This week in Council Chambers

A hodge-podge of committee meetings coming up… nothing terribly exciting.

Monday morning in the weekly Council Briefing, there will be a briefing from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the city’s federal legislative agenda.  There will also be an executive session to update the Council members on labor contract negotiations.

Monday afternoon in the Full Council meeting, there will be final votes on (among many other things):

  • four bills that together make up the Q1 budget update;
  • approving and submitting the Joint Assessment of Fair Housing;
  • approving the Housing Levy Administrative and Financial Plan;
  • approval of a 5-year lease for the Fort Lawton Army Reserve Center;
  • changing Seattle’s sister city relationship with Mazatlan to “emeritus” status, and lifting the moratorium on new sister cities to allow for an application for a new relationship with a city in Mexico.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes an ordinance redirecting $220,000 of federal HOME grant funds from home buying assistance to rental housing preservation.

Tuesday morning, the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee meets to consider eight committee appointments.

Tuesday afternoon the Energy and Environment Committee meets. It will hear a report from Seattle City Light CEO Larry Weis, and continue its discussion of whether SCL should join an Energy Imbalance Market.

There are three additional committee meetings scheduled for this week, for which agendas have not yet been published:

  • the Gender Equity, Safe Communities and New Americans Committee Wednesday morning;
  • the Human Services and Public Health Committee Wednesday afternoon;
  • the Sustainability and Transportation Committee Friday morning (rescheduled from last week).