This week in Council Chambers

Get ready for a marathon PLUZ committee meeting…

Monday morning at the weekly Council Briefing there are no special presentations.

Monday afternoon at the Full Council meeting, the Council members will take final votes on:

  • an update to the city’s regulations on city departments acquiring surveillance technologies (expect several amendments before it’s voted on).
  • the proposed MHA upzone to the Chinatown-International District and the accompanying resolution on related efforts.
  • an ordinance encouraging taller, skinnier buildings in parts of downtown.
  • Authorizing Seattle City Light to sell off surplus property at 8th and Roy in the South Lake Union area.
  • Five appointments.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes:

  • a new contract with the Fire Chiefs Union, affecting 33 city employees;
  • approving allocation of $2.3 million from the school zone camera fund to Seattle Public Schools to help pay for the switch to a 2-tier bell system;
  • The agreement with Bosa Development for the Civic Square project;
  • New leases for the bathhouse theaters at Green Lake and Seward Park;
  • An agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers to rebuild the seawall at Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook Park in Alki;
  • approval of the 2017 Parks and Open Space Plan.

Tuesday morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meets, and has a lengthy agenda that includes:

  • a list of proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan to be considered in 2018;
  • an update to the appeals process for SDIC decisions;
  • an update to the regulations regarding demolition of vacant buildings;
  • an briefing and discussion of planning around the MHA upzone of the Uptown area;
  • proposed improvements to the Design Review program.

Tuesday afternoon’s regular Sustainability and Transportation Committee meeting has been cancelled.

Wednesday morning, the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee meets. The agenda has not yet been published, but it will likely include the Civic Square agreement and the appointments to the Seattle Renters Commission.

Wednesday afternoon, the Education, Equity and Governance Committee meets. On its agenda:

  • a public hearing and possible vote on a cable television franchise renewal for Wave;
  • approving funding for Technology Matching Fund projects;
  • the annual report on the Families and Education Levy;
  • a briefing on an enterprise electronic records management system.

Thursday morning, the Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Waterfront Committee meets. The agenda has not yet been published, but will likely include the bathhouse theater leases, the agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers for seawall repair at Alki, and the Parks and Open Space Plan.