This week: lots of land use deliberations

The City Council will be very busy with land use decisions this week.

The Monday morning Council Briefing will feature two presentations:  a final update from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the recently-completed state legislative session; and a discussion of the new customer information system being developed for Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities.

The Monday afternoon Full Council meeting will have the final vote on a resolution to encourage the creation of a prescription drug disposal program across the city, with disposal containers in pharmacies and in police precinct offices.

The Introduction and Referral Calendar for this week includes several rezoning requests, including the official paperwork for the quasi-judicial hearings that the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee are currently hearing related to an apartment complex on Eastlake and the Swedish Cherry Hill campus expansion. It also contains the official kickoff for the 2016 Housing Levy drafting process.

Tuesday morning the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee will have a very full session, including:

Tuesday afternoon the Sustainability and Transportation Committee will continue its deliberations on the proposed vacation of part of Occidental Avenue for the creation of the SODO Arena, with presentations from both SDOT and the Port of Seattle.

Wednesday morning the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee will consider the approval of two historical landmarks: Fire Station No. 5, and the Pioneer Sand and Gravel Company Building. The committee will also consider an update to the policy for creating Business Improvement Areas, and hear a presentation on the city’s Affordable Housing Preservation Strategy.

Wednesday afternoon the Education, Equity and Commerce Committee will meet, and Thursday morning the Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Waterfront Committee will meet.  Agendas have not yet been posted for either meeting.