This week in Council Chambers

There’s a lot going on this week, so let’s jump in.

Monday morning in the weekly Council Briefing there will be another weekly update from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the ongoing state legislative session.

Monday morning after the Council Briefing, there will be a meeting of the Select Committee on Civic Arenas, where the Council will get its first briefing on the proposals for redevelopment of Key Arena that were submitted last week.

Monday afternoon in the weekly Full Council meeting, the Council will take a final vote on creation of the $1 million legal defense fund for immigrants and refugees in immigration proceedings.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar has a few items of note:

  • four items that collectively represent the quarterly update to the city budget;
  • a resolution retiring the city’s “sister city” relationship with Mazatlan, and lifting its moratorium on new sister city relationships specifically to find a new one in Mexico;
  • a resolution granting “conceptual approval” to allow Google to place underground cable conduits between its four buildings in its South Lake Union campus.

Tuesday morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meets. On its agenda are:

  • an overview of the proposed MHA upzone for the Chinatown-International District;
  • a review of the auditor’s report on SDCI’s and OH’s management of the Incentive Zoning program.

Tuesday afternoon the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets. On its agenda:

  • a resolution approving the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan;
  • an extension of a previously-approved alley vacation permit.

Wednesday morning, the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee meets. The agenda has not been published but will most likely include the aforementioned ordinances related to the budget.

Wednesday afternoon, the Education, Ethics and Governance Committee meets. The agenda has not been published, but will likely include the resolution on sister cities.

Thursday morning, the Parks Seattle Center, Libraries and Waterfront Committee meets. The agenda includes six appointments to the Seattle-King County Aging and Disability Services Advisory Council.