I officially declare Monday a Day of Briefings.
Monday morning’s Council Briefing will live up to its name, with four separate briefings:
- The Office of Intergovernmental Relations (OIR) with its weekly update on the state legislative session;
- The Northwest Seaport Alliance (i.e. the partnership between the Port of Seattle and the Port of Tacoma);
- The city’s surplus property disposition process, which has come under fire recently for possibly not giving neighbors enough notification/input, and for potentially not giving enough consideration to whether the sites could be used for affordable housing projects.
- The Seattle Transportation Benefit District’s first annual report on how the levy funds (approved in November 2014) are being spent.
Monday afternoon’s Full Council meeting has a fairly long agenda, including:
- final approval of updates to the city’s SEPA ordinance;
- seven appointments to various positions;
- final approval of two bills that update the city’s traffic code and criminal code to align with changes in state law;
- A resolution introduced by Council member Gonzalez to reaffirm that Seattle is a “welcoming city” to all.
This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar has several items of note:
- An ordinance lifting the proviso that currently prevents SPD and SeattleIT from fully deploying body-worn cameras on police officers.
- Two re-appointments to the Seattle Ethics and Election commission;
- Several zoning and property-use matters (here, here, here and here).
Wednesday morning the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee meets and will take up two competing versions of an ordinance that cuts the city’s business ties with Wells Fargo Bank. The full agenda for the meeting has not been published; there will likely be other items on the agenda too, including three items on this week’s IRC.
Wednesday afternoon, the Education, Equity and Governance Committee meets. The agenda has not been published but will likely include consideration of the two appointments to the Seattle Ethics and Elections Committee on this week’s IRC.
Thursday morning, that Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Waterfront Committee will meet. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been published.