Seattle City Council Land Use & Neighborhoods Committee 2/12/20

>>> GOOD MORNING, THE FEBRUARY 12th MEETING OF THE LAND USE NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE WILL GET TO ORDER I’M DAN STRAUSS JOINED BY COUNCILMEMBER PEDERSEN AND COUNCILMEMBER LEWIS HEAR NOTHING OBJECTION, THE AGENDA WILL BE ADOPTED >>> I WOULD LIKE TOACKNOWLEDGE THE FIRST PEOPLE OF THE SEATTLE PEOPLE, PAST AND PRESENT, AND I WANT TO HONOR THEM IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE THIS IS OUR FIRST MEETING I WOULD LIKE TO SAY HOW GLAD I AM TO BE THE CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE, CONSIDERING BIG ISSUES ABOUT HOW WE GROW AS A CITY AND WE KEEP WHAT IS UNIQUE TO THE CITY WE WILL TOUCH ON EVERYTHING FROM AFFORDING HOUSEBILITY TO CLIMATE CRISISES WE ARE LOOKING AT BACKYARD COTTAGES, AND USING THE LAND USE CODE FOR CHILD CARE MORE SUCCESSFUL, CONSIDERING COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CHANGES, AND SO MUCH MORE TODAY WE HAVE TWO GREAT ITEMS ON THE AGENDA, A BRIEFING AND POSSIBLE REVOTE ON THE 4600 UNION BAY PLACE, AND A BRIEFING FROM THE SEATTLE ZONE AND INSPECTIONS ON RESPONSE TO RESOLUTION 31902, CALLING FOR AN UPDATE TO THE FREE PROTECTION ORDINANCE, IN ORDER TO HEAR MORE TIME FROM THE PUBLIC TODAY, AS I SAID WE ARE POSTPONING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF DR. TORTELSON ON THE NEXT PUBLIC MEETING, ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th STARTING AT 9:30 A.M HERE IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS WITH WE WILL BE TAKING PUBLIC COMMENT ON ITEMS THAT APPEAR ON AGENDA IT’S MY FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING, AND FROM HERE I WOULD LIKE THE RECORD TO REFLECT FROM HERE UNTIL THROUGHOUT MY TENURE, I’M GOING TO BE VERY STRICT ABOUT PUBLIC COMMENT, AND IT MEANS WHEN I AM CHAIR T WILL ONLY BE ITEMS ON THE AGENDA, AND I WILL BE VERY STRICT ABOUT THE 2 MINUTES OR 1 MINUTE PERTAINING TO TODAY IT IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A REFLECTION THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE AUDIENCE TODAY IT’S HOW WE SET THE STANDARDS MOVING FORWARD ALL THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, ALL THROUGHOUT THE 4 YEARS, AND SO I DO SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE I AM FAMILIAR WITH AND I’M FRIENDS WITH AND I ENJOY SPEAKING WITH, AND PUBLIC COMMENT IS A GREAT WAY TO EXPRESS YOUR OPINIONS ON WHAT IS BEFORE THE COMMITTEE TODAY AND ALSO KNOW THAT I WOULD BE HAPPY TO MEET WITH ANYONE AND EVERYONE AT A LATER DATE AND TME WHEN IT IS NOT DURING COMMITTEE AND PUBLIC COMMENT, AND PLEASE TAKE NO PERSONAL OFFENSE TO THE VERY STRICT RULES AROUND PUBLIC COMMENT, AND TODAY, THE MICS WILL BE TURNED OFF AFTER THE TIME THAT YOU HAVE BEEN ALLOTTED SO PUBLIC COMMENT IS NOT ALLOWED ON ITEM ONE, WHICH IS THE CONTRACT REZONE OF UNION BAY PLACE BECAUSE IT’S A QUASI JUDICIAL ITEM, AND THE COUNCIL RULES FOR EX PARTE COMMUNICATION RULES DO APPLY HERE I INVITE EVERYONE TO SPEAK TO ITEM NUMBER 2 THAT THE MAJORITY OF FOLKS ARE HERE TO TALK ABOUT I WILL CALL UP THREE NAMES AT A TIME BECAUSE WE HAVE 31 PEOPLE SIGNED UP IF THEY GOT 2 MINUTES THAT WOULD BE AN HOUR BEFORE THE BUSINESS OF THE COMMITTEE WE ARE LIMITING IT TO 1 MINUTE, GROUPS OF THREE OR MORE CAN HAVE 3 MINUTES, AND IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING IN A GROUP, JUST KNOW YOU ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN ONE GROUP THESE ARE THE RULES WE ARE SETTING THE STANDARDS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR THERE’S NO INTENTION AGAINST ANY ONE GROUP IN PARTICULAR >> THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR WE WILL BE ON TOWN OUT OF THE

26th AND CAME SPECIFICALLY TO TALK ABOUT THE DIRECTOR — >> I’M SORRY, THIS IS — >> MA’AM, THIS IS OUT OF ORDER, MA’AM I AM HAPPY TO SPEAK WITH YOU AT ANY TIME >> THANK YOU, THAT IS THE APPROPRIATE WAY >> WHAT JUST OCCURRED A DISRUPTION THAT’S A WARNING I’M SIMPLY STATING FOR THE RECORD FOR FURTHER COUNCIL MEETINGS IN THE COMMUNITY I AM EXCITED TO GET INTO PUBLIC COMMENT HERE, AND THE COMMITTEE HAS DEDICATED UP TO 20 MINUTES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT, AND IT SEEMS WE WILL EXTEND THAT WE WANT TO HEAR FROM AS MANY SPEAKERS AS POSSIBLE PLEASE KEEP IN MIND CLAPPING AND CHEERING OR BOOING OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS WILL TAKE AWAY FROM THE 20 MINUTES, AND THIS IS YOUR TIME, AND WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU SPEAKERS ARE, AGAIN, LIMITED TO 1 MINUTES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT, 3 MINUTES FOR GROUPS AND THE MICROPHONES WILL BE TURNED OFF AS A REMINDER PUBLIC COMMENT IS LIMITED TO THE ITEMS ON THE AGENDA, AGAIN, I’M EXCITED TO HAVE EVERYONE UP, SO I WOULD LIKE TO CALL THE FIRST THREE NAMES, AND PLEASE USE BOTH MICROPHONES THE FIRST COMING UP JIM DAVIS, JULIA SCHETLER, AND FRANK BACUS GREAT TO SEE YOU, JIM >> IS THAT ON? >> I AM JIM DAVIS, I LIVE IN EAST MAGNOLIA, AND YESTERDAY AN OUT OF TOWN TREE SERVICES COMPANY FINISHED CUTTING DOWN AN EXCEPTIONAL THEODORE CEDAR IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD THE TREE WAS IN A LANDSLIDE PRONE ZONE HERE AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WHEN I ASKED ABOUT THE TREE BEING EXCEPTIONAL, THE CREW DIDN’T EVEN KNOW THE DEFINITION I DO WANT TO GIVE COMPLIMENTS TO THE SDCI INSPECTORS WHO CAME OUT IN A TIMELY MANNER TO ASSESS THE SITUATION WE NEED TO LICENSE TREE SERVICE PROVIDERS NOW WHO ARE IN SEATTLE, JUST LIKE OTHER CITIES DO, OR THIS WILL CONTINUE TO HAPPEN PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THE RULES WHEN THEY COME TO DO TREE WORK IN OUR CITY THANK YOU [ APPLAUSE ] >> THANK YOU, JIM >> IT’S MY TO WORK WITH YOU ON PROTECTING THE TREES IN THE COMMUNITY THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS JULIA >> HI, I’M JULIA SCHETLER, AND I’M A CURRENT STUDENT AT THE UDUB I’M HERE TO ASK YOU TO PASS THE TREE ORDINANCE TO PROTECT THE EXISTING TREES AND PLANT MORE FOR THE FUTURE GENERATION I WAS BORN HERE AND GREW UP IN A DUPLEX WITH MY FAMILY IN A GREEN LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD OUR ALLEY IS ZONED FOR MULTIFAMILY AND HAS BEEN GRADUALLY DEVELOPED OVER THE YEARS ALMOST EVERY TREE IN THE ALLEY HAS BEEN REMOVED, EVEN THE ONES ON THE EDGE OF THE PROPERTY LINES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED WHEN NEW BUILDINGS WENT UP WE LIKE HAVING MORE DENSITY AND BEING ABLE TO WALK TO STORES AND CAFES, SAYING WE MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN DENSITY OR TREES IS A FALSE DICHOTOMY CREATIVE APPROACHES TO DEVELOPMENT AND WITH PROGRAMS FOR NEW TREES, WE CAN TRULY HAVE BOTH PLEASE PASS THE ORDINANCE EXACTLY AS PROPOSED BY THE URBAN FORESTTY COMMISSION YOU WILL BE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY, AND FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL THANK YOU [ APPLAUSE ] [ CHEERS ] >> AGAIN, I DO REQUEST IF THE MORE CLAPPING WE HAVE, THE FEWER PEOPLE WHO CAN SPEAK, AND AGAIN, IF FOLKS WANT TO COME UP IN GROUPS, IT’S MORE THAN WELCOMED AFTER FRANK, SUSAN GRANT, MEGAN COOMS, BUT IT SEEMS TO SPEAKING TO THE STCI AND THEN JOSHUA MORRIS, AND JULIE — >> THAT’S THE ONE, THANK YOU! >> I’M FRANK BACCHUS I HAVE LIVE IN THE SEATTLE AREA FOR — IN SEATTLE, ACTUALLY FOR THE LAST 59 YEARS OF MY 83 YEARS, AND I LIKE WHAT THE CITY HAS DONE FOR THE CREEK BASIN THERE’S LESS FLOODING AND NOW BECAUSE OF THE ACTIONS OF THE CITY, AND I SUPPORT THAT THE TREES ARE REALLY IMPORTANT, AND I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU DO WHAT THE URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION HAS RECOMMENDED OTHER PLACES ARE WAY AHEAD OF US I THINK PORTLAND PASSED SOMETHING LIKE THIS PROBABLY 5 YEARS AGO, AND IT IS IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW UP AND MAKE SURE THAT WHAT YOU’REWANTING DONE IS DONE

I SUPPORT THAT, THAT’S ALL >> THANK YOU SUSAN, CAROLYN, JOSHUA? >> I’M SUSAN GRANT, AND I HAVE A GROUP OF THREE THIS IS FOR THE — >> ARE THE OTHER MEMBERS IN YOUR GROUP, DID THEY ALREADY SIGN UP? >> I REQUESTED A 2-MINUTE TIME, AND THEY ARE JOINING ME ♪ A DEVELOPER BEING GREEDY THERE’S A HOLE IN THE SKY WHERE THE TREE ONCE STOOD ♪SUCH A LACK OF LIFE AND SOUND ♪ ALL THAT’S LEFT IS BARE MUDDY GROUND A MAGNIFICENT TREE WAS MURDERED ♪ THE MIGHTY DOLLAR CUT IT DOWN ♪ THERE’S A HOLE IN THE SKY WHERE THE TREE ONCE WAS, SOMEBODY IS MAKING MONEY. ♪ ♪ MUST PROTECT EXCEPTIONAL TREES, BUT THE CITY GRANT EXEMPTS THESE, INSTEAD REWARDING THE DEVELOPER’S GREED AND SANCTION THE MURDERER’S DEEDS ♪ THERE’S A HOLE IN THE SKY WHERE THE TREE ONCE WAS, SOMETHING’S MAKING MONEY ♪ THERE’S A HOLE IN THE SKY WHERE THE TREES ONCE WAS, SOMEBODY’S MAKING MONEY SNOW MORE GENTLE SHEDDING OF RAINS, NOR TOOL OF BLOSSOMS RUSTLING IN THE WIND ♪ THE HOLE IN THE SKY WHERE THE TREE ONCE WAS, SOMEBODY’S MAKING MONEY — ♪ THERE’S A HOLE IN THE SKY WHERE THE TREE ONCE WAS, SOMEBODY’S MAKING MONEY ♪ THERE’S A HOLE IN THE SKY, IN THE SKY, INSTEAD OF A SPREADING CANOPY ♪ THERE’S A HOLE IN THE SKY INSTEAD OF A 90-YEAR-OLD TREE — ♪ THERE’S A HOLE IN THE SKY, WHERE THE TREE SHOULD BE ♪ >> PASS THE TREE ORDINANCE NOW, AND STOP CUTTING DOWN THE EXCEPTIONAL TREES NOW >> THANK YOU, SUSAN! THAT WAS A VERY WONDERFUL PRESENTATION I WILL — I DO HAVE TO MAKE FOR THE RECORD TO REFLECT, THAT’S SECOND WARNING FOR DISTURBANCE BECAUSE OF GROUP PARTICIPATION, AND I REALLY LOVED THE SONG I AM SAYING FOR FUTURE — I HAVE TO MAINTAIN CONSISTENT BOUNDARIES FOREVER, AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT MEGAN — >> MR. CHAIR, IF I MAY ALSO ADD, VERY PROUD TO HAVE SUSAN AS A CONSTITUENT, THANK YOU FOR THAT PRESENTATION I LOOK FORWARD TO OUR CONVERSATION LATER ABOUT THE TREE ORDINANCE >> OKAY, GREAT >> IF CAROLYN IS PRESENT, JOSHUA MORRIS, AND JUNE? CAROLYN, HELLO >> HI IT’S GOOD TO BE HERE TODAY I LIVE ON QUEEN ANN HILL, AND I REALLY APPRECIATE SUSAN’S SONG BECAUSE THAT TREE WAS SPECIAL TO ME AS WELL I’M HERE TO SAY THAT WE NEED TO LICENSE, REGISTER, AND CERTIFY OUR TREE CUTTERS IN THE CITY SO THAT THEY FOLLOW THE RULES THAT WE HAVE I HAVE AN ADVERTISEMENT FROM ANGIE’S LIST, AND IT SAYS IT’S FINALLY TIME TO GET RID OF THE NUISANCE TREES HAVE PROBLEM TREES IN YOUR YARD? HIRE THE BEST TO HAVE THEM REMOVED SAY GOOD-BYE TO THE TROUBLE TREES WE NEED TO STOP THIS KIND OF ADVERTISING, AND WE NEED TO LICENSE PEOPLE SO THAT THEY UNDERSTAND, AND THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL TREE IN THE PHOTO, AND WE NEED THIS STOPPED THANK YOU >> THANK YOU, SUSAN OR CAROLINE, EXCUSE ME SORRY, CAROLINE! >> AND JOSHUA MORRIS, AND THEN JUNE, BARBARA BERNARD, AND ANNIE >> I’M HERE ON BEHALF OF SEATTLE AUDIBON, THANK YOU FOR THE TIME AND RESOURCES THAT HAVE BEEN COMMITTED FOR STRENGTHENING RESOURCES FOR THE TREES IN SEATTLE MY VISION FOR SEATTLE IS A PLACE WHERE BIRDS AND PEOPLE THRIVE, AND THAT’S NOT POSSIBLE WITHOUT A HEALTHY PROTECTED URBAN GROWING FOREST 100 SPECIES OF BIRDS RELY ON TREES AS TO VISITORS AND CITIZENS TO OUR CITY WE ARE LOSING TREES IF THE LOSS IS ACCURATE, IT’S 100 ACRES PER YEAR FROM OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

