Seattle City Council Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development & Arts Committee 8/13/19

Seattle City Council Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development & Arts Committee 8/13/19


>>>GREETINGS AND WELCOME TO THE AUGUST 13th MEETING OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS UTILITIES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ARTS COMMITTEE. IT IS NINE 30 KM 9:30 AM AND COUNCIL MEMBER REPRESENTING DISTRICT 1, WEST SEATTLE AND SOUTH PARK IS ON THE AGENDA WE WILL START WITH PUBLIC COMMENT AND THEN WE HAVE A BRIEFING ITEM. FROM THE ARTS OFFICE, SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE ARTS STUDY. ALSO BEING JOINED BY FOLKS FROM ARTS FUND. THEN WE WILL HAVE DISCUSSION OF A NUMBER OF BILLS, THE FIRST BEING A BILL TO HARMONIZE SEATTLE’S JUST CAUSE EVICTION ORDINANCE AND SOME OF THE OTHER TENANTS RIGHTS LAWS WITH RECENT REFORMS MADE IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE. SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO EVICTION REFORM. WE ARE LIKELY TO VOTE ON THAT BILL TODAY. AND WE WILL GET EVERYTHING ONLY ON TWO ADDITIONAL TENANTS RIGHTS BILLS, ONE RELATED SPECIFICALLY TO TENANT LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES. IN THE INSTANCE THAT THE DAMAGE WAS CREATED BY A PERSON WHO HAS ENGAGED IN ABUSE OF THE TENANT. THEN FINALLY, THE THIRD TENANT WILL THAT WE WILL BE LOOKING AT IS A BILL RELATED SPECIFICALLY TO THE RIGHTS AND PRIMARY TENANT TO HAVE EITHER A ROOMMATE OR A FAMILY MEMBER LIVING WITH THEM THAT IS NOT ON THE LEASE. THEN FINALLY WE WILL HEAR A REPORT FROM SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES, THE ANNUAL REPORT REQUIRED BY PRIOR ORDINANCE AND THIS REPORT IS ON OUR WAYS RECYCLING EFFORTS IN THE CITY OF SEATTLE. >>>WITH NO OBJECTIONS, I AM GOING TO APPROVE THE AGENDA. AND THEN WE MOVE RIGHT INTO PUBLIC COMMENT. THANK YOU. WE HAVE SIX PEOPLE SIGNED IN. YOU WILL BE KEEPING TIME AND YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES AND HE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE ONE MINUTE LEFT, 30 SECONDS LEFT AND WHEN YOUR TIME IS UP. I WILL READ BOTH NAMES INTO THE RECORD AND IF YOU COULD LINE UP AT BOTH MICROPHONE THAT WOULD BE GREAT. WE WILL START WITH JOELLE KRAFT. AND JOELLE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY MARILYN YUN. >>MY NAME IS JOELLE KRAFT AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE TODAY AND THANK YOU LISA FOR PUTTING THIS IN. I AM ACTUALLY WITH A PROTECTION ORDER RIGHT NOW, THE DUTY PROTECTION ORDER THAT DID NOT GO VERY WELL. SO THIS KIND OF THING IS VERY IMPORTANT TO HAVE THE PRESENT FROM THE SURVIVORS THAT WILL BE CHARGED FOR RENTAL DAMAGE. MY SHEETS THAT I SURVIVED BUT I STILL HAVE COURT TO GO TO AND THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER THINGS THAT, THIS IS THE SECOND TIME I’VE BEEN OUT OF THE HOUSE. AS WENDY LEAVE ABUSIVE SURVIVORS FINDING STABLE HOUSING IS WHAT THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO FIGURE. IF I DID NOT HAVE THEIR I WAS THE STILL BE THERE. THE LAST TIME PHONES WERE THROWN AT ME. I HAVE NEVER BEEN HIT BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. THERE WAS DAMAGE IN THE UNIT THAT LIKELY I DID NOT HAVE THE LEASE ON. I KNOW SOME THE PEOPLE THAT DO. SO IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE YOU KNOW MAKE SURE THAT IT’S POSSIBLE FOR THE SURVIVORS TO FIND AND KEEP STABLE HOUSING BUT IF THEY ARE IN DEBT TO LANDLORDS WE KNOW THAT IS ALMOST NOT POSSIBLE. FURTHER WE SHOULDN’T PUNISH THEM FOR THE CHOICES THAT THE REVIEWS ARE AND I SHOULD NOT BE PUNISHED FOR HIM CHOOSING TO THROW A PHONE AT ME THREE TIMES AGAINST THE WALL. AND THE HOLES IN THE WALL SHOULD NOT BE MY RESPONSIBILITY. I ALREADY HAVE ENOUGH ON MY PLATE. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME I HAVE BEEN OUT OF THE HOUSE BUT I COULD NOT NOT BE HERE. IT’S VERY IMPORTANT, WE SHOULDN’T PUNISH DV SURVIVORS AND THEIR BEING PUNISHED ENOUGH BY THEIR ABUSERS, BEING PUNISHED NOT BY PEOPLE WONDERING WHY THEY DID NOT LEAVE. I READ THREE BOOKS IN LESS THAN A DAY AND I HAVE ADHD AND I DON’T READ A BOOK IN OVER SIX MONTHS. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND YOU REALLY NEED TO PASS THIS LEGISLATION TODAY AND I APPRECIATE YOU PICKING IT UP. THANK YOU. >>MARILYN YUN WILL BE FOLLOWED BY MERYL COUSINS. >>I NEED MORE TIME BECAUSE I WILL BE COMMENTING ON TWO PIECES OF LEGISLATION. >>TWO MINUTES. >>I’M A MALL SMALL MOM-AND-POP LABOR AND I’M TROUBLED BY THE LANGUAGE THAT EXTENDS RIGHTS OF OCCUPANCY TO PERSONS NOT ON THE LEASE. IS TO BROADLY WRITTEN AND IT APPEARS TO PRIVATE OWNER TO WILL OCCUPY AND LIVE ON THE PROPERTY. AND IT GIVES THE RIGHT TO THE TENANT IN VIOLATION OF STATE LAW. BILL 119 590 PROPOSES TO SHIP THE COST OF DAMAGES ONTO THE LANDLORD. THIS IS TROUBLING BUT EVEN MORE SO WHEN WHEN COUPLED WITH [ INDISCERNIBLE ] AND PREVIOUS ANSWERS THAT ELIMINATE THE CHANCE TO LIMIT THEIR LIABILITY. SO THE BILL WOULD GIVE [ INDISCERNIBLE ] THE TENNIS TO MOVE ANYONE IN AT THE START OF THE LEASE WITHOUT BEING ADDED TO THE LEASE . TECHNICALLY I COULD NOT TELL THEM THERE TRESPASSING WHICH I HAVE DONE FOR TENANT IF A TENANT IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP IN THE PAST. LANCERS ARE PROHIBITED FROM CHECKING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND SO WE CANNOT CHECK TO SEE IF THE NEW BOYFRIEND HAS A LONG AND VIOLENT CRIMINAL HISTORY HISTORY OF PROTECTION ORDERS OR A FOR DRUG DEALER. IF THE TENANT MOVES IN A BOYFRIEND AND HE CAUSES DAMAGE THE BILL DOES NOT CONNECT THE DAMAGE TO THE ACTIVE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, IT’S BROADLY WRITTEN. SECTION 20 [ INDISCERNIBLE ] ALLOWS THE CLIENT TO CLAIM AN EXEMPTION FOR DAMAGE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT OCCURRED IN THE ACT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. THERE IS NO SPECIFIC LANGUAGE SINGING SHOULD OCCUR DURING OCCUPANCY, WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN IN THE PAST BUT THE PERSON CAUSED IT. IT DOES NOT REQUIRE THERE BE AN ARREST OR CONVICTION, SIMPLY AN INFORMAL STATEMENT. THERE IS NO COST THRESHOLD LIMITING THE EXCEPTION AND DOES NOT ALLOW THE DEPOSIT TO BE APPLIED TO DAMAGE. HE COULD JUST BE AN UNKNOWN GUEST. THE LANDLORD WOULD HAVE NO WAY OF TRACKING THE PERSON. THIS COULD BE VERY COSTLY FOR LANDLORDS. YOU TALK ABOUT CREATING A 1000 $100,000 FUND TO HELP [ INDISCERNIBLE ] AVOID PREDATORY ACTION. [ INDISCERNIBLE – LOW VOLUME ]. I’M DEALING WITH THE $27,000 DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE WORST TENANT WE’VE EVER HAD. THIS ORDINANCE IS A BLANK CHECK THAT THE LANDLORD HAS TO PAY. I WANT TO ADD ONE THING. I HAVE A LOT OF CONSTRUCTIVE COMMENTS AND I WILL SUBMIT THEM IN WRITING. I REALLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO INCLUDE LANDLORDS DEVELOPMENT OF LEGISLATION THAT ARE STAKEHOLDERS. I PAY ATTENTION AND AM AVAILABLE TO WORK TOGETHER ON SOLUTIONS. >>MERYL COUSIN WILL BE FOLLOWED BY JEAN ELLEN’S. >>MY NAME IS MERYL COUSIN NIGH HIM THE DIRECTOR OF THE COALITION ENDING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND ON BEHALF OF OUR 35+ MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS, WE PROVIDE SERVICES TO THOUSANDS OF SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE EVERY YEAR IN SEATTLE. I’M HERE TO EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR A COUNCIL BILL 1119 11 9598. RELATING A TIME IN FORT FROM LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES DONE TO THE PROPERTY BY HER ABUSER. THE ORDINANCE LAYS OUT THE REASONS FOR THIS LEGISLATION, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS A PRECURSOR TO HOUSING INSTABILITY FOR HUNDREDS OF SURVIVORS AND THE FINANCIAL HARDSHIPS THAT TENANTS WHO ARE HELD LIABLE FOR DAMAGES CAN LEAD TO CASCADING CHAIN OF EVENTS THAT INCLUDING INFECTION, THAT CREDIT HISTORY, LOSS OF ACCESS TO SECTION 8 AND OTHER FORMS OF HOUSING ASSISTANCE. AND INABILITY TO FIND OTHER RENTAL HOUSING AND ALL TOO OFTEN HOMELESSNESS. AS THE SEATTLE WOMEN’S COMMISSION AND HOUSING JUSTICE PROJECT REPORT THAT CITED IN THE LEGISLATION FINDS, WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND CHILDREN OF COLOR ESPECIALLY BLACK TENANTS ARE MOST IS PROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED THESE IMPACTS. I HAVE HEARD COUNTLESS SURVIVORS STORIES FROM ADVOCATES ABOUT THE STORIES OF SURVIVORS WHO EXPERIENCED THIS. THE DOMESTIC, WE KNOW THAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS A PATTERN OF COERCIVE CONTROL. AND THAT