This week: moving things forward, and a book

The Council will be pushing forward on a number of fronts this week, including the confirmation hearings for Sam Assefa, the 2035 Comprehensive Plan, the Bicycle Master Plan, and Sound Transit 3.  Also, there’s a book you should read.

Monday morning at the weekly Council Briefing, the Council members will hear from the Seattle Library about this year’s Seattle Reads summer book, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.

Monday afternoon, the Full Council will take a final vote on the Swedish Hospital Cherry Hill campus master plan.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar has a resolution stating the Council’s opposition to fossil fuels and nuclear energy and directing Seattle City Light to avoid them. It also has an ordinance updating the Comprehensive Plan.

Tuesday morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meets. They will formally take up the appointment of Sam Assefa as Director of the Office of Planning and Community Development. They will also begin their deliberations on the update to the Seattle Comprehensive Plan.

Tuesday afternoon the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets. They will hear a presentation on implementation of the Bicycle Master Plan, and debate the Council’s final recommendations on Sound Transit 3.

Wednesday morning, the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee will meet. The official agenda has not been published yet but they are expected to take up the Q1 supplemental budget as well as the tenant protection bill introduced last week.

Wednesday afternoon the Education, Equity and Governance Committee meets, and Thursday morning the Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Waterfront Committee meets. Their agendas have not yet been published.