This week in Council Chambers

Lots of meetings scheduled this week, and some interesting new legislation…

Monday morning at the weekly Council Briefing, the Council will receive another weekly briefing from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the ongoing state legislative session, and a presentation from the Seattle Libraries on this summer’s Seattle Reads selection.

Monday afternoon at the Full Council meeting, the Council will vote on two contract rezone requests, two fairly routine planning and zoning ordinances, several appointments, and a resolution requesting Congress to approve the Equality Act.

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

  • an ordinance authorizing Seattle Public Utilities to amend its contract with Waste Management to reduce the rates the company charges the city in exchange for extending the contract out to 2024.
  • an ordinance that significantly updates the rules for city departments wishing to purchase surveillance technology and/or data.

Monday evening at 6pm, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee have a a special session to hold a public hearing on the proposed MHA-related rezone of the downtown and South Lake Union areas.

Tuesday morning, the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee meets.  On its agenda are:

  • the aforementioned ordinance amending SPU’s contract with Waste Management;
  • a briefing on the proposed Office of Labor Standards rules for implementing the Secure Scheduling ordinance passed last year.

Tuesday afternoon, the Energy and Environment Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not been announced.

Wednesday morning, the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee meets. The agenda has not been published, but they will likely approve two appointments to the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee that are on this week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar.

Wednesday afternoon, the Education, Equity and Governance Committee meets. The agenda has not been published.

Thursday morning, the Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Waterfront Committee meets. On the agenda is a review of the Parks Department’s Capital Improvements Program.

Friday morning there will be a special meeting of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities and New Americans Committee. The agenda has not yet been published, but there are two likely topics:

  • ongoing work on the proposed police accountability legislation;
  • the previously-mentioned proposed update to the rules for city departments wishing to acquire surveillance technology and/or data.