THERE’S TREMENDOUS PUBLIC SUPPORT TO TURN IT AROUND AND A NUMBER OF GOOD REASONS TO DO SO QUESTION BE DEBSER, MORE AFFORDABLE, MORE RESILIENT TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND STAY LEAFY, TOO I CONTINUE TO URGE YOU TO WORK WITH THE URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION, INCORPORATING THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS INTO A TREE ORDINANCE, THANK YOU >> THANK YOU, JOSHUA, AND NOW IS THE TALLER MICROPHONE NOT WORKING? IT SHOULD BE ON? THERE IT IS COLUMBIA SPRUCE, SEATTLE, AND THIS MAP, THIS IS THE CANOPY AS OF 2016, 4 YEARS AGO IN IS A MAP OF SURFACE TEMPERATURE YOU CAN SEE WHERE SEATTLE IS THE MOST DEFORESTED, IT’S THE HOTTEST, AND THAT’S OBVIOUS THAT HAPPENS TO BE IN THE PART WHERE I LIVE SOUTHEAST SEATTLE, CENTRAL SEATTLE IF WE WAIT UNTIL DECEMBER TO PASS THIS ORDINANCE, IT WON’T TAKE EFFECT FOR OVER A YEAR HOW MANY TREES WILL WE LOSE IN THE MEANTIME? TREES ARE PART OF OUR PUBLIC HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE, THEY PROVIDE OXYGEN, FILTER AIR AND WATER, STABILIZE SOIL, AND FOR HUMANS, THEY HAVE MULTIPLE HEALTH EFFECTS A DEVELOPER WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO BREACH A SEWER LINE OR WATER LINE TO BUILD A HOUSE, WHY ARE THEY ALLOWED TO DECIMATE TREES? THANK YOU [ APPLAUSE ] [ CHEERS ] >> THANK YOU, AND THEN RUTH DANNER, ALTHOUGH IT LOOKS LIKE RUTH AND GEORGE WERE HERE TO SPEAK ON — IF YOU’RE HERE, YOU’RE ABLE TO SPEAK BARBARA? >> I’M BARBARA >> HI I’M BARBARA BERNARD, CONCERNED SEATTLE CITIZEN THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO US TODAY I WANT TO MENTION AGAIN, I DID IT ON THE DECEMBER 18th MEETING, I’M PRIVILEGED TO TAKE TIME OFF WORK TO COME SPEAK TO YOU, AND ALL THE PEOPLE THAT I KNOW THAT ARE JUST AS CONCERNED, EVEN MORE DEEPLY, THEY DON’T HAVE THE TIME AND PRIVILEGE TO TAKE TIME AWAY FROM WORK SEATTLE NEEDS TO BE MORE FORWARD THINKING WHEN IT COMES TO PRESERVING THE URBAN CANOPY DEVELOPMENT AND DENSITY HAS TO BE APPROACHED WITH SMARTER DESIGNS CONSIDERING THE CONNECTIVE ENVIRONMENT ON MY BLOCK, PARTICULARLY A LANDSLIDE AREA IN THE ECA AND FOUR OF THE LOTS HAVE BEEN SCRAPED AND DEVELOPED I DON’T THINK WHEN THEY ARE APPROVING THE PERMITS THEY LOOK AT WHAT DID WE DO THE YEAR BEFORE? THAT’S A CONCERN I WANT TO LIVE IN A CITY WHERE I’M PROUD TO KNOW EVERYONE IS DOING WHAT THEY CAN TO PRESERVE THE TREE CANOPY BECAUSE OF THE CLIMATE CRISIS, AND I WANT TO ENCOURAGE WE PASS THAT STRONGER TREE ORDINANCE TODAY >> THANK YOU, BARBARA >> ANNIE? >> GOOD MORNING, MY NAME IS ANNIE FAUX I’M A CHAIRPERSON FOR A NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP CALLED NEIGHBORHOOD TREE KEEPERS WE ARE TRYING HARD TO GET THIS ORDINANCE PASSED ONE THING I WANT TO SAY, FROM MY STUDY ABOUT TREES, IT TAKES 5 YEARS TO GET A TREE ESTABLISHED AT THE RATE WE ARE CLEAR CUTTING, CLEAR CUTTING THE TREES IN SEATTLE, HOW CAN WE POSSIBLY REPLANT AND GROW AN 80- 100-YEAR-OLD TREE? SO I AM ASKING CAN WE THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX? IF WE ARE NOT EVEN GOING TO CONSIDER THIS URBAN FORESTRY DRAFT UNTIL NEXT DECEMBER, AND IT MAY NOT EVEN GET PASSED AT THAT POINT, THIS IS 11 YEARS WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING GET TREES CLEAR CUT HERE WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING NOW THERE MAY BE EXECUTIVE ORDERS DEPARTMENTS COULD BE DOING THERE MAY BE MORATORIUMS ON EXCEPTIONAL TREES THAT CAN BE DONE NOW LET’S THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX >> THANK YOU [ APPLAUSE ] [ CHEERS ] IS RUTH DANKER, DID I SKIP ANNIE? NO LEFT GREAT, OKAY, JUDY BENDICH, AND JANET WAYE AND ROBERT SEETHEMAN >> GOOD MORNING, I HAVE ALREADY SENT YOU TWO LETTERS, FAIRLY COMPREHENSIVE LETTERS ON WHY YOU SHOULD PASS THE LEGISLATION NOW, AND I HAVE TWO EXCEPTIONS TO THE URBAN FORESTRY ORDINANCE, ONE WOULD BE THAT YOU HAVE AN INDEPENDENT FORESTER POSITION IT’S DEPLORABLE THE WAY IT’S BEING ENFORCED NOW, SECONDLY, YOU ALSO ADOPT PORTLAND’S SUGGESTION THAT THERE BE 12 INCHES, NOT MEASURING SOME TREES THAT HAVE TO BE 2 FEET IN DIAMETER, FOR EXCEPTIONAL

TREES, AND I ALSO WANT TO COMPLIMENT COUNCILMEMBER ON MEETING AND ACTING LEGISLATION YESTERDAY REGARDING EVICTIONS, AND THAT HAPPENED LIKE THAT, A SNAP WE HAVE BEEN SITTING HERE, WAITING FOR THIS FOR 11 YEARS, SO THAT IS THE TOTALITY OF WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR TREES THAT HAVE BEEN DECIMATED YOU ARE SEEING THE HEAT FLOWCHARTS, AND IT’S TIME TO DO IT NOW — >> THANK YOU THANK YOU >> PLEASE DO IT NOW >> SO WE HAVE JANET ROBERT, STEVE AFTER THAT >> GOOD MORNING, COUNCIL MY NAME IS JANET WAYE I’M ONE OF THE FOUNDING MEMBERS OF PORTLAND CREEK ALLIANCE, AND I’M HERE TO TELL YOU THE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL HAS MANY TIMES DECLARED ITS CONCERNS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND ATTEMPTED TO ADDRESS IT WITH LEGISLATION, BUT IN FACT, THE FACT IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE IS TO PRESERVE THE EXISTING TREES, ESPCIALLY CONFERS AND ALLOW THE CARE SCRUBBERS, WHICH SUCK UP CARBON TO REMAIN AND GROW THESE TREES ALSO PERFORM MANY OTHER ECOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS PROVIDING OXYGEN, WATER QUALITY, FUNCTIONS, WILDLIFE HABITAT FOR BIRDS, AND SHADE THAT PROTECTS SEATTLE FROM THE HEAT ISLAND EFFECT THIS IMAGE IS AN ILLUSTRATION THAT SHOWS THE IMPACT OF THE HEAT ISLAND AFFECT, AND IT DOES NOT JUST AFFECT SEATTLE IT AFFECTS THE PUGET SOUND AND THE WHOLE SURROUNDING AREA >> THANK YOU >> IT’S VERY DAMAGING I’M GOING TO SEND YOU >> I WOULD BE HAPPY TO MEET WITH YOU FURTHER THANK YOU THANK YOU, MA’AM THANK YOU THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU >> GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING >> HOW ARE YOU? >> OKAY I’M GOING TO QUOTE FROM AN OPED PIECE FROM THE SEATTLE TIMES OF JULY 10, 2019, AND IT’S STILL TIMELY, WRITTEN BY MELINDA MUELLER WHO MAY BE HERE EVEN IF SHE’S NOT I WILL RECRUIT HER WORDS ACCORDING TO THE SEATTLE SOCIETY 1200 ACRES OF CANOPY COVER HAS BEEN CUT DOWN BY DEVELOPERS SINCE 2009 SHE GOES ON TO SAY THE CITY OF SEATTLE IS NOT ENFORCING ITS TREE PROTECTION ORDINANCE, AND THAT REQUIRES THE DEVELOPERS TO REPLACE ON SIGHT OR OFF ALL LARGE EXCEPTIONAL TREES THEY REMOVE ALSO GOING ON TO SAY THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT MAKES NO MENTION OF THIS ORDINANCE IN ITS INSTRUCTION TO DEVELOPERS WHAT I REALLY WANT TO SAY ABOUT THE CANOPY IS THAT WE ARE SACRIFICING OUR CURRENT ASSETS >> THANK YOU, ROBERT I WOULD BE HAPPY TO TAKE YOUR WRITTEN COMMENTS AS WELL, AND FOR ANYONE ELSE IN THE AUDIENCE F YOU HAVE PREPARED WRITTEN COMMENTS YOU WERE NOT ABLE TO FULLY SHARE WITH US TODAY, I’M HAPPY TO TAKE THEM, FOR THE RECORD STEVE, WOODY WHEELER, JOHN, BILL WOODMAN STEVE? >> STEVE ZEMKE ALREADY HEARD, 11 YEARS AND COUNTING, LOOKING AT ANOTHER YEAR THE REALITY, IN THE CURRENT ORDINANCE, IT SAYS THE DIRECTOR SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ISSUE — AND GUIDELINES, AND CONDUCT INSPECTIONS AND PREPARE THE FORMS NECESSARY FOR THE PROVISION OF THE CHAPTER YOU DO A LOT RIGHT NOW, IT’S UP TO YOU TO URGE THEM TO DO THAT AS ALREADY MENTIONED ON DEVELOPERS REPLACING EXCEPTIONAL TREES AND TREES OVER 24-INCHES INIZE THAT HAS NOT BEEN OCCURRING FOR BASICALLY 21 YEARS, AND IT WAS IN THE 2001 ORDINANCE DCI HAS NO RECORD OF TREE REPLACEMENT, AND WHO OVERSEES THE PROTECTION IN DCI? NO URBAN FORESTRY DIVISION SUCH THERE IS SEEMINGLY NO ONE ACCOUNTABLE, AND IT’S TIME TO MOVE THE ACCOUNTABILITY TO THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENT DCI HAS — >> STEVE, THANK YOU THANK YOU, STEVE [ APPLAUSE ] >> WOODY, HOW ARE YOU? >> WELL, THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE THANK YOU FOR KEEPING THIS BALL ROLLING WE WOULD LIKE IT TO ROLL FASTER I’M GOING TO ENVOKE CLEVELAND, OHIO, WHICH I HAVE DONE BEFORE CALLED BEFORE THE MISTAKE ON THE LAKE, AND NOW CALL IT THE GREEN CITY ON THE BLUE LAKE THERE’S AN AMBITIOUS TREE PLAN TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING CLEVELAND THE FOREST CITY ONCE AGAIN, AND WE ALREADY ARE ONE LET’S KEEP IT THAT WAY THERE’S A THREE MAJOR GOALS A SHIFT IN THINKING ABOUT TREES,

THE REVERSING OF THE CANOPY DECLINE, AND ACCEPTING FULL STEWARDSHIP FOR INFRASTRUCTURE WHY CAN’T WE IN SEATTLE, THE EMERALD CITY IN THE EVERGREEN STATE SHIFT OUR THINKING THINKING OF THEM AS ESSENTIAL RATHER THAN EXPENDABLE? I WILL ONE THAT SENDS YOU THIS LATER >> THAT’S GREAT >> I DID INVENTORY ONE ZONE AND FOUND 12 ACRES OF TREES COMING OUT NEAR MY NEIGHBORHOOD, TIMES 26, THAT’S SHOCKING HOW MANY TREES ARE — >> THANK YOU >> I WOULD RECOMMEND DOING IT ON EARTH DAY >> WOODY, WE WILL BE HAPPY — >> I LOVE IT, THANK YOU >> IF YOU WOULD LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS, WE WOULD LOVE TO TAKE THEM >> JOHN, BILL, COLLEEN >> HI THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO US, AND WE ARE ALL SAYING THE SAME THING, AND I HAVE LIVED IN VICTORIA HEIGHTS FOR 30 YEARS, AND IN THE LAST 10 MONTHS, I HAVE SEEN ONE DEVELOPER GAME MET 360 COME IN AND MOW DOWN TREES, MATURE TREES, AND HE’S NOW SET TO MOW DOWN A 300-FOOT DEEP DOUBLE LOT THAT IS 150 FEET WIDE, AND THE CITY HAS INVESTED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN MAKING SWELLS TO PREVENT THE EROSION, AND THIS NEW SITE HE’S GOING TO BE MOWING DOWN IN THE NEXT MONTH OR TWO IS JUST GOING TO EXACERBATE THE FLOODS THAT ARE GOING INTO LAKE CITY I GOT 10 SECONDS LEFT, AND THIS, HE HAS ALREADY MOWED DOWN 12 FEET THAT ARE 150 FEET WIDE EVERYONE IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD KNOWS — >> THANK YOU >> WE HAVE NOW REACHED THE CONCLUSION OF THE 20 MINUTES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT I WOULD LIKE TO CONFER WITH MY FELLOW COUNCIL MEMBERS F THERE’S NO OBJECTIONS, I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND FOR ANOTHER 20 MINUTES >> NO OBJECTIONS >> HEARING NO OBJECTIONS, THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD WILL BE EXTENDED UNTIL 10:20 FOR AN ADDITIONAL 20 MINUTES THANK YOU >> GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING JOHN? >> BILL >> DID WE JUST HEAR FROM JOHN? >> I’M JOHN >> YOU’RE JOHN, OKAY, THANK YOU, SORRY THANK YOU, BILL >> OKAY, I AM QUITE SURE THAT THE DEVELOPERS AND THOSE RESPONSIBLE AT LEAST IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD WHO HAVE BUILT THE MILLION DOLLAR TOWNHOUSES AND LARGER APARTMENT BUILDINGS AND PLANTED THE $5 TREE IN THE $1 HOLES, THEY ARE, THEMSELVES LIVING IN NEIGHBORHOODS WITH VERY NICE TREES JUST DO IT, AND DO IT NOW WHY WAIT? >> THANK YOU, BILL >> COLLEEN, HOW ARE YOU? >> GOOD MORNING I’M REPRESENTING LAW HURST COMMUNITY CLUB TODAY WE HAVE OVER 2,000 RESIDENTS, AND A COUPLE OF THINGS I RESPECT A LOT OF THE COMMENTS FROM MY COLLEAGUES, AND I WILL NOT REPEAT THEM A FEW THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT IN SOME OF THE LEGISLATION, I NOTICED WHEN THE PERSON FROM PORTLAND CAME IN DECEMBER, SHE TALKED ABOUT THE REPLACEMENT POT, AND HOW THAT IS REALLY NOT WORKING SO WELL, SO I THINK WE NEED TO PAY A LOT OF ATTENTION TO THAT AS WE DEVELOP LEGISLATION AND RULES, AND THE ROBINHOOD APPROACH FROM TAKING VERY EXCEPTIONAL TREES AND REPLACING THEM AS OUR COLLEAGUE SAID WITH YOU KNOW $2 TREES OR SOMETHING IS NOT EQUITABLE, AND IT TAKES 50 YEARS TO GROW A GOOD TREE, MAYBE 20, AND THEY CAN PUT UP A HOUSE IN A YEAR AND A HALF THAT’S NOT EQUITABLE WE NEED TO FIX THAT SECONDLY A LOT OF TALK ABOUT BAD TREE CUTTERS, A HOT LINE 24 HOURS A LOT OF TIMES THEY SHOW UP ON THE WEEKENDS, SUNDAY MORNING, WHAT HAPPENED? THE TREE IS DOWN, AND IT’S GONE I THINK THAT SHOULD BE PART OF THE LEGISLATION AND ENFORCEMENT >> THANK YOU >>> UP NEXT, KIM McCORMICK, JOHN LUMBOLD, AND ANNIE SEAMS APOLOGIES IF I MISPRONOUNCE YOUR NAME >> I’M CORMICK WE STUDY MERLINS TO DATE WE HAVE IDENTIFIED 11 DISTINCT TERRITORIES WITHIN THE SEATTLE CITY LIMITS, AND THEY