ABUSERS CAN OFTEN CAUSE DAMAGE TO RENTAL HOUSING PROPERTY, NOT AS PART OF AN ACTIVE ASSAULT ON THE PARTNER BUT AS A WAY TO ECONOMICALLY CONTROL THEM. THIS IS ALL TOO COMMON WHEN THE SURVIVOR IS TRYING TO LEAVE. PROTECT HERSELF AND HER CHILDREN. WE WOULD ACTUALLY LIKE TO SEE THE LAW STRENGTHENS A COUPLE OF WAYS AND ONE IS TO EXPAND THE DEFINITION TO MORE CLOSELY MIRROR THE LANGUAGE IN THE STATE LAW AND INCLUDES NON- INTIMATE PARTNER AND NON- HOUSEHOLD MEMBER, SEXUAL ASSAULT, STALKING AND UNLAWFUL HARASSMENT. AND OTHER YOU KNOW LOOKING AT OTHER THINGS, WE REALLY WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER COBALT FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP ON THIS AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU AND WITH LANDLORD ORGANIZATIONS TO ADDRESS THEIR CONCERNS AS WE MOVE THE LEGISLATION FORWARD. THANKS. >>>GINA OWENS. >>FOLLOWED BY I GUESS ISAAC OR DENISE TO. >>GOOD MORNING. MY NAME IS GINA OWENS AND I’M AN 18 YEAR MEMBER OF WASHINGTON 10. I AM ALSO ONE OF THE NEWEST MEMBERS ON THE SEATTLE RENTERS COMMISSION. I AM HERE AS AN INDIVIDUAL TODAY IN SUPPORT OF COUNCILMEMBER HERBALS TENANT PROTECTION LEGISLATION. AND WILL ADDRESS THE BILL THAT ALLOWS TENANTS TO LIVE WITH A ROOMMATE. THE BILL IS CRITICAL TO PREVENTING HOUSING INSTABILITY AND HOMELESSNESS, ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE LIKE MY GRANDDAUGHTER. MY OLDEST GRANDDAUGHTER WHO IS 20. IS CURRENTLY IN COLLEGE AND WORKS PART-TIME. SHE COULD NOT AFFORD TO LIVE BY HERSELF. BUT BY LIVING WITH ME, SHE IS ABLE TO FOCUS ON HER STUDIES WITHOUT THE STRESS OF LIVING AND FINDING HOUSING AND PAYING BILLS, SHE CANNOT YET AFFORD. MY HELP IS AFFORDING HER A SMOOTHER TRANSITION FROM CHILDHOOD TO ADULTHOOD. FURTHER, WHEN SHE DOES MOVE OUT, SHE WILL LIKELY NEED TO LIVE WITH ROOMMATES BECAUSE THE RENTALS IN THE CITY ARE SO HIGH. ENSURING TENANTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE WITH ROOMMATES PROTECTS FAMILIES AND THE WORKING CLASS, PLEASE SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION AND KEEP PEOPLE HOUSED. THANK YOU. >>>ISAAC ORGAN EASTER I BELIEVE FOLLOWED BY [ INDISCERNIBLE ]. >> GOOD MORNING, MY NAME IS ISAAC AND I’M WITH WASHINGTON CAN AND I’M HERE TO SUPPORT THE [ INDISCERNIBLE ] TENANT PROTECTION AND TRIES TO LIVE WITH A ROOMMATE. I’M A RENTER IN SEATTLE [ INDISCERNIBLE ] I CAME HERE AS A FULL-TIME STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON. I GRADUATED IN SCHOOL WAS EXPENSIVE TO SAY THE LEAST. SO LOOKING FOR HOUSING WHICH IS ANOTHER FINANCIAL NIGHTMARE, I DO FACE. WITH THE EXORBITANT COST OF EDUCATION AT THE FOREFRONT, THERE WASN’T ANY REAL POSSIBILITY I COULD AFFORD TO FIND A PLACE ON MY OWN. I AM BROKE. BUT, THE ONLY WAY I COULD AFFORD IT WAS TO LIVE OR WHAT A MAJORITY OF FOLKS DID, I FOUND ROOMMATES. THIS THE ONLY WAY IN ALL HONESTY PEOPLE CAN AFFORD TO LIVE IN THE CITY. THAT’S WHAT WE TRY TO DO, LIVE AND SURVIVE. I AM NOT ASKING FOR SIX-FIGURE SALARY AND NOT ASKING FOR ALL OF THESE HIGH NICE GLOSSY THINGS BUT I WANT TO MAKE ENOUGH TO LIVE. THE FACT THAT I AM LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK AND IT’S ONLY DONE BECAUSE OF LIVING WITH ROOMMATES, IT’S A BIT SCARY. LIVING IN THE CITY IS EXPENSIVE. TRYING TO SURVIVE IS EXPENSIVE. THE FACT THAT ANYTHING HAPPENS GOD FORBID SOMETHING HAPPENS TO MY PARENTS AND THEY HAD TO LIVE WITH ME OR MY SIBLINGS, AND THE FACT THAT I COULD BE KICKED OUT BECAUSE OF THAT AND FACE HOMELESSNESS I ALREADY GRADUATED AND FACING THESE THAT’S AND TRYING TO SURVIVE, IT IS SAD AND SCARY AND STRESSFUL. THAT’S WHY LAWS AND POLICIES NEED TO BE IN PLACE THAT WILL HELP STUDENTS ACTUALLY HELP PEOPLE AND HELP THE FOLKS THAT ARE LIVING HERE THEY’RE TRYING TO SURVIVE AND TRY TO MAKE A LIVING IN THE CITY. IT IS FOR PEOPLE WHO NEVER HAVE HAD TWO OR PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK AND NOT FOR THE FOLKS WHO HAVEN’T HAD TO WORRY ABOUT WHERE GROCERIES WILL COME OR IF THEY HAVE ENOUGH FOR THE RENTAL BILLS. THAT’S WHY I THINK YOU ALL IN 1st AND FOREMOST FOR INCLUDING OR CREATING THIS BILL AND MAKING SURE THAT YOU SUPPORT THIS. THANK YOU. >>THE LAST SPEAKER IS [ INDISCERNIBLE – LOW VOLUME ]. >> MY NAME IS SOCHI AND I WITH THE WOMEN’S COMMISSION WITH WASHINGTON CAN. I WILL TALK ABOUT WHAT THE LANDLORD BRIEFLY TALKED ABOUT. I WILL ALSO SAY I QUESTION THE SINCERITY WANTED TO WORK TOGETHER WITH FOLKS THAT THEY’RE NOT GOING TO EVEN STAY FOR THE FULL PUBLIC COMMENT. ANYWAY. SO ONE, THIS IS AN THE LANDLORD IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DAMAGE, THE PERPETRATOR IS LIABLE FOR THE DAMAGE IN THE DB BILL. I THINK THAT IS COMMON SENSE. NO ONE IS ASKING FOR SOMEONE TO DESTROY AN APARTMENT UNIT, THE PERSON WHO DOES THAT IS A PERSON WHO SHOULD PAY FOR IT. THIS CAME UP, THIS WHOLE THING CAME UP BECAUSE THERE WAS ONE TENANT LAST YEAR WHO AN ABUSER CAME OVER TO THEIR APARTMENT AND EAT THEM SEVERELY AND THERE WAS BLOOD EVERYWHERE. THEY WERE CHARGED FOR BODILY FLUID CLEANUP. THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. THAT MONEY IS ON THE CREDIT REPORT AND YOU CAN FIND HOUSING COULD NOT FIND HOUSING BECAUSE OF THAT BECAUSE AS WAS SAID EARLIER IT CREATES A CASCADING OF ACT OF REALLY DETRIMENTAL IMPACTS. SO THIS BILL IS VERY IMPORTANT AND SO A LOT OF APPRECIATION FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD. AND FOR MOVING THIS AND THEN ALSO FOR THE OTHER BILLS, THEY ARE VERY IMPORTANT AND IT’S REALLY CRITICAL FOR PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO LIVE WITH YOU KNOW FAMILY AND ROOMMATES IN ORDER TO BOTH AFFORD THIS CITY AS WELL AS TO DEAL WITH EMERGENCIES THAT POP UP, I THINK ABOUT FOR MYSELF I HAVE AN OLDER BROTHER WITH DISABILITIES AND IF WHEN I SUPPOSE WHEN MY PARENTS PASSED AWAY HE WILL LIVE WITH ME. IF THAT HAPPENS WHILE I WAS A RENTER, I WOULD WANT TO BE ABLE TO IMMEDIATELY HAVE HIM MOVE IN AND NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH SOME LONG DRAWN OUT PROCESS AND RISK THEM SAYING NO. SO THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR FAMILIES AND I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU PUSHING THIS FORM. THANK YOU. >>>THAT CONCLUDES PUBLIC COMMENT, THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR SHARING YOUR STORIES. WE WILL MOVE INTO THE FIRST FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA >>THIS IS SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE ARTS STUDY. >>I WANT TO RECOGNIZE WE’VE BEEN JOINED BY [ INDISCERNIBLE – LOW VOLUME ]. >> GOOD MORNING. CAN WE START WITH SOME INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE. >>CALANDRA CHILDERS. >>SARAH SIDMAN. AND I’M KATIE CROWELL WITH OUR IT’S FUN. >>I THINK I WILL KICK US OFF. >>IT IS MY PLEASURE TO BE JOINED BY MY COLLEAGUES SARAH AND KATIE FROM OUR IT’S FUN. THEY WILL BE PRESENTING ON THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE ARTS STUDY THAT THEY COMPLETED THIS LAST YEAR. WE WERE PARTNERS ON THAT STUDY AND SO IT IS THEIR STUDY TO PRESENT THAT WE WANT TO REPRESENT HOW MUCH WE SUPPORT IT AND APPRECIATE THE FINDINGS OF ITS. I THINK YOU KNOW WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH ARTS FUND ON ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDIES IN THE PAST AND THOSE OF BEEN GREAT, THEY HAVE HAD REALLY GOOD INFORMATION THAT WE CAN USE BUT I WAS EXCITED ABOUT THE SOCIAL IMPACT. I THINK IT REALLY GIVES SOME BACKUP TO WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW WHICH IS SORT OF THE INTRINSIC VALUE OF THE ARTS AND IT REALLY BACKS UP AND REALLY SPECIFIC WAYS THE VALUES TO THE COMMUNITY. WHEN WE DO INVEST AND CARTS ARTS AND CULTURE. TO THE SPECIFIC AREAS THAT GOT CAUGHT UP IN THE STUDY ARE AROUND ARTS EDUCATION AND CULTURAL SPACE. THAT IS REALLY HELPFUL TO KNOW THAT THE DEEP INVESTMENTS THAT THE CITY HAS BEEN MAKING HER REALLY BACKED UP BY REALLY GOOD DATA THAT SHOW THAT THIS OR THAT THESE INVESTMENTS HELP DRIVE A REALLY HEALTHY VIBRANT CITIES GET. >>I APPRECIATE IT. AND MAYBE IS A BIT OF BACK ROOM, THAT’S PART OF YOUR PRESENTATION BUT TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT A SOCIAL IMPACT STUDY IS. >>AS COMPARED TO OBVIOUSLY ANY KIND OF IMPACT STUDY. WHAT ARE THE INDICATORS THAT YOU ARE MEASURING. >>I CAN ANSWER IS PART OF THE PRESENTATION SO I’M HAPPY TO GO THROUGH THE PRESENTATION. THAT WOULD BE GREAT. THANK YOU CALANDRA AND THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION THAT EXCITES ME THAT WE WILL HAVE A GREAT CONVERSATION. I AM EXCITED TO BE HERE TO SHARE THE FINDINGS WHICH WERE TO TALK ABOUT HOW THE ARTS