There aren’t a lot of meetings this week, but they ought to be informative.
Monday morning’s Council Briefing has no presentations on the agenda. Don’t be surprised if the Council members talk about last week’s big announcements, including the SODO Arena and Key Arena. We should also get more information on when the move-in fee legislation will get scheduled for another hearing in Council member Sawant’s committee next month.
Monday afternoon’s Full Council meeting has only one major item on the agenda: the previously-held legislation to allow Seattle City Light to join the California Energy Imbalance Market.
This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar has one item of note: the confirmation of Dylan Orr as Director of the Office of Labor Standards. Since the Office of Labor Standards has now been spun out of the Office of Civil Rights into its own department, Orr, who has been serving as Director of OLS for a year, must now be confirmed by the Council.
There are two Budget Committee meetings this week. On Monday morning after the Council Briefing, the Council will hear an update from the City Budget Office on revenue predictions for 2016, 2017 and 2018. That will be the final word on how much money the city will have to spend (barring new taxes and fees established by the Council).
On Wednesday morning, budget chair Tim Burgess unveils his “initial balancing package,” his first cut on a balanced budget that incorporates changes to the Mayor’s budget with consensus support of Council members. As per the budget development calendar, the Council will then work up a second round of proposed changes, which will then be discussed next week.