NEST IN CONFIRS AND THE RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS THE AVERAGE NEST TREE HEIGHT IS 120 FEET, BIG TREES A FEW YEARS AGO A NEST IN OUR STUDY FAILED AND THEY PERISHED BECAUSE IT WAS REMOVED DURING NESTING SEASON FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE THE URBAN RAPTOR CONSERVANCY RAPTOR WEBSITE >> THANK YOU AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU’RE DOING COLLEEN, HOW ARE YOU? >> WELL, THANK YOU >> GOOD MORNING I’M COLLEEN WINESTEIN, AND I’M A RESIDENT OF D5 THE LACK OF THE UPDATED TREE ORDINANCE REPRESENT MISSED OPPORTUNITIES FOR SEATTLE CITIZENS, TIRE SWINGS, TREE CLIMBING, PLAYING WITH STICKS, COOL SPOTS TO SET A BLANKET, SEEK SHELTER DURING A RAINSTORM, AND SPECTACULAR FALL COLOR, ALL MISSED YOU GET MY POINT THERE’S SIGNIFICANTLY MORE VALUE IN A TREE THAN THE LAND IT GROWS ON WE ARE LOSING THE CANOPY THAT HAS TAKEN DECADES TO GROW WE ARE REPLACING THE TREES AND ASKING THEM TO GROW VIGOROUSLY IN LESS THAN IDEAL CONDITIONS EDUCATION, INCENTIVES TO PLANT MORE TREES FOR DEVELOPERS AND PROPERTY OWNERS WILL FURTHER IMPROVE THE PROPOSED TREE ORDINANCE >> THANK YOU >>> JOHN, GREAT TO SEE YOU AGAIN >> GOOD TO SEE YOU, DAN GOOD MORNING, COUNCILMEMBER I’M JOHN LONGBURG I HAVE BEEN A LEADER OF THE THORNTON CREEK ALLIANCE IN DISTRICT 5. SEATTLEWAS PROMISED A NEW TREE ORDINANCE 11 YEARS AGO, AND IT HAS NOT HAPPENED YET I WAS DISAPPOINTED TO SEE THE OFFICIAL SCHEDULE FOR A NEW PROPOSAL IS TO HAVE ONE PRESENTED TO THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL AT BEST, BY THE END OF THIS YEAR THIS, DESPITE THE FACTS THAT THE URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION HAS DRAFTED A FULL PROPOSAL, AND OUTREACH HAS BEEN DONE TO THE UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES, FINDING STRONG SUPPORT FOR THE PROTECTION AS COUNCILMEMBER STRAUSS AND LEWIS HEARD, PORTLAND DOES NOT SHARE OUR APPROACH LET’S GET SERIOUS I HOPE THE COUNCIL PUTS THE PRESSURE ON STAFF TO SPEED UP THE PROCESS >> THANK YOU, JOHN >>> ANN, GREAT TO SEE YOU >> I AM A MAGNIFICENT TREE I AM A BOWER TREE, AND I HAVE SEEN SO MANY OF MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN SEATTLE, AND ESPECIALLY IN BALLARD FALL IT’S IN YOUR POWER YOU NEED ME I DON’T NEED YOU YOU NEED ME YOUR CHILDREN NEED ME YOUR NEIGHBORS NEED ME THE CITY NEEDS ME THE STATE NEEDS ME IT’S IN YOUR POWER, DO THE RIGHT THING DON’T DELAY THE CLIMATE CRISIS IS ON RIGHT NOW WE HAVE NO F-ING TIME TO LOSE THIS IS YOUR YOUTH, YOUR FUTURE, AND EVERY TREE COUNTS, ESPECIALLY US MATURE TREES PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR HEART, DO WHAT IS RIGHT, LISTEN TO YOUR GUT THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO, AND IT’S NOW >> THANK YOU >> THANK YOU [ APPLAUSE ] [ CHEERS ] >> ANETTA SHELLTON, ANDREW HOUSTON, AND PEG STAHUE? MY APOLOGIES FOR MISPRONOUNCING >> I’M ANETTA SHELLTON I’M A RESIDENT OF D6, AND TREES ARE THE ANSWER DO YOUR JOB PASS THE TREE PROTECTION ORDINANCE AS WRITTEN BY THE URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION NOW THANK YOU >> ANDREW, PEG, AND CHRIS TIFFANY UP AFTER THAT >> GOOD MORNING, I’M ANDREW GRANT HOUSTON ALSO KNOWN AS AC ARCHITECT I JUST WANTED TO SAY AS SOMEONE WHO WENT TO SCHOOL IN AUSTIN AND AS WELL AS WORKED IN AUSTIN, I WOULD RECOMMEND LOOKING AT THE TREE ORDINANCE THERE, SOMETHING THAT IS VERY CLEAR FOR BOTH ARCHITECTS LIKE TO WHAT THE EXPECTATIONS ARE AS PARTICULARLY SINCE IT’S A CITY ON AN AQUAFIR AS WE LOOK AT THE TREE ORDINANCE, LOOK THAT IT FITS INTO OUR CLIMATE GOALS HOW IT ADDRESSES THE PAST OF CLEARING FORESTS AND OUR FUTURE

WE RELY ON THE TREES FOR MANY THINGS, MAINLY ABSORBING CARBON IN THE PUGET SOUND REGION REDUCING ENERGY EXPANDED MEANS WE TAX THE CANOPY LOSS WE ALLOW PEOPLE WHO WORK IN THE CITY AT ALL LEVELS TO BE ABLE TO LIVE IN THE CITY AND NOT DRIVE CARS WE RECOMMEND, LASTLY TO LOOK AT THE WORK OF THE MAJOR IN PARIS AND HER 15-MINUTE NEIGHBORHOODS >> THANK YOU SO MUCH ANDREW PEG, CHRIS, AND JESSICA AFTER >> PEG STALEY, FORMER CHAIR OF THE URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION I REQUEST YOU THINK OUT OF THE BOX, INCREASE STAFF ON THIS, REQUIRE A MULTIDEPARTMENTAL APPROACH, AND BRING IN EXPERTS BECAUSE I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS PASSED IN OCTOBER AT THE LATEST, THANK YOU >> THANK YOU [ APPLAUSE ] >> JESSICA AND MICHAEL >> I’M CHRIS TIFFANY I LIVE IN WOODIER HEIGHTS WHEN I FIRST MOVED IN, THERE WAS A BIG TREE IN THE NEIGHBOR’S BACKYARD I COULD VIEW OUT OF MY KITCHEN WINDOW OVER THE YEARS I SAW THE FALLING BIRDS, AND AWOKE TREE SWALLOWS, JAYS, CROWS, ROBIN, AND YELLOW WOBLER, AND STAR BEAM, AND SAVANNAH SPARROW, HERMIT THRUSH, SPOTTED TOHE, BLACK HEADED GROSSBEAK, PACIFIC SLOPE FLY CATCHER, ORANGE CROWN WOBLER, AND BLACK-THROATED GRAY WOBLER SINCE MY NEIGHBORHOODS HAVE HAD THE TREE CUT DOWN, I HAVE ONLY SEEN A TENTH OF THOSE TREES I ASK YOU TO PASS THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE >> JESSICA AND MICHAEL >> HI, GOOD MORNING I AM HERE TODAY ON BEHALF OF PLANET AMNESTY THE NUMBERS FOR 30 YEARS, THE MISSION HAS BEEN TO PROMOTE THE HEALTH OF TREES IN OUR CITY OUR FOUNDER WAS VERY AWARE UNLESS WE DID SOMETHING DIFFERENT, UNLESS WE RECOGNIZED, PROTECTED, AND YES, ULTIMATELY INCORPORATED OUR BIG TREES INTO OUR DENSER, TALLER CITY, THE TIME WOULD COME WHEN WE ONLY FOUND THEM IN PARKS JUST IMAGINE, THE REST OF OUR CITY WOULD BECOME A HOT PLACE WE SUPPORT THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE URBAN FORESTRY PROPOSAL REQUIRING THE POSTED NOTICE OF TREE REMOVAL, TREE REPLACEMENT BASED ON THE SIZE OF THE TREE REMOVED PROHIBITING THE CUTTING OF EXCEPTIONAL TREES TRACK ALL TREE LOSS AND REPLACEMENT, AND ADEQUATE FUNDS TO ENFORCE THE ORDINANCE WE — >> THANK YOU >> THANK YOU, JESSICA MICHAEL FOSTER, AND AFTER MICHAEL, IT WILL BE STEVE RUBSTELI, RICHARD ELLIOTT, AND MICHAEL OXMAN >> PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS TO PLANT A TRILLION TREES, AND I WILL NOT MAKE THE ECONOMIC CASE FOR PLANTING TREES TODAY I’M GOING TO TELL YOU WE ARE IN AN EMERGENCY THAT DOUGHFIRS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE BABIES IN WESTERN WASHINGTON IN 60 YEARS WE ARE COMPLETING THE MILLION TREE CAMPAIGN IN KING COUNTY, AND THE SEATTLE METRO POPULATION, OUR FAIR SHARE OF 1 TRILLION TREES WOULD BE 600 MILLION TREES PASS THE ORDINANCE YOU HAVE GOT IMMEDIATELY IF YOU CAN’T DO THAT, PUT A MORATORIUM ON NEIGHBORS AND DEVELOPERS TORTURING THE EXISTING MATURE TREES OUR POLLUTION LEVELS ARE HURTING PEOPLE PEOPLE IN THIS CITY ARE MORE AND MORE UNHEALTHY IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD OUR AIR TRAFFIC HAS GONE UP 40% IN THE LAST FEW YEARS WE ARE ALL BREATHING THAT THIS IS AN EMERGENCY TAKE ACTION LIKE IT IS THANK YOU >> THANK YOU [ APPLAUSE ] >> STEVE? HI, STEVE >> STEVE WORBOSELO, AND I’M ONE

OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS, I HOPE YOU DON’T GO THE WAY OF MICHAEL BRYANT IN THE LAST 3 OR 4 YEARS HE SPOKE TO ME ONCE AND TRIED TO COMPARE ME TO MR. ZIMMERMAN I DO NOT CARRY HIS SHIELD >> ARE YOU SPEAKING TO AN ICE TESTIMONY ON THE AGENDA? >> I WILL GO TO THE ITEM ON THE AGENDA THE TREE ORDINANCE >> THANK YOU >> I’M GOING TO TELL YOU THAT IN SEATTLE, AN ARBORIST APPEARS TO BE ANYONE WITH A CHAINSAW, ANY SICK TREE IS IN THE WAY OF MAKING A PENNY OR SLOW DOWN A DEVELOPMENT AND THAT NEEDS TO CHANGE ALSO I WILL SEVERELY PROTEST YOUR IDEA WE CANNOT TALK ABOUT THE AGENDA OF THE ENTIRE COMMITTEE BECAUSE THAT IS LIMITING FOLKS SO MUCH IT’S VERY TRUMPONIAN DIFFERENT HANDLERS, SAME IDEA >> GREAT, GLAD TO SEE RICHARD, AND THEN MICHAEL OXMAN IS THE FINAL PERSON ON THE LIST >> THANK YOU I’M RICHARD ELLISON >> I’M SORRY >> I’M LOSING MY MINUTE HERE IT’S TIME, THE TREES IN SEATTLE HAVE A VOICE IN THE LAND USE CRITERIA FOR ASSIGNING VALUES TO TREE, AND IT’S A SEATTLE TIMES ARTICLE FROM 1999, AND I WAS A MEMBER OF THE URBAN FOREST WORK GROUP UNDER JAN DRAGAL THEN, AND WE SPENT 2 YEARS WORKING ON THE NEW UPDATED ORDINANCE, AND HERE WE ARE 20 ODD YEARS LATER THE CHERISHED TREES LIKE LARGE EXCEPTIONAL TREES, LANDMARK TREES HAVE NO PRESCRIPTION THEY HAVE NO PROTECTION UNDER THE NEW PROPOSALS, AND SOMETHING MUST BE DONE SO THAT IT IS NOT AN OPTION TO A DEVELOPER TO SAVE A HERITAGE TREE CURRENT CITY CODES DO NOT PROTECT THE TREES, DEVELOPERS DO NOT PROTECT TREES THEY ARE — YOU KNOW, WHO KNOWS I AM RUNNING OUT OF TIME ALREADY, AND WE — >> WE WOULD LOVE TO TAKE YOUR WRITTEN COMMENTS IF YOU HAVE IT, AND AGAIN, HAPPY TO MEET WITH ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO MEET MICHAEL? >> HOWDY! I’M MICHAEL OXMAN, I’M AN ARBORIST AND WE JUST LOST ONE OF OUR CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, BUT TWO THE TWO NEW COUNCILMEMBERS AT THE DESK, I SAY THIS, KEEPING IN MIND FOUR COUNCILMEMBERS RETIRED RATHER THAN FACE THE CRITICISM THEY FAILED TO UPDATE THE ORDINANCE FOR OVER 10 YEARS I HAVE AN 8-POINT LETTER, I’M ABOUT TO SUBMIT TO YOU WE ASKED ON DECEMBER 18th, WHAT ABOUT OUR DEMAND FOR A MORATORIUM ON ISSUING PERMITS FOR REMOVAL OF EXCEPTIONAL TREES CITIZENS STOOD HERE FOR 2 MINUTES AT THE PODIUM DURING THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD, ASKING THE LAND USE COMMITTEE TO — AND POINTING OUT THE CITY HAS STALLED ON PASSING MEANINGFUL TREE PROTECTION REGULATION BECAUSE, GET THIS, THE REAL ESTATE VALUE EXCEEDS ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL VALUES THAT WAS WHY WE ARE HERE TODAY THAT’S WHY THIS HAS BEEN STALLED >> THANK YOU, MICHAEL WE ARE HAPPY TO TAKE YOUR WRITTEN COMMENTS THANK YOU! >>> WOULD ANYONE WHO DID NOT SIGN UP TO SPEAK LIKE TO SPEAK? SIR, IF YOU COULD SIGN IN >> YEAH, PLEASE >> I HAVE ANOTHER — >> MY NAME IS LEA HALL I LIVE IN RAINIER BEACH I TOOK WORK OFF TODAY TO TELL THE STORY ABOUT THE 4 ACRES BEHIND MY HOUSE FULL OF MATURE TREES, AND IT WAS A HABITAT FOR MANY BIRDS AND ALL KINDS OF WILDLIFE, AND MANY OF THE NEIGHBOR KIDS WOULD GO AND PLAY IN THERE AND LIKE BUILD THINGS WITH STICKS, AND I FEEL LIKE NOW, IT’S A DESERT IT WAS CLEAR CUT, AND THERE ARE 30 HOMES TO BE BUILT, MANY MANSIONS THAT ARE OVER $650,000 A PIECE, AND MY NEIGHBORS CANNOT AFFORD HOUSES LIKE THAT, THEPEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO MOVE IN ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THIS PLACE LIKE WE ARE I JUST ASK YOU TO CONSIDER THAT WE NEED TO GIVE A VOICE TO THESE PLACES AND TO THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE THAT DON’T HAVE TIME TO COME HERE TODAY AND SPEAK, THANK YOU >> THANK YOU [ APPLAUSE ] >> NOW DID THEY SIGN IN?