CREATE PUBLIC VALUE. AND WHAT I HOPE TO DO IS SHARE THE FINDINGS WITH A BRIEF OVERVIEW AND THAT ALONG WITH KATIE AND CALANDRA ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS AND HELP AND HAVE THE CONVERSATION. IT IS IN FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS. AND WE ARE DEEPLY INVESTED IN THE HEALTH OF THE COMMUNITY. WE SEE FIRSTHAND THE POWERFUL IMPACTS OF OUR REGION’S CULTURAL NONPROFITS AND IS CALANDRA MENTIONED, FOR 20 YEARS WE HAVE TRACKED THE ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF THE CULTURAL SECTOR. HOW THE SECTOR SUPPORTS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS ATTRACTS CULTURAL TOURISTS WHO WOULD NOT OTHERWISE COME HERE AND GENERATE $2 BILLION IN BUSINESS REVENUE. I REALLY ENJOYED SHARING WITH THE FINDINGS THE LAST TIME WE DID THE STUDY AND HOPE TO KEEP THE CONVERSATION GOING. AS CALANDRA MENTIONED, SIGNIFICANT AS THEY ARE, THEY ONLY TELL HEART OF THE STORY. >>>WE KNEW ARTS HAVE A MUCH GREATER IMPACT, A SOCIAL IMPACT , SO WE SET FORTH ON THIS NEW RESEARCH PROJECT WHICH IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND. TO CLARIFY WHEN I SAY ARTS I’M TALK ABOUT NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND ALL OF THEIR ACTIVITIES, THEIR PROGRAMS AND EVENTS AND CLASSES. BOTH IN AND OUTSIDE OF THEIR TRADITIONAL VENUES. SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE BEGIN WITH AND TALK ABOUT WHAT WE DISCOVERED IS A CONTRADICTION WHICH I CALL THIS PERCEIVED VALUE OF THE ARTS. WHEN WE FIRST BEGAN OUR RESEARCH WE FOUND A SURPRISING DISCONNECT IN HOW PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY PERCEIVE THE ARTS. 79% OF PEOPLE BELIEVE ARTS BENEFIT THEIR PERSONAL WELL- BEING. AND 60% CITE THE ARTS AS A FACTOR IN THEIR DECISION TO LOCATE YOUR. BUT ONLY 28% THINK THE ARTS PROMOTES SOCIAL CHANGE AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL. IT’S ONLY 28% WHO SEE THE BENEFIT ARTS HAVE TWO PEOPLE BEYOND THEMSELVES. SO WHY DO WE CALL THIS A MISPERCEPTION? BECAUSE ARTS HAVE A SOCIAL IMPACT AS WE WILL DIVE INTO. OUR STUDY SHOWS THAT ARTS ARE A VIABLE, POWERFUL AND PROVEN TOOL TO AFFECT POSITIVE SOCIAL OUTCOMES. IT IS REINFORCED BY THE POLL ALL TOO OFTEN THEY ARE UNACKNOWLEDGED AND THEREFORE UNDERUTILIZED AS PART OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY. I WILL CLARIFY. WHEN WE SAY SOCIAL IMPACT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE ABILITY OF ARTS TO ADVANCE COMMUNITY PRIORITIES. SO WE FOCUSED ON THREE KEY IMPACT AREAS. EACH INTERSECTING WITH THE SOCIAL ISSUES IN COMMUNITY NEEDS FACING THE REGION. >>>THEIR BROAD BUCKETS BECAUSE THE NEEDS ARE BROUGHT. >>>YOUTH DEVELOP AN EDUCATION, HEALTH AND WELLNESS, AND NEIGHBORHOOD VITALITY. A FOCUS ON EQUITY RUNS ACROSS THESE THREE THEMES AS WE EXAMINE HOW ARTS ARE A MECHANISM FOR SUPPORTING EQUITABLE OUTCOMES. >>>OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS A SIGNIFICANT BODY OF RESEARCH THAT CONNECTS ART TO POSITIVE SOCIAL OUTCOMES HAS EMERGED. WE REVIEWED OVER 150 OF THESE RESOURCES, SCANNED 200 KING COUNTY ARTS NONPROFITS AND PROFILED 10 REGIONAL CASE STUDIES. AS I MENTIONED OUR SOCIAL IMPACT STUDY IS AMONG THE FIRST IN THE NATION TO REALLY TAKE A LOOK AT ARTS IMPACT ACROSS SOCIAL ISSUES. AND IT OFFERS A GOOD DEAL OF NEW INFORMATION TO DIGEST. SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS I WILL BE COVERING ARE IN THE SUMMARY BROCHURE AND IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN A COPY OF THE REPORT WE ARE HAPPY TO LEAVE IT WITH YOU AND YOUR STAFF. >>>SO LET’S START WITH THE YOUTH DEVELOP AN EDUCATION AS CALANDRA MENTIONED. OUR FINDINGS CLEARLY SHOW INVOLVEMENT IN THE ARTS CAN IMPROVE ACADEMIC, AND SOCIAL OUTCOMES FOR YOUTH ACROSS SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS AND ACROSS AGES. LET’S TAKE PRESCHOOL YEARS. AND HOW AT RISK STUDENTS IN ARTS INTEGRATED PRESCHOOLS BETTER REGULATE EMOTIONS, THEN TRADITIONAL PRESCHOOLS. TO HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH AND HOW STUDENTS WHO TAKE PART IN HIGH SCHOOL HAVE HIGHER S.A.T. SCORES THAN THOSE WHO DON’T. IN FACT THE DATA SHOW STUDENTS WITH SUSTAINED ARTS ACCESS NOT ONLY HAVE HIGHER TEST SCORES AND GPAs BUT ALSO LOWER DROPOUT RATES. I THINK THE CITY’S OWN CREATIVE ADVANTAGE PROGRAM IS A POWERFUL EXAMPLE OF HOW THE SUSTAINED IMPACTS ARE TRANSFORMING LIVES IN THE SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. >>>NEUROLOGICAL RESEARCH IS SHOWING US HOW ARTS STRENGTHEN THE PARTS OF THE BRAIN WHERE EXECUTIVE FUNCTION IS DEVELOPED WHICH IMPROVES GOALSETTING AND FOLLOW-THROUGH. THE DATA SHOWS POSITIVE IMPACTS ARE ESPECIALLY STRONG FOR YOUTH FROM LOW INCOME BACKGROUNDS. AT RISK STUDENTS INVOLVED IN THE ARTS ARE 23 PERCENTAGE POINTS MORE LIKELY TO ATTEND COLLEGE THAN THEIR PEERS. 23%. SO KNOWING THAT LOW INCOME YOUTH HAVE BEEN MOST TO GAIN AND GET ALL TOO OFTEN HAVE THE LEAST EXPOSURE TO ARTS PROGRAMS CREATING THIS ACCESS CAN HELP CLOSE THE OPPORTUNITY GAP. AN EXAMPLE, URBAN ARTWORKS PROVIDES JUST IS INVOLVED YOUTH UNDER PROBATION WITH JOB TRAINING, THROUGH THE REGION. THESE ARE KIDS WHO ARE TRYING TO MOVE OUT OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. AND ART IS CREATING AN OFFRAMP FROM THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE. IN A STAGGERING DATA POINT, 83% OF URBAN ARTWORKS YOUTH DON’T REOFFEND. NOT ONLY ARE THEY OUT OF THE PIPELINE, THEY WERE OUT IN THE COMMUNITY GIVING BACK. SO NOW ON TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS. WE FIND THAT BOTH IN AND OUT OF MEDICAL SETTINGS ARTS CAN IMPROVE BOTH INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH. IN PRIMARY CARE AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, ART AND MUSIC THERAPY ARE WIDELY RECOGNIZED IN IMPLEMENTED STRATEGIES. INFECT NATIONWIDE, 45% OF MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS OFFER SOME SORT OF ARTS PROGRAM IN. THAT IS NEARLY HALF THE INSTITUTIONS OF THE COUNTRY. WITH 80% OF THOSE SAYING THEY DO SO TO BENEFIT PATIENT RECOVERY. ACROSS ANY NUMBER OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS ARTS CAN HELP LOWER ANXIETY AND REDUCE DEPENDENCE ON MEDICATION. IN MANY CASES SHORTEN HOSPITAL STAYS. >>>AGING ADULTS AND THOSE WITH DISEASES THAT CAUSE DEMENTIA SHOW PARTICULARLY VRABLE HEALTH IMPACTS. YOU LIKELY KNOW SEATTLE THEATER GROUP BY THE WIDE RANGE OF SHOWS THAT THE PERMANENT AND OBTAIN THE TO RUN A COUNTYWIDE PROGRAM CALLED DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S. BEYOND PROMOTING THE FLEXIBILITY AND CONFIDENCE AND STRENGTH THAT PARKINSON’S PATIENTS NEED, THE PHYSICAL INTERACTION OFFER THROUGH THE DANCING REDUCES SOCIAL ISOLATION. ISOLATION WHICH IS OTHERWISE KNOWN TO ACCELERATE A DECLINE IN PARKINSON’S PATIENTS. PUT THAT IN GREATER CONTACT, OR AN AGING PERSON, SOCIAL ISOLATION HAS THE NEGATIVE HEALTH IMPACT EQUIVALENT TO SMOKING 15 CIGARETTES A DAY. ARTS CAN BE A POWERFUL ANTIDOTE, LEADING TO BETTER LIVES LONGER LIVES AND BETTER LIVED. >>>NOW ONTO NEIGHBORHOOD VITALITY WHICH I THINK IS PARTICULARLY RELEVANT IN A REGION EXPANDING AS QUICKLY AS OURS. WHEN ARTS ARE PRESENT, THERE IS A DOCUMENTED INCREASE AND NEIGHBORHOOD OF ABILITY, COMMUNITY IDENTITY AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING. THIS COMMITTEE COHESION AND CAN HELP BRIDGE CULTURAL DIVIDES. RESEARCH SPECIFICALLY TIES ARTS PARTICIPATION TO A SHARED SENSE OF BELONGING AND PRIDE. IN FACT ARTS PARTICIPANTS ARE MORE THAN TWICE AS LIKELY TO VOLUNTEER IN THEIR COMMUNITIES. PUBLIC SAFETY ALSO COMES INTO PLAY HERE. RESEARCH SHOWS THAT THE PRESENCE OF ARTS AND CULTURAL SPACES IN NEIGHBORHOODS CORRELATES DIRECTLY WITH VERIZON FOR TRAFFIC AND WITH AN INCREASE IN PROPERTY VALUE, IN SEATTLE WAS A CASE STUDY IN THE RESEARCH THAT GENERATED THOSE RESULTS. THESE BENEFITS MAY EXTEND TO ARTS PARTICIPANTS AND NONPARTICPANTS I LIKE. INFECT CITIES WITH HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF ART I’D ONLY HAVE INCREASED CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND SOCIAL COHESION, THEY SHOW IMPROVE CHILD WELFARE OUTCOMES. ALONG WITH REDUCTIONS IN CRIME AND POVERTY. THE RESULTS ARE MAGNIFIED IN LOW INCOME NEIGHBORHOODS. HERE’S WERE EXAMPLES LIKE PUBLIC ART,, 750 HOMELESS AND FORMALLY HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS EACH YEAR. USING ART AND MUSIC AS A MEANS TO SUPPORT AND EMPOWER THESE VULNERABLE POPULATIONS, FORGE CONNECTIONS AND TRUST AND TRANSFORM LIVES. ANOTHER POWERFUL EXAMPLE PROFILED IN A REPORT CAN BE FOUND OF THE ANGST AND CULTURAL ARTS CENTER WHICH I WOULD IMAGINE COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH. AS A COMMITTEE ANCHOR POINT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. YOUNG STAND AND THE FELLOW TENANTS INVITE NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS IN TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY FOOD JUSTICE DINNERS AFTER SCHOOL RECORDING STUDIOS, MOVEMENT, DANCE AND SO MUCH MORE. IT’S A CULTURAL SPACE THAT BRINGS ARTS AND NEIGHBORHOOD TOGETHER. A PLACE FOR MULTICULTURAL AND INTER-GENERATION NEIGHBORS TO ENGAGE WITH ONE ANOTHER AROUND ISSUES THAT MATTER. >>>AS WITH ALL THE EXAMPLES I’VE MENTIONED, WE TALK ABOUT ARTS IMPACT IT’S IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT ARTS AREN’T WORKING IN ISOLATION. NOR ARE WE SUGGESTING THEY DO SO. IN FACT IN KING COUNTY, 84% OF ARTS NONPROFITS REPORT OWNERSHIP OUTSIDE THE SECTOR. THAT’S MORE THAN FOUR OUT OF FIVE ARTS ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TOGETHER WITH SCHOOLS, WITH REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT ORGANIZATIONS, WITH CITY DEPARTMENTS, WITH SENIOR CENTERS, HOSPITALS AND CLINICS, ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS AND SO MANY MORE. WE UNCOVERED SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER CLINICS, PARTNERING WITH IMPROV COMEDIES, HOSPITALS WERE BRINGING ARE TWO PATIENT BEDSIDES AND OTHERS WHO ARE INCORPORATING ARTS INTO PHYSICIAN TRAINING. HOMELESSNESS, SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES WHO WRAP ARTS THROUGHOUT THEIR PROGRAMMING BECAUSE IN THEIR WORDS, THE ARTS PROVIDE THEIR CLIENTS WITH COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS THAT STRENGTHEN THEIR ABILITY TO STAY HOUSED. >>>THE RESULTS ARE CLEAR, WHEN ART IS INTEGRATED WITH ANOTHER INTERVENTION AND IN COMPLEMENT TO TRADITIONAL APPROACHES TO SOCIAL ISSUES, IT MAKES PEOPLE MORE SUCCESSFUL. WE ARE TALK ABOUT NEW POSSIBILITY HERE AND AN ASPECT OF HIS SOLVING COMMITTEE CHALLENGES THAT ISN’T CURRENTLY AT ALICE. THE PUBLIC IN A FIT OF ART BUT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IS HOW ARTS ARE A STRATEGIC PROACTIVE INVESTMENT IN COMMUNITY. IF THERE’S ONE THING I HOPE THAT YOU TAKE AWAY TODAY AND THAT WE DO IS THAT ARTS ARE NOT A CHARITY, THEY ARE A STRATEGY. SO WHAT CAN WE DO? FIRST OFF, INVEST. AS THE DATA SUGGESTS BOTH INVESTING IN THE ARTS AND SUPPORTING POLICY PROMOTING ARTS ACCESS AND AFFORDABILITY HAVE POSITIVE EQUITABLE OUTCOMES THAT RIPPLE THROUGH A COMMUNITY. THIS CAN MEAN HAD DIRECTLY FUNDING ARTS PROVIDERS AND PROGRAMMING, AND INCENTIVIZING OTHERS TO DO SO. THIS CAN INCLUDE FURTHERING ARTS EDUCATION AND ACCESS TO THE ARTS, ESPECIALLY IN THE K- 12 YEARS WITH PROGRAMS LIKE CREATIVE ADVANTIS. IT CAN MEAN INVESTING IN NEW CULTURAL FACILITIES AND THE PRESERVATION OF EXISTING ONES. IT DEFINITELY MEANS ADVANCING POLICY ALIGNING WITH THESE GOALS. >>>GEOGRAPHIC EXPANSION IS A SPECIFIC WAY IN WHICH YOU CAN ADVANCE EQUITABLE OUTCOMES. AND WHERE DESIRED IMPACT MIGHT EXTEND BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY, PARTNERING WITH ORGANIZATIONS LIKE ARTS FUND AND SO MANY MORE. WITH A BROADER GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE MAY BE AN AVENUE. >>>ANOTHER KEY APPROACH IS PARTNERSHIP. PARTNERSHIPS ARE KEY TO SUCCESS STORIES WE UNEARTH AND YOU CAN LEVERAGE YOUR POSITIONS AS CITY LEADERS TO MAKE INTRODUCTIONS ACROSS SECTORS INTO OPEN DOORS FOR YOUR COLLABORATION. ANOTHER KEY WAY IN WHICH YOU CAN TAKE ACTION IS TO INVITE ARTS VOICES AND ARTS WASTE STRATEGIES TO THE PLANNING TABLES THAT ARE SHAPING OUR CITIES GRWTH. WHEN YOU SIT DOWN AT A POLICY PLANNING TABLE AND WE WERE AT THE LAST CREATING MEETINGS WHILE REFERENCE THE — ADDRESSING ITEMS INCLUDING ENVIRONMENT, COMMUNITY OUTCOMES OR COMMUNITY OUTREACH, EQUITABLE POLICY, ETC., SITTING DOWN TO TACKLE THOSE ISSUES, THINK ABOUT INCLUDING THE VOICE FROM THE CULTURAL SECTOR AT THE OUTSET. DESIGN PROGRAMS AND CREATIVE SOLUTIONS THAT ARE INCORPORATING THESE POWERFUL CONTRIBUTIONS THAT ARTS OFFER. >>>AT THE CORE OF ARTS FUNDS WORK IS THE BELIEF THAT ARTS AND STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY AND A SOCIAL IMPACT STUDY PROVES THAT. REALLY WANT TO THANK OUR SPONSORS INCLUDING THE ALSO THE ARTS AND CULTURE FOR INVESTING IN THIS RESEARCH AND CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS THIS ONE AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR INVITING US HERE TODAY. I HOPE THIS BRIEFING WILL PROVIDE AND THE DATA ITSELF PROVIDES USEFUL DATA AND TOOLS TO SUPPORT YOU AND MORE MEANINGFUL OR IN MEANINGFUL PUBLIC INVESTMENT, POLICY AND STRATEGY AND I REALLY LOOK FOR TO ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS AND WORKING WITH YOU TO MOVE THIS FORWARD. THANK YOU. >>I ALSO WANT TO THANK YOU FOR COMING BACK AFTER OUR LONG COMMITTEE AGENDA THE LAST TIME. WE HAVE INCREDIBLE RESPECT FOR THE WORK YOU’RE DOING AND APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE IT IN FULL. >>SO A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS. ONE, CAN YOU GIVE ME OR GIVE US A SENSE OF HOW YOU PICKED THE THREE THEMES THAT YOU DID THIS DEEP DIVE IN AND THEN SECONDLY, I AM WONDERING, DOES THE DATA REVEAL PARTICULAR, I THINK ABOUT THE CITY FOR OPEN SPACE, WE HAVE A GAP REPORT AND WE IDENTIFIED WHERE THE GAPS ARE. AND WE USE IT FOR PLANNING. AND JUST LIKE LOOKING AT FOR INSTANCE THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS THEME, 45% OF MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS NATIONWIDE OFFER SOME SORT OF ARTS PROGRAM. HAVE WE DONE AN ANALYSIS OF MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS LOCALLY TO SEE WHAT PERCENTAGE OFFER ARTS PROGRAMMING HERE. KNOWING AND UNDERSTANDING THE HEALTH BENEFITS. BECAUSE IF WE HAD THAT INFORMATION, IT WOULD THEN REVEAL I THINK THROUGH IDENTIFYING IF THERE ARE GAPS, OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTNERSHIPS TO FILL THOSE GAPS. SO I AM WONDERING, AND I’M USING THAT AS AN EXAMPLE, I IMAGINE YOU COULD DO SOMETHING SIMILAR FOR ALL THREE ELEMENTS. AND TO A LARGE EXTENT WE HAVE DONE SO WITH THE DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION, CREATIVE ADVANTAGE IN THE GOALS TO GET CREATIVE ADVANTAE IN ALL THE SCHOOLS AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. BUT TRYING TO GRAPPLE MYSELF WITH HOW WE USE THIS. >>LET ME ANSWER YOUR FIRST QUESTION FIRST IN TERMS OF HOW WE IDENTIFY THOSE THREE PRIORITIES, THEY WERE A FEW — THE KEY ASPECTS AND FOR ME THAT WAS ONE WE HAD AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACROSS SECTOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE THAT INCLUDED RANDY ENGSTROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE INCLUDED FOLKS FROM CORPORATE PARTNERS AND CIVIC PARTNERSHIPS AND BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS AND NONPROFIT ETC.. A WIDE REACH AND ALSO COUNTY LEADERSHIP. THEREFORE GATHERED INPUT ACROSS SECTORS TO TOP PRIORITY AREAS AND CHALLENGES FACING THOSE SECTORS. WE ALSO LOOKED AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF MAYORS AND WHAT OUR TOP CIVIC ISSUES FACING CITIES INCLUDING THIS ONE AND LOOKING AT AGENDAS AND WE LOOKED AT THE OR THIS WAS A KING COUNTY STUDY SO WE LOOKED AT THE KING COUNTY PRIORITY AREAS. IN THE EXECUTIVES PLAN. THAT SAID, WE WERE LOOKING TO WHERE THERE WAS A LONGITUDINAL DATA ACROSS TIMES AS I MENTIONED THERE WAS A WEALTH OF DATA GENERATED OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS. WE WANT TO BUILD UPON SOLID DATA SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF DATA ACROSS TIME. AS WELL AS INTERSECTING WITH ISSUE HERE IS THAT WE KNEW WERE FACING THE CITY AND BEING ADDRESSED BY CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS. IT WAS AN AMALGAM OF THOSE KEY AREAS. THE REASON EQUITY WAS PULLED OUT IS THAT IT INTERSECTED WITH ALL OF THOSE NAMES. RATHER THAN HAVING A SPECIFIC FOCUS ON EQUITY EQUITY AS A SUBJECT DEAR, IT INTERSECTS WITH ALL OF THEM. AND WE HAD SECONDARY INTERSECTIONAL AREAS WHICH WERE BUSINESS AND THE ENVIRONMENT. SO WE DOVE INTO HOW ARTS INTERSECTED WITH THOSE TWO AREAS AS WELL. BUSINESS WAS NOT SEPARATE FROM HOW ARTS ADVANCED TO THE NEXT GENERATION OF THINKERS IN EDUCATION NOR IS IT SEPARATE FROM HOW ARTS ARE BUILDING NEIGHBORHOOD AND HELPING TO RECRUIT TOP TALENT. SO THAT’S HOW WE SELECTED THOSE. YOUR SECOND QUESTION, I ALSO INVITE [ INDISCERNIBLE ] THAT’S WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DO NEXT. THIS WAS THE FIRST STUDY IN THE REGION AND AMONG THE FIRST IN THE NATION REALLY DIVING INTO THE THEME AREAS. WE DID CONDUCT A GEOGRAPHIC LANDSCAPE AND OF WHAT A PROGRAM