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Record No: Res 31862    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Did Not Pass
Current Controlling Legislative Body Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renter Rights Committee
On agenda: 3/4/2019
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION to delay consideration of the Mayor's nomination of Jason Johnson to be Director of the Human Services Department until a formal search process can be completed; and to convene a search committee representing all Human Services Department stakeholders to define qualifications, skills, and attributes for an appointee and recommend finalists for appointment.
Sponsors: Kshama Sawant
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION to delay consideration of the Mayor's nomination of Jason Johnson to be Director of the Human Services Department until a formal search process can be completed; and to convene a search committee representing all Human Services Department stakeholders to define qualifications, skills, and attributes for an appointee and recommend finalists for appointment.
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WHEREAS, more than 12 percent of Seattle residents live in poverty or food insecurity; and
WHEREAS, the City's ability to operate food banks, congregate meals, other income support programs, and youth development and empowerment programs depends on partnerships with a range of human service agencies; and
WHEREAS, the current Aging and Disability Services 2016-2019 Area Plan for Seattle-King County reports that by 2040 nearly 25 percent of the population of King County is expected to be age 60 or older; and
WHEREAS, the Human Services Department serves as the Area Agency on Aging for all of King County, relying heavily on non-profit partners to deliver services to older adults in the County; and
WHEREAS, a state of emergency stemming from the number of individuals and families experiencing homelessness, particularly unsheltered homelessness, continues in Seattle with disproportionate impacts on people of color; and
WHEREAS, communities that have ended homelessness have done so by fully engaging every stakeholder, including non-profit human services providers, individuals who have or are experiencing homelessness, City employees, civic leadership, government institutions, local businesses, and philanthropic institutions; and
WHEREAS, the City has committed to eliminating institutional racism and racial and social disparities across key indicators of success, including health, education, criminal justice, and employment, as affirmed in Resolution 31164; and
WHEREAS, on January 15, 2019, the Seattle Human Services Coalition provided a letter t...

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