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    Fast-Track to Executive
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    Fast-Track to Executive

    February 21, 2020


    – Hello, this is Kathy Coover
    and thank you for listening. The goal of this webinar is to teach you how to build a solid foundation for making a great income with our company by sharing our amazing
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    Huge Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway Track Build
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    Huge Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway Track Build

    February 20, 2020


    and what have you got going on? but we do
    it Skarloey railway well we have lots of Mines that’s for sure oh and we got
    Merrick we haven’t seen him in a while you’re just having too much fun with
    this do you like different pieces and stuff well you got this belt with a
    bridge on it Liam are you sure you want this build right in the middle here what
    are we gonna do with this we gonna connect it to this stuff okay this is
    gonna be one big spirally spirally well really well you got quite this setup
    here double loops of the bridge and it’s coming down here and now we have to
    figure out where that goes how where you want it where’s this gonna go then
    better figure out a better place for this already got some no-good engine’s
    going on but you have Duke and smudger okay and over here we have a mine
    entrance coming off the double spiral good still got lots of work to do I
    don’t know why you guys are busy working ah you got smudged right well I’ll do
    cats this part of the mine covered I’m going over here the Morgans mine
    give me that Sir Topham track looks good over here I don’t know what I think
    we’re missing something here don’t you think okay what are we gonna fit in here
    mr. Percival happy birthday mr. Percival okay well let’s put this piece in now
    that we have mr. Percival’s birthday stand there I think I’m going to put
    this right in here this will cause more accidents right by Morgans mine and we
    got those too what do you got going on over here
    oh you America you are Merrick and you got this big set – oh wow this is gonna be a
    really fun set lots of hills okay you said you had a magic trick let’s bake a
    cake Clif sugar that’s got sure right Wow weird flour
    hey what’s going on those are all the ingredients American baked a cake hey
    it’s a cake for daddy happy birthday okay smarter are you ready oh there he is and Judy says hi smudger
    oh whoa nice push whoa dude got smudge everyone
    like you better as a generator this is starting to come along but what do you
    got going on here that’s an old broken track that looks
    like an old broken okay well it is what it is I like this setup here oh look you
    got the ball in there and everything it’s gonna be a lot of fun okay I think
    we’ll take this piece here put this piece here and what do you think now we
    have the rock crusher all right we’re spud you’re going generator pull
    this piece out and put this piece and what do you think that’s really hard to
    see oh there’s dinosaur bones well Liam I think we’re done
    you certainly built a crazy cuckoo track and what’s going on here happy birthday
    mr. Percival mr. Percival says two wheels best oh look he’s got the man in
    the hills in the background his favorite story
    yeah and he’s guy’s birthday cake there we should actually do that story
    sometime so her narrow gauge engines do Peter Sam
    rusty here’s Freddie brilliant mighty Mack Bertram Duncan Sir Handel who’s
    this up a nails generator smudger you think Skarloey and
    Rheneas being here I want to see if one of our motorized railway can go on this
    track I don’t know who I’m gonna use Victor’s our only narrow gauge really
    but I feel like so using Meg James maybe I’ll use James I mean use James in a
    while okay James let’s see how this track does you’re on the go yeah he
    knows he was talking to James here he comes folks the number five splendid red
    engine on track and on time fastest red engine on Sodor never gets caught on
    anything you think he’d make it up here maybe it well that could kind of threw
    him off a bit oh I think he’s caught him just a little nudge there he goes
    come on James you can do it buddy yes is he gonna go is he gonna go
    nudge touch and go over James here on the bridge sneak it through he’s gonna
    do it and he stopped as soon as I said that
    boom he’s off doctor damn now he’s going down
    oh and he’s off track folks what happened there I don’t know what
    happened yeah yeah the one that fell caught him maybe his wooden brakes just
    caught on fire who knows oh you think he’s caught in a loop here will just be
    send him this way see what happens here he is coming through we’ll have him come
    around to the mine in a second I just want to see if he can go through this
    track now on top of Oregon’s mine well bunch him off go this way James yes if
    you go to mr. he crashes through mr. Percival’s birthday pass them out of the
    hills takes out all the narrow gauge engines here he comes he’s coming
    through the pass no rock on top or else we got fun of that come on James now
    he’s on a straightaway look at him speeding up James tale of the brave and I was pushing
    Philip go think big Brio rock and here’s Colin or at the wharf Oh James I think
    that was Philips fault more than anything James gets caught in the mud
    bog you can’t even make it up oh and he’s falling in folks now he’s
    pulling his tender nice and straight go through echo tunnel there’s a do not
    enter sign oh let’s get this up going through here comes James and James well
    this is probably why James – oh the do not enter sign was down nice this is a
    good set overall are you ready get playing every kind smudger new generator
    I don’t think I want smudger on this channel anymore he’s the mean guy
    jumping perch up to the baby oh nice hey back let’s go this way what
    do you think okay bye do let’s go this way
    Oh another all other can we have going on top here with marriage Oh Rock didn’t
    have to derail your mighty Mack you just flew off hey it crunch it into pebbles
    okay I have an idea for the end of the mine here oh look we have a treasure
    right there – I think we’re gonna put this stack right in here and we’re just
    going to perfect now we have a launch will you that track who’s gonna go
    through first that’s mighty bad fighting back you try
    to knock them off with that you have an okay tensions on her now that’s right
    the managers on it oh they ran I have coal yeah it looks
    like Oh who’s there ice cream who that’s not funny
    whoa yeah dude made it to Echo Mountain boom a joint spiky Mac okay here’s
    Duncan Duncan mr. personal villa can we see him no we can’t I like mr. percival
    I’m I think we just lost in them compost smudger again smudger pushing yes
    Oh Frank oh whoa whoa hey Caroline here’s the vehicle we haven’t seen in a
    while no you do not and that’s why Tommen and
    on it I booked you and she well he bounced pretty good look at that
    never mind oh he’s dumping garbage on today Rory that’s cool
    I am going to dump Oh Oh God we’re making roads again but it’s about Lauri
    and George all right Patrick Hey like Darcy hey you’re gonna get dunked now
    Duncan nothing ever bad happens our bride birthday whoa
    you was like that was like spell coming Bob slay order see him do that again
    ready that didn’t work out so good oh nice and Duncan’s picking up some rocks
    from the rock crusher Oh like we have smudger here hey guys
    click here to watch another video and click here to subscribe to our Channel
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    🚂 1915 Railway CAKE Recipe
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    🚂 1915 Railway CAKE Recipe

    February 20, 2020


    today’s episode is generously sponsored
    by Squarespace welcome friends welcome back to Sunday morning and the old
    cookbook show today we’re going to do something out of the 1915 edition of
    five roses cookbook and we’re gonna do something today called railway cake now
    if you haven’t watched these videos before what I do is I choose a recipe
    out of these books and then make it only according to what the recipe
    instructions are I often have no idea what the cake is or what the recipe is
    or what the end product should taste like or be like and I don’t do any
    modern-day research I only follow the instructions that are in the book or
    with whatever knowledge I already have and it often ends up in a little bit of
    disaster like it might today so railway cake never heard of it before I’m very
    interested to find out what this tastes like because it’s got some strange
    flavor additions but the first problem is the cake says six ounces of butter
    and lard and I couldn’t figure out if that was six ounces each or six ounces
    total so I’ve gone with six ounces of each and we’ll see what happens so I’m
    going to put that into the stand mixer and we’re gonna start creaming it okay
    now that those are softened and creamed together I’m going to add the sugar and
    continue creaming okay looks like it’s all creamed together so I put in the
    eggs one at a time and beat them in completely before the next one goes in
    while the eggs are beating in I’m just going to mix together the dry
    ingredients which is baking soda and cream of tartar just mix that into the
    flour and you don’t have to mix it in really well just sort of get it mixed
    into the top layer okay looking good so I’m going to alternate between mixing in
    the dry and the milk spoon a little dried there’s a little little milk go
    back and forth three four additions should do it now the last two editions are caraway
    seeds which I’m kind of not too sure about and candied peel so I really
    didn’t know what to expect with this cake batter because the caraway seeds
    threw me and I was expecting something that might have been a little thicker
    and bready or like a like I don’t know what I was expecting so I’m not sure
    what this cake wants to be is it savory or is it sweet we’re gonna find out so
    I’ve got a 9 by 9 may not be the right pan because you don’t get directions
    does tell me to put it in a quick oven for an hour so nine by nine pan with a
    parchment sling I’ll just move this out to the edges and get it into the oven
    and see what happens this episode of Glennon friends was made possible with
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    off your first purchase thanks Squarespace thank you not cut for the straight line
    okay my friends so this is a railway cake I have done no research to find it
    why it’s a railway cake that’s quite interesting so has fruit in it yes I
    figured that it and seeds can appeal in caraway seeds I don’t know about the
    caraway seeds oh you’ll be surprised carries actually lovely hmm hmm mind you
    if you don’t like caraway seeds this is definitely not for you hmm
    I remember when I was a little kid my mom loved this cheese that had caraway
    seeds in it and as a little kid I hated the flavor of caraway well I also see
    eight caraway with savory but it actually works in this doesn’t it really
    good mm-hmm yeah it’s always good with other things
    right a little honey that’s that’s interesting because I’d never would have
    put caraway in a sweet cake and expected it to work so no clue why it’s called
    the railway kick I know that there are there’s an Irish cake called a railway
    cake but it’s more of a soda bread than a cake okay so this is not from the same
    this is not a random name yeah and and another thing that I think is really
    cool is this is the 1915 edition of this book so this is at the beginning of the
    First World War Canada is firmly part of the British Empire at this point yes I’d
    say two-thirds of these recipes are by weight rather than by volume interesting
    but when you get to the post-world War one version of this cookbook they are
    all by volume we’ve done a complete shift you know the world always changes
    everything that’s going to I suspect everything’s gonna change back to being
    wait I I would hope I hope that everything changes back to wait because
    I actually found it making this by weight to be so much easier than using
    volume there you go so a railway cake something a little unusual
    yeah unusual yeah I don’t know but a nice thing maybe
    a glaze on this but I don’t know that it needs it because this really is a cheat
    this is an afternoon tea cake this is this is that a lot but yeah this one
    truly is this is not a fancy cake this is something that you just sort of roll
    out when your aunt comes over on the railway on the railway huh there you go
    thanks for stopping by see you again soon you

    🚂 Thomas and Friends SUPER STATION GIANT Trackmaster Adventures Wooden Railway || Keith’s Toy Box
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    🚂 Thomas and Friends SUPER STATION GIANT Trackmaster Adventures Wooden Railway || Keith’s Toy Box

    February 20, 2020


    Can you guess how many trains there are on this Thomas and Friends Super Station? 30 trains? 50? 100? Look closely! Because there are trains on the station on top of the station and even underneath! Want a clue? This station can hold up to 100 trains! But we didn’t put that many. Go ahead and tell us your best guess in the comments below Then watch to find out how close you got! Hi everyone! Welcome to Keith’s Toy Box! Do you have different Thomas and Friends engines? Well now, get ready to play with all of them in the same set with today’s big surprise toy! The Thomas & Friends Super Station! Thanks to Fisher Price for sending this to us! It actually works with all types of Thomas and Friends engines including TrackMaster, minis, adventures and wooden railway It can even hold over 100 engines And already comes with these different vehicles You can even change the layout of the super station in any way that you want including a racetrack or connect it to other Thomas and Friends sets to expand It even comes with a helipad for Harold, a real working Cranky Crane and a turntable at the station So let’s open the box and check it out There’s all the pieces! And now, we have all the vehicles So let’s start putting it together! First, let’s put the stickers There you go. Now, let’s put together the super station There it is! Isn’t that so awesome? It’s so big! It even has tracks underneath And the legs can provide storage for more trains Here comes Thomas! This one is the TrackMaster train that comes with the set Want to know how the track works with all types of engines? It’s because of the design that can accommodate all engine sizes Here’s an Adventures Train And here’s a Thomas and Friends Minis and a motorized railway It even comes with adapters, so you can connect it to your other Thomas and Friends track sets including adapters to connect to your Adventures track sets Like this To wooden railway tracks And to TrackMaster tracks for which you won’t need any adapters Later we’ll fill up the station with as many trains as we can. Keep watching to find out how many trains we put Check out the trains that come with the set. Here’s a Thomas and Friends Minis It’s James with clouds on his sides Next there’s Percy. He’s a Thomas and Friends Adventures Train Then of course, we have Thomas. He’s a TrackMaster train He comes with brick marks on his sides and a truck for pulling cargo Nice! Let’s check out this real working turntable Cool! It even has a stop track lever Awesome! There are even switches that you can use to go up the trains where you want it to go There are even cute little details like tools and parts inside the station Let’s park Thomas back into Tidmouth Sheds All other trains work with the turntable too And there’s more going on at the top of the station There’s a real working in Cranky the Crane Lots of little parts like barrels and cargo and the helipad for Harold Check out Harold! He looks just like Harold in the show. His propeller even spins Cranky’s crane arm really works. And you can use it to lift lots of things including cargo and even trains There are also tracks on top of the station Now let’s start filling up the station and find out how many trains we can put. First, let’s fill up Tidmouth Sheds One, two, three, four, five, six Those are six trains There are also lots of specialized hooks where you can hang your Adventures Trains and Minis Ten, that’s ten trains Twenty-nine Forty-seven Sixty-five Wow, that’s a lot of so trains. Isn’t that awesome? So, did you guess correctly? How close was your guess? You can also change the track layout to fit any space including a flat one, a racetrack, or even a compact one So that’s the Thomas and Friends Super Station! Thanks to Fisher Price for sending this to us Hit the thumbs up icon to see more videos like this or tell us what you think in the comments below Thanks for watching Keith’s Toy Box and remember to subscribe for more videos! Remember be kind to others and share what you have

    How I Got Started As A Real Estate Investor
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    How I Got Started As A Real Estate Investor

    February 20, 2020


    Hey, my name is Joe Crump. I’ve gotten a lot of emails asking me to
    tell my story, a little bit about how I got into real estate investing, and how this process
    works, some of the things I’ve been through, some of the experiences that I’ve had and
    mistakes that I’ve made over the years. And a little bit about that I’m doing right
    now. I started real estate investing back in 1986. I was working in Los Angeles on film crews
    and I’d gone to film school and I got a degree in filmmaking and I wanted to do that
    for a living. And I was working on these crews as a grip. I was making about $60,000 a year working
    as a grip, a union grip, a union that’s now defunct called NABAD. And we did lighting. Basically, we were the ones, you know, tugging
    around the, we’d mold and shape the lighting in a film
    So, one day I was sitting on the dolly with the first camera assistant and he was telling
    me about his house that he owned there in Los Angeles that had gone up in value that
    year more than both he and I had made in that year. And I said, wait – you just own this property
    and it’s gone up in value and you’ve made this much money just because you own the property? And he said, yeah. I said, I’ve got to look into this. So I started asking everybody I knew about
    houses and real estate and I started looking at the market. And the market was crazy good back then. This was in, you know, the late eighties of
    Los Angeles. It was just booming. It was a bubble market. And so I started, I decided was going to buy. And I bought my first house out in Lancaster. I didn’t know what I was doing, I didn’t
    know what I was going to do with the property. I didn’t want to live in it. It was an hour away from where I lived. But I knew that I could afford it, I could
    qualify for the property. It was a, I don’t know, about $100,000,
    $106,000, something like that, was the value of it at the time. And I was able to get a mortgage on it because
    I had a good job and it took them four months to build. And during that four months that it took to
    build, it went up about 25% in value so now it was worth $125,000, $130,000. So, I said, you know, I can put a tenant in
    here, but I could also just sell it. So I turned around and immediately sold this
    brand new construction home. A real estate agent did it for me and we sold
    it and I ended up walking away with about $20,000 in profits, which I thought, this
    is cool. I didn’t really do anything to make this
    happen and I just made $20,000. It would have taken me a third of a year to
    make that in my regular job. So I immediately took that money and I thought,
    oh, which if I bought a property that was under market value? What if I bought a property that maybe needed
    some fix up, and I could fix up and add value to it? So, I bought another property. This time it was a VA foreclosure. I got another loan and did it again. And this time I made about $40,000. Fixed it up, my girlfriend at the time who’s
    now my wife, she and I fixed up the property and we turned around and sold that property
    and I made another chunk of money. And then I started buying more properties. We bought some properties out in San Bernardino. And then I got an opportunity to start building
    properties. And we decided, okay, let’s build properties
    up in the Hollywood Hills. And we started building these beautiful, you
    know, 5,000 and 6,000 square foot houses that were anywhere from, I don’t know, $500,000
    to about $1.7M in value. So we built these big houses. And within three years I had about $17M worth
    of properties and with a good deal of equity in those properties. But, when 1990 came around, the markets dropped
    because of the S&L crisis that happened. And the values of the real estate dropped. So it dropped about 30%. And because of that, it wiped out all the
    equity that I had in those properties. Which wouldn’t have been a problem if we’d
    continued to build and the values had gone up a little bit – we would have been fine. But the banks came to me and said, “Joe,
    since you don’t have enough equity in these properties, we have to take the properties
    back, or, you have to come up with more money.” And I said, “I don’t have more money to
    come up with.” You know, there’s no way I can come up with
    that much equity. It was all in my properties
    And they said, “No, I’m sorry, we’re going to have to take it back.” So, they took my properties back. They foreclosed on me and took all those properties
    back and wiped me out. I had dump trucks, I had concrete forms, I
    had a bulldozer, I had all sorts of junk that I’d purchased. I had a big infrastructure that I’d built. All on borrowed money, by the way, which was
    my big mistake. So, they took all that back. I had to file bankruptcy. We left Los Angeles. I moved back home and moved in with my parents. It was that bad. I lost my cars, I lost everything. And my wife and I were married by then, and
    we had a new baby, a thirty-day old baby son. And we had moved in with my parents who, I
    love them dearly, but, you don’t want to move back with your parents when you’re
    thirty-two years old, you know, most of the time anyway. At least I didn’t. So, I went to work and I tried to become a
    real estate agent. So I got my license and I started learning
    how to sell real estate as an agent. And I really felt that I had sort of hit rock
    bottom. This is the worst thing that could possibly
    be doing. But I found out that I was actually pretty
    good at it and that I actually enjoyed helping people find a place that they could call home. So, I became a top producer and while I was
    doing that I started looking at other ways that I might be able to invest even though
    I didn’t have a ton of money to invest and my credit was completely trashed. There’s no way I could do that, so I had
    to do techniques that didn’t require any money, didn’t require any credit, and just
    required my knowledge and my ability – which I had quite a bit of because I learned a lot
    from what I did in California. I just had to learn not to use loans. So I restructured how we did it. And we started coming up with a whole hierarchy
    of zero down structures, which is what I teach now. That zero down structure hierarchy is in a
    lot of these videos that are on my blog, so go take a look at the blog and it’ll give
    you all the details that you need on how to actually do those techniques. I got to the point, I think, with my business
    that I sort of came back. I built a portfolio again, I bought all these
    properties. This time, I didn’t use banks. I didn’t use my credit. I structured it better. I structured it in a way that it’d be harder
    to take those properties back from me and I did not count on appreciation when I purchased
    properties. Everything was based on building value into
    the properties when you buy them. So, making sure that you purchase them right
    and then have a good exit strategy when you sell. And because I changed that strategy of the
    way I was doing it, I made a much more stable business. And then when 2007 and 2008 came along when
    everybody else was crashing and every real estate investor I knew was, you know, going
    through bankruptcy again it didn’t hit me that way because my business was stable. My business wasn’t built on that kind of
    debt. It was built in a different way and basically
    on seller financed debt rather than on bank debt. It didn’t require credit, it didn’t require
    any money into it. I could have given those properties back to
    them if I’d had to, but I didn’t have to and it wouldn’t have hurt my credit. So, I was able to hold on to those properties
    during that difficult time and then I also was in a position by then to be able to buy
    other properties that went on the market during that crash for 20¢, 30¢ on the dollar. So I got some really amazing deals during
    that time as well. We still get great deals, but that was an
    amazing time because there were so many properties that had gone through foreclosure and the
    banks had a lot of properties they were trying to unload. So, now it was my turn to take properties
    from the bank rather than vice versa. So, anyway, I’ve come to a time in my life
    now where I have a lot of freedom. I probably put in an hour or two a day in
    my business, in my real estate investing business. And I’m able to do that because I’ve automated
    most of the things that we do. All the things that I haven’t automated
    I’ve outsourced. There’s some things you have to have people
    to do. So I’m able to automate about 90% and I
    use a system that we developed for that very purpose called PushbuttonAutomarketer.com. You can go check it out yourself. And you can use the same type of business
    system that I’ve used to be able to build your own business and model it after the one
    that I’ve built. So, all that, 90% of that business, of that
    work, can be automated. The other 9% we’ve outsourced. So, I’ve got people that are helping me
    do different things, property managers, you know, agents, other people that I work with
    that help me through that process. Contractors. And then 1% of that business is what I have
    to do myself. I still sign my own contracts. I still review everything. I’m still the one that creates the strategy
    as we move forward in the business and makes sure that everything is on track. And I want to continue to do that. I want to continue to do that until the day
    I die because I find it interesting and it’s fun and I don’t have to do any of the hard
    work any longer because it’s all laid out for me. I just have to stay ahead of it. I have to keep thinking ahead to see where
    it’s going next. And most of the things that we do, most of
    the techniques that I teach are evergreen. We’ve been using these techniques since
    I started using them from the beginning. And they still work today. We’ve made some modifications because of
    what’s happened with the internet and the incredible things that we can do now as far
    as marketing. The internet has saved us so much time and
    so much money. And because of the automation that we have
    which has been a huge game changer for us. So, that’s left me the ability to do other
    things in my life. And so I decided hey, I’m going to go back,
    you know, the reason I got into real estate in the first place is because I wanted to
    be a filmmaker. And I had gotten to the point where I’d
    written about a dozen screen plays. I’d actually gotten one picked up by 20th
    Century Fox at the time, and I even came home one day with a bottle of Dom Perignon to my
    wife and my sister who was living with us at the time, and said, “I think I’ve sold
    my screen play.” And it was, you know, a celebration. I was going to make $350,000, it was going
    to be great. That fell through. And it so humiliated and demoralized me that
    I said, “Enough of this. I’m going to make my own damn movie instead
    of trying to sell it to somebody else.” And that’s one of the reasons that real
    estate seemed like a realistic way to make that happen. Well, it took me about fifteen or twenty years
    and I finally got back to making movies. And I made a documentary. It’s called “Children of Internment.” It’s on Amazon, you can go check it out. It’s about Germans who were interned during
    WW2. Everybody knows about the Japanese that were
    interned, but not very many people know that Germans and Italians were also put behind
    barbed wire fence in the United States during the war. So that’s a documentary, a feature-length
    documentary on that. I did that with my sister. And then I wrote, co-wrote and directed another
    film. This time it’s a story. It’s a narrative film that’s called “The
    Storyteller,” and it’s also on Amazon. And it’s about a magical little girl and
    it was so much fun to make these movies and to do this work I decided this is something
    I want to keep doing for the rest of my life. And so I’m continuing with that process. I’ve got other things in my life that I
    love to do. I love to travel. We go, you know, to Europe pretty frequently. Went to Japan not too long ago. Went to India for a trip, took a motorcycle
    trip with an old friend and we went, traveled around Rajasthan and went to Pushkar for the
    camel fair. So, had a great time. When my kids graduated college we went to
    Japan and went to Tokyo and Kyoto and went all over the place on those bullet trains
    and saw the sights. So, we have the freedom to do that now because
    of the business that I was able to build. And I would suggest if you’d like to have
    that same freedom, that you could build your business the same way. And beyond all these other things that I get
    to do because I have this real estate business, the most important thing that I’ve done
    with all this is that it gave me the ability to be at home and to be able to watch my children
    grow up. So the entire time that they were growing
    up, I was working at home. I’d be there when they got home from school. I’d be able to go to all their, my daughter’s
    dance productions. I’d be able to go to do all the things that
    my son wanted to do, and be able to spend time together as a family and get to know
    them. You know, they say that quality time is really
    important with kids, and I agree. But, you know, nothing can beat quantity time. It’s really hard to get to the quality time
    unless you have the quantity time. And if you’re working all the time, if you’re
    putting in 50 hours a week, you know, as a real estate agent, which is what I did for
    a while, it was hard to be able to be home. But, so, being able to come home and work
    at home, have my own office at home, be in control of my business at home, have time
    and control of my time, that made a big difference in my life and made it possible for me to
    start thinking strategically about how to get where I’m at now in my business. I still have lots of dreams about where I
    want to go and how I want to grow and the things I want to accomplish. That never goes away. And it should never go away. I don’t think I’ll ever retire. One of the things that gets me excited now
    is being able to work with my mentor students. I have a six-month mentor program where I
    teach people how to build a business like mine. How to have control of their own business. How to start from scratch and step by step
    by step you know, do this, do that, follow this, make this call, do these things. And if you do those things you’re successful. I go through about 120 mentor students a year. So, about 60 of them are in my six-month program
    at any particular time. Out of that group, 30% of them will make money. They tell me that 5% is normal for these kinds
    of programs, so, I guess I’m 600% better than average. But, I can also tell you that 100% of the
    people who get in that mentor program who do the work as I lay it out for them succeed. Everyone who does the work will make money. It’s very rare that I see anybody that goes
    through this program that doesn’t make money if they do the work. So, that’s the goal. That’s one of the things that kind of drives
    me forward to keep teaching this, to keep doing these videos, these YouTube videos and
    these videos that I’m sending out to try to train people about this. It really is a satisfying life when you can
    help other people. And I think one of the things, the major things
    that I try to teach my students, and most of them come into this program with this mindset,
    but, it’s an idea of service within your business, where you’re helping other people
    and you’re making money because of the solutions that you’re providing. I’ve found that when things were the darkest
    for me, when I first moved back to Indianapolis after I’d lost everything, and feeling so
    sorry for myself, and all that self-pity and all that stuff. You know, you’re thinking about yourself
    and oh, woe is me. But, when I was able to take my eyes off myself
    and put it on somebody else and say this person here, I can help them. I can solve this problem for them. I can help them find a house that they’re
    not going to be able to get on their own. If I can do that for them, and focus on their
    problem and not think about myself, then I’m going to make money. And that money will come as a natural extension
    to me helping others. So, the idea of you know, doing well, doing
    good, or something like that. You know, it’s just the idea where you put
    out good things into the world and good things come back to you. And it has proved to be true for me. And I think that it would work for you as
    well. Anyway. That’s my story. I’d love to work with you if you’re interested
    in getting into the mentor program. You might also take a look at the Automarketer. That’s something that I didn’t talk about
    a lot about here, but I talk a lot about on my blog, that has a lot of training materials
    on how to use it and how to build a system and how to build a business that you can proud
    of, that treats people well, that works for you know, people other than just for you. It doesn’t take advantage of people. You can sleep at night. And you can serve the world by doing it. Anyway. I hope that explains it. All right. Thanks for listening.

