This week in Council Chambers

Much going on this week.

Monday morning, the Council meets for its weekly Council Briefing, including a closed executive session with city attorneys to discuss litigation issues.

Monday afternoon in the Full Council meeting (agenda here), the Council will take final votes on:

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes:

  • a re-introduction of the ordinance amending the Priority Hire program;
  • a modification to a lease at the Sand Point public housing project;
  • six appointments to commissions;
  • the annual Technology Matching Fund grants to projects;
  • A cable TV franchise agreement with Wave;
  • two items related to the annual update to the Comprehensive Plan: the city’s list of proposed changes, and the full list of third-party proposals with city’s recommendations for ones that should be considered for next year;
  • a contract rezone of a property along 24th Avenue in the Central Area for an affordable housing project;
  • approving the preferred path for the new Roosevelt Rapid Ride bus route.

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

  • the previously-mentioned rezone of a property on 24th Ave. for an affordable housing project;
  • continued work on a change to the appeals process for SDCI decisions;
  • new neighborhood design guidelines for Mount Baker and Pike/Pine;
  • the MHA rezone of 23rd Avenue in the Central Area. This includes three separate ordinances and a resolution, all listed here.

Tuesday evening, the PLUZ committee also will hold a special public hearing at Nisei Veterans Hall to discuss the proposed MHA rezone of the Chinatown/International District.

Tuesday afternoon, the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets. Its agenda includes:

  • Reviews of SDOT’s Race and Social Justice Initiative work and its program to direct contracts to Women and Minority-owned Businesses and Enterprises (WMBEs)
  • A review of the spending and results from the Transportation Benefits District levy;
  • A resolution reclassifying several sections of city streets as “Minor Transit Streets” and “Major Transit Streets” for the purposes of SDOT and Metro bus transit system planning;
  • The previously-mentioned Roosevelt Rapid Ride bus line proposal.

There are three other committee meetings this for, for which agendas have not yet been released:

  • Wednesday morning, the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee. It will likely take up the quarterly adjustments to the budget introduced last week.
  • Wednesday afternoon, the Education, Equity and Governance Committee.
  • Thursday morning, the Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Waterfront Committee.