Seattle City Council Transportation & Utilities Committee 2/5/20


>>>GOOD MORNING. THE FEBRUARY 5, 2020 MEETING OF THE TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE WILL COME TO ORDER. IT IS 9:34 A.M. I’M ALEX PEDERSEN CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE, JOINED BY COUNCILMEMBERS, MORALES AND STRAUSS THANK YOU. IF THERE’S NO OBJECTION, THE COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA WILL BE ADOPTED. HEARING NO OBJECTION, IT’S ADOPTED. AT THIS TIME, WE WILL TAKE PUBLIC COMMENT. AND WE HAVE UP TO 20 MINUTES TODAY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. I’M NOT SURE WE WILL NEED THAT. SPEAKERS ARE LIMITED UP TO 2 MINUTES OF COMMENT. IF A SPEAKER EXCEEDS THAT, WE MAY HAVE TO TURN OFF THE MICROPHONE, BUT I KNOW YOU WILL KEEP IT TO THAT FOR US, THANK YOU. OKAY, I WILL JUST GO RIGHT DOWN THE LINE HERE AND READ THE NAMES, AND COME UP TO THE MICROPHONE, AND WE WILL SET THE TIMER AT 2 MINUTES. BRIAN PACKER. WILL BE FOLLOWED BY PATRICIA DAWSON. >>>ALL RIGHT, GOOD MORNING. I’M BRIAN PACER. DOUGLAS MAYHUE WAS TRYING TO GET AROUND ON FOOT, WORRIED ABOUT BUYING FOOD AFTER THE CUT TO PROPOSED FOOT STAMPS WOULD TAKE EFFECT IN 2020, AND HE SAID IT WAS HARD TO FIND STEADY WORK IN SEATTLE. HE WAS HIT BY A CAR TRYING TO ACCESS THE ONRAMP UP TO BEACON HILL. OUR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM DID NOT PROVIDE ENOUGH MARGIN OF ERROR TO ENSURE THE COLLISION DOUGLAS WAS IN DID NOT TAKE HIS LIFE. HE DIED TWO DAYS LATER AT THE HOSPITAL. I’M WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO PULL THE FIRE ALARM IN TERMS OF THE TOLL THAT OUR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IS TAKING ON PEOPLE IN OUR CITY. 2019 WAS THE DEADLIEST YEAR ON OUR STREETS DUE TO TRAFFIC COLLISIONS SINCE 2006. 25 PEOPLE IN ONE YEAR IS A LOT OF PEOPLE TO LOSE THEIR LIVES BECAUSE OF OUR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. I PULLED NUMBERS FOR THE FIRST 28 DAYS OF THE YEAR. THERE WAS A TRAFFIC COLLISION IN SEATTLE EVERY 82 MINUTES. 30 PEDESTRIANS WERE HIT BY CARS DURING THAT TIME FRAME, AND TO TARGET THE NUMBERS HERE, I FOUND OUT THAT SIX PEDESTRIANS WERE HIT DURING THAT TIME IN DISTRICT 6, DAN STRAUSS DISTRICT, TWO IN TAMMY MO REMARKS ALES DISTRICT, AND 3 IN ALEX PEDERSEN SLIDE. YOUR PRESENTATION DOES NOT MENTION THE NUMBERS MUCH LESS DOUGLAS’ STORY, FOCUSING ON THE PROJECTS WE HAVE DONE, IT’S AN IMPORTANT METRIC, BUT THERE’S A LOT UNSAID IN TERMS OF WHAT WAS PROJECT WAS OR HOW IT’S BEING EVALUATED OR CHOSEN IN THE FIRST PLACE. I’M ASKING YOU TO TAKE BOLD ACTION TO GET THE NUMBERS DOWN. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>PATRICIA DAWSON FOLLOWED BY KATHLEEN MARRISON. >>WE ARE GOING TO SWITCH PLACES BECAUSE SHE’S NOT QUITE READY. I’M KATHLEEN. HI MY NAME IS KATHLEEN MARRIGAN. I STARTED AT SEATTLE CITY LIGHT IN 1983 AS A LINE CREW HELPER, RETIRED IN 2002 AS A CABLE SPLICER CREW CHIEF. I STARTED WORKING WITH THE SEATTLE SILENCE BREAKERS WHEN WE FIRST STARTED IN DECEMBER 2017. I WAS SHOCKED AND ANGERED THEN AND STILL AM BY THE OPPRESSIVE CONDITIONS FACED BY MANY CITY EMPLOYEES. TODAY I’M SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THE 15-YEAR EMPLOYEE AT SPU, SHE IS A WOMAN OF COLOR, AND A VOCAL ADVOCATE FOR OTHER WORKERS IN HER AREA. ALSO MANY PEOPLE OF COLOR. SHE IS VERY, VERY GOOD AT HER JOB AND TAKES PRIDE IN THAT, ALTHOUGH WE — AND I’M TELLING A SMALL PART OF HER STORY, NOT BECAUSE SHE IS SCARED, BUT BECAUSE RETALIATION IS THE NORM IN THE CITY. IN FACT, SHE IS FEARLESS AND DOES NOT HESITATE TO DEFEND OTHERS AND HERSELF. YOU NEED TO REALIZE HOW DIFFICULT AND DEMORALIZING IT IS TO WORK IN A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT. IT HAS TAKEN AN EMOTIONAL TOLL. PICTURE HER EXCELLING AT HER JOB, PICTURE SEEING ANOTHER EMPLOYEE, A WHITE MAN, WHO BRAGGED ABOUT HIS DISHONESTY ON THE JOB BEING GROOMED BY THE DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR TO BECOME HER SUPERVISOR. THE DIRECTOR ALSO CHOSE NOT TO TEST THIS MAN FOR THE JOB AND TELLS HER TO TRAIN HIM. ADD TO THIS ENVIRONMENT A NEW MANAGER WHO HAS MORE EXPERIENCE, MORE APPRECIATION FOR THE WORK SHE HAS DONE, AND HER MANAGER SEEKS HER TO GO OUTSIDE OF THE DEPARTMENT. SHE’S TOO OLD FOR CAREER CHANGING MOVES, AND IT WAS OBSCURELY IMPLIED BY THE MANAGER IN THE MEMO THAT SHE VIOLATED SPU’S SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE POLICIES. AS OUTRAGEOUS, THE WOMAN I’M SPEAKING FOR HAS BEEN THE VICTIM OF MANAGEMENT’S SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE THAT MEMO WAS AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER FOR HER, AND THIS IS NOT THE KIND OF MANAGER YOU NEED AT THE UTILITY. THIS COMMITTEE IS SERIOUS ABOUT GUIDING THE CITY FOR SUCCESS T HAS GOT TO FACE AND FIX PROBLEMS LIKE THESE BEING RAISED BY EMPLOYEES. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>PATRICIA DAWSON, FOLLOWED BY LOU BOND, AND SPEAK DIRECTLY INTO THE MIC SO THE SEATTLE CHANNEL CAN PICK YOU UP. >>GOOD MORNING, I AM ALSO FROM SILENCE BREAKERS, AND I’M A LONG TIME STAFF, 12 YEARS WITH THE CITY HUMAN SERVICES, AND I MUST SAY I AM READING FOR ANOTHER PERSON OF COLOR IN SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES, AND I WILL READ THAT, AND IF I HAVE TIME, I WILL SAY SOMETHING ELSE. SO, AT SPU IN THE DRAINAGE AND WASTE WATER LINE OF BUSINESS, OPPRESSIVE LEADERSHIP WHO PRACTICE WHITE SUPREMACY HAVE DONE MUCH HARM TO CUSTOMER AND SEATTLE EMPLOYEES. — EVEN AFTER SPENDING HALF A BILLION — AFFORDABILITY IS A BIG ISSUE. KNOWLEDGEABLE AND EXPERIENCED EMPLOYEES ARE MISTREATED AND RUN OUT FOR — EXCUSE ME, FOR TELLING THE TRUTH. HAVING DATA, COMPLYING WITH REGULATIONS AND CODES AND RULES. — IS TRYING TO TURN SPU AROUND. SHE HAS TIRED NEW DEPUTY DIRECTORS WHO TALK UP DIVERSITY AS A BETTER PARTNERSHIP WITH SOLUTIONS AND OUTCOMES FOR CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES. — WHO ARE URGING HER TO HAVE CLEAR PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS, HOLD LEADERSHIP ACCOUNTABILITY, AND BE COURAGEOUS TO DO THE GOOD AND RIGHT THING. WITH CHANGE STOPPING FROM THE TOP, THEY WILL MOVE ON IF THEY CAN’T PERFORM FOR SEATTLE. LET’S WORK TOGETHER INCLUSIVELY TO PROVIDE AND PROTECT AND PROMOTE OUR SEATTLE FOREVER. AGAIN, AN ANONYMOUS EMPLOYEE. I CAN SAY AS AN OLDER WHITE WOMAN, A FEW YEARS AGO WHEN I HEARD THINGS LIKE WHITE SUPREMACY, LIKE THAT’S NOT GOING ON IN SEATTLE, BUT THERE IS CLEARLY ACROSS THE BOARD, AFTER A MEETING WITH MANY PEOPLE OF COLOR OF FELLOW EMPLOYEES, AND FROM WHAT I HAVE SEEN, THERE’S A LOT GOING ON WITH THE CITY EMPLOYEES. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU, WE WILL MAKE SURE THE SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES REVIEW THE TESTIMONY. THANK YOU. >>>THEN EMMY MNATT AND MIDGE McCOLEY. >>GOOD MORNING. I’M LOU BOND THE MANAGER AT 3rd AND PIKE, AND I WANT TO ADDRESS A COUPLE OF ISSUES, RELATED TO SAFETY IN THE SHOOTING THAT HAPPENED A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, AND WE HAVE MET WITH THE SPD, AND WE ARE MAKING A RECOMMENDATION IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD THAT WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE A POPUP STORE THAT WOULD BE SHARED BY THE TRANSIT POLICE, BY METRO, BY SPD AND KING COUNTY, THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING AT 3rd AND PINE OR 3rd AND PYKE, AND THAT WOULD BE SOME KIND OF TEMPORARY POPUP LOCATION FOR SPD AND SHARED BY THE VARIOUS RESOURCES BETWEEN SPD, COUNTY, AND LIGHTRAIL, AND METRO. SEVERAL LANDLORDS SAID THEY WOULD BE WILLING TO PROVIDE THAT AS WELL. WE WOULD ASK, ALSO, ON THE TRAN PORTATION MAP, THE BUS STOPS, WE WANT TO SEE, ALL NEGATIVE BEHAVIOR TO BE ADDRESSED, AND WE DON’T SEE THAT HAPPENING AT THESE BUS STOPS. WE HAVE BEEN ASKED TO BE A GUARDIANSHIP, AND WE TRY TO DO THAT, BUT IT’S VERY, VERY DIFFICULT IF NEGATIVE BEHAVIOR AND AGGRESSIVE PANHANDLING, PLAYING MUSIC, ETC., IS HAPPENING ON THE WALKS, AND THEY ARE RIGHT AT THE BUS STOPS, AND NO ONE IS DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT THE SECOND ISSUE THAT I WANT TO DEAL WITH IS PYKE STREET SPECIFICALLY. WE HAVE NOW MOVED DOWN FROM THREE LANES TO ONE LANE, AND WE HAVE TERRIBLE TRAFFIC SNARLED BETWEEN 1st AND PYKE THROUGH 3rd AND ESPECIALLY IN THE LATE AFTERNOONS. THE SEC THING, THERE’S A BUS STOP, A BUS PARKED WITH ONE OF THE THREE LANES, AND THE OTHER HAS NOW BEEN TURNED INTO A BIKE LANE, AND NOW IT DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE TO ME THAT IN ONE OF THE MAJOR THOROUGH FARES, THE ONLY ONE GOING EAST THERE, THAT WE WOULD HAVE BUSES STOPPED AND PARKED ON A MAJOR STREET THAT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE TO ME. PLEASE LOOK AT THAT. THE SECOND, WE DON’T HAVE ANY ACCESS FOR DROPPING OFF OR PICKING PEOPLE UP FROM UBER OR TAXIS OR ETC., ONLY THE ALLEY, AND I APOLOGIZE REALLY QUICK — >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>IF YOU COULD LEAVE YOUR TESTIMONY WITH OUR CLERK, WE CAN LEAVE THE REST OF IT. >>WE TRY TO KEEP IT TO 2 MINUTES TO BE FAIR TO EVERYBODY. THANK YOU. >>EMMY MNATT. >>GOOD MORNING. HELLO MY NAME IS EMILY MNATTE. I AM HERE TODAY TO REINFORCE THE CONCERNS I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN HEARING SINCE THE FATAL SHOOTING 2 WEEKS AGO ON 3rd. I’M HERE TO EXPRESS CONCERNS SPECIFICALLY AS IT PERTAINS TO THE CITY’S ABILITY TO REDUCE THE DRIVE ALONE TRIPS AND ENCOURAGING ADOPTIONS IN THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN SEATTLE LEVEE MONEY. SAFETY AND SECURITY IS A FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN NEED. WE CANNOT EXPECT PEOPLE TO CHOOSE WEEKING AND BIKING IF THEY FEEL THEY COULD HAVE A VICTIM OF VIOLENT CRIME BY COMING AND GOING. THE CORNER WHERE THE SHOOTING HAPPENS IS ONE OF THE BUSIEST TRANSIT AREAS FOR OUR CITY. I’M SURE YOU’RE AWARE. 