    The Insane Escape of Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn (From Japan To Lebanon)
    Articles, Blog

    The Insane Escape of Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn (From Japan To Lebanon)

    February 20, 2020


    Carlos Ghosn, a name once lauded amongst the
    world’s captains of industry. The Brazilian born businessman quickly rose
    through the ranks of the automobile industry to become the CEO of several global companies,
    to include Michelin’s North American branch, Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi Motors. It was however his time spent as the head
    of Nissan that saw Ghosn rise to global fame, when he took the company from bankruptcy to
    financial success once more. In time he would chair the powerful Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi
    Alliance and bring the group to a 10% global market share. Then suddenly, Ghosn’s world turned upside
    down. As he touched down in a private plane to Tokyo
    International Airport late in the afternoon of November 19th, 2018, Ghosn was met by Tokyo
    District prosecutors, who immediately took him into custody. Shortly after, his top aide, Greg Kelly, was
    also arrested when arriving back home to Japan after a trip in the US. Hours later, Nissan’s chief executive Hiroto
    Saikawa called a press conference and revealed that Ghosn had been dismissed from Nissan’s
    board of directors, and that he would be subsequently stripped of all executive rights. The financial world was shocked, what in the
    world could have happened to have a man known as ‘Mr. Fix It’ for his miraculous turnarounds
    of troubled companies, fall so far and so fast from grace? The answer would come soon enough, and for
    those who understood Japanese business culture, they wouldn’t be very surprising. Ghosn had been the target of an internal Nissan
    investigation, in cooperation with Japanese police, when suspicions arose over his misuse
    of company funds. As the investigation dragged on, a laundry
    list of financial misdeeds was discovered, all centered around the use of Nissan funds
    for Ghosn’s personal gain. To avoid public embarrassment in the shame-sensitive
    nation of Japan, Nissan worked to limit the details of that investigation with the public,
    but what came to light was a deep culture of corruption by Ghosn and his top aide, who
    both worked to hide their misuse of company funds from other top executives. Ghosn allegedly manipulated Nissan’s record
    keeping to hide the fact that he was using the company to pay some or all of the costs
    of his $18 million in residences in Rio de Janeiro, Beirut, Paris, and Amsterdam. He also routinely charged all family vacation
    expenses directly to the company, and given his expensive tastes, this wasn’t a budget
    trip to the local water park. We’re talking millions in gallivanting around
    the world, all on the company dime. Ghosn had talked Nissan into setting up a
    shell company- Zi-A Capital- to be used to make venture investments around the end of
    2010, and this company became his own personal piggy bank. To hide his activities, Ghosn created an elaborate
    chain of shell companies that handled the money Zi-A Capital was investing in various
    venture enterprises. The long chain of shell companies stymied
    the efforts of Nissan auditors to track Zi-A’s activities, and hid Ghosn’s spending spree
    from the company. In total somewhere around $15-20 million in
    property alone was purchased by Ghosn on the company dime. Buying property and taking off for luxury
    vacations around the world wasn’t enough for Ghosn though, and that’s because one specific
    aspect of Japanese CEO culture particularly chafed the rich Brazilian businessman. In Japanese culture, CEOs are not the sociopathic,
    greedy, aggressive, intimidating figures that they typically are in the rest of the world-
    or at least they’re not supposed to be. Japanese CEO culture strives for a sense of
    humility and modesty, and thus Japanese CEOs are not paid nearly as lavishly as those from
    other nations. For Ghosn, this was unacceptable. To hell with humility, Ghosn needed to get
    paid. And get paid he did. With the aid of his confidant Greg Kelly,
    Ghosn created a series of very complicated deferred payment plans which were hidden from
    financial reports and amounted to Ghosn giving himself a bonus of around $80 million dollars. For those keeping track, this brought Ghosn’s
    additional compensation to about $100 million, though the full figure is still a mystery
    as Nissan fights very hard to keep that embarrassing secret from leaking out. As if that wasn’t enough, Ghosn then shifted
    the tab for a personal investment loss of $16.6 million directly to the company, because
    when you’re a greedy scam artist apparently you can’t help yourself. But wait, you might say, wasn’t Ghosn responsible
    for turning around struggling automakers and leading one of the largest companies in the
    world? Maybe he deserved more than the modest salary
    that Japanese CEO culture afforded him. A man should be rewarded for his hard work
    after all? Well, you’d be right in saying that a man
    should be rewarded for their talent and hard work, which is why Ghosn was at the time of
    his initial arrest in 2018 earning almost $17 million a year as one of the world’s top
    paid auto executives. Maybe Ghosn was right in stealing around $100
    million from Nissan, a man can barely make ends meet at $17 million a year. Ghosn was held under arrest for several days
    and was about to be released on bail when news of an additional $8 million he had stolen
    through yet another shell company surfaced. He was once more put back in jail pending
    a bail hearing, an act that he protested. His wife also wrote a letter to Human Rights
    Watch protesting his treatment, because everyone knows that a rich person sitting in jail constitutes
    a grave violation of human rights. Ghosn was worth tens of millions of dollars
    and yet forced to sit in jail for having stolen over $100 million, rubbing shoulders with
    common criminals- this was an Avengers-level human rights threat. Despite Ghosn’s wife’s passionate plea to
    the world community that Ghosn’s human rights were being violated by being forced to sit
    in jail for his crime, the Japanese legal system said “bye girl” and denied a bail
    hearing until early March. Ghosn was forced to sit in jail for almost
    a month in total over two separate arrests before being allowed bail- remember that next
    time you hear of someone going to jail for years over a drug possession charge. Ghosn’s arrest prompted other companies he
    had worked with to take a second look at their own finances, because maybe Mr. Fix It wasn’t
    just fixing their companies but his pocket on their dime as well. An investigation by Renault revealed 11 million
    in euro of questionable expenses by Ghosn, and the French government opened a separate
    investigation into Ghosn. Distraught over the possibility of actually
    having her husband be held accountable for the theft of 100 million- and counting- dollars,
    Ghosn’s wife made a passionate plea to French president Emmanuel Macron to intercede on
    their behalf during a meeting with Japan’s Shinzo Abe. Macron replied with a simple, “girl BYE”
    and declined. Ghosn knew his goose was cooked, he would
    be facing the possibility of prison for his theft- a realization that sent shock waves
    amongst the world’s elite and rich. He had to do something, and do it fast because
    the noose was closing in on him. Any day now he could be carted off to prison
    from his house arrest in his luxurious home. But that wouldn’t happen, because Ghosn had
    come up with a plan. Well, when we say ‘plan’, we actually mean
    more that he came up with a series of Scooby-Doo like events that only an insanely rich person
    could possibly pull off. Ghosn’s escape would turn out to be less of
    a masterminded Oceans-11 escape plot, and more a series of shenanigans financed by a
    whole lot of dough. First, Ghosn decided to throw himself a party
    and hired musicians to come play at his home. Watched by police authorities 24/7, Ghosn
    wasn’t allowed to leave his home for any reason, and had been forced to surrender all of his
    passports- well all except for the second copy of his passport that he was by law forced
    to have on his person, because in Japan all foreigners must have legal identification
    at all times. This would prove to be a bit of an oversight
    on Japan’s part, who seriously underestimated how badly Ghosn didn’t want to pay for his
    crimes and the Looney-Tunes-like measures he would take to ensure that. After the musicians finished playing, Ghosn
    excused himself to a room in his house where the musicians had been storing their gear. There he climbed into a large musical instrument
    case and had his accomplices seal him inside with breathing hole for air. Then Ghosn was simply wheeled out of his house,
    loaded into the back of a van, and driven away- all directly under the noses of the
    watching police officers who didn’t realize they were in a cartoon sketch and should have
    been looking inside instrument cases for a would-be fugitive. Ghosn then was driven inside his instrument
    case to a remote airport in a small town and loaded onto a private airplane. The exact details of Ghosn’s escape are unclear
    though, and some sources state that Ghosn may have sneaked out of his home and met two
    men at a hotel. Then the men and Ghosn took a bullet train
    to Osaka and checked in at a hotel near Kansai International Airport. A few hours later, Ghosn was shoved into a
    large container and wheeled to the airport, where the box he was in couldn’t fit into
    the X-ray machine and thus it was never checked. Seeing as Ghosn’s box was headed for an international
    flight on a private jet, airport security probably didn’t bother opening the box- way
    to go Japan airport security. From there all that is known is that Ghosn
    flew on that private jet to Istanbul, and then left on a second private jet to Beirut. Once Ghosn was in Lebanon, Japan immediately
    requested Interpol issue a red notice for his arrest, though since no extradition treaty
    exists between Japan and Lebanon, arrest is extremely unlikely unless Ghosn leaves the
    country. For his part, Ghosn made a public plea claiming
    he was a political asylum seeker, as he was being unfairly targeted by Japan’s cruel justice
    system for the simple crime of stealing a hundred million dollars. Ghosn claimed he fled injustice and political
    persecution, which only a really rich person who stole a tenth of a billion dollars would
    have the balls to do. Lebanon has instituted a travel ban on Ghosn,
    though to date there seems to be no consequences for the hundred-million-and-counting in theft
    that Ghosn carried out over the last decade. Because, you know- rich people. Now that you’ve finished our story on how
    consequences don’t exist if you’re rich enough, why not check out this other video? Or maybe you’d prefer this other one instead? It won’t cost you a dime, so check one of
    them out now!

    Seattle City Council Transportation & Utilities Committee 2/19/2020
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    Seattle City Council Transportation & Utilities Committee 2/19/2020

