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Record No: CB 118904    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118904
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 2/27/2017
Ordinance No: Ord 125268
Title: AN ORDINANCE related to appropriations for the Seattle Information Technology Department; amending Ordinance 125207, which adopted the 2017 budget; lifting a proviso; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Tim Burgess
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo (2/22/17), 3. Signed Ord 125268, 4. Affidavit of Publication

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE related to appropriations for the Seattle Information Technology Department; amending Ordinance 125207, which adopted the 2017 budget; lifting a proviso; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle’s 2017 Adopted Budget included, in the Seattle Information Technology Department budget control level, a proviso concerning the procurement and operations of body-worn video (BWV) for Seattle Police Department (SPD) officers; and

WHEREAS, the proviso allows only limited spending related to BWV until a future ordinance releases the restrictions on expenditures; and

WHEREAS, the City Council anticipated that such ordinance would not be passed until SPD reconvened the BWV stakeholder workgroup identified in a 2016 Green Sheet (81-1-A-2-2016); sought its advice; developed an action plan for community engagement; documented how SPD will continue to engage and seek advice of the BWV stakeholder workgroup; and submitted to Council a final report summarizing community outreach, responsiveness to community input, and identified unresolved questions related to the BWV policy and protocols; and

WHEREAS, the Seattle Police Department submitted a detailed action plan for community engagement to the Gender Equity, Safe Communities and New Americans Committee on December 2, 2016, in accordance with 2017 Green Sheet 207-1-B-1; and

WHEREAS, the Seattle Police Department has successfully completed all steps outlined in 2017 Green Sheet 207-1-B-1 and completed an initial deployment of body-worn cameras to Seattle Police Department bicycle officers, and is prepared to begin precinct deployment of BWV in The City of Seattle; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The restrictions imposed by the following budget proviso, which limits spending on the following item, are removed because the conditions set forth in the proviso have been satisfied and they are no longer restrictions for any purpose, including those set forth in Subsection 1(b) of Ordinance 125207:

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Department

2017 Green Sheet

Proviso

Budget Control Level

1.1

Seattle Information Technology Department

207-1-B-1

“No money may be spent by the Seattle Police Department (SPD) or Seattle Information Technology Department (SeaIT) in 2017 on the acquisition of body-worn video (BWV) equipment until the Council passes a future ordinance lifting this proviso. It is envisioned that such ordinance will not be passed unless the following steps are completed by February 1, 2017:  (1) SPD reconvenes the stakeholder workgroup formed under Green Sheet 81-1-A-2-2016 and seeks their advice regarding any outstanding issues or community concerns related to BWV protocols and policies;  (2) SPD, in consultation with the stakeholder workgroup and Council, develops a detailed action plan for community engagement on body-worn video by December 2, 2016, that includes a plan for regularly sharing with the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, and New Americans Committee a status update on community engagement efforts;  (3) SPD submits to the Council a final report that summarizes the results of the Department’s community outreach, describes how the draft BWV policy is responsive to community input and the operational needs of the department, and identifies unresolved questions or issues related to the BWV policy and implementation protocols; and,  (4) SPD documents how the Department will continue to engage and seek the advice of the stakeholder workgroup on the use of BWV equipment.  This proviso shall not apply to funds spent on preliminary activities related to acquisition of body-worn video equipment, including the following: (1) funds supported by the federal body-worn video grant received by the Seattle Police Department or the City’s matching funds for that grant and (2) funds expended for preliminary activities under a contract for the acquisition of body-worn video equipment. This proviso also shall not apply to costs associated with the deployment of body-worn cameras on downtown bicycle officers.”

Citywide IT Initiatives (D9900)

Section 2. Any act consistent with the authority of this ordinance taken prior to its effective date is ratified and confirmed.

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 30 days after its approval by the Mayor, but if not approved and returned by the Mayor within ten days after presentation, it shall take effect as provided by Seattle Municipal Code Section 1.04.020.

Passed by the City Council the ________ day of _________________________, 2017, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this _____ day of _________________________, 2017.

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President ____________ of the City Council

Approved by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2017.

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Edward B. Murray, Mayor

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2017.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

(Seal)