50,000 RIDER AS DAY, AND 12,000 PEOPLE USE THE WEST LAKE TUNNEL ENTRANCE DAILY. ALLOWING CRIME AND ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES TO CONTINUE TO THRIVE IN DOWNTOWN IS UNACCEPTABLE, AND IT WILL PREVENT US FROM MEETING GOALS FROM DOWNTOWN. >>THANK YOU. >>MIDGE McCOLEY FOLLOWED BY MICHAEL GEORGE. >>GOOD MORNING, I’M MIDGE McCOLEY. I’M A RAISE RESIDENT OF DOWNTOWN AND A BUSINESS OWNER. I HAVE LIVED IN A NUMBER OF MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREAS IN THE HEART OF THE DOWNTOWN, AND I AS I HAVE BEEN IN SEATTLE. ORE MY CONCERN IS THAT WE HAVE A LIST. WE KNOW VERY WELL WHO A LOT OF THE REPEAT OFFENDERS ARE, AND THEY HAVE BEEN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS, AND THE INCIDENT AT 3rd AND PINE, THOSE WERE INDIVIDUALS WELL KNOWN BY THE CITY. I THINK HOPEFULLY YOU CAN HELP IN MAKING CERTAIN THAT THE FOLKS WHO ARE REPEAT OFFENDERS ARE VERY CAREFULLY LOOKED AFTER. I HAD A PERSONAL INCIDENT IN MY BUILDING WHERE MY STORAGE UNIT HAD BEEN BROKEN INTO, AND WHEN THE POLICE CAME TO MY BUILDING TO INTERVIEW ME, AND TO LEARN ABOUT THIS, THE BUILDING HAD PHOTOS OF PEOPLE WHO WERE PROWLING IN THE GARAGE, AND THE POLICEMAN SAID TO ME, OH, I KNOW THAT GUY. I JUST SAW HIM OVER THERE ON THE TRAIN STATION, AND YOU KNOW, HE WAS WELL KNOWN TO THE POLICE COMMUNITY. SO I WOULD JUST URGE YOU TO DO WHATEVER YOU CAN TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT WE ARE ARE POLICING THESE REPEAT OFFENDERS. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. LAST SPEAKER, MICHAEL GEORGE. >>HELLO, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. I’M MICHAEL GEORGE. I’M A DOWNTOWN RESIDENT, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, MY DAUGHTER GOES TODAYCARE A COUPLE OF BLOCKS FROM WHERE THE RECENT SHOOTING HAPPENED. WE RECEIVED A LET FRETTER DAY CARE THAT THEY WOULD NO LONGER BE TAKING WALKS. IT’S FELT LIKE THERE’S BEEN ISSUES IN THE PAST, BUT SOMETHING HAS CHANGED, AND WHEN YOU GET A LETTER LIKE THAT, COMING IN THE NEXT DAY, PARENTS TALK, AND WHAT MY DAUGHTER IS HEARING IS THAT WE ARE GOING TO TAKE OUR CAR IN AS OPPOSED TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TODAYCARE BECAUSE WE DON’T FEEL SAFE COMING INTO THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, AND THAT’S DIFFICULT, FOR ANY PARENT, BUT PARTICULARLY FOR THOSE OF US RAISING CHILDREN DOWNTOWN. WHAT MY DAUGHTER IS HEARING THEY DON’T FEEL SAFE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, AND WE DON’T GO HOME TO ANOTHER NEIGHBORHOOD AT THE END OF THE DAY. WHEN WE WALK OUT THE DOOR, THIS IS WHAT SHE EXPERIENCES AND HER FRIENDS ARE ARE A TALKING ABOUT. I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU AS YOU THINK ABOUT ANYTHING, ANY CHANGES TO 3rd AVENUE THAT YOU REACH OUT TO RESIDENTS, AND YOU REALLY GET A TRUE HUMAN SENSE OF HOW IT’S IMPACTING PEOPLE. MOVING ON TO ONE MORE SUBJECT. MADISON BRT. I WOULD REALLY ENCOURAGE YOU, ALL, TO CONSIDER WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO HAVE A PROJECT THAT HAS BEEN SOLD AS A PROJECT THAT IS GOING TO MOVE A LOT OF PEOPLE THROUGH AN AREA IN A VERY QUIET, CARBON-NEUTRAL WAY. THE FACT THAT AT THE END OF THIS PROJECT, WE ARE SWITCHING FROM DIESEL BUSES, FROM ELECTRIC BUSES, IT’S A MAJOR CHANGE, AND I DON’T THINK PEOPLE QUITE UNDERSTAND WHEN THIS PROJECT WAS ORIGINALLY PITCHED TO DOWNTOWN RESIDENTS, IT WAS GOING TO BE QUIET BUSES, AND THEY WERE GOING TO BE BUSS THAT WERE GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, AND OUR FAMILIES WOULD NOT BREATHE IN CARBON. URGE YOU TO CONSIDER SWITCHING. >>THANK YOU TO THE FOLKS WHO HAVE COME AND PROVIDED PUBLIC TESTIMONY. IT’S BEEN A LEASURE TO WORK TO BE ABLE TO DEVELOP STRATEGIES FOR 3rd AND PYKE. WE HAVE GREAT OPPORTUNITY AT THIS TIME TO IMPLEMENT SOME OF THE PROPOSALS MADE TURNING THE TRANSIT CORRIDOR INTO A FUNCTIONING TRANSIT CORRIDOR, MAKING IT SAFE FOR EVERYONE LIVING IN OUR CITY, AND SO, I ALSO WANT TO THANK MR. GEORGE FOR COMING DOWN AND SHARING YOUR THOUGHTS, AND IT IS TRUE, WE SHOULD NOT BE SWITCHING FROM ELECTRIC TO DIESEL, AND I JUST REALLY APPRECIATE EVERYONE’S COMMENTS, EVEN WHILE THIS IS THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE, AND NOT THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE, THERE MAY BE ANOTHER PLACE FOR YOU TO ALSO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS. >>THANK YOU, AND THAT ENDS THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD. FOUR ITEMS OF BUSINESS. THE FIRST IS CONCERNING SEATTLE’S INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT. I WILL ASK THE COMMITTEE CLERK TO PLEASE READ THE ITEM INTO THE RECORD. >>SEATTLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, SEATTLE I.T., OVERVIEW AND DISCUSSION OF ITEMS OF BUSINESS ANTICIPATED TO BE HEARD IN THE TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITIES COMMITTEE IN 2020. WELCOME, LET’S DO SOME BRIEF INTRODUCTIONS, AND WE WILL GET INTO THE PRESENTATION. >>HI, I’M TRACY KENTRA, AND I REPORT TO SAAD BASHIR. >>GOOD MORNING, I’M SAAD BASHIR. >>GOOD MORNING, WELCOME. THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THE PRESENTATION. WE HEARD FROM THREE OTHER DEPARTMENTS WE LOOK AT IN THE COMMITTEE, AND WE ARE HAPPY TO HEAR FROM YOU. YOU GET THE FIRST ALL TO YOURSELF HERE. >>YOU CAN LET US KNOW AFTER IF IT WAS THE BEST UPDATE YOU HEARD. >>IT PROBABLY WILL BE. >>I AM GOING TO BE REFERRING TO MY PHONE BECAUSE I’M CHECKING E-MAILS, AND I HAVE NOTES HERE, AND I WILL START WITH, YOU KNOW, THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY, AND REALLY APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO YOU ON BEHALF OF SEATTLE I.T., AND PROVIDE A VERY BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT. MY GOAL IS HOPEFULLY TO SPARK INTEREST ON A FEW TOPICS SO WE GET INVITED INTO THIS COMMITTEE, AND COVER THE CONTENTS IN A LOT MORE DETAIL. SEATTLE I.T. IS ON A JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMING ITS TO BE THE BEST IN CLASS DIGITAL TEAM. AMONG THE SECTOR AND THE GOVERNMENT, WE ARE GOING TO BE THE ORGANIZATION SETTING BEST PRACTICES FOR OTHERS TO FOLLOW IN TERMS OF THE ADOPTION OF TECHNOLOGY. OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE. WE WANT TO ENSURE WE ARE ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FOR THE VARIOUS CLIENT DEPARTMENTS WE SERVE IN TERMS OF HELPING THEIR OPERATIONS AND SERVICE DELIVERY. I STARTED THIS ROLE EXACTLY A YEAR AGO FROM LAST WEEK, AND SINCE THEN, WE HAVE BEEN RELENTLESSLY MOVING FORWARD ONLINE, VERY SPECIFIC. I’M GOING TO PASS ON A COUPLE OF PAGES HERE, AND THESE ARE THE NINE AREAS THAT CAME ABOUT AFTER A LOT OF WORK WITH SEATTLE IT AND THE OWE FOLKS WE ARE GOING ON. IT’S FROM HOW WE ARE SIMPLIFYING OUR PROCESSES TO HOW WE COMMUNICATE TO HOW WE ARE MANAGING THE ORGANIZATIONS LEKSY TECHNOLOGY FOOTPRINT. THE ONE VISIBLE CHANGE WE MADE LAST YEAR WAS THE ORGANIZATION’S STRUCTURE, AND THAT’S WHAT YOU CAN SEE ON THE SLIDE UP THERE, AND THIS IS A HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW OF THE I.T. DEPARTMENT AND THE VARIOUS DIVISIONS, AND THIS SHADE OF THE BLUE MATTERS BECAUSE THE MORE DARKER BLUE MEANS WE ARE MORE CLIENT FACING VERSES THE OTHER ASPECTS OF I.T. I WANT TO VERY QUICKLY GO THROUGH SOME OF THE BOXES HERE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE A REALLY GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF THE VARIOUS FUNCTIONS, AND WHO IS PERFORMING THE FUNCTIONS IN I.T. THE VERY FIRST ONE IS A COLLECTION OF ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE ON A DAILY BASIS OUR CLIENTS DEPEND UPON I.T. TO PROVIDE THAT WOULD BE THE SOLUTION DESK, AND WE ARE PICKING UP THE FORM, AND SOMEONE HAS AN ISSUE, AND FROM THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SHOWING UP TO SOMEBODY’S DESK IN ORDER TO TROUBLESHOOT. SEATTLE.GOV, SEATTLE CHANNEL, AND MANY OTHER FRONT-LINE FACING SERVICES. THE NEXT IS DIGITAL WORKPLACE A COLLECTION OF ALL THOSE TOOLS THAT YOU, FOR EXAMPLE, WOULD USE ON ANY GIVEN DAY, FOR EXAMPLE E-MAIL AND OFFICE 365 AND SHAREPOINT AND OTHERS. WE HAVE GOT TWO DIVISIONS THAT MANAGE THE VARIOUS APPLICATIONS PORTFOLIO. BUSINESS APPLICATIONS AND PLATFORM APPLICATIONS, AND WE HAVE A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO DO NOTHING BUT MAKE SURE THEY ARE ALWAYS KEEPING THE POINTS ON THE CLIENT AND WHAT IS GOING THROUGH THEIR MINDS AND NEEDS, AND THAT’S FINDING SOLUTIONS. WE HAVE GOT A GROUP OF FOLKS CALLED SERVICE MODERNIZATION, A COLLECTION OF THE AREAS, IF WE DON’T FOCUS ON, WE ARE GOING TO HOLD THE TECHNOLOGY AND ASPIRATIONS OF THE CITY BACK, INCLUDING DATA ENGINEERING, CLOUD ADOPTION, AUTOMATION, AND WE HAVE GOT THE CHIEF PRIVACY OFFICER HERE AS WELL. I HAVE GINGER SITTING BEHIND US, AND I AM HOPING SHE WILL BE ABLE TO COME AND MAKE A PRESENTATION TO YOU FOLKS DIRECTLY AS WELL, AND OF COURSE NO I.T. SHOP IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT A FOCUS ON CYBER SECURITY. WE HAVE A RISK TEAM. TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE TEAM IS UNIQUE BECAUSE IT’S BEHIND THE SCENES WORK. GOOD DAY FOR TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE IS WHEN IS NO ONE KNOWS THEY EXIST BECAUSE THEIR WORK IS SEAMLESSLY BEHIND THE SCENES. TRACY BESIDE ME IS THE EXECUTIVE ADVISER. THE NEXT COUPLE OF SLIDES, I’M NOT GOING TO LIST ALL THE VARIOUS THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING UNDERNEATH THE DIVISIONS, BUT THEN THAT WILL BE A CHEAT SHEET FOR YOU IN CASE YOU’RE WONDERING ABOUT DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF I.T. THERE’S A NUMBER OF INFORMATION ON THOSE TWO SLIDES. IN TERMS OF BY THE NUMBERS, THE SLIDE HERE IS REALLY TO IMPRESS UPON YOU THAT THE SEATTLE I.T. DEPARTMENT IS A MAJOR OPERATIONAL BEAST IN ANY GIVEN DAY, OUR COLLEAGUES ARE PROVIDING A RANGE OF WASES FROM PICKING UP THE PHONE TO GOING TO VARIOUS USER SITES FOR TROUBLESHOOTING, BRING THE SEATTLE CHANNEL, BROADCASTING, HOPEFULLY THIS COMMITTEE MEETING TO ENSURING THE VARIOUS OPERATIONS OF THE CITY ARE MAKING USE OF, LET’S SAY GIS MAPPING CAPABILITIES, AND THEY ARE GOING TO RUN SEVERAL APPLICATIONS AND HUNDREDS OF SMALLER ONES, ENSURING E-MAILS, SHAREPOINT, AND THE DAILY PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS ARE RUNNING. I JAZZ JUST MADE THAT UP SITTING BEHIND YOU. ALSO, I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THE RESIDENT FACING I.T. NUMBERS AS WELL. IN TERMS OF THE OVERALL RESOURCE, FOOTPRINT OF I.T., WE ARE MORE FOCUSED ON THE INTERNAL OPERATIONS, BUT WE HAVE A HEALTHY AMOUNT OF WORK THAT WE DO WITH THE RESIDENTS AND THE CITY, SUCH AS THE TECHNOLOGY MATCHING FUNDING PROGRAM. A COLLEAGUE BEHIND ME DALIA, I’M HOPING ONE OF THESE DAYS SHE CAN COME AND TALK ABOUT THE WORK SHE IS DOING WITH EQUITY, AND SOME OF THE WORK ON BROAD BAND AND 5G, AND ALLISON BEHIND ME IS ALSO SOMEONE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT. GIVEN THE DIVERSITY OF OUR CLIENT BASE, IT RESULTS IN A VERY DIVERSE SET OF WORK PLANS, AND WE HAVE TO BE EXTRA MINDFUL IN TERMS OF HOW THE WORK WE ARE DOING IS ALIGNED AND INTERDEPENDENT TO EACH OTHER. LAST YEAR WE BORROWED FROM