This week in Council Chambers

Lots of action on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning.

Monday morning at its weekly Council Briefing, the Officer of Intergovernmental Relations will deliver federal legislative update. Here’s the memo upon which the briefing will be based.

Monday afternoon is the weekly Full Council meeting. On the agenda this week:

  • An ordinance extending authorization for extending a pilot program offering discount ORCA cards to some low-income residents on Capitol Hill.
  • Approval of the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan.
  • Approval of an ordinance requiring the city to include voter registration information in the packet of information that landlords are required to distribute to new tenants.
  • Final approval of a settlement agreement between the city, King County, the state, and the Alliance for Pioneer Square over the project to redevelop Alaskan Way.
  • An extension of the city’s agreement with the Seattle Art Museum to manage and operate Olympic Sculpture Park.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar contains two items:

  • scheduling a public hearing for a request for a street vacation adjacent to the Port of Seattle Terminal 5.
  • an ordinance updating the city’s boiler and pressure vessel code.

Tuesday morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meets, with a very full agenda including:

  • an ordinance updating design guidelines for Mount Baker Town Center and Pike/Pine.
  • a presentation on reducing barriers to reintegration for people recently released from prison.
  • considering amendments and possibly voting out of committee an update to the Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO).
  • Three bills related to the MHA rezone for the 23rd Avenue corridor in the Central Area.
  • an ordinance that allows for easier and cheaper judicial review for land use decisions.

Tuesday afternoon’s regular Sustainability and Transportation Committee meeting has been cancelled and rescheduled for next week.

Wednesday morning, the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been released, but it is expected that the committee will take up the proposed income tax.

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