    February 20, 2020


    >>>GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY. IT IS FEBRUARY 19, 2020 MEETING OF THE TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITIES COMMITTEE WILL COME TO ORDER. IT IS 9:34 A.M. I AM ALEX PETERSON CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE I AM JOINED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS STRAUSS , HERBOLD, AND MORALES. BEFORE WE BEGIN WE WILL APPROVE THE AGENDA. IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION TODAY’S AGENDA WILL BE ADOPTED. HEARING NO OBJECTION IT IS ADOPTED. AT THIS TIME WE WILL TAKE PUBLIC COMMENT ON ITEMS THAT APPEAR ON TODAY’S AGENDA OR UNDER THE PURVIEW OF THIS COMMITTEE, TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES. WE WILL HAVE UP TO 20 MINUTES úFOR PUBLIC COMMENT. EACH SPEAKER WILL HAVE TWO MINUTES TO SPEAK. I WILL READ THE NAMES. COME ON UP TO THE MICROPHONE WE HAVE TWO SPEAKERS, JAN GRAY LORD AND MEGAN CRUZ. >>MY NAME IS JAN GRAY LONG I LIVE IN SOUTH SEATTLE. A YEAR AGO IF I WANTED TO GET DOWNTOWN, IF I WANTED TO CONNECT UP WITH THE RAIN YEAR BEACH STATION IT WOULD TAKE NEARLY AN HOUR AND A HALF WALKING, WAITING FOR THE 107 TO GET TO RAIN YEAR BEACH. TODAY IT TAKES ME 20-30 MINUTES TO CALL A VAN, TO RIDE VIA TO LIGHT RAIL. THAT SERVICE IS SUPPOSED TO END, IT IS A DEMONSTRATION PROJECT APRIL 30. I DON’T KNOW IF MAY 1 I GO BACK TO AN HOUR AND A HALF OR NOT, VIA, IN A SIMPLE SENTENCE IS UBER TO LIGHT RAIL AT A REASONABLE COST. IT IS IN FOUR SOUTH SEATTLE STATIONS AND IN TUKWILA. THE VIA RIDERS NEED AND WANT VIA. IT IS FAST, FLEXIBLE, EFFICIENT, SAFE, COMFORTABLE. IT CONNECTS US TO JOBS, EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE, COMMUNITY. WE WANT TO KEEP IT. WE UNDERSTAND THINGS HAVE TO BALANCE OUT, IT IS A VITAL SERVICE FOR SOUTH SEATTLE. ANY MORE INFO EMAIL KEEP [email protected] AND SUBJECT INFO. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>MEGAN CRUZ. >>GOOD MORNING. I AM HERE TO TALK ABOUT SEATTLE TRAFFIC, THE GOOD AND THE BAD. THERE IS SOME GOOD. THE FIRST PART IS TRANSIT RIDERSHIP IS UP AND SINGLE OCCUPANCY VEHICLES ARE DOWN IN THE CITY CENTER. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN IS TRAFFIC AND CONGESTION IS STILL GROWING. WHY IS THAT? THE REASON IS WE ARE NOT ACCOUNTING FOR ALL FORMS OF TRAFFIC ESPECIALLY THE FASTEST GROWING, THAT WOULD BE TRUCKS AND TMC’S WHICH ARE THE RIGHT HAILING SERVICES, UBER AND LYFT. CONSIDER THESE FACTS I GOT FROM THE CITY WITH REGARD TO TMC’S IN ZIP CODE 98104 AND 98101 WE GET 17,500 RIDERS A DAY. THAT IS A LOT OF CARS. THESE CARS ARE NOT PARKING ANYWHERE, THEY ARE CONSTANTLY CIRCLING. THAT MEANS THAT THEY HAVE MORE VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED THAN A SINGLE OCCUPANCY VEHICLE. 2.8 FOUR TNC. WE HAVE TO CONSIDER THESE. THESE ARE NOT IN THE COMP PLAN. LIKEWISE, TRUCKS ARE GROWING 20% ANNUALLY DOWNTOWN BECAUSE OF THE RISE OF e-COMMERCE. THE UW DID A CORNETS STUDY THAT SHOWS 40s 40,000 TRUCKS COMING INTO THE CITY CENTER EVERY DAY. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE ANNUAL GROWTH THAT WILL BE OVERWHELMING IN A SHORT WHILE. AT THE SAME TIME WE ARE TAKING AWAY CURB LANES AND PUTTING AN END TO BIKE AND BUS LANES, WHICH IS GOOD, BUT THE NEW BUILDINGS DO NOT COME EQUIPPED WITH WORKABLE LOADING BIRTHS. THE DETERMINATION WAS MADE THAT NEW TOWERS THAT ARE GOING TO HOLD 1000 PEOPLE EACH DON’T REQUIRE A LOADING BIRTHS. YOU THINK ABOUT EVERYBODY GETTING THEIR GOODS AND SERVICES FROM e-COMMERCE, IT IS GOING TO QUICKLY BECOME A PROBLEM IF WE DO NOT TAKE CHARGE OF THIS. I WOULD LIKE THE COMMITTEE TO DO TWO THINGS. LAST MAY I SUBMITTED AN AMENDMENT PROPOSAL TO THE PLAN ASKING THAT TRUCKS AND TNC BE ADDED TO THE MODE SHARE SO WE CAN COUNT THEM . I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THAT HAS GONE IT WAS SUPPOSED TO TAKE PLACE THIS LAST YEAR. — >>THANK YOU MS. CRUZ. GIVE YOUR COMMENTS TO OUR CLERK AND WE CAN READ THOSE LATER. IS ANYBODY ELSE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK? OKAY. SEEING WE HAVE NO ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS SIGNED UP, THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD IS CLOSED AND WE WILL MOVE TO THE FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA. WE WILL HAVE OUR CLERK, JUST AN OVERVIEW OF TODAY’S COMMITTEE WE HAVE FOUR ITEMS ON THE AGENDA TODAY. WE WILL GO TO THE FIRST ITEM NOW IF THE CLERK WILL READ THAT INTO THE RECORD FOR US. >>RESOLUTION 31932.>>>A RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE CITY LIGHT DEPARTMENT; ACKNOWLEDGING AND APPROVING CITY LIGHT’S ADOPTION OF A BIENNIAL ENERGY CONSERVATION TARGET FOR 2020- 2021 AND TEN-YEAR CONSERVATION POTENTIAL. >>>THANK YOU. WE WILL BE HEARING THIS ITEM TWICE. THERE IS A PUBLIC HEARING THAT WILL BE REQUIRED. WE WILL BE BACK FOR THAT OFFICIAL PUBLIC HEARING. I ACTUALLY SPOKE WITH THE GENERAL MANAGER AND CEO, DEBRA SMITH, WHO IS JOINING US. SHE HAS OFFERED TO GIVE A BRIEF UPDATE ABOUT WHAT WE READ ABOUT IN THE SEATTLE TIMES AND OTHER MEDIA OUTLETS ABOUT THE COPPER WIRE THEFT. WHY DON’T WE DO INTRODUCTIONS AND THEN WE CAN HEAR FROM YOU. >>I AM DEBRA SMITH THE GENERAL MANAGER OF SEATTLE CITY LIGHT. >>I AM CRAIG SMITH DIRECTOR OF CUSTOMER CARE AND SOLUTIONS AT SEATTLE CITY LIGHT. >>I AM JENNIFER FINNIGAN AT CUSTOMER CARE AND SOLUTIONS AT SEATTLE CITY LIGHT. >>I THINK THAT IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE HEARD THAT. AS A QUICK ASIDE, I THINK THIS IS A GOOD THING FOR OUR COMMUNITY. IN MY YEAR AND A HALF WE HAVE BEEN DOING SOME REORGANIZATION. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE DONE IS TAKEN THE CUSTOMER CARE GROUP, IT IS NOT OPERATIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE, IT IS NOT THE BILLING AND COLLECTIONS. THOSE ARE IN THE OPERATION GROUP UNDER MIKE HAYNES LEADERSHIP, HE IS OUR COO AND HE IS RIGHT THERE. CRAIG IS REPORTING DIRECTLY TO ME AND HE HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR CUSTOMER ENERGY SOLUTIONS WHICH IS ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND MOST OF OUR VALUE ADD PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. WE BROUGHT THOSE TOGETHER AND IT IS REALLY — WE ARE DISCOVERING IT IS A GREAT MARRIAGE. THERE IS A LOT OF SIMILARITIES. THESE ARE FOLKS THAT HAVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE BEING IN OUR CUSTOMERS HOMES AND WORKING WITH THEM DIRECTLY. THEIR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AND WHAT IT TAKES TO MANAGE AND SUSTAIN LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS IS REALLY DEEP. TAKING CUSTOMER CARE WHICH INCLUDES THE PROGRAM AND KEY ACCOUNTS AND BRINGING THOSE FOLKS TOGETHER IS GREAT. THAT IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE HEARD ANYONE USE THE NAME OF THE NEW DIVISION, IT KIND OF ROLLED OFF YOUR TONGUES. YOU DID AWESOME. I WILL TAKE A QUICK MINUTE, FIRST OF ALL, WE REALLY APPRECIATE THE ARTICLE IN THE TIMES, THE REPORTER DID A GREAT JOB AND WE WORKED WITH HIM FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME TO MAKE SURE THAT THE INFORMATION WAS PRESENTED AND WE APPRECIATE COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD FOR BRINGING THIS UP AND A LOT OF WORK HAS BEEN DONE SINCE THEN. ACTUALLY STAFF COMPLETED A GREAT REPORT ON STREET LIGHT COPPER WIRE THEFT ANALYSIS REPORT THAT I GOT A COPY OF YESTERDAY IT WAS FINALIZED AT THE END OF JANUARY. IT IS A GREAT REVIEW OF THE PROBLEM, WHAT OTHER UTILITIES ARE DOING, HOW IT IS IMPACTING SEATTLE AND BEST PRACTICES. I WANTED TO SHARE A BIT OF INFORMATION. ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE DONE IS PROVIDE A SET OF RECOMMENDATIONS THESE ARE ON THE GROUND STAFF LEVEL AND NOT CONSULTANTS. THESE ARE FOLKS DEALING WITH THIS ON A DAILY BASIS. NUMBER ONE, WHICH IS HUGE, IS DEVELOP AND LAUNCH A PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ON HOW TO SPOT A THEFT IN PROGRESS AND HOW TO REPORT. WE KNOW THAT IT IS HAPPENING AND THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE TIMES DID A GREAT JOB OF TALKING ABOUT, THE LENGTHS TO WHICH FOLKS ARE GOING IN SOME CASES TO DO THE WORK DURING THE DAY AND THEN PULL THE WIRE AT NIGHT. A PART OF THAT IS TO DEVELOP EXPECTATIONS FOR CONTRACTORS WHO ARE PERFORMING WORK IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY OR IN THE STREETS SO THAT FOLKS IN THE COMMUNITY CAN IDENTIFY THESE ARE FOLKS WHO ARE DOING WORK WHO ARE EITHER CITY LIGHT EMPLOYEES OR ARE DOING WORK ON OUR BEHALF. THAT WILL BE PART OF THE PUBLIC CAMPAIGN AND THEN WORKING WITH THOSE FOLKS. UNDERTAKING A COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF COPPER WIRE WITH ALUMINUM. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THAT WILL TURN OUT. WE DO KNOW THE MARKET IS VERY DIFFERENT FOR THOSE AND WE WILL BE LOOKING AT, AS WE ARE DOING A BETTER JOB, THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER FOR CAPTURING THE COST. WE HAVE A SEPARATE WORK ORDER IS COSTING US. STAND WHAT THIS THIS WAS MENTIONED IN THE STORY LOOKING AT WELDING HANDHOLDS. THAT IS A PRETTY PRACTICAL SOLUTION, ONE THAT WE ARE STARTING TO DO. THE DOWNSIDE AGAIN WAS DISCUSSED, WHEN THERE IS A LEGITIMATE OUTAGE IT DOES TAKE A LONGER DURATION. BUT IN THE LONG RUN IT IS THE RIGHT WAY TO GO. IF THAT IS WHAT WE DO WE WILL HAVE TO DEVELOP A CONSTRUCTION STANDARD SO WE HAVE THAT AND THEN IT WILL TAKE TIME TO WORK THROUGH THE SYSTEM. WE ARE LOOKING AT STAFFING AND LANGUAGE TO MANAGE COPPER WIRE THEFT RELATED ACTIVITIES SUCH AS DATA ENTRY INTO OUR SYSTEM WHERE WE KEEP TRACK OF THINGS. I APPRECIATE THAT THERE WAS SUPPORT IN GENERAL AS WE LEARN MORE AND GET OUR PROGRAM TOGETHER. IF THERE ARE BUDGET IMPACTS WE WILL BE TALKING TO YOU. WE ARE ASSUMING THAT THERE IS A LOT THAT WE CAN DO WITH THE EXISTING RESOURCES AND MAKE THAT WORK. LASTLY, WE ARE NOT THE ONLY COMMUNITY TO HAVE THIS PROBLEM. THERE ARE A LOT OF EMERGING SOLUTIONS AND THAT’S WHAT I REFER TO AS BEST PRACTICE, WE ARE EXPLORING OTHER SOLUTIONS. WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING AN UPDATE TO THE MAYOR THIS WEEK AND I MENTIONED COUNCILMEMBER PEDERSEN AS SOON AS WE HAVE THAT COMPLETE WE WILL GET THAT TO YOU AS WELL SO THAT WILL GIVE YOU INFORMATION CURRENT FROM THE DATE OF THE ARTICLE. THIS IS A PLACE WHERE THE PUBLIC’S HELP AND INVOLVEMENT IS WE DO NOT WANT PEOPLE TO DO SOMETHING THAT WILL PUT THEM IN HARMS WAY, WE WILL BE EDUCATING FOLKS ON HOW TO RESPOND IF THEY SEE ACTIVITIES THAT THEY THINK ARE SUSPICIOUS. THIS IS A COMMUNITY PROBLEM THAT IS HUGE. WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IS WHEN COPPER THEFT IS HAPPENING, THE REPAIRS ARE GENERALLY NOT SIMPLE BECAUSE IT IS A DESTRUCTION OF PUBLIC PROPERTY AND THE EXPENDITURES, IT IS NOT THE COST OF THE REPLACEMENT OF COPPER, IT IS THE LABOR AND THE EXTENSIVE WORK THAT IS HAVING TO BE DONE. >>ANY QUESTIONS FROM MY COLLEAGUES? >>NOT SO MUCH QUESTIONS, A COUPLE OF STATEMENTS. THANK YOU FOR REFERENCING THE WORK THAT THE COUNCIL DID DURING THE PROCESS. I HAVE BEEN THINKING OF IT NOT JUST AS A CITY LIGHT ISSUE BUT A CITY WIDE ISSUE. THERE ARE OTHER DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE EXPERIENCING THEFT OF SCRAP METAL. THAT IS WHY THE FIRST OF THE TWO BUDGET ACTIONS THAT COUNCIL APPROVED WAS ASKING THE CITY TO DEVELOP A CITY WIDE ASSET LOSS PROGRAM. WE FOUND THAT A LOT OF THESE THEFTS WERE NOT BEING REPORTED TO SPD FROM DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE CITY, REALLY, A CALL OUT TO THE PUBLIC AND A THANKS FOR NOTIFYING ME OF OUTAGES OF LIGHTING IN MY DISTRICT BECAUSE THAT IS REALLY WHAT ALLOWED ME TO REALIZE THAT THIS WAS NOT A ONE OFF PROBLEM, IT WAS HAPPENING IN MULTIPLE PLACES AND IT WAS SOMETIMES HAPPENING AND OCCURRING AT THE SAME PLACES AFTER THE INFRASTRUCTURE HAD BEEN REPLACED. THE FIRST BUDGET ACTION WAS TO ASK THE EXECUTIVE TO DEVELOP A CITYWIDE LOSS PROGRAM WITH EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL THE DEPARTMENTS FOR WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY HAVE EXPERIENCED THESE TYPES OF THEFTS. THE SECOND PIECE REALLY IS FOCUSED ON HOW WE WOULD LIKE TO HOLD THE SCRAP METAL COLLECTORS AND RECYCLERS RESPONSIBLE FOR FULFILLING THEIR OBLIGATION UNDER STATE LAW. I HAVE HAD SOME MEETINGS WITH, I APPRECIATE CITY LIGHTS PARTICIPATION IN THAT MEETING AS WELL, WITH THE TRADE ASSOCIATION, THE FOLKS I MET WITH ARE EAGER TO HELP THE CITY, BUT THEY NEED HELP FROM THE CITY AS WELL. I REALLY APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT CITY LIGHT IS NOW PARTICIPATING IN THE THEFT ALERT PROGRAM THAT EXISTS. I THINK WE NEED TO WORK ON MAKING SURE THAT ALL THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS ARE PARTICIPATING AS WELL. PERHAPS FOR THE PUBLIC, YOU CAN SAY WHERE FOLKS CAN REPORT OUTAGES. AGAIN, WE ALL KNOW THAT PEOPLE CONTACT ME AND YOU PREFER IF THEY WOULD CONTACT YOU DIRECTLY, GETTING THAT INFORMATION OUT TO THE PUBLIC ABOUT WHERE THEY CAN REPORT. >>WE PREFER FOLKS REPORT IT SO WE CAN FIX IT. WE ARE DEVELOPING NEW PROCESSES THAT WILL ALLOW US TO TRACK TO THOSE AND WE HAVE A DATABASE THAT WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER. WE JUST HAD A MEETING ON IT YESTERDAY. WE WILL PULL THE INFORMATION, CORRECT? YES. AND WE WILL BE TRACKING THEM IN THE DATABASE AND IT WILL ALLOW FOR, IF SHE HEARS FROM ALEX BECAUSE THAT HAPPENS QUITE OFTEN. IT WILL ALLOW US TO ACCESS THE FILE AND LOOK AND SEE WHERE THIS IS AT. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I DID NOT MENTION WHEN I WAS TALKING ABOUT RECOMMENDATIONS IS WE ARE GOING TO DEVELOP SOME CRITERIA THAT WE CAN USE FOR PRIORITIZATION ACROSS THE UTILITY. IT IS REALLY TOUGH, WE WANT TO PRIORITIZE REPLACEMENT, WE HAVE LIMITED PROOFS. EVEN AS WE LOOK IF IT MAKES SENSE TO ADD CREWS FOR THIS WE WANT TO PRIORITIZE BASED ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT CUSTOMERS WHO CONTACT US DIRECTLY THROUGH FIND IT, FIX IT, OR THROUGH ONE OF YOUR OFFICES THAT THEY CAN KNOW THAT THEY HAVE BEEN HEARD AND THEY ARE IN THE QUEUE AND THEY HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT WHEN TO EXPECT REPLACEMENT. BALANCING ALL OF THAT IS CHALLENGING, BUT THAT IS THE WAY TO GO. >>ON THAT PRIORITIZATION, MY RECOLLECTION IS THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE ARE SEEING SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH, CORRECT? >>I DON’T KNOW — THERE ARE SOME BIG SPANS THAT YOU HAVE HEARD ABOUT IN YOUR AREA THAT IS THE CASE, MLK BOULEVARD AND THE BRIDGE. WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING IT FAIRLY EQUALLY IN A LOT OF DARKER AREAS. >>LIGHTING IS AN IMPORTANT PUBLIC SAFETY PREVENTION TOOL, OR A WAY TO ADDRESS PUBLIC SAFETY THREATS. I WOULD HATE TO BE IN A SITUATION WHERE WE ARE PRIORITIZING IN SUCH A WAY THAT DOES NOT CONSIDER THAT IMPORTANT UTILITY OF LIGHTING. RATHER THAN D PRIORITIZING YOUR WORK AND MAKING SURE YOU ARE FIXING EVERY OUTAGE, I WOULD RATHER FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET TO THE ROOT OF THE ISSUE. >>ABSOLUTELY. >>IT IS NOT FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE LONG-TERM. WE KNOW THAT. I AGREE. >>IT IS NOT YOUR GOAL AS A UTILITY TO NOT FIX LIGHTS. >>WE ARE TRYING RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES, IN A LOT OF CASES WE ARE GOING OVERHEAD TO GET THE LIGHTS BACK ON AND THEN WE ARE COMING BACK AND DOING LONGER- TERM FIXES. AS WE ARE DOING THE LONGER-TERM FIXES, THAT IS WHERE WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE SOME OF THESE CHANGES IN PROCESS AND STANDARD THAT WILL PREVENT THE REOCCURRENCE WHICH IS WHAT WE HAVE EXPERIENCED. WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED. WE HAVE ALSO BEEN ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING IN WORK THAT THE MAYOR’S OFFICE IS LEADING BECAUSE LIGHTING IS AN IMPORTANT DETERRENT AND IT IS SO CRITICAL TO OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS FEELING SAFE AND BEING OUT IN THE COMMUNITY. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. LET’S JUMP INTO THE PRESENTATION ON CONSERVATION. >>GOOD MORNING. I AM HERE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE 2020 THROUGH 2021 CONSERVATION ASSESSMENT AND THE TARGET. >>THIS IS PART OF A TRADITION THAT WE DO. WE DO A PRESENTATION LIKE THIS EVERY TWO YEARS TO YOU. THIS IS OUR SIXTH TIME THAT WE HAVE COME BEFORE THIS BODY. I HAVE ABOUT 12 SLIDES AND I AM HAPPY TO TAKE QUESTIONS AS YOU THINK OF THEM. THERE ARE THREE SECTIONS TO MY PRESENTATION. THE FIRST IS AN INTRODUCTION TO CONSERVATION AT CITY LIGHT. I WOULD LIKE TO THINK OF IT AS CONSERVATION 101. THE SECOND IS THE MEAT OF THE PRESENTATION AND IT HAS TO DO WITH THE CONSERVATION TARGET FROM 2020 THROUGH 2021, THAT’S WHY WE ARE HERE. THE FINAL SECTION HAS TO DO WITH WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? HOW WILL IT IMPACT CONSERVATION HERE AT CITY LIGHT. WE HAVE A LONG HISTORY OF DOING CONSERVATION AT CITY LIGHTS. WE HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS. THAT IS ONE OF THE LONGEST RUNNING UTILITY PROGRAMS AND CONSERVATION IN THE COUNTRY. AS A RESULT OF OUR LEGACY AND CURRENT PROGRAMS, CITY LIGHT ANNUAL LOAD WAS REDUCED BY 157 AVERAGE MEGAWATTS THROUGH 2018 AND IN EVERYDAY ENGLISH THAT IS THE EQUIVALENT OF 190,000 AVERAGE SEATTLE HOMES. THAT IS A SMALL CITY. SHIFTING TO 2018, WE SAVED THE ANNUAL ELECTRICITY USE OF 17,000 AVERAGE SEATTLE HOMES. WE DID THAT THROUGH $26 MILLION IN INCENTIVES AND WE DID THAT WITH A PORTFOLIO OF PROGRAMS THAT WERE OFFERED TO ALL TYPES OF CUSTOMERS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND LOW INCOME. FOR THE REST OF MY PRESENTATION I WILL TALK ABOUT CONSERVATION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY. THEY ARE PRETTY MUCH EQUIVALENT. SOMETIMES I WILL SAY ENERGY EFFICIENCY BUT IT ALSO MEANS CONSERVATION. WHAT IS CONSERVATION? AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO CITY LIGHT? MOST IMPORTANTLY CONSERVATION IS A CLEAN RESOURCE. WHAT IS A RESOURCE? A RESOURCE IS A WAY OF SAYING WHERE DO WE GET OUR ELECTRICITY AT CITY LIGHT? IF YOU LOOK AT THE PIE CHART IT LOOKS LIKE PAC-MAN. YOU CAN SEE ABOUT 75% OF OUR ELECTRICITY COMES FROM HYDRO SOURCES. THE SECOND LARGEST PORTION OF WHERE OUR RESOURCES COME FROM IS CONSERVATION. CONSERVATION, THE DEFINITION, I AM GOING TO READ TO MAKE SURE I GET IT RIGHT. CONSERVATION IS ANY METHOD OF REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION BY USING LESS ENERGY TO OBTAIN THE SAME AMOUNT OF USEFUL OUTPUT. THE CLASSIC DEFINITION OR THE CLASSIC EXAMPLE IS THINK OF A LIGHTBULB YOU HAD AS A KID GROWING UP THAT WAS INCANDESCENT AND THEN THINK ABOUT THE LIGHTBULBS THAT YOU SEE ON THE SHELVES AT HOME DEPOT RIGHT NOW, THOSE ARE LEDS. LED USES 75% ENERGY THAN THOSE CONDITIONS THAT WE GREW UP WITH AND YET IT ADMITS THE SAME AMOUNT OF LIGHT. THAT IS THE CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF CONSERVATION. IF YOU WERE TO PULL TOGETHER ALL THE WIDGETS AND SYSTEMS IN THE CITY LIGHT TERRITORY THAT WE HAVE INCENTIVIZED, THAT IS A LOT OF CONSERVED ENERGY. THAT CONSERVED ENERGY IS CLEAN, LOW-COST, AND LOCAL. CONSERVATION IS A BIG DEAL AT CITY LIGHT. IT IS THE FOUNDATION TO HOW WE RUN THE UTILITY. IT HELPS US TO ACHIEVE GREENHOUSE GAS GOALS, IT HELPS US LIVE TO THAT MARKER ON THE BOTTOM OF THE SLIDE THE NATION’S GREENEST UTILITY. IT IS OUR FIRST CHOICE FOR LOAD GROWTH IN A GROWING DYNAMIC CITY. MOREOVER CONSERVATION PROVIDES HIGH VALUE TO OUR CUSTOMER OWNERS HIGH-PAYING CUSTOMERS TO BUY MORE EFFICIENT EQUIPMENT WITH INCENTIVES. CUSTOMERS USE LESS ENERGY, OUR DOLLARS STAY LOCAL AND WE SELL MORE CLEAN ENERGY TO THE MARKET. LET’S DO A DEEP DIVE INTO THAT GREEN AREA, WHERE DO WE GET THIS CONSERVATION? CONSERVATION IS DOMINATED BY LIGHTING. LIGHTING AND USES ARE MORE THAN 40%. LIGHTING IS THE FOUNDATION UPON WHICH ALL LEGACY ENERGY EFFICIENT PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN BUILT. IT IS THE LEAST EXPENSIVE SOURCE AND IT IS THE EASIEST TO DO AND QUICK. WE ARE ALL FAMILIAR WITH HOW TO CHANGE A LIGHT ALL. ú>>THE NEXT BIGGEST PART IS NO- LIGHTING BY 28%. BY MONT NON-LIGHTING I MEAN HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING, CHILLERS, COMMERCIAL KITCHEN EQUIPMENT AND LOW INCOME WEATHERIZATION. WE PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR ALL OF THOSE THINGS. BEHAVIOR. THAT IS A DIFFERENT ONE. BEHAVIOR IS A TYPE OF PROGRAM THAT WE HAVE BEEN OFFERING FOR 10 YEARS. WE ARE ONE OF THE FIRST UTILITIES TO DO SO. THE IDEA IS, IF I TELL YOU OR SOMEONE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD THAT YOU USE MORE ENERGY THAN YOUR NEIGHBORS DO, YOU ARE MOST LIKELY TO TAKE SOME VOLUNTARY STEPS TO CHANGE YOUR BEHAVIOR, ABOUT 3%. IF YOU AVERAGE THAT’S OVER HUNDREDS, THOUSANDS OR MILLIONS OF HOUSEHOLDS, THAT ADDS UP. THE FINAL PIECE OF THE PIE IS REGIONAL SAVINGS. WE WORK TOGETHER WITH MORE THAN 140 NORTHWEST UTILITIES TO MOVE THE REGIONAL MARKET BY INFLUENCING RETAILERS TO STOCK DIFFERENT THINGS ON THEIR CELLS AND BY ENSURING THAT THERE IS A PIPELINE OF EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGY COMING DOWN THE LINE. ALL TOLD, ALTOGETHER, IN ONE YEAR WE SAVE ABOUT 14 MEGAWATTS OF ENERGY EQUIVALENT TO 17,000 HOMES. >>THAT IS COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS YEAR? >>THAT IS THE NEXT SLIDE. >>BEFORE WE MOVED TO THAT, HOW DO YOU MEASURE THAT? I SEE THE NUMBER 20%, HOW DO YOU MEASURE THE IMPACT THE BEHAVIOR ON CONSERVATION? >>WE HAVE A SPECIALIZED PART OF OUR INDUSTRY THAT DOES THAT. WE DO THAT WITH MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION AND EVALUATION. WE DO THAT THROUGH STUDIES AND WE LEVERAGE THOSE STUDIES REGIONALLY AND NATIONALLY. IN OTHER WORDS WE KNOW WE CAN LEVERAGE STUDIES FROM WHAT IS DONE IN NEW YORK OR WHAT IS DONE IN CALIFORNIA, OR WHAT IS DONE HERE. >>ON THE BEHAVIOR PROGRAM WE DID USE A CONTROL GROUP. WE HAD FOLKS THAT PARTICIPATE AND WE COMPARE THAT TO A CONTROL GROUP. >>THANK YOU. >>HOW DOES THAT COMPARE TO THE PREVIOUS YEAR? THIS SLIDE IS A 20 YEAR HISTORIC VIEW OF CONSERVATION ACHIEVEMENT OR HOW MUCH ENERGY SAVINGS CONSERVATION PROGRAMS HAVE DELIVERED. IT IS AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CONSERVATION TARGET OR THE REASON WHY WE ARE HERE TODAY. ON THE HORIZONTAL AXIS IS TIME. EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE BEEN DOING CONSERVATION PROGRAMS FOR THE LAST 40 YEARS, I MADE IT SHORTER SO IT IS EASIER TO READ. THE VERTICAL AXIS IS AVERAGE MEGAWATTS, THAT IS ENERGY SAVINGS AND ONE MEGAWATT IS EQUIVALENT TO 1200 RESIDENTIAL HOMES. THE GREEN PART IS THE ENERGY SAVINGS. IF YOU LOOK AT 2018 YOU WILL SEE A FAMILIAR NUMBER, YOU WILL SEE WE ACHIEVED 14 AVERAGE MEGAWATTS. YOU WILL SEE THAT WE WERE ABLE TO ACHIEVE THAT THROUGH LIGHTING. WE HAVE PREDOMINANTLY BEEN GETTING OUR SAVINGS THROUGH LIGHTING OVER TIME. THE OTHER THING I WANT TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS ACHIEVEMENT OVER TIME, YOU SEE OUR OPPORTUNITIES SHIFT GRADER AND LOWER. YOU SEE OUR ACHIEVEMENT SHIFTS GREATER AND LOWER. YOU SEE THE PORTFOLIO OF PROGRAMS CHANGES OVER TIME. YOU ALSO SEE THAT THE CONSERVATION TARGET WILL CHANGE OVER TIME. IF I REALLY DIG DOWN, BECAUSE I LIKE TO GET A LITTLE BIT WONKY, YOU WILL SEE THAT WE TECHNICALLY OVERACHIEVE. MEANING THAT WE GET MORE SAVINGS, WE GET MORE SAVINGS ABOVE THE CONSERVATION TARGET. THIS MEANS WE CAPTURE MORE SAVINGS EARLIER THAN WE HAD TO. >>BACK TO MY QUESTION. THE 14 AVERAGE MEGAWATT, WHAT IS THE BASELINE? IS THAT THE PREVIOUS YEAR? >>THE ADDITIONAL ACQUISITION. WE THINK OF ACQUIRING. WE THINK OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AS A RESOURCE AND WE THINK OF ACQUIRING. WE TALKED ABOUT THE CUMULATIVE SAVINGS OF ABOUT 157 MEGAWATTS. THAT IS ADDING THOSE YEARS. FOR INSTANCE, THE TARGET OF 14 IS IN ADDITION TO WHAT WE ARE ALREADY EXPERIENCING, THE CUMULATIVE OF THE YEAR BEFORE IT IS INCREMENTAL. >>GOING BACK TO WHEN? >>1977. >>>THINGS DO ROLL OFF OVER TIME. A MAJOR HAS A LIFE ASSOCIATED WITH IT. >>ANOTHER WAY OF ANSWERING YOUR QUESTION IF I UNDERSTAND IT CORRECTLY, IF YOU LOOK AT 2017 YOU CAN SEE WE ACHIEVED ABOUT 16 AVERAGE MEGAWATTS AND WHAT WE ACHIEVED LAST YEAR WAS ABOUT 14. >>WHERE DOES