THE INDUSTRY, LOOKING AT HOW THE BIG TECHNOLOGY FIRMS, ESPECIALLY IN SEATTLE ARE MAKING SURE THEIR WORK PLANS ARE MANAGED AND APPROPRIATELY DONE, AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BORROW THE OBJECTIVES AND KEY RESULTS SHORT OKRs, AND SEATTLE I.T. I BELIEVE IS ONE OF THE — PERHAPS, FEW, OR ONLY MUNICIPALITIES IN THE U.S. USING OKRs FOR THE WORK PLAN. THERE’S AN EXAMPLE HERE THAT SHOWCASES HOW OKRs WORK, BUT THE IDEA IS TO MAKE SURE ANYONE ON THE FRONT LINE IS ABLE TO LINE UP THEIR WORK TO THE OVERALL OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT. THERE’S A SIMPLE EXAMPLE ON THE SCREEN THERE WHERE YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK. LASTLY, THESE ARE SOME OF THE SAMPLE PRIORITIES I WANT FOR YOUR ATTENTION. PRIVACY, I ALREADY MENTIONED, AND WE HAVE A VERY AMBITIOUS TARGET WITH OUR INCLUSIVETY. WE HAVE DEDICATED RESOURCES ON THIS PARTICULAR SUBJECT, AND WE ARE HIGHLIGHTING ONE OF THE BEST IN THE INDUSTRY TO HELP US WITH THE EFFORT AND. BROWNING SHOULD BE ABLE TO SPEAK TO YOU ONE DAY AS WELL. THE CHALLENGE TO TRACY, WE DON’T WANT TO BE A SECOND OR THIRD. WE WANT TO BE THE DEPARTMENT THAT IS LEADING IN TERMS OF THE L.I. AND D.I. EFFORTS WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS WANTING TO FOLLOW OUR PRACTICES. WE HAVE A HUGE AMOUNT OF EFFORT GOING INTO DEVELOPMENT, AND WHEN I WAS HERE SEVERAL MONTHS AGO WITH THE OLD COUNCIL, ONE OF THE THINGS I WAS VOCAL ABOUT IS LIABILITY IN WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY, IF YOU DON’T INVEST IN PEOPLE, AND IF PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING ANYWHERE, YOU’RE GOING TO CARRY A PEOPLE LIABILITY, AND AGAIN, I AM VERY HAPPY TO REPORT THAT IN THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS, THE EFFORT PUT IN BY THE FOLKS AT SEATTLE I.T., WE ARE GETTING CALLS FROM MANY OTHER CITIES, FROM AROUND THE WORLD, AND THIS AFTERNOON, WE HAVE THE REVENUE AND CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT FROM THE U.K. COMING, ESPECIALLY COMING TO SEATTLE HERE, TO THE OFFICE TO LEARN ABOUT OUR DEVELOPMENTS AROUND TALENT DEVELOPMENT, AND THERE’S SO MUCH MORE I CAN SHARE WITH YOU ON THAT. DIGITAL WORKPLACE IS A BIG DEAL FOR US, AND THIS IS ABOUT NOT JUST E-MAILS AND SHAREPOINT, BUT THERE’S SO MANY SLICK TOOLS AVAILABLE THAT ARE GOING TO MAKE YOU A LOT MORE PRODUCTIVE IN YOUR DAILY JOB, AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT IS HIGH UP ON OUR AGENDA. CLOUD OF OPTIONS, A BIG ONE. BEING THE CITY THAT IS HOLDING THE TWO LARGEST CLOUD SERVER PROVIDER IN THE WORLD, AND I THINK IT’S UPON US TO MAKE SURE WE ARE USING THE BEST OF TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE TO US, AND A HUGE AMOUNT OF EFFORT IS HAPPENING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR ON USING THE CLOUD APPROPRIATELY. WE HAVE A PLETHORA OF APPLICATIONS THAT HAVE RUN THEIR DUE DATE, HUNDREDS OF THEM, AND THERE’S A DISCIPLINED APPROACH WE ARE FOLLOWING TO MAKE SURE WE IDENTIFY THE APPLICATIONS AND WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO WITH THEM. MULTIYEAR, QUITE AN EXPENSIVE EXERCISE AS WELL, AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE US TO ONE DAY HAVE A MORE DETAILED BRIEFING ON DIGITAL SECURITY AND RISK, AND RECENTLY HIRED A SEASONED SECURITY PROFESSIONAL TO SERVE AS A OUR CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER, AND MANY AND MANY OTHER DIVISIONAL DIRECTORS HAVE PUT IN PLACE THE POLICIES AND TOOLS GIVING US MORE CONFIDENCE ABOUT THE CYBER SECURITY POSTURE, AND CONTINUOUS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT IN THE ORGANIZATION AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT, THOSE ARE TWO OF MY FAVORITE AREAS IN I.T., AND ONE OF MY FAVORITE AREAS, I SHOULD SAY, WE ARE GOING THROUGH A BIG TRANSFORMATION, BIG CULTURE CHANGE, AND WE ARE LOOKING AT EVERY PROCESS WE ARE FOLLOWING, AND EVERY PROCESS CHANGE IS CREATING THE NEED FOR MANAGING THE CHANGE, AND THE CHANGE MANAGEMENT AS A FUNCTION FOR I.T. HOPEFULLY THERE’S SOMETHING YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION OF, AND WE WILL BE HAPPY TO COME BACK. I BELIEVE THIS IS THE LAST SLIDE THIS IS SOME OF THE WORK WE MAY BE BRINGING FOR MORE LEGISLATIVE PURPOSES, INCLUDING APPOINTMENTS FOR THE ADVISORY BOARD AND A FEW OTHER THINGS. I THINK THAT’S IT. >>THANK YOU, YOU HAVE A LOT ON YOUR PLATE, AND WE APPRECIATE YOU GIVING US THIS OVERVIEW TO HELP US KEEPING THE GOVERNMENT RUNNING EFFICIENTLY, AND YOU’RE CONSTANTLY LOOKING FOR NEW WAYS TO DO THAT. I SEE ONE OF OUR ROLES AS A LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE IS TO GIVE YOU THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES AND OVERSIGHT THAT MAKES IT EASIER FOR YOU TO DO YOUR JOBS, FOR THE CITY EMPLOYEES WHO RELY ON YOUR SERVICES AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC, AND DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FROM COLLEAGUES? >>NO THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>I HAVE A GENERAL QUESTION. I SEE A LITTLE BIT OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE SURVEILLANCE ORDINANCE, BUT THIS IS SOMETHING I’M PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN. I WONDER IF YOU COULD GIVE A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE STATUS OF THAT AND WHAT THE NEXT STEPS ARE. >>I’M NOT GOING TO DO JUSTICE TO THAT, AND I WILL ASK GINGER, THE CHIEF PRIVACY OFFICER TO GIVE YOU A QUICK UPDATE. >>I WOULD BE HAPPY TO COME BACK WITH MORE DETAIL, BUT WE ARE WORKING DILIGENTLY WITH YOUR OFFICE AND LEGISLATIVE AIDE THE TO UPDATE ON WHAT THE ORDINANCE IS AND WHAT IS COMING UP FOR THIS YEAR. FOR 2020 WE GOT A 6-MONTH EXTENSION ON THE SUBMISSION OF ALL THE SURVEILLANCE IMPACT REPORTS THAT ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER OF THIS YEAR ON THE IDENTIFIED SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY THE CITY IS USING, AND WE ARE WORKING ON GETTING READY TO SUBMIT SOME OF THOSE IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, TO THIS COMMITTEE, AND FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION, AND YOU WILL SEE THOSE SOON. WE WILL BE WORKING WITH YOUR STAFF TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE UPDATED AND CLEAR ON WHAT THOSE ARE. WE HAVE A WORKING GROUP OF EXTERNAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO ARE REPRESENTING NOT ONLY AT LARGE INDIVIDUALS, BUT PEOPLE WITH VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS, AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT’S STAFFED UP AND READY TO. GO THEY MEET ONCE A MONTH AT THIS TIME. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE OF WHO THE FOLKS ARE, I CAN MAKE SURE YOUR STAFF GIVES YOU THE UPDIGS. INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE, AND SOON WE WILL DO PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT HERE AS WE GET READY TO LAUNCH AND CANCEL THE SURVEILLANCE ORDINANCE REVIEW THAT IS READY TO GO. PROBABLY GOING TO GIVE YOU MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT THE PROCESS IS AND THE LAW AND HOW DOES IT WORK? THAT’S WHAT I’M MAKING SURE YOUR STAFF IS AWARE OF SO WE CAN HELP ANSWER QUESTIONS. ANYTHING SPECIFIC? >>NO THAT’S FINE. >>THAT’S ENOUGH? >>WE WILL ALL BE INTERESTED IN A DEEPER DIVE. I HAVE MANY QUESTIONS, AND I KNOW IT WASN’T PART OF TODAY’S PRESENTATION, SO I’M HOLDING MY QUESTIONS, AND I KNOW YOU HAVE ALSO BROUGHT ON STAFF VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE FOLKS WITH SOME DEEP INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO A DEEPER DIVE. >>THAT’S THE GOAL. TWO PARTS OF THE PROGRAM, ONE A REGULAR PRIVACY GOAL, AND WHEN NECESSARY WE DIVE INTO THE SURVEILLANCE PART, AND HAPPY TO GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW. IN THIS BODY OR WE CAN TALK ABOUT LATER HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT? PROBABLY BOTH. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>>OUR SECOND ITEM OF BUSINESS WILL BE READ INTO THE RECORD. >>APPOINTMENT OF KEVIN WERNER AS MEMBER OF LEVY TO MOVE SEATTLE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE FOR A TERM TO DECEMBER 31, 2021. APPOINTMENT NUMBER 1527. COME ON UP TO THE TABLE. . >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU. >>GOOD MORNING. >>THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. >>INTRODUCTIONS. >>YEAH, RACHEL McCAFREY. >>AND I’M KEVIN WARNER. WERNER. >>YOU’RE UP FOR AN APPOINTMENT, AND YOU WANT TO GIVE US AN IDEA OF WHY YOU WANT TO BE ON THE COMMITTEE. YOU HAVE BEEN ATTENDING? >>I HAVE NOT. >>I THOUGHT YOU HAD BEEN TO ONE. >>I’M KEVIN WERNER, I AM EXCITED TO BE HERE, AND I ACTUALLY PASSED A SIGN ON A PARK IN PART OF AN ART INSTALLATION IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD THIS MORNING THAT I NEVER NOTICED BEFORE, AND THE SIGN SAID GET INVOLVED, MAKE A DIFFERENCE! AND THAT’S WHY I’M HERE. >>GREAT. >>I HAVE SORT OF TWO REASONS FOR INTEREST IN THIS PARTICULAR COMMITTEE. THE FIRST, EXACTLY THAT, TO GET INVOLVED AND GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, AND I HAVE BEEN A LIFELONG CIVIL SERVANT. I AM A SCIENTIST AND WORK FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SINCE 1999. I BELIEVE IN CIVIL SERVICE. I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF COLLECTIVE ACTION, AND I ALSO BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT WHERE YOU ALL WORK AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT IS REALLY CLOSEST TO THE PEOPLE, AND I LOVE WHAT I HAVE DONE IN MY CAREER, AND I THINK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS THE POWER TO DO IMPORTANT, GREAT THINGS, BUT IT’S REALLY THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT THAT IS CLOSEST TO THE PEOPLE, AND I’M EXCITED TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR THAT, AND THE SECOND MOTIVATION IS AROUND TRANSPORTATION, WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY THE MANDATE FOR THE COMMITTEE. I HAVE HAD A LIFELONG CURIOSITY AND INTEREST IN TRANSPORTATION AND ENVIRONMENTS AND ESPECIALLY SORT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE, AND IT’S REALLY WHAT BRINGS US TOGETHER AS A PEOPLE AND IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS, WE ALL LIVE A LOT CLOSER TO EACH OTHER THAN ELSEWHERE, AND I DID GROW UP IN SEATTLE. MOVED AWAY IN THE ’90s, AND CAME BACK TO FIND A LARGER CITY THAN I LEFT IN THE ’90s, AND I’M EXCITED TO SORT OF DIVE INTO THE ISSUES AND SEE WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE. >>THANK YOU. >>THAT’S MY OPENING STATEMENT. >>I APPRECIATE YOUR SCIENCE BACKGROUND AS WELL. I ATTENDED THE MOVE SEATTLE LEVY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE LAST NIGHT, AND I KNOW THAT THEY WILL APPRECIATE, AND THEY ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE PROSPECT OF HAVING YOU THERE TO BRING THAT LENS TO IT. OBVIOUSLY REDUCING AND DEALING WITH THE CRISIS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IS PARAMOUNT AS WE ARE DEALING WITH IT AS COUNCILMEMBERS. WE WILL HEAR A PRESENTATION ABOUT CLIMATE ADAPTATION. I’M PLEASED WITH THAT BACKGROUND. ANY QUESTIONS FROM COLLEAGUES? >>I THINK IT’S GREAT. WE WERE AT A CLIMATE ACTION HE EVENT LAST NIGHT, AND IT’S A HUGE ISSUE. PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN MAKING SURE WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO REDUCE THE CARBON EMISSIONS, AND YOUR SCIENCE BACKGROUND IS NOTED AND HELPFUL. