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Policy and Innovation
7) Barney Melekian, Mayor’s Office
8) Pierce Murphy, Director of the Office of Professional Accountability
9) Susan Coskey, Personnel
10) David Bracilano, Labor Relations
11) Fe Lopez, Interim Director Community Police Commission

WHAT:
Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee

WHEN:
2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 26

WHERE:
Council Chambers, 2nd floor
Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle 98104

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Feb 19 2014

Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee (2/19/14, 5:30 pm)

Public Safety, Civil Rights, And Technology Committee Agenda for Wednesday, 2/19/2014, 5:30 PM

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1. C.F. 313568
Appointment and Oath of Office of Patricia C. Lally as Director, Office for Civil Rights.
BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION (15 minutes)
Presenter: Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim, Mayor’s Office

2. C.F. 313569
Appointment and Oath of Office of Fe Lopez as Executive Director, Office of the Community Police Commission.
BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION (15 minutes)
Presenter: Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim, Mayor’s Office

D. Public Comment
(10 minutes)

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Feb 19 2014

Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee (2/19/14, 2:00 pm)

Public Safety, Civil Rights, And Technology Committee Agenda for Wednesday, 2/19/2014, 2:00 PM

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1. C.F. 313589
Appointment of Sam Pailca as member, Public Safety Civil Service Commission, for a term of confirmation to December 31, 2016.
BRIEFING, DISCUSSION, AND POSSIBLE VOTE (10 minutes)

2. C.F. 313590
Reappointment of Beryl Fernandes as member, Citizens’ Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board, for a term of confirmation to January 1, 2016.
BRIEFING, DISCUSSION, AND POSSIBLE VOTE (10 minutes)
Presenter: David Keyes, Department of Information Technology (DoIT)

3. C.B. 117996
Relating to security from terrorism; authorizing the City to partner with the State of Washington and King County to receive financial assistance from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office for State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness under the Urban Areas Security Initiative Grant for Federal Fiscal Year 2012; authorizing an application for allocation of funds under that agreement; amending the 2013 Adopted Budget Ordinance 124058 by increasing appropriations to the Seattle Police Department and Seattle Fire Department and accepting revenues; and, ratifying and confirming prior acts, all by a three-fourths vote of the City Council.
BRIEFING, DISCUSSION, AND POSSIBLE VOTE (20 minutes)
Presenters: Assistant Chief Carmen Best, Lt. Mark Mount, Karim Miller, and Chris Steel, Seattle Police Department (SPD);

Supporting Documents:
a. Booking Photo Comparison Software Policy
b. Fiscal Note to Council Bill No. 117996

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Feb 18 2014

Councilmember Harrell to host community meeting regarding the Community Police Commission and the Office for Civil Rights

Media Advisory issued 2/18/14:

SEATTLE – City Councilmember Bruce Harrell will host a special neighborhood meeting to listen and have a conversation with the community on two important director positions working for social justice and police accountability. The Mayor recently appointed Patricia C. Lally as the Director for the Seattle Office for Civil Rights and Fe Lopez as Director of Seattle’s Community Police Commission.

The public is invited to join the conversation this Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center to ask questions and provide feedback. Councilmembers will hear from the public and vote whether to confirm the candidates to permanent directorships in March. The meeting this Wednesday will be the first neighborhood committee meeting this year.

Public Comment sign-up will be available at 5 p.m.

Councilmember Harrell is also accepting feedback by email and phone at bruce.harrell@seattle.gov or (206)684-8804.

WHAT:
Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee’s Public Hearing for appointments to the Office for Civil Rights and Community Police Commission

WHEN:
5:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 19

WHERE:
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
104 – 17th Ave. S., Seattle 98144

WHO:
Seattle City Councilmember Bruce A. Harrell
Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata
Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw
Patricia C. Lally, Interim Director for the Seattle Office for Civil Rights
Fe Lopez, Interim Director of Seattle’s Community Police Commission
General Public

Attachment for Facebook: Headshots for Patricia Lally and Fe Lopez

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Feb 07 2014

Councilmember Harrell to honor high-school sports reporter Sandy Ringer

News Release issued 2/07/14:

SEATTLE – Councilmember Bruce Harrell will recognize Ms. Sandy Ringer with a City Proclamation tonight, declaring February 7th “Sandy Ringer Day.” Ms. Ringer has covered high-school sports for 27 years, beginning her journalism career as one of few female sports reporters.

The proclamation will be presented at tonight’s high school girls’ basketball game between Holy Names Academy and Cleveland High School. Three former University of Washington Husky basketball athletes will make the presentation at the game: Tara Davis, Jamie Redd, and Rhonda Smith.

“Ms. Ringer saw the direct impact of Title IX in those early years following the landmark legislation and has been a tireless leader in empowering and encouraging young women on and off the court,” said Councilmember Harrell.

Link to City Proclamation for Sandy Ringer.

WHAT: Honoring local high-school sports journalist for commitment to girls’ sports

WHEN: Friday, February 7, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Cleveland High School Basketball Gym
5511 15th S. Seattle, WA 98108

WHO: Sandy Ringer
Councilmember Bruce Harrell

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