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: <br /> -- . <br /> �. ... .. . . ' ,� :: . . <br /> � .� <br /> ` D City of <br /> , � ���;:�� ��. <br /> �l`T'Y:�F RENI°(3� <br /> _ . .. <br /> ,: <br /> Human Services Advisory Commi�tee NOU � � 2015 : <br /> : <br /> M <br /> eeting Minutes �Ec��vE�_ <br /> Ren <br /> - -------- #on City Hall . .:: :: . . CITYCL�RK'S.OFFIC�. <br /> om, 7th <br /> :.. Council Conference.Ro Floor . :. :..: <br /> . . . Octobe.r:20, 2015 3:00 p:m...:. <br /> ' CALL TO:ORDER:::Ryan Mclrvin,Vice�Chair, called:the meeting to order. A"quorum was present: : <br /> .. . .. _.. . . <br /> ATTENDANCE: Shannon Matson, Ryan Mclryin, Brook Dodd; Henr:y.Malphus, Chad Buechler. <br /> Excused:Amy:Koelil, L:inda�Smith. .Absent: Leslie Anderson. Staff: Karen Bergsvik,Katie IVIcClincy, .. <br /> Jennifer Jorge.n.son. Guest: Evelyn:Boykan, Human Services Manager for Tukwila. <br /> 1.:: i4PPROVAL OF.PREVIOUS MINUTES: <br /> It was moved and seconded.to:ap:prove the September Minutes as:preserited. Motion carried: : <br /> 2: 'SOUTH KING COUNTY EMPLOYMENT AND POVERYY OVERVIEW: " <br /> , <br /> 11lIs. Boykan ga�e a brief overview on one of:the studies done kiythe Brookings fnstitu:te. The <br /> following excerpt from Confronting Suburban:Pov.erty:in America, May 2:0;2013, explains fheir : <br /> philosophy_on the.topic: "The changing.ma.p.ofAmerican poverty.matters because place matters.... ..,. <br /> :. Place intersects with:core policy issuescentral to the long-term.fiealth and stability of inetropolitan . :. :... <br /> , <br /> .. :, <br /> areas and to.fihe economia success of individuals and families:::" " ° <br /> , <br /> Data shows a 25.%.increase in t e poyerty ra.te for South King.Cou.nty.The data also indicates ma�or .... . .. <br /> ' . :. cities' housing stock in.the Pacific Northwest is no longer considered afforda6le.for..middle to low - <br /> , . <br /> income pop.ulations. Trends are:shouving that these.p.opulations are moving to South County,.where <br /> : <br /> it is perceived the housing is less expensive. ' <br /> One of the human:services planners:for.Kent put together a handout related fo poverty, and it <br /> ,. . : : ,, <br /> sfiows that.there are three drive:r.sof economic secur:i.ty=meeting basic needs;education;and, <br /> : : : <br /> havin.g a:yibrant local eco.nomy.: : <br /> Ms: Boykan thinks tliat:fo reduce poverty that it needs to be:looked at in a broader:sehse. ` <br /> - Employers.can reduce some of the hiring barriers by:incorporati"ng;job training and apprenfiiceship - <br /> progr:arris in their hiring strategies. Government and human service entities can provide grants to <br /> _. .. . . . .., .. . . <br /> : individuals for work force training. ScH.00ls can broaderrfheir:effortsto include family members in` :: : ; <br /> _ ,. <br /> some of their p�ograms. Social organizations(Kiwanis, Rotary;:Chamber of Comrrierce,Soroptimists).:: :: . <br /> - can par.tner..together to brainsto.r.m programs or.corn.bine forces to benefi.t or mentor the. :. :... <br /> underprivileged. Economic development drives jobs and.elimina_ting barriers stimulates social <br /> ' : recovery. There's more that can be.don.e:on a regional basis:to benefit everyone; it's a matter of . <br /> . . ,. . <br /> . <br /> uttin the ri ht forums to etherfor ex anded brainstormin , alon wrXh the authorit to <br /> '.: p g.. . g g.. . P g g .. : Y. <br /> ..: ;; . . commence;meaningful, lastin chan es for better:outcomes. <br /> g:. . g <br /> 3: : REGIONALCAPACITY:BUILDINGEFFORTS:: : <br /> - <br /> The cities th�t participate:in the common f.undin a lication are workin Co ether on re ional : � <br /> . <br /> . g. pp g . g . b. <br /> ca acit build.in `There are four commiftees that:include: <br /> p � X b• <br /> 1. : Review of the application and the questions that are asKed: : <br />