This week: NCIS under the microscope, labor laws

It looks like Tuesday is going to be the super interesting day in Council Chamber this week.

There are no presentations scheduled for Monday morning’s Council Briefing. Monday afternoon’s Full Council meeting only has two items of note: a resolution concerning transferring the Seattle Transportation Benefit District over to full city control, and a zoning ordinance for which the Council has been hearing a quasi-judicial review.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar has three interesting items: a bill by Council member Sawant to prevent landlords from raising rents on properties that fails to pass inspection for the city’s housing standards; a bill to update the Seattle Preschool Program for its second year of the pilot program (the Council received a pre-briefing on this last week); and the appointment of Sam Assefa as Director of the Office of Planning and Community Development.

Tuesday morning, the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts (CRUEDA) Committee meets. It will hear an update on the Priority Hire program, and a briefing on potential funding sources for enforcement of the city’s labor regulations. Finally, the committee will hold its fourth “secure scheduling” stakeholder session.

Tuesday afternoon, there will be a joint meeting of the CRUEDA committee and the Energy and Environment Committee, in which they will be briefed on the NCIS billing and customer-service system under development by Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities that is behind schedule and $34 million over budget.  CRUEDA oversees SPU and E&E oversees SCL. They will hear presentations from both the city (SPU, SCL and the Department of IT) and from an independent consultant hired to do a QA analysis.

Wednesday morning, the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, and New Americans Committee meets, and Wednesday afternoon the Human Services and Public Health Committee meets. Agenda have not yet been released for these meetings.