This week in Council Chambers

… and we’re back!

Monday’s usual scheduled meetings shift to Tuesday because of the Labor Day holiday. In turn, Tuesday’s meetings shift to Friday.

Tuesday morning, during the weekly Council briefing, the Council will meet and interview the Get Engaged program appointees.

Tuesday afternoon the Full Council meets and will take final votes on:

  • appointments to the Seattle Renters’ Commission;
  • approval of a contract rezone at 120 E. Spruce Street;
  • an ordinance modifying maintenance and demolition standards for vacant buildings;
  • approval of a street vacation next to the Port of Seattle Terminal 5;
  • a fix to the resolution on the Chinatown/International District last month that omitted mention of the Filipino community.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes:

  • a lengthy list of appointments to 27 different commissions and advisory boards: the Design Review Board, Human Rights Commission, Bicycle Advisory Board, Community Involvement Commission, Pioneer Square Preservation Board, Design Commission, Urban Forestry Commission, Renters Commission, Pedestrian Advisory Board, Women’s Commission, Planning Commission, Community Technology Advisory Board, Landmarks Preservation Boards, Arts Commission, LGBTQ Commission, Immigrant and Refugee Commission, Seattle Center Advisory Commission, Commission for People with Disabilities, Transit Advisory Board, Board of Park Commissioners, Sweetened Tax Advisory Board, Youth Commission, Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority Council, Capitol Hill Housing Improvement Program Council, Labor Standards Advisory Commission, Women’s Commission, and the Indian Services Commission.
  • historic preservation ordinances for three properties: the Crescent-Hamm Building, the Seattle Asian Art Museum, and the Maritime Building.
  • A resolution creating an Arts and Cultural District in the Uptown neighborhood.
  • a contract extension with the King County Department of Public Defense to provide legal services to indigent defendants.
  • a complicated agreement for joint redevelopment of two properties, one city-owned and one privately owned, across the street from Seattle Center.
  • Another complicated ordinance related to the Central Waterfront redevelopment project, confirming a funding plan, starting creation of a Local Improvement District, and establishing a partnership with the Friends of the Seattle Waterfront for fundraising as well as management and operations of some facilities.
  • Routine annual updates to the city’s electrical code, building code, and technical code.

Wednesday morning the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee meets. On its agenda:

  • a briefing on proposed changes to the city’s policies for disposition of surplus properties;
  • consideration of the agreement with Bosa Development for the Civic Square project across the street from City Hall;
  • a briefing on proposed regulation of short-term rentals through services such as AirBnB.

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

Thursday morning, the Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Waterfront Committee meets. It will take up:

  • the previously-mentioned ordinance for redevelopment of the Central Waterfront;
  • the agreement related to the properties across the street from the Seattle Center;
  • a tenancy agreement for the Seward Park Clay Studio.

Friday morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meets, and Friday afternoon the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets. The agenda for these meetings has not yet been published.