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PSC agenda packet 10-26-17 Council Public Safety Committee 2nd Floor Conference Room City Hall October 26, 2017 3:00 p.m. Members: Staff: Others: Councilmember Mendez (chair) City Manager Cliff Moore Councilmember Coffey Police Chief Dominic Rizzi Councilmember D. Gutierrez Fire Chief Bob Stewart Councilmember Lover (alternate) City Prosecutor Cynthia Martinez Brad Coughenour Scott Schafer Agenda 1. Approval of September 28, 2017 minutes 2. New Business a. Council request for collision information at S. 3rd St./Pacific Ave. – Rizzi/Schafer 3. Old Business a. Governor’s Forum on Gang Violence b. Domestic Violence update - Martinez c. Public forum planning 4. Other Business 5. Information items a. YWCA Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil 6. Recap of future agenda items 7. Audience Participation 8. Adjournment Council Public Safety Committee August 24, 2017 MINUTES Members present: Staff: Councilmember Carmen Mendez (chair) City Manager Cliff Moore Councilmember Kathy Coffey Chief Bob Stewart, Fire Councilmember Dulce Gutierrez Capt. Gary Jones, Police Shawn Hawkins, Community Development Prosecutor Cynthia Martinez, Legal Brad Coughenour, SunComm Lt. Shawn Boyle, Police Sgt. Uriel Mendoza, Police Firefighter Jay Elmo, Fire Terri Croft, Police Others present: Tony Coursey The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. 1. Approval of minutes of August 24, 2017 It was MOVED by Gutierrez and SECONDED by Coffey to approve the minutes as presented. Motion PASSED unanimously. 2. New Business 2.a. Special Event Fees Hawkins advised that members from two local motorcycle clubs had come before council requesting a fee waiver for their special event permits. Hawkins provided a brief history of the fee schedule adopted by council in 2014. Prior to January 2014, fees were not charged for special events that required for city services (streets, police, etc.) Staff reviewed the previous events and identified three primary categories: 1st amendment events, non-profit events, and for-profit events. Staff recommended and council accepted that 1st amendment events would not be charged a fee, non-profit events would be charged a 50% reduced fee, and for-profit events would pay the full fee. MRSE was consulted to determine the appropriate event rates. Prior to 2013, the city was paying between $40,000-$60,000 in overtime for special events. Jones noted the difference between off-duty employment and overtime. Off-duty employment is a lower rate than overtime with different levels of service and liability. Gutierrez was unsure of how cost-prohibitive the fees were for the organizations and suggested obtaining sponsorship to cover the fees. Coffey relayed that at the time the ordinance was passed, the council felt it would be a good opportunity for the community to step up and provide sponsorship for the non-profit events. She noted that the city already makes allowances for events that benefit the whole community. Mendez express that she did not think additional exemptions should be created and that the non-profit groups should seek sponsors. The committee recommended no changes to the current ordinance. They expressed their desire to encourage sponsorship and also continue the discussion of the fee schedule on a broader scale, rather than discussing specific groups and events. It was MOVED by Coffey and SECONDED by Mendez to recommend the ordinance remain as is to the full council. Motion PASSED unanimously. 2.b. Youth Firesetter Program Elmo reported on the Youth Firesetter Program, which he has been the director of for the past 7 years. The program was created as an education and intervention program for youths who set fires. Since January 2016, 69 youths have been through the program. In 2015, fire staff attended fire intervention and prevention training. Fire staff has the ability to do onsite interviews and tracking. The Yakima Fire Department has sponsored a Level 1 intervention class to get all ESD 105 counselors certified, and is the only department to take steps to certify school counselors. Their hope is to get all Yakima County counselors certified. Currently there are 23 certified interventionists. There is another class being sponsored October 26 & 27. Elmo also reported that National Fire Prevention Week will be held in October. He advised that non-profit status had been finalized in August to permit fundraising for training materials and supplies for the Youth Firesetter Program. Mendez advised she had invited Stewart to bring this presentation to the committee to highlight the excellent work they are doing. Coffey inquired if the program might be submitted to AWC for recognition. 