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Record No: CB 119547    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119547
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 7/1/2019
Ordinance No: Ord 125855
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to a Community Service Officer program; amending Ordinance 125724, which adopted the 2019 budget; lifting a proviso; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: M. Lorena González
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Response to City Council GS 38-5-A-2-2019 “CSO Program Report”, 2. Att 2 - Green Sheet 38-5-A-2-2019
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Presentation, 4. Signed Ordinance 125855, 5. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to a Community Service Officer program; amending Ordinance 125724, which adopted the 2019 budget; lifting a proviso; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle's 2019 Adopted Budget included a proviso on funds in the Seattle Police Department (SPD) concerning the implementation of a Community Service Officer (CSO) program; and
WHEREAS, the proviso in Green Sheet 38-5-A-2-2019 restricts the 2019 appropriation for the SPD budget so that no more than $653,000 may be spent on a CSO program until the department submits a report that reflect several deployment considerations, consistent with Council's understanding of the program's racial equity toolkit process and broader community engagement; and
WHEREAS, the Executive's Community Service Officer Inter-Departmental Team (IDT), a work group consisting of staff from SPD the City Council, the Mayor's Office, the Office of Civil Rights, the Human Services Department, the Department of Neighborhoods, the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, the Community Police Commission and the City Budget Office led a thorough, collaborative community engagement process and have documented the community input that contributed to every aspect of the CSO program development; and
WHEREAS, the IDT submitted on April 17, 2019 a Community Service Officer Report to the Chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee; and
WHEREAS, the IDT and the Seattle Police Department are in the process of implementing the program and expect that full implementation will occur in the fourth quarter of 2019; and
WHEREAS, the Chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee has expressed an intent to review this legislation and the IDT's response to Green Sheet 38-5-A-2-2019 in the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Educat...

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