This week: budget wrap, move-in fees, housing levy

The City Council only meets two days this holiday week, but they will be very busy ones.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing will continue the discussion with the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs on the city’s 2017 state legislative agenda.

Immediately after the Council Briefing, the Budget Committee will meet to cross the t’s and dot the i’s on the 2017-2018 budget and formally send it to the full Council for final approval. There may be a few last-minute minor amendments, but nothing of substance.

Monday afternoon, the Full Council meeting will be devoted to final approval of the budget and all the accompanying legislation .

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes two items of note:

  • the official state legislative agenda;
  • a set of resolutions and appointments related to the Housing Levy Oversight Committee.

Tuesday morning at 11am, the Energy and Environment Committee convenes to take up again Council member Sawant’s legislation capping move-in fees and requiring landlords to allow tenants to pay them in installments.  There are six amendments in the queue to be considered.

Tuesday afternoon, the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee meets; most of its agenda is the aforementioned Housing Levy Oversight Committee work, but there are a few agenda items related to historic preservation as well.