THAT SPIKE — CAN YOU HELP THE FLESH THIS OUT A LITTLE MORE? HOW DOES THAT SPIKE IN 2017 OCCUR AS COMPARED TO 2018? >>I AM GETTING AHEAD, THERE IS A DOWNWARD TREND IN OPPORTUNITY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION. THE REASON FOR THAT I WILL GET TO IN FUTURE SLIDES. THE PUNCHLINE IS THAT WE HAVE TRANSFORMED THE MARKET. WE ALSO HAVE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF OPPORTUNITY BASED ON THE BUILDING STOCK AND ON THE ENERGY CODES THAT ARE HERE. >>IN 2017 WE HAD LARGER OPPORTUNITY IS THAT A REASONABLE UNDERSTANDING? >>YES. ú>>IN 2018 WE HAD LESS OF AN OPPORTUNITY AND THAT’S HOW WE GOT THIS NUMBER. >>YES. THERE IS A SLIDE I WILL LINGER ON A LITTLE BIT DOWN THE WAY. >>IF YOU THINK ABOUT LIGHTING, THAT’S WHAT WE ALL REMEMBER. WE WENT FROM THE OLD LIGHT BULBS THAT WE USED TO LIKE AND THEN THE COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS. IF YOU LOOK AT SOME OF THESE PEAKS, THAT WOULD BE KIND OF THE PEAK OF CFL’S. THAT IS WHEN EVERYONE WAS CONVERTING THEIR OLD INCANDESCENCE TO CFL. LIGHTING WAS A HUGE ISSUE AND THEN IT COMES DOWN. NEW TECHNOLOGY EMERGES IN THE FORM OF LED WHICH IS GIVING YOU ADDITIONAL SAVINGS. WHAT HAPPENS IS THE MARKET TRANSFORMS UNTIL NEW TECHNOLOGY COMES THAT PROVIDES A NEW OPPORTUNITY AND YOU WILL SEE THOSE PEAKS AND VALLEYS. >>ALONG THE WAY WE ARE PROVIDING INCENTIVES TO CUSTOMERS AND OTHER MARKET ACTORS TO ACCELERATE THAT ADOPTION AND WHEN IT REACHES A CERTAIN POINT WE WILL LOCK IN THE SAVINGS WITH HIGHER AND HIGHER EFFICIENCY STANDARDS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL AND THEN HERE IN SEATTLE WE HAVE OUR OWN COMMERCIAL CODE FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AND WE RATCHET THAT UP. >>>MAYBE YOU WILL TALK ABOUT THIS, ONE OF THE BIG STORIES IS TELEVISIONS. THERE WAS A TIME WHEN YOU COULD BUY AN ENERGY EFFICIENT TELEVISION ESSENTIALLY THAT MARKET WAS TRANSFORMED. NOW YOU CAN’T BUY A NON-ENERGY EFFICIENT TELEVISION. YOU ARE NOT INCENTIVIZING THOSE ANYMORE BECAUSE THERE IS NO BASIS. BONNEVILLE WHO HELPS TO FUND PROGRAMS WITH OUR CUSTOMERS DOES THE SAME THING. KIND OF LIKE WITH ELECTRIC VEHICLES, TESLA WAS PROVIDING ALL THESE INCENTIVES AND WHEN THEY GOT TO A CERTAIN NUMBER IT DROPPED. IT IS A SIMILAR APPROACH. >>THIS SLIDE IS THE END OF CONSERVATION 101. WHAT I WANT TO DO WITH THE NEXT SLIDE IS TALK ABOUT THAT BLACKLINE, THE CONSERVATION TARGET AND HOW WE ARRIVE AT IT. WE ARE REQUIRED TO CALCULATE THAT BLACKLINE, CONSERVATION TARGET, PARTLY BECAUSE WE ARE REQUIRED TO DO SO BY INITIATIVE 937. I’M GOING TO START AT THE UPPER LEFT AND THEN GO DOWN. 937 WAS APPROVED BY VOTERS, IT APPLIES TO ALL LARGE UTILITIES OR THOSE WITH MORE THAN 25,000 CUSTOMERS AND IT REQUIRES UTILITIES TO IDENTIFY AND PURSUE ALL COST-EFFECTIVE CONSERVATION. COST-EFFECTIVE IS AN IMPORTANT WORD BUT WE WILL COME BACK TO IN A BIT. GOING TO THE UPPER RIGHT WE CALCULATE THAT ALL COST- EFFECTIVE CONSERVATION USING METHODOLOGY THAT ARE SET BY THE NORTHWEST POWER IS AN ENTITY BASED IN PORTLAND THAT OVERSEES REGIONAL ENERGY PLANNING FOR OREGON, WASHINGTON IDAHO AND MONTANA. WE ARE REQUIRED TO SET THESE CONSERVATION TARGETS EVERY TWO YEARS. THAT IS WHY WE COME BEFORE YOU EVERY TWO YEARS. WE ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT THE SAVINGS AND TARGETS TO THE STATE. WE SET CONSERVATION TARGET WITH CONSERVATION POTENTIAL ESTIMATE THAT WAS CREATED BY THE NORTHWEST POWER CONSERVATION COUNCIL. THIS ASSESSMENT IS 150 PAGE REPORT, WHICH I BELIEVE YOU GOT A COPY OF. THIS IS THE RESULT OF A YEAR- LONG STUDY THAT WE DID WITH OUR CONSULTANT AND WITH MANY COLLEAGUES ACROSS THE UTILITY. THE PURPOSE OF THIS REPORT IS TO IDENTIFY HOW MUCH CONSERVATION CITY LIGHT CAN GET IN TWO YEARS, 10 YEARS AND 20 YEARS AND THE INPUT CHANGE, THE ASSUMPTIONS CHANGE WHICH IS WHY WE HAVE TO DO IT EVERY TWO YEARS. >>THIS REPORT IS SPECIFIC TO OUR SERVICE TERRITORY. WHAT IS REALLY FASCINATING IS IN SOME WAYS YOU WOULD THINK THAT WE ARE VERY SIMILAR TO THE, POWER OR VERY SIMILAR TO, BUT WE HAVE DIFFERENT CUSTOMER BASES. TACOMA HAS INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS, CHENAULT’S PD HAS HIGH RISES. THAT CHANGES THE AMOUNT AND TIMING OF OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE. THOUGH WE ARE REQUIRED BY I-937 TO DO THIS ASSESSMENT AND SET THE TARGET, WE USE THE OUTPUTS OF THE CONSERVATION POTENTIAL ASSESSMENT IN A LOT OF WAYS HERE AT THE UTILITY. IT IS A FOUNDATION TO OUR INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLAN. IT IS A FOUNDATION TO LOAD FORECASTING AND IT IS IMPORTANT FOR CONSERVATION PLANNING. >>NOW THAT I HAVE TALKED ABOUT THE CONSERVATION POTENTIAL ASSESSMENT, THE CONSERVATION TARGET. LET’S GET TO THE PUNCHLINE. WHAT IS IT? THE CONSERVTION TARGET FOR 2020 THROUGH 2021, I AM LOOKING AT THE MIDDLE COLUMN IS 21.3 AVERAGE MEGAWATTS. THAT IS THE EQUIVALENT OF 26,000 HOMES, THAT IS OVER TWO YEARS. WE ALSO LOOK AT THE CONSERVATION TARGET OVER 10 YEARS, THAT IS THE RIGHT COLUMN. YOU CAN SEE IT IS 82.7 AVERAGE MEGAWATTS OR 100,000 HOMES. YOU WILL SEE IF YOU LOOK IN THERE THAT THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY IS WITHIN THE COMMERCIAL SECTOR THERE. THE REASON WHY IS A, WE HAVE DONE A LOT OF PROGRAM ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE RESIDENTIAL SECTOR AND COMMERCIAL SECTOR HAS OPPORTUNITIES THAT IS LESS EXPENSIVE. HOW ABOUT SOME CONTEXT? HOW DOES THIS COMPARE? THIS GETS TO THE QUESTION. THE CONSERVATION TARGET THAT WAS SET TWO YEARS AGO IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS SLIDE. YOU CAN SEE IT IS 24.6 AVERAGE MEGAWATTS OR THE EQUIVALENT OF ABOUT 30,000 HOMES. YOU CAN SEE THAT THE CURRENT TARGET, THE ONE THAT I AM PRESENTING TODAY IN THE MIDDLE COLUMN IS 21.3 MEGAWATTS. THAT IS ABOUT 13% LOWER. ONE THING I WANT YOU TO NOTICE IS IN THE 2018 THROUGH 2019 STUDY WE INCLUDED STREETLIGHTING WHICH IS A TOPIC THAT CAME UP EARLIER TODAY. THE REASON WHY IT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE 2020 STUDY IS BECAUSE WE CONVERTED THE MARKET. IT LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THAT. >>YES. IT ALSO SAYS THAT. I DO REMEMBER. >>WHAT CHANGED, WHAT CAUSED THAT 13%? THIS IS YOUR SLIDE. THERE ARE THREE REASONS. FIRST, RENEWABLE ENERGY COST HAVE DECREASED BY 27% SINCE THE LAST TIME THAT WE SET THE CONSERVATION TARGET. I MENTIONED BEFORE THAT WE NEED TO GO AFTER ALL COST-EFFECTIVE CONSERVATION AND A KEY INPUT INTO WHAT IS COST-EFFECTIVE IS TO IDENTIFY WHAT IS THE THING THAT WE WOULD PURCHASE. WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF ENERGY THAT WE WOULD PURCHASE IF WE DID NOT DO ENERGY EFFICIENCY, WE WOULD PURCHASE MORE RENEWABLE ENERGY. FROM READING THE HEADLINES IN THE ENERGY SECTOR YOU KNOW THE COST OF RENEWABLES HAS COME DOWN SPECIFICALLY SOLAR AND WIND. THAT IS A WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON. THE SECOND REASON WHY THE TARGET HAS GONE DOWN IS BECAUSE ELECTRICITY DEMAND IS FLAT. WE UPDATE THE LOAD FORECAST EVERY SO OFTEN AND WE DID IT MORE RECENTLY. THE RESULT OF THE LOAD FORECAST SHOW EVEN THOUGH THIS IS A GROWING AND DYNAMIC CITY FILLED WITH CRANES, I SAW A LOT THIS MORNING ON MY WAY IN, ELECTRICITY DEMAND IS FLAT. THAT IS PARTLY DUE TO THE 40 YEARS OF CONSERVATION HISTORY THAT WE HAVE. LASTLY, THIS GETS AT THE MARKET TRANSFORMATION THAT DEBRA AND CRAIG TALKED ABOUT. WE HAVE A LOT OF NEW ENERGY CODES. THE 2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION AT THE STATE INTRODUCED AND PASSED A BUNCH OF NEW ENERGY CODES AND STANDARDS AND THAT IS GREAT FOR ALL WASHINGTONIANS THAT MEANS THAT EVERYONE GETS EQUIPMENT. BUT IT MAKES IT MORE CHALLENGING FOR US AS A YOU’LL TILT UTILITY BECAUSE WE OFFER PROGRAMS. DID I ANSWER YOUR QUESTION? >>ONCE A CUSTOMER IS REQUIRED TO DO SOMETHING THERE IS NO LONGER A REASON TO PROVIDE AN INCENTIVE. THAT IS WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. THE OTHER THING I WOULD SAY, THIS GOES TO THE FIRST POINT, EARLIER YOU PROVIDED A GREAT DEFINITION OF CONSERVATION AND WHAT I WANT TO SAY IS CONSERVATION IS ONE TYPE OF WHAT WE CALL DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCE. THIS PUTS IT INTO CONTEXT. DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES ARE ANYTHING OTHER THAN CENTRAL JEN. HYDRO POWER IS CENTRALIZED GENERALIZATION. WHAT TRUE IS CUSTOMERS ARE ALSO INCREASINGLY INTERESTED IN OTHER FORMS OF DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES BECAUSE AS THOSE PRICE POINTS HAVE COME DOWN IT IS MORE ACCESSIBLE TO MORE PEOPLE. >>COUNCILMEMBER MORALES. >>THIS IS ALL VERY INTERESTING AND RAISES A FEW QUESTIONS FOR ME THAT I THINK ARE CONNECTED. I WILL JUST ASK THEM AND YOU CAN ANSWER AS YOU THINK IS APPROPRIATE. WE KNOW THAT THE TARGETS HAVE GONE DOWN A LITTLE AND YOU EXPLAINED WHY, MY QUESTION IS, MY UNDERSTANDING IS YOU SAID SOMETHING ABOUT BASICALLY THE LOW HANGING FRUIT WE HAVE TAKEN AND NOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR FUTURE TARGETS AND WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ADDITIONAL CONSERVATION MEASURES, AND WHAT DOES THIS ELECTRICITY — HOW DOES ELECTRICITY DEMAND CHANGE IF WE START MOVING TOWARD BUILDING MORE ELECTRIFICATION. >>GREAT QUESTIONS. >>MY UNDERSTANDING IS WE ARE BUILDING 2/3 OF OUR BUILDINGS ARE ALL ELECTRIC. IF WE TRY TO MOVE TOWARD REQUIRING 100% OR MOVING IN THAT DIRECTION, HOW DOES THAT CHANGE? >>I AM GOING TO TAKE A STAB AT YOUR QUESTIONS, PLEASE BRING ME BACK IF I DON’T ADDRESS ALL OF THEM. WE DO THE CONSERVATION POTENTIAL ASSESSMENT AND WE SET THIS TARGET BASED ON INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE AT THE TIME. THE BEST AVAILABLE INFORMATION THAT WE HAD AT THE TIME SAID THAT OUR LOAD FORECAST IS FLAT. WHAT WE SEE COMING DOWN THE PIKE IS POTENTIALLY A FUTURE WITH MORE ELECTRIFICATION THROUGH VEHICLES AND POTENTIALLY DUE TO CARBON LEGISLATION. IF THOSE COME TO PASS OR AS THOSE COME TO PASS THAT WILL IMPACT THE LOAD FORECAST AND IT WILL IMPACT GREATLY OUR OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSERVATION GOING FORWARD. BASED OFF THE INFORMATION WE HAVE CURRENTLY IT IS A DOWNWARD TREND. IF YOU ASK ME WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TWO YEARS FROM NOW, I WOULD SAY BASED ON INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE NOW IT IS DOWNWARD TRENDING. SUBJECT TO WHAT HAPPENS WITH LEGISLATION AND HOW MUCH ELECTRIC TRANSPORTATION TAKES OFF WE COULD BE SEEING A DIFFERENT STORY. >>WE ARE GETTING READY TO DO A COUPLE OF STUDIES RIGHT NOW TO LOOK AT WHAT THE IMPLICATIONS OF MASS ELECTRIC ATION ARE FOR THE FREE UTILITY SYSTEM FOR BUILDINGS AND TRANSPORTATION. WE ARE KICKING OFF A PIECE OF WORK WITH THE ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE AND WE WILL LOOK AT A COUPLE OF SCENARIOS, ONE WILL BE OVER THE PLANNING FOR THE INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLAN WHICH IS A 20 YEAR PLANNING AND BASED ON A STATEMENT OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT THOSE ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL WE WILL BE LOOKING AT WHAT ARE THOSE IMPACTS LIKELY TO BE IF WE WERE TO HAVE ACCELERATED ADOPTION BY 2030. >>RIGHT NOW IN THE LOAD FORECAST, I’M GOING OFF OF MEMORY. I BELIEVE WE CONTINUE TO SHOW LOADS DECLINING FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER 10 YEARS. THAT IS WITH THE CURRENT FORECAST FROM METRO AND FERRIES AND OTHERS. WE ARE HAVE HEARD THEY ARE INTERESTED IN ACCELERATING THEIR DEPLOYMENT OF ELECTRIC. THAT CERTAINLY WILL ACCELERATE THAT. IT IS A DECLINE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. BY THE WAY, JUST BECAUSE IT IS ALWAYS WORTH PUTTING THIS IN, THAT IS ONE OF THE PRIMARY CHALLENGES THAT WE FACE WHICH IS HOW TO CONTINUE TO DO THE RIGHT THING, DO WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS WANT AND PRIORITIZE RESPONSIBLE USE OF THIS CRITICAL RESOURCE WHILE WE MANAGE THE AFFORDABILITY IMPACTS OF CONTINUOUSLY DECREASING LOAD. >>I HAVE A NUMBER OF OTHER QUESTIONS AND I KNOW THE COMMITTEE HAS QUITE A BIT TO GET TO. MAYBE IF WE COULD FOLLOW UP WITH A MEETING AND IF WE NEED TO PUT QUESTIONS ON THE RECORD I WILL FOLLOW-UP AT THE PUBLIC HEARING. >>SOUNDS GREAT. >>I HAVE ONE MORE SLIDE. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR SEATTLE CITY LIGHT WORKS IT MEANS THAT CONSERVATION REMAINS A GOOD VALUE FOR THE UTILITY AND WE WILL CONTINUE OUR STRONG INVESTMENT IN CONSERVATION. CONSERVATION IS A CORNERSTONE OF HOW WE RUN THE UTILITY AND WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER A PORTFOLIO OF PROGRAMS FOR RESIDENTIAL, LOW INCOME, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS. THIS IS ALSO A LITTLE BIT OF A CANARY IN THE COAL MINE. THINGS ARE CHANGING AND OUR WORLD IS CHANGING AND WE HAVE TO CHANGE TO. OUR OPPORTUNITIES ARE EVOLVING SPECIFICALLY IN THE FUTURE WE WILL BE OFFERING MORE HOPE BUILDING PROGRAMS AND SOLUTIONS THAN LESS OF THINGS LIKE LIGHTING WHICH IS CHEAP AND EASY TO DO. IT MEANS THAT IN THE FUTURE WE WILL BE OFFERING MORE SOCIAL EQUITY PROGRAMS EVEN THOUGH OUR PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN REALLY SUCCESSFUL OVER TIME THERE ARE POCKETS THAT WE HAVE MISSED AND WE NEED TO TARGET OUR INVESTMENTS THERE. THIRD, WE WILL CONSIDER LOCATION AND TIME VALUE OF CONSERVATION. CONSERVATION WHEN TARGETED CAN REALLY HELP WITH AREAS OF THE GRID THAT ARE STRETCHED. IF WE FOCUS WHERE WE OFFER CONSERVATION IN THOSE AREAS THERE IS A LOT OF GREAT BENEFITS FINANCIALLY THAT WE CAN BRING TO THE UTILITY AND TO OUR CUSTOMER OWNERS. LASTLY, WE TALKED ABOUT THIS, WITH THE FUTURE AS WE MARCH TOWARDS ELECTRIFICATION WITH VEHICLES AND POTENTIALLY WITH CARBON LEGISLATION, THERE IS AN INCREASED NEED FOR CONSERVATION OVER TIME. OUR OPPORTUNITIES ARE CHANGING, OUR COMMITMENT TO CONSERVATION REMAINS STRONG. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>JUST TWO QUICK NOTES. I THINK YESTERDAY WE TRANSMITTED A MEMO ON TWO OF OUR PROGRAMS THAT ARE KIND OF NEW AND THEY DO KIND OF WHOLE BUILDING AND IT IS PERFORMANCE- BASED ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY AS A SERVICE. YOU WILL GET INFORMATION ABOUT THAT. THOSE ARE PROBABLY THE TWO NEWEST PROGRAMS THAT CRAIG AND HIS TEAM HAVE LAUNCHED ENERGY EFFICIENCY AS A SERVICE IN PARTICULAR WE ARE A LEADER IN RELEASING THAT PROGRAM. >>ONE OF A KIND IN THE INDUSTRY. NOT JUST IN THE U. S. BUT GLOBALLY. I HAVE BEEN AT THIS, DEBORAH MENTIONED THE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, I HAVE BEEN AT THIS FOR 42 YEARS AND I HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF HAVING A CLEAN ENERGY JOB MY ENTIRE CAREER. AT NO POINT HAVE I SEEN THIS MUCH CHANGE AND EXCITING CHANGE AS WHAT IS GOING ON NOW. WE AT CITY LIGHTS ARE IN A GOOD DECISION TO INNOVATE AND LEAD THE INDUSTRY IN THE FUTURE. >>TRULY THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY AS A SERVICE IT WAS A HARD LIFT. THESE GUYS WERE SUPER SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE THEY WERE ABLE TO BRING EVERYBODY ALONG. NOT EVERYBODY GOT WHAT THEY WANTED BUT EVERYONE MOVED ALONG AND I THINK EVERYONE IS HAPPY WITH THE PRODUCT. IT WAS NOT EASY. THE OTHER THING, COUNCILMEMBER MORALES I SAW YOU CIRCLE SOMETHING THAT I WANT TO CALL OUT, WE DO HAVE A PILOT UNDERPLAY RIGHT NOW CALL THE ENERGY EQUITY PROGRAM. THAT IS A PILOT THAT IS SPECIFICALLY BEING OFFERED FOR SOME OF OUR LOWEST INCOME HOUSEHOLDS. THAT IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF WHAT JESSICA IS TALKING ABOUT BECAUSE IT HAS WRAPAROUND SERVICES. CUSTOMERS GET A REDUCED RATE AND THAT IS A PROGRAM THAT THEY WERE VERY INVOLVED IN DOING. THEY GET A FLAT AS OPPOSED TO A TWO-YEAR RATE WITHOUT A FIXED COST BUT THEY GET A LOT OF SERVICES WRAPPED AROUND THEM. WE HOPE CUSTOMERS WITH SHORT- TERM AFFORDABILITY, WE HELP THE CUSTOMER BY UPGRADING THE BUILDING STOCK SO THAT THEY HAVE LOWER ONGOING COST. WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THINGS THAT WE CAN DO THAT PLAY INTO THOSE DIFFERENT MARKETS. >>ANOTHER ONE, IF I CAN TAKE A MINUTE TO HIGHLIGHT THE WORK WE ARE DOING WITH THE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM TO LOOK AT HOW WE CAN REDUCE THE LONG- TERM COST FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING WITH A COMBINATION OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND DISTRIBUTED RESOURCES. >>THANK YOU. ANY FINAL COMMENTS? >>I THINK YOU MAY HAVE MENTIONED THIS AT THE START, WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS? THE MEMO SAID THAT THERE IS A PUBLIC HEARING. >>WE WILL HAVE THE PUBLIC HEARING AT THE NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING. WE WANTED TO HAVE THE INITIAL PRESENTATION AND HAVE QUESTIONS. IT WILL COME BACK FOR THE FORMAL PUBLIC HEARING PART AND THEN WE WILL ADVANCE FROM THERE. >>I WOULD LOVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO FOLLOW UP WITH YOU ALL. >>WE WILL WORK ON SCHEDULING THAT WITH YOUR OFFICE. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. >>>THE SECOND ITEM OF BUSINESS CONCERNS AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN SOUND TRANSIT AND THE CITY OF SEATTLE FOR THE NORTHGATE PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE BRIDGE. >>COUNSEL BILL 119741>>>AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE CENTRAL PUGET SOUND REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY (“SOUND TRANSIT”); AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A FUNDING AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT FOR NORTHGATE STATION AREA ACCESS IMPROVEMENTS BETWEEN SOUND TRANSIT AND THE CITY OF SEATTLE; AND RATIFYING AND CONFIRMING CERTAIN PRIOR ACTS. >>THANK YOU. WELCOME TO OUR GUESTS. WE WILL GET YOU SET UP ON THE POWERPOINT. >>LET’S START WITH INTRODUCTIONS, ERIC STRAUCH PROJECT MANAGER FOR THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND >>BILL LABORDE FROM THE CELL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. >>I WILL KICK IT OFF. WE TALKED ABOUT OUR VISION AND MISSION BEFORE AND NOTING THAT ARE SIX CORE VALUES FOR THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ARE EQUITY, SAFETY, SUSTAINABILITY, LIVABILITY AND EXCELLENCE. I WOULD SAY THAT THIS IS A PROJECT THAT TOUCHES ON ALL SIX BUT IT ALSO SHOWS THE DEPARTMENT’S PERSISTENCE BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD THIS FOR QUITE A WHILE. >>WE ARE GOING TO GET THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION SET UP. >>WE WILL HAVE THIS SET UP IN A MOMENT. I APPRECIATE EVERYONE’S PATIENCE. >>I CAN START. WHILE WE ARE WAITING FOR THE SLIDE TO COME BACK UP I WILL TALK ABOUT THE BACKGROUND. THIS PROJECT, THE PED BRIDGE AND OTHER PROJECTS THAT WE WILL TALK ABOUT GO BACK TO CONVERSATIONS THAT BEGAN IN 2010 INVOLVING METRO, KING COUNTY METRO, SOUND TRANSIT AND THE CITY. AT THE TIME COUNCILMEMBER RICHARD: WAS THE MEMBER OF SOUND TRANSIT AND HE REPRESENTED THE CITY. WE HAD A LOT OF INVOLVEMENT FROM THE MAPLE LEAF COMMUNITY. I THINK EVERYONE’S INTEREST WAS IN SEEING THE NORTHGATE STATION AREA WOULD NOT JUST TURN INTO A PARK AND RIDE THAT IT WOULD BE THE CORE OF THE TRINITY BUILT AROUND THE LIGHT RAIL STATION. BY 2012 THOSE CONVERSATIONS HAD MOVED INTO AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE THREE PARTIES THAT KING COUNTY METRO WOULD TAKE THE LEAD ON TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT AND THAT THE CITY AND SOUND TRANSIT WOULD PARTNER IN FUNDING IF POSSIBLE A PED BRIDGE ACROSS I- FIVE TWO NORTH SEATTLE COLLEGE AND A SERIES OF PROJECTS THAT ERIC WILL TALK IN MORE DETAIL ABOUT IN A FEW MINUTES. >>BILL, YOU ARE TRYING TO MULTITASK. WHEN YOU SAY THAT KING COUNTY METRO IS TAKING THE LEAD, CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT YOU MET MEANT? >>THAT IS THE LAST PART THAT NEEDS TO FALL INTO PLACE. THEY ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER AND THEY OF COURSE HAVE COMPLETED A COUPLE OF DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS THAT ONE WAS SENIOR HOUSING FOCUSED AND THE OTHER IS MARKET FOCUSED AND HOW RETAIL, THEY HAVE COMPLETED THOSE PROJECTS BEFORE THESE CONVERSATIONS HAVE GOTTEN GOING. THEY DO HAVE SOME EXPENSE WITH DEVELOPMENT ON TRANSFER SITES AROUND THE COUNTY. THEY OFFERED TO CONTINUE TO TAKE THE LEAD AS THE PROPERTY OWNER. >>TAKING THE LEAD IS BY MERIT OF THEM OWNING THE PROPERTY. AS THE OWNERS OF THE PROPERTY THEY WILL MANAGE THE PROCESS FOR IDENTIFYING A DEVELOPER, DOING RP’S. >>>CORRECT. KING COUNTY METRO AS THE PROPERTY OWNER, IS THE LEAD. BY 2012 THERE WERE AGREEMENTS IN PLACE. THE COUNCIL AT THE TIME PASSED A RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING OR ARTICULATING THOSE AGREEMENTS. THE SOUND TRANSIT BOARD ALSO PASSED A MOTION WITH A WRITTEN AGREEMENT, MO WAY WAS NEVER PUT INTO PLACE. THE NEXT STEP IN THE PROCESS WAS 2015 THE LEVEES THAT SEATTLE PAST AND ALSO THE STATE PASSED A TRANSPORTATION PACKAGE CONNECTING WASHINGTON THAT INCLUDED $10 MILLION FOR THE PED BRIDGE PROJECT. >>THIS IS GOOD INFORMATION IN THIS OVERVIEW. IS THERE A CURRENT COST BREAK OUT OF WHO IS PAYING WHAT? I REMEMBER AT THE TIME CONNECTING WASHINGTON AND MOVE SEATTLE LEVY WERE PASSED, $10 MILLION WERE PUT IN FOR EACH ENTITY BECAUSE THE APPROXIMATE COST WAS ABOUT, I THINK IT HAD RISEN TO 35 MILLION. I UNDERSTAND TODAY WE ARE AT 52 MILLION. I WANT TO JUST, FOR THE RECORD TO REFLECT, THESE ARE NORMAL ESCALATION COST. I’M INTERESTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT AS THE COST ESCALATE, HOW ARE WE ABLE TO DIVIDE THE COST SHARING? >>SUB TRANSIT COMMITMENT WAS $10 MILLION AND 5 MILLION FOR THE PED BRIDGE AND 5 MILLION FOR THE OTHER PROJECTS. EVEN IF WE COULD NOT HAVE MOVE FORWARD ON THE HEAD BRIDGE THEY WERE COMMITTED TO 5 MILLION FOR THE BICYCLE PEDESTRIAN ACCESS FOR THE FIRST AVENUE NORTHEAST. ALSO SIDEWALK ACCESS PROJECTS. THE STATE COMMITTED 10 MILLION AND WE HAD ANOTHER, I THINK 15 MILLION AND THE LEVY, AT LEAST 10 MILLION IN THE LEVY, THE ESCALATION IS A LITTLE BIT OF A COMPLICATED STORY BECAUSE THE FIRST COST ESTIMATES THAT WERE FLOATED WERE ACTUALLY FLOATED BEFORE 2012 WHEN THIS WAS A PROJECT PROPOSED BY KING COUNTY METRO AND THE CITY AND THEY NEVER HAD DONE ANY ENGINEERING ON THE PROJECT. IT WAS JUST A COST ESTIMATE. WHEN WE STARTED DOING ENGINEERING WE STARTED TO SEE HIGHER COST AND ALTERED THE DESIGN TO GET IT WITHIN THE BUDGET THAT THE CITY COULD AFFORD WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE STATE AND SOUND TRANSIT. >>THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BRIDGE ACROSS THE FREEWAY AND A BRIDGE THAT CONNECTS THE COMMUNITIES THAT NEED TO BE CONNECTED. >>I THINK THE CONSTRUCTION COST ARE PRETTY CONSISTENT WITH SOME OF THE EARLIER COST ESTIMATES THAT WERE FLOATED IN 2012, THERE ARE OTHER SOFT COSTS ON TOP OF THAT AND ESCALATION. >>AND EIGHT YEARS DOWN THE ROAD. IF WE DO NOT HAVE A COST BREAK OUT TODAY WE CAN FOLLOW UP AFTER COMMITTEE. >>THERE IS ONE IN THE AGREEMENT. I WILL LET ERIC TAKE OVER FROM HERE. >>PART OF THE AGREEMENT WITH SOUND TRANSIT INVOLVES NONMOTORIZED ACCESS PROJECTS. THANK YOU. I DO NOT PLAN ON GOING OVER THESE INDIVIDUALLY BUT WE DO HAVE SEVERAL SHOWING. WE HAVE 10 DIFFERENT PROJECTS THAT WERE DONE BETWEEN BICYCLE, PEDESTRIAN LANES, GREENWAYS, THOSE KINDS OF NONMOTORIZED IMPROVEMENTS. HERE WE HAVE A RENDERING OF WHAT THE PROJECT WILL LOOK LIKE. I WILL START WITH NUMBER ONE WHICH IS ON THE NORTH SOUND COLLEGE SIDE. AS YOU MOVE EAST WE HAVE OVERLOOKED AREA THAT WE HAVE DONE TO LOOK AT THE WETLAND AREA. THREE AND FOUR IS WHERE WE SPAN OVER I-5. THERE IS ANOTHER RESTING AREA AT THE CORNER OF NUMBER FOUR AND THE STRUCTURE HEADS TO THE NORTH WHERE IT CONNECTS TO THE SOUND TRANSIT STATION AND THE PEDESTRIANS ALSO HAVE THE OPTION OF GOING DOWN THE STRUCTURE TO FIRST AND 100th AVENUE. HERE ARE A COUPLE OF RENDERINGS ON WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE ON THE BRIDGE. AS PART OF THE AGREEMENT WE ARE CONNECTING TO THE SOUND TRANSIT LIGHT RAIL STATION WHICH YOU CAN SEE ON THE BOTTOM OF THE RENDERING. >>I WILL JUST NOTE THAT THE AGREEMENT INCLUDES SEVERAL PROVISIONS INCLUDING AFFIRMING THE CITY AND SOUND TRANSIT RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ALL OF THE ACCESS PROJECTS. SOME OF THEM ARE UNDERWAY ALREADY. THE BRIDGE JUST BROKE GROUND. IT ALSO AFFIRMS THAT IN THE END, WHEN THE PROJECT IS COMPLETED, WHO OWNS WHAT, SOUND TRANSIT, THE STATION AND THE CITY WILL OWN THE OTHER ASSETS INCLUDING THE HEAD BIKE BRIDGE. >>AS PART OF THE AGREEMENT WE HAVE EXHIBIT B THAT SHOWS THE PROJECT LIST WHICH ARE THE NONMOTORIZED PROJECTS AND ALSO THE BRIDGE ITSELF AS THE LEAD AGENCY FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW, SOUND TRANSIT HAS THE DOCUMENTS WHICH WE HAVE BEEN COORDINATING WITH THEM AS WE WENT THROUGH THE DESIGN PROCESS. GRANT INSTRUCTION FOR ACCESS TO THE PED BRIDGE. BOTH PROJECTS WILL COORDINATOR WE RIGHT NOW WE HAVE BY ILLEGALLY BIWEEKLY MEETINGS TO MAKE SURE WE ARE STAYING IN SYNC WITH EACH OTHER. THE CITY IS REQUIRED TO ESTABLISH AN AGREEMENT WITH THE WS ADOPT AN ARMY CORPS PERMITS. WE HAVE GOTTEN IN CONTACT WITH WADOT. SOUND TRANSIT HAS BEEN WORKING ON THE STATION FOR QUITE A WHILE BUT WE ARE CATCHING UP. >>ARE WE NAMED NAMING THIS BRIDGE? >>THE BRIDGE HAS NOT BEEN NAMED. THERE IS WORK GOING ON WITH COUNCILMEMBER JUAREZ TO WORK ON THE NAMING OF THE BRIDGE. >>WE WILL LET THE COUNCIL WAY IN AND THE PUBLIC. >>SO IT WILL NOT BE THE McCRAKEN. >>THAT IS A NAME WE ARE NOT SUPPORTING. >>JUST A COUPLE OF POINTS. THERE IS A LOT OF STANDARD BOILERPLATE IN THE AGREEMENT INCLUDING INDEMNIFICATION WHICH IS ALWAYS A TRICKY ISSUE BETWEEN THE CITY AND OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES. WE HAVE DONE ENOUGH AGREEMENTS WITH SOUND TRANSIT THAT WE HAVE THAT DOWN AND THE INDEMNIFICATION IS WHAT EVERYONE WOULD EXPECT IS THAT EVERYONE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR WORK, THEIR WORKERS, THEIR CONTRACTORS TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY ARE A JOINT LIABILITY TO THE EXTENT THAT WE WILL INDEMNIFY EACH OTHER. >>JUST TO FOLLOW UP ON COUNCILMEMBER STRAUSS’S QUESTION. WE DO HAVE EXHIBIT D WHICH IS HELPFUL TO SHOW THE COST TO DATE. HOWEVER, I THINK WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR, WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS PROJECT, WE ARE LOOKING FOR A BASIC SOURCES OF FUNDS AND THE USES AND THE CONSTRUCTION COST FOR THE TOTAL PROJECT, TO ADD THAT AS AN ITEM. >>WE CAN PROVIDE YOU MORE INFORMATION ON THE CURRENT COST AND I WILL SAY THAT AGAIN, THE STATE HAS CAPPED A $10 MILLION CONTRIBUTION WHICH IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING PAID TO THE CITY AND IT SHOULD NOT BE AFFECTED BY 976. AND THE SOUND TRANSIT CONTRIBUTION IS IN THIS AGREEMENT AND WILL BE CHARGING AGAINST THAT $10 MILLION CONTRIBUTION. >>IT IS JUST USEFUL TO SEE BOTH SOURCES AND USES TOGETHER IN ONE DOCUMENT. THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS IN THE NEW IMPROVED FISCAL NOTE IS TO HAVE THAT UNIFORM DESCRIPTION OF HERE IS WHERE THE MONEY IS COMING FROM, HERE IS WHERE IT IS GOING SO WE DO NOT HAVE TO PIECE IT TOGETHER. >>JUST TO BE CLEAR, THE REST OF THE FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT IS COMING FROM THE CITY BEYOND THOSE TWO CONTRIBUTIONS. >>THANK YOU. >>THE SCHEDULE, WE HAVE STARTED CONSTRUCTION. RIGHT NOW WE ARE ON PATH TO HAVE THE BRIDGE OPEN IN THE FALL OF 2021, WHICH LINES UP WITH WHAT WE ARE HEARING FROM SOUND TRANSIT ON WHEN THEY PLAN ON OPENING THAT STATION. YOU WILL NOT GET A HARD DATE FROM SOUND TRANSIT AT THIS TIME, BUT WE ARE TRYING TO WORK TOGETHER FOR WHEN WE BOTH OPEN. >>GREAT. ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? >>CHAIR, THIS MAY BE SOMETHING IN MY AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY, I DID NOT RECEIVE A BRIEFING BEFORE THIS COMMITTEE HEARING, COMMITTEE MEETING ABOUT THIS SCOPE SCHEDULE AND AGREEMENT. I TYPICALLY WOULD NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE VOTING ON AN AGREEMENT WITHOUT HAVING A BRIEFING BEFOREHAND. I AM ALLOWING THE RECORD TO REFLECT AND LETTING ALL STAFF NO MOVING FORWARD I WILL NOT TAKE A VOTE ON AGREEMENTS WITHOUT BEING BRIEFED. COMMITTEE PRESENTATION IS HELPFUL ALTHOUGH IT DOES NOT ALLOW THE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR ME TO GO INTO THE DEPTH OF QUESTIONS THAT I REQUIRE TO HAVE ANSWERED TO FILL CONTROL VOTING ON AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND ANOTHER ENTITY. BECAUSE OF MY HISTORY WITH THIS PROJECT IN PARTICULAR I AM ABLE TO READ THROUGH THIS AGREEMENT AND FEEL COMFORTABLE. I AM JUST LETTING EVERYONE KNOW THAT THIS WILL BE THE LAST TIME THAT I VOTE ON SOMETHING WITHOUT HAVING A BRIEFING BEFOREHAND. >>DEFINITELY NOTED. >>ANY OTHER COMMENTS, COLLEAGUES? I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A MOTION TO RECOMMEND PASSAGE OF COUNSEL BUILD BILL 119741 TO PASS ON TO THE FULL COUNCIL. WE GOT A SECOND. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF PASSING COUNSEL BILL 119741 PLEASE NDICATE BY VOTING AYE. RICHARD PAN. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. ANY EXTENSIONS? THE MOTION CARRIES. IT WILL BE FORWARDED TO THE FULL COUNCIL. >>THE THIRD ITEM TODAY CONCERNS AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ACCEPT GRANT FUNDING FOR SPECIFIC CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS. WE WILL READ THAT ITEM INTO THE RECORD. >>COUNSEL BILL 119743>>>AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO GRANT FUNDS FROM NON-CITY SOURCES; AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION TO ACCEPT SPECIFIED GRANTS AND EXECUTE RELATED AGREEMENTS FOR AND ON BEHALF OF THE CITY; AMENDING ORDINANCE 126000, WHICH ADOPTED THE 2020 BUDGET, INCLUDING THE 2020-2025 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CIP); CHANGING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION; REVISING ALLOCATIONS AND SPENDING PLANS FOR CERTAIN PROJECTS IN THE 2020-2025 CIP; AND RATIFYING AND CONFIRMING CERTAIN PRIOR ACTS. >>LET’S HAVE INTRODUCTIONS. >>I AM DEVON. >>I AM CHLOE WILKES. >>PLEASE PROCEED. >>AS THE TITLE SUGGESTS. WE ARE HERE TO PRESENT A STANDALONE GRANT ACCEPTANCE ORDINANCE. TYPICALLY YOU SEE GRANT ACCEPTANCE AS PART OF THE QUARTERLY SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL LEGISLATION THAT IS BROUGHT TO YOU. BECAUSE OF THE TIMING OF THE GRANTS THAT WE OFTEN RECEIVE AND DUE TO NEEDING TO GET STARTING ON THE WORK FDOT TYPICALLY BRINGS THIS AROUND THIS TIME EVERY YEAR. WE ARE DOING THAT TODAY. >>I HOPE THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT WE WILL NOT BE SEEING SUBMITTALS BECAUSE I HAVE NOTICED A BIT OF A DIVERGENCE IN THE SCHEDULE FOR THE SUPPLEMENTALS LAST YEAR. I JUST WOULD HATE TO SEE DEPARTMENT BY DEPARTMENT BEGINNING NEW PRACTICES AND US NOT HAVING THAT HISTORICAL OPPORTUNITY THAT THE COUNCIL HAS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SUPPLEMENTAL PROCESS. >>THAT IS NOTED. REGARDLESS OF TIMING AND THE FIRST QUARTER SUPPLEMENTAL WE HAVE HAD TO COME ABOUT THIS TIME OF YEAR WITH A REQUEST FOR GRANT APPROVAL JUST BECAUSE OF THE WAY THAT SOME OF OUR GRANT CYCLES WORK. THIS IS NO INDICATION IF THE WAY OF TIMING. >>IN THIS CASE THE GRANT FUNDED PROJECTS HAVE CONSTRUCTION DEADLINES THAT ARE DRIVEN BY SOUND TRANSIT SCHEDULE. WE ARE HOPING TO BEGIN DESIGN THIS SPRING. THAT IS WHY WE BRING THOSE TO YOU OUTSIDE OF THAT QUARTERLY SUPPLEMENTAL PROCESS. >>THE BILL DIDN’T READ — GO BACK. I JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT THE GRANT THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT ACCEPTING WILL APPLY TO THE MOBILITY AND SAFETY VALUES. THE ORDINANCE YOU’RE CONSIDERING ACCEPTS AND UP OPERATE TIME SENSITIVE GRANT. ONE OF WHICH WILL FUND SEVERAL ACCESS PROJECTS NEAR THE JUDKINS PARK LINK LIGHT RAIL STATION AND ONE THAT WILL FUND AS THEIR WAY CONNECTION TO THE STAIRWAY BEACH LINK LIGHT RAIL STATION, I WILL NOT SAY THAT AGAIN. BOTH ARE COMING FROM A FUNDING SOURCE COME THE SOUND TRANSIT AXIS FUND IT WAS A $100 MILLION POT OF MONEY MADE AVAILABLE AS PART OF THE 2016 BALLOT MEASURE. IN THIS COMPETITION $50 MILLION WAS MADE AVAILABLE BUT ONLY $10 MILLION PER SUB AREA. WE WERE COMPETING FOR $10 MILLION AND WE PUT IN APPLICATIONS AND RECEIVED 33% OF THOSE FUNDS. AS FAR AS I’M AWARE NO SUB AREA RECEIVE THE FULL $10 MILLION SO WE CAN EXPECT IN THE NEXT ROUND OF COMPETITION MAYBE HIGHER. WITH THAT I WILL HAND IT OVER TO DAVID. >>WE SUBMITTED TWO APPLICATION PACKAGES AS PART OF THIS ROUND OF AWARDS. THE FIRST ONE BEING THE JENKINS PARK STATION ACCESS. THAT INCLUDED THREE PROJECTS, A TRAIL LIGHTING PROJECT, THE TRAIL THAT CONNECTS A LOT OF SOUTHEAST SEATTLE AND THE PARK AREA WITH THE FUTURE STATION. HIAWATHA PLACE STAIRWAY CONNECTION WHICH IS A DIRECT CONNECTION TO THAT PROJECT FEEDING INTO HIAWATHA PLACE IT’S SELF AND SOME ADA AND WALKWAY GRADES SOUTH OF THE STATION. THE OTHER PACKAGE WAS A PACKAGE OF HIGH-PRIORITY SIDEWALK AND WALKWAY PROJECTS IN SOUTHEAST SEATTLE. AMONG THESE PACKAGES SOUND TRANSIT ONLY SELECTED SEVERAL PROJECTS FROM EACH OF THOSE TO FUND. I HAVE A LIST OF THE TRAIL LIGHTING, WALKWAYS AND STAIRWAY CONNECTION PROJECTS AS PART OF THE PARK PROJECT. THE ONLY OTHER ONE THEY CHOSE TO FUND WAS A NEW STAIRWAY CONNECTION ON SOUTH HENDERSON STREET. FOR THE JUDKINS PARK PACKAGE THE TOTAL AWARD AMOUNT WAS $2.4 MILLION. 900,000 FOR THE SOUTHEAST SEATTLE PACKAGE. A LITTLE BIT ABOUT — >>DO YOU HAVE A LIST OF OTHER PROJECTS THAT WERE REQUESTED AND WHAT DID NOT GET FUNDED >>WE CAN PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION. JUST A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT, WE ALSO KIND OF WENT THROUGH A SELECTION PROCESS OF WHAT WE WERE GOING TO APPLY FOR BASED ON A LARGE STATION ACCESS STUDY AROUND THE JUDKINS PARK STATION A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND THAT INFORMED WHAT WE WERE REQUESTING TO KNOW WHAT ARE THE PRIORITIES AROUND THE JUDKINS PARK STATION AND WHERE DO THEY FEEL LIKE IMPROVEMENTS ARE NEEDED AND WHAT CAN WE DO IN TIME FOR THE STATION TO OPEN. WITH THAT SIDEWALK PACKAGE IT WAS BASED ON OTHER KENNEDY REQUEST IN THAT PROCESS AS WELL AS A PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN PROCESS. JUST A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PROJECTS AROUND THE JUDKINS PARK STATION AREA. THE TRAIL LIGHTING PROJECT WHICH YOU CAN SEE ON THE LEFT SIDE HERE, THROUGH THIS PROJECT IT WAS ONE OF THE TOP COMMUNITY PROJECTS IDENTIFIED IN THE STUDY. THE TRAIL WEST OF 23rd ITSELF ARE UNLIT AND THAT CREATES A RECEIVED SAFETY ISSUE AROUND THE STATION. THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF REQUEST TO UPGRADE THAT LIGHTING. THERE HAS BEEN SOME TRAIL ACCESS POINTS RIGHT NOW. I HAVE A CAUTION SIGNAGE THAT SAYS USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN GOING THROUGH AT NIGHT. A PART OF THAT WILL BE EVALUATED WITH PARTS THAT DO NEED LIGHTING AND ADDING LIGHTING WHERE WE KNOW THERE ARE COMPLETELY UNLIT SECTIONS. ADJACENT TO THIS PROJECT IS THE BLUE LINE NEAR HIAWATHA PLACE SOUTH. WE WILL ALSO PROVIDE A NEW STAIRCASE CONNECTION SO THERE IS CURRENTLY A MAINTAINED DIRT PATH THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TRAVELING TO MAKE A QUICKER CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TRAIL AND HIAWATHA PLACE SOUTH. FORMALIZING THAT CONNECTION WITH A STAIRCASE. AND SOUTH OF THE STATION WE HAVE TWO SEGMENTS OF NEW WALKWAYS THAT WE WILL BE CONSTRUCTING. ONE ON SOUTH PLUM STREET BETWEEN 25th AND AM OKAY JUNIOR WAY. PROVIDING A CONNECTION BETWEEN OUR EXISTING SIDEWALK NETWORK AND THAT FACILITY WHICH WILL ALSO CONNECT UP TO JUDKINS PARK STATION WITH THE EXISTING NETWORK IN THE AREA AND THEN ON 22nd AVENUE SOUTH, LEVERAGING SOME PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT HAPPENING IN THAT AREA TO ACCESS A NEW SCHOOL THAT IS DOWN THERE AS WELL AS CONNECTING TO THE SIDEWALK NETWORK, AND SOME OF THE ARTERIALS IN THAT AREA. BOTH OF THESE PROJECTS ARE PLANNED FOR CONSTRUCTION IN 2022 BEFORE THE OPENING OF THE LIGHT RAIL STATION. THE SOUTH HENDERSON STAIRWAY PROJECT WHICH WAS THE ONLY OTHER PROJECT FUNDED FROM THE SOUTHEAST SEATTLE SIDEWALKS AND WALKWAYS PROJECT, THIS WAS A CONNECTION FOR PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN PROCESS AND A LONG- STANDING REQUEST OF SOME OF THE NEIGHBORS IN THE AREA. THIS WILL CREATE A FORMALIZED CONNECTION WHERE WE HAVE UNIMPROVED RIGHT AWAY ALONG SOUTH HENDERSON STREET THAT WOUL CONNECT THE STOCK BEACON HILL DIRECTLY TO REGNIER BEACH LIGHT RAIL STATION. IT IS A STEEP OVERGROWN AREA. THE EXISTING STREET NETWORK CONNECTION USING EXISTING STREETS AND SIDEWALKS IN SOME CASES WOULD REQUIRE ABOUT HALF MILE WALK AROUND USING [ INDISCERNIBLE ] IT REALLY OPENS UP THE STATION AND MAKES TRANSIT MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR A LOT OF THE NEIGHBORS. >>IS THIS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF A CONNECTION THAT IS BEING INFORMALLY USED? >>THERE IS KIND OF A DIRT PATH BUT IT IS STEEP AND IT GETS MUDDY. >>THIS PROJECT IS PLANNED FOR CONSTRUCTION NEXT YEAR. A LITTLE FARTHER ADVANCED IN DESIGN. >>ANY QUESTIONS FROM COLLEAGUES? >>I ECHO COUNCILMEMBER MORALES’S REQUEST FOR A FULL LIST OF PROJECTS THAT WERE REQUESTED THAT ENDED UP NOT BEING FUNDED IN REGARDS TO COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD’S REQUEST HAVING WORKED FOR THE FINANCE CHAIR AND STAFF AND TRANSPORTATION ISSUES. I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS A HISTORICAL USE COMING TO THIS COMMITTEE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FUNDING GRANT ACCEPTANCE. I DO BELIEVE THAT PUTTING IT INTO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE AND ALIGNING IT WITH OUR CORE IS A BEST PRACTICE IS SOMETHING THAT I REQUEST WE ALL LOOK INTO. >>ANY OTHER COMMENTS? ALL RIGHT. I WOULD MOVE THAT WE ADOPT THIS OR RECOMMEND THAT WE ADOPT THIS COUNSEL BILL 119743. >>ALL THOSE IN FAVOR INDICATE BY SAYING AYE AND RAISING YOUR HAND. ALL THOSE OPPOSED. THIS ITEM CARRIES ON TO THE FULL COUNCIL COUNSEL BILL 119743. THANK YOU. >>LET’S READ THE FOURTH ITEM INTO THE RECORD. >>COUNSEL BILL 119744.>>>AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION’S HAZARD MITIGATION PROGRAM; AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO ACQUIRE, ACCEPT, AND RECORD ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE, 11 CATCHMENT WALL EASEMENTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROTECTING THE ADJACENT ROADWAY OF SUPERFICIAL EROSION OF ADJACENT SLOPES ALONG A PORTION OF REGNIER AVENUE SOUTH PLACING THE REAL PROPERTY RIGHTS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND RATIFYING AND CONFIRMING CERTAIN PRIOR ACTS. >>LET’S START WITH INTRODUCTIONS. >>>>MY NAME IS KATE LOU. >>GRETCHEN HEIDEL. >>WE ARE COMING TO YOU TODAY TO ASK FOR YOUR APPROVAL OF ACCEPTING 11 EASEMENTS FOR THE REGNIER AVENUE SOUTH MITIGATON PROJECT. WE WILL BE LOOKING AT THE BACKGROUND AREA EXISTING EXISTENCE PROPOSAL COST DURATION AND PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON THE PROJECT DURING THIS PRESENTATION. HISTORICALLY THERE HAVE BEEN MANY LANDSLIDES RECORDED ALONG RAINIER AVENUE SOUTH BETWEEN SOUTH CARVER STREET AND THE SOUTH CITY LIMITS RESULTING IN DEBRIS BLOCKING THE PUBLIC RIGHT AWAY. IN 2000 FDOT [INDISCERNIBLE] FDOT COMMISSIONED THE GEOGRAPHICAL SURVEY ALONG THE CORRIDOR AND DETERMINED IT TO BE AT A MODERATE TO HIGH RISK LANDSLIDE HAZARD. >>GIVEN THIS ASSESSMENT AND VARIOUS HISTORY OF LANDSLIDES, INCIDENCES. THE CITY BELIEVES THERE IS A HIGH PROBABILITY OF RECURRENCE. THESE LANDSLIDES BLOCK SIDEWALKS AND CREATE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR ALL MODES OF TRANSPORTATION. IN ADDITION THE CITY HAS AT TIMES HAD TO CLOSE PORTIONS OF THE SIDEWALK. AND STREETS IN RESPONSE TO PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERNS ALONG THE IMPACTED SEGMENTS OF RAINIER AVENUE SOUTH. CREWS HAVE HAD TO CONDUCT CLEANUP EFFORTS TO REMOVE DEBRIS AND RECOVER SIDEWALKS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS IN RESPONSE TO THESE CHALLENGES. IN EARLY 2016, A 60 FOOT SEGMENT OF RETAINING WALL WAS CONSTRUCTED TO DETECT A PORTION OF RAINIER SOUTH NEAR SOUTH PERRY STREET AS A RESPONSE TO TWO SIGNIFICANT LANDSLIDES OCCURRING FROM THE SAME SLOPE WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF EACH OTHER. FUNDING IS NOW AVAILABLE TO CONSTRUCT. INFRASTRUCTURE TO MITIGATE RIGHT AWAY DUE TO APPROACHING DEBRIS FROM THE ADJACENT STREET. THIS VICINITY MAP OUTLINES THE AREAS ALONG RAINIER AVENUE SOUTH THAT THE PROJECT TEAM HAS IDENTIFIED FOR REPLACEMENT OF A GRAVITY WHILE DEPENDING UPON THE SLOPE CHARACTERISTIC TO PROTECT THE ADJACENT SEGMENT OF THE STREET CORRIDOR. THIS LEGISLATION ACCEPTS 11 CATCHMENT WALL EASEMENTS OBTAINED BY PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS TO CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN THE WALLS AND PLACES PROPERTY RIGHTS UNDER SDOT JURISDICTION. CONSIDERATION FOR THESE RIGHTS WERE A MUTUAL BENEFIT. THESE PICTURES DEMONSTRATE EXISTING CONDITIONS ALONG PORTIONS OF THIS CORRIDOR WHICH SHOWED DEBRIS FROM THE ADJACENT SLOPE COVERING THE SIDEWALK AS WELL AS SLOPE AREAS. TWO TYPES OF WALLS WILL BE CONSTRUCTED FOR THIS PROJECT. ONE TYPE IS A SOLDIER WHILE CATCH WALL. THE BENEFITS OF THE WALL ARE THAT THEY RETAIN LARGER VOLUMES OF DEBRIS AND ARE SUITABLE FOR A STEEPLE SLOPE STEEPER SLOPE AREA. THE WALL CATCHMENT WALL IS THE MORE EXPENSIVE. THE OTHER TYPE OF WALL IS THE GRAVITY WALL. THE BENEFITS OF THESE WALLS ARE THAT THEY ARE MORE COST- EFFECTIVE THAN THE SOLDIER PILE CATCHMENT WALL, THEY ARE MODULE AND SIMPLER TO CONSTRUCT. THIS CONSTRUCTION WORK IS PROVIDED UNDER SDOT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT KNOWN AS THE HOW DID THIS MITIGATION PROGRAM LANDSLIDE MITIGATION PLAN. TOTAL COST, TOTAL BUDGET FOR THE PROJECT IS 3.5 MILLION AND FUNDING SOURCES CONSIST OF THE CAPITAL FUND STREET USE COST CENTER AND GAS TAX. IN PREPARATION OF PROJECT CONSTRUCTION, CITY CREWS HAVE CLEARED MUCH OF THE SIDEWALKS WITHIN THE AREA AND EXTENDED EXISTING SOLDIER PILE WALL THAT WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 2016 AND LOCATED IN PUBLIC RIGHT AWAY. THE GRAVITY WALLS ARE ANTICIPATED TO TAKE FIVE WEEKS TO CONSTRUCT, THE SOLDIER PILE CATCH IS ANTICIPATED TO TAKE 15 WEEKS TO CONSTRUCT. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THIS PROJECT WILL BE COMPLETED NEXT SUMMER 2020. THAT CONCLUDES THE PRESENTATION. >>ANY QUESTIONS? >>I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR LOOKING INTO THIS. THIS IS A REALLY STEEP AREA. IT IS REALLY DANGEROUS. WHENEVER WE HAVE HEAVY RAINS, NEIGHBORS GET REALLY WORRIED THAT SOMETHING LIKE THIS WILL HAPPEN AGAIN. THE SOLDIER PILE CATCHMENT WALL IS, CAN YOU SHARE WHAT PORTION OR HOW MANY OF THE AREAS THAT YOU ARE TARGETING WOULD GET THAT VERSUS THE SMALLER WALL? >>THERE ARE FOUR SITES IDENTIFIED PRIMARILY DICTATED BY JUST THE HEIGHT OF THE SLOPES THEMSELVES. FOR THE SOLDIER PILE WALLS THERE ARE FOUR SITES IDENTIFIED THE HEIGHT OF THOSE SLOPES ARE HIGHER. >>WHAT IS THE DEGREE OF SLOPE THAT WOULD DICTATE ONE OVER THE OTHER? >>A LOT OF IT IS THE HEIGHT, HOW FAR IT IS SET BACK FROM THE RIGHT AWAY AND HOW MUCH DEBRIS HAS BASICALLY FLOWED IN THAT AREA IN THE PAST AND ALSO RECOMMENDATIONS FROM A GEOTECH ENGINEER. >>THANK YOU. >>ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? >>IN 2017 I TOOK A LITTLE BIT OF A DIVE INTO THE SDOT APPROACH TO LANDSLIDE MITIGATION AND I LEARNED THAT, AS YOU WERE REFERENCING IN 2000, THERE WAS A CITYWIDE STUDY DONE WITH AN EFFORT TO FOCUS ON LANDSLIDE MITIGATION IN LOCATIONS THAT WOULD LIKELY HAVE SIGNIFICANT IMPACT BECAUSE THEY ARE ADJACENT TO HILLS. THERE IS AN ASSESSMENT USING EIGHT DESIGN FACTORS AT THE TIME TO DETERMINE THE PRIORITY OF 73 KNOWN POTENTIAL LANDSLIDE LOCATIONS. OF THE 73 LOCATIONS THAT WERE IDENTIFIED, 24 WERE RATED VIA HIGH PRIORITY. SINCE 2000, SDOT HAD BUDGETED, THIS WAS AS OF 2017, HAD ONLY BUDGETED $500,000 A YEAR FOR HIS LANDSLIDE MITIGATION. THAT $500,000 A YEAR WAS INTENDED TO ADDRESS THESE 24 HIGH-PRIORITY LOCATIONS. I LEARNED THAT THE MAJORITY OF THOSE FUNDS HAD NOT BEEN USED TO MITIGATE IN ADVANCE HIGH- PRIORITY LOCATIONS, IT WAS USED MORE IN A WAY TO RESPOND TO LANDSLIDE ACTIVITIES. OF THE 24 HIGH RATED LOCATIONS, AS OF 2017, IN 17 YEARS, ONLY SEVEN OF THE 24 HIGH-PRIORITY LOCATION HAD PROACTIVE MITIGATION WORK DONE. IN 2017 I WORKED THE BUDGET OFFICE AND SDOT TO USE THE SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET PROCESS TO PRIORITIZE AND ADDITIONAL $1.3 MILLION TO ADDRESS SOME OF THOSE HIGH-PRIORITY LOCATIONS. YOU GUYS DID A GREAT JOB OF DOING THIS WORK ON A NUMBER OF LOCATIONS. SOME OF THEM IN DISTRICT 1. THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF MY CONSTITUENTS. THE COMMITMENT WAS MADE AT THAT TIME THAT WE WERE GOING TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO BEGIN TO ADDRESS THIS BACKLOG AND MAKE SURE WE WERE NOT BUDGETING ONLY SUFFICIENT FUNDS TO ADDRESS LANDSLIDE ACTIVITIES RATHER THAN MITIGATING THE LIKELIHOOD OF LANDSLIDES. I AM JUST WONDERING, I HAVE NOT CHECKED IN ON THIS ISSUE RECENTLY, I WOULD BE INTERESTED TO LEARN HOW WE ARE GOING TO GET TO THOSE HIGH-PRIORITY LOCATIONS. I AM GUESSING THAT 2000 STUDY WAS DONE 20 YEARS AGO, THERE MIGHT BE DIFFERENT PRIORITIES NOW AS WELL. >>THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT FOR THE PROGRAM. I DO NOT MANAGE THAT PIECE OF THE PROGRAM, THAT IS SOMETHING WE CAN FOLLOW UP WITH IN TERMS OF HOW TO REASSESS PRIORITIES FROM THAT LIST FROM 2000. >>HOW WE ARE ASSESSING THE PARTIES AND ALSO ENSURING THAT WE ARE IDENTIFYING SUFFICIENT BUDGET SO THAT IT IS ACTUALLY MITIGATION PROGRAM INSTEAD OF A RESPONSE PROGRAM. >>>THANK YOU. THANK YOU COUNCILMEMBER HERBOLD WE CAN ASKED THAT THEY BRING THAT RIGHT INTO COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS AND THE BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS WE HOPE TO SEE IN THE SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET IN THE FUTURE. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? >>THIS IS A QUESTION THAT I DO NOT NEED THE ANSWER TODAY, IT WOULD BE HELPFUL AND FOLLOW-UP. THERE IS INHERENT VALUE THAT IS PROVIDED TO THE ADJACENT LAND OWNERS AND WHO WE ARE PURCHASING THESE EASEMENTS FROM AS WE ARE INCREASING STABILITY OF THE LOT THAT THEY OWN. IS THAT FACTORED INTO THE COST THAT WE ARE PROVIDED WHEN PURCHASING THIS LAND? >>TO SOME EXTENT IT IS. WE HAVE TO REALIZE THAT WHAT WE ARE DOING RIGHT NOW IS REALLY PROTECT THE PUBLIC RIGHT AWAY ACCESS AND NOT NECESSARILY THE OWNERS. THERE ARE STILL SUPERFICIAL SLIDES THAT WOULD OCCUR AND THAT IS THE PROPERTY OWNER RESPONSIBILITY AND NOT THE CITY. ONE THING WE ARE TRYING TO ADDRESS IS NOT USE PUBLIC MONEY FOR A PRIVATE BENEFIT. ALL OF THE WALLS WERE DESIGNED AT THIS POINT IN TIME AS A PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY. >>EITHER WAY WHETHER THE INTENT IS EITHER TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC RIGHT AWAY, THERE IS INHERENT BENEFIT. >>YES. >>ARE WE ABLE TO PUT THAT INTO THE PURCHASE AGREEMENT? >>WE TRY. A LOT OF THESE HAVE REAL PROPERTY REQUIREMENTS IN TERMS OF COMPENSATING FOR MINISTRY OF COST TO GET THE EASEMENTS. THAT IS A DISCUSS AND THAT WE TYPICALLY HAVE WITH THE PRIVATE OWNERS IN TERMS OF THE BENEFIT THEY WOULD GET FROM THE WALL. >>THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHERE GETTING THE EASEMENTS IN EXCHANGE FOR THE BENEFIT TO THE PROPERTY. WE ARE NOT PAYING CASH FOR THE EASEMENTS. >>THANK YOU. >>>THANK YOU. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? MOVING ON THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT. I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE RECOMMENDING PASSAGE OF COUNSEL BILL 119744, THOSE IN FAVOR INDICATE. THANK YOU FOR THE SECOND. IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HAND BY SAYING AYE. ANY AGAINST? GREAT. THAT ITEM CARRIES FORWARD. THANK YOU EVERYBODY. UNLESS THERE ARE FURTHER COMMENTS. >>IS MY FINAL COMMENT, CHAIR. I THINK YOU FOR BEING PREPARED AND READY TO START AT 9:30. IT WAS MY FAULT BUT I WAS NOT HERE ON TIME. KUDOS TO THE CHAIR. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT QUESTIONS AND THE CONSTANT OVERSIGHT OF THESE LARGE DEPARTMENTS. I THINK THAT CONCLUDES OUR FEBRUARY 19, 2020 MEETING OF THE TRANSPORTATION UTILITIES COMMITTEE MEETING. THANK YOU.