GREAT >> I’M KATHLEEN KERKOFF I’M IN DISTRICT 6, LIVED IN SEATTLE ALL MY LIFE I WANT TO EMPHASIZE THE NEED FOR A MORATORIUM I REVIEWED A STUDY THE CITY HAD DONE, COMPLETED IN MARCH 2017, WHICH VERY CLEARLY STATED WE ARE LOSING TREES ALL THE TIME, AND THINGS ARE HAPPENING, AND THAT OUR TREE ORDINANCE IS NOT BEING ENFORCED, AND IF WE CAN’T HAVE ENFORCEMENT, WE CAN’T AFFORD TO LOSE MORE TREES, AND I SAY PUT THE MORATORIUM ON IT NOW SO WE CAN FIND OUT — IF YOU NEED TO FIND OUT WHERE WE ARE, AND DO YOUR DATA AND ALL OF THAT STUFF, WHY LET THEM KEEP CLEAR CUTTING EVERYTHING WITHOUT ANY REPERCUSSIONS OR WITHOUT PAYING ANY FEES THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO PAY? WITHOUT REPLANTING THANK YOU >> THANK YOU [ APPLAUSE ] >> HI, MY NAME IS PATRICIA HALL I WROTE YOU A LETTER I AM THE OWNER OF AN EXCEPTIONAL TREE IN THE FREEMONT NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR THE LENNON STATUE IT’S 60% ON MY PROPERTY, AND IT STRADDLES THE PROPERTY LINE THE OTHER 40% BELONGS TO A DEVELOPER WHO WISHES TO DEVELOP THE PARKING LOT BACK IN 2008, THE TREE WAS DECLARED A HERITAGE TREE, AND 2 DAYS LATER, A PREVIOUS DEVELOPER, IN A FIT OF PEAK THEN BUTCHED THE TREE IT’S MANAGED TO RECOVER SOMEWHAT, AND NOW IT IS HEALTHY WE HAVE HAD SCIENTIFIC TESTS SHOWING IT’S HEALTHY, AND IT DOES QUALIFY AS AN EXCEPTIONAL TREE THE DEVELOPER IS STILL HOPING TO REMOVE IT WE ARE ON BORROWED TIME, ABOUT TO LOSE AN EXCEPTIONAL TIME I JUST WANTED TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO THAT THANK YOU >> THANK YOU, AND MAKE SURE WE HAVE OR KNOW A CONNECTION TO CONNECT AFTER THE MEETING THANK YOU >> HELLO, I’M FRED WASTE, AND I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU THAT I MOVED INTO A PROPERTY, MAPLE LEAF, IN 1991, AND IT WAS ADJACENT TO A WOODED LOT, AND THAT WOODED LOT HAD HUGE WESTERN CEDARS ON IT, DOUGLAS FIR, OWLS, A WHOLE CANOPY ADJACENT TO THE PARK A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO IT WAS BOUGHT, AND THERE’S HARDLY A TREE LEFT ON IT THE WORLD’S LARGEST HOUSE ON IT, AND THERE’S NO MORE WILDLIFE THERE WHAT I HAVE OBSERVED, THE LARGE MATURE TREES NEED TO STAND TOGETHER OTHERWISE THEY WILL BLOW DOWN, AND THERE’S AN INTERLOCKING RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR COMMUNITY AND THE WORLD OF ARBORISTS ONE OF THE COMMENTS IN THE SUMMER, WHEN IT’S HOT, WHERE DO YOU WANT TO PARK? DO YOU LOOK FOR A SHADY FOR YOUR CAR TO SIT? WE NEED THE TREES THANK YOU, COUNCIL >> WE HAVE REACHED THE CONCLUSION OF THE ADDITIONAL 20 MINUTES, DO I SEE ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS NOT SPOKEN WHO WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK? WONDERFUL, SEEING NONE, WE WILL CLOSE — WE WILL HAVE MORE OFFICIAL SPEAKERS, NEXT AGENDA ITEM I BELIEVE THE FIRST WILL BE QUICK, AND I WILL RESERVE MY COMMENTS ON THE TREE ORDINANCE FOR JUST A MOMENT PLEASE, OUR FIRST ITEM OF BUSINESS IS A BRIEFING AND POSSIBLE VOTE ON CF314434 CON TRACT OF THE REZONE OF UNION PLACE WILL EVERYONE JOIN US AT THE RECORD >> CLERK FILE 314434 APPLICATION OF BARRIENTOSRYAN LLC, TO REZONE AN APPROXIMATELY 20,000 SQUARE FOOT PARCEL LOCATED AT 4544, 4550, AND 460 UNION BAY PLACE NE FROM COMMERCIAL 2 WITH A 55-FOOT HEIGHT LIMIT AND M1 TO A 66- FOOT HEIGHT LIMIT >> YOLANDO IS JOINING US WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET US STARTED? >> TODAY WE WILL BE — EXCUSE ME, PROVIDING AN OVERVIEW OF THE CONTRACTOR REDESIGN APPLICATION AT 4600 UNION BAY NORTH PLACE DESCRIBING THE PROCESS MOVING FORWARD AS A REMINDER THIS IS A QUASI- JUDICIAL HEARING, PROHIBITING EX PARTE COMMUNICATION COUNCIL IS ACTING LIKE JUDGES RATHER THAN LEGISLATORS, AND THE DECISION THAT YOU WILL BE MAKING IS RESTRICTED TO CONSIDERING INFORMATION THAT WITHIN THE RECORD THAT IS COMPILED BY THE HEARING EXAMINER IT WAS COMPILED IN AN OPENING

HEARING RECORD ON DECEMBER 23, 2019 THE FIRST SLIDE PROVIDES THE OFFICIAL NAME OF THE CLERK FILE, THE APPLICATION OF BARRIENTOSRYAN LLC FOR THE PARCEL AND ADDRESS, AND THE INTENT IS TO REZONE THIS SITE FROM COMMERCIAL 255 WITH THE M SUFFIX TO 65, MANY 1 SUFFIX THAT’S QUICK DEVELOPMENT 98-UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING WITH 2,000 SQUARE FEET OF GRAND RETAIL 6 FLOORS, APPROXIMATELY 65 FEET ABOVE GRADE THEY ARE ALSO PLANNING ON A 1700 SQUARE FOOT PUBLICALLY ABOUTS ISABLE GRAD COURTYARD, AND STRUCTURED PARKING FOR 63 CARS, 92 BICYCLES, AND THE PLAN IS FOR 20% OF THE UNITS TO BE AFFORDABLE TO HOUSEHOLDS BETWEEN 65% AND 85% OF MEDIAN INCOME THROUGH THE PUT FAMILY PROPERTY TAX EXCEPTION PROGRAM SO JUST SHOWING YOU WHERE THE SITE IS LOCATED, AS I MENTIONED, JUST TO THE EAST OF UNIVERSITY VILLAGE, AND CURRENTLY THE SITE IS OCCUPIED BY TWO ONE-STORY CONCRETE STRUCTURES AND A SURFACE PARKING LOT, AND YOU CAN SEE WITH THE ELEMENTARY RUNNING KIND OF NORTHEAST OF THE SITE THERE LET’S SEE YEAH, HAVE TO MOVE ON TO THE ACTUAL IMAGE OF THE SITE AS IT IS CURRENTLY THERE’S TWO BUILDINGS, AND ONE IS HIDDEN BY THE TREE THERE, TO THE FAR RIGHT, AND THEY ARE KIND OF LIGHT, CURRENTLY LIGHT INDUSTRIAL WITH COMMERCIAL TENANTS, AND THE PARKING LOT WAS PREVIOUSLY OCCUPIED BY THE LAUREL HURST OIL COMPANY, AND IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED BY THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY TO BE SUFFICIENTLY CLEANED UP FOR STATE STANDARDS, AND IT’S READY FOR REDEVELOPMENT THERE’S A MIX OF WAREHOUSES, PARKING LOTS, AND A COUPLE OF NEW MIXED USE DEVELOPMENTS ALONG THE STREET AGAIN, YOU SEE, IT’S KIND OF UP ABOVE THE SITE THERE, TO THE LEFT OF THE LABEL SO THIS IMAGE SHOWS THE CURRENT ZONING, WHERE THE SITE IS LOCATED NORTH OF NORTHEAST 45th STREET AGAIN, THE DOTTED LINE THERE IS THE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT URBAN OR URBAN CENTER, OUR NOT THE VILLAGE, IT’S A BOUNDARY, JUST OUTSIDE OF THE URBAN CENTER BOUNDARY THIS SITE WAS, WELL THE WHOLE BLOCK THERE WAS REZONED UNDER THE CITYWIDE MANDATORY HOUSING AFFORDABILITY LEGISLATION PASSED LAST YEAR THAT PRECEDES THE STANDARD BUMP AS WE CALL IT IT WAS BUMPED TO THE M. YOU CAN SEE TO THE WEST, 275 WITH THE M, AND THEN TO THE EAST, IT’S A SINGLE FAMILY 5,000 ZONING THIS ILLUSTRATION IS A VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST- ISH, SHOWING THE GREEN PORTION OF THE BUILDING, WITH THE 10-FOOT INCREASE, HEIGHT INCREASE, AND HOW IT WILL FIT IN THE CONTEXT IF ALL OTHER PROPERTIES WERE DEVELOPED TO THEIR FULL POTENTIAL AND, THIS ILLUSTRATION SHOWS THE GRAY CHANGE FROM THE VILLAGE TO THE WEST THROUGH THE SITE TO THE SINGLE FAMILY ZONING TO THE EAST, AND HERE YOU CAN SEE THAT THE SINGLE FAMILY ZONE IS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 125 LINEAR FEET AWAY, AND THERE’S ABOUT A 30 TO 40-FOOT INCREASE IN THE ELEVATIONS, SO SHOWING KIND OF THAT THE INCREASE IN HEIGHT IS, YOU KNOW, THE IMPACT IS NOT NECESSARILY — THERE’S A VEGETATION BUFFER, AND WITH THE HEIGHT INCREASE, MINIMIZING THE IMPACT OF THE HEIGHT INCREASE >> YES COUNCILMEMBER? >> THANK YOU IS IT OKAY IF WE ASK QUESTIONS

DURING? >> SURE >> THANK YOU >> THIS PROJECT IS IN MY DISTRICT, DISTRICT 4, AND JUST TO CLARIFY FOR THE VIEWING PUBLIC, BECAUSE IT’S UNDER A SPECIAL QUASI JUDICIAL PROCESS, WHILE COUNCILMEMBERS LIKE MY COLLEAGUES AND I WANT TO ENGAGE IN THE COMMUNITY AND GET INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY, THAT’S PART OF OUR JOBS, AND THE QUASI JUDICIAL WE ARE NOT ABLE TO DO THAT WE ARE ABLE TO ASK QUESTIONS NOW, AND NOW QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO WHAT IS IN THE CLERK FILE FROM THE HEARING EXAMINER IN, CORRECT? >> THAT IS CORRECT >> FIRST QUESTION, I’M SURE MORE AT THE END YOU KNOW, JUST TO BE AWARE OF THE 100 PEOPLE WE JUST HEARD FROM, ARE ANY TREES GOING TO BE RIPPED OUT FOR THIS DEVELOPMENT THAT WE KNOW OF? >> NO, SO IF WE — I’M HAPPY TO FLIP BACK QUICKLY THERE’S ACTUALLY NO TREES ON THIS SITE, AND THE TREES ARE BEYOND THE PROPERTY LINE >> THANK YOU I WILL BE DISCUSSING THE ADDITIONAL TREES IN THE PROJECT WHERE THERE ARE NONE CURRENTLY >> COUNCILMEMBER PEDERSEN, ANYTHING? >> LEWIS? ANYTHING >> I WAS GOING TO ASK IF THERE’S TREES INSTALLED, BUT SPOILER ALERT, LOOKING AHEAD, IT LOOKS LIKE THERE WILL BE >> WE CAN MOVE ON TO THAT >> IF WE COULD SWITCH BACK >> OAK, THANK YOU I FIND THIS SLIDE TO BE VERY INFORMATIVE FOR ME TO EXPLAIN WHAT MY LIMITED EXPERIENCE IN THE SPACE IS WITH THE TRAIL REGULARLY THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT SETBACK FROM THE PROPERTY TO THE SINGLE FAMILY ZONE AS COMPARED TO WHAT IT COULD LOOK LIKE ON A MAP, AND IT’S JUST A LINE, AS WELL AS THE GRADE AND ELEVATION CHANGE WHERE THIS SITE WOULD BECOME AT THE SAME HEIGHT AS THE PROPERTIES TO THE LEFT OR TO THE SOUTH OF THIS, AND JUST KEEPING IT AT A CONSISTENT RATE I FOUND THIS SLIDE TO BE VERY INFORMATIVE DEMONSTRATING WHILE ON PAPER, IT MAY SEEM LIKE A LARGE CHANGE, IT’S IN KEEPING WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE ENVIRONMENT THERE >> SURE >> MOVING ON, THIS IMAGE SHOWS THE PROPOSED BUILDING AND STREET SCAPE, AND THE PUBLICALLY PLAZA I MENTIONED AROUND THE RETAIL, TO THE LEFT OF THE BUILDING THERE, AND THE BUILDING KIND OF IS SET BACK FURTHER ALONG THAT AREA, AND SO TO ALLOW FOR THIS MORE PLAZA SPACE ON THE PRIVATE PROPERTY, AND AS MENTIONED, ALTHOUGH THEY ARE A BIT GHOSTED OUT TO ALLOW FOR THE VIEWER TO SEE THE ACTUAL BUILDING THERE WILL BE STREET TREES AND TREATMENTS INCLUDING BIORETENTION DESIGNS THAT ARE ON THE PRIVATE PROPERTY, AND THEN ADDITIONAL VEGETATION, AND ADDITIONAL PLANTINGS ALONG WITH THE TREES WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY, AND THERE WILL BE — SO CURRENTLY THERE IS NOT MUCH OF A SIDEWALK CONDITION ALONG THIS BLOCK, AND IT WILL ACTUALLY CREATE A MORE WALKABLE SPACE WITH THE NEW DEVELOPMENT >> GREAT AND THIS IS JUST AN IMAGE SHOWING THE STREET LEVEL AND PROPOSED STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDING THE SIDEWALK AND TREES AND PLANTINGS AND ALSO THAT THERE IS ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT THAT IS HAPPENING ALONG THE STREET, SO ALLOCK THE LEFT SIDE OF THE IMAGE, WE CAN SEE THE FUTURE BUILDING AT THE FULL 75-FEET HEIGHT, AND THEN THAT, JUST BEYOND, IS ANOTHER BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION WHAT THIS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE , IT IT WILL BE QUITE DIFFERENT FROM WHAT IT IS NOW >> AS THE CITY GROWS AND CHANGES I HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME ON BLAKELY AVENUE, AND IT’S VERY DIFFERENT VERY DIFFERENT >> JUST TO FINISH UP ON THE PRESENTATION, I WANT TO NOTE BOTH THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTIONS AND THE HEARING EXAMINER IN RECOMMENDED APPROVAL OF THE PROJECT SUBJECT TO TWO CONDITIONS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE MASTER USE PERMIT 3030 OR 253 AND ALSO THAT IT MEET THE MANDATORY HOUSING AFFORDABILITY REQUIREMENTS, AND THAT’S INDICATED BY THE ZONE NONE OF THESE DECISIONS WERE APPEALED AFTER THEIR

