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Record No: CB 120025    Version: Council Bill No: CB 120025
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 4/19/2021
Ordinance No: Ord 126312
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to surveillance technology implementation; authorizing approval of uses and accepting the surveillance impact report for the Seattle Police Department's use of Automated License Plate Reader technology.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Automated License Plate Reader SIR, 2. Att 2 – Automated License Plate Readers Executive Overview
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Amendment 1 (4/7/21), 3. Proposed Amendment 2 (4/7/21), 4. Proposed Amendment 3 (4/7/21), 5. Central Staff Memo, 6. Proposed Amendment 1 (4/19/21), 7. Signed Ordinance 126312, 8. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to surveillance technology implementation; authorizing approval of uses and accepting the surveillance impact report for the Seattle Police Department's use of Automated License Plate Reader technology.
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WHEREAS, Ordinance 125376 requires Council approval of surveillance impact reports (SIRs) related to approval of uses for certain technology, with existing/retroactive technology to be placed on a Master Technology List; and
WHEREAS, the ordinance provisions apply to the Automated License Plate Reader technology in use by the Seattle Police Department (SPD); and
WHEREAS, SPD conducted policy rule review and community review as part of the development of the SIR; and
WHEREAS, Seattle Municipal Code Section 14.18.080, enacted by Ordinance 125679, also requires review of the SIR by a Community Surveillance Working Group composed of relevant stakeholders and a statement from the Chief Technology Officer in response to the Working Group's recommendations; and
WHEREAS, development of the SIR and review by the Working Group have been completed; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 126233 created a new Community Safety and Communications Center to include, effective June 1, 2021, the parking enforcement function currently housed within SPD and the SIR will need to be updated after that date to reflect the new organizational structure; and
WHEREAS, SPD's Automated License Plate Reader technology collects many thousands of license plate images, a small percentage of which ultimately identify stolen vehicles, identify vehicles wanted in conjunction with felonies, or aid in finding missing persons; and
WHEREAS, state laws governing retention of Automated License Plate Reader data vary widely, ranging from three minutes (New Hampshire) to 30 months (Georgia); and
WHEREAS, the Washington state records retention schedule requires retention of case specific Automated License Plate Rea...

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