    Railway Platform
    Articles, Blog

    Railway Platform

    February 20, 2020


    Through hamlets and settlements,
    hills and vales, wanders a gypsy singing To the accompaniment
    of his heart’s music We journey but a
    short while together Our friendships
    bound by time lf we tarry today, we must prepare
    for a journey on the morrow The Fates sit, spreading
    their snares at every step Who will be left behind on
    this journey of life, no one knows Through hamlets and settlements,
    hills and vales, wanders a gypsy singing To the accompaniment
    of his heart’s music Why is this world crazy
    for wealth and riches? Material riches must be left behind;
    it cannot be carried into the afterlife Through hamlets and settlements,
    hills and vales, wanders a gypsy singing To the accompaniment
    of his heart’s music Aah, bravo, sir, bravo!
    You speak the honest truth. – Material wealth will remain here.
    – You speak the truth, sir. But, these days,
    who believes in this? When my daughter
    got engaged… – her in-laws asked for Rs.5,000
    as dowry. – Good God! – Vimala is awake!
    – So what am l to do? Where’s the money coming from?
    How will this wedding take place? – We’ll sell the house.
    – Hmph! Sell the house! Sir, they were very young
    when their father died. l sold all my jewelry
    to educate him… in the hope that our troubles would end.
    But he hasn’t got a job yet. Now, if we sell our house,
    where will we stay? On the road? – That’s true, sir. – Don’t worry, mother,
    everything will be okay. – What will be okay?
    – Yes, mother… this world is filled with troubles. – May God save us.
    – Praise be to God. – Hey, you keep falling over me!
    – My dear, come over to this side. – Can’t l sit in my seat?
    – Now you can rest peacefully, my dear. Lie down… sleep… – Sir, please move a little…
    – What? Let me sleep. – Let me sit. Thank you!
    You did us a favor. Dear sir, l’m definitely
    older than you. l’m sixty years old. – And you must be 20? 22?
    – He’s 22. – 22 years old. l’m a dhobhi (washerman)
    by profession. But l earn a monthly
    income of Rs.200. – And you have no job?
    – None at all. So l earn more than you, too. So let me ask you one thing, friend.
    How can you address me thus? As it is, l gave your sister
    some space… and just because you’ve learned
    a few words of English… you have forgotten your culture? – [Murmuring Lord Ram’s name.]
    – Ram, apologize to him. – Go on… Apologize!
    – lt was a mistake, sir. Please forgive me. Bless you, my son. This is the
    influence of our culture. Bless you. Bless you.
    Hey, can’t you sit properly? – Ram! Hey, Ram!
    – Hmm? Go, have a look outside. Find out why
    the train has been stationary for so long. – Huh? – The train has
    stopped here awhile. – Get up! Get up, the train has stopped.
    – The train has stopped? – Yes. Yes, you! My dear sir, Beauty is calling you! – Tell me, memsaab! – Can you tell me
    why the train has stopped? A hen has laid eggs
    on the railway tracks. – The train will move when the eggs are
    removed. – Why haven’t they done so yet? Wow, memsaab! How
    intelligent you must be! – You’re very rude.
    – Really? Wow! You are quite impolite yourself,
    and l’m the rude one? You’re mannerless! Can Beauty ever be mannerless? Memsaab! The world will always
    total two and two to make four. And that’s why they are
    miserable. Look here… l add two and two and make it 22.
    l’m happy and content. He was saying
    Beauty is mannerless. – Oh, shut up! – Memsaab also adds
    two and two to make four. – Your highness! Your highness!
    – What is it? My liege, the princess is not in her room.
    l found this letter on her bed. l’m leaving this house forever. l detest the groom you have
    chosen for me. l’m sorry l could not
    obey your orders. Your unfortunate lndira. Hello? Hello? Controller? – Station master speaking.
    – Hey, master! What’s happened? Why has
    the train stopped here? Be patient.
    l’ll tell you the reason. – Tell me. – The train has
    stopped because… – Sir! Sir! – Why has the train halted?
    – That’s what l was explaining… – The train has stopped because…
    – Hey, sir! – Oh! – Why has the train stopped?
    – Lala, that’s just what l was explaining. – The train has stopped because…
    – Master! Khansaab, why are you
    blocking the way? May l ask why the train
    has halted here? Sethji, that’s just what l was
    explaining to these people! -The train has been stopped because…
    – Station master! – Yes, madam?
    – Why has the train stopped? Oh, oh… first of all, all of you
    come together. – Then l’ll tell you.
    -“Why has the train stopped?” – Shut up!
    – What’re you doing? – Masterji!
    – What? Listen to me… – First, gather everyone together.
    Then l’ll tell you. – Alright. l’ll gather everyone around.
    Please come here. Listen, sir, don’t interrupt. – Of course!
    – Khansaab, please hold the door. – Uh? – Don’t let anyone come in.
    – Oh. lf anyone talks now, l’ll not
    say anything. [lndecipherable] The fact is… that… – at the next station…
    – Station master! – Oh ho ho… – Why has the train…
    – Good lord! – What… – Tell us quickly, master.
    – Be quick! – Oh, my! The train has
    stopped because… a river is in spate just before
    the next station. The railway tracks are
    submerged in water. So the train won’t
    proceed any further. Station master, for how long will
    the train be held up here? For as long as the river
    is in spate. – And how long will that be?
    – How can l answer that? – Am l…?
    – Excuse me, madam. W… O… R… K… Work… P… R… O… Progressing… – 24 hours?
    – Oh, God! Damn it! – Excuse me, young man? – Yes?
    – You know how to send cables? – Yes, l do.
    – Hey, station master! – Yes? – Will we have to stay here
    for a few days? – Perhaps. – 24 hours?
    – Oh, damn it! [lndecipherable] – lt’s the wedding
    of my old friend’s dog… and l’m invited there. l’ve to
    reach the venue by evening. So what can l do?
    What can l do? – And then? – l learned it for a job,
    but l didn’t get the post. – Very good, very good!
    – Move back, excuse me, please… Well, station master. l’ve to reach
    Bombay by tomorrow morning. lt’s the test match between
    lndia and the West lndies. – Did you know Lala Amarnath
    is the captain? – No. – You don’t know?
    – Certainly, no. – No?
    – No! But for me,
    it’s a job at stake. How will l get the job
    if l don’t reach by tomorrow? – Do you have a recommendation?
    – Then, you won’t get the job. This is Andher Nagri. You can’t get a
    job here without a recommendation. – Arre, yes, sir! This is indeed
    ‘Andher Nagri’ [Dark Kingdom]. Why else would
    the train halt here? Arre, Master!
    Where shall we stay? – On the platform?
    – Yes, sir, yes! What arrangements have you made
    for us, first-class passengers? – What? – lsn’t there a
    waiting room here? – No, madam. – No?
    – No, sir. – Then where will we stay?
    – You could stay in your own cabins. – But the fans don’t work there,
    nor is there any water. – Yes! Then, perhaps, you could
    stay on the platform… – like these people.
    – On the platform? – Oh, no! – On the platform!
    – Excellent, my dear sir! You’ve made us
    very happy today. Rich and poor will stay together
    for a day, at the very least. – Why do you blabber so much?
    – Why are you so angry, memsaab? – You can stay just like us.
    – Look, mister… by a stroke of good fortune,
    Life has been extremely kind to us. We’re deemed the best. The luxuries of the world are
    ours for the asking. And so, we cannot stay
    on the platform with you. Understood? – Sir?
    – Yes, madam? – So what arrangements
    can be made for us? – What? – Station master saab, the arrangements for the ‘best’ people will continue… but tell us if there’s any
    provision for meals here? No, young man. There’s neither
    a store at the station nor a well. – Not even a well?
    – No. We have to stay here for 24 hours
    and you can’t even provide water? – l’m very sorry!
    – This really is Andher Nagri! What do you mean? This place
    is not a part of Andher Nagri. No, madam. This is
    the last station in this state. and the King is our Sovereign. Wow! – Station master saab?
    – Yes? Just as this state is named
    Andher Nagri [Dark Kingdom]… if the king is named ‘Chaupat Raja’…
    [confused/chaotic; an old Hindi idiom]… – Excuse me, Station master saab.
    – What is it? What arrangements can be made
    for our meals? There’s a shop about a furlong,
    a furlong-and-a-half from here… with a well on the premises. That’s
    where you will find something to eat. – Nihal Chand?
    – Yes, Naseeb Chand? – What are these people doing?
    – They’re arguing. The trader’s ears are tingling. You’re an idiot! Look, there’s only
    one shop here… and only one well.
    And trader? Brilliant! Go quickly and
    get my bag of money. But of what use
    is your money here? – You fool, for business, of course.
    – Business? – Yes. Wow, my Lord, wow! When you deign to be bountiful,
    your benevolence is limitless. You just doubled my profit. Oh, my! Oh, never mind, it’s nothing.
    This was a good omen. What do you want? Gram dal,
    puffed rice, savories, snacks, sweets? – What do you want?
    – What’s that in those bags? – Huh? Wheat, rice, millet…
    – Alright, alright, that’s enough. – What do you want? – l want
    everything. – Everything? Oh, my! – Wait, let me call father.
    – Okay. Father, here! Hey, why are you
    spoiling our goods? – Spoiling? l’m only tasting…
    – No such thing is allowed here. – You will have to pay me 1 paisa.
    – What? l’m here to do a lot of business… A lot of business! l don’t want
    to trade with you. Pay up 1 paisa. Pay up indeed! Here…
    here you go, 1 paisa. You think l’m stupid? Here! One… two… three… – [lndecipherable] – No!
    – What is it, my dear? Oh, sir! This shop
    belongs to you? – lt belongs to God.
    – How wonderful! – Do you want to sell?
    – Of course not! l don’t want to sell the shop.
    lt’s my pride and joy. – Heard that?
    – Yes, l did. And that’s okay. lt’s not as if
    l want it forever. – l want it for one day.
    – For one day? lt might go a few hours over that,
    but l’ll pay good money. – Lots of money?
    – Yes. – Whose well is that?
    -lt belongs to us. – Arre, Nihal Chand!
    – l’m coming! Come quickly.
    The situation is warming up. Coming, sir, coming! Alright, does the well have water,
    or is it dry? Father, what sort of
    a businessman is he? Hey, sir, how can it be a well
    if it has no water? – lt was a mistake.
    – Yes, it was. – Okay, this well, and the shop
    including its contents… – Yes? The well, the shop
    with all its contents… To rent these for
    one day and one night… – What should we offer, Nihal Chand?
    – Er… Rs.150. – Rs.150? – How much is that?
    – 150 is 150. 150. – One phitee?
    – No, no, no, Not ‘one phitee’. – Not one phitee. – Huh?
    – One hundred and fifty. – l think she’s illiterate.
    – One hundred and fifty. – You’re right! 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8…20…
    20… how many twenties? – How many twenties?
    – You do the Math, Nihal Chand. – 7 twenties, sir.
    – Ah. Oh. – He seems smart.
    – 7 twenties. – 7 twenties? – Yes.
    – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7… – 7 twenties? – Yes.
    – 7 twenties? – 7 twenties! Oh my! Of course we’ll rent
    it to you! Give me the money! – Ah, Nihal Chand… – Yes, sir?
    – Count the money; l’ll just be back. – Hey, l’m giving you the amount, take it.
    – Give me the money. – Here. Nihal Chand! – Get their thumb impressions on
    stamp paper. – You’re absolutely right. 1,2,3,4,5, and this is 6,
    and this, 7. Hey, sir, you need to
    sign some papers. Oh, yes, sir. l’m coming. – Father! – Hmm?
    – Shut the door. – Where shall we hide it?
    – Yes, where? – Shut the window, father!
    – Yes. Father… open this! Here… – Mother! Mother…
    – Uh? That’s the well, and there’s food
    too; so keep our belongings here. – Hey, Dudhiya’s mother…
    – Give it here… [cross-talk] [Cross-talk continues.] Be quick, what are you
    waiting for? Come quickly. – Pass it here, pass it… slowly..
    – Get down slowly… Take care, sethji… your daughter is
    tripping because she’s over-burdened. Hey, she may be
    your daughter! She’s my wife. What ill-mannered louts! Laughing
    at another man’s wife! l spent Rs.700
    on the wedding; 700! Come, my dear… come. When man is a demon, then… he can be bought
    in the marketplace Even man has been sold here
    in exchange for wealth – Bravo!
    – Bravo! – Wow! Mother, the seth
    is a crook… but this child’s parents
    must be shot… for entrusting this innocent girl
    to this old fogey. Don’t say that, Ram. Only the parents of a girl know
    the difficulties. Come, Vimala. Here, take this. lt’s okay,
    l’ll take it with me. Nihal Chandji! Oh, Nihal Chand! – Yes, Naseeb Chandji.
    – Where were you? Please help with my luggage! – l’m coming…
    – Uh-huh. Hey, why’re you
    going there? l’m going to help with
    the baggage, Naseeb Chandji. l’ll help with
    my wife’s luggage. You help with my luggage. – Be careful, don’t let it fall.
    – lt’s very heavy. – Yes. Bedding… hey,
    what are you doing? The box… This bundle is very heavy. Give it to me. You must be tired, my dear. Come, let me
    wait upon you. l should be waiting upon you. You really are [Goddess] Lakshmi! – Oh my!
    – Uh-oh. – Er, what’s your name?
    – Naina. Naina? Please take your
    bhabhi [sister-in-law] inside. Go, my dear. You’re a child! – Father? Father…
    – Yes? She says God decides
    your husband when you are born? Yes, my dear.
    That’s true. – Sir? – Huh? – Where are we
    running off to? – Let’s unload our belongings here.
    – Yes, let’s do that. – What about here?
    – Okay. – Yes. What are you staring at? Have you
    brought the world with you? – He’ll come…
    – He’s sleeping in the compartment. – Sit, sit… – Ram, dear, please get
    some water for us to freshen up. – Alright. A fair damsel is bathing A pure stream of cold water caresses her silver limbs – and one desires to embrace her…
    – Bravo! – Bravo! – Bravo! – Ah, wow! – My God!
    What a shameless wretch? – lndeed. – Listen to those obscene lyrics! – Yes, indeed they are! Wretch! – Look here! Embarrassed, the fair damsel
    shrinks away The stream offers its respects as the fair damsel bathes – What’s this nonsense
    you’re spouting? – Huh? – Nonsense?
    – What’s this if not nonsense? lt’s poetry. Poetry in
    praise of beauty. You’re the limit! You see a young girl there and say, ‘Beauty is calling.’ And here, you see a young woman
    bathing and start reciting poetry? l’m a worshipper of beauty. Oh, so every time you see a
    young, beautiful woman… – you will recite poetry, will you?
    – Perhaps. So get out of here. Can’t you see there are mothers and sisters sitting there? They are my mothers
    and sisters too. You don’t recite obscene poetry
    about mothers and sisters. Come on, get up.
    Get up! Truly, you folks can only add
    two and two to make four. lf two and two don’t make four,
    what’s the answer? – lt can be 22. And when you folks
    understand this… then this world will
    always seem beautiful. Mad fellow! Er… some water? Hey, what are you doing? l didn’t buy the store and the well
    to give things away for free. Sir, please give me the money
    for the water. – Money for the water?
    – What else? l gave you Rs.150 in cash. l’m charging only
    1 paise per glass… but as the day progresses,
    the cost of water will increase. You’ll sell water? [Exclaims.] You’ll sell water? Aren’t you ashamed
    to sell water in the black market? Where’s the shame in business?
    l’ve given her Rs.150. Shouldn’t l recoup
    my investment? You dug this well so people
    could quench their thirst. But this seth is selling water. These city slickers are impossible. This was a big mistake, my dear.
    Now, what do we do? We don’t need his money.
    We’ll return it. Yes, alright. Listen… l need
    five or six men… to wash vessels, sweep floors,
    knead dough and draw water. Whoever is willing to work,
    they’ll get food and water for free. – l’m ready! – So am l.
    – l’m ready too. Ah, that’s good! Sir, if you will work, then
    you will also get free water. Hey, l’m not
    your father’s servant. – lf you can’t work, then give me
    the money. – Here’s your money! – What?
    – We don’t want to sell. But you’ve already sold it. But l’m returning your money.
    Go away from here. But… but l don’t want
    your money. Take it. – Hey, aren’t you going to get lost?
    – No, l won’t go. l’ve made a deal. Aren’t there
    laws and justice? – Does your father own the law?
    – Not my father, no… but her father did put his thumb
    impression on stamp paper. – So doesn’t that mean it’s legal?
    – What’s legal? The law? lt’s the stamp paper,
    court, magistrate… Bravo, government! lt’s good
    you made an airtight law… or else, if there were three or
    four others like him… this poor man’s business would have
    shut down immediately. You trick innocents into signing on
    stamp paper, only to threaten them? – You thieving scoundrel!
    – Hey! – Ram! Move aside!
    What are you doing? Hey! He’s making arrangements to
    go to jail; he’s breaking the law. l’ll surely go to jail, but l’ll break your
    head so it will benefit all these folks. So let ‘all these people’ speak. Why are you the only one protesting? Come away. He’s a hot-blooded young man;
    obviously, he’s short-tempered. – Mother, he’s trying to loot everyone.
    – Okay. Come! Hey, am l trying to hoard water?
    l’m only selling it! Here, take your money. Er… sir! lf you don’t have money, and you don’t
    want to work, bring me something. l want to do business. Wow! “l want to
    do business!” lndeed! Sell water? That’s
    your business? Hmph! – He’ll sell well water? What sort of a
    business is this? – Lala, water will be sold. And sethji, so long as we tolerate this,
    your business will prosper. – Oh, wow! – lt will prosper!
    – Wow, indeed. – What did he say?
    – Huh? He spoke the truth. Hey, get lost! Go to the jungle with your lota. – Oh, wow! Thank you, seth! – Hmm, hmm… go without water!
    – Uff oh! – Memsaab! Memsaab!
    – Yes, Mary? – Give me money to buy water.
    – Give you money to buy water? – You have to buy water here.
    – Water is being sold? – Darling?
    – Yes? Look at her!
    Water is being sold? – Water is being sold?
    – Yes, sir! Why worry? lf water is
    being sold, we’ll drink beer. – Of course! – Yes!
    – l’ve a lot of beer. – Hear, hear! – You guys have beer
    and whisky, right? – Yes! Brilliant! Then we will have
    a fabulous picnic! – Er, isn’t that so, Mrs. Kapoor?
    – Yes! – Of course! What a scoundrel your husband is,
    my dear! He’s selling water. Why are you
    covering your ears? Mother said l shouldn’t listen
    to any criticism of my husband. – Where are you going, my dear?
    – Look, father… if someone leaves our home still thirsty,
    that’s not right. – Of course not! – So let me give that young man
    some water. – Huh? – Okay, go. Hey, girl! Hey, l’m warning you,
    don’t take any water. – l will take some. – And l warn you
    not to ruin my business! – Ruin your business!
    – This water belongs to me. Yours? l brought this water
    from my house. – l bought everything!
    – lncluding everything that’s in my house? Yes, yes, yes! Don’t break the law;
    l’ll send you to jail! Send me to jail indeed! Let me tell you,
    l will take this water. l will, l will… [Screams] Oh, God!
    The girl is dead! Someone help her!
    Oh, what shall l do? – Oh, Nihal Chand! Come…
    – My Naina! Naina! Help! Someone, help! – Help! – Help!
    Someone, save the girl! Help! Help! Help! Help! Help! Save the girl! [Confused shouts and exclamations.] – Bhaiyya! [Brother!]
    – Ram! Ram! ln the well!
    Oh, Ram! [Shouts continue in the background.]
    – My dear! My daughter! [Muffled voices in the background.]
    Ram! [Shouts continue.] Someone hold him.
    Help him! Ram! Someone help him!
    Save him! – Leave him!
    – Help! Hey, old man!
    Are you listening? [Muffled shouts and
    exclamations continue.] Oh, l’m dead! – Oh, God!
    – Praise the lord! Throw a rope! Quick! Bring a rope. – Bring a rope! – Quickly!
    Where’s the rope? – Bring it here. [Muffled shouts.] – Here…
    – Hey, you! Catch! [Muffled shouts continue.] Hold on tightly. Okay? l won’t
    save you if you slip again. Excellent! Excellent!
    Tightly, alright? Tighter! [Lots of shouting
    in the background.] Pull! [Muffled discussion
    in the background.] Vimala! Look!
    Look, Vimala! – Careful! – Sir, sir…
    hold tight! – Pull! Pull! Think of God and pull strongly! Well, my dear?
    Feeling alright? – Yes. – Sister, it wasn’t
    his fault. – My dear, the gentleman
    is here. – Huh? Shouldn’t you thank him?
    He saved your life. Yes… Thank him, my dear. – No, no!
    – Get up, my dear. – Come, Ram, change your clothes.
    – Let’s go, mother. Mother… please accept the hospitality
    of this humble hut today. No. Why would you
    trouble yourself? Even Lord Ram partook of a
    forest dweller’s offering of berries. Alright. We’ll come for dinner. – Come, dear.
    – Yes, mother. Hey, do you know my brother’s
    name is also Ram? And do you know why she
    served Ram berries? – Why? – Because she was
    in love with Ram. – How is she?
    – Who? – She…
    – The bathing beauty? You pretend to be
    a great lover. ‘Beauty is calling to you’,
    ‘The fair damsel is bathing…’ but when the fair damsel fell
    into the well, you could only yell. – Why didn’t you jump in?
    – Perhaps it was my helplessness. – And what’s that?
    – What can l say? You look hale and hearty… why don’t you just admit
    you’re a coward? Dudhiya’s father… we can manage without food for a day,
    but how will we manage without water? They have put a price
    on water here. My dear, we workers can always
    subsist doing some job or the other. Hey, is anyone there? – Anyone there? – Listen, brother, go
    do his bidding and earn some money. Go… go quickly. See? The seth hired
    a few workers… and some have taken up
    odd jobs. Yes? How are we affected? lt’s these brown sahebs who
    find themselves in trouble. They are educated
    in English… so they can neither work
    as laborers… nor do they possess
    the wealth of the rich. Like Trishanku [a mythological king],
    they are left hanging helplessly. – Hey, what are you saying?
    – Ah, dear sir… Bravo! You cleverly used the term ‘Trishanku’
    to define the educated middle class. Not grounded on earth,
    nor soaring in the skies… they only hover in between. Yes, sir, they are indeed
    Trishankus. [lndistinct conversation.] – Come quickly, Danny.
    – Take this luggage. – Here, sir. – Yes?
    – l’m Mr. Kapoor. – You are…?
    l’m Miss Singh, Sheela Singh. Oh. Miss Sheela Singh,
    will you come with us? lt’ll be a great picnic. – l’ll come later.
    – Do come. Yes? Please. Please? Come on! Tell me, what does your
    brother like to eat? – He likes everything.
    – Everything? – Yes. Will he eat dal-baati? [Lentils and
    hard bread.] – Yes. Why not? Your brother is very nice. Friend, has he ever saved
    anyone’s life before this? Yes. Once, a fledgling had
    fallen off its nest… and he picked it up and
    put it back. Your brother is
    truly compassionate. Listen, Vimala, when l fell
    into the well… he said, “Hold me tight. lf you slip again,
    l’ll not rescue you.” So, Vimala, l held onto him
    very tightly indeed. Tightly. Vimala, had it been anyone else… would he have jumped in? How could it have been anyone else? You had to fall in, and
    he had to rescue you. lt was preordained
    by the Creator. Creator? – ls anyone there?
    – Yes, of course. You. – ls anyone there? – Go, dear sir…
    Beauty beckons again. You’re truly shameless. What have l said
    that’s so shameless? Go forth, fortunate one… You’re getting another chance
    to serve Beauty. Dear Romeo… why don’t you go yourself? Would any young man
    reject such an opportunity? l have my reasons. – Go.
    – Mister, please! My dear boy, for once, listen! – Go. Why don’t you?
    – You’re very persistent. Really? Anyone there? Thank you. – Where do you want to go?
    – Over there. Come, let me escort you. So, ultimately, the ‘best’ people
    can’t survive without us. Meaning? Pick this up. Your wealth is definitely
    your strength… yet you don’t have the strength
    to lift your own burden. Why are you acting like you’re
    doing me a favor? Here, take this. – What’s this?
    – Your wages. – l didn’t carry your luggage for wages.
    – Then, why did you carry it? – Because l felt sorry for you.
    – l don’t need your sympathy. Here! A couple of cars and a few pieces of silver
    have made you arrogant, memsaab. – Apologize!
    – No! Apologize, or else…
    Apologize! You’re very fortunate, my friend…
    very fortunate. One beautiful damsel
    is being saved by you… the other is slapping you. You persuade me to help
    and then, mock me? l told you… l have my constraints. – l’m very sorry.
    – Never mind. ln this world, every powerful person
    oppresses the weak. lt’s not that. – What did you…?
    – Hey, girl! Hey! What did you think…? What do you think? You could
    beat the gentleman? Huh? Hey, look over there!
    The girls are wrestling! [Muffled exclamations and exhortations.] C’mon, trouser-clad lady, cmon! – Bravo, lady, bravo! – Eh?
    – The trouser-clad lady will win! – The lady wearing the skirt! – No, the trouser-clad lady will win. – Want to bet? A-ha, look at the two of them fight…
    Wow! Look at the pair! [Muffled encouragement, exclamations.] The trouser-clad lady…
    Look, look! Punch her! l’ve placed
    a bet on you, punch! Sorry, madam. What can you do?
    Our local talent is better. What did you think?
    You could slap my babuji? Give me my five rupees.
    Give it here! You’re a child. Naina… Naina…
    Naina! What does she think? She’s wealthy?
    l have seven twenties (Rs.140) too. l have seven twenties. Really! – You really have seven twenties?
    – Yes. How much do
    seven twenties make? – This much!
    – How innocent you are, Naina. Alright, tell me…
    you gave her a good beating? – Yes, l did beat her up.
    – But why? Because she slapped babuji. Er, Naina? Will you beat up
    anyone who beats me? – Yes, babuji.
    – Why? Er… because babuji saved me
    from drowning. But are you safe? – What do you mean?
    – lt’s your age. At this age, people confuse death
    with life, and vice versa. – Hey, babuji… – Hmm?
    – What does your friend mean? Even your babuji cannot
    understand what l say. – Babuji? – Yes? – She slapped you,
    didn’t she? l really beat her up… and l avenged you. Naina? Why do you
    take care of me like this? Yes. – She’s truly divine.
    – Yes, she’s very innocent. l’ve lost my heart to you,
    l belong to you lf l want to…
    how can l say so? l’ve lost my heart to you Stranger though you are to me,
    l feel so close to you Every expression of your love
    seems like a dream l’ve lost my heart to you
    l belong to you lf l want to…
    how can l say so? Oh, l’ve lost my heart to you My gaze fell as l looked [at you]
    and as they fell, l gazed at you And our eyes met Flowers seemed to bloom
    as our hearts became one Like paths that meet
    their destination l’ve lost my heart to you
    l belong to you lf l want to…
    how can l say so? Oh, l’ve lost my heart to you l’m beginning to feel
    embarrassed by myself [As] l began singing
    to myself in quiet solitude l’ve lost my heart to you
    l belong to you lf l want to…
    how can l say so? Oh, l’ve lost my heart to you… That was beautiful. – Babuji? – Hmm?
    – Do you find me beautiful? Yes, Naina.
    Naina… – you’ve worn a lot of jewelry today?
    – Yes, babuji. – Why? Because… yes, babuji… – Er, does this jewelry belong to you?
    – Yes, babuji. – Hero!
    – Huh? Come on, hero.
    l need to talk to you. Come on! How brazenly do these
    city women approach the men! – This is the culture today, Naina.
    – Good God! – Yes?
    – Miss Sheela Singh… Mr. Bhatia… Mrs. Donna…
    Mrs. Bhatia… Please sit down.
    Where’s my wife? Yes, darling? Hero! The one who saved the girl? – Come, come. – You’re welcome.
    – My husband. – How do you do, sir?
    – Hello! – Let’s have some beer.
    -No, thank you. Hero? Beer? – No, thank you. – Will you
    have champagne? – No, thank you. – You haven’t had champagne?
    – No. – Hero? Whisky?
    – Excuse me, l don’t drink. – You don’t drink?
    – No. – Won’t you have something? You
    don’t drink any alcohol? – No. My wife drinks like a fish. [lncomprehensible.] You truly are… – an angel. Truly!
    – You’re God, Hero. Hey, mister… get lost! Mr. Kapoor, l didn’t come here of
    my own will. Your wife brought me here. – But l’m telling you to go away.
    – You don’t own this place. – Can’t you see we first-class
    passengers are sitting here? – Darling! – First class passengers?
    – No, darling! – Yes! – l don’t like it; l don’t like him!
    – Darling! – Go away! – Go away!
    – And if l don’t? Then l’ll tell you
    how to leave. – Do tell me. Quickly.
    – Shall l do it? – Yes. Bravo! Darling! Darling! Get up. – Shut up!
    – But… nothing happened. Where’s my revolver?
    Where’s it? l’ll shoot him. – Mr. Kapoor? – Yes?
    – Here, take this. – Huh?
    – Shoot him. – Come!
    – Mother, what’s up with you? You’re always causing trouble.
    Aren’t you ashamed of yourself? Your mother and sister are accompanying
    you, yet you’re always getting into fights. This is the third fight you’ve
    got into since the morning. But he hit me first, mother. So what if he hit you? Who are you?
    He’s an important man. So what if he’s a rich man?
    Are we indebted to him? A-ha ha! Not a penny in
    his pocket but such airs! You couldn’t stoop to request
    them to give you a job. – But you could get into fisticuffs.
    – l can’t humilate myself for a job, mother. Really? Then what can you do?
    You aren’t even ashamed! We sold everything to educate you
    so you could find a job. Not so you could wander unemployed
    and get into fights. – You know the reason.
    – What’s happened to you? Stay there, father.
    You’re babuji… – And l’m that man.
    – What man? That man. And she…
    she’s my wife. – What? Your wife?
    – Yes. Yes, my wife. – You are here… – Yes, yes.
    – Now talk to her. Hey! You’re an
    inconsequential person. We’re superior folk.
    Why have you come here? You will talk to my wife,
    will you? – l’ll hit you.
    – You will hit me? – She hit me!
    – Oh, God! A curse on you! You hit me quite hard. – Does it hurt a lot?
    – Yes… lt hurts a lot. lt hurts here, too. l hurt here, too. – Hey, old woman, give me the money.
    – Give me water. – Pay me, first. – Pay me the money. – Give me water.
    – Okay, move on. Move. – And what about you? – Give me water.
    – First, pay the seth. – l’ll pay. – Granny, you
    have to pay first. – Look at that.
    – Hey, come quickly. – Buddhu!
    – What is it, seth? – Oh, okay.
    – Hey, move it! Bejewelled and made up… she steps out… Bejewelled and made up… – she steps out…
    – Miss… my throat is parched…. – please give me some water.
    – Oh, my, l didn’t bring this for you. l brought it for my babuji. Bejwelled and made up,
    she stepped out… – Are you blind?
    – You’re blind. Move aside! – Hey, hey… babuji… please…
    – Ram! [Muffled exclamations and protests.] – Ram! – Leave me, babuji.
    l’m suffocating. – Babuji! The seth sent me, babuji.
    Please… let me go. – Hey, babuji… babuji!
    – Ram. Hey, Ram! – Ram! – Let you go?
    l’ll kill you! – No, no! – Babuji! – Ram! – Babuji…
    – He’s a bastard. – Ram, let him go
    for my sake. Ram! – Ram! l beg you, Ram…
    for my sake. Calm down. Naina… l wasn’t destined
    to feed my babuji. lt doesn’t matter, Naina.
    Don’t cry. Come on, get up. – Hey, give seth the money.
    – Take it out. – l’ll give you water once
    you’ve paid. – Welcome. Sethji, l have to bathe
    the idol of God. So… if you could
    spare some water? Hey, you should install that
    idol somewhere, Pandit. l’ll personally
    bathe the idol. What a religious man!
    How generous of him! Yes, brother, if a blackmarketeer
    isn’t charitable, then who would be? – Good-bye.
    – Bravo, sir! [Muffled cross-talk.] He’s a jolly good fellow,
    he’s a jolly good fellow… He’s a jolly good fellow! – Gentlemen!
    – What is it? The idol has to be bathed.
    lf you could donate something… – Here! – What’s this?
    Liquor? Oh, God! – Praise be! – Lord, have mercy.
    – Here, pandit… My dear panditji, do you really
    want to bathe this idol, or… is it that you’re thirsty,
    and you need money? Censuring God?
    God save you. Ram, what’s wrong with you? We sold everything
    to educate you… but you don’t work. You keep getting
    into fights, and now you mock God? Stop taunting me at
    every opportunity, mother… by saying you educated me.
    You didn’t do me a favor. You’ve just earned
    my enimity. lf l weren’t educated… l wouldn’t have the ability to think; l’d
    have been happy like this washerman. Education has enabled
    my judgment. And… may l ask
    where’s your God? When everyone is dying of thirst
    but the seth is selling water… Where was your God when goons
    attacked innocent Naina? And… where’s your God… when you sold everything
    you owned to educate me? And l’m still unemployed?
    Of what use is ‘God’? l say there’s no God!
    No God. There’s no God? – Don’t be sad, mother.
    – Look at him… won’t work, and… He won’t work, mother, because
    there’s no job available. You know you worry
    that he hasn’t found a job? How will Vimala be married off?
    These questions trouble him as well. But… trust me, mother… if he finds a grain
    of hope somewhere… then he will regain
    his faith in God. And you will always see him happy
    and content, mother. Offer him solace
    and hope, mother. Babuji… Babuji?
    Babuji… The hero is coming. Excuse me. Babuji…
    Babuji… – Babuji, uh…
    – WHAT? What happened? Nothing. Go away! You fight with your mother,
    you abuse God… – l won’t go! So there!
    – Uh oh… Saving your life has
    gotten me into trouble. See, this was pre-ordained. Was it also pre-ordained that you
    would trouble me? Go away! So what if your mother
    slapped you? Are you so grown up?
    Come, make amends. Look, mother is weeping.
    Come, apologise… make amends. Get up, won’t you?
    Come, apologise. l salute Lord lshaana [Lord Shiva],
    the highest form of Nirvaana Present everywhere, his form embodying
    the Brahman at the core of the Vedas He’s beyond the three gunas,
    the vikalpas; he’s free from all desires The Lord who abides in
    spiritual skies, l bow to him Praise the Lord,
    Glory to the Lord Why, panditji! l see
    you received alms. Bravo! God is pleased with
    sinners like him these days. – Ram! – What’s that?
    – Sinner? You are the sinner. Sethji is very
    compassionate towards the Lord. Bravo, panditji, bravo!
    Here, take a few more coins. – May you flourish.
    – Hey, babuji… these days, even God
    can be appeased by flattery. Which is why he sends
    all the wealth Sethji’s way. You are right. lt’s not the same God who once
    listened to the common man’s woes. Even God has changed
    these days. Look, O Man, at what’s
    happened to your God How much has
    God changed… Speak respectfully, you devil! He visits not the houses of the poor
    preferring to be a guest of the rich – That’s fine, my Lord…
    – How much has God changed! God is only pleased with
    the devotion of men… in whose houses
    [the Goddess of] wealth resides They, whose profession
    is profiteering They are the ones who please
    the Lord of Brij [Lord Krishna] He gives us hunger
    and unemployment… while he bestows
    blessings on them How much has
    God changed! Look, O Man, at what’s
    happened to your God How much has
    God changed! Listening to this sinner’s taunts… please don’t change
    your residence My Lord, my God, we have
    a long, loving relationship l am a satchel
    you’re a treasure trove Please continue to fill
    your devotee’s lap with alms Praise be to you,nmy Lord God… How much has
    God changed! The rich are like