IS BEING OFFERED. THAT REALLY LOOSELY ALIGNS WITH THE POPULATION IS. BUT WHAT WE WANT TO DO WHEN WE DO THE STUDY OF THE NEXT TIME IS ALSO EITHER ACROSS SUBJECT AREAS AND PARTICULARLY SAID THE WHEN YOU TACKLED, ALSO GATHERED DATA FROM THAT SECTOR, FROM THE HEALTH SECTOR. WE PARTNER WITH SWEDISH HOSPITAL ON THE STUDY SO WE HAVE SOME OF THEIR DATA IN TERMS OF HELPING INTEGRATED ARTS AND THE PROGRAMMING. WE WOULD.LIKE TO DO THAT ACROSS THE SECTOR. >>WE KNOW ANECDOTALLY THAT THE ORGANIZATION -LIKE SWEETNESS THAT HAVE GREAT ARTS PROGRAMMING BUT WE HAVE NOT SPECIFICALLY PARTNERED WITH A LOT OF THOSE HEALTH AND WELLNESS ORGANIZATIONS TO REALLY DIVE DEEP. I THINK REALLY RELATES TO SORT OF THE HISTORY OF OUR OFFICE AND REALLY BEEN FOCUSED ON SUPPORTING THE NONPROFIT SECTOR. SO THAT HAS BEEN THE AREA OF FOCUS. BUT THE WORK THAT WE’VE BEEN DOING ON THE CREATIVE ECONOMY I THINK WERE LOOKING MORE BROADLY AND MORE LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS. ABOUT YOU KNOW IF IT’S FOR- PROFIT OR NONPROFIT OR COMMUNITY GROUPS, WE DON’T NEED TO FIT SOMEBODY INTO A CATEGORY AND THAT WAY WE HAVE IN THE PAST. WE CAN LOOK MORE EXPANSIVELY AS TO HOW THE WHOLE LANDSCAPE IS BEING SUPPORTED AND I THINK THIS IS A PIECE OF THAT PUZZLE. >>FOR SURE. AS I WOULD SEE IT, THERE ARE OTHER WAYS THAT THE CITY CAN PARTNER IN ORDER TO MEETOTHER T NONPROFITS IS USEFUL. BECAUSE WE DO A LOT OF WORK HERE ON THE COUNCIL AS A RELATES TO REGULATING AND REQUIRING PUBLIC BENEFITS OF INSTITUTIONS THAT AREN’T NONPROFITS. AND SO A MASTER PLAN, A REQUIREMENT FOR INCLUDING ARTS PROGRAMMING, IF A LARGE INSTITUTION WAS TO EXPAND, IT’S NOT NECESSARILY SOMETHING, I WOULD THINK OF NORMALLY. BUT IT MIGHT BE A GOOD THING TO THINK OF AS A PUBLIC BENEFIT FOR OUR FOR-PROFIT PARTNERS THAT THE CITY INTERFACES AND REGULATING ON OCCASION. >>ABSOLUTELY I THINK THE QUESTIONS OF PUBLIC BENEFIT ARE ONES THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DIVE INTO DEEPER. KNOWING YOU KNOW HOW THE CITY CAN USE ITS INFLUENCE TO GET AT SOME OF THESE AREAS OF COMMUNITY IMPACT THAT WE ARE INTERESTED IN.HAVE TO BE DIRECT FUNDING GOING OUT THE DOOR EVERY TIME. >>SO CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE NEXT, YOU MENTIONED YOU WILL BE DOING A SECOND PHASE FOLLOWING UP ON THE STUDY,, CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THE QUICK >>ABSOLUTELY OUR GOAL MOVING FORWARD IS TO KENYA TO DO THE CRITICAL ECONOMIC IMPACT WORK AND THEN PAIR THAT WITH THE SOCIAL IMPACT WORK. WE ARE JUST UNDERWAY WITH THE NEXT ITERATION OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY. IT WILL BE INFORMED BY SOME OF THE ISSUE AREAS THAT WE HAVE BEEN UNCOVERING WHILE ROLLING OUT THE SOCIAL IMPACT STUDIES. WE WILL GATHER THE NUMBERS THAT ARE IMPORTANT NUMBERS, TAX BENEFITS, JOBS CREATED, CULTURAL TOURISM WITH SUCH A BIG DRAW AND ALSO LIKELY DIVE DEEPER INTO AREAS OF AFFORDABILITY, PERHAPS OF CULTURAL SPACE. AND WHAT THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THOSE CHALLENGES ARE TO THE CULTURAL COMMUNITY AND THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE. PERHAPS AFFORDABILITY OF SPACE FOR ART AND HOUSING THAT SORT OF THING. THE CONVERSATION WILL CONTINUE TO EVOLVE, WE ALSO HOPE TO THEN DO ANOTHER APPROACH TO THE SOCIAL IMPACT STUDY, IDENTIFYING MORE OF THESE GAP AREAS WITH MORE SPECIFIC DATA COLLECTED TO THIS REGION. THIS FOR STUDY INVOLVED A SIGNIFICANT LITERATURE REVIEW TO ESTABLISH THE BASELINE FOR WHAT THE RESEARCH IS. HAVING CONDUCTED THAT AND IN FACT ALL OF OUR MATERIALS ARE OPEN SOURCE AND AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR OTHER MUNICIPALITIES IN OTHER REGIONS AND AREAS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO BUILD UPON. WE CAN NOW BUILD UPON THAT AND DIVE DEEPER INTO THE DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS. >>YOU HAVE TOUCHED DIRECTLY WHERE WE WOULD LIKE TO GO WITH THIS. WE WOULD LIKE TO DO SO IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY AND WITH THE COUNTY. >>I AM ALSO REALLY INTERESTED IN THIS AND APPRECIATE LISA HERBOLD ASKING THAT. IT’S BEEN A FEW YEARS SINCE I GOT AN UPDATE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AND THE BENEFIT TO THE ECONOMY, I AM ASSUMING THAT THE PRIVATE SCHOOLS HAVE ROBUST ART PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS OF THAT PROBABLY CORRELATES WITH INCOME FOR HOUSEHOLDS, I KNOW FOR A WHILE YOU KNOW IF YOU LIVED IN A WEALTHIER NEIGHBORHOOD WITH A STRONG PTA, THOSE HOUSEHOLDS WERE ABLE TO BACKFILL THE PROGRAMS THAT GOT CUT AND OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS WITH OR WITHOUT OR LESS WEALTHY NEIGHBORHOOD AND LESS RESOURCES THAN THE PTA MAKE IT LESS EXPOSURE. SO THE TYPES OF GAP ANALYSIS TO FIGURE OUT WHERE WE WANT TO TARGET OUR INVESTMENT AS A CITY, I THINK CAN BE REALLY USEFUL. I AM CURIOUS — MAYBE THIS IS MORE QUALITATIVE THAN QUANTITATIVE BUT THE WAYS IN WHICH OUR IMPACT YOUTH, I CAN IMAGINE YOU KNOW, A YOUNG PERSON WHO GETS EXPOSED TO MUSIC EARLY IN THEIR SCHOOL CAREER, AND ULTIMATELY GETS TO GO TO ESSENTIALLY [ INDISCERNIBLE ] AND PERFORMING WITH THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY ON NATIONAL STATES, JUST THE POWERFUL EXPERIENCE THAT HAS. SO THE OPPORTUNITY FOR FOLKS THAT MAY BE STRUGGLING IN ALL ASPECTS OF BEEN FUN SOMETHING THEY’RE REALLY SUCCESSFUL IN. AND THEN I CAN IMAGINE THERE’S SO MANY OTHER FOLKS THAT ARE NEVER GOING TO ACHIEVE [ INDISCERNIBLE ] ARE MAJOR ARTS OR WHATEVER IT IS THAT THE ABILITY TO USE THEIR MIND IN DIFFERENT WAYS, IT DOESN’T SHOW UP NECESSARILY ON THE NEWS AT 9. I AM CURIOUS YOU KNOW, IS THE SUCCESS AND I IMAGINE HIS LITTLE BOTH BUT ARE THERE THINGS THAT WE SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR, ARE WE LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO FIND SOMEONE WHO IS REALLY STRUGGLING AND LIFT THEM UP TO THE TOP OR NO, EVEN WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT IN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, I CAN IMAGINE LOTS OF SENIOR PROGRAMS TOO, PROBABLY REALLY OF THE SENIORS GETTING EIGHT OR ACHIEVE GREATNESS AT ART AT THIS POINT IN LIFE BUT BUT FOR THE MOST PART IT’S LIKE — IT’S PLEASURE BEND ENJOYABLE INTERACTION. IS THAT ALONE A GOOD MEASURE OF SUCCESS, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOUTH? >>SO I THINK THE GREAT THING ABOUT ARTS EDUCATION IS IT REALLY PROVIDES, WHAT WE FOUND IS THAT PROVIDES THE SKILLS THAT GO FAR BEYOND JUST LEARNING TO PLAY THE VIOLIN OR LEARNING TO PAINT OR SCULPT OR YOU KNOW THOSE THINGS. THERE ARE 21st CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS THAT ARE ALL ABOUT COLLABORATION AND COMMUNICATION. GROWTH MINDSET AND THERE ARE SKILLS THAT WE NEED KIDS TO HAVE TO BE ABLE TO GET INTO THE CAREERS THAT WE KNOW EXIST. RIGHT NOW, THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING INTO SEATTLE BECAUSE THE INDUSTRIES IN SEATTLE ARE NOT HIRING FROM THE LOCAL GROUP HERE. WE KNOW THAT IN ARTS EDUCATION PROVIDES THE SKILLS THAT WILL ALLOW STUDENTS TO GET THOSE CAREERS. IT IS THE CREATIVITY, IT IS ALL THOSE SKILLS THAT ALL PEOPLE DO, IT’S NOT JUST I’M SORRY I’M NOT BEING — IS NOT JUST TEACHING A PARTICULAR TACTIC, IT’S THE ABILITY TO GROW INTO THE NEW AREAS. AND SO WE KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT NECESSARILY GOING TO TRAIN THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO GO PLAY FOR AN ORCHESTRA OR YOU KNOW BECOME SOMEBODY THAT SELLS MILLION DOLLAR PAINTINGS. BUT THE ARTS REALLY TEACH THESE SKILLS ALLOW PEOPLE TO GET INTO THESE CAREERS THAT WE WANT THEM TO HAVE ACCESS TO. IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE PROVIDE THAT ACCESS TO EVERYBODY AND IT’S NOT JUST THE STUDENTS THAT HAVE YOU KNOW OR HAPPEN TO LIVE IN A WEALTHY NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE THEY CAN GET THE EXCESS. BUT THAT EVERY STUDENT AND EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD HAS THAT ACCESS FROM THEY WON. >>AND ALSO DATA BEHIND THAT AS WELL, WE CITE IN THE STUDY AND IBM STUDY THAT INDICATES THAT CREATIVITY IS THE NUMBER ONE SKILL THAT EMPLOYERS ARE LOOKING FOR IN THEIR TOP EXECUTIVES. IT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT TO FIND AND THE ONE WHICH CANNOT BE AUTOMATED. AS WE ARE MOVING INTO MORE AND MORE AUTOMATION IN THE WORKFORCE, IT IS THE ONE THING WHICH CANNOT BE AUTOMATED THAT WILL ALWAYS BE A HIGHLY VALUED CORE HUMAN SKILL. AND WITH SO MANY OF THESE INNOVATIVE COMPANIES MAKING THEIR HOMES HERE, CREATING A WORKFORCE THAT CAN SUPPORT AND SUSTAINED AND DEVOLVED THAT IS CRITICAL. THE OTHER