The City Council has ten meetings on the schedule for this week. So take a deep breath and let’s jump in…
In Monday morning’s Council briefing, the Office of Intergovernmental Relations will provide another weekly update on the legislative session in Olympia; it should be an interesting report given the lack of a budget, the Governor’s veto of 27 bills, and the extended session. Also, there will be a review of the 2016 work plan: the list of what each Council committee plans to work on this year.
Monday afternoon in the full Council meeting, the Council will vote on approving several measures:
- the assignments of Council members to external committees;
- the Statements of Legislative Intent that came out of the 2016 budget process;
- funding for a zero-youth-detention project;
- final resolution on whether to acquire the assets of the ailing Pronto bike-share system. The committee deliberations led to a 4-2 vote to recommend acquiring the assets, with Council members Herbold and Burgess in opposition. The divided report from the committee is here.
This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar has two items of note: the city’s action plan for community housing and development; and an application by the West Seattle Church of the Nazarene to rezone land adjacent to the church in order to build three townhome buildings representing six housing units.
Monday morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee will meet on two quasi-judicial matters: the ongoing matter of the Swedish Health Services Cherry Hill campus expansion, and an application to rezone a site along Eastlake to build a 45-unit housing complex.
The Sustainability and Transportation Committee has two meetings scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, both related to the application to vacate two blocks of Occidental Avenue for the proposed SODO Arena.
Two committees meet on Wednesday: the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee and the Education, Equity and Governance Committee. On Thursday, the Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Waterfront Committee meets, and on Friday, the Human Services and Public Health Committee meets. Agenda have not yet been published for any of these meetings yet.