PUBLICATION >> THANK YOU, YOLANDA, MAY I ASK ONE QUESTION? >> SURE, YEAH >> CAN YOU REMIND US OF THE PROCESS FOR THE CONTRACT REZONE, AND WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE IT GETS TO THIS STEP AT COUNCIL COMMITTEE IN THE PROCESS? >> SURE, WHAT HAPPENS IS THAT THE APPLICANT FILES WITH THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTIONS, AND THEY GO THROUGH THE REGULAR PERMIT REVIEW, AND GETTING THE DRAWINGS IN, AND THERE’S ALSO THE DESIGN REVIEW BOARD WILL WEIGH IN THAT WAS PART OF THE PROCESS AS WELL, AND SO THERE’S KIND — IT’S A PROCESS FOR THE DEVELOPER, AND ONCE IT’S FINAL — ONCE THAT PROCESS IS COMPLETE TO THE SATISFACTION OF SDCI, THEY WILL THEN MOVE ON TO THE NEXT PROCESS FOR THE HEARING EXAMINER TO — SO SDCI WILL ISSUE ITS DECISION AND RECOMMENDATIONS, AND ALSO DO THE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW THROUGH CPA, AND THEN ONCE THEY HAVE COMPLETED ALL OF THOSE ASPECTS, THAT GETS PACKAGED UP, AND EVERYTHING MOVES ON TO THE HEARING EXAMINER IN WHO THEN CONSIDERS THE UNIT, LOOKS AT ALL INFORMATION IN THE FILE, AND CONSIDERS THAT AND ISSUES A DECISION, A RECOMMENDATION TO THE COUNCIL, WHICH IS WHERE WE ARE NOW, SO THAT’S — IN THIS CASE, THE COUNCIL HAS DELEGATED TO THE HEARING EXAMINER IN TO PROVIDE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR AN OPEN HEARING ON THE MATTER WHICH NO ONE FROM THE PUBLIC ACTUALLY SPOKE AT THAT OPPORTUNITY, AND SO, THEN THE COUNCIL THEN CONSIDERS WHAT IS IN THE RECORD TO MAKE ITS DECISION ON IT, AND SHOULD THERE BE ADDITIONAL APPEALS OR ANYTHING AT THAT POINT, WE WILL DEAL WITH THAT, BUT WE DID NOT RECEIVE ANY FOR THIS PARTICULAR INSTANCE >> IS THERE A DEADLINE FOR COUNCIL ACTION? >> GIVEN NO APPEALS TO HEARINGS, THE COUNCIL IS REQUIRED TO TAKE ACTION WITHIN 90 DAYS, AND THAT WOULD GET US TO MARCH 9th, I THINK >> VERY GOOD WE WILL KEEP MOVING ON WITH THIS >> YEAH, AND THAT’S WHERE WE SEEM TO BE, WELL WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD OF TAKING ACTION >> I HAVE A NUMBER OF OTHER QUESTIONS THAT YOUR PRESENTATION ANSWERED, SO THANK YOU FOR A VERY COMPREHENSIVE PRESENTATION >> COUNCILMEMBER PEDERSEN? >> QUESTION ABOUT THE MANDATORY AFFORDING HOUSING ANY HOUSING UNITS ON SITE? >> THEY ARE ELECTING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY TAX EXCEPTION PROGRAM, AND IT’S VOLUNTARY THEY ARE ELECTING TO PROVIDE 20% AFFORDABLE UNITS AT THE 65% TO 85% THEY WILL NOT BE PERFORMING OR BUILDING UNITS UNDER THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM THEY ARE ELECTING TO PAY INSTEAD, AND THAT I CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH THE AMOUNT IF YOU ARE INTERESTED >> IF YOU HAVE IT HANDY >> BASED ON, THEY — YEAH, THE INFORMATION THEY PROVIDED WAS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT FROM WHAT I AM GOING TO PROVIDE IN THAT THEY INITIALLY ASSUMED THE CONTRACT REZONE WOULD BE JUST THE M SUFFIX, NOT M1, THEY WILL BE PAYING 1.8 OR 1.9 MILLION >> THAT’S IN EXCHANGE FOR AN EXTRA 10 FEET ESSENTIAL? >> CORRECT >> 10 FEET IN HEIGHT, AND IN TERMS OF THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, YOU TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PROCESS IN ADVANCE, AND IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN TELL US ABOUT WHAT THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WAS? DID THE REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER GO OUT TO THE COMMUNITY? ASKING THEIR INPUT? >> BASED ON THE RECORD, IT LOOKS LIKE THEY HELD FOUR MEETINGS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, BEGINNING IN 2017, AND SO QUITE AWHILE NOW, AND ALSO WITH THE LAUREL HURST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, AND THEY HELD A NUMBER OF COFFEE MEETINGS WITH HOMEOWNERS, AND EAST OF THE SITE, THE SINGLE FAMILY AREA WE WERE DISCUSSING BEFORE, AND YOU KNOW, THEY RESPONDED TO THE FEEDBACK AROUND SOME OF THE CONCERNS OF SHADING OF THE BURKE GILMAN, AND THEY ADOPTED THE DESIGN TO REDUCE THE SHADING AND NARROWED THE FOOTPRINT OF THE BUILDING A BIT AND ADDED PARKING A CONCERN

AS WELL FROM THE COMMUNITY, AND IN THE RECORD, 38 LETTERS OF SUPPORT FOR THE REZONE AS WELL FROM INDIVIDUAL HOMEOWNERS IN THE AREA >> OKAY >> IT LOOKS LIKE YOU MENTIONED THEY ADDED SOME PARKING ON SITE, AND IT ALSO LOOKS LIKE THERE IS PLENTY OF TRANSIT NEARBY, AND SO ON SAN POINT WAY, 35th AVENUE, 25th AVENUE ALSO IT’S GREAT THAT THE DENSITY IS BEING PUT WHERE THERE IS RELIABLE TRANSIT, AND IT’S PROBABLY PREMATURE TO ASK THIS QUESTION, BUT A LOT OF US ARE INTERESTED IN SEEING MORE CHILDCARE FACILITIES AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE CITY , IN THE GROUND FLOOR RETAIL SPACE, IT USUALLY TAKES LONGER TO FILL UP WE HAVE A SHORTAGE OF CHILD CARE FACILITIES, AND MAKE A CONVERSATION FOR LATER, BUT IS IT POSSIBLE TO PUT A CHILDCARE FACILITY IN THE GROUND FLOOR THERE? >> SO THERE’S 2,000 SQUARE FEET, APPROXIMATELY PLANNED FOR A RETAIL SPACE, AND BASED ON THE PLANS LOOKING LIKE TWO TWO 1,000 SQUARE FOOT SPACES I’M NOT EXPERT ON CHILDCARE I HAVE A CHILD IN CHILDCARE, BUT IT LOOKS A LOT BIGGER THAN 1,000 SQUARE FEET MAY BE NEEDED FOR SUCH A FACILITY, BUT I ALSO WOULD NEED TO LOOK INTO THAT MORE, BUT MY SUSPICION IS THAT THEY — THEIR INTENT IS FOR IT TO BE RETAIL, LIKE A CAFE OR RESTAURANT, AND THAT’S WITH THE SIDEWALK CAFE KIND OF LOOK TO IT, BUT THAT’S NOT PRECLUDING THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING CHILD CARE FACILITIES THERE, BUT I WOULD NEED TO HAVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SPACE REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDCARE FACILITIES >> TWO MORE QUESTIONS >> CAN I JUST PIGGYBACK ON THAT, WITHIN THE COMMUNITY WE WILL BE TAKING UP A NUMBER OF INITIATIVES TO INCREASE THE AFFORDABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY IN SPACES LIKE THIS, GROUND FLOOR IN NEW BUILDINGS, I HAVE FOUND IT TO BE DIFFICULT FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES, SMALL BUSINESSES, AND CHILDCARE FACILITIES TO BE PLACED, OFTEN TIMES DUE TO THE RENOVATION COSTS FOR CHILD CARE CODE CAFE TURKO AN EXAMPLE OF A GREAT PLACE THAT MADE WHAT CAN BE A SPACE A HOMEY SPACE I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO MAKING SURE PLACES LIKE THIS INCLUDE CHILD CARE >> I NOW THAT’S A COMMON GROUND WITH COUNCILMEMBER MOSQUEDA, A BIG ISSUE FOR HER AS WELL YOU MENTIONED SUPPORT LETTERS, AND NO APPEAL THAT’S SORT OF A GOOD SIGN ABOUT THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SUPPORT ANY LETTERS OF OPPOSITION WE KNOW OF? >> THERE WERE SOME E-MAILS, I THINK, AND THAT’S A COUPLE OF E- MAILS I THINK THOSE MAY HAVE BEEN EARLY IN THE PROCESS I DON’T WANT TO SAY THERE WAS ANYTHING UNIFORMLY AGAINST IT, BUT IT SEEMED LIKE THE DEVELOPER HAD RESPONDED TO A LOT OF THE COMMUNITY CONCERN THROUGHOUT THE DESIGN REVIEW PROCESS AND JUST MEETING WITH FOLKS AND THUS NO APPEALS >> OKAY ACTUALLY THAT’S ALL I HAVE >> GREAT >> COUNCILMEMBER LEWIS? >> JUST SO I’M CLEAR A FOLLOW UP QUESTION FOR OUR DISCUSSION ON THE PAYMENT OF THE MANDATORY FEE FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, AND MY UNDERSTANDING, THE BUILDING WILL HAVE 20% AFFORDABLE UNITS THROUGH THE MULTIFAMILY TAX EXEMPTION ON SITE, IS THAT CORRECT? >> THOSE WILL BE PART OF THE BUILDING OF HAVING THOSE AFFORDABLE UNITS THERE, CORRECT >> AT 65% TO 85%? >> CORRECT >> IN ADDITION TO THE MULTIFAMILY TAX EXEMPTION UNITS, THE CITY WILL ALSO GET 1.8 TO 1.9 MILLION THROUGH THE MHA? >> THAT IS CORRECT >> OKAY, THANK YOU, THAT’S ALL >> WONDERFUL ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS AT THE TABLE? >> ALL RIGHT, SO, SHALL I DESCRIBE WHAT WE SHOULD DO NOW? >> THAT WOULD BE GREAT! I DO HAVE SOME UNDERSTANDING HERE, BUT YEAH >> WE CAN WORK TOGETHER >> SO IF THE COMMITTEE SUPPORTS THIS PROPOSED REZONE, THERE’S TWO DOCUMENTS THAT THE COUNCIL WILL BE CONSIDERING THE — SO IN THE MEMO ATTACH TO THE AGENDA, THERE’S A DRAFT

FINDINGS CONCLUSIONS AND DECISION DOCUMENT, ATTACHMENT TO THE MEMO, AND IT GRANTS THE REZONE SUBJECT TO THE CONDITIONS I SPOKE TO EARLIER, THAT THE APPLICANT EXECUTE A PROPERTY USE AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT THAT IMPLEMENTS THE PROVISIONS OF THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE 28.58A AND 28.58C WHICH ARE MANDATORY AFORDABLE HOUSING, AND IT’S IN THE FINAL APPROVED PLANS SHOULD THE COMMITTEE SUPPORT THAT, WE WILL THEN HAVE A COUNCIL BILL THAT WILL BE INTRODUCED TO THE FULL COUNCIL, GOING DIRECTLY TO THE FULL COUNCIL THAT WILL AMEND THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP AND APPROVES THE PROPERTY USE AND DEVELOPMENT I WILL BE WORKING TO ATTACH THAT TO THE ORDINANCE, AND GIVEN THAT, THERE ARE A FEW STEPS THAT NEED TO BE TAKEN MY INTENT WOULD BE TO GET THAT COUNCIL BILL ON TO THE INTRODUCTION REFERRAL CALENDAR FOR FEBRUARY 24th SO THAT THE COUNCIL CAN BE READY FOR A VOTE ON MARCH 2nd >> ALTHOUGH, IS THAT NOT AFTER THE 90-DAY PERIOD IN WHICH YOU DESCRIBED? >> YOU’RE STILL WITHIN >> WONDERFUL >> SO I AM NOT SEEING ANY APPELLANTS TO THE APPLICANTS OR AMENDMENTS TO CONSIDER I WOULD REFER TO COUNCILMEMBER PEDERSEN >> I WILL SO MOVE IT >> SECOND >> SO MOVING THE GRANT, MOVING TO GRANT THE APPLICATION AND CLERK FILE 314434 >> YES, SECOND >> GREAT, THANK YOU >> THOSE IN FAVOR, VOTE AY, AND RAISE YOUR HAND >> AYE >> AYE >> THOSE OPPOSED? >> THIS MOTION PASSES YOLANDA, YOU DESCRIBED THE NEXT STEPS, AND I BELIEVE THAT CONCLUDES THIS COUNCIL ITEM, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO TAKING IT UP ON MARCH 2nd THANK YOU >>> OUR NEXT ITEM, ITEM NUMBER 2, SDCI’S UPDATE ON THE WORK TO STRENGTHEN THE TREE PROTECTION ORDINANCE, AND WILL THE PRESENTERS PLEASE JOIN US AT THE TABLE >> AGENDA >>> THE TOWN HOMES WERE BUILT