THING YOU MENTIONED QUALITATIVE, I THINK IT IS A BLEND OF QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE AND THAT’S WHAT THE APPROACH TO THE STUDY HAS BEEN. ANOTHER EXAMPLE TO A YOUNG PERSON IS A CASE STUDY THAT WE PROFILED IS SEATTLE ARTS AND LECTURE. THEY DO A LOT OF DATA COLLECTION FROM THE GUN PEOPLE WHO WORK WITH THEM. THEY COLLECTED A LOT OF FEEDBACK THAT ESSENTIALLY SAYS YOU LITERALLY SAVE MY LIFE. THE RATES OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE CONTEMPLATING OR HAVE MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES WHO ARE CONTEMPLATING SUICIDE ARE INCREASINGLY, THERE EXPANDING AT A HORRIFYING RATE, ESPECIALLY IN THE JUNIOR HIGH TO HIGH SCHOOL RATES. THEIR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE OFFERED FEEDBACK TO THE PROGRAMS THAT THEY PARTICIPATED IN SAYING YOU MADE ME FEEL HEARD I GOT TO TELL MY STORY. I FEEL LIKE I MATTER. THAT IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE. >>THANK YOU FOR COMING AND SHARING THE STORY. I HOPE THAT THERE IS MORE THAT WE CAN DO TO INCREASE THAT PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT ART AND CULTURE HAS A SOCIAL IMPACT ON OUR GOALS AS A COMMUNITY. IF THERE IS SOMETHING THAT I CAN DO TO HELP GET THAT 28% NUMBER OF, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I THINK THAT SHOULD BE IF IT’S NOT ALREADY A REAL FOCUS, OF THIS EFFORT. IS REALLY CHANGING PEOPLE’S HEARTS AND MINDS ABOUT WHO THE ARTS IMPACT. BEYOND JUST THEIR OWN PERSONAL APPRECIATION OF THE ARTS. A REAL RECOGNITION THAT THEY ARE HELPING US MEET OUR COMMUNITY GOALS. >>I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT INVITATION FOR PARTNERSHIP. YOU AS OUR ELECTED LEADERS ARE THE AMPLIFIERS, YOU ARE THE VOICES PEOPLE LISTEN TO. AND IF WE CAN FIND WAYS TO REALLY WORK WITH YOU TO SHARE THAT MESSAGE OR BROADLY I THINK WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. >>THANK YOU. >>I WANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT WE HAVE BEEN JOINED FROM COUNCILMEMBER CHECK OFF. >>THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. >>ITEM 2. >>COUNSEL BILL 119584. AND ORDERS RELATED TO RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTIES. CONFORMING THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE WITH CHANGES IN STATE LAW, AMENDING SECTIONS 7.24 .020, 030. 22. 202.080, 22 206160, 22 20618822210030 AND 22902120 OF THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. INTRODUCTION PLEASE GET THE >>[ INDISCERNIBLE – LOW VOLUME ]. THIS IS THE SECOND DISCUSSION ON THIS PARTICULAR BILL IS THAT CORRECT? >>YES. >>THIS BILL IS 119584. IT TAKES THE CHANGES THAT WERE MADE IN THE LEGISLATIVE STUDY SESSION EARLIER THIS YEAR AND INCORPORATES THEM INTO OUR CODE. AND SO THE TWO BILLS THAT PASSED THROUGH LEGISLATIVE SESSION WERE SENATE BILL 5600 THE HOUSE 1440. THEY MADE A VARIETY OF CHANGES, SOME OF WHICH WE NEED TO INCORPORATE IN ORDER TO ALIGN OUR CODE WITH THE STATE CODE. SO THESE CHANGES INCLUDE EXTENDING A PARENT EVICTION NOTICE FROM THREE DAYS TO 14 DAYS. CHANGED THE DEFINITION OF RENT, THE DEFINITION HOUSING COST WAS ESSENTIALLY THE DEFINITION THAT THE STATE ADOPTED SO WE ARE ALIGNING OUR SPECIFIC DEFINITION OR DEFINITION OF RENT TO MAKE SURE THAT IS CONSISTENT. THE SENATE BILL 5600 REQUIRE THAT ANY PAYMENTS MADE HAVE TO GO TO RENT FIRST BEFORE THEY CAN BE APPLIED TO ANY OTHER FEES. ALSO, IT GAVE JUDGES MORE DISCRETION CONCERNING THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF AN EVICTION. THAT’S NOT ONE WE NEED TO ALIGN IN OUR SPECIFIC CODE BUT SOMETHING THAT THE BILL DID. HOUSE BILL 1440 REQUIRED THAT LANDLORDS MUST PROVIDE A 60 DAY NOTICE OF ANY RENT INCREASE. IN OUR CODE WE PROVIDED 60 DAYS IF A RENT INCREASE WAS OVER 10% OR MORE OTHERWISE IT WAS 30 DAY NOTICE. THIS WAS STANDARDIZED TO ALL RENT INCREASES BEING 60 DAYS. LASTLY, IT PROVIDES AN EXCEPTION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROVIDERS WHO SET RIGHT BASED ON THE TENANTS INCOME. ALL THE CHANGES WENT TO IN FACT JULY 28th. AND BY ALIGNING OUR CODE WITH THE RCW TO MAKE SURE THERE’S NO CONFUSION AROUND WHAT LAW ACTUALLY APPLIES. >>GREAT, THAT’S WHAT WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY HARMONIZATION BILL. IS MAKING SURE THAT OUR LEGISLATION HERE IN SEATTLE IS NOT IN CONFLICT WITH STATE LAW AND IN THIS CASE STATE LAW IS ALREADY IN EFFECT. IT WILL AFFECT BE IN EFFECT AT THE END OF JULY. OUR LAST MEETING, WE HAD A PRESENTATION FROM THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTIONS AND THEY HAD GIVEN US AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT THEY HAD DONE TO NOTIFY PROPERTY OWNERS OF THESE NEW REQUIREMENTS UNDER STATE LAW. SOME OF THOSE STEPS THAT THEY TOOK INCLUDED USING THE RENTAL REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION ORDNANCE DATABASE THAT THEY HAVE IN ORDER TO NOTIFY NEARLY 20,000 REGISTERED LANDLORDS OF THESE NEW OBLIGATIONS UNDER STATE LAW. THEY HAVE ALSO BEEN DOING SOME LANDLORD TRAININGS. AFTER THEY VISITED THIS COMMITTEE LAST THEY SAID THEY WOULD ACTUALLY GOING TO BE DOING ADDITIONAL LANDLORD ENGAGEMENT AFTER THAT LAST MEETING. THEY ARE DEVELOPING FUTURE LANDLORD CURRICULUMS, TRAINING CURRICULUMS AND INFOGRAPHICS TO BE USED ON THE CITIES RENTING IN SEATTLE WEBSITE. AS WELL AS IN THOSE TRAININGS. >>>GIVEN THAT AGAIN THIS IS JUST HARMONIZATION WITH EXISTING STATE LAW, I HAVE NO FURTHER QUESTIONS. READY TO VOTE. >>I AM READY TO GO. >>VERY STRAIGHTFORWARD. GRATEFUL THE STATE MADE SOME CHANGES. >>FANTASTIC. FOR THE RECORD, THE CHANGES THAT THE STATE MADE WERE CHANGES THAT WERE LIFTED UP AS A RESULT OF A STUDY THAT THE SEATTLE WOMEN’S COMMISSION LED AND PRESENTED TO US LAST YEAR BEFORE THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION. THE COUNCIL HAD PASTOR WRIGHT TO RESOLUTION IDENTIFYING WHAT THE PRIORITIES WERE FROM THAT SEATTLE WOMEN’S COMMISSION STUDY CALLED LOSING HOME. WE IDENTIFIED A NUMBER OF ITEMS THAT WE HAD COMMITTED TO WORK ON IF THE STATE LEGISLATURE HAD NOT WORKED ON. HAPPILY, MANY OF THOSE ITEMS WERE TAKEN CARE OF AND WE ARE GOING TO BE AFTER THIS VOTE DOVETAILING INTO SOME OF THE OTHER ITEMS THAT RAN THE REPORT THAT WERE NOT ADDRESSED AT THE STATE LEGISLATURE BECAUSE THEY WERE FOCUSEDON THE EVICTION REFORM PIECES. SO WITH THAT, I’M GOING TO MOVE PASSAGE OF COUNSEL BILL 1195 84.>>A SECOND. >>ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. ALL OPPOSED SAY NAY. . COUNSEL BILL 1195 84 MOVE ON TO COUNSEL. >>THANK YOU. >>ITEM 3. COUNSEL BILL 119 5987 AND ORDERS RELATED TO RENTAL AGREEMENTS AND TENANT LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES. RELIEVING A TENANT EXPERIENCING THE MYSTIC VIOLENCE FROM LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO THE LANDLORDS PROPERTY CAUSED BY PERPETRATOR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. AND AMENDING SECTION 7.24020, SEVEN 24030, AND 22206170 OF THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE. >>THANK YOU. AISHA, DO YOU WANT TO GIVE US THE BACKGROUND OF THIS BILL? AND EXPLAIN WHAT IT ACCOMPLISHES. >>COUNSEL BILL 119598 COMES FROM A SERIES OF EXCUSE ME COMES FROM THE ISSUES IDENTIFIED IN THE LOSING HOME REPORT. IT WAS IN THIS COMMITTEE BACK IN SEPTEMBER OF LAST YEAR. IT WAS REPORTED BY THE HOUSING JUSTICE PROJECT AND THE SEATTLE WOMEN’S COMMISSION THAT WAS ESSENTIALLY LOOKING AT AND IN ANALYSIS OF EVICTION CAUSES, PROCESSES, OUTCOMES AND HE WAS BEING IMPACTED AND HOW THEY WERE BEING IMPACTED. AND WITH THE ISSUES THAT WAS IDENTIFIED WAS THE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP THAT TENANTS WHO ARE SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FACE. SO IN DISCUSSING ALL OF THOSE ISSUES IN RESOLUTION 31861, WHICH IS A RESOLUTION THAT WE ARE THAT THE COUNCIL ADOPTED EARLIER THIS YEAR, WHICH OUTLINE THE FINDINGS OF THAT REPORT, THE ACTIONS TAKEN DURING THE LAST BUDGET SEASON AND THE ITEMS THAT COUNSEL WANTED TO ADDRESS IN THE SHORT TERM, THE ISSUE, THE ISSUE OF THE FINANCIAL IMPACT FOR THESE TENETS WAS BROUGHT UP. DURING DISCUSSION OF THE RESOLUTION, A CENTRAL STAFF MEMO HAD DISCUSSED VARIOUS OPTIONS FOR CREATING RESOLUTION. ONE OF THOSE WAS PROHIBITING LANDLORDS FROM PULLING HOLDING THE SENATE LEVEL IF THEY HAD PROTECTION ORDER IN PLACE AGAINST THE PERSON CAUSING THE DAMAGE. ANOTHER OPTION WAS PROHIBITING LENDERS FROM HOLDING THE TENANT LIABLE IF THE TENANT REPLIED FILED THE — AND THE REPORT WAS PROVIDED TO THE LANDLORD AND ANOTHER OPTION WAS TO CREATE A MITIGATION FUND THAT WOULD COVER DAMAGES CALLED BY PERPETRATORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. THEY