This week in City Hall: a week like no other

Fasten your seat belt. By the end of the day Monday we may have another new Mayor, and the Council may be working an appointing a new colleague. Plus: budget work begins, the Uptown rezone wraps up, and more.

Monday afternoon at the weekly Full Council meeting, President Pro Tem Lorena Gonzalez intends to call for a vote on appointing a Council member to serve as Mayor through the end of November.

Monday morning at the Council Briefing, Gonzalez will lead the Council members in a discussion of how they will fill the vacant Council position of whoever becomes Mayor — and in particular whether they will act quickly or take the full 20 days granted under the City Charter.

Monday afternoon’s Full Council agenda is otherwise mostly filled with perfunctory, uncontroversial items, with the possible exception of approval of a property sale and redevelopment agreement for the site across the street from Seattle Center formerly occupied by Teatro Zinzanni.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar contains a few items of note, including:

  • a companion resolution to the Uptown MHA rezone working its way through the PLUZ committee;
  • an ordinance approving the MOU with OVG for redevelopment of Key Arena;
  • a sale and redevelopment agreement for a site in South Lake Union;

Monday morning after the Council Briefing, the Select Committee on Civic Arenas will meet to begin consideration of the Key Arena MOU. Approval (modulo any amendments the Council makes) is not expected until December.

Tuesday morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meets. The committee will continue — and possibly complete — its work on the Uptown