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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
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION relating to Council direction on budget and other matters related to the North Precinct capital project (A1PS107).

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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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