Public Safety Committee CC PS Regular Meeting

Minutes

June 11, 2019

Kent, Washington

 

Approved

Public Safety Committee

CC PS Regular Meeting Minutes

June 11, 2019

 

Date:

June 11, 2019

 

Time:

4:30 p.m.

 

Place:

Chambers East

 

Attending:

Toni Troutner, Committee Chair

Bill Boyce, Councilmember

Les Thomas, Councilmember

 

 

Agenda:

 

 

 

 

 

1.              Call to Order  4:30 p.m.

 

 

2.              Roll Call

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Arrived

Toni Troutner

Committee Chair

Present

 

Bill Boyce

Councilmember

Present

 

Les Thomas

Councilmember

Present

 

 

 

 

3.              Changes to the Agenda

Chief Padilla requested an Information Only Update on Body Worn Cameras be added after the Chief's Update.

4.              Approval of Minutes dated April 9, 2019

MOTION: Move to approve the Minutes dated April 9, 2019

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Les Thomas, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Bill Boyce, Councilmember

AYES:              Troutner, Boyce, Thomas

5.              Traffic Safety Grant

Research & Development Analyst Sara Wood spoke about the Target Zero Grant and what it funds. Target Zero is the goal of zero serious injuries and fatalities by 2030. Sara is also the Target Zero Manager for South King County and half of her salary is paid for by the grant.

 

Councilmember Les Thomas asked what distracted driving encompasses.

 

Council President Bill Boyce asked about the funding and if it is the same ever year.

6.              Ordinance Amending Ch. 9.02 KCC - "Criminal Code" - Adopt

Assistant City Attorney Ify Canfield brought a motion to recommend Council adopt an ordinance amending the Criminal Code found in Chapter 9.02 of the Kent City Code due to the new law RCW 9.36 relating to unlawful firearms storage.

 

Councilmember Thomas inquired as to how a person can be charged and what is the consequence.

MOTION: Adopt Ordinance No. 4327, amending the Criminal Code found in Chapter 9.02 of the Kent City Code to adopt by reference new misdemeanor crimes enacted by the state Legislature in 2019; and to adopt other applicable state laws that were not previously adopted by specific reference.

RESULT:              RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL  [UNANIMOUS]              Next: 6/18/2019 7:00 PM

MOVER:              Bill Boyce, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Les Thomas, Councilmember

AYES:              Troutner, Boyce, Thomas

7.              Interlocal Agreement between the City of Federal Way and the City of Kent for Jail Services - Authorize

Assistant Chief Jarod Kasner recommended Council enter into a contract with the City of Federal Way for Jail Services. Study shows revenue will offset the costs. Looking at a two year minimum expiration.

 

Councilmembers Toni Troutner and Les Thomas expressed concerns about our ability to house Kent inmates. Kent long-term inmates would be sent to Yakima to accommodate spacing needs.

 

Council President Bill Boyce asked for clarification on the fees.

MOTION: Authorize the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Federal Way for Jail Services, subject to final terms and conditions acceptable to the City Attorney and Police Chief.

RESULT:              RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL  [UNANIMOUS]              Next: 6/18/2019 7:00 PM

MOVER:              Les Thomas, Councilmember

SECONDER:              Bill Boyce, Councilmember

AYES:              Troutner, Boyce, Thomas

 

 

8.              Chief's Update

Chief Padilla discussed the following:

- Community Forum on I-940 held on May 2nd to gather input from the community on de-escalation training. Kent Police Department is currently doing many requirements already but will be adding a few things.

- Red-light Cameras in place for Phase 1 with a 30 day warning period on July 1 (Smith/Central, Central/James, Kent-Des Moines Road). 2nd Phase warning period begins on Aug 1 (104th/256th, 84th/212th, 240th/515). Sites were chosen based on a 5-year-history of collision data.

- Kent School District graduations June 15 all day - traffic will be heavy in the area.

- Hiring push June 22 looking to see at least 30 candidates in one day, currently down 9 positions.

- All fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal in Kent and there is a $250 infraction for possession/discharge or knowingly allowing fireworks to be used on your property. Discharge in a reckless manner is a gross misdemeanor and imposes up to 1-year in jail and/or a $5,000 fine. Please consider spending your day at Lake Meridian for the Splash event to celebrate the 4th of July.

- Cornucopia Days will be July 12-14 - no carnival again this year but plenty of vendors and food. There will be road closures

- Commendations were awarded to Records Specialists Kristina Wortman and Jennifer Arnold for their due diligence in the successful apprehension of a man who had made threats against a well-known talk-show host and President Donald Trump. They had flagged his request for firearms transfers and denied him based on further information regarding behavior that prohibits him from owning firearms. He attempted to purchase two firearms and was denied.

- Coffee with the Chief July 9 next door at Cafe on 4th right after the Public Safety Committee meeting.

 

Councilmember Troutner mentioned National Night Out on August 6.

9.              Body Worn Cameras

Assistant Chief Hemmen gave an update on the Body Worn Camera contract that is in progress for 105 cameras.

 

Council President Bill Boyce mentioned a situation where Chief Padilla was able to show the video to a citizen who had complained about being pulled over and viewing it showed a completely different version.

 

 

10.              Adjournment  5:11 p.m.

Jalene King

Committee Secretary

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