3. Old Business 3.e. Public forum planning Due to committee member obligations, item 3e was moved up for earlier discussion. Gutierrez is working on a 2nd forum for District 1. She requested assistance from Moore in securing the Garfield Elementary gymnasium on either October 25, October 26, or November 9 at 6:00 p.m. She is also working with James Parks to see if the OIC gym might be available. Gloria Aparicio from District 2 was requesting a Spanish-language forum. Gutierrez will continue to attempt contact with her. Mendez is working on a forum from District 3. District 4 has a forum set for Saturday, October 14 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church. There had been previous discussion of having two separate forums for business owners and residential neighbors. The coordinator requested to hold them together. District 5 has two parties interested in holding forums. Dory Baker is looking for a date and location, and Tony Coursey has requested a forum for the 16th Avenue/Hathaway area. Will ask OIC if a District 5 forum could be held there, or possibly Robertson Elementary. There have been no requests from Districts 6 or 7. Need a police officer to attend the October 14th forum. Jones will ensure someone is assigned. Coffey will facilitate the forum and also contact DAY to see if they will assist with outreach. 3.a. Central Washington Catholic Foundation community forum Moore reminded the group that there is an invitation for up to 4 members per organization to attend the forum with Father Greg Boyle on October 7. The fundraising dinner that night has been sold out. 3.b. Domestic Violence Mendez requested “stand up against domestic violence” spots be created before the end of the year. Moore will address with Beehler to coordinate. 3.d. Governor’s October/November visit planning Moore reported on the newest information regarding the upcoming listening session with Governor Inslee. He will be here October 5 for a 90 minute session requesting a brief panel presentation from law enforcement, faith community, elected officials, non- profit, and education on gang and gun violence. Recommended Gutierrez to be the elected representative on the panel. The agenda will be opening comments from the governor, panel presentation, table top breakout sessions to cover any topics or issues not covered by the panel, reports from the table top discussions, and closing comments from the governor. The event will be at the Black Box Theater. Coffey advised to spend some time brainstorming on the common message, the desired outcome, and the “ask” of the governor. That brainstorming meeting will be scheduled for Monday or Tuesday (October 2-3). 3.c. Downtown Camera Survey The downtown camera survey was presented for information. 4. Other Business There was no other business. 5. Information items Stewart reported that Narcan is now stocked on all fire apparatus. Two lives have been saved in September directly attributable to Narcan availability. 6. Audience Participation No audience participation 7. Adjournment It was MOVED by Coffey and SECONDED by Gutierrez to adjourn the meeting. Motion PASSED unanimously and the meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m. Approved: City of Yakima Police Department Memorandum Date: October 20, 2017 To: Public Safety Committee From: Dominic Rizzi, #7425 Police Administration Subject: Information request for S. 3rd St./Pacific Ave. In response to the Council’s request for information at S. 3rd Street and Pacific Avenue, below are the statistics for collisions over the past three years at the intersection compiled by Brian Buchert. Accidents History Intersection of S. 3rd Street & Pacific Avenue, Yakima WA 98901 Accident Types 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Accident Hit & Run 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 Accident Injury 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 Accident No Injury 0 5 1 3 3 0 5 Accident Unknown 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 Yearly Totals 1 7 3 6 5 0 5 Total Number of Accidents: 27 Additionally, Scott Schafer provided the following information regarding the costs to convert the signals at the intersection: What is the cost to