AROUND AN EXISTING TREE, AND IT PROVIDES VALUE TO THE TOWN HOMES, AND IT’S IN A WAY THAT CANNOT BE RECREATED IN THE AMOUNT OF TIME THE TOWN HOMES ARE REBUILT THERE’S A WAY WE ARE ABLE TO CONTINUALLY GROW AND CREATE DENSITY IN OUR CITY AND PRESERVE THE TREES THAT MAKE OUR CITY UNIQUE I UNDERSTAND GROVES OR SCHOOLS AS WE CALL THEM IN FORESTRY, AND THE IMPORTANCE THAT THE NATURAL HABITAT PROVIDES FOR EACH OTHER TREE WITHIN THAT GROVE THESE ARE THINGS THAT ARE VERY PERSONAL TO ME IN MY WORK, AND THAT’S WHY WHEN COUNCIL TOOK THE WORK UP, I GOT — IT WAS VERY PERSONAL I TOOK IT ON, AND OVER THE LAST YEAR, WE HAVE DONE A LOT OF REALLY GREAT WORK TO MAKE SURE THE WHOLE CITY FAMILY HAS BUYIN IN THE PROCESS, TO MAKE SURE THE EXECUTIVE’S OFFICES BOUGHT IN, TO MAKE SURE SDCI, YOU’RE BROUGHT INTO THE PROCESS THAT’S SOMETHING THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR US TO DO MOVING FORWARD, AND FOR ANYONE IN THE CROWD TODAY THAT IS FEELING LIKE WE MIGHT BE TAKING TOO LONG OR THAT WE SHOULD JUST PASS SOMETHING THIS VERY MOMENT, PLEASE REST ASSURED, THIS IS THE FIRST MEETING OF THE LAND USE COMMITTEE, AND WHILE IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE FIRST ITEM, IT’S THE SECOND ITEM THE LAND USE COMMITTEE IS TAKING UP COUNCILMEMBER PEDERSEN AND I BOTH SHARE A DEEP PASSION, AND WE WILL WORK ON COUNCILMEMBER LEWIS I KNOW YOU SUPPORT IT WE HAVE GOT 4 YEARS, AND WE HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT TOOLS TO USE, AND I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT WAY TO MOVE FORWARD IS THROUGH COLLECTIVELY WORKING TOGETHER THROUGH THE CITY FAMILY I WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER PEDERSON FOR HOSTING THE MEETING FOCUSED ON THE PORTLAND MODEL I HAVE ALL OF PORTLAND’S INFORMATION HERE, AND WE WILL DISCUSS IT A LITTLE LATER, AND I ALSO HAVE EXPERIENCE AND CONTACTS IN PORTLAND, AND WE WILL PROBABLY BE BRINGING THEM BACK, AND JUST WANT TO THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER PEDERSON THOSE ARE MY COMMENTS, AND PLEASE IF ANYONE DIDN’T FEEL LIKE THEY HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK AT PUBLIC COMMENT, I’M HAPPY TO MEET WITH FOLKS, AND FOR A LOT OF THE PEOPLE WHO SPOKE THIS MORNING, I KNOW YOU FROM MEETING AT THE QUEEN ANN TULIP TREE WE TRIED TO SAVE, AND THE ELMS ON THE WEST SIDE OF QUEEN ANN AND TREES IN BOWARD THANK YOU FOR BEING ABLE TO MEET THE INITIAL DEADLINE WITHIN THE TREE RESOLUTION THE ORIGINAL PROPOSED REPORT WAS SOME TIME IN MARCH, AND WE MOVED IT UP TO THE END OF JANUARY SO AT THE FIRST MEETING, WE COULD GET TO WORK ON THE TREES I JUST THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR FAST WORK >> THANK YOU >> THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE OUR WORK WITH YOU TODAY WE WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE A BIT OF BACKGROUND >> MY APOLOGIES, YOU ALREADY INTRODUCED YOURSELVES, EXCUSE ME >> RIGHT I WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE BACKGROUND FOR THE CONVERSATION, TALKING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PROGRESS THAT THE CITY IS DOING ON UPDATING THE URBAN FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN, AND THEN DIVE INTO PROGRESS ON THE TREE REGULATIONS AND SPECIFIC RESOLUTION 3, AND SPECIFICALLY THE FIRST QUARTERLY REPORT, AND WE WILL BE SHARING WITH YOU SCOPE, SCHEDULE, AND BUDGET AS WELL SO SEATTLE TREES ARE FUNDAMENTAL TO SEATTLE WE PRIDE OURSELVES TO BEING ONE OF THE GREENEST CITIES IN THE COUNTRY THE TREES ARE IMPORTANT AS WE CONTINUE TO GROW THERE’S NINE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS IN URBAN FORESTRY EACH HAS IMPORTANT EXPERTISE, ASPECTS, AND RESOURCES TO THE COMMITMENT, AND WE ALSO KNOW THAT COORDINATION AND COLLABORATION IS KEY, AND TO THAT EFFECT, THE EXECUTIVE CREATED THE CITY’S URBAN FOREST COURT, AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM ALL THE DEPARTMENTS, AND WE MEET OFTEN TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE PROACTIVELY COMMUNICATING AND COORDINATING OUR WORK, AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE ARE DOING IS UPDATING THE URBAN FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN, AND I WILL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT, AND WE

ALSO HAVE BEEN WORKING, AND SPECIFICALLY ON THE TREE RELATIONS, AND WE HAVE ALSO TAPPED THE EXPERTISE AND BOUNCED IDEAS OFF OF THEM, AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT THE URBAN FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN SETTING THE POLICIES THAT GUIDE OUR PROGRAMS TO ACCOMPLISH OUR GOALS, AND THIS WORK IS BEING FORMED BY INFORMATION WE GLEAM FROM THE 2016 CANOPY COVER ASSESSMENT, AND WE LEARN A COUPLE OF THINGS, AND ONE IS THAT AT THE TIME, WE WERE 28% CANOPY COVER THE GOAL THAT THE PLAN HAS ESTABLISHED IS 30% BY 2037, AND WE ARE AT 28% WE ALSO LEARNED THAT THERE TENDS TO BE FEWER TREES IN AREAS OF THE CITY WHERE THERE’S A MAJORITY OF PEOPLE OF COLOR OR LOW-INCOME LIVING THESE AREAS HAVE 20% CANOPY COVERAGE COMPARED TO 28% CITYWIDE THAT’S SOMETHING WE ARE KEEPING IN MIND WE LEARNED 72% OF THE CANOPY IS IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS, AND IT’S VERY IMPORTANT, YOU KNOW, TO REALIZE THAT THE CITY NEEDS TO WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY ON THE STEWARDSHIP OF THE TREES, AND THE UPDATE HAS BEEN WORKING AND FOCUSING ON INCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT IT’S SOMETHING WE HAVE NOT DONE PROPERLY IN THE PAST THIS TIME WE ARE MAKING SURE WE ARE REACHING TO HISTORICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES, COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, LOW INCOME POPULATION, AND BASICALLY ISOLATED HOUSEHOLDS, IMMIGRANTS, REF YOU REFUGEES AND NATIVE AMERICANS WE ARE WORKING ON THE CLIMATE CHANGE OBJECTIVES FOR STRONGER ACCOUNTABILITY I FORGOT TO SAY, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS AS WE GO ALONG WE ARE HAPPY TO ANSWER AT ANY TIME >> THANK YOU >> I JUST WANT TO SHARE WHERE WE ARE IN TERMS OF THE FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN WORK BEFORE WE BEGAN DRAFTING THE PLAN, WE REALLY WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE GOT INPUT, AND SO WE PARTNERED WITH SPU’S COMMUNE CONNECTIONS PROGRAM, PART OF THE SPU’S ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND SERVICE EQUITY GROUP, AND THE IDEA WAS FOR THEM TO WORK WITH COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITY LIAISONS TO REACH OUT TO THE UNDERSERVED COMMUNITY IN CULTURALLY ADEQUATE AND APPROPRIATE WAYS IN ANY LANGUAGE WE HELD MISSION SESSIONS WITH PARTNERS WITH TREE ADVOCATES, AND TREE SERVICE PROVIDERS, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, VOLUNTEERS AND THE URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION, AND WE DID AN INITIAL ASSESSMENT ON THE CITY’S PROGRAMS AND POLICIES WE TOOK ALL THIS INFORMATION, AND WE PRODUCED THE FIRST DRAFT WHAT WE ARE DOING NOW, WE REENGAGED THE COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS TO HAVE THEM SHARE WITH THE COMMUNITY OUR DRAFT GOALS, AND THE STRATEGIES AND ACTIONS TO MAKE SURE WE ARE PROPERLY REPRESENTING AND REFLECTING THE PRIORITIES THEY SHARE WITH US THIS WORK IS GOING TO BE WRAPPING UP THIS MONTH WE HAVE ALSO BEEN WORKING ON INCORPORATING THE DEPARTMENTAL INPUT INTO THE DRAFT PLAN IN THE NEXT STEPS AS WE UNDERTAKE ENGAGEMENT WE ARE GOING TO BE PREPARING A DRAFT, SHARING WITH THE PUBLIC FOR PUBLIC INPUT IN THIS REPORTER, AND THEY ARE GOING TO INCORPORATE THE INPUT AND SHARE A FINAL DRAFT WITH COUNCIL IN LATE 2020 WITH THAT, SOMEHOW SHANDRA WILL BE SHARING PROTECTIONS FOR TREE REGULATIONS >> THANK YOU I WOULD LIKE TO FIRST MENTION THE PROGRESS WE HAVE MADE SO FAR, AND WE HAVE INCREASED EDUCATION INFORMATION AND IMPROVED ENFORCEMENT AND INCREASED RESOURCES AND STAFF AS FAR AS EDUCATION, WE HAVE UPDATED THE SDCI WEBSITE FOR NEW ADVICE ON THE TIP SHEETS AND NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE VALUE OF TREES AND WAYS TO INCLUDE PLAIN LANGUAGE IN THE WEBSITE FOR UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE EXISTING REGULATIONS SAY AS FAR AS ENFORCEMENT, WE HAVE UPDATED OR RECENTLY ADOPTED A NEW DIRECTOR’S ROLE, AND IN THE NEW DIRECTOR’S ROLE, IT CLARIFIES HOW FEES ARE CALCULATED WHEN TREES ARE CUT DOWN ILLEGALLY IT’S VERY IMPORTANT, AND IT ALSO GIVES US THE ABILITY TO — IT GAVE US THE ABILITY TO INCREASE THE FEES AS A GREATER DETERRENT FOR ILLEGAL TREE CUTTING, AND SDCI HAS HIRED TWO

ARBORISTS TO HELP US WITH PLAN REVIEWS, AND THEY ARE ALSO HELPING WITH CODE ENFORCEMENT CASES AND AS WELL AS CONDUCTING TRAININGS FOR OUR STAFF AT SDCI >> COUNCILMEMBER? >> THANK YOU SO MUCH MR. CHAIR GOING BACK TO TALK ABOUT THE NEW DIRECTOR’S ROLE, AND I — I DON’T KNOW IF THERE’S A SUMMARY OF THE CLARIFICATION OF THE FEES SOMEWHERE ELSE IN THE PRESENTATION OR NOT, BUT ONE OF MY TAKEAWAYS FROM AN EXTENSIVE MEETING WITH SDCI EARLIER THIS MONTH I HAD, IT WAS THAT THE CURRENT SCHEDULE AND FORMULA FOR ASSESSING THE FEES IS FAIRLY DISTEEN AND A LITTLE CONVOLUTED BASED ON A BUNCH OF FACTORS ONE THING I TOOK AWAY FROM THAT, THE DEPARTMENT WOULD LIKE TO SEE, EVEN MORE OF A KIND OF CLARIFYING OR STREAM LINED PIECE OF THE ORDINANCE THAT THIS COMMITTEE WILL ULTIMATELY PASS IT PROVIDES MORE CLARITY ON THAT I WAS JUST >> JUST THIS PAST YEAR WE WERE ABLE TO ASSESS A FINE OF $33,000 FOR A TREE THAT WAS REMOVED WITH THIS RULE THAT WAS JUST ONE TREE >> A JOB WELL DONE >> THANKS >> I WOULD JUST MENTION, TOO THAT IN RESPONSE TO COUNCIL MEMBER LEWIS’S QUESTION, WE HAVE MADE IMPROVEMENTS WITH THIS ROLE AND RECOGNIZE THERE ARE STILL SOME — THERE IS STILL SOME MORE WORK TO DO WITH ENFORCEMENT SO WE WOULD CONTINUE TO MAKE THIS EASY TO USE AND TO MAKE SURE IT IS THE STRONGEST DETERRENT THAT IT CAN BE >> I HAVE A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION I APPRECIATE THE CLARIFICATION PART OF MY CONCERN IS THAT WHILE WE ARE IN A POSITION TO LET THE APPROPRIATE FINDS, GIVEN THE EXACT SPECIFICATION OF THE TREE THAT IS BEING REMOVED AND THAT CAN BETTER QUANTIFY USING THAT TREE, PART OF MY CONCERN IS THAT IF WE HAVE AN ENFORCEMENT METHOD THAT IS SORT OF BASED ON A FORMULA OR BASED ON — LIKE I, I WORRY THAT THIS SCALE CAN BE MINIMIZED BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW THAT THE OWNER OF THE $33,000 TREE NECESSARILY WAS WHERE THAT THAT WAS POTENTIALLY WHAT THE PENALTY WOULD HAVE BEEN SO IN ORDER FOR IT TO BE A DETERRENCE, THE IMPACT, WE ARE SPEAKING TO SOMEONE WHO IS A PROSECUTOR BEFORE I CAME TO THE COUNCIL, THE DETERRENT HAS TO BE A AND AN EFFECTIVE STRATEGY AND THE PENALTY HAS TO BE A DETERRENT TO THE PERSON WHO IS CONSIDERING THE CONDUCT SO, I MEAN, I AM ALL FOR HAVING HIGHER, YOU KNOW, STATUTORILY DELINEATED PENALTIES IF THAT IS WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO BUT IT IS SOMETHING THAT I WOULD LIKE THE DEPARTMENTS GUIDANCE ON TO KNOW WHAT THAT WOULD BE AND HOW IT WOULD BE SET OR MAYBE IF THERE WOULD BE LIKE DIFFERET TIERS OF PENALTY, KIND OF BASED ON BROAD CATEGORIES OF THE TREE, EVEN IF THAT LEADS TO A REGIME WHERE PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE PENALIZED UNDER THE CURRENT REGIME MIGHT END UP PAYING A LITTLE MORE THAN THEY WOULD HAVE UNDER WE — WHAT WE ARE

