10b. Presentation

CAI Port Equity Index Services

Item no. 10b_supp
Meeting Date: May 9, 2023

Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

                 Commission Request

OEDI is requesting permission to execute a contract with Community
Attributes Incorporated (CAI) to perform the services of hosting,
maintaining, updating, and other services related to the Equity Index. This
contract would not exceed $750,000 during a five-year period, and it
furthers the Port’s Century Agenda goal to be resource as a national port
industry leader on equity.

              What is the Port’s Equity Index?
The Port of Seattle’s Equity Index is an interactive map that displays a visual representation of
social and environmental disparities in King County. Using 21 indicators within four categories,
the Equity Index illustrates the degree to which different communities experience pollution
burdens and social inequities.
•    Created in 2020
•    Aggregated by Census Blocks Groups
•    4 Equally Weighted Determinant Categories
•    21 Indicators
•    Racial Demographic Overlay

Accessibility                                                      Livability
•   Proximity to Parks and                                                                                                   •   Housing Cost Burden
Open Space                                                                                 •  Transit Access
•   Access to Jobs by Transit
•   Access to Healthy Food
•   Crime Index
•   Pedestrian and Bike                                           Social                                       •   Life Expectancy
Facilities                                                                                                                   •   High School Graduation Rate
•   Internet Access
•   Voter Participation                               Determinants
Environmental                                          Economy
•   Poverty Rate
•    Diesel Emissions and NOx Emissions
•   Unemployment Rate
•    Average Annual PM 2.5
•    Risk of Toxic Releases from Facilities                                                                                            •    Median Household Income
•    Traffic density                                                                                                                      •    Educational Attainment
•   Job Density

 Categories | Century Agenda | Definitions
Accessibility   Goal #5 Become a model for equity, diversity,  Indicators that are not necessary for survival but
and inclusion.                                    advance the standard of living in a community so that
people of all abilities can fully access and participate in
public life (e.g. proximity to parks and open space,
access to healthy food, pedestrian and bike facilities).
Economy     Goal #3 Responsibly invest in the economic   Indicators that demonstrate the opportunity for the
growth of the region and all its communities.    creation, retention, transfer, and accumulation of
wealth within a community for residents, businesses,
and community stakeholders (e.g. poverty rate,
median household income, educational attainment).
Environment  Goal #4 Be the greenest and most energy    Indicators that represent the health of the
efficient port in North America.                  environment, including human-made impacts and biophysical
elements, and thus the vitality of the
community (e.g. diesel emissions, risk of toxic release
from facilities, traffic density).
Livability       Goal #6 Be a highly effective public agency.    Indicators that demonstrate a safe and healthy
Objective #18 Partner and engage with         standard of living (e.g. housing cost burden, home
external stakeholders to build healthy, safe,      ownership rate, transit access).
and equitable communities.

             Port of Seattle’s Equity Index

                  Next Steps

External and
Case Studies                            internal          Story Maps


Thank You


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