change the flashing yellow lights to flashing red? The cost of changing the beacon to all-red is approximately $750 including all the signage. There may be an issue as to whether it should be an all-way stop. If the ratio of traffic between 3rd St and Pacific is high, the intersection would not be a good candidate for an all-way stop. Short term we may need to see if there is anything that can be done to improve the sight distance from Pacific. What is the cost to have a traffic signal installed? Starting price for a traffic signal is approximately $250,000. If right-of-way and/or other improvements are needed, the price can jump up to $500,000 or more. However, there are several other intersections within the City that have a greater need for a signal than this one (Fair & Mead, Fair & Beach, 14th & Mead (Share w/Union Gap), 24th & Lincoln, etc.). 200 S. 3rd Street Yakima,Washington 98901 Telephone (509) 575-6200 Fax (509) 575-6007 Dominic Rizzi Jr, Chief of Police In any case, a warrant study needs to be done prior to making any changes. The warrant study would consist of traffic counts and accident history. ________________________________ Dominic Rizzi, Chief of Police Joint Summit on Gang Prevention and Intervention Register Today by Visiting (Cvent registration site) Registration fee is $20 per person. Scholarships available. Fee includes refreshment, lunch, and Summit materials. For more information, contact Alice Coil, Office of Juvenile Justice, alice.coil@dshs.wa.gov, 360-902-0801 WHO SHOULD ATTEND…. State, local and tribal community leaders, law enforcement, prosecutors, educators, providers of services for youth involved in gang/group activity, and policymakers. The Summit will feature national and state experts, as well as community leaders in our state. You will have the opportunity to: • Learn about research, best-practices and information related to responding to gang/group activity; community engagement; and how to craft a response that works for your community. • Engage with others from across the state, and your own community, to identify what is working in Washington and discuss ways to be most effective. The Summit is hosted by Washingt on State Monday, November 1, 2017 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tacoma Convention Center 1500 Commerce Street, Tacoma, WA Summit Hosted by: Joint Summit on Gang Prevention and Intervention November 1, 2017 8:30-8:40 Welcome and Introduction Gordon McHenry, Jr., Washington Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice 8:40-8:50 Remarks Governor Jay Inslee 8:50-9:00 Remarks Attorney General Bob Ferguson 9:00-9:15 Responses to Gang Activity Eileen M. Garry, OJJDP Acting Administrator 9:15-9:45 Gang/Group Activity in Washington Law Enforcement Representatives 9:45-10:00 Break 10:00-11:00 “Understanding and Responding to Gangs” Scott Decker, Ph.D., Arizona State University 11:00-12:00 Panel Discussion: Community Engagement Pastor Shon Davis, Spokane Sean Goode, Seattle Sonia Rodriguez True, Yakima 12:00-1:00 Lunch 1:00-1:30 “Overview Comprehensive Gang Model” Meena Harris, National Gang Center Erika Fearbry Jones, National Gang Center 1:30-2:30 “Washington Comprehensive Gang Model Mahogany Villars, Center for Children and Youth Justice Strategies” Vicki McLaurin, Tacoma Gang Reduction Program Tracie Meidl, Spokane Police Department 2:30-2:45 Break 2:45-4:15 Breakout sessions  “Using Data, Intelligence, and Technology to Inform Policing Strategies from Prevention to Suppression,” o Michelle Maike, MA.; Levi Desrosier, ATF; Marc-Garth Green, Seattle Police Department  Community Engagement and Mobilization o Pastor Shon Davis; Sean Goode; Sonia Rodriguez True  “Leveraging Limited Resources: The Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver” o Paul Callanan, Gang Reduction Program of Denver  “Gang Prevention & Intervention: Evidence-based Solutions on a Tight Budget” o Phelan Wyrick, Ph.D., National Institute for Justice 4:15-4:30 Closing   JOIN THE YWCA FOR AN EVENING CANDLELIGHT VIGIL HELP US BUILD AWARENESS! HELP US BREAK   THE SILENCE! WE’RE INVITING EVERYONE TO   SPEAK UP. TO SPARK CHANGE, TO   ACKNOWLEDGE HOW DOMESTIC ABUSE   AFFECTS OUR COMMUNITIES, OUR FAMILIES,   AND OUR LIVES.  WE HAVE TO BE BRAVE, WE HAVE TO SEE DV.    WHEN: OCTOBER 26TH, 2017    TIME: 5:30-7:00PM   COFFEE, WATER & COOKIES PROVIDED ___ MEET AT THE YWCA PARKING LOT ------- BRING CANDLES   818 W. 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