This week in Council chambers

It’s going to be a busy week in committees.

Monday morning in the weekly Council Briefing, the Council will receive another briefing from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the current state legislative session.

Monday afternoon in the Full Council meeting, the Council will potentially take votes on two items:

  • the resolution introduced last week related to withholding city banking business from companies financing the Keystone XL pipeline;
  • an amendment to SPU’s contract with Waste Management.

Both of these were holdover items from last week that Council members felt needed more discussion.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar has two notable items:

  • approval for SPU to apply for a grant for the Rattlesnake Ledge Trail;
  • a request by the Human Services Department to lift restrictions of $450,000 of funds for outreach in food banks.

Interestingly, the IRC does not contain the legislation announced by Council members Gonzalez and Burgess last week to create a legal defense fund for immigrants and refugees. That may get “walked on” tomorrow afternoon.

Tuesday morning the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee has several items on its agenda:

  • presentations from OPCD and SDCI on their Race and Social Justice Initiative efforts;
  • A departmental overview from SDCI;
  • A departmental overview from OPCD;
  • Continued consideration of changes to the city’s rules for SEPA review of infill development projects.

Tuesday afternoon the Sustainability and Transportation Committee has two items of note on its agenda:

  • an update on implementation of the Bicycle Master Plan;
  • an update on the Seawall Project.

Wednesday morning that Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been published.

Thursday morning, that Gender Equity, Safe Communities and New Americans Committee will meet in a special session to make up for last week’s cancelled meeting. They will continue deliberations of the proposed police accountability legislation.