    mosquitoes They build temples of gold in which the Gods reside ‘Perfect’, says the
    traveling entertainer Get lost, monkey! Wealth has become more powerful
    than religion in this world How much has
    God changed! Look, O Man, at what’s
    happened to your God How much has
    God changed! He visits not the houses of the poor
    preferring to be a guest of the rich How much has
    God changed! Praise the Lord!
    Glory to God! – Oh, God!
    – Ram, go away from here! – Folks, please leave.
    – The old man has fainted. – Oh, God! Dear God, please
    forgive my son! – Forgive him, O God!
    – Forgiveness? Never! The wheels of God’s justice
    grind extremely slowly… but they grind exceedingly fine. The wheels of God’s justice
    grind extremely slowly… but they grind
    exceedingly fine. – No, no, panditji…
    show mercy. – God! lt doesn’t matter if the wheels
    grind rough, just do it quickly! Oh, sethji, he’s young…
    but a child… – Alright. Bring the offering.
    – Offering? Forgive him, my Lord. – Here.
    – Put it there. – Forgive him…
    – Oh God… please be merciful
    to my babuji. – Listen… – Yes?
    – They are troubling me… – Who’s troubling you?
    – Some young layabouts. Would you accompany me to the well?
    l would like a drink. – l’ll pay you… – No, my dear.
    What’s this talk of money? Come with me and wait here.
    l’ll ask for water. – Thanks.
    – Come. – Where are you going? – You see
    that girl sitting next to mother? l’ve to bring her some water
    and puris [fried bread]. Why should you?
    She had slapped babuji. But mother said so. Come with me? My dear, you’re
    honorable folk… and your father must be
    a very respected man. l have a son… he’s
    educated but jobless. Please get him a job
    somewhere, my dear. – l’ll try. – Oh, if you try,
    then l’m sure it’ll be done. Much obliged, my dear. [Muffled conversation.] – Give me a puri. – Give me puris.
    – How many do you want? – 16. – Give me Rs.4.
    – Four rupees? Good lord! Go away. You argue too much.
    [Muffled demands for food.] – You have to give me puris.
    – What puris? – Be quick about it. Quick! [Muffled crosstalk continues
    as food is being sold.] [Demands for food
    and water continue.] – Give me water.
    – Give me the money. – People are beginning to fight.
    – Here. – Ah. – Fill it.
    – Tell the seth. No, no. l… – am not hungry.
    – Why, my dear? Eat a little. – No, l’m not hungry.
    – A little… She must really not
    be hungry, mother… – or she would definitely have eaten.
    – Oh, alright. Material wealth will
    be left behind… [when you die] You cannot
    take it with you Babuji… babuji… That girl? The one who
    slapped you? She’s sitting beside mother.
    And… they bought puris for Rs.4
    and water worth Re.1 for her. Mother’s calling you. – l don’t like her at all.
    – l don’t like her either. – Really? – Really!
    – That’s alright, then. – l’d like just the water…
    – Give her the water, Vimala. – Thank you.
    – So, my dear… don’t forget the matter
    of Ram’s employment. – l’ll be much obliged. Ram, your job…
    – Drop that glass! You’re rich, aren’t you? Go, sit
    beside the wealthy people! Why have you come here? Go! That you would demean yourself
    so l would get a job, mother… l cannot bear it. l cannot bear it, mother. l’d rather die hungry
    than be disgraced. Ram… That’s enough. You’re right… Why should l stoop before someone?
    Am l less worthy? Huh? Come, eat something.
    My dear son, come, sit. Er, um, Vimala…
    where are the puris? – Mr. Poet, please come.
    – How can l eat with you, mother? – l’ll feed you.
    – Yes, of course. Here. Give her the puris. First drink water… Enough? Come on…
    l’ll feed you, okay? The princess of Andher Nagri…
    Miss lndira? Thief! Thief! – Catch him! Catch him!
    – Thief! Thief! Thief… thief… Catch him! Ha! You will run, will you?
    Why, the crook! – What did you think? – lt’s alright
    – Where’re you going? – Come on. – Come. Give him two slaps
    on my behalf too. Stop it! Why are you
    beating me? l picked one pocket, and you folks
    began to beat me up. This fat cat openly loots you, and
    none of you raise any objections. My dear sir, he
    robs us legally… while you break the law. You’ll be beaten up while
    he gets away scot-free. Bravo, Andher Nagri! Andher Nagri… And a confused ruler… The city of darkness and a confused ruler Where vegetables and
    cashew nuts cost the same Where cashew nuts
    cost the same The king rears some
    elephants and horses He has neither thought nor worry,
    he lives in a palace after all ln his kingdom, under his rule,
    we pay with our lives As profiteers loot us openly
    with both hands Cashew nuts cost
    the same as vegetables Where cashew nuts
    cost the same… lf you don’t mind, dear sir,
    kindly listen to my request Where have you come from?
    To which caste do you belong? Don’t ask him his lineage,
    my friend, don’t ask him his clan Don’t ask him how he
    whiles away night and day Whichever land or community
    he belongs to… Black or white,
    their breed is the same Different on the outside,
    yet they are similar inside Their clan is gold, their lineage silver,
    and money their religion Money is their religion Be quiet! Listen to me, my friends,
    listen to me May the profiteers be damned Me, l’m but the world’s steward,
    l’m everyone’s servitor lf you’re thirsty, pay me,
    get your water lf l didn’t fry puris here,
    you would all be eating grass My wares are cheap,
    my wares are fresh Get lost and try your wiles
    on someone else We know, we recognize
    each and every guile You sell water to earn reward
    for your virtues; bravo! Get lost, go away… The city of darkness
    and a confused ruler Listen to me, my friends,
    stop this altercation Everything is for sale in this world The grocers sell flour, lentils and rice While doctors and physicians
    sell herbs and tinctures… the powerful sell
    their strength to the world… and the Sardars sell their heads The protectors of peace
    sell dangerous weapons to tribes So if l sell water,
    why is there this brouhaha? The city of darkness
    and a confused ruler Where vegetables and
    cashew nuts cost the same Where cashew nuts
    cost the same Be careful!
    Don’t break official property, – Where’s the station master?
    – Master? l’ll get him. lt seems like you’re
    very angry with me. Look, memsaab… you’re
    under a misapprehension. l wasn’t insulting His Majesty.
    l was only painting an accurate picture. You talk a lot, mister. You’re right. A poor man wags
    his tongue; the rich use their fists. – You remember, don’t you?
    – You haven’t seen anything yet. – You might see that in action.
    – Meaning? You will understand the meaning
    only when you’re handcuffed… and put in jail. Hey, brilliant, memsaab.
    Thank you! My mother is already upset with me
    because l’m unemployed… and l’m tired of
    being jobless, too. l’ll at least get two square
    meals a day in jail. – You’ll have to grind the flour.
    – That’s even better. l’ll get a job as well.
    Memsaab… if you could, please
    do me this favor. – ls this any place to put a chair?
    – l put it there; how did it cget here? – Take it away. – Yes, sir.
    – lt’s this gentleman’s fault. – He takes His Majesty’s portrait so
    he can insult him. – What’s this, mister? – Where were you then?
    – Ma’am.. me? l…l…l – l… – You make threats as if
    you are the princess. – Sir, the signal…
    – Eh? Oh, alright. R – E – W – A – R – D Reward – 1 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0.
    A reward of Rs.10,000! – The princess is missing?
    – How did you know? Memsaab? Memsaab, you had
    asked for me, hadn’t you? Hey! Why, young man,
    what’s the matter? Sir, if the princess is found,
    we’ll get Rs.10,000. You’re crazy. Why would
    the princess come to the jungle? lf l find the princess,
    then l’ll get Rs.10,000. Show me where
    the princess is… and get me
    10,000 rupees… – Give me Rs.10,000…
    – lt seems like he’s gone mad. Gazing into each other’s eyes… – Mother, give me Rs.2.
    – Eh? Why do you need it? l’ll change that Rs.2 into
    Rs.10,000, mother. Be quick. – Wow! – And how will you turn it
    into Rs.10,000? – 10,000? Don’t tell anyone.
    Be quick, mother. But, son, l had only Rs.5,
    and that’s been spent. – Spent?
    – Yes. Okay, mother. l’ll make arrangements. Listen, says Kabir,
    when you gaze at each other… What’s the matter, poet?
    What’s published here? Nothing of importance, mother.
    Remember that girl? – The girl you served puris? – Yes, yes.
    – She’s the princess of this state. – Wow! Princess! – Shh!
    – Princess? Didn’t you see, mother, how happy Ram
    was at the thought of earning money? Dear God, if we get
    this 10,000… all my troubles will end. Poet,
    all my troubles will end. Dear God… – Hey, sethji, please listen…
    [Muffled conversation] [Muffled conversations continue.] – Sethji, l need Rs.2.
    – Why? Shall l leave?
    l’ve had enough. Alright, sethji, 30 for you,
    70 for me. 40 for me, 60 for you. – Deal? – Yes, deal.
    – Great! – Then give me Rs.2.
    – Rs.2? – Where’s the surety for my money?
    – But, but… we are partners. So what if we’re partners? What if
    you run away with the money? Alright, alright. This is
    my watch. Here, take this. – A-ha! That’s more like it.
    – Now give me Rs.2. Here you go; Re.1,
    and 4 – 8 – 12, and 14. – One rupee and 14 annas.
    – We’d struck a deal for Rs.2! Arre, the 2 annas goes towards
    interest. Stop troubling me. Look here… what
    are you dreaming of? Take a look at my artistry. l paid Rs.2 for something
    worth Rs.100. Here, let me bind it
    on your wrist. Eh? Oh, l got it
    all wrong… this is a pocket watch.
    Here, keep it safe. Excellent. Find me the princess… Ensure l get Rs.10,000…
    find me the princess… lf someone’s belongings
    have gone missing… lf someone’s belongings
    have gone missing… tell me, and l’ll return it. – lf someone’s belongings…
    – Hey, mister! Get lost!
    Why are you troubling us? l’m singing a song, memsaab. lf you don’t like it, then close
    the window. l’ll continue to sing. lf someone’s belongings
    have gone missing… Memsaab, your spectacles. l found
    your spectacles. Ohh… my arm! – Ooh, ooh… my arm! – Does it
    hurt a lot? – lt’s broken! – l’m sorry!
    – What happens to you, memsaab? – l’d come to return your spectacles.
    – Please forgive me. Huh? Forgive you? You’re forgiven. Er… please forgive me too. What’re you saying? Oh, why are they
    delaying us? [People clamoring for
    food and water.] [The clamor continues.] – Ah, where are the puris? – Hey, give
    8 puris. – 8 puris. Do you have money? – Demanding 8 puris! – Why don’t you
    give me the puris? – What’s the problem? Doesn’t have the money
    and demands puris! You have my watch… – Yes, l do have your watch.
    – So give me puris in exchange. – l’ll charge you interest.
    – Take it. – Four annas per rupee.
    – Agreed. What’re you doing?
    Quickly pack 8 puris. [Passengers clamor
    impatiently for food.] – Here, give me the puris.
    – Your bill is Rs.4 and 8 annas. [The clamor intensifes as people
    continue to demand food.] [lndistinct conversations continue.] Oh, my! Do the men in your city
    eat food left over by women? [The clamor continues
    in the background.] Shall l bring some more? – Will you also eat?
    – No, thank you. l’ve never enjoyed the food at home
    as much as l did this meal. Well, you’re definitely hungry. Did you notice that the
    enjoyment of food… has nothing to do
    with food. lt depends on hunger. God has given the wealthy
    plenty of food to eat… but he gave hunger to the poor
    so they could enjoy their food. – God’s ways are strange.
    – Here, take this. Babuji… – Babuji? – Hmm? – Have you
    settled your differences with that girl? – Yes, Naina.
    – But, babuji, she slapped you. – lt’s okay, Naina. You don’t
    understand. – Babuji… – What’s the matter? Tell me…
    – Don’t trouble me, Naina. – Now l’ll drink some water.
    – Come on. – Give the money to sethji. – Water.
    – Give sethji the money. – Give me water. – Yes, sir.
    – Hey, what are you doing? You’re dirtying the glass.
    Drink out of your cupped palms. – From my palms?
    – Yes, of course. Like this… Not like that.
    Look here… like this. Hey, move aside. Let me
    get some water too. – Hey, drink quickly and move aside.
    There’s a line of customers. – Okay. – Er, ladle some water, please.
    – Ladle it out quickly. – She’s not drinking water. She’s
    biting babuji’s hands. – Naina! What did l do that
    babuji yelled at me? She wasn’t drinking water.
    She was biting babuji’s hands. You’re very innocent. Why has babuji
    changed so much? – Money is very important, Naina.
    – What? Your babuji wants money. – Will that girl give babuji money?
    – Perhaps. Er… 715. 15+10=25+10=35
    + 5=40+5=45+5=50. Seven hundred and fifty! Hey, you’ve landed
    a goldmine. Arre, excellent!
    1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5. These five coins as profit
    and where’s the watch? Aha! This watch is
    worth Rs.100. A profit of Rs.105 during the day,
    and the night is yet to come. Arre, truth to tell, you are Lakshmi,
    the veritable Goddess of wealth. Bravo, you’re blessed
    with good fortune. l really did well
    with my third wife. – Hide this watch. Hey!
    – Hey! – This watch belongs to babuji.
    – lt’s mine. l paid good money for it. ‘Belongs to babuji’ indeed! Here, my dear. Keep it. – l can’t walk any more.
    – Shall l pick you up? – Can you pick me up?
    – Of course! – Go ahead. Tired? – Ooh, re re re!
    – Thank you! – Does it hurt?
    – Yes. – Why does this girl keep following
    you around? – l’ll be right back. What is it, Naina? Why are you
    following me around? – Nothing at all. l… – Tell me quickly.
    What is it you want to say? l’ve brought this…
    this money. – There are seven twenties.
    – Go away, Naina. l don’t want it. You don’t want it? But you’ve
    given your watch to the seth. – That’s different, Naina.
    – What’s different? The poet said that girl
    gives you money. Please take it from me.
    You didn’t like that girl before. Don’t trouble me, Naina.
    Now go away. Babuji… do you
    like that girl now? You’re irritating me with your
    innumerable questions, Naina. Go away from here.
    Please go! – You look very happy, my friend.
    – Hey, poet! Let me share some good news.
    The princess… she… me… [whistles] l suspected that
    a long time ago. – Really? – Now may l
    share some good news? – Yes, of course.
    – Naina is in love with you. Arre… are you comparing Naina
    to the princess? Where am l drawing comparisons?
    l’m only trying to say… that Naina is far better than
    the princess in every way. For you, perhaps. – But for me, she’s royalty, and
    Naina is redundant. – Yes, she is. lt’s my good fortune, my friend,
    that the princess loves me. Why do you consider this
    good fortune? Arre… l’ll get a job, my sister can be
    married off, all our troubles will vanish. Are you falling in love
    or making a deal? Where’s the deal in this?
    You can see… that money is life, money means respect,
    it means everything. So you added two and two
    to make four again. Ram… there’s something lacking
    in the princess’s love… while Naina’s love shines
    with purity. – Sacrifice. – lf one had to
    sacrifice, my friend… then one may as well
    scale the Himalayas. This world belongs to the rich.
    One needs money here, my friend. So you love the princess
    because she’s wealthy. And you reject Naina’s love
    because she’s poor? But remember, Ram, the poor
    will triumph one day. That will be a great day, my friend,
    and l’ll be extremely happy. – You’re very late.
    – Yes. – Come… let’s go away from here.
    – Where? – Let’s go somewhere else.
    – Mmmm… – Babuji refused to take
    money from me. – Yes, Naina. l’d taken seven twenties. Silly girl, how much do
    seven twenties amount to? He needs thousands
    of twenties. How much does one thousand
    twenties amount to? A lot… and that girl
    can give him that. So… so babuji will
    never be mine. – He… that girl…
    – Yes, Naina. Even love can be
    bartered these days. Where two loving hearts are… weighed against gold and silver Tears are of no use there… nor are sighs… Through hamlets and settlements,
    hills and vales, wanders a gypsy singing To the accompaniment
    of his heart’s music At long last, love has also become
    a business in the bazaars of the world And there arose a wall of silver
    between your heart and his Through hamlets and settlements,
    hills and vales, wanders a gypsy singing To the accompaniment
    of his heart’s music Those like us are not destined
    to know the blessings of affection The One who created us is
    not God but stone Through hamlets and settlements,
    hills and vales, wanders a gypsy singing To the accompaniment
    of his heart’s music Seeing this desolate edifice,
    the poet’s heart beats joyously – Bravo! – The house of God is
    as empty and ruined as we are Bravo, Mr. Poet, bravo!
    Bravo! – Bravo! – Bravo! – The poet speaks
    but the truth. – Bravo! Look, O God, how these atheists
    destroy your house. l speak the truth, Murari [Krishna], if
    the train were to run within 24 hours… then l’ll build you a grand temple here.
    A grand temple. – What do you say, panditji? – Excellent.
    – Panditji, pay attention… Oh, God… please listen
    to the sethji’s pleas. – Ensure a new dwelling for yourself.
    – What are you saying, Mr. Poet? We are already
    fighting for our lives… lf the train is stationary
    for another 24 hours… you will only find
    our corpses here. So what, my friend?
    We manage to survive somehow… at least, God will
    have a new dwelling! A-ha-ha! l’ve seen only one
    sensible man on this train… God, we are all fools. Please listen to the sethji’s promises
    and get your dwelling built. A-ha-ha… Everyone, say
    ‘Glory to… Seth Naseeb Chand.’ Come on… say ‘Glory to
    Seth Naseeb Chand!’ Chant, chant the name
    of Lord Ram Chant the name of
    Lord Ram Please hold my hand,
    Lord Ram… Chant, chant the name
    of Lord Ram… Ram… Ram… Ram… Ram… We are all your devotees Your visage is beautiful You have enshrined yourself
    in my heart, O Ram l’ve escaped this world l’ve even lost myself When l enshrined you
    in my heart, O Ram You’ve enshrined yourself
    in my heart, O Ram Please hold my hand
    in yours, O Ram Chant, chant the name
    of Lord Ram… Chant, chant the name
    of Lord Ram… Ram… Ram… Ram… Ram… l’m destroyed by love l’m a grieving woman Please don’t turn your face
    away from me lt’s a beautiful evening
    You can’t be sorrowful Let’s be merry and dance These edicts of love… These moonlit nights Lest they be lost somewhere,
    go missing somewhere Do share the secrets
    of your heart Forget your sorrows,
    lose yourself in her eyes Let’s be merry and dance lt’s a beautiful evening.
    You can’t be sorrowful Let’s be merry and dance Chant, chant the name
    of Lord Ram lt’s a beautiful evening.
    You can’t be sorrowful Let’s be merry and dance l don’t like you dancing with others. Cruel one, you first punish me
    and then mention my transgression? Anyway, it’s all for the best.
    At least, now l know you love me. Look here… see how hard
    you slapped me? – lt’s past three.
    – Why are you looking at the time? The night is passing. l didn’t realize it. – Ram? – Hmm..? – You won’t
    desert me, will you? – Me?
    – Yes. l’ll never leave you.
    But… you? l’ll never leave you.
    Never! Promise? May l say something?
    You won’t be upset? Then don’t say it. lt has to be said. Really? Then say it quickly. l’m afraid… you may
    misunderstand me. Then say something else. l know you’re the princess. l’ve sent a telegram
    to His Majesty. – What did you do? – Please don’t
    misunderstand. l needed the money. – For money? – We weren’t involved
    with each other then. – He might arrive any time?
    – Yes. You shaped my dreams, and now you’ve
    broken them. What do we do now? How could l have known
    l would be so fortunate… that a princess would
    fall in love with me? Ram, let’s run away! – Where? – We can quickly cross
    the borders of this kingdom. – But my mother and sister?
    – We can take them with us. Where can we flee to?
    l don’t even have a job. l cannot get my sister married.
    l have nothing. Except hunger, penury,
    joblessness and failure. What right do l have
    to love? You love me… and perhaps even l can’t
    live without you. But where will this end? Separation? Failure? Nothing else. Please coax her. All her hopes
    will be fulfilled. Your sister’s wedding will take place.
    You will get a job. – lsn’t that okay?
    – Yes. Come on. Naina… What’re you doing? A sorrowing person only
    seeks solace in God. Poet… The Creator writes our destiny
    at birth, doesn’t he? Yes, Naina. Then why is our life
    so sorrowful? lt’s your fault, Naina. – My fault?
    – Yes. You love someone and
    wish it to requited, don’t you? – Then what do l do?
    – Do your duty. don’t expect results. How is that possible? lt’s possible, Naina. Try to convince yourself. No… l can’t do that. True love demands
    sacrifice, Naina. No… no… no… You go. l’ll make arrangements. – l’ll go.
    – Where to, Naina? He’s coming. And that girl…
    with babuji… – l can’t bear it!
    – Don’t be weak, Naina. – l’ll start crying, poet.
    – Didn’t you say… that the Creator writes
    your destiny at birth? Try to understand it, Naina. – What do you want from me?
    – Sacrifice, Naina. Or your love will weaken. Really? Please hide me if l cry. l don’t want babuji
    to see my tears. – Okay, my dear. – Hey, it’s 3 A.M.
    and you two are still awake? You’re awake too.
    The only difference is… some pass the night in joy, while
    others grieve their way through it. Poet, you’re always taunting me. Do l taunt you, Ram? Okay, poet. Please come here…
    l want to discuss something. What’s so important that you
    have to conceal it from Naina? – Come on, tell.
    – The fact is, poet, that… lndira and l have decided
    to get married. – When?
    – lmmediately! You’re… you’re getting married? This is good news.
    This is very good news. – lsn’t it, poet? – Go on, Ram.
    Get your mother’s permission at least. Go on, then. Get your
    mother’s permission. – Go.
    – l’m very happy… – very happy.
    – Naina! Naina! – Mother! – Huh?
    – Mother… – Why are you troubling me, Ram?
    – Mother, l’m going to be a king. What? Are you insane? – What’s the matter? – You know
    the princess? She wants to marry me. – Huh? – What?
    – Really? – Yes. – Ram? – Yes? – Are you really
    going to be king? Yes, mother. And after that,
    we will own bungalows and cars… No, no. l’m dreaming. – Dream? – Hmm…
    – Just listen! – Mother! – Mother, get up! – lt’s not a dream,
    it’s true. – We will own cars… – bungalows… – Yes, mother,
    so please give me permission. Yes, of course.
    You have my permission. – So shall l make arrangements for the
    wedding?- Yes, of course. Of course. – So get up. Do it quickly.
    – What do l do? – Preparations for the wedding. – Yes,
    son, that will be after we reach home? No, mother. The wedding will
    take place right here, right now. – The wedding will take place here?
    – Yes. – How’s that possible, son? You haven’t eloped
    with the girl, have you? You will be the bridegroom,
    the wedding procession will proceed… the girl’s father will give away the bride… where will the procession go to? The procession will come to my house.
    My father will give away the bride. – The wedding will take place
    at my house. – Naina! Poet… you said so yourself…
    Sacrifice. At least the procession
    will arrive at my doorstep… my father will
    give away the bride – even if that’s not me.
    – Naina… Alright… Naina… Take Vimala with you
    and get lndira ready. Go, Naina. Go on then. Remember one thing,
    my friend… When you sit in a car,
    and your vehicle sports a red light… and there’s a police cordon
    to ensure your security… don’t ever forget that you are
    one among us Trishankus. You? Don’t be worried. l haven’t come to fight. l’ve come to get you ready
    for the wedding. Come, Vimala. – Did mother agree?
    – When did mother refuse? Come on, dear.
    Get ready quickly. – Where should l come?
    – To my hut. So the wedding will
    take place at your home? l know my hut is not
    worthy of you… – but even so…
    – No, not at all, Naina. lt’s not that at all.
    But… the incovenience… lnconvenience? [Sighs] lf babuji gets married
    in my hut… it would be a blessing. How can it be a trouble?
    Look, Vimala… – see what she’s saying.
    – Yes, absolutely… Naina is very happy about
    my brother’s wedding. How could l not be happy about
    babuji’s wedding, you silly girl? Come on. Get ready quickly. – Which outfit will you wear
    for the wedding? – You choose. You choose, Vimala. – This is beautiful.
    – l prefer this one. Good. Why don’t
    both of you wear these? – What? – Yes, of course.
    Please wear them. – You wear it, Vimala, and…
    – And you? These clothes won’t suit
    the likes of us. Not at all, Naina.
    You will look beautiful in them. – Please wear them.
    – No. – Won’t you listen to me?
    – No… Listen… please don’t
    break my heart. – Okay. Go on, then.
    Change your clothes. – Here, poet.
    – Mother, there’s sand mixed in this. – Huh?
    – Yes, mother. – There’s sand.
    – Spit it out. Don’t eat this.
    There’s sand in it. l picked one pocket and you
    collectively beat me up. That fat seth is feeding you sand,
    and yet you all say nothing. – Friends, what do you say? Come on!
    – Yes, come on! – Come on! – Quickly!
    – Get ready, seth, to be beaten. [The mob begins to shout.] [Shouting continues.] – Nihal Chand?
    – Yes, Naseeb Chand? – What’s all the furore about?
    – Oh, something or the other, no doubt. – These people are looking for a fight.
    – Really? Then you run away
    from here. Run! You too… run! Run! – Hey, Nihal Chand!
    – Yes, Naseeb Chandji… l can see the mob
    coming this way. That’s a problem.
    Oh, God, run! – Where are the guys we hired?
    – l’ll just call them. – l’ll call them.
    – No, you stay. – Sethji, l’ll just call them.
    – Has your father gone to call them too? Hey, Nihal Chand, please stay! Oh, God, l’m in trouble. Thief! Thief! Thief! Poet, Ram is sure to be
    taking part in this fight. No, mother. Ram has been ensnared
    by the coils of wealth. He must be
    very content now. [Shouts come nearer.] [The melee continues.] What’s the matter?
    What’s the…? You mix sand in our food, and
    then ask, ‘What’s the matter?’ – Hey, please listen to me…
    – Alright. Tell us. – Please… listen to me…
    – Go on, speak up. – Man is made up of dust, is he not?
    – Yes, he is. – ls he not? – Yes.
    – lsn’t he? Then if some dust goes into your
    stomachs, what’s the problem? – Really? – Then, friends,
    let’s consign him to dust, too. [Exclamations and pleas
    continue unabated.] [Shouts continue.] They’re beating him! Beating me?
    l’m already dead. [Cries.] They’re beating him…
    they’re beating him… [- Beat him! – Beat him!
    – Move!] – Beat him!
    – l’m dead… You beat me so pitilessly. Get lost, or you will
    get some more! Why are you crying? Did you think l was
    getting beaten up? – Yes… – Arre, you might
    think me an old man… but it’s my ill-fortune. Had you been there, you would
    have seen my prowess. l gave two of them…
    owww… lt’s alright.
    l got hit there. Why is there
    so much blood? As if that’s my blood,
    my dear. Their blood is mixed with mine. Well, l did suffer one punch
    to save my earnings. See here… l didn’t give up
    my earnings during the tussle. You’re worried about the money;
    l’m worried about you. Arre… what are you saying? You may lose your life
    but never your wealth. See here… look…
    how much l’ve earned. l’ve to be treated with
    turmeric and hot milk. Go, bring me some
    turmeric. Quickly. And some hot water. Make arrangements, please. We are alike. – What’s the difference?
    – Destiny. One is wealthy,
    the other is middle-class… and Naina is poor. Really? These lines were
    drawn by the Creator… Not the Creator, Naina. He made
    the three of you alike. Man divided you
    into rich and poor. Really? Anyway… let’s go. My friend… your… palanquin will be lifted
    by the bearers My friend, the bearers will
    soon lift your palanquin Your beloved is waiting
    by the door My friend, the bearers will
    soon lift your palanquin Today, the bridegroom
    of your dreams… brings your wedding
    procession From the veil that masks
    your shyness, remove… your hennaed hands Get dressed in
    all your splendor for your palanquin will
    soon be lifted by bearers My friend, your palanquin will
    soon be lifted by bearers You are now united
    to the one you belong You have achieved your desires We are strangers Who will remember us? Give us a thought for your palanquin will
    soon be lifted by bearers My friend, your palanquin will
    soon be lifted by bearers Your beloved is waiting
    by the door My friend, your palanquin will
    soon be lifted by bearers – Okay, panditji, please begin.
    – Yes, of course. [Priest chanting wedding hymns.] [The hymns continue…] His Majesty wishes to bless you
    before he leaves. Please come. Please don’t stop me.
    Let me go. His Gracious Majesty would
    like to meet you first. Come. Oh, my daughter, l’m overjoyed
    at meeting you again. The same joy that a hunter feels
    in catching a bird that escaped? Oh? So you’re angry with me? l should be angry with you… that you cared not for our honor
    and quietly left the palace. And now to save your honor… l’ve come away from my wedding
    mandap with your soldiers. So you were getting married? Or… Or l would have been deprived
    of the greatest joy of my life. l wouldn’t have been able to be a part
    of my only daughter’s wedding. Then, please come and
    give us your blessings. But my dear,
    at least tell us… upon whom am l bestowing
    my most beloved daughter? – What do you want to know?
    – What’s his name? – Ram. – Ram?
    – Yes. The telegram that was sent to us?
    l think it was the same name. – Yes. – Hmm… so you know
    that he sent the cable? – Yes.
    – Why did he send it? – We weren’t in love.
    – Understood. So he fell in love with you when
    he learned you were a princess? – What are you trying to say?
    – That… does he love you
    or the princess? l understand your meaning very well. You think he loves
    my wealth, not me. You’re insulting
    your own daughter. l’m not insulting you,
    my dear. l think… youth is often overcome
    by emotion…. while old age proceeds with caution. – lf you agree, may l call him
    in and ask? – Without a doubt. But listen… if you try to
    coerce him by threatening him… you’ll only find my corpse. Why would l make threats? lf you don’t believe me… you may stand outside
    the window and listen. – You can see your Ram’s true self.
    – Your suspicions will be proved wrong. And l’ll truly be happy. Ram! Come in. Come, sit. Please… sit down. Your name is Ram, isn’t it? Yes. You did us a great kindness
    in sending us the cable. – Not at all. – We got the princess
    back due to your help. – Here’s your reward.
    – Please don’t embarrass me. l don’t understand the reason
    for this refusal. Sir, now l need your blessings. l need a father’s benevolence. Oh. l made a huge mistake. You must have grabbed
    many rich rewards before this. What’s a mere Rs.10,000! Excuse me…
    what do you mean? Only that the richest reward
    in the world is love. Anyway, Ram, tell me…
    what do you do? Nothing, as of now… but l hope to get
    a job soon. And if you do get one,
    how much will you… l mean… do you have any idea
    about the salary? Around 50-70 rupees monthly. Hmm… but it will be difficult
    to subsist on this. And then… you’re getting
    married to a princess. She spends this amount
    daily on flowers. Don’t be offended, Ram… l’m saying this
    for your own good. Alright, Ram…
    if, after marriage… l give you a
    decent allowance… and arrange for a bungalow,
    a car, etc.,… you wouldn’t mind, would you? – Excuse me?
    – You would mind? Well… why would l mind? l’ve to look after the princess’s
    comfort, after all. Actually, we have to look after
    your comfort too. – Am l not right?
    – Yes. Let me ask you, there’s no doubt
    you love the princess very much. – More than anything in the world,
    perhaps. – Without a doubt! – But not when you sent us the cable?
    – No. You are a decent young man,
    from a respectable family. Just once… for humanity’s
    sake, tell me… when you enshrined the princess
    in your heart… was she a mere woman?
    Or a princess? – Er… – l want to ask
    just this one question… when you looked at her
    with love in your eyes… did you only see her face? Or did you see the
    name, wealth, fame… and all the comforts of the world
    connected to her birth? Don’t deceive yourself, Ram. Don’t deceive the princess
    who lives only for your love. Tell me truthfully.
    Before you fell in love… didn’t you consider the
    princess’s wealth at all? – Why don’t you answer?
    – l’d thought of it. Thank you. You’ve awakened
    my conscience. Here. Take this.
    lt’s what you love. Yes. l love money. But tell me, don’t you
    love money as well? You want wealth
    to remain with you… so you can be considered
    worthy and honorable. And l’ll always be called
    unworthy, helpless and poor. Why, l ask you? ln what way
    am l less worthy than you? l’m a human being like you;
    l’m as educated as you are. You need wealth for your luxuries, for
    your comfort, to throw away… but l need it for
    two square meals. ls that a crime? l would definitely
    have taken this money… but it smells of privilege
    and hatred. – Such filthy…
    – Oh! Chant, chant the name
    of Ram… Please take my hand,
    Lord Ram… – Ram….
    – Goddess! You even forgot my name, babuji?
    l’m Naina. l couldn’t recognize
    your love for me. l live in a house, yet l began
    to dream of palaces. That was my mistake.
    Now l’ve come to you. lf you couldn’t reach the palace
    from your house… then don’t come to
    the hut either, babu. – Won’t you accept me either, Naina?
    – Don’t say that, babuji. – l’m not worthy of you, – Where will
    he find someone worthier than you? Look, Ram… the poor
    triumphed, didn’t they? Anyway, when the poor and
    the middle-class have united… the rich will also come. Naina, you’re getting
    the fruits of your sacrifice. Come along; it’s time
    for the train to leave. – Let your wedding take place here.
    – But… my father? – l’ll get him to agree.
    – And l… my mother… l’ll bring her with me too.
    Come on, get up. – Babu saheb…
    – Eh? You called me a thief. But you turned out to be
    a bigger thief, eh? You’re taking away that
    poor old man’s life savings. lt’s alright. Naina, will you listen to me? You won’t refuse, will you? Don’t refuse, Naina. l see tears of repentance
    in sethji’s eyes. Here, these are my
    total earnings from here. Sethji, are you really taking out
    the total amount? l’m making amends
    for my lapse. Listen, friends, this money
    belongs to you. And l’m giving it, on your behalf, to
    this young girl as a wedding present. – No, sethji.
    – You keep quiet. You’re a greedy man. You left this Goddess to
    run behind a wealthy woman. Sethji, but why did you
    conduct this business? Ah, greed raised its ugly head. Greed is an ugly thing.
    Look at this old man… he sold his shop and well
    out of greed. And him? You know
    very well how he is. And these wealthy folk..
    the wealthy folk… – they want to sit in First Class.
    – Shut up! – Shut up!
    – Who said ‘shut up’? Sethji, if everyone in the country
    rejected greed… – how wonderful would it be.
    – Yes, absolutely! Board quickly, the train
    will leave soon. Fools they are that worry about
    wealth and riches For heaven lies in that abode
    where two loving hearts reside Through hamlets and settlements,
    hills and vales wanders a gypsy singing To the accompaniment
    of his heart’s music