WERE NOT INTENDED TO BE NEUTRALLY EXCLUSIVE. THOSE FIRST TWO WERE INCORPORATED INTO DRAFT LEGISLATION THAT WAS DISCUSSED AT THE COMMITTEE MEETING IN MARCH. SO THE ITEMS IN COUNSEL BILL 119598 DO INCLUDE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE IN THE DRESS LEGISLATION. THIS WILL IS INTENDED AND A LOT OF WAYS TO MIRROR THE STATE LAW. WHICH ALLOWS SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TO TERMINATE THE RENTAL AGREEMENT WITHOUT FURTHER OBLIGATION IF THEY PROVIDE THE LANDLORD WITH NOTICE AND PROPER DOCUMENTATION. SO THIS BILL ESSENTIALLY STATES THAT THE TENANT CANNOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR DAMAGES TO HIS LANDLORDS PROPERTY IF THAT DAMAGE WAS CAUSED BY THE PERPETRATOR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WITH PROPER NOTICE AND DOCUMENTATION. SO THE TENANT WOULD ESSENTIALLY HAVE TO TELL THE LANDLORD THAT THEY WERE A FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER WAS OR IS A SURVIVOR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. AND THAT THE DAMAGE THAT WAS CAUSED TO THE LANDLORDS PROPERTY WAS CAUSED BY THE PERPETRATOR. THEY WOULD HAVE TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION TO THE LANDLORD EITHER IN THE FORM OF A PROTECTION ORDER IF THE PROTECTION ORDER HAD ALL OF THE ELEMENTS THAT ARE DESCRIBED IN THE LEGISLATION OR A REPORT TO A QUALIFIED THIRD-PARTY THAT CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION. IT WOULD REQUIRE THE TENANT OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER OF NOTIFY THE QUALIFIED THIRD-PARTY THAT THEY WERE A SURVIVOR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, WHEN THE ACT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR PROPERTY DAMAGE OCCURRED, WHERE IT HAPPENED, BRIEF DESCRIPTION AND THAT THE TENANT OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER INFORMED THE QUALIFIED THIRD-PARTY OR WHO THE PERPETRATOR WAS. >>>THE LEGISLATION DEFINES A LOT OF THOSE TERMS AND DEFINES QUALIFIED THIRD-PARTY WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY THE SAME DEFINITION AS IS USED IN STATE LAW EXCEPT WITH THE ADDITION OF CASE MANAGERS AS SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES TO MAKE SURE THAT ANY POTENTIAL PERSON TO WHOM A PERSON IS REPORTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS COVERED. IF IT WASN’T OR ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THEY BASED ON PUBLIC COMMENT, I SHOULD MAKE CLEAR IS THAT THIS LEGISLATION IS INTENDED TO APPLY NOT JUST IN CIRCUMSTANCE WHERE THE DAMAGE WAS CAUSED DURING ACTIVE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BUT EVEN IF IT WOULD NOT QUALIFY LEGALLY AS AN INCIDENT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AS LONG AS THE DAMAGE IS CAUSED BY THE PERPETRATOR OF BE COVERED UNDER THIS AS WELL. >>YOU STATE THAT I DON’T UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE, THE DISTINCTION YOU’RE MAKING. >>MANY TIMES THE DEFINITION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS EVEN IF THE PERSON IS PUT IN FEAR OF ASSAULT, AND SO PROPERTY DAMAGE THAT IS CAUSED DURING THE INCIDENT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CAN BE YOU KNOW IF SOMEBODY — IF THE PERPETRATOR WERE TO THROW SOMETHING AT THE SURVIVOR AND IT IS WALL. THAT COULD BE OR DEFINED AS AN INCIDENT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. IN >>>BECAUSE WE ARE TAKING THE RISK. W ARE PAYING THEM SOLELY TO PROCESS THE MATERIAL THROUGH THEM, SORTED, REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE ULTIMATE — SO WE TOOK THE HIT. >>HOW DO WE VERIFY THAT THE PRODUCT IS NOT GOING TO LANDFILL? >>HUNTS THAT IS WHO YOU KNOW AND WORKS WITH THE. HE IS IN CONSTANT CONTACT AND WEEKLY AND HE WILL GO DOWN AND VISIT AND HE VERIFIES THAT THEY GIVE US REPORTS ON A WEEKLY BASIS. SO WE HAVE THAT KIND OF AND WE HAVE SOME INSPECTORS AND WE HAVE NOT DONE THIS A LOT BUT MORE AND MORE WE ARE GOING TO USE THE INSPECTORS TO VERIFY. THAT’S BASICALLY THE PERSONAL –>>AND WHAT ABOUT WHEN THE RECYCLED MATERIAL SHIPPED TO ANOTHER COUNTRY? HOW DO WE VERIFY IN THOSE INSTANCES? >>THAT HAS BEEN SOMETHING THAT WAS IDENTIFIED AND THE RESPONSIBLE RECYCLING TEST FORCE AS PROBLEMATIC. THERE HAVE BEEN NONPROFITS THAT HAVE TAGGED MATERIALS AND YOU KNOW IN THE ELECTRONICS ARENA, THAT’S PRETTY WELL-KNOWN. WE ARE ACTUALLY COMING UP WITH PROTOCOLS RIGHT NOW TO THE RESPONSIBLE RECYCLING TASK FORCE TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW CAN WE VERIFY THAT THE MATERIAL WAS SHIPPING TO SOUTHEAST ASIA OR ACTUALLY BEING USED. OR PUT INTO PRODUCTS AND USED AS A FEED SOURCE. SO THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE ACTUALLY HAVE HAD A HARD TIME WITH THAT OR TRYING TO FIGURE OUT PROTOCOLS TO DO THAT. >>PRETTY MUCH I HAVE COVERED ALL OF THESE ALREADY. >>WHAT ARE WE DOING NOW, WHAT ARE ACTIONS WE ARE TAKING NOW. WE ARE TARGETING CONTAMINATION AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF THE RECYCLABLES. WE ARE WORKING REALLY HARD TO EXPAND THE DOMESTIC MARKETS AND FOR RECYCLABLES. WE ARE EXPANDING OUTREACH AND EDUCATION AND REALLY WE ARE WORKING ON THE REGIONAL BASIS SO SOMETHING WE ARE WELL AWARE OF IS THAT PEOPLE WHO WORK IN SEATTLE DON’T NECESSARILY LIVE IN SEATTLE. PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN SEATTLE DON’T NECESSARILY WORK IN SEATTLE. SO YOU HAVE A LOT OF WHAT I CALL CROSS-BORDER MOVEMENT. SO THE MORE THAT WE CAN WORK AS A REGION AND WITH THE REGIONAL PARTNERS TO HAVE COMMON MESSAGING, THE EASIER IT IS ON THE CUSTOMERS WHO ARE USING OUR SYSTEM AND THE EMPLOYEES WHO WORK HERE TO DO THE RIGHT THING. SO THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE ARE REALLY TRYING TO WORK ON. WE ARE WORKING WITH THE PROPERTY OWNERS AND MANAGERS TO INCREASE ACCESSIBILITY, CONVENIENCE IS REALLY KEY, NOT ONLY IN MULTIFAMILY BUT AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES OF ALL KINDS. THEN WE ARE EXPANDING THE FOOD PROGRAM AND WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK THAT WE’RE DOING IN THE FOOD RESCUE ARENA. I AM VERY EXCITED ABOUT WHAT WE’RE DOING AT THAT, WORKING CLOSELY WITH MARY’S PLACE, AND EVEN PEOPLE WHO DIDN’T REALIZE THEY WERE IN THE MOOD RESCUE WORLD OR COULD INFLUENCE THE, LIKE THE TRANSPORTATION UP AT UW. WE WORK WITH THEM TO IMPROVE MOVING EDIBLE FOOD INTO THE HANDS OF THOSE WHO ARE FOOD INSECURE AND NEED IT. ALSO WE WORK DILIGENTLY AT TRYING TO TRANSLATE OUR MATERIAL OR TRENDS CREATE OUR MATERIAL INTO OTHER LANGUAGES AND IN CONTEXT SO THAT THEY UNDERSTAND IT AND IT’S USEFUL FOR THOSE WHERE ENGLISH ISN’T THE FIRST LANGUAGE. AND WE ARE PARTNERING BOTH WITH OUR LOCAL JURISDICTIONS AND PARTNERING WITH THE NGOS IN THE AREA AND PARTNERING WITH THE INDUSTRY IN GENERAL, LIKE THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY. WE ARE WORKING CLOSELY WITH THEM NOW TO WITH RESPECT TO THE BAGS. WE WILL PULL BACKS OUT OF THE CURBSIDE AT THE END OF THE YEAR. WE ARE WORKING WITH THEM TO DEPLOY MORE DROP-OFF LOCATIONS. SO WE WILL BE BACK WITH MORE ON THAT LATER. >>AS IT RELATES TO PULLING BAGS FROM CURBSIDE, I IMAGINE THERE WILL BE A ROBUST HEALTH EDUCATION CAMPAIGN THAT WILL BE DOING? >>YEAH, WE ARE WORKING ON THAT NOW. IT WILL GO REGIONWIDE. SO WORKING WITH REGIONAL PARTNERS TO COME UP WITH THE COMMON MESSAGING AND I WOULD ANTICIPATE THAT IT WILL BE LAUNCHED LATER THIS FALL. SO THAT EVERYONE IS READY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT WHAT TO DO WITH THEIR PLASTIC BAGS IN FILM. IT’S NOT JUST PLASTIC BAGS, WE DO HAVE A PLASTIC BAG BAN BUT STILL THERE ARE PLASTIC BAGS IN HER SYSTEM. BUT ALSO THE FILM, IF YOU GO TO COSTCO OR ANY WHERE YOU GET THINGS WRAPPED IN FILM, WHAT TO DO WITH THOSE MATERIALS. >>>>YOU HAVE SOMETHING? >>QUESTIONS? >>I APPRECIATE THE REGIONAL PARTNERING. AND YOU KNOW IT’S HARD BECAUSE THERE’S ALWAYS NEW MATERIAL AND WE CHANGE THE RULES AND THEN YOU LOOK AT THE MIX OF DIFFERENT JURISDICTIONS ACROSS THE REGION, I WAS DOING SOME LANDSCAPING AT MY AUNTS HOUSE IN KIRKLAND AND I FOUND OUT AFTER THE FACT THAT GREEN IS THE GARBAGE BIN OVER THERE. SO I DID A RESOURCING ON THE DRIVEWAY. WHATEVER. SO THE TYPES OF THINGS, YOU KNOW, I KNOW THAT IN SEATTLE WE PROBABLY HAVE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT ARE SO INTO RECYCLING BECAUSE THEY TALK TO ME ALL THE TIME THAT KNOW ALL THE DIFFERENT THINGS. EVERY TIME SOMETHING CHANGES IN WHICH GOES WHERE. BECAUSE WE HAVE THAT ETHIC WHICH IS AWESOME. BUT AS YOU MENTIONED, PEOPLE ARE COMING IN AND GOING, PEOPLE DON’T TRACK AT THAT CLOSELY. SO THINGS WE