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>MAYBE IF YOU COULD JUST SHARE, YOU HAVE AN EXTENSIVE SCIENCE BACKGROUND AND PUBLICATION, A LIST OF PUBLICATIONS, AND HOW DOES THAT TRANSLATE INTO THIS WORK? YOU KNOW, IN THE ’90s, IT WAS A VERY DIFFERENT SIZED CITY THAN TODAY. HOW HAS, IN YOUR OPINION, TRANSPORTATION PRIORITIES SHIFTED IN THAT TIME? >>WELL, THAT’S GREAT QUESTION, I THINK AS YOU INCREASE THE DENSITY IN THE CITY, THE NEED FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND DENSITY OF TRANSPORTATION CERTAINLY INCREASES, AND I CERTAINLY SEEN A LOT OF EXAMPLES IN SEATTLE OF US DOING THAT AS A CITY, AND FOR EXAMPLE, THE LIGHTRAIL, AND ALL OF THOSE REALLY INCREASING IN THE DENSITY TO TRANSPORTATION ARE IMPORTANT AS THE CITY INCREASES IN THE DENSITY, AND THAT’S YOUR SECOND QUESTION. THE FIRST QUESTION ON SCIENCE, FROM MY CAREER, I WOULD SAY THE TWO ANIMATED THINGS THAT I HAVE REALLY MOTIVATED ME IN MY CAREER. ONE THE POWER OF PUBLIC SERVICE, AND SECOND THE POW OVER SCIENCE TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE. I THINK THAT’S TRUE ACROSS A WHOLE BUNCH OF DISCIPLINES AND PROBLEMS, MY CAREER IS FOCUSED ON ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS, BUT I SUSPECT THAT IT’S, YOU KNOW, SIMILARLY TRUE IN TRANSPORTATION AND MANY OTHER FIELDS THAT SCIENCE CAN BRING TO THE MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS, AND I’M SUSPECTING I WILL LEARN THAT IN THIS COMMITTEE. >>I’M VERY EXCITED TO HAVE YOUR SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE AND DATA-DRIVEN APPROACH TO LOOKING AT HOW WE CAN EITHER MOVE SEATTLE LEVY DOLLARS AS BEST AS POSSIBLE. I’M EXCITED TO HAVE YOU ON BOARD. >>GREAT, THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, COLLEAGUES? OTHERWISE, I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT 1527 KEVIN WERNER TO BE ON THE MOVE SEATTLE LEVY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. >>SECOND. >>OKAY, ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. >>AYE. >>ANY OPPOSED? >>OKAY, APPROVED. >>THANK YOU! >>THANK YOU, WELCOME ABOARD. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH! >>>THE NEXT ITEM FLOWS NATURALLY TO STAY HERE. NATURALLY FROM THAT APPOINTMENT WE ARE GOING TO HEAR A REPORT FROM THE MOVE SEATTLE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, AND SO COMMITTEE CLERK, PLEASE READ THAT TO THE RECORD. >>MOVE SEATTLE PRESENTATION BY THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE MOVE SEATTLE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. ALL RIGHT, WE ARE GOING TO GET YOUR PRESENTATION CUED UP HERE, AND GO AHEAD AND HAVE A SEAT. >>WHERE DO YOU WANT ME? >>GO THERE. >>OKAY. >>IS THAT NORMAL? >>THANK YOU. PARDON? >>WE ARE JUST GOING TO GET THE PRESENTATION CUED UP HERE. >>WE SHOULD HAVE ASSIGNED SEATS. >>MUSICAL CHAIRS. PASS >>APPRECIATE EVERYONE’S PATIENCE. I SAW THE PRESENTATION LAST NIGHT. I’M NOT AS ANSY ABOUT IT. >>WHERE ARE THOSE TECHNOLOGY PEOPLE? >>THANKS, CALVIN. HAVEN’T DONE THIS IN AWHILE. >>RIGHT. >>THAT BUTTON. OF COURSE, NOW THE I.T. DEPARTMENT JUST LEFT. >>I KNOW, SERIOUSLY. >>WE ARE GETTING SOMEONE TO HELP. >>THERE WE GO. >>LET’S START WITH INTRODUCTIONS, APPRECIATE EVERYONE BEING HERE. >>ABSOLUTELY. LORELEI WILLIAMS. >>RACHEL McCOFFREY AGAIN, LEVY MANAGER. >>AND I’M RACHEL BEN-SHMUEL COSHARE OF THE LEVY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. >>IF YOU CAN PULL THE MICROPHONES CLOSE, THAT WILL HELP THE MILLIONS OF VIEWERS AT HOME RIGHT NOW. I’M TURNING IT OVER INTO THE CAPABILITY HANDS OF LORELEI AND RACHEL. IT’S OUR OPPORTUNITY WITH NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS HERE TO REINTRODUCE WHERE WE ARE ON THE LEVY TO MOVE SEATTLE. WE HAVE DONE A LOT OF WORK SINCE THE 2018 LEVY ASSESSMENT, AND A LOT OF HARD WORK IN TERMS OF DELIVERING PROMISES AND MAKING SURE WE ARE CLEAR AND TRANSPARENT AND ACCOUNTABLE TO THE COMMITTEE AND LEVY OVERGIANT COMMITTEE. WE WILL BE BACK IN 2019 OR 2020 WITH OUR 2019 FULL LEVY ASSESSMENT AND REPORT. THAT FEEDS THEN INTO OUR 2020 WORK PLAN. IT WILL BE A LITTLE BIT OF BOTH LOOKING FORWARD AND LOOKING BACK IN THIS PRESENTATION TODAY. >>ALL RIGHT, SO AND THEN STARTING WITH OUR VISION AND MISSION, AND JUST CALLING ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT THE LEVY ITSELF ALLOWS US TO PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO OUR SAFETY, EQUITY, SUSTAINABILITY AND MOBILITY ROLES, PARTICULARLY, AND SO, THE LEVY ITSELF IS KEY TO FURTHERING OUR COMMISSION AND VISION. AND THEN A SHORT PRESENTATION OVERVIEW. AS SAM ELUDED TO, PART OF WHAT WE WANTED TO DO HERE TODAY, JUST GIVE SOME OF THE BACKGROUND ON THE LEVY, AND THERE’S QUITE A BIT OF IT, BACK TO WHEN IT WAS PASSED IN 2015, AND BRINGING YOU UP TO DATE WITH WHERE WE ARE NOW. WE WILL START WITH AN OVERVIEW, AND THEN TALK ABOUT DELIVERY HIGHLIGHTS, ABOUT THE APPROACH WE NOW TAKE TO PROGRESS REPORTING, AND THEN AS WELL AS TALK ABOUT THE LEVY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ROLE, AND RACHEL IS HERE TO HELP US PRESENT, TOO. SO THE OVERALL LEVY TO MOVE SEATTLE, A $930 MILLION LEVY, AND THAT IS JUST THE BASE AMOUNT OF THE LEVY FUNDS, AND WE HAVE LEVERAGED LOCAL FUNDS WE USED TO FURTHER ADVANCE AND DELIVER WITH THAT $930 MILLION, AND WITHIN THE LEVY PROGRAM, WE HAVE 30 SUB PROGRAMS, AND WHENEVER YOU OPEN A LITTLE PART, RACHEL WILL GET IN THIS LATER, BUT THERE’S A LOT OF DETAIL ON EACH PROGRAM, AND THE 30 PROGRAMS ARE PUT IN TO THREE PRIMARY CATEGORIES AND PROGRAMS, WHICH IS WHAT WE SHOW ON THE SLIDE. SAFE ROUTES, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR, AND CONGESTION RELIEF. WE STAY TRUE TO THAT FRAME WORK AS WE REPORT, AND THE LEVY HAS — WITHIN THE 30 PROGRAMS, THE LARGE PROJECTS LIKE THE NORTH GATE BRIDGE PROJECT THAT WE ARE CELEBRATING, ACTUALLY, STARTING TODAY, AND JUST BASIC MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR, TREE PLANTING TYPE OF ACTIVITIES. IT’S VERY BROAD FOR US IN TERMS OF WHAT WE DELIVER IN TERMS OF THE LEVY. ALONG THOSE LINES WHAT THIS REPRESENTS, MOST OF ALL, IT’S THE SIZE OF THE BRIDGE IN THE GAP LEVY, THE 9 YEARS PRIOR TO THIS LEVY, COMPARED TO OUR CURRENT MOVE SEATTLE LEVY. IT’S ABOUT THREE TIMES THE SIZE, AND THAT IS REALLY GREAT FOR THE INVESTMENTS WE CAN MAKE IN OUR CITY, AND THE CHALLENGE WITH THAT, AND THIS IS JUST WALKING US BACK A LITTLE BIT TO EVEN 2015, AND WHEN THE LEVY PASSED AT THE END OF 2015, WE WERE UNCERTAIN IF IT WOULD PASS, AND SDOT AS A DEPARTMENT WAS BOTH PREPARING ON SOME LEVEL FOR IT TO PASS, BUT ALSO PREPARING FOR IT NOT TO PASS, AND SO WHEN IT DID PASS, WHICH WAS A WONDERFUL THING, IT MEANT WE HAD A LOT OF RAMPUP AND DEVELOPMENT WORK WE NEEDED TO DO TO BE ABLE TO START BEING ABLE TO DELIVER ON THE LEVY. AND MOVING TO THE NEXT SLIDE, úAND I WILL GIVE JUST A LITTLE MORE BACKGROUND, AND THERE WAS A LOT OF FRUSTRATION FROM THE PUBLIC AS FAR AS EVEN THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE HOW QUICKLY WE WERE DELIVERING ON THE LEVY, PARTICULARLY THE FIRST COUPLE OF YEARS, AND THE EXPECTATIONS FOR SPENDING, PUT FORTH IN THE LINEAR FASHION, DELIVERING A NINTH OF THE PROGRAM IN THE FIRST YEAR, AND FRANKLY WE WEREN’T RAMPED UP AS STAFF AND PREPARED FOR THAT LEVEL. THE WAY WE ARE DELIVERING IS MORE OF A RAMPUP THAN A PEAK. WE ARE ENTERING INTO THE PEAK OF DELIVERY RIGHT NOW, AND IN ADDITION TO THAT, THE DESIGN PHASE OF THE PROJECTS DOES NOT SPEND AS MUCH MONEY AS THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE, AND THAT MEANS IT DISTRIBUTES TO THE CURVE AS WELL. WITH THAT, AFTER THE LEVY PASSED IN 2015, IT WAS WHEN INFLATION REALLY STARTED TO TAKE OFF, AND SO BOTH THE KIND OF BROAD, NOT ALWAYS SPECIFIC EXPECTATIONS THAT WERE IN THE ORIGINAL LEVY LANGUAGE, AS WELL AS COST EXPLORATIONS, THEY LED THE MAYOR TO CHALLENGE US TO SAY, I WANT YOU TO TAKE A FIRM LOOK AT THE LEVY PROGRAM, AND BE REALLY HONEST AND TRANSPARENT ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DELIVER WITH THE MONEY AND FUNDS YOU HAVE, AND THAT INCLUDED CHANGING EXPECTATIONS OF GRANT AND LEVERAGE OPPORTUNITIES AS WELL AS SOME OF THE CHANGES IN THE TRANSIT MODALITY PROGRAM, AND THE EXPECTATIONS WERE RAPID RUN ON ALL 7-QUARTERS, AND THAT DIDN’T NECESSARILY LINE UP WITH THE FUNDING WE HAD OR EVEN KING COUNTY METRO’S FUNDING TIME LINE AND PLANS. THOSE TYPES OF ISSUES ARE WHAT WE DID A FULL COMPLETE ASSESSMENT OF, AND THEN PUBLISHED IN NOVEMBER OF 2018 THE WORK PLAN THAT DETAILS WHERE WE ARE ABLE TO MEET ALL OF THE ORIGINAL EXPECTATIONS, AND THAT’S THE MAJORITY OF THE PROGRAMS, AS FAR AS CORE NUMBER OF PROGRAMS, BUT ALSO THE PLACES WE FEEL AS THOUGH WE ARE EXPECTING TO FALL SHORT BECAUSE OF THE FUNDS THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE TO BE ABLE TO DO IT, AND SO WE DID THAT IN NOVEMBER 2018, AND WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING SINCE, AND RACHEL WILL, YOU KNOW GIVE THE SUMMARY UPDATE OF DETAILS OF THAT, WORKING TO REBUILD THE TRUST AND TRANSPARENCY IN BOTH OF WHAT WE SHARE AS WELL AS PROVE OUR ABILITY TO DELIVER ON THE LEVY. SO 2019 WAS A REBUILDING YEAR FOR US FOR THE LEVY. >>TAKING OVER AND A SLIGHT TRANSITION OF MOVING ON FROM THE DELIVERY, MOVING ON FROM THE BACKGROUND. STARTING WITH I CALL THEM THE THREE BIG LEVY BRIDGES, SOME OF THE BIGGEST INVESTMENTS IN THE PORTFOLIO, EACH UNIQUE IN THEIR OWN RIGHT, VERY TRANSFORMATIONAL, AND THIS MONTH AND LAST MONTH, ALL UNDERWAY, AND THAT’S A BIG MILESTONE FOR THE PORTFOLIO. FIRST THE LAND BRIDGE THAT HAS ABOUT 19.5 LEVY FUNDS. IT’S BUILDING A NEW OVERPASS IN SOTO TO CONNECT PEOPLE IN ALL MODES