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:
- the bias-free policing ordinance;
- five appointments to various commissions;
- a variety of minor land use issues.
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.