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File #: 2021-0246    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/22/2021 In control: Law and Justice Committee
On agenda: Final action: 7/6/2021
Enactment date: 7/22/2021 Enactment #: 19313
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the public safety advisory committee; and amending Ordinance 19249, Section 1, Ordinance 19249, Section 2, and Ordinance 19249, Section 5.
Sponsors: Girmay Zahilay
Indexes: Committees, Public Safety
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19313, 2. A. Public Safety Advisory Committee Members
Related files: 2021-0113

Drafter

Clerk 06/21/2021

Title

AN ORDINANCE relating to the public safety advisory committee; and amending Ordinance 19249, Section 1, Ordinance 19249, Section 2, and Ordinance 19249, Section 5.

Body

                     BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:

                     SECTION 1.  Ordinance 19249, Section 1 is hereby amended to read as follows:

                     A.  The King County public safety advisory committee is hereby established.

                     B.  The purpose of the committee shall be to:

                       1.  Engage with and receive input from community stakeholders directly impacted by the department of public safety and provide guidance to the council and the executive in the selection, appointment and confirmation process for appointment of the chief officer of the department of public safety in accordance with Ordinance 19249, ((s))Section 3 ((of this ordinance)); and

                       2.  Engage with and receive input from community stakeholders directly impacted by the department of public safety regarding the values stakeholder communities hold on how law enforcement services should be provided and ways the county could improve the delivery of law enforcement services to preserve and enhance public safety, and to provide guidance to the council and the executive on those matters in accordance with Ordinance 19249, ((s))Section 4 ((of this ordinance)).

                     C.1.  The committee shall include thirteen members of the public, who represent the geographic, ethnic and economic diversity of the department of public safety's service area.  Two members of the committee shall represent overpoliced communities.  Two members of the committee shall represent rural unincorporated communities.  Two members of the committee shall represent urban unincorporated communities.  Two members of the committee shall represent cities which contract with the department of public safety for police services. Two members of the committee shall have knowledge of, or experience related to, law enforcement reform work.  One member of the committee shall represent the Puget Sound Police Managers Association.  One member of the committee shall represent the King County Police Officers Guild.  One member of the committee shall represent the community advisory committee for law enforcement oversight.

                       2.  The executive and the council shall each select one member representing the following communities or expertise:

                         a.  overpoliced communities, which for the purposes of this ordinance, are those communities that have simultaneously experienced the greatest infringement of personal liberty and the greatest under-protection from law enforcement.

                         b.  rural unincorporated communities, which for the purposes of this ordinance, are those areas located in the rural area of the county;

                         c.  urban unincorporated communities, which for the purposes of this ordinance are those located in the in the urban growth areas of unincorporated King County; and

                         d.  a person with knowledge of or experience related to law enforcement reform work.

                       3.  The oversight committee, established by the interlocal public safety services agreements with the cities, shall select two members to represent the contract cities on the advisory committee.  The Puget Sound Police Managers Association and the King County Police Officers Guild shall each select one member from their respective organizations to represent their organizations on the committee.  The community committee for law enforcement oversight shall select one member to represent it on the advisory committee.

                       4.  Committee members selected by the executive and those members selected by the council to represent the communities as described in subsection ((1.))C.2. of this ((ordinance)) section and those members selected by the organizations as described in Ordinance 19249, subsection ((1.))C.3. of ((Ordinance 19249 are included in Attachment A to Ordinance 19249)) this section are included in Attachment A to this ordinance.

                       5.  Once fully constituted, the committee, with assistance from the facilitators described in Ordinance 19249, ((s))Section 6 ((of this ordinance)), shall determine its rules and operating procedures, including but not limited to, frequency of committee meetings and method by which the committee will determine what to include in the final report required by Ordinance 19249, ((s))Section 5 ((of this ordinance)), as amended.

                     SECTION 2.  Ordinance 19249, Section 2, is hereby amended to read as follows:

                     In accordance with K.C.C. 2.28.006, members of the committee who are neither employees of King County nor employees of other municipal governments shall receive compensation of one hundred fifty dollars per meeting of the committee.  The maximum compensation that a committee member may receive is ((two thousand five)) three thousand nine hundred dollars.  The purpose of the compensation is to compensate those nongovernmental employees for their experience and expertise contribution to the advisory committee.

                     SECTION 3.  Ordinance 19249, Section 5, is hereby amended to read as follows:

                     A.  The committee shall provide a chief of the department of public safety report to the executive and the council by no later than ((July 1,)) September 30, 2021.  An electronic copy of the report shall be transmitted simultaneously to the executive and to the clerk of the council, who shall retain the original and provide an electronic copy to all councilmembers and the lead staff of the law and justice committee  The report shall include, but limited to, the following:

                       1.  A description detailing the principles that should guide the solicitation of candidates for the position of the chief officer of the department of public safety;

                       2.  A description of those qualities, experience and other characteristics the committee would like to see in a candidate;

                       3.  A description of the committee’s efforts to engage with, and receive input from, community stakeholders;

                       4.  A description of the community stakeholder groups providing input to the committee; and

                       5.  A description of community stakeholder input, categorized by general themes, pertaining to the guiding principles on selection of a chief officer of the department of public safety and the qualities a successful candidate should have.

                     B.  The committee shall provide a law enforcement services report to the executive and the council by no later than ((July 1,)) September 30, 2021.  An electronic copy of the report shall be transmitted simultaneously to the executive and to the clerk of the council, who shall retain the original and provide an electronic copy to all councilmembers and the lead staff of the law and justice committee.  The report shall include, but limited to, the following:

                       1.  A description of those values stakeholder communities expressed, categorized by general themes, regarding how law enforcement services should be provided;

                       2.  A description, categorized by general themes, of those ways the county could improve the delivery of law enforcement services to preserve and enhance public safety;

                       3.  A description of the committee's efforts to engage with, and receive input from, community stakeholders;

                       4.  A description of the community stakeholder groups providing input to the committee; and

                       5.  A recommendation on whether a future advisory body should provide

continued public engagement and guidance to the executive and the council pertaining to the matters described in subsection B.1. and 2. of this section.