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File #: 2020-0287    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 9/1/2020 In control: Metropolitan King County Council
On agenda: Final action: 9/1/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #: 15677
Title: A MOTION declaring the council's intent to not reappoint the current director of the King County office of law enforcement oversight and to appoint a new OLEO director as successor on an interim basis.
Sponsors: Claudia Balducci
Indexes: OLEO
Attachments: 1. Motion 15677, 2. 2020-0287 OLEO Director non- appt. Intro Slip CB

Drafter

Clerk 08/27/2020

Title

A MOTION declaring the council's intent to not reappoint the current director of the King County office of law enforcement oversight and to appoint a new OLEO director as successor on an interim basis.

Body

                     WHEREAS, Section 265 of the King County Charter provides for the King County office of law enforcement oversight ("OLEO") and that the director of OLEO be appointment by the council and to serve for a four-year term and until a successor is appointed, and

                     WHEREAS, the employment and administration committee of the King County council commissioned an independent investigation into allegations that the OLEO director engaged in inappropriate conduct or created a hostile work environment in violation of the King County Council Legislative Branch Policies and Procedures Against Unlawful Harassment and Discrimination ("the policies"), and

                     WHEREAS, the investigation dated July 6, 2020 ("the investigation"), included findings that the OLEO director engaged in discriminatory and inappropriate conduct in violation of the policies, and

                     WHEREAS, the employment and administration committee accepted the findings of the investigation during its meeting of August 18, 2020, and

                     WHEREAS, the employment and administration also recommended to the council not to reappoint the current OLEO director to a new four-year term during its meeting of August 18, 2020, and

                     WHEREAS, the council intends to appoint a new OLEO director on an interim basis, as successor to the current OLEO director, effective September 15, 2020;

                     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:

                     The council declares its intent to not reappoint the current OLEO director and to

appoint a new OLEO director as successor on an interim basis effective September 15, 2020.