    New App Among T2050 Light Rail Updates – City Update
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    New App Among T2050 Light Rail Updates – City Update

    February 20, 2020


    [SHOW THEME MUSIC]>>HELLO, AND WELCOME TO ANOTHER
    “CITY UPDATE.” I’M DEBORAH SEDILLO DUGAN. WE ARE HERE IN THE DOWNTOWN
    AREA, RIGHT HERE IN THE HEART OF PHOENIX. I’M HERE WITH MARKUS COLEMAN. HE IS A LIGHT-RAIL
    ADMINISTRATOR. WE ARE GOING TO GET AN UPDATE ON
    WHAT’S GOING ON WITH LIGHT RAIL. NICE SEEING YOU.>>IT’S NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN
    AS WELL.>>I LOVE THE DOWNTOWN AREA. LIGHT RAIL IS HAPPENING. RIDERS ARE HAPPENING. ASU DOWNTOWN,
    IT’S A BUSTLING AREA.>>WE HAVE A LOT GOING ON
    RIGHT NOW.>>SO LET’S TALK ABOUT 2050,
    TRANSIT 2050, BIG PICTURE. LOT OF VOTERS VOTED FOR THIS.>>BIG PICTURE, I WOULD SAY THE
    THING THAT PEOPLE NEED TO REALIZE, AND WE KEEP CLOSE TO
    THE CHEST, IS THAT IN 2015, TAX WENT OUT TO THE VOTERS. VOTERS CAME OUT AND
    SUPPORTED TRANSIT. AND NOT ONLY SUPPORTED TRANSIT
    IN A WAY OF SAYING 7/10THS OF A CENT, BUT SUPPORTED TRANSIT
    TO MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE INCREASING SERVICES. INCREASING THE WAY THAT
    WE’RE PROVIDING TRANSIT TO THE COMMUNITY. AND ALSO INCREASING THE WAY THAT
    WE’RE LISTENING AND HEARING AND ENGAGING WITH THE COMMUNITY. AND SO THAT MEANS THAT WE’VE
    BEEN ABLE TO LOOK AT OUR INCREASE OF OUR BUS SERVICE, OUR
    INCREASE TO OUR RAIL SERVICE, AND ALSO BRINGING ON NEW SERVICE
    THAT’S GOING TO BE NEW TO THE VALLEY, WHICH IS OUR
    BUS RAPID TRANSIT, BRT SERVICE.>>I LOVE IT, AND YOU KNOW
    I’M A RAPID — I LOVE IT. I LOVE THE COMFORT OF THE RAPID
    AND GETTING TO AND FROM WORK. SO WITH THIS 2050, TRANSIT 2050,
    THERE ARE SOME EXTENSIONS GOING ON, TOO, FOR NORTHEAST,
    SOUTH CENTRAL. TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT.>>SO WE ACTUALLY HAVE THREE
    EXTENSIONS THAT ARE RIGHT NOW CURRENTLY PART OF THE PROJECT
    PILOT PROGRAM. AND ONE OF THE PROJECTS IS THE
    SOUTH CENTRAL EXTENSION. SOUTH CENTRAL EXTENSION IS ABOUT
    FIVE AND A HALF MILES. IT STARTS IN DOWNTOWN PHOENIX. HEADS DOWN THE CENTRAL ALIGNMENT
    ALL THE WAY TO BASELINE ROAD. THAT’S WHERE THE TERMINUS IS. THAT EXTENSION WILL ALSO INCLUDE
    A DOWNTOWN HUB STATION. IT HAS APPROXIMATELY 18 LOCAL
    ARTISTS, 14 OF THEM — WITH 18 ARTISTS TOTAL, 14 OF THEM
    WHICH ARE LOCAL. THAT WAS REALLY A BIG KEY FOR US
    TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THAT LOCAL IMPACT TO THE PROJECT. AS WELL AS WE’VE PARTNERED WITH
    KIEWIT, WHO IS OUR CONTRACTOR ON THE PROJECT, TO MAKE SURE THAT
    WE HAVE SOME OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL RESIDENCE ALONG
    THE ALIGNMENT AS WELL. THEN WE HAVE OUR CAPITAL
    I-10 PROJECT, WHICH IS A 10-MILE EXTENSION. THAT’S GOING TO BE DONE IN
    TWO PHASES CURRENTLY. THE FIRST PHASE GIVES US FROM
    DOWNTOWN TO THE CAPITAL. THEN FROM THE CAPITAL, IT WILL
    FOLLOW THE I-10 ALIGNMENT ALL THE WAY OUT TO 79TH AVENUE.>>WOW, WAY OUT WEST. IT’S ALMOST TO CALIFORNIA. THAT’S GREAT.>>NORTHWEST EXTENSION PHASE 2
    IS A PROJECT THAT WILL START FROM 19TH AVENUE AND DUNLAP,
    EXTENDING OVER TO METRO CENTER MALL. AND WE’RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT
    THIS, BECAUSE THIS WOULD BE THE FIRST TIME THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE
    AN ELEVATED BRIDGE GOING OVER THE I-17 FREEWAY,
    WITH THE TERMINUS BEING IN METRO CENTER MALL. THIS IS GOING TO ALLOW US TO
    EXTEND THAT 19TH AVENUE AND DUNLAP LOCATION ALL THE WAY OVER
    TO THE MALL, MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE A SEAMLESS CONNECTION FROM
    METRO CENTER ALL THE WAY TO DOWNTOWN PHOENIX.>>WELL, AFTER ALL, FOLKS,
    WE ARE THE FIFTH LARGEST CITY IN THE COUNTRY, AND THIS IS
    LIFE IN THE BIG CITY. TRANSPORTATION IS KEY. SO THE COMMUNITY KNOWS
    THIS IS ALL HAPPENING. TALK ABOUT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    AND HOW PEOPLE, IF THEY HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED TO GET MORE
    INVOLVED, AND WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THEIR HOOD.>>SO ACTUALLY WE’VE BEEN REALLY
    FOCUSED, AND OUR COUNCIL AND OUR PARTNERS AT VALLEY METRO HAVE
    BEEN REALLY FOCUSED ON THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PIECE OF
    ALL THREE OF THE PROJECTS. REALLY MAKING SURE THAT WE
    GET THAT MESSAGE OUT TO THE COMMUNITY. THAT THEY’RE INVOLVED, THEY’RE
    ABLE TO GIVE THEIR FEEDBACK, AND THEY’RE ABLE TO GET PROJECT
    INFORMATION AS CLOSE TO REAL TIME AS POSSIBLE. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT VALLEY
    METRO HAS ACTUALLY BEEN ABLE TO DO WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE SOUTH
    CENTRAL PROJECT IS THIS PAST MONDAY, WE’VE LAUNCHED
    “CONSTRUCT VALLEY METRO.” IT’S THE APPLICATION THAT YOU
    CAN GET ON YOUR iPHONE. YOU CAN GET ON YOUR ANDROID. AND THAT APP WILL ALLOW YOU TO
    GET UP-TO-DATE NOTIFICATIONS. IT ALLOW YOU TO GET PROJECT
    INFORMATION THAT’S UP TO DATE. IT’LL ALSO LET YOU CUSTOMIZE
    SOME OF THE NOTIFICATION THAT YOU HAVE, AND GET REAL-TIME
    INFORMATION, AND ALSO GIVE FEEDBACK ON THE PROJECT.>>WOW, THAT’S GREAT,
    THAT’S EXCELLENT. EVERYTHING’S VERY INTERACTIVE
    FOR FOLKS. AND YOU CAN ALWAYS GO USE THE
    PUBLIC LIBRARY TO GET INFORMATION, OR A SENIOR CENTER,
    COMMUNITY CENTER. ALL THOSE PLACES HAVE COMPUTERS. I LOVE IT, THAT’S GREAT. MARKUS, IT’S GREAT SEEING YOU
    AS ALWAYS. GREAT UPDATE ABOUT LIGHT RAIL. I’M SO EXCITED, BECAUSE I AM
    A TRANSIT USER, FOR SURE, FOR SURE.>>YOU SHOULD BE.>>ABSOLUTELY, I AM.>>EVERYONE OUT THERE SHOULD BE
    AS WELL.>>THAT’S RIGHT, THAT’S RIGHT. FOR “CITY UPDATE,”
    I’M DEBORAH SEDILLO DUGAN. PostCAP LLC
    postcapllc.com
    844-335-0911 [MUSIC]

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    MIDI Song edit – move track to another channel

    February 20, 2020


    We want move 3 and 4 tracks Bas guitar (Source) Copy to 11 channel (Destination) Press Execute Button Guitar (Source) Copy to 15 channel (Destination) We need to delete 3 and 4 channels And some more customization Confirmation of changes – Setup>Execute Save MIDI Song to specific location