File #: 2021-0193    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/18/2021 In control: Law and Justice Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/14/2021
Enactment date: 9/29/2021 Enactment #: 19333
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the public defense advisory board; and amending Ordinance 17678, Section 4, and K.C.C. 2.60.031.
Sponsors: Girmay Zahilay
Indexes: Boards, Public Defense
Code sections: 2.60.031 - .
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19333, 2. 2021-0193 Amendment 1, 3. 2021-0193_SR_PDAB_selection.docx, 4. 2021-0193_ATT2_AMDS1.docx, 5. 2021-0193_REVISEDSR_PDAB_selection.docx
Related files: 2013-0242
Staff: Giambattista, Jenny
AN ORDINANCE relating to the public defense advisory board; and amending Ordinance 17678, Section 4, and K.C.C. 2.60.031.
SECTION 1. Ordinance 17678, Section 4, and K.C.C. 2.60.031 are each hereby amended to read as follows:
A. The public defense advisory board shall: regularly review the activities and plans of the department of public defense, make recommendations to the county public defender on matters concerning the department, advise the executive and council on matters of equity and social justice related to public defense, prepare the reports required in this section and such other reports as the board may deem appropriate; and when there is a vacancy in the office of county public defender, as provided in K.C.C. 2.60.026, recommend to the county executive candidates to fill the vacancy.
B. In performing its duties, the board shall work collaboratively with the county public defender and may reasonably request relevant, ((non-privileged)) nonprivileged information from the county public defender. The board through its chair shall consult with the county prosecutor, courts((,)) and department of public defense in the performance of all of its duties except for instances of conflict of interest, when it is not appropriate to discuss issues with all parties identified above, or for the recommendation of candidates.
C. The board shall consist of eleven members, shall establish its own rules of procedure, subject to the county charter, the county code and other applicable law, and shall choose its own chair.
D. The board shall consist of one representative from each of the following:
1. The Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers;
2. The Washington state Office of Public Defense;
3. The Washington Defender Association;
4. The King County Bar Association and ;
5. ((A b))Bar associations identified as ((a)) minority bar associations by the Washington State Bar A...

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