Officials and Guests in Attendance
The Governing Committee members were present except for K. McClain which had to excuse himself due to an emergency and staff were present.
Yes, all Governing Committee members seemed engaged.
Accessing the Meeting and Materials
Yes, the meeting started within five minutes of the scheduled time of 10:00am. Yes, I observed the entire meeting.
Yes, the agenda was available ahead of the meeting.
Yes, it was accessible but time of meeting was posted just the day before the meeting.
Summary of Discussion
Yes, the agenda was followed.
Attendance was taken. K. Mcclain asked to be excused due to an emergency. J. Durkan was meeting moderator. J. Durkan introduced H. Howell who is the new interim director of the Seattle Human Services Department.
The meeting was opened for Public Comment. No comments were made.
.L. Flor said the macro timeline for the KCHRA was on schedule. The Implementation Board is working on the six month work plan for the CEO. The Staff are working on logistics to welcome the CEO. Methodology used to calculate homeless is different this year due to the fact that the in person count did not happen at the end of the last year because of the virus. N. Backus noted that in the last five years three different methodologies had been used so there would be significant inconsistencies and they should do all they can to standardize things going forward. Z. Reid said that they should find a way to count even with the virus - precautions can be taken. We can/need to do better. J. Hemphill said they can't forget all the people living in vehicles as well.
S. Plumacher gave an update on CEO recruitment. Final decision to be made on Feb 4 with CEO scheduled to join Feb 18 Governing Committee meeting.
Some changes were proposed to the by-laws at early meetings last year and voted on at the meeting. The vote was unanimous.
It was decided to have co-chairs from all the represented groups and they would rotate chairing the meetings.
E. Price was selected as the co-chair to represent SCA.
D. Constantine was selected as the co-chair to represent King County.
J. Hemphill was selected as the co-chair to represent the Lived Experience Coalition.
J. Durkan was selected as the co-chair to represent the City of Seattle.
Z. Reid expressed some concerns about R. Dunn in that things written about him seemed to not align with the mission of the KCHRA. J. Durkan said it was important to build trust among all the committee members and they should meet in smaller groups in an effort to do this. R. Dunn said he appreciated the passion of the group and that he cared a great deal about the homelessness issue and that it was quite complicated - and that the solutions were many. It was understood that Z. Reid and R. Dunn would talk further offline.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:50 am.
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