1200 King County  
Courthouse  
516 Third Avenue  
Seattle, WA 98104  
King County  
Meeting Minutes  
Law and Justice Committee  
Councilmembers:  
Jorge Barón, Chair;  
Claudia Balducci,Vice-Chair;  
Rod Dembowski, Reagan Dunn  
Lead Staff: Wendy Soo Hoo (206-477-0890)  
Committee Clerk: Gabbi Williams (206-477-7470)  
1:00 PM  
Wednesday, March 27, 2024  
DRAFT MINUTES  
Hybrid Meeting  
1.  
2.  
Call to Order  
Roll Call  
Chair Barón called the meeting to order at 1:03 p.m.  
4 - Balducci, Barón, Dembowski and Dunn  
Present:  
3.  
4.  
Approval of Minutes  
Councilmember Dunn moved approval of the minutes of the February 28, 2024  
meeting. Seeing no objections, the minutes were approved.  
Public Comment  
The following individuals were present to provide public comment:  
Alex Tsimmerman  
Cody Zalweski  
Ben Sercombe  
Law and Justice Committee  
Meeting Minutes  
March 27, 2024  
Discussion and Possible Action  
5.  
Leah Krekel-Zoppi, Council staff, briefed the committee and answered questions from  
the members. Celia Jackson, Director of Criminal Legal System Transformation,  
Executive Office, Sheila Ater Capestany, Division Director, Department of Community  
and Human Services (DCHS), The Honorable Ketu Shah, Presiding Judge, Superior  
Court, Katie Hurley, Special Counsel for Criminal Practice and Policy, Department of  
Public Defense (DPD), and Ben Santos, Assistant Chief of the Juvenile Division,  
Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (PAO), also addressed the committee and answered  
questions from the members.  
Councilmember Balducci moved Title Amendment T1. The Amendment was adopted.  
A motion was made by Councilmember Balducci that this Motion be  
Recommended Do Pass Substitute. The motion carried by the following vote:  
3 - Balducci, Barón and Dembowski  
1 - Dunn  
Yes:  
No:  
6.  
A MOTION acknowledging receipt of a reimagining transit safety and security report, in response to the  
2023-24 Biennial Budget Ordinance, Ordinance 19546, Section 114, Proviso P2.  
Mary Bourguignon, Council staff, briefed the committee and answered questions from  
the members. DeAnna Martin, Chief of Staff, Metro Transit, and Bill Douthit, Senior  
Community Engagement Planner, Metro Transit, also addressed the committee and  
answered questions from the members.  
A motion was made by Councilmember Balducci that this Motion be  
Recommended Do Pass Consent. The motion carried by the following vote:  
4 - Balducci, Barón, Dembowski and Dunn  
Yes:  
Other Business  
There was no other business to come before the committee  
Adjournment  
The meeting was adjourned at 2:58 p.m.