This week: committee work

It’s all about the committees this week in Council Chamber, especially on Tuesday.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing will have a presentation on the SR-520/Montlake project, with lots of new details on the design of the “lidding” of 520.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes:

  • an ordinance authorizing the Pier 62/63 renovation project;
  • the official ordinance authorizing the Mandatory Housing Affordability – Residential plan;
  • an ordinance authorizing a public art installation in Greenwood.

Monday afternoon’s Full Council meeting should be quick and painless: some pro-forma approvals and appointments.

Tuesday morning’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meeting, on the other hand, is likely to run very long and be well attended. On there agenda is:

Tuesday at noon there will be a special “Lunch and learn” meeting of the Human Services and Public Health committee to discuss the myths and realities of homelessness.

Tuesday afternoon the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets. On its agenda:

Wednesday morning the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee will meet; the agenda has not yet been published, but there are several likely topics to be scheduled for discussion, including the AirBnB short term rental regulations, the business license and B&O tax increases, and the Mayor’s announcement last week regarding the District Councils.

Wednesday afternoon the Education, Equity and Governance Committee meets. The agenda has not yet been published but the committee is expected to take up again issuing extra licenses for wheelchair-accessible taxis.

Thursday morning the Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Waterfront Committee meets. The full agenda has not been published yet but a discussion of the Comprehensive Plan “open spaces” element is scheduled for this meeting.

Friday morning the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee meets. The agenda has not yet been published.