Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities – a commission that sounds as if it’s diverse, inclusive and collaborative has proven to be something else. It has been a commission of bullies who falsify information to the public.
- I have requested meeting minutes be posted their website. The Commission responded that it was up to the city to post the minutes, that they had been submitted.
- I requested copies of the meeting minutes through City of Seattle Public Records Request for the minutes from June 2017 through March 2018. My response was returned “The records you requested have not been created and finalized by the commission because of lack of a quorum. As a result, there are no existing records that match your search.” (Office for Civil Rights)
- How is a city commission able to function for over 8 months without a quorum and also elect new co-chairs? How can they function without meeting minutes?
This Commission needs to have some direction and oversight. It is run by people of questionable motives with little understanding of some of the real issues facing our community members with significant cognitive and developmental disabilities.
My experience with this Commission has only been since July, 2017 when I found out about their agenda to eliminate special certificates . By the time I had any information on this there had already been work done through the Office of Labor Standards. While I know there have been and still may be some people with integrity on the commission, they are not the ones that are making decisions and speaking on behalf of this commission.
From what I have seen since July 2017 bullying and causing chaos have been the behaviors that have been accepted by the commission. The Commission roster has changed and there are new co-chairs.
Without having a quorum for at least 8 months I’m very curious how decision have been made and why there has not been a quorum. How can new co-chairs be elected without a quorum? What guidelines does this commission follow in managing their meetings and work?
April 30, 2018 – Shaun Bickley (apparently co-chair) and Jessica Williams-Hall terms expire.