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Record No: Res 31698    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 8/15/2016
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION relating to Council direction on budget and other matters related to the North Precinct capital project (A1PS107).
Sponsors: M. Lorena González
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Resolution 31698
RESOLUTION __________________
A RESOLUTION relating to Council direction on budget and other matters related to the North Precinct capital project (A1PS107).

WHEREAS, the state of Washington assigns to charter cities the obligation to provide a chief law enforcement officer (RCW 35A.12.020), and The City of Seattle Charter Article VI, Section 5 has accordingly charged the Chief of Police with the duty of maintaining the peace and quiet of the City; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle Police Department's North Precinct serves approximately 280,000 residents of Seattle, who represent over 40 percent of the City of Seattle's population, plus students, in-district hospital visitors, workers, local businesses, and customers; all living, working, and recreating in Council Districts 4, 5, and 6; and
WHEREAS, of the service calls that the Seattle Police Department receives citywide, approximately 30 percent are received from North Seattle; and
WHEREAS, the police officers from the North Precinct respond to a variety of emergencies, including the tragic Caf? Racer mass shooting in the Roosevelt neighborhood in May 2012; and
WHEREAS, the existing North Precinct facility opened over thirty years ago in 1984 and was intended to house 154 staff; and
WHEREAS, the 1998 Seattle Police Department Long-Range Facilities Plan from the former City of Seattle Executive Services Department noted 18 years ago that the North Precinct facility was at that time already overcrowded by 30 percent; and
WHEREAS, the existing North Precinct currently houses 254 staff, which is 65 percent over its designed capacity; and
WHEREAS, aspects of the existing North Precinct have been repurposed, such as converting the community room into a locker room, to address overcrowding; and
WHEREAS, a 2002 analysis by consulting architects and City staff from the Seattle Police Department, Seattle Public Utilities, and the former Fleets and Facilities Department determined that the existing f...

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