This week in Council Chamber

Lots of topics in committee meetings this week…

There are no presentations on the agenda for the Council Briefing Monday morning. Monday afternoon’s Full Council meeting has the final votes for several items that were voted out of committee last week, including:

  • the ordinance delaying rent increases for properties that fail to meet the building code;
  • the resolution renaming International Children’s Park to Donnie Chin International Children’s Park;
  • acquisition of property adjacent to Greenwood Park; and
  • changes to the ethics code for City Council members;
  • Confirmation of Sam Assefa as Director of the Office of Planning and Community Development.

The Introduction and Referral Calendar has two interesting items of note:

  • a resolution calling on the federal government to remove the income cap on Social Security payments and to expand Medicare;
  • an update to the city’s public voyeurism ordinance to make it consistent with state law.

Tuesday morning’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee has three items on the agenda:

  • an ordinance extending the enrollment period of the Seattle Living Building Program;
  • the official consideration of an ordinance implementing a Mandatory Housing Affordability program for residential development (announced by the mayor last month);
  • the kickoff of an update to the city’s Comprehensive Plan.

Tuesday afternoon the Sustainability and Transportation Committee will meet. It will hear a briefing on the last phase of an update to the city’s Freight Master Plan. It will also consider a proposal to sell a large piece of surplus city property in South Lake Union, and formally take up consideration of consolidating the Seattle Transportation Benefit District into the city government.

Midday Wednesday there will be a special full Council meeting to discuss bond financing for the city’s wastewater and drainage system.

Wednesday morning the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, and New Americans Committee will meet. The agenda has not been published yet, but Council member Lorena Gonzalez announced that week that they will be discussing¬†SPD’s new North Precinct building.¬† Wednesday afternoon, the Human Services and Public Health Committee meets; the agenda is not yet published.