OVER THE ACTIVE RAIL TRACKS DOWN THERE. THAT PROJECT HAS BEEN IN CONSTRUCTION SINCE 2018, AND IT WILL WRAP UP LATER THIS YEAR. THEN THE FAIRVIEW BRIDGE WE STARTED CONSTRUCTION ON LAST YEAR IS REPLACING THE LAST TIMBER VEHICLE BRIDGE IN SEATTLE. THAT’S OVER IN THE EAST LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD, CLOSING TRAFFIC IN SEPTEMBER OF LAST YEAR, PRETTY MAJOR MILESTONE AS WELL, AND THEN THIRD, THE NORTH GATE HEAD BRIDGE, AND WE ARE CELEBRATING LATER TODAY WITH THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS, IT IT’S STARTING CONSTRUCTION TO BUILD A NEW WALKING AND BIKING CONNECTION TO CONNECT THE COMMITTEES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE FREEWAY INTO THE LIGHTRAIL STATION COMING UP THERE. >>IF YOU CAN BELIEVE IT, I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE NORTH GATE BRIDGE SINCE 2014, SO JOB WELL DONE. >>YEAH, YOU’RE NOT ALONE. IT’S VERY EXCITING. I ELUDED TO EARLIER, THE KIND OF PROCESS OF DESIGN AND RAMPING UP TO THESE BIG STEPS, AND THE FACT THAT THE THREE MAJOR BRIDGE PROJECTS ARE PART OF THE LEVY ARE NOW ALL UNDER CONSTRUCTION TAXER HUGE THING FOR US. FULFILLING ON WHAT WE COMMITTED TO. PIVOTING A LITTLE BIT FROM THE CAPITAL PROJECTS TO THE NITTY- GRITTY MAINTENANCE WE MENTIONED. ONE SLIDE IS CERTAINLY NOT ENOUGH JUSTICE FOR THESE, BUT AS AN EXAMPLE, HIGHLIGHTS, SOME MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS, FUNDED BY THE LEVY, INCLUDING THE PAVING PROGRAMS, AND BOTH SDOT CREW DELIVERED WORK, AND TO DATE WE HAVE DELIVERED A LITTLE OVER 34 MILES, LAND MILES, AS WELL AS THE LARGER CAPITAL PROJECTS DELIVERED BY CONTRACTORS, AND TO DATE WE HAVE DELIVERED OVER 80 MILES. WE ARE ALSO BUILDING NEW CURB RAMPS, SINCE 2016, ABOUT 540, RESTRIPING THE CROSSWALKS ON A 4-YEAR OR BETTER CYCLE AND PLANTING TREES WITH THE LEVY TO DATE TOTAL OF ABOUT 1500. VISION ZERO IS ANOTHER PROGRAM WE WANT TO HIGHLIGHT, AND THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A VERY IMPORTANT PROGRAM, AND I SHOULD SAY THROUGHOUT, WE ARE GIVING HIGHLIGHTS ON A LOT OF THINGS THAT REPRESENT A LARGE AMOUNT OF SDOT’S WORK SO THE DEPARTMENT CAN CAN COME BACK FOR FURTHER DETAIL BEYOND THIS HIGH LEVEL SWATH. THE VISION ZERO PROGRAM DOES A LOT OF THINGS, OF COURSE, AS PART OF THE LEVY SPECIFICALLY, SAFETY CORRIDOR PROJECTS, LARGE SCALE MULTIMILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENTS LIKE THOSE ON 65th, NORTHEAST 65th STREET AND RAINIER AVENUE SOUTH, AND ALSO SMALLER TRADITIONAL PROJECTS INCLUDING SIGNAL TIMING IMPROVEMENTS, CROSSWALKS, AND TURN RESTRICTIONS — >>I JUST WANT TO INTERJECT HERE, TOO. I THINK RACHEL SAID THIS, BUT VISION ZERO IS THE EXAMPLE OF THE PROGRAM THAT CROSSES OVER FROM THE LEVY TO OTHER FUNDS AND PROGRAMS WITHIN SDOT, AND SO IT’S OFTEN A CHALLENGING COMMUNICATION PIECE FOR THE DEPARTMENT TO EXPLAIN HOW ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT COMPLEX MOVING PARTS FIT TOGETHER, AND THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW WE MAKE INVESTMENTS THROUGH THE LEVY THAT ADVANCE THE LARGER GOAL AND PROGRAM OF VISION ZERO THAT IS ALSO LEVERAGED WITH OTHER FUNDS THAT ARE NOT NECESSARILY CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE THAT ARE AROUND EDUCATION AND SIGN REPLACEMENT AND THINGS LIKE THAT, THEY DON’T END UP IN THE LEVY REPORTING, BUT PART OF THE IMPORTANT VISION ZERO REPORTING OVERALL. >>ALL RIGHT, AND NEXT WE HAVE THE NEW SIDEWALK AND BIKE SAFETY PROGRAMS, AND VERY IMPORTANT PARTS OF THE PORTFOLIO, SHOWING SOME OF THE LEVY TO DATE TOTALS, AND I SHOULD ALSO MENTIONED, NOTED ON THE SLIDE, BUT SINCE WE ARE AHEAD OF PUTTING TOGETHER THE 2019 COMPREHENSIVE END OF THE YEAR REPORT, THE LEVY TOTALS ARE EVERYTHING WE HAVE DONE SO FAR THROUGH Q3 OF LAST YEAR. WE WILL HAVE MORE ON THE 2019 YEAR END IN A FEW MONTHS. SIDEWALKS WE HAVE BUILT OVER 100 BLOCKS, AND SO FAR CITYWIDE SINCE 2016, INCLUDING BOTH TRADITIONAL, CONCRETE CURB AND GUTTER SIDEWALKS AND COST EFFECTIVE WALKWAYS WHICH ARE MUCH LESS COSTLY AND CARVE OUT THE PEDESTRIAN SPACE WITH ASPHALT AND CURB STOPS AND THE LIKE. DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION? >>JUST COMPLIMENTING YOU ON ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO MOVE FASTER. WE HAVE SO MANY PARTS OF OUR CITY NORTH END AND SOUTH END, AND DISTRICT 6, DISTRICT 5, DISTRICT 4, THAT STILL NEED SIDEWALKS, SO THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>AND ALSO ABOUT 115 SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROJECTS, OF COURSE, NEAR SCHOOLS DOING SIMILAR WORK WITH THE SIDEWALK SEGMENTS AND CROSSING IMPROVEMENTS, AND THE BIKE PROGRAM, COMBINED BETWEEN NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAYS, PROTECTED BIKEWAYS, AND REGULAR BIKE LANES OVER 30 MILES SO FAR SINCE 2016, AND OF COURSE, EARLIER IN 2019, THE BIKE PROGRAM PUT OUT THE 2019-2020 IMPLEMENTATION PLAN WHICH OUTLINES 50 MORE MILES TO BE BUILT WITH AVAILABLE FUNDING THROUGH THE REMAINING YEARS OF THE LEVY. AND THEN TRANSIT PLUS, ANOTHER VISION ZERO, HUGE ASPECT OF THE DELIVERY WE CAN COME BACK TO GIVE MORE DETAIL ON, BUT THESE ARE THE SEVEN RAPID RIDE AND TRANSIT PLUS MULTICORRIDOR ROUTES WITH THE LEVY, AND THE STATUS AS OF LAST YEAR. MADISON AND DELRIDGE BEING THE FURTHEST ALONG, LOOKING FOR CONSTRUCTION THIS YEAR. >>ADDITIONAL COMMENTS FOR THAT, THE CURRENT STATE, IN ADDITION TO THE BRIDGES, THESE CORRIDOR PROJECTS, THEY ARE THE LARGE PROJECTS THAT WE ARE DELIVERING WITH THE LEVY, AND SEEING THIS MOVE FORWARD WILL ALSO HELP US CONTINUE TO SPEND AND INVEST THE MONEY IN THE LEVY, AND AS FAR AS THE PROJECT SPECIFICALLY DELLRIDGE IS EXPECTED TO GO LATER THIS MONTH FOR CONSTRUCTION, AND THE EXPECTATION, AND WE ARE SUBMITTING A MEMO TO COUNCIL BEFORE THEN THAT IS IN RESPONSE TO THE PROVISO PASSED LAST YEAR, AND BEWILL DETAIL ALL THE THINGS WE HAVE DONE ON THE PROJECT BETWEEN 90% TO 100%, TO ANSWER QUESTIONS WE WERE ASKED BY THE COUNCIL THE LAST TIME WE PRESENTED ON DELRIDGE THAT IS FORTH COMING AND SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD, AND MADISON, E.O.T., WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE F.T.A. TO ADVANCE TOWARDS READINESS, BASICALLY THE POINT THE FTA SAYS YES, YOU DONE EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO DO TO SHOW YOU CAN DELIVER THIS PROJECT, AND WE THEREFORE WILL PROCEED WITH WORKING TO GET YOU A GRANT AGREEMENT, SO THAT IS WHERE WE HAVE BEEN SPENDING MOST OF OUR EFFORTS ON THAT PROJECT RECENTLY, AND AGAIN, THE COMMUNICATION WITH THE FTA AND REGULARLY PROVIDING THEM UPDATED DOCUMENTS THAT RESPOND TO THE COMMENTS WE HAVE RECEIVED FROM THEM ABOUT THE THINGS THEY WANT TO SEE US DO TO PROVE US READY FOR THE PROJECT, AND THEN, ROOSEVELT, AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, IS ACTUALLY CURRENTLY IN REPUBLISHED E.A., AND IT’S — COUNCIL MEMBER PEDERSEN, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT IT, BUT AN E.A. COMMENT PERIOD, AND THE COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE E.A. CLOSES FEBRUARY 14th ON VALENTINE’S DAY, AND SO THAT IS WHERE THAT PROJECT IS AT, AND WE ARE DEFINITELY IN ADVANCEMENT OF THE LARGER CORRIDORS, AND WE HAVE BEGUN DESIGN ON THE OTHER FOUR CORRIDORS, BUT OUR — A LITTLE DIFFERENT IN THAT THEY ARE NOT THE FOUR RAPID RIDE DELIVERY, AND THEY DON’T HAVE FTA GRANTS WE ARE PURSUING FOR THEM, BUT THEY ARE CORRIDORWIDE IMPROVEMENTS, AND THINGS SUCH AS STOP IMPROVEMENTS, TRANSIT, SIGNAL PRIORITY, CUE JUMPS, SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS, AND ALL THINGS THAT HELP WITH THE SPEED AND RELIABILITY OF THE TRANSIT SYSTEMS AND THE CORRIDOR. >>COUNCILMEMBER STRAUSS. >>SINCE THE LEVY RESET, I HAVE BEEN VERY IMPRESSED WITH ALL THE WORK THAT SDOT HAS DONE TO ALLOW RELIABLE TRAVEL TIMES. WHEN YOU GO TO THE BUS, YOU KNOW HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE YOU TO GET TO WHERE YOU’RE GOING. I KNOW THERE’S A NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS. THERE WAS A SPOT I WAS ON THE BUS THIS MORNING, AND IT’S ALWAYS IN GRIDLOCK, AND I KNOW, AND I AM CONFIDENT IN YOUR WORK TO ADDRESS THIS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL YOU’RE DOING. >>DEFINITELY. >>THIS IS NOT IN THE SLIDES, BUT OFF THE CUFF COMMENT, THERE HAS BAN BEEN A LOT OF EFFORT AND MOVEMENT TOWARDS A VERY WELL EVOLVED PARTNERSHIP WITH US AND KING COUNTY METRO. SOMETHING BOTH TEAMS HAVE LED, AND IT’S BEEN EXCITING TO SEE, AND THESE CORRIDORS ARE ONE WAY THAT HAS BEEN HIGHLIGHTED HOW SUCCESSFUL WE CAN BE WHEN WE WORK REALLY WELL TOGETHER WITH US AND KING COUNTY METRO. >>I’M MAKING NOTES ALONG THE WAY, AND MAYBE I WILL JUST LAY THEM ALL OUT, AND YOU CAN ADDRESS THEM AS APPROPRIATE. SO DISTRICT 2, OBVIOUSLY HAS THE MOST DANGEROUS STREET IN THE CITY. THIS CONTINUES TO BE THE CASE, AND WE JUST HAD AN ACCIDENT IN COLUMBIA CITY TWO FRIDAYS AGO. MY QUESTIONS ARE ABOUT SAFETY. AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW THIS WORK — I DON’T SEE REFERENCE TO THE FACT THAT WE STILL HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM ON RAINIER AVENUE, SO I WOULD LIKE TO KNOWHOW THESE PROJECTS AND THE DELIVERY CONNECTS WITH THE EFFORT TO ACTUALLY REDUCE ACCIDENTS, YOU KNOW, INCIDENTS FOR PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS, AND WHAT WE ARE DOING TO MAKE SURE THAT FOLKS ON RAINIER, AND ALSO OR SORRY RAINIER AVENUE, AND ACROSS THE CITY, KNOW IT’S REALLY A PRIORITY. I THINK, FOR ME, THE ABILITY TO INCREASE RELIABLE TRANSIT IS KEY TO MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO GET FOLKS ACROSS THE CITY A I CROSS TOWN, NOT JUST COMMUTERS, BUT PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO RELY ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO GET AROUND AND DO THE ERRANDS THEY NEED TO DO IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS, WHETHER THEY ARE ON THE BUS OR IN MY DISTRICT, WE HAVE A LOT OF VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS, AND THEY USE WHEELCHAIRS. THEY NEED TO GET AROUND TOO, AND THEY NEED TO DO IT SAFELY. WE NEED TO SLOW TRAFFIC DOWN ON THE MAJOR ARTERIALS, AND THAT’S A CHALLENGE, BUT THAT’S A HUGE ISSUE IN OUR DISTRICT, AND SO I WANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW CROSSWALK INSTALLATION, NOT JUST MAINTENANCE, BUT INSTALLING NEW CROSSWALKS ACROSS SOME OF THE MAJOR ARTERIALS IS CONSIDERED, AND I WANT TO KNOW HOW KIDS CAN WALK TO SCHOOL SAFETY. I SHOULD KNOW THIS, BUT I DON’T, THE PERCENTAGE OF BIKE LANES RELATIVE TO OUR BIKE MASTER PLAN AND WHAT