CAN DO RECENTLY WOULD BE HELPFUL. I AM CURIOUS WHAT KIND OF DIALOGUE YOU ARE THE INDUSTRY HAS WITH SOMEONE LIKE AMAZON. I SEE THAT WE GET PLENTY OF STUFF DELIVERED FROM THEM AND I NOTICED THAT THE PACKAGING SHIPS OVERTIME. REI AS WELL, THEY DO A FAIR AMOUNT OF RETAIL. SO I THINK AS YOU MENTIONED THE CARDBOARD BOXES ARE FAIRLY STRAIGHTFORWARD, THAT’S NICE THAT WE KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO WITH IT AND THAT’S FAIRLY VALUABLE MATERIAL TO BE RECYCLE. IT’S FRUSTRATING WHEN YOU GET A SHOEBOX WITHIN ANOTHER BOX THAT THE EXACT SIZE OF A SHOEBOX AND YOU THINK, NOW I HAVE TWO BOXES TO RECYCLE AND CAN SOMEONE JUST DESIGNED A SHOEBOX TO BE THE SHIPPING BOX. WHEN, HOW DO WE DO THAT AND THEN YOU SEE THE SHIFT TO MORE PLASTIC BAGS THAT THINGS ARE DELIVERED IN. AND THIS IS WHERE THE OPTIMISTIC RECYCLER SHOWS UP IN ME. IS THIS A PLASTIC BAG? IT’S NOT WORTH SUPPOSED TO GO. THE BUBBLE WRAP THINGS. HEAT SEALED. SO I IMAGINE THAT THAT A COMPANY LIKE AMAZON IS MAKING DECISIONS BASED ON THEIR ECONOMICS, THE COST OF MATERIALS AND THE WEIGHT FOR TRANSPORTING THINGS ON AIRPLANES AND HOWEVER THEY MOVE STUFF AROUND. THEY ARE ALSO IMPOSING COSTS ON OUR SYSTEM AS THEY DO THAT. AT A MINIMUM WE SHOULD BE HAVING CONVERSATIONS, ESPECIALLY SINCE WE HAVE BIG RETAILERS BASED HERE IN SEATTLE TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY DO. AND I MENTIONED THEY HAVE YOU KNOW ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS WITHIN THEIR COMPANY. BUT THEY’RE GOING OUT HOW TO HAVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS AND EVEN CONSIDERING YOU KNOW IMPOSING FEES TO RECOVER THE COST. IF THE REALITY IS, THE PLASTIC BUBBLE WRAP COST US MONEY IN THE SYSTEM AND WE WANT TO SAVE IF YOU WANT TO SHIP TO THAT BECAUSE IT MAKES ECONOMIC SENSE, THAT’S FINE BUT WE WILL RECOVER THE ECONOMIC COST YOU ARE IMPOSING ON THIS. OR MAYBE NOT CAN SAY THAT IT BANDYK CAN DELIVER IT. I WOULD BE INTERESTED TO KNOW, WE SHOULD BE PART OF THAT CONVERSATION TO TELL US THEIR ANALYSIS AND WHAT THEY DO. BUT THAT CAN BECOME A BIGGER SOURCE OF WASTE STREAM, WHETHER RECYCLED OR NOT. >>I CAN TELL YOU THAT WE DO TALK WITH AMAZON AND A LOT OF THE BIG COMPANIES THAT ARE BASED HERE. STARBUCKS, AMAZON, COSTCO, ALL OF THOSE COMPANIES, WE TALKED DIRECTLY ABOUT PACKAGING. WE WORK CLOSELY WITH GROUPS LIKE THE PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP INITIATIVE, VERY INVOLVED WITH A NUMBER OF THE INITIATIVES AND GROUPS AND NONPROFITS AROUND THE COUNTRY. THEY ALSO ARE WORKING WITH THEM AND THE RECYCLING PARTNERSHIP AND SO WE ARE WORKING, A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK OF RECYCLING STREAM AND I ALWAYS SAY, SEATTLE HAS CONTROL OVER A SMALL SLICE OF THAT STREAM, WE HAVE INFLUENCE AND WE ARE REALLY TRYING TO USE THAT INFLUENCE UPSTREAM. WITH THE PRODUCTS ARE DESIGNED AND DEVELOPED. AND THAT’S WHERE THE AMAZON AND OTHER COMPANIES AND OTHER PRODUCTS STEWARDSHIP INITIATIVE COMES IN. WE ARE WORKING WITH OUR LOCAL JURISDICTIONS AND AT THE STATE LEVEL, IDEAS WITH PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP, HE WILL HEAR EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY. EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY IS THE CLOSED LOOP, THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY, WHERE WE ARE WORKING ON BOTH A NATIONAL OR LOCAL, STATE LEVEL, LOOKING WHETHER THAT’S PRACTICAL, WE WERE INVOLVED WITH HELPING WRITE LEGISLATION THAT BECAME A STUDY BILL THIS LAST LEGISLATIVE SESSION. WHERE THEY WILL BE OR LOOKING AT THE EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY FOR PACKAGING. AND WHETHER THAT IS PRACTICAL TO GO STATEWIDE. THAT WOULD ACTUALLY PUSH THE COST THAT CURRENTLY CUSTOMERS ARE PAYING US TO MANAGE AT THE CURB, WOULD PUSH THOSE COSTS TO MANAGE THE PACKAGING UPSTREAM. AND THE PRODUCERS WOULD CREATE SIMILAR TO WHAT’S IN DC, BRITISH COLUMBIA HAS A PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY, BC RECYCLES PROGRAM. WE’VE BEEN WATCHING THAT CLOSELY. BASICALLY IT PUSHES THE COST UP ON THE PRODUCERS AND THEN THERE’S NO FREE RIDERS. SO YOU KNOW RIGHT NOW IS NOT JUST AMAZON, THERE’S A LOT OF OTHER COMPANIES, NOT JUST STARBUCKS, A LOT OF OTHER COMPANIES, MAKING SURE EVERYBODY IS AT THE TABLE AND EVERYBODY IS PLAYING INTO THE SYSTEM. IT HAS BEEN VERY INTERESTING BUT WE ARE DEFINITELY WORKING UPSTREAM AND TRYING TO INFLUENCE HOW PRODUCTS ARE DESIGNED AND THAT THEY BE DEVELOPED IN A WAY THAT A, USES RECYCLE CONTACT AND B, RECYCLABLE AND C, MAYBE DOESN’T IT BE THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE. MAYBE CAN BE REDUCED. AND SEE C COMES FIRST. >>ON THAT NOTE, I WANT TO LIFT UP IN ADDITION TO MY EARLIER MENTIONED ABOUT COMPOSTING AND RECYCLING ACCESS FOR MULTIFAMILY RESIDENCE, WE ARE ALSO GOING TO BE WORKING ON SOME PLASTIC REDUCTION MEASURES AND THE EXECUTIVE HAS SOME PROPOSALS. AS DOES THE COMMITTEE THAT WE DISCUSSED BEFORE. IN PREVIOUS MEETINGS AND WAS LIFTED UP YESTERDAY. IN THE SEATTLE CLIMATE ACTION PLAN AND THE OBJECTIVE TO — ENACT LEGISLATION THAT WILL REDUCE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC. AND WE HAD INTENDED TO HAVE A PRESENTATION HERE TODAY TO DISCUSS EVERY OTHER WEEK GARBAGE COLLECTION. WE HAD INVITED A CITY ADMINISTRATOR FROM RENTON WHO IS BEEN DOING EVERY OTHER WEEK GARBAGE FOR 11 YEARS NOW TO SHARE WITH US THEIR EXPERIENCES , THEY WERE UNABLE TO MAKE IT AND WE WERE GOING TO BE JOINED BY 350 SEATTLE AND WE WILL HAVE THEM COME BACK AT A SUBSEQUENT MEETING. WHEN THE TIME WORKS FOR EVERYBODY. >>THE PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP INITIATIVE, IS THAT AN INDUSTRY DRIVEN OR ADVOCACY GROUP OR A BLEND? >>IT IS A BLAND BUT IT IS REALLY THEIR PRIMARY FUNDERS ARE INDUSTRY. BUT ACTUALLY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ACTUALLY JUST RECENTLY MOVED TO OLYMPIA. SO WE ARE HAVING MORE MORE EASILY MEETING WITH HER AND DISCUSSING WHAT YELL, IT’S INDUSTRY DRIVEN IN A RESPONSE TO KNOWING THAT THEY NEED TO DO BETTER. THEY NEED TO BE MORE ENVIRONMENTAL AND WHAT CAN THEY DO BUT IT’S A NONPROFIT. >>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I WOULD BE INTRIGUED BY IF POSSIBLE, TO SEE IF SOMEONE FROM THAT INITIATIVE COULD COME TO THE TABLE PERHAPS WITH A PURE ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION LIKE ZERO WASTE WASHINGTON. MAYBE SOMEONE FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA, I KNOW MY SENSE IS THAT IN EUROPE THEY HAVE A LOT MORE OR A LOT STRONGER KIND OF CLOSED LOOP PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP LAWS. AND YOU KNOW COMPANIES LIKE AMAZON HAVE A LOT OF [ INDISCERNIBLE ] OVER THERE, WE CAN’T DO THIS THAT YOU ARE DOING IT RIGHT ACROSS THE BORDER. SO THEY DON’T WANT TO DO IT. BUT IT’S INTERESTING TO HAVE THE CONVERSATION AND SEE IF THERE’S A ROLE FOR SEATTLE TO PLAY IN ACCELERATING SOME OF THE IDEAS THAT ARE ALREADY WORKING ELSEWHERE. >>DID YOU SAY THAT THE PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP EFFORT CAME OUT OF STATE LEGISLATION? >>NO, WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP AND DIFFERENT PIECES LIKE PAINT BUT WHAT’S OR WHAT CAME OUT OF LEGISLATION FOR PACKAGING IS THERE WILL BE A STUDY ON EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY A VIABLE FOR STATE AND WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE AT A STATE LEVEL. BECAUSE SOMETHING LIKE THAT ACTUALLY WORKS BETTER AT A LARGER MACRO SITUATION. BECAUSE OF JUST YOUR TALK ABOUT PACKAGING THAT CROSSES BORDERS QUICKLY. YOU MENTIONED EUROPE, MOST OF EUROPE HAS EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY, THEY HAVE WHAT THEY CALL MODULATED SYSTEMS. SO THE PEOPLE ARE PAYING IN BASED ON WHAT THEIR CONTAINER LOOKS LIKE. AND THEN THEY ARE PAYING LESS IF IT IS MORE EASILY DOUBLE EASILY RECYCLABLE AND IF THEY PAY MORE IF IT’S HARD TO TO RECYCLE. SO THE STUDY, WHEN DO WE EXPECT? >>I THINK THEY’RE JUST STARTING TO GO OUT BUT DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY IS CHARGED AND I THINK IT SHOULD BE DONE BY THE END OF NEXT YEAR BUT I CAN GET BACK TO YOU ON THE SPECIFICS. >>I WAS HOPING YOU WOULD SAY BEFORE THE NEXT LEGISLATIVE SESSION. WE COULD HELP SET THE TABLE IF THERE WAS A STUDY. TO ASSIST IN YOUR AND OTHERS ADVOCACY AT THE STATE LEGISLATURE. IT SOUNDS LIKE IT — A LITTLE OPTIMISTIC. >>MAYBE FOR THE NEXT SESSION. >>I THINK THERE STILL IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THAT KIND OF CONVERSATION EVEN IF IT’S NOT ABOUT THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>IT’S 11:35. THE MEETING IS ADJOURNED. [ EVENT CONCLUDED ]