Lots of things happening this week in Council chambers, including a committee vote on Larry Weis’ confirmation, kickoff of lawmaking for secure scheduling, the Seattle Housing Levy, and a look at the FIRS Center.
Monday morning in the weekly Council briefing, the Office of Intergovernmental Relations will give another update on the ongoing legislative session in Olympia. Also, SDOT will present on the initial implementation results of the Seattle Transportation Benefit District.
In the Monday afternoon Full Council meeting, several fairly routine matters will get voted on, none of which generated any controversy in their respective committee hearings nor should they tomorrow.
This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar has a few items of note: adoption of assignments for City Council members on county, regional and state committees for 2016-2017; adoption of the 2016 City Council Work Program, which details the detailed responsibilities and legislative priorities for each of the nine Council committees; and a contract with a nonprofit to start planning for the Zero Youth Detention Project.
Tuesday morning the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee has several items on its agenda: review of 2016 plans for the Seattle Women’s Commission and the Seattle Arts Commission; a presentation on the West Seattle Junction Historical Survey; and as a kickoff to the committee’s work on secure scheduling a review of academic work on the topic.
Tuesday afternoon the Energy and Environment Committee is expected to conclude its consideration of Larry Weis for CEO of Seattle City Light and vote on a recommendation for the full Council. Weis has been asked tough questions by the Council members in his two committee hearings to-date, and committee chair Kshama Sawant has made several negative comments about him, so don’t be surprised if there is a split vote and divided report out of committee.
Wednesday morning the Gender Equity, Safe Communities and New Americans Committee will hear a presentation on the Family Intervention and Restorative Services (FIRS) Center initiative rolling out later this year.
Wednesday afternoon the Human Services and Public Health Committee is scheduled to meet, as is the Select Committee on the 2016 Seattle Housing Levy on Thursday afternoon. Agendas have not been published for any of these meetings. UPDATE: the Human Services and Public Health Committee meeting has been cancelled.