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Jan 21 2015

Councilmember Harrell to host Chief O’Toole for Second SPD Report

SEATTLE – Councilmember Bruce Harrell will host Chief Kathleen O’Toole at Wednesday afternoon’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee to receive her second quarterly report to Council. Chief O’Toole provides quarterly updates regarding the Seattle Police Department’s efforts to reduce crime, improve community relations, and more effectively deploy officers into Seattle’s neighborhoods.

Chief O’Toole Second Quarter Report
Chief O’Toole First Quarter Report
2014 Police Chief Confirmation Letter of Expectations

WHAT: Chief O’Toole Quarterly SPD Progress Report

WHEN: Wednesday, January 21, 2:00 p.m.

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

WHO: Councilmembers
Chief Kathleen O’Toole, Seattle Police Department

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Jan 16 2015

Construction Jobs Bill Unanimously Recommended by Council Committee

SEATTLE – A City Council committee today unanimously recommended adoption of a jobs bill to help people living in economically distressed areas establish and secure careers in the construction industry.

The committee approved “priority hire” legislation to support pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs and to require that a percentage of the work on City-funded capital construction projects costing over $5 million be performed by residents from economically distressed areas of Seattle and King County. Economically distressed areas are indicated by high concentrations of people who are unemployed, without college degrees and living below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

“With this bill, more Seattleites who have faced barriers to getting into construction careers will reap the rewards of both a well-paying job in the short-term and portable skills for the future,” said Councilmember Sally J. Clark, the legislation’s sponsor and chair of the council’s Housing Affordability, Human Services and Economic Resiliency Committee. “I want to thank the many residents and stakeholders who shared their experiences and expertise on this complex and historic legislation.”

“Using our local tax dollars to put people from communities in our city with higher unemployment to work just makes good sense,” said Councilmember Mike O’Brien, co-sponsor of the legislation. “This is a great step today and an acknowledgement of the incredible community organizing that began years ago to bring this bill to fruition.”

“This is a landmark social justice bill to keep jobs in Seattle and creating opportunities and pathways to success for economically disadvantaged groups. We are trying to create a new pathway that has not been there before,” said Councilmember Bruce Harrell. “I want to recognize community leaders like Michael Woo from Got Green to Puget Sound Sage and members of the Construction Careers Advisory Committee for helping us make this legislation a reality.”

“I was shocked to learn that of 33 City-funded projects only 6% of the workers on those projects lived in Seattle; with only 25% being from King County,” said Councilmember Nick Licata. “If we want to reduce environmental impacts of commuting, we must reduce the driving distance of workers driving to their Seattle jobs.”

In 2013 the Council and Mayor convened a Construction Careers Advisory Committee (CCAC) composed of contractors, sub-contractors, women and minority businesses, community organizations, labor unions, training programs and policy experts. Based on the CCAC’s recommendations, this legislation was developed in partnership with Mayor Murray to increase access to construction jobs for people who have historically not been equally represented in the industry. Today’s legislation creates an ongoing Implementation and Advisory Committee, which will submit an annual report to the Mayor and Council, and in 2016, the Mayor and Council will review the program results.

In 2012 the City’s public works budget was approximately $220 million, which generated about 446 full-time jobs in construction. A review of 33 City funded projects between 2009-2013 found that 6 percent of the workforce lived in Seattle.

The legislation will be considered by the Full City Council on Tuesday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m.
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Jan 07 2015

Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee (1/07, 2:00 pm)

Public Safety, Civil Rights, And Technology Committee Agenda for Wednesday, 1/07/2015, 2:00 PM

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1. C.F. 314067
August 2014 Report of the Police Intelligence Audit Pursuant to Ordinance 108333 (Seattle Municipal Code 14.12).
BRIEFING, DISCUSSION, AND POSSIBLE VOTE (10 minutes)
Presenters for items 1-4: David Boerner, Police Intelligence Auditor; Brian Maxey, Senior Police Counsel, and Lt. Eric Barden, Seattle Police Department (SPD); Mark Baird, Council Central Staff

2. C.F. 314083
Response of the Police Chief to the August 2014 Report of the Intelligence Auditor, filed pursuant to Ordinance 108333 (Seattle Municipal Code 14.12).
BRIEFING, DISCUSSION, AND POSSIBLE VOTE (5 minutes)

3. C.F. 314233
December 2014 Report of the Police Intelligence Audit Pursuant to to Ordinance 108333 (Seattle Municipal Cod e 14.12).
BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION (15 minutes)

4. C.F. 314234
Response of the Police Chief to the December 2014 Report of the Intelligence Auditor, filed pursuant to Ordinanc e 108333 (Seattle Municipal Code 14.12).
BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION (5 minutes)

5. C.B. 118297
Relating to the City’s traffic code; amending various sections and subsections in and adding sections to Chapter s 11.22, 11.31, 11.34, 11.56, 11.57, 11.64, 11.66 and 11.82 and repealing sections 11.66.060, 11.66.080 and 11.66.100 of t he Seattle Municipal Code to conform with changes in state law.
BRIEFING, DISCUSSION, AND POSSIBLE VOTE (10 minutes)
Presenters: Pete Holmes, Richard Greene, and Craig Sims, Law Department; Mark Baird, Council Central Staff

6. C.B. 118295
Relating to the City’s criminal code; amending and adding to various sections and subsections in Chapters 3.33, 12A.06, 12A.08, 12A.10, 12A.14, 12A.16, 12A.20, 12A.24, 12A.28, 16.20 and 16.64 and repealing sections 2.20.010 and 2.20 .020 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
BRIEFING, DISCUSSION, AND POSSIBLE VOTE (10 minutes)
Presenters: Pete Holmes, Richard Greene, and Craig Sims, Law Department; Mark Baird, Council Central Staff

7. C.B. 118296
Relating to the implementation and operation of a new regional 800 MHz emergency public safety radio communication system; authorizing the Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Information Technology to execute for and on behalf of the City of Seattle an interlocal agreement between the City of Seattle, King County and the Cities of Auburn, Bellevue, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond, Renton and Tukwila for the purpose of planning, financing, procuring and implementing a new 800 MHz emergency radio communication system to be funded through a separate King County property tax ballot measure; and ratifying and confirming prior acts.
BRIEFING, DISCUSSION, AND POSSIBLE VOTE (15 minutes)
Presenters: Michael Mattmiller, Patti DeFazio, and Mark Schmidt, DoIT; Captain Dick Reed, SPD; Martha Lester, Council Central Staff

8. C.B. 118298
Relating to the future operation of a new regional 800 MHz emergency public safety radio communication system; authorizing the Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Information Technology to execute for and on behalf of the City of Seattle a memorandum of agreement between the City of Seattle, King County and the Cities of Auburn, Bellevue, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond, Renton and Tukwila for the purpose of establishing key terms for a future interlocal agreement to create a non-profit corporation, as provided under RCW 39.34.030, to manage, operate, and maintain a future regional emergency radio communication system.
BRIEFING, DISCUSSION, AND POSSIBLE VOTE (15 minutes)
Presenters: Michael Mattmiller, Patti DeFazio, and Mark Schmidt, DoIT; Captain Dick Reed, SPD; Martha Lester, Council Central Staff
Supporting Document for items 7 and 8:
a. Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network Project Presentation

9. Department of Information Technology’s 2014 Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) Report.
BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION (15 Minutes)
Presenters: Michael Mattmiller and Andre Nellams, DoIT
Supporting Documents:
a. 2014 RSJI Memo
b. 2014 RSJI Table

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