THE PLAN IS FOR INCREASING THAT, AND THEN WITH REGARDS TO THE RAPID RIDE ON THE SOUTHERN, THAT IS — YOU KNOW, CONTROVERSIAL, AND THE SEVEN A HUGE — IT HAS HIGH RIDERSHIP, AND PEOPLE DON’T USE IT JUST TO COMMUTE INTO DOWNTOWN. PEOPLE USE IT FOR THE GROCERY STORE, GO TO DAY CARE AND GO TO THEIR DOCTOR, AND IT’S IMPORTANT WE NOT LOSE STOPS. PEOPLE NEED TO GET OFF FREQUENTLY. THE QUESTION, IS THERE CAN CONSIDERATION TO THE LOCAL THAT WILL MAKE MORE STOPS ALONG THE WAY IF PEOPLE ARE NOT JUST TRYING TO GET THROUGH QUICKLY TO COME TO WORK DOWNTOWN, AND THOSE ARE THE QUESTIONS, AND WE CAN FOLLOW UP ON THEM, THOSE ARE THE THINGS I’M THINKING ABOUT AS WE THINK ABOUT MAKING SURE PEOPLE GET AROUND THEIR COMMUNITY SAFETY. >>I THINK THEY ARE GREAT QUESTIONS, AND SOME OF THEM WE MAY WANT TO FOLLOW UP AT THE COMMITTEE OR SEPARATELY. I THINK YOU’RE HIGHLIGHTS ALSO WHERE WHAT WE DO THROUGH THE LEVY IS ONE SET OF ACTIVITIES, AND IT’S ABOUT 30% OF OUR OVERALL BUDGET THROUGH THE LEVY, BUT THERE’S A LOT OF OTHER THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON IN TERMS OF HOW WE USE — HOW WE PRIORITIZE THE LEVY FUNDS AND OTHER INVESTMENTS AROUND SAFETY ISSUES, WE HAVE DEVELOPED THE BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ASSESSMENT WHICH IS A PROACTIVE TOOL, ONE OF ONLY A COUPLE OF CITIES IN THE COUNTRY, REALLY THE FIRST TO DEVELOP THE TOOL TO TRY TO LOOK AT WHERE CRASHES HAVE HAPPENED ACROSS THE CITY, AND THEN USE THAT TO PROACTIVELY LOOK AT PLACES THAT HAVE THE SIMILAR CONDITIONS, AND THERE MAY NOT BE REPORTED CRASHES, AND THERE MAY NOT BE OR MAY NOT HAVE HAD CRASHES, BUT HAVE THE CONDITIONS THAT ARE LIKELY TO INDICATE CRASH IN THE FUTURE, AND TRY TO TARGET AND PRIORITIZE OUR INVESTMENTS IN SAFETY FOR PEOPLE WALKING AND BIKING IN THOSE PLACES WHICH HIGHLIGHTS THE INVESTMENTS WE HAVE AND CONTINUE TO MAKE ALL ALONG RAINIER AND BROADER RAINIER VALLEY AND OVERALL. WE HAVE MADE CONSISTENT IMPROVEMENTS, SOME HAPPENING THROUGH VARIOUS DIFFERENT PROGRAMS, AND THEN WE HAVE ADDITIONAL MAJOR SAFETY INVESTMENTS GOING ON WITH RAINIER OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEAR. SOME OF THE FUNDS THROUGH THE SEATTLE BENEFIT TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT, NOT THE LEVY IN SEATTLE. WE ARE ALWAYS MANAGING THE VARIOUS BUCKETS OF FUNDING THAT WE ARE USING, AND THEN ALSO TRYING TO REPORT ON VERY CLEARLY THROUGH THE LEVY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND THE REPORTING WE DO THERE. >>THANK YOU. . >>YEAH THAT ABOUT SAYS IT ALL. [ LAUGHTER ] JUST ANOTHER COUPLE OF THOUGHTS I HAD WAS ACCESSIBILITY, BAKER IS ANOTHER AREA WE ARE DOING SPECIFIC BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN WORK FUNDED THROUGH A PROGRAM IN THE LEVY ALSO TO ADDRESS SOME OF THAT, AND THEN, THE LEVY REGULAR REPORTING ON BOTH THE BIKE MASTER PLAN AND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN, AND IT OVERLAPS WITH OUR LEVY REPORTING AND WHAT WE PLAN TO GET DONE. YOU WILL SEE IT IN BOTH PLACES AND FORMATS. TO MAKE SURE I DON’T MISS THE SLIDE I ALMOST MISSED. THANK YOU, RACHEL, AND SO THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE OF INFORMATION WE SHARE IN OUR QUARTERLY REPORTS AND THE LEVEL OF DETAIL WE HAVE SHIFTED TO, AND WHAT YOU CAN CAN SEE ON THE LEFT IS OUR ANNUAL SPENDING TREND, AND IT SPEAKS TO WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT EARLIER, HOW IT STARTED SLOWER, AND THAT’S INCREASING, AND THROUGH Q3 OF 2019, WE WERE AT 556 MILLION IN TOTAL, AND THAT’S AGAINST THE 1.8 THAT WE HAD IN THE EARLIER SLIDE, INCLUDING LEVERAGE OF LOCAL FUNDS, NOT JUST THE $930 MILLION LEVY. ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE, YOU CAN SEE THE QUARTERLY SPEND. WHAT WE DO EVERY YEAR, AND THIS IS SAN INTERESTING TASK, BUT WE HAVE DEFINITELY IMPROVED UPON. OUR PROJECTS DON’T JUST HAVE ONE ISOLATED SPECIFIC YEAR, BUT OUR FENDING PLANS DO. LAST YEAR WE WENT THROUGH THE RIGOROUS PROCESS TO IDENTIFY THE SPENDING PLAN AND ASSESS RISK, SO THAT IF WE HAVE THE RISK OF NOT SPENDING THE MONEY, WE SHIFTED THE MONEY INTO LATER YEARS, AND WE ALSO REPRESENTED OUR SPEND PLAN FOR 2019 WITH A RANGE, AND INSTEAD OF JUST HAVING ONE NUMBER, AND THE CHANCES OF US HITTING LIKE ONE SINGLE NUMBER, PRETTY MUCH ZERO, AND WE GIVE190 TO $218 MILLION RANGE FOR WHAT WE EXPECTED TO SPEND FOR 2019, AND WE ARE STILL FINALIZING ALL OF OUR 2019 NUMBERS, AND IT WILL COME OUT IN THE ANNUAL REPORT, AND THAT’S WHY Q4 IS NOT FILLED IN HERE, BUT PRELIMINARY NUMBERS, WE EXCEEDED THE 73.7 EXPECED, AND THAT IS IN SOME WAYS THE BALANCE OF WHAT WE DIDN’T DO IN Q3, AND WE THINK WE WILL BE RIGHT ABOUT THE HIGHER END OF THE RANGE, AND SO, AND THE GOOD THING, SPEND IS IMPORTANT, BUT SPEND WITHOUT THE DELIVERABLES TO BACK IT UP, IT COULD MEAN YOU’RE SPENDING TOO MUCH, AND SO THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT OUR SPEND IS IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE DELIVERABLE PROJECTIONS AND PREDICTIONS WE HAVE, AND WE ARE FEELING VERY GOOD ABOUT WHAT WE DID IN 2019, AND WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE ANNUAL REPORT AND BEING ABLE TO PRESENT TO YOU AND THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE WITH THAT, AND LOOKING TO CONTINUE THAT EFFORT IN 2020 AND BEYOND. AND THEN I HAVE ONE MORE SLIDE FOR RACHEL. >>SO MOVING ON TO LEVY REPORTING. SO AS PART OF THE FEEDBACK FROM THE 2018 ASSESSMENT, AND THIS NEED TO BE MORE TRANSPARENT, CLEARER, MORE CONSISTENT, AND REALLY ACCOUNTABLE TO WHAT WE ARE DELIVERING AND SPENDING, WE HAVE A NEW REPORT FORMAT, NOT SO NEW ANYMORE. I HAVE BEEN DOING IT A LITTLE OVER A YEAR NOW, AND I HAVE A LIBRARY OF DOCUMENTS, AND SO IT’S A QUARTERLY REPORT THAT GOES THROUGH SOME OF THE FINANCIALS LIKE LORELEI JUST WENT THROUGH AND THE DELIVERABLE PROGRESS, AND PUT OUT QUARTERLY ON A REGULAR SCHEDULE AS NOTED HERE TO GET AT THE CONSISTENT AND RELIABLE EXPECTATION, AND THE QUARTERLY REPORTS ARE AGAINST THE ONE YEAR’S DELIVERABLE AND SPEND PLAN, AND THEY ARE KIND OF A SNAPSHOT IN TIME AGAINST THAT AMOUNT, AND THE ANNUAL REPORT, WHICH IS WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON FOR 2019 IS A CUMULATIVE LOOK AT THE LEVY TOTALS SINCE 2016, AND SO, THE ANNUAL REPORT SHOULD COME OUT MARCH 30th, AND WE WILL SHARE WITH THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND HERE AS WELL. THOSE ARE THE TWO CATEGORIES OF PROGRESS, DOCK MENNATION, DOCUMENTATION, AND WE HAVE THE REMAINING YEARS OF THE LEVY, WHAT IS TO BE DELIVERED, AND WE ARE LOOKING AT THE PERFORMANCE STATUS DOCUMENT UPDATE, A REALISTIC LOOK SINCE 2 YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE WORK PLAN. >>THANK YOU. >>AND THEN LAST BUT DEFINITELY NOT LEAST, THE LEVY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, WHICH YOU’RE PARTICULAR WITH COUNCILMEMBER AS A COMMITTEE MEMBER NOW. THE COMMITTEE IS A GROUP OF 16 MEMBERS, INCLUDING THE CHAIR OF TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE, CITY BUDGET DIRECTOR, AND SEATTLE THE RESIDENTS APPOINTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND MAYOR, AND THEY ARE AN ADVISORY BODY THAT REVIEWS PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION, EXPENDITURESES AND PROVIDES RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CITY COUNCIL AND MAYOR. AS WE HAVE KIND OF TALKED ABOUT OVER THE LAST 15 MINUTE THE OR SO, TURNED A LEAF IN 2019 TO BE WORKING MORE CLOSELY WITH THEM, MORE OFTEN, AND WE MEET ABOUT MONTHLY, 10 TIME AS YEAR, AND WE MEET WITH SUBCOMMITTEES, PREPARE MATERIALS, AND RESPONSES TO INFORMATION REQUESTS AND WHATNOT, AND PUT OUT THESE REPORTS ON A MORE RELIABLE SCHEDULE TO BE MORE IN COORDINATION WITH THEM, AND I WOULD LIKE TO REINTRODUCE RACHEL BEN SHMUEL ONE OF OUR COSHARES COCHAIRS OF THE LEVY OVERNIGHT COMMITTEE. GOOD MORNING, COUNCILMEMBERS. I HAVE BEEN ON THE COMMITTEE SINCE 2016 IN ITS INCEPTION, AND SINCE THE RESET, THERE HAS BEEN VAST IMPROVEMENT IN THE LEVY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE RELATIONSHIP WITH SDOT. IT WAS KIND OF TOUGH GOING AT FIRST, BUT PARTICULARLY THERE’S BEEN IMPROVEMENTS SINCE 2019. HERE ARE THE STEPS WE HAVE TAKEN, AND THERE’S A MORE STREAM LINED REVIEW PROCESS. THERE’S MORE CONSISTENT REPORTING FROM SDOT STAFF ON PROJECTS AND BUDGETS, AND THE REPORTING FORMAT ITSELF IS MORE COMPREHENSIBLE, AND TO ACCOMPLISH THIS, BOTH AS LORELEI AND RACHEL SAID, WE ARE MEETING MORE FREQUENTLY AND SETTING UP SUBCOMMITTEES, AND FINALLY, YOU KNOW, AS A RESULT OF ALL OF THESE STEPS, THERE’S BEEN I THINK CONSIDERABLE TRUST OF SDOT BY THE LEVY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, A HUGE CHANGE SINCE THE RESET. >>THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, AND IT WAS GREAT TO BE THERE LAST NIGHT AND THANK EVERYONE THERE FOR THEIR VOLUNTEERING ON THIS, AND THEY HAD REALLY GREAT QUESTIONS ASKED BY THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEMBERS, AND SDOT HAD ANSWERS, AND IT WAS GREAT TO SEE THEM FUNCTIONING WELL LAST NIGHT. >>RACHEL, I CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH. I SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS ABOUT HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED SINCE THE RESET, AND THE RESET DID COME UNDER OUR CURRENT DIRECTOR, POSSIBLY? AND YOU KNOW, THE TROUBLES THAT YOU AND I HAD SHARED PREVIOUS TO THIS WERE UNDER AN SDOT DIRECTOR THAT IS NO LONGER HERE, AND SO I REALLY WANT TO COMPLIMENT THE DIRECTOR’S LEADERSHIP AND THE ENTIRE TEAM’S LEADERSHIP IN BEING ABLE TO COMMUNITIES THE DOCUMENTS AND CREATE OUTCOMES WE CAN ALL SEE AND ENJOY. >>YEAH. >>THANK YOU. . >>AND JUST ONE OTHER NOTE, WE TENTATIVELY PLAN TO COME TALK TO THIS COMMITTEE EVERY QUART TORE GO FLU THE QUARTERLY REPORT, BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE EACH OF YOU KNEW AT ANY TIME, IF YOU HAVE A PROJECT OR PART OF THE LEVY THAT YOU WANT TO SPEND TIME IN AND DIG DEEPER WITH US, WE ARE HAPPY TO MEET WITH YOU AT ANY POINT. >>THANK YOU. >>YOU WILL RECEIVE A LETTER FROM THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON REFLECTING IN 2019, ONE OF THE ISSUES RAISED LAST YEAR WAS THE PREVIOUS CITY COUNCIL ADDING PROJECTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE WITH THE T.N.C. FUNDING AND ADDING SEVEN PROJECTS, AND SO, I THINK THE LEVY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE WAS GETTING A HANDLE ON THOSE AND APPROPRIATELY ASKING A LOT OF QUESTIONS THOSE HOPING THE CITY COUNCIL DOES NOT PILE ON PROJECTS BUT STICKS TO WHAT THE GOALS WERE FROM THE ACTUAL MOVE SEATTLE LEVY IS WHAT I WAS HEARING LAST NIGHT. WE WILL SEE THAT FORMALLY IN A LETTER THAT WILL BE COMING. >>I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO KEEP THE FOCUS, AND I MEAN WE HAVE ADDED TO THE TNC, BUT THERE IS SO MUCH TO REVIEW AT THIS POINT THAT IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT THE COMMITTEE HAS A GRASP ON THE RANGE OF EVERYTHING THAT SDOT IS DOING, AND SO THAT IT CAN REPORT APPROPRIATELY. >>THANK YOU. THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR SERVICE. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, COLLEAGUES? >>GREAT, THANK YOU ALL. >>THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. >>APPRECIATE IT. >>>OKAY, READ THE FINAL ITEM OF BUSINESS INTO THE RECORD. >>SEATTLE CITY LIGHT CLIMATE ADAPTATION PLAN. >>WE WILL INVITE EVERYONE UP HERE. WELCOME, WELCOME. >>GOOD MORNING. SO YOU GUYS HAVE TWO FILES, TWO THREE FILES, AND IT GET AS LITTLE COMPLICATED. >>ONE SHARE AND ONE POWERPOINT. >>THERE’S THREE. WE WILL GET THE PRESENTATION UP ON THE SCREEN. IS THAT? >>WHICHEVER ONE OF YOU IS GOOD ON POWERPOINT. I HAVE TO GET RID OF THIS ONE. >>THAT’S ME. >>OKAY, THERE YOU GO. >>HERE WE GO. I NOMINATE YOU. >>THERE WE GO. GREAT, LET’S DO INTRODUCTIONS. STARTING WITH YOU. >>I’M TOM DEBORN INCOMING MANAGER AT CITY LIGHT. >>AND I’M KATE INGLE. >>AND I’M RANDALL STROUTED A ADAPTATION ADVISER. >>THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. I WILL TURN TO OVER TO THE MEAT OF THE PRESENTATION. KATE IS THE MANAGER OF THE SCIENCE POLICY GROUP OR SCIENCE POLICY DIVISION THAT MANAGES THE SCIENCE, DEEP SCIENCE WORK, AND ONE OF THE PROJECTS THAT CAME UP IS THIS CLIMATE ASSESSMENT AND ADAPTATION PROJECT, AND RHONDA IS THE SCIENTIST DOING THE WORLD. I WILL TURN IT OVER TO HER, AND SHE WILL GO THROUGH THE PRESENTATION. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR HAVING ME HERE. I’M GLAD TO BE ABLE TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE SEATTLE CITY LIGHT EFFORTS ON ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE FROM AN ADAPTATION PESPECTIVE RATHER THAN THE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION. I WILL TALK ABOUT THE ADAPTATION PLAN WE DEVELOPED. SO IN OUR 2013-2018 STRATEGIC PLAN, WE LAUNCHED A CLIMATE INITIATIVE, AND IN THAT CLIMATE INITIATIVE, WE HAD THREE PRIMARY COMPONENTS TO IT, CLIMATE CHANGE ADVISER TO STAFF THE INITIATIVE, TO IDENTIFY A RESEARCH PROGRAM TO RESEARCH THE CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON THE UTILITY, AND ALSO DEVELOP A UTILITYWIDE ADAPTATION PLAN. IN 2017 WE COMPLETED OUR PLAN, AND THIS PLAN HAD THREE PRIMARY ASPECTS TO IT, AND FIRST, IDENTIFYING OBSERVED AND POTENTIAL CHANGES IN CLIMATE. EVALUATING POTENTIAL IMPACTS AND ASSESSING THE VULNERABILITY OF OUR UTILITY TO THOSE IMPACTS, AND THIRD TO DEVELOP THE A DEPUTATION AND STRATEGIES TO HELP MINIMIZE THE IMPACTS. SO THIS FIGURE WILL GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW AND PICTURE OF WHAT THE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT IS CONTAINED. AT THE BOTTOM, FIVE DIFFERENT BUSINESS DOMAINS, OR, LIKE FUNCTIONS AND ASSETS THAT THE CITY, SEATTLE CITY LIGHT OWNS AND MANAGES, AND AT THE TOP, THERE’S DIFFERENT CLIMATE STRESSORS, AND EIGHT WE FOCUSED ON, AND THOSE ARE INCLUDING THE SEA LEVEL RISE AND STORM SURGE, WARMER TEMPERATURES, AND MORE FREQUENT HEAT WAVES, AND EXTREME WEATHER PATTERNS, AND INCREASES IN WILD FIRE RISKS, LANDSLIDES AND EROSIONS, AND WE ALSO LOOKED AT REDUCTION BECAUSE OF THE WARMER TEMPERATURES AND HOW IT MAY CHANGE THE STREAM INFLOW TO THE RESERVOIRS, AND WE LOOKED AT HIGHER PEAK FLOWS BECAUSE OF THE INCREASING DOWNPOURS AND HOW IT CAN AFFECT OUR FLOOD RISK. ON THE FLIP SIDE DURING THE SUMMER, WITH THE WARMER TEMPERATURES, AND DRIER, LESS PRECIPITATION, THE SUMMER, LONGER DROUGHT PERIOD, AND HOW IS THAT GOING TO AFFECT THE STREAM FLOWS AND RESERVOIRS? SO WE WERE ON THE BOTTOM, THE LIST, BUT THERE’S THE FIVE DOMAINS WE LOOKED AT. SHORELINE INFRASTRUCTURE, ELECTRICITY DEMAND, HYDROELECTRIC PROJECTS, THE FISH HAS AND RESTORATION. IT WAS THE IMPACT PATHWAY WE CAN ADDRESS. SO OUR APPROACH TO DOING THIS ASSESSMENT THAT THE EXPOSURE FOR THE DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS OR DOMAINS AND HOW SENSITIVE THEY WERE TO DIFFERENT CLIMATE STRESSORS, AND THEN WE LOOKED AT — THAT GAVE US THE IDEA OF THE POTENTIAL IMPACT, AND THEN WE LOOKED AT ADAPTIVE CAPACITY, AND WE LOOKED AT OUR BUSINESS PRACTICES AND OPERATIONS AND POLICIES, THINGS THAT CAN HELP TO REDUCE THE IMPACTS FROM EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS, AND HOW CAN WE POTENTIALLY ADDRESS THOSE POTENTIAL IMPACTS ALREADY IN OUR BUSINESS, AND THAT GAVE US AN IDEA OF WHAT THE VULNERABILITY WAS, AND WE UNDERTOOK THIS ASSESSMENT LOOKING, HOW IS THE CLIMATE CHANGE GOING TO AFFECT OUR MISSION? OUR MISSION CURRENTLY, ALTHOUGH YOU HEARD FROM DEBRA SMITH, I’M SORRY SHE COULDN’T BE HERE TODAY. THAT’S OUR GENERAL MANAGER, AND WE WILL BE UPDATING OUR MISSION, BUT CURRENTLY DELIVER AFFORDABLE, RELIABLE, AND RESPONSIBLE ELECTRICITY SERVICES TO OUR CUSTOMERS. THIS IS A VERY ELABORATE DIAGRAM, BUT IT’S EXTRACTED FROM OUR CLIMATE PLAN, AVAILABLE ONLINE, A PUBLIC DOCUMENT, AND IT GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF HOW WE DID THE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT. FOR THE INTEREST OF TIME, I’M GOING TO GO THROUGH ONE EXAMPLE ON THE TABLE. WE HAVE DIFFERENT BUSINESS DOMAINS, FUNCTIONS ON THE LEFT, AND THIS EXAMPLE. TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, AND REALLY IMPACT THE PATHWAYS WE OBSERVE THE OR IDENTIFIED AS POTENTIAL CONCERN IS MORE DAMAGING IN THE INTERRUPT OF TRANSMISSION AND GENERATION TO THE RISK, AND THEN WE LOOKED AT WHAT ARE THE VULNERABILITY, TWO DIFFERENT TIME FRAMES OF EXPOSURE BECAUSE CLIMATE CHANGE IS EXPECTED TO WORSEN OVER TIME, AND WE ARE LOOKING AT A NEW TERM EXPOSURE. WE LOOK AT THE HOW SENSITIVE THE TRANSMISSION DISTRIBUTIONS ARE TO THOSE AND WHAT IS OUR ACT OF CAPACITY. YOU SEE THE DIFFERENT COLORED DOTS THERE, AND THOSE ARE LIKE A TRAFFIC LIGHT. GREEN IS WE ARE LOOKING GOOD, LOW RANKING FOR THAT VULNERABILITY CATEGORY, AND YELL SLOW MODERATE, AND RED IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO REALLY PAY ATTENTION TO, IT’S A HIGHER RANKING, AND THEN ON THE FAR RIGHT, THOSE WITH THE MAGNITUDE TO THE EMISSION, AND THEN WE LOOKED AT FINANCIAL COSTS, SAFETY, RELIABILITY, AND RESPONSIBILITY. IN THIS CASE, FOR TRANSMISSION OR WILD FIRE, SOMETHING THAT LOOKS LIKE IT’S GOING TO WORSEN, OUR EXPOSURE WILL WORSEN OVER TIME, AND WE HAVE SENSITIVITY TO IT, CURRENTLY, AND THINGS CAN BURN UP. AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE SOME ADAPTIVE CAPACITY IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE THAT THROUGH SOME OF OUR VEGETATION MANAGEMENT ACTIONS. IT COULD HAVE POTENTIAL FOR HIGH COST, HIGH SAFETY ISSUES, AND ON A MODERATE CONCERN WITH RELIABILITY, AND THEN IN THIS CASE, NOT APPLICABLE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY. IT GIVES YOU A SNAPSHOT OF HOW WE GO THROUGH THE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT PROCESS, AND IN THE INTEREST OF TIME, I’M NOT GOING TO GO THROUGH ALL OF THESE IN DETAIL, BUT THREE EXAMPLES OF THE KEY IMPACTS TO DIFFERENT DOMAINS. THE HYDROPOWER OPERATIONS, REALLY LOOKING AT HOW THE CHANGES LOOK BECAUSE OF LOSS OF SNOW PACK AND HOW IT’S GOING TO CHANGE MORE IN THE WINTER AND LESS IN THE SUMMER. SOME OF THE KEY IMPACTS FOR THE ELECTRICITY DEMAND IS REALLY THE SHIFT IN THE SEASONALITY. WARMER, TEMPERATURES GET WARMER, AND WE EXPECT TO SEE MORE DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY FOR COOLING IN THE SUMMER, AND THEN LESS DEMAND FOR HEATING IN THE WINTER, AND SOME OF THE THINGS WE SAW AS AN IMPACT FROM CLIMATE CHANGE. AND THEN THE WILD FIRE EXAMPLE, THE TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION, AND I’M NOT GOING THROUGH ALL OF THESE, BUT WE CAN BE IMPACTED BY WILD FIRES, LANDSLIDES, CHANGES IN FLOODING BECAUSE OF THE MORE INTENSE RAIN FALL, AND THESE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ARE THE IMPACT PATHWAYS WE IDENTIFY IN THE ADAPTATION PLAN, AND ONE THING WE ARE VERY PROUD OF. THE PLAN WAS THE FIRST IN THE NATION TO HAVE DEVELOPED SUCH A COMPREHENSIVE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT AND ADAPTATION PLAN. BECAUSE OF THAT WE RECEIVED AN AWARD IN 2016 FROM A CONSORTIUM OF 12 DIFFERENT AGENCIES FROM NOAA. WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN USING OUR ADAPTATION PLAN, OTHER UTILITIES AND AGENCIES AS A MODEL. GIVEN THOSE IMPACTS, AND LOOKING AT, OKAY WHAT IS THE ACTIONS? WHAT ARE THINGS WE ARE ACTUALLY DOING THAT PEOPLE CARE ABOUT? OUR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN, IT INCLUDES MOVING PARTS, COLLABORATION BECAUSE IT’S IMPORTANT TO WORK TOGETHER TO SOLVE THE ISSUES, AND RESEARCH, PROJECTS AND ACTIONS, AND EDUCATION, AND THEN WE ARE TALKING MORE ABOUT THE FIRST THREE. EDUCATION IS ONGOING, LIKE COMING AND GIVING THIS PRESENTATION. COLLABORATION, IT’S VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE CLIMATE CHANGE IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO WORK ON TOGETHER. WE CAN’T JUST SOLVE IT INDEPENDENTLY. WE ARE A MEMBER OF MULTIPLE DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE HELPING TO WORK ON THIS ISSUE, AND ONE IS DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY’S PARTNERSHIP FOR ENERGY SECTOR CLIMATE RESILIENCE, AND THE FEDERAL EFFORT WITH 16 OR 18 OTHER UTILITIES PARTICIPATING, AND TRYING TO IDENTIFY WAYS WE CAN MAKE OUR WHOLE U.S. ENERGY SECTOR MORE SECURE FOR THE CHANGING CLIMATE. WE ARE ALSO INVOLVED IN CEATI. CENTER FOR ENERGY ADVANCEMENT THROUGH TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS. WE ARE ARE LOOKING AT HOW WE CAN ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE, FOCUSING ON THE HYDROPOWER OPERATIONS. WE ARE PARTNERING WITH OTHER FOLKS AND RESEARCH AND ADAPTATION, AND IT INCLUDES THE SWINOMISH INDIAN DRY BALL COMMUNITY, THE SAUK-SUIATTE INDIAN TRIBE, AND NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AND USGS AND FOREST SERVICES. WE HAVE A LOT OF PARTNERS IN OUR IMPLEMENTATION PLAN. THE OTHER ASPECT IS RESEARCH. WE LEAD IT OR SUPPORT IT COLLABORATIVELY, AND STUPLO IS VERY IMPORTANT. WE HAVE BEEN MODELING A FEW OF THOSE, AND THAT INFORMATION IS HELPING WITH OUR SKAGIT HYDROELECTRIC PLAN, AND THE LONG-RANGE PLAN FOR 20 YEARS, BALANCING THE ENERGY LOAD FROM CUSTOMERS, AND THAT’S THE SUPPLY FROM GENERATION OR CONTRACTS. WE ARE ALSO DOING RESEARCH ON WATER TEMPERATURE MODELING FOR RESERVOIRS, AND LANDSLIDING IN THE FUTURES, THE HAZARDS WILL CHANGE. WE ARE MONITORING AND DOING RESEARCH ON THE GLACIERS. IT TRIBUTES TO THE MELTS IN THE SUMMER FOR MELT IN THE SUMMER. WE ARE LOOKING AT SMOKE EVENTS, AND PEOPLE HAVE TO CLOSE THEIR WINDOWS AND USE AIR CONDITIONERS OR AIR FILTERS, AND ALSO LOOKING AT CHANGES IN EXTREMES, TEMPERATURES COLD OR HIGH, AND WIND, AND LIGHTNING. SOME OF THE RESEARCH WE ARE DOING. I WANT TO MOVE ON TO SOME OF THE PROJECTS. SO WILD FIRE, WILD FIRE IS REALLY A CONCERN WITH WILD FIRE, EVEN BEFORE THE TERRIBLE STORIES WE HAVE HEARD OUT OF CALIFORNIA, AND SO WE HAVE EXPERIENCED WILD FIRE AT ONE OF OUR FACILITIES, THE SKAGIT PROJECT YOU MAY HAVE KNOWN. THE GOODELL CREEK FIRE THAT THREATENED OUR COMPANY TOWN AND OUR GORGE POWER HOUSE, AND IT DAMAGED OUR TRANSMISSION LINES AND SHUT OUR TRANSMISSION LINES DOWN FOR ABOUT 9 DAYS, AND IT ALSO SHUT DOWN HIGHWAY 20, THE ACCESS TO OUR FACILITIES, AND WE HAD TO EVACUATE OUR COMPANY TOWN OF DIABLO AND THE OTHER TWO POWERHOUSES, AND IN THE END COST US OVER $2.5 MILLION IN REPAIRS, FIRE FIGHTING, EVACUATION, AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, PLUS AN ADDITIONAL $1 MILLION IN ENERGY PURCHASES, AND YOU GET REIMBURSED ABOUT THIS, 87.5% FROM FEMA AND THE STATE, BECAUSE IT WAS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, BUT THAT EVENT REALLY HIGHLIGHTED HOW GLAD WE WERE THAT WE ARE PREPARING, AND THERE’S MORE THINGS WE CAN DO TO SECURE THE INFRASTRUCTURE, WORKING WITH NEIGHBORS FOR VEGETATION CONTROL. >>IF I MAY, I THINK WHILE WE ARE HERE IN THE CITY, AND WE HAVE LIGHTS AND COOLING, AND WE HAVE HEATING AND THE AMENITIES OF THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT, WE OFTEN FORGET ABOUT THE ASSETS THAT WE HAVE THROUGHOUT OUR REGION AND IN HAVE INTENSE WILDERNESS PLACES. I WAS ON MY WAY TO BACKPACK OUTSIDE OF DIABLO, AND THE GOODELL FIRE OCCURRED IT TOOK THE LIVES OF A NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS, IS THAT CORRECT? >>THAT IS CORRECT. >>I ALSO. TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE LIVES OF OUR FIREFIGHTERS. WHEN I WAS AMERICORPS, I WAS RED CARD CERTIFIED, AND WHEN WE LOOK AT THE TRANSMISSION LINE IN THE SKAGIT VALLEY, SOME ARE HUNG BETWEEN CLIFFS, ABOVE THE RIVER, AND SO WHILE WE SIT HERE IN OUR URBAN ENVIRONMENT, AND WE GET TO EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF OUR INFRASTRUCTURE, I THINK TOO OFTEN WE FORGET THE IMMENSE MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS AND RESILIENCY WE NEED BECAUSE THESE FIRES CAN REALLY TAKE ON THE INFRASTRUCTURE. THE LIGHTS STAY ON HERE BECAUSE OF THE BACK END WORK YOU DO AT CITY LIGHT. >>THANK YOU. WE APPRECIATE THAT. >>– WE RELY ON THE ENTIRE GRID SYSTEM OF POWER, AND ALL THE FACILITIES CUTTING ACROSS THE STATE AND PASSES, AND IT’S JUST NOT CITY LIGHT FACILITIES. >>ANOTHER PART OF THE BUSINESS IS RESTORING FISH HABITAT, AND OUR TROUT SPECIES. WE PURCHASE THE LANDS IN OUR WATER SHEDS AND RESTORE THEM TO BE RESILIENT TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE. IT’S OUR SPOUSAL CREEK PROJECT, AND WE ARE GOING TO BE DOING THE ADAPTATION PROJECT ON. WE WILL BE REPLANTING TREE SPECIES SOURCED FROM HERE LOCALLY AND ALSO FROM THE CONDITIONS THAT ARE WARMER AND DRIER IN CALIFORNIA AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND OREGON. SO WE WILL PLANT THOSE IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. STAY TUNED TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THAT PROJECT. . AND THEN LASTLY I WANT TO SHARE THIS COOL PROJECT BECAUSE IT’S HOT OFF THE SHELF. IT’S REALLY A GOOD COLLABORATION WITH UNIVERSITIES AND WITH TRIBES AND SKAGIT SCIENCE CONSORTIUM. IT’S IMPORTANT TO TAKE THE SCIENCE INFORMATION AND PUT IT INTO SOMETHING PEOPLE CAN USE AS A TOOL AND TO TRANSLATE THE NUMBER USED IN DESIGN AND LONG- TERM PLANNING, AND THERE’S TWO TOOLS NOW ONLINE, AND IT’S PUBLICALLY AVAILABLE, AND IT’S INTERACTIVE, AND IT WILL GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT TO LOOK AT. YOU PULL UP THE TOOL, SELECT THE RESERVOIR SITE AND LOOK AT HOW THE MONTHLY STREAM FLOW HAS LOOKS IN THE FUTURE COMPARED TO HISTORIC, AND YOU CAN ALSO LOOK AT A DIFFERENT TIME IN THE FUTURE LIKE LATER IN THE CENTURY TO SEE IF IT’S GOING TO BE THE SAME, GETTING WORSE? AND WE CAN USE PLANTS AND AN ENGINEER CAN PLANT A CULVERT FROM AN ACCESS ROAD TO HAVE IT LAST INTO THE THE FUTURE FLOW CHANGE. SO LASTLY, THIS ADAPTATION PLAN HAS BEEN IN PLACE FOR ABOUT 5 YEARS, IMPLEMENTING IT, BUT IT’S ABOUT TIME TO CHECK ON THE INFORMATION THAT IS OUT THERE AND UPDATE THE PLAN, AND THIS INCLUDES ADVANCEMENTS IN CLIMATE DATA AND IMPACTS AND NEW STRATEGIES AND PRIORITIES AND ACTION IMPLEMENTATION PLAN PORTION OF IT, AND THEN ADDING METRIC BASELINES. STAY TUNED TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THAT IN THE COMING YEAR. WITH THAT, ANY QUESTIONS? >>YOU KNOW, I REALLY JUST CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH. I THINK SEATTLE CITY LIGHT IS ONE OF OUR BEST ASSETS TO BE ABLE TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE CLIMATE CRISIS AS WE KNOW WE HAVE ABOUT 10 YEARS, MAYBE 12 YEARS AT MOST TO MAKE VERY LARGE BEHAVIORAL CHANGES IN HOW WE OPERATE AND LIVE, AND OTHERWISE, THIS WORLD MAY NOT BE HABITABLE. WE ARE ALREADY 50 YEARS PAST CLIMATE CHANGE BEING A KNOWN ENTITY — >>YEAH. >>AND WE HAVE ONLY REALLY STARTED TO ADDRESS IT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY IN MAYBE THE LAST 5 YEARS, AND WE HAVE HAD MANY CLIMATE ACTION PLANS THAT HAVE MISSED THE MARKS, UNDERPERFORMED, AND IF WE DON’T, THAT’S BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN NIPPING AND TUCKING AROUND THE EDGES, IF WE DON’T MAKE LARGE-SCALE, BOLD CHANGES TO THE WAY WE LIVE, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO. >>RIGHT. >>AND WITH THE FOREST RESTORATION, THE SALMON HABITAT RESTORATION, THE WAY WE ARE ABLE IT TO GENERATE ENERGY WITHOUT CREATING CARBON EMISSIONS, GRANTED I HAVE SOME OTHER COMMENTS, BUT I WILL SAVE THAT FOR ANOTHER DAY, IT REALLY IS THE FULL ECOSYSTEM WE NEED TO BE LOOKING AT AND THE WAY, AND I’M JUST SO PROUD OF CITY LIGHT FOR BEING THE GREENEST UTILITY IN THE NATION, AND I’M JUST REALLY PROUD OF YOUR WORK. I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU BECAUSE THE CITY HAS TO MAKE SOME PRETTY WHOLE SCALE CHANGES TO ADDRESS THE CLIMATE CRISIS. >>GREAT. >>ANYTHING? >>I WILL WAIT. >>OKAY. >>AND THEN THE CITY COUNCIL IS GOING TO BE DOING, HOPEFULLY, WHILE YOU’RE DOING THE GROUND BREAKING WORT WORK WITH CITY LIGHT, WE ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT EVERY PIECE OF LEGISLATION, ASKING ABOUT EMISSIONS AND CLIMATE A ADAPTATION. WE WILL BENEFIT FROM THE WORK YOU’RE DOING ON THE GROUND. >>THIS IS ONLY TO ME, SO, I ASK YOUR INDULGENCE. I’M INTERESTED IN WHERE OUR ELECTRICITY COMES FROM. I KNOW THE BULK OF IT IS H ISSUE YDROELECTRIC, BUT I DON’T THINK THAT’S ALL OF IT. GIVEN THE INCREASED DEMAND, CAN YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT THE PLAN IS FOR ADDRESSING THAT AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR WHERE OUR ELECTRICITY NEEDS TO COME FROM, WHAT THE PLANS ARE FOR ADDRESSING THAT? >>YOU WANT MANY TO ADDRESS THAT? >>GO AHEAD. >>THANK YOU, YES, SO WE ARE UNFORTUNATELY DEBRA WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HERE, AND SHE’S NOT HERE. I’M SURE SHE HAS OPINIONS ON THIS SHE WILL SHARE. GENERALLY SPEAKING WE ARE ANTICIPATING AS TRANSPORTATION ELECTRIFIES OUR LOAD, BUILDINGS, ALL ELECTRIFY CASES WILL CAUSE AN INCREASE IN OUR LOAD EVEN THOUGH OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS BECAUSE OF CONSERVATION IT’S BEEN DECREASING. WE ARE ANTICIPATING THAT GROWING, AND THE PACE OF GROWTH IS THE QUESTION. WE ANTICIPATE IT WILL BE FAIRLY SLOW GROWING, BUT THAT PROBABLY DEPENDS MORE ON WHAT YOU DO THAN WHAT WE DO. WHERE THAT IS GOING TO COME FROM, WE DON’T HAVE A LOT OF CHOICES IN THE STATE. IT’S GOING TO HAVE TO BE RENEWABLE. FOSSIL FUELS ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED OR BEING PHASED OUT IT WILL HAVE TO BE WIND, SOLAR, OR OTHER STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES, AND THOSE ARE THE ONLY OPTIONS, AND YOU KNOW, EVERYBODY IS DOING THAT PUGET SOUND ENERGY HAS TO TRANSFORM THEIR FLEET FROM YOU KNOW, A HEAVY FOSSIL FUEL TO LESS, AND WE ARE ALL IN THAT SAME MARKET, AND IT’S GOING TO BE VERY CHALLENGING. I WAS JUST READING AN ARTICLE THIS MORNING FROM HAWAII WHERE THEY HAVE HAVING A CHALLENGE BECAUSE OF THE LAND, WIND, AND SOLAR, AND TRANSMISSION WILL BE A HUGE ISSUE, AND WILD FIRES A HUGE ISSUE FOR TRANSMISSION. THERE’S SOME SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGE COMING, NOT JUST CITY LIGHT, BUT ALL OF US IN THE REGION. >>YEP. >>THANK YOU. >>WELL, THANK YOU FOR COMING HERE, AND COLLEAGUES, ANY MORE QUESTIONS BEFORE WE CONCLUDE THE MEETING? >>WELL, I JUST WANT TO SAY WE — I WOKE UP TO THE ARTICLE, I’M SURE WE ALL SAW IT ABOUT THE PUSH TO JUST GET RID OF GAS- POWERED CARS AT ALL AND HOW IT WAS A CRAZY IDEA WHEN IT WAS FIRST DISCUSSED, AND HOW THERE’S TEN LEGISLATORS IN OLYMPIA SIGNING ON TO THE BILL, AND I DON’T KNOW IT’S GOING TO PASS. IT SEEMS UNLIKELY, BUT I WANT TO ENCOURAGE US ALL TO CONTINUE TO THINK BOLDLY ABOUT WHAT WE NEED TO DO THIS IS A CRISIS, AND I HAVE TOLD THE STORY MANY TIMES, BUT MY 12-YEAR-OLD SON IS WORRIED HE’S NOT GOING TO MAKE IT TO 25 BECAUSE HE KNOWS WE ONLY HAVE 12 YEARS BEFORE WE HAVE A REAL CRISIS ON OUR HANDS, A CATASTROPHE, AND SO THAT’S ALWAYS IN MY MIND AS I’M THINKING OF WHAT WE CAN DO AT THE JURISDICTION, THE JURISDICTION LEVEL TO MAKE SURE WE ARE PROTECTING THE FUTURE FOR OUR KIDS. >>THANKS. >>I BELIEVE, I WILL HAVE TO RECHECK WITH THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE AND THE MUNICIPAL ARCHIVES, BUT A BELIEVE THERE WAS A PROPOSAL IN 1970s THAT DOWNTOWN WOULD BE ELECTRIC CAR ONLY, AND AGAIN THIS IS 50 YEARS LATER, AFTER THE TECHNOLOGIES WERE INITIALLY DEVELOPED, AND WE ARE ONLY NOW MAKING MEANINGFUL ACTION ON THEM, AND WE ARE 50 YEARS MIND, WHICH IS WHY WE HAVE A DEFERRED MAINTENANCE TO REALLY DEAL WITH, AND SO, AGAIN I WANT TO THANK ALL OF CITY LIGHT’S WORK, AND THANK YOU, CHAIR FOR A WONDERFULLY RUN COMMITTEE TODAY. >>IF NO OBJECTIONS, WE WILL ADJOURN THE MEETING. THANK YOU. >>THANKS, EVERYBODY.

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