NOW AND SOME WOOD END UP PAYING A LITTLE LESS SO THE CLARITY MIGHT BE WORTH IT IS A TRADE- OFF IN TERMS OF THE POWER OF THE DETERRENT >> WE WILL WORK ON THAT AND PUT IT BACK INTO A FUTURE COMMITTEE >> GOOD >> THANK YOU >> AND WHEN WE DO, WHEN YOU MEET WITH US FURTHER, IF THERE IS ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO HELP TO PROVIDE GREATER RESOURCES FOR ENFORCEMENT, WE WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHAT THOSE AREN’T DO YOU KNOW THEM RIGHT THIS MOMENT? I WOULD LOVE TO FOLLOW UP WITH YOU THAN ACTUALLY, THANK YOU >> THANK YOU SO CURRENTLY, WE ARE WORKING ON A NUMBER OF ISSUES RIGHT NOW AND SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU TODAY IS THAT WE ARE EXPECTING TO ISSUE A NEW DRAFT REQUISITE SHORTLY AND OUR HOPE IS TO STRENGTHEN THE TREE GROWTH DEFINITION, ADD CLARITY AND STRENGTHEN TREE PROTECTION MEASURES FOR BOTH SIGNIFICANT AND EXCEPTIONAL TREES AND THEN REQUIRE MITIGATION FOR TREE REMOVAL INCLUDING AN AFFIDAVIT FOR TREE SERVICE PROVIDERS THAT WE WILL NEED TO PROVIDE A SIGNATURE PRIOR TO DOING BUSINESS IN THE CITY THIS WOULD BE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THEY ARE AWARE OF OUR CURRENT TREE REGULATIONS THE OTHER THING IS THAT THIS NEW DIRECTORS RULE, WE ARE LOOKING TO PROVIDE GREATER PROTECTIONS FOR LARGE AND MATURE TREES THESE WHICH WE HAVE HEARD ANOTHER THING WE ARE WORKING ON IS TREE TRACKING WE ARE LOOKING WITH SDC I AS PER SEATTLE’S I.T TO DEVELOP NEW BUSINESS PRACTICES INCLUDING TECHNOLOGY UPDATES TO TRACK TREES ON THE SITE PLANT. THIS WILL INCLUDE PRESERVED TREES, EXISTING TREES, PLANTED TREES, TREES PARTED IN MITIGATION THIS WILL ALLOW US TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AS NEEDED AND THEN MONITOR THE PROGRESS ANOTHER THING THAT WE ARE DOING RIGHT NOW WITH SCDI AND OSC IS WORKING TOWARDS PUBLIC OUTREACH AND WE HAVE HEARD THAT PUBLIC OUTREACH NEEDS TO BE DONE IN A CULTURALLY — GO AHEAD >> SORRY, I WANTED TO ASK SOMETHING REALLY QUICK BEFORE WE LEFT FROM THE WORK UNDERWAY SLIDE >> OKAY >> I WANT TO GO BACK AND MAYBE ASK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE CONVERSATION ON THE UPDATED MITIGATION FOR TREE REMOVAL >> YES >> BEFORE WE MOVE FURTHER I AM KIND OF CURIOUS — I KNOW, THAT IS GOING TO BE FOR ME, AT LEAST, ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS I AM LOOKING FOR IN DESIGNING THIS ORDINANCE AND PART OF THE REASON BEING, YOU KNOW, WE ARE A MAJOR CITY, ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING CITIES IN THE COUNTRY WE ARE GOING TO HAVE MORE — MORE HOUSING, WE NEED TO ADD MORE HOUSING, WE HAVE A HOUSING CRISIS, INEVITABLY SOME TREES ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE REMOVED TO MAKE WAY FOR THAT GROWTH AND THAT THE RELEVANT SO INEVITABLY, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO EXPLORE MEANINGFUL MITIGATION THAT CAN COMPENSATE FOR THE LOSS OF THOSE TREES THAT DO ULTIMATELY HAVE TO BE REMOVED FOR PROJECTS THAT ARE ESSENTIAL SO THAT IS SOMETHING THAT, AS FAR AS WE CAN SHAPE IT EARLY, I WOULD KIND OF LIKE TO KNOW WHERE THEIR CONVERSATION IS NOW, IF YOU ARE COMFORTABLE SHARING A LITTLE BIT MORE >> THE ORDINANCE AS IT STANDS DOES NOT ALLOW FOR TREES TO BE REMOVED WHEN THAT WOULD NOT ALLOW THE DEVELOPMENT IN THE ANTICIPATED ZONES GO FORWARD MOST OFTEN WE SEE THAT IN SINGLE AND MULTIFAMILY ZONES CURRENT MITIGATION IS — EXCEPTIONAL TREES BE REMOVED WHEN THERE IN THE MULTI FAMILY AND — ZONES AND THE CODE GIVES THE DIRECTOR AUTHORITY TO DEFINE THE EXCEPTIONAL TREES AND SET FORTH THE MITIGATION PROVISIONS IN THIS RULE AND SO THAT IS WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT THE ROLE NOW IT IS A WAY TO ENHANCE THE PROTECTIONS OF TREES WITH THOSE TWO AS KIND OF THE DILEMMAS AT PLAY IN THE RULE WE HAVE A LIST OF SPECIES OF TREES AND SIZES OF THE TRUNKS THAT HELPS TO DEFINE THEM AS EXCEPTIONAL AND WE ARE DOING SOME ANALYSIS NOW TO SEE IF WE MIGHT INCREASE THE NUMBER OF TREES, REDUCE THE SIZE OF THE TRUNKS THAT WOULD QUALIFY US — AS PROTECTED THAT WOULD LEAD TO ENHANCED MITIGATION OF SOME OF THOSE TREES SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO BE REMOVED AS PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AS WELL AS THE LOOKING TO MODEL SUCH AS IMPORTANT FROM WHAT THEY REQUIRE AND WE DO ALLOW PROTECTED TREES TO BE REMOVED THAT COULD ALSO BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE HOUSED IN THIS RULE >> ORBIT SOME OF THE MITIGATION STRATEGIES BE SO LIKE IN-KIND REPLACEMENT, OF TREES, LIKE IN LIEU FEES, I WOULD IMAGINE WOULD BE ONE? I’M JUST KIND OF CURIOUS LIKE HOW THE CONVERSATION IS EVOLVING NOW AND WHAT SOME OF THOSE STRATEGIES MIGHT BE >> THE CODE NOW SUPPORTS A MITIGATION PROGRAM THAT WOULD INCORPORATE REPLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS AT CERTAIN LEVELS IN THE PORTLAND MODEL, CERTAIN WINDS OF TREES, THERE IS A ONE- TO-ONE REPLACEMENT REQUIREMENT AND SPECIES COMPATIBILITY AND FOR LARGER TREES, IT IS MORE OF AN IN-KIND REPLACEMENT THEY DO ALLOW FOR PAYMENT IN LIEU OF — IN PORTLAND THAT IS

SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE BEEN ASKED TO EXPLORE IN RESOLUTION THAT WE TALKED ABOUT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE SOMETHING WE CAN ACCOMPLISH IN THIS ROLE BUT IT IS ON THAT TABLE FOR US TO TAKE A LOOK AT >> THAT IS AN EXCELLENT RESPONSE AND I WILL SHARE THAT I HAVE RIGHT HERE, VOLUME NUMBER 1 OF MULTIPLE VOLUMES OF WHAT THE CITY OF PORTLAND DID TO STUDY AND IMPLEMENT THEIR TREE ORDINANCE AND RIGHT NOW, WE WILL BE HAVING QUARTERLY BRIEFINGS ABOUT THE TREE ORDINANCE AND THE PROGRESS THAT WE ARE MAKING TOWARD THIS FIRST BRIEFING — FOCUSED ON THE CURRENT SCHEDULE AND BUDGET OF LAMENTING AND CREATING THE TREE ORDINANCE AND SO WE WILL TALK MORE ABOUT PORTLAND THOSE QUESTIONS YOU JUST RAISED ARE EXACTLY THE QUESTIONS WE NEED TO HAVE ANSWERED THIS YEAR >> RIGHT AND I’M TRYING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE COMMITTEE TO GIVE A LITTLE FEEDBACK TO THE DEPARTMENTS IN TERMS OF FLAGGING THINGS OF FUTURE INTEREST TO MYSELF SO I APPRECIATE YOUR INDULGING THAT I HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF A FOLLOW- UP WITH THAT, TOO, IN MIND ONE THING I HAVE BEEN DOING A LOT OF RECENTLY IS RESEARCHING POTENTIAL METHODS TO INCORPORATE THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS THE TREES HAVE WITH EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES OR URBAN DESIGN PRACTICES ONE THINGS I FOUND INTERESTING IS THE START OF DEVELOPMENTS OF THESE THINGS COAL CITY TREES THAT HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED IN SOME WESTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, A GERMAN STARTUP COMPANY CALLED GREEN CITY SOLUTIONS IS PUSHING AN ARTICLE REPORTED TO BE ABOUT $20,000 PER TREE SO AN AMALGAMATION OF MOSS PANELS THAT HAVE THE EFFECT, WHEN PUT TOGETHER OF ABOUT 275 INDIVIDUAL TRADITIONAL TREES IN TERMS OF HAVING AN EFFECT ON THE HEAT ISLAND EFFECT AND IMPROVED AIR QUALITY IF THERE ARE WAYS TO CREATE INCENTIVES FOR PEOPLE TO DESIGN AND REVIEW OR INCENTIVES FOR DEVELOPERS TO INCORPORATE THESE KINDS OF THINGS INTO THEIR STRUCTURE, REALLY EARLY IN THE PROCESS, AS A POTENTIAL MITIGATION STRATEGY, IT WOULD BE SOMETHING I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN LOOKING AT IT, I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE ADDITIONAL AESTHETIC CONSIDERATIONS AS WELL AS EROSION CONTROL CONSIDERATIONS OF TREES THAT WOULD BE SEPARATE FROM THOSE BUT, YOU KNOW, I AM, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IN DESIGNING THIS ORDINANCE WE ARE TRULY DESIGNING AN ORDINANCE AROUND PROTECTING ESSENTIAL TREES RATHER THAN SOMETHING THAT COULD BE USED TO PREVENT UNWANTED DEVELOPMENT, PURELY TO PREVENT UNWANTED DEVELOPMENT SO THAT IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING THAT I AM INTERESTED IN LOOKING INTO AND SEEING IF WE CAN START THE PROJECT EASTMAN PUBLISHED EVEN EARLIER TO INCORPORATE — WITH EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AS WELL AS WELL AS TOOK PROTECTING HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT ESSENTIAL TREES THAT ARE IRREPLACEABLE >> WE ARE HAPPY TO WORK WITH YOU ON THOSE INTERESTS AND WE WILL WORK WITH YOUR STAFF SO THAT WE CAN TAKE A LOOK AT THAT EVOLUTION AND HELP YOU OUT WITH THAT >> THANK YOU >> THANK YOU SO SCDI AND OSC ARE DEDICATED TO COMMITTING RESOURCES TO ENGAGE IN A CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE WAY FOR HISTORICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES ESPECIALLY AREAS OF THE CITY THAT ARE LOW INCOME AND HAVE LOW TREE CANOPY COVERAGE RIGHT NOW IT MAY BE A GOOD FIT FOR US TO WORK WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS OR SBU’S COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS TO DO THIS THE RIGHT WAY WE HAVE HEARD AND WE WOULD LIKE THE PUBLIC OUTREACH EFFORTS INCLUDING MANY PEOPLE INCLUDING HOMEOWNERS, RENTERS, DEVELOPERS, BUILDERS, REALTORS, NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS AND CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS 2 NAME A FEW RESERVATIONS I-190 TO WAS ISSUED BY CITY COUNCIL AND IDENTIFIES STRATEGIES TO EXPLORE AND PROTECT TREES IN SEATTLE, INCLUDING STRATEGIES FOR RETAINING UP SECTIONAL TREES EXCEPTIONAL TREES INCLUDING THE DEFINITION OF EXCEPTIONAL TREES, ADOPTING A DEFINITION OF SIGNIFICANT TREES AT A REPLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR SIGNIFICANT TREE REMOVAL AND SIMPLE THING THE TREE PLANTING AND REPLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS INCLUDING MITIGATION AND IT ALSO DIRECTS SCDI TO LOOK INTO ESTABLISHING A PAYMENT OR PAYMENT IN LIEU OF OPTION FOR TREEPLANTING THAT COULD POTENTIALLY BE IN SITUATIONS WHERE THERE IS NOT ENOUGH SPACE TO PLANT TREES IN THE CITY THEN AS I STATED PREVIOUSLY, TREE TRACKING REMOVALS AND REPLACEMENT AND REQUIRING ALL TREE SERVICE PROVIDERS TO MEET MEMBER REQUIREMENTS ONE THING I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT HERE IS WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE RIGHT THRESHOLD IS AT THIS POINT FOR DEFINING SIGNIFICANT TREES IN THAT BUT WE ARE EXPLORING A WIDE RANGE OF OPTIONS RIGHT NOW MANY OF THESE TASKS DESCRIBED HERE DO REQUIRE A GREAT DEAL OF COMPLEXITY AND EXPLORATION AND JUST THE FACT THAT THIS IS A TREE, A LIVING THING IN AN

URBAN ENVIRONMENT — >> CAN I ASK ONE QUESTION REALLY QUICK? >> ABSOLUTELY >> I WANT TO GO BACK TO TALKING ABOUT THE EXPLORATION OF THE IN LIEU FEE JUST A FLAG THAT AT THIS EARLY STAGE WHILE WE ARE STILL LOOKING INTO IT, JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT EQUITY IS A BIG CONSIDERATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT IN EXPLORING IT IN THE SENSE OF, AS WE ARE REMOVING TREES, ONE THING I WOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT IS IF WE ARE REMOVING A WHOLE BUNCH OF TREES FOR LIKE TOWNHOUSE DEVELOPMENT IN THE SOUTH END OR SOMEHING, IF DEVELOPERS ARE IN LIEU OF PLACING THEM, SO WE ARE SORT OF D4 STING ONE PART OF THE CITY TO FORCE ANOTHER PART, THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING I’M CONCERNED ABOUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE THOSE CONSIDERATIONS ARE SHAPING HOW WE ARE EXPLORING IN WAYS WE COULD INCORPORATE EQUITY LIKE IN-KIND REPLACEMENT WITHIN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD OR AT LEAST MAKING SURE THAT SOME OF THE REPLACEMENT REMAINS IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD >> COUNCIL MEMBER, ONE THING WE ARE DOING RIGHT NOW IS WORKING WITH A UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON GRADUATE STUDENT ON HER THESIS AND SHE IS DOING A THE IN LIEU STUDY NATIONWIDE INCLUDING WORLDWIDE OF OTHER JURISDICTIONS THAT ARE USING THE FEE IN LIEU SUCCESSFULLY >> THANK YOU SO MUCH >> YES SO THIS IS THE PROPOSED SCHEDULE WHICH SHOWS, I BELIEVE, SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS ON TREE PROTECTION UPDATES THAT HAVE ACCOMPLISHED VARIOUS MILESTONES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AS YOU STATED PREVIOUSLY, THE WORK DOES INCLUDE REPORTING QUARTERLY AS YOU CAN SEE HERE IN MARCH, SCDI WILL BE COMPLETING THE WORK ON EXCEPTIONAL TREE DIRECTORS RULE AND WE ARE GOING TO BE CONTINUING TO WORK ON THE TREE TRACKING EFFORTS . IN APRIL AND MAY, WE WILL BE DEVELOPING THE OUTREACH MATERIALS AND IN MAY AND JUNE, CONDUCTING PUBLIC OUTREACH AND SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER, SCDI EXPECTS TO BE AT THE POINT WHERE WE CAN SUMMARIZE AND RESPOND BACK TO THE PUBLIC OUTREACH FEEDBACK, CONDUCT A TECHNICAL ANALYSIS AND BE PREPARED TO DRAFT TREE PROTECTION UPDATES OR DRAFT LEGISLATION AS WARRANTED INCLUDING THE — REVIEW AND THEN IN OCTOBER WE WILL BE DRAFTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE MAYOR WITH ISSUING A — DECISION IN MAYER THE FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL WOULD OCCUR IN DECEMBER AS FAR AS BUDGET, — YES? >> I APPRECIATE THE SCHEDULE AND I KNOW IN THE LAST ATTEMPT TO PASS A TREE ORDINANCE, EVEN BEFORE I WORKED ON IT SO APOLOGIES TO ANYONE IN THE CROWD WHO MAY HAVE MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT — IT IS MY INFORMATION THAT A — APPEARED APPEAL DID APPEAR AND IT TOOK THAT OFF TRACK. IS THAT CORRECT IN MY UNDERSTANDING? I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT YOUR PROPOSED SCHEDULE WHICH I FIND TO BE APPROPRIATELY AGGRESSIVE IS DEPENDENT UPON THE FACT THAT THERE IS NOT A — APPEAL IS THAT A CORRECT UNDERSTANDING? >> IF THERE WERE A SEP A APPEAL IT COULD STRETCH THE TIMELINE FURTHER APPROXIMATELY ABOUT 6 MONTHS >> THIS WOULD TEND TO EMPHASIZE THAT WE HAVE TALKED IN COMMITTEE TODAY THAT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF TREE ENHANCEMENTS THAT CAN OCCUR THAT DON’T NECESSARILY INCLUDE A TRENCH ONE EVALUATION AS PART OF THE RESOURCES BEING BROUGHT TO BEAR THIS IS PRACTICE, UPDATES, TECHNOLOGY UPDATES AND RULES ARE EXAMPLES OF THOSE WE DO INTEND TO COME TO COMMITTEE WITH PROGRESS REPORTS ON VARIOUS STEPS LIKE THAT ON THE WAY THANK YOU >> SO AS FAR AS THE BUDGET, SCDI EXPECTS TO COMPLETE THE TREE PROTECTION UPDATES USING EXISTING STAFF RESOURCES FROM CODE DEVELOPMENT, LAND-USE SERVICES, ENGINEERING SERVICES AND COLD — CODE COMPLIANCE WORKERS ON THE TECHNOLOGY WORK FOR TREE TRACKING IS ALREADY IN THE EXISTING I.T BUDGET >> GREAT AND IF YOU COULD FOLLOW UP WITH ME AFTER THIS COMMITTEE, WHETHER BACK OF THE ENVELOPE OR DETAILED ANALYSIS OF WHAT THAT REAL COST IS TO YOUR DEPARTMENT FOR USING YOUR EXISTING RESOURCES AND ALSO, WHAT PROJECTIONS YOU MAY HAVE BEYOND THIS FISCAL YEAR AS TO WHAT FISCAL RESOURCES YOU WILL NEED TO IMPLEMENT THIS WORK >> THANK YOU >> ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING IF THERE IS A SEPA APPEAL THAT THIS SCHEDULE WOULD TAKE LONGER, I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE AN ACCURATE UNDERSTANDING OF THE RESOURCES THAT ARE NEEDED >> THANK YOU MAKE SURE PLEASE? >> THANK YOU AGAIN FOR BEING HERE TODAY I JUST WANTED TO SIGNIFY SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WERE IMPORTANT. A LOT OF THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT WE HEARD TODAY AND WHAT WE HAVE HEARD — I HAVE HEARD THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS ON THIS PIGGYBACKING OFF OF WHAT

