This week in Council Chambers

It’s an abbreviated week due to the Memorial Day holiday today.

Tuesday morning, the Council meets for its weekly Council Briefing. The Council members will hear a briefing on the community design workshops the city has been running with regard to the MHA rezone program. It will also hold a lengthy executive session to discuss pending litigation.

Tuesday afternoon in the weekly Full Council meeting, the Council will take final votes on:

  • an ordinance modifying the appeals process for permits related to the Youth Service Center to allow activists to file an appeal;
  • an ordinance reallocating funds from the federal HOME grant towards rental housing;
  • an ordinance granting historic landmark status to the old Seattle City Light Power Control Center;
  • ten appointments, including eight to the new Community Involvement Commission that replaces the old District Councils;
  • an ordinance approving the facility use contract of the Seattle Storm at Key Arena.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar only has one item: a companion resolution to the MHA rezone of the Chinatown/International District.

Wednesday morning, the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee meets. It plans to amend and vote out of committee the proposed soda tax.

Wednesday afternoon, the Human Services and Public Health Committee meets in a joint session with its counterpart committee for the King County Council. The results of the January “One Night Count” of homeless persons will be released.

Thursday morning, the Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Waterfront Committee meet. The agenda for the meeting has not been published yet.

Thursday evening the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee has a public hearing on the proposed Chinatown-International District MHA rezone.