This week in Council Chambers

Council members are winding up work before their August recess…

Monday morning, there are no presentations scheduled for the weekly Council Briefing. Though expect a discussion of the weekend’s events in Charlottesville and here in Seattle.

Monday afternoon, the Full Council meets and will take final votes on several items, including:

  • A resolution with guidance from the Council on the city’s MOU negotiations with OVG on the redevelopment of Key Arena;
  • The Fair Chance Housing ordinance;
  • SPU’s new contract for food and yard waste processing;
  • Management and lease contracts for Leschi and Lakewood marinas;
  • several appointments, including to the Seattle Women’s Commission, the Seattle Fire Code Advisory Bard, the Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission, and the Community Police Commission;
  • Re-appointment of David Jones as City Auditor.


This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes:

  • several appointments to the new Seattle Renters Commission;
  • an ordinance requiring the executive branch to notify the City Council within 30 days when it decides to issue a new contract or to amend an existing one
  • a resolution adopting Seattle City Light’s 2018-2019 conservation target;
  • the proposed MHA upzone for the Uptown urban center;
  • A suite of changes to the Design Review program;
  • A contract rezone for a property on Capitol Hill.

Monday morning the Council will also hold a meeting of the Select Committee on Civic Arenas to get an update on the timeline for the Key Arena redevelopment project, and for a briefing on the Key Arena Community Advisory Group.

Tuesday morning the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meets, with another packed agenda including:

  • continuing its consideration of an ordinance to update the demolition rules for vacant buildings;
  • the aforementioned contract rezone in Capitol Hill;
  • an ordinance making a collection of annual changes to the Comprehensive Plan;
  • the previously-mentioned proposed changes to the Design Review program;
  • discussion of the MHA rezone of the Uptown area.

Tuesday afternoon, the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets. On its agenda:

  • a petition for a street vacation;
  • a briefing on commute trip reduction.

Wednesday morning, the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been announced, but will likely include the reappointment of David Jones as City Auditor, appointments to the Seattle Renters Commission, and the aforementioned ordinance requiring the executive branch to give the City Council advance notice when it decides to initiate a new contract or to amend an existing one.

Wednesday afternoon’s Education, Equity and Governance Committee meeting and Thursday morning’s Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Waterfront Committee meeting have both been cancelled.