This week: final budget, Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving this week, Wednesday through Friday are quiet at City Hall. But there will be enough action on Monday to make up for it as the Council finishes the 2016 budget. Monday morning’s Council briefing is cancelled.

The Budget Committee meets Monday morning at 10:30. The focus of their agenda is final touch-ups on the 2016 budget so it can be brought to the full Council meeting for approval.  A full list of the items they will consider is here.

The full Council meets at 2pm.  The big item on the agenda will be to approve the 2016 budget and the 2016-2021 Capital Improvement Plan, and a long list of supporting ordinances that are tied to them.  The full list, with details, can be found here. The Council will also be approving several appointments.

The Introduction and Referral Calendar to be approved at the full Council meeting can be viewed here. Beyond the usual laundry-list of property-management ordinances  and appointments, there is an update to the city’s Emergency Management Program; an update to the criminal code to adopt changes enacted by the state Legislature this year; and the acceptance of a gift bicycle counter (though it doesn’t specify where the counter is going to be installed).

The Seattle Park District Board meets immediately after the full Council to receive the annual financial report through August 2015.

The Seattle Transportation Benefit District meets after the Park District Board. They have not posted an agenda for their meeting.

On Tuesday, the Transportation Committee meets at 9:30. After dealing with several routine property-management issues, they will hear several presentations, including an update on the Traffic Incident Management Systems, an update on the Transit Master Plan, a concept design study on improving the Madison Corridor Bus Rapid Transit, and a presentation on lidding Interstate 5 as part of the expansion of the Convention Center.

With the recent election’s results due to be certified tomorrow, that will also be Council member Okamoto’s last day in office; his term, created by the resignation of Sally Clark, ends with the swearing in of Lorena Gonzalez on Wednesday.