COUNCIL MEMBER LEWIS SAID, VIEWING IT THROUGH THE RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE LENS, THE HEAT MAP WE WERE SHOWN TODAY SHOWS HOW IMPORTANT THAT IS . THERE ARE HEALTH BENEFITS FOR TREES IN ADDITION TO CLIMATE BENEFITS SO WE WANT THOSE TO BE IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE CURRENTLY LACKING TREES ALSO, I WANT TO FLAG A CONCERN ABOUT THE IN LIEU FUND AS A SOLUTION BECAUSE WHAT I HAVE REALLY HEARD FROM PORTLAND IS THAT THAT IS NOT A WORKING SOLUTION FOR THEM AND CERTAINLY IT IS ARGUABLE, WE COULD ARGUE WHETHER IT IS WORKING FOR MANDATORY HOUSING AFFORDABILITY PROGRAM, TOO WE NEED TO HAVE THE FEES HIGH ENOUGH SO THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO TRY TO PRESERVE THE TREES BECAUSE PRESERVING THE TREES IS MORE IMPORTANT, I THINK, FOR THE HEALTH BENEFITS AND THE CLIMATE BENEFITS THAN PLANTING SMALLER TREES. THE IDEA OF THE 24 HOUR HOTLINE THAT WE HEARD TODAY, PROVIDING MORE NOTICE, TWO WEEKS OF NOTICE, HAVING, I THINK YOU ALREADY REFERENCED HAVING ARBORISTS WHO ARE ALLOWED TO CUT DOWN A TREE THAT THEY ARE REGISTERED WITH THE CITY. THEN HAVING — I THINK WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT AT A NEXT MEETING PERHAPS, PUTTING MORE EMPHASIS ON THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY ENVIRONMENT TO OVERSEE THE ENFORCEMENT. THERE WAS MENTION OF HAVING AN INDEPENDENT FORSTER WHOSE JOB AND MISSION IT IS TO PROTECT TREES SO THEY HAVE AN EQUAL VOICE AT THE TABLE WHEN DECISIONS ARE BEING MADE AND PLICIES BEING ENFORCED BECAUSE SCDI ALREADY HAS A LOT TO CONSIDER IN THEIR SCOPE OF WORK FOR HELPING MANAGE GROWTH IN THE CITY SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE EMPHASIS ON — ENVIRONMENTAL EMPHASIS TO ENFORCE THE ORDINANCE THEN THIS TIMELINE, AT FIRST GLANCE, IT APPEARS TOO SLOW TO ME. I THINK MAYBE I AM NOT UNDERSTANDING — THE FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL, WHAT I WOULD BE HOPING TO SEE IS AN ORDINANCE THAT IS ACTUALLY DELIVERED WITH THE COUNCIL BEFORE — WILL BE FOR THE END-OF-THE-YEAR IT WOULD BE NICE TO GET IT BEFORE THE BUDGET BUT I JUST WANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT — I KNOW YOU ARE DOING ADMINISTRATIVE WORK LIKE DIRECTORS RULE WHICH IS HELPFUL TO DO STUFF WHILE YOU CAN DO IT BUT IN TERMS OF THE LEGISLATION, I THINK IN THE RESOLUTION, THAT WAS PASSED BY THE PREVIOUS COUNCIL AND SO FORTH, SAYING, PLEASE SEND US AN ORDINANCE SO I AM HOPING WE ARE GOING TO GET AN ORDINANCE BY THE END-OF-THE-YEAR >> I UNDERSTAND YOUR INTEREST IN THAT AND CERTAINLY, HAVE LISTENED TO THE TESTIMONY AS WELL SO WE WILL REPORT THAT BACK TO THE DIRECTOR AND THE MAYOR’S OFFICE AND TALK TO YOU SOME MORE ABOUT THE SCHEDULE >> OKAY >> I APPRECIATE THOSE COMMENTS, COUNCIL MEMBER PEDERSEN BECAUSE I SHARE A STRONG INTEREST IN HAVING AS AGGRESSIVE OF AN APPROACH AS POSSIBLE WITH THIS WHEN I LOOKED INTO THE TREE ORDINANCE AND WE HAVE, I BELIEVE, FOR THE PUBLIC COPY AS WELL, THIS VOLUME 1 OF THE RECOMMENDED DRAFT REPORT TO THEIR CITY COUNCIL IN DECEMBER 2010 SETS OUT VERY SIMILAR SETUP OF WHAT LSE AND SCDI HAVE PRESENTED TO US AS FAR AS PROJECT RAMP-UP, OUTREACH MANUALS, TITLE CHANGES, HIRES FOR A LOT OF THESE PROGRAMS SEEKING FUNDING AND SO I WILL KIND OF WALK THROUGH WHAT PORTLAND’S APPROACH WAS BECAUSE THEIR APPROACH TOOK 9 YEARS AND WHAT SCDI AND OSC ARE PREVENTING — PRESENTING TO US WOULD TAKE 1 YEAR SO I JUST WANT TO SHARE WITH EVERYONE THAT IT IS MY STRONG DESIRE TO HAVE AS AGGRESSIVE OF A SCHEDULE AS POSSIBLE AND SO FOR PORTLAND IN FALL OF 2007 AND WINTER OF 2008, THEY HIRED ADDITIONAL STAFF AS COMPARED TO USING EXISTING STAFF TO BRING TOGETHER ALL OF THEIR DEPARTMENTS, CONDUCT CASE STUDIES AND BEGIN COLLECTING FEEDBACK AND SOME OF THAT WORK HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE BECAUSE IN SEATTLE, WE HAVE, AS WE HAVE HEARD, SOME FOLKS HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR A DECADE, SOME HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR TWO DECADES AND SO THERE IS NOW A DIRECT ALIGNMENT OF OUR TWO PROCESSES BECAUSE WE HAVE SET DOUBLED HIS HAVE HAD SO MANY COUNCIL MEMBERS START AND STOP AND START AND STOP ON THIS WORK WHAT I WANT TO SHARE WITH THE PUBLIC IS THIS IS THIS IS THE FIRST MEETING BEFORE THE LAND USE & NEIGHBORHOODS SO REST ASSURED IN FALL OF 2007, WE BEGAN THIS WORK AND IN SPRING, WE COMMITTED A DECISION GROUP, MEMBERS REPRESENTED FROM NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS, ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS, BUILDERS, FORESTRY COMMISSION AND COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT MEMBERS PROVIDED ADVICE BUT WERE NOT EXPECTED TO GENERATE CONSENSUS IN WINTER OF 2008, TO THE WINTER OF 2010, THE WORK GROUP SUMMARIZED KEY ISSUES AND

FEEDBACK, DRAFTED PROPOSED RESOLUTION AND PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON FEEDBACK RECEIVED SO AGAIN, THAT IS A PERIOD OF 3 YEARS THAT YOU ARE LOOKING TO CONDENSE 10 YEARS OF FITS AND STARTS WORK TO BE DONE IN A YEAR SO AGAIN I’M TRYING TO MIRROR AND COMPARE TWO DIFFERENT PROCESSES FOR PORTLAND AND WINTER OF 2010 TO SPRING OF 2011, THERE WERE AT LEAST PROPOSALS TO THE PUBLIC HOSTED AT OPEN HOUSES THE URBAN FORESTRY AND PLANNING COMMISSIONS HELPED HELD WORK SESSIONS AND ENGAGE WITH THE DIRECTORS OF DEPARTMENTS THAT WOULD BE IMPACTED AND THE LEGISLATION WAS REVISED TO REFLECT THE FEEDBACK THAT HAD BEEN RECEIVED THEN THE COUNCIL ADOPTED THEIR TRUE REGULATIONS IN 2011 SOAP FROM 2007 TWO TWO — FROM 2007 TWO 2011 YOU ARE LOOKING TO ACCOMPLISH IN 1 YOUR AND THEN THE IMPLEMENTATION WAS SUPPOSED TO OCCUR IN FEBRUARY 2013 AND DUE TO BUDGET CONSTRAINTS WAS PUSHED TO 2015 AND THAT IS WHY I ASK, WHAT ARE THE RESOURCES YOU NEED TO MOVE FORWARD SO THAT I KNOW NOW SO THAT WE ARE NOT CAUGHT FLAT FOOTED BECAUSE IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING — AND AGAIN A QUESTION I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW IS, LOOKING AT THIS PAGE 6 ON THE VOLUME 1 THAT THERE IS, YOU KNOW, THE FISCAL YEAR 2010 TO FISCAL YEAR 2015 REPRESENTED IN THIS CHART. WHAT OTHER STARTUP COSTS THAT WOULD BE NEEDED TO GET THIS PROGRAM RUNNING? BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND THAT ONCE THE PROGRAM IS RUNNING, THERE WILL BE FEW RECOVERY THAT WE WILL HAVE TO RELY ON TO OPERATE THE PROGRAM AND IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR ME TO KNOW EARLY ON HOW MUCH MONEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO GET THIS PROGRAM STARTED SO THAT WE DON’T END UP IN A SITUATION LIKE PORTLAND WHERE THERE ARE THINGS THAT ARE NOT WORKING AS WELL I THINK THAT THERE IS — WE HAD GREAT BENEFIT IN SEEING PORTLAND NOW HAVING THEIR TREE ORDINANCE AND LAMENTED FOR 5 YEARS TO UNDERSTAND BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT IT TAKES POLICY 4 YEARS TO REALLY START WORKING THE WAY IT WAS DESIGNED TO WORK AND SO WE HAVE THAT BENEFIT TO SEE HOW THEIR PROCESS DID AND DID NOT WORK SO FOR ALL OF THESE REASONS, WE ARE — WE HAVE 10 TO 20 YEARS DEPENDING ON HOW LONG YOU HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN THIS PROCESS — 4 TO 10 COUNCIL MEMBERS I WOULD SAY WHO HAVE TAKEN THIS UP, AN EFFORT WHERE THIS IS THE SECOND COUNCIL MEETING AND WE HAVE 4 STRAIGHT YEARS AND — COUNCIL MEMBER LEWIS, CAN I ALLOW YOU TO THE WISDOM TO WITH THE COUNCIL MEMBERS TO GET THIS DONE? >> SO 3 COUNCIL MEMBERS IS A QUORUM ON THE COMMITTEE >> — COMMISSION SO — COMMISSION INVOLVED FOR 10 YEARS SINCE IT WAS CREATED IN 2009 >> EXACTLY SO I JUST WANT TO TAKE THIS MOMENT TO SHARE THAT A PROCESS THAT TOOK A DECADE IN PORTLAND, YOU ARE LOOKING TO ACCOMPLISH IN 1 YEAR SO I — THAT, THAT IS A SCHEDULE THAT I CAN GET BEHIND AND I AGREE WITH YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER PEDERSEN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE ORDINANCE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE IT IS GOOD POLICY THERE WAS A PUBLIC COMMENT EARLIER REFERENCING POLICY THAT WAS QUICKLY PASSED JUST THIS YEAR AND THERE ARE MANY POLICY IMPLICATIONS THERE ARE GOING TO BE A LOT OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES WITH LEGISLATION THAT IS RUSHED AND THAT IS WHY I AM VERY DEDICATED TO SEE IT GO AS FAST AS POSSIBLE AND DEVELOPED AS PROPERLY AS POSSIBLE >> RIGHT AND SOMETHING THAT WE DID NOT MENTION IS ACTUALLY SCDI HAS BEEN WORKING WITH A GROUP OF INTERNAL EXPERTS AND ALSO MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS TO GRAPPLE WITH ISSUES JOINTLY AND TO HEAR THEIR POSITION AND KIND OF CONTINUE THAT PARTNERSHIP AS WELL >> GREAT >> GREAT, THANK YOU >> ANY FURTHER THOUGHTS? SO I JUST WANTED, AGAIN, DO YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER THOUGHTS ON THIS PRESENTATION? SO I WANT TO THANK ANYONE HERE, SCOPE, SCHEDULE IS APPROPRIATE I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT QUARTERLY REPORT I WILL BE WORKING TOGETHER THROUGHOUT — BEFORE THEN, AND FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND FOR THE RECORD, ONE OF MY FIRST MEETINGS THAT I TOOK AS COUNCIL MEMBER WAS MEETING WITH ARBORISTS, VERY SKILLED ARBORISTS WHO UNDERSTAND WHAT — WHERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES AWARE BALLS MAYBE WITH THIS LEGISLATION I UNDERSTAND THE PARAMETERS FOR ME WHEN THE LEGISLATION IS ABLE VENTED, IT NEEDS TO BE EASILY UNDERSTAND FOR A LAYPERSON, EASY TO COMPLY WITH, SO THAT PEOPLE ARE COMPLYING, THE FEE NEEDS TO BE LOW ENOUGH SO THAT PEOPLE USE THE FEE AND IT NEEDS TO BE HIGH ENOUGH TO COVER COST — FOR THE PROGRAM WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO SAY THE TREES THAT WE HAVE AND CREATE THE DENSITY WE MEET NEED THAT

MAY MEET KNEE MEAN WE PROVIDE EXTRA HEIGHT FOR AN AREA TO ENSURE THERE IS ENOUGH SOIL AND PLACES FOR TREES TO PROPERLY GROW AND WE ABSOLUTELY MUST RETREAT HISTORICALLY MARGINALIZED AND LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES BECAUSE WE SEE HEALTH BENEFITS TIED TO THESE TREES WE SEE INDUSTRIAL AREAS AND INDUSTRIAL AND ADJACENT INDUSTRIAL AREAS WITH HISTORICALLY MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES ARE LIVING AS COMPARED TO THE RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS THAT HAVE HISTORICALLY LARGE AMOUNTS OF TREES THAT ARE NOT NEAR THE MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION THAT EVERYONE USES SO WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THIS IS AN EQUITABLE APPROACH. GROWING UP IN THE CITY, I REMEMBER THE EFFORTS SUCH AS RETRIEVE BALLOT AND ONCE PREVIOUS TO THAT SO I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO RETRIEVING OUR CITY >> THANK YOU >> IF THERE IS NOTHING FURTHER — ANYTHING I CAN HELP YOU WITH? >> NO, THANK YOU SO MUCH THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TODAY I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO CONTINUING WORK WITH YOU IN STRENGTHENING OUR TREE PROTECTIONS YOUR PROJECT PRESENTATION WAS VERY WELL DONE AND I APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK YOU DID SO QUICKLY TO GET THIS DONE FOR THE FIRST COMMITTEE HEARING >> THANK YOU >> ANY OTHER BUSINESS? GREAT THIS CONCLUDES OUR FEBRUARY — MEETING OF THE LAND USE & NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE OUR NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED COMMITTEE MEETING WILL BE ON FAVRE 26 STARTING AT 9:30 A.M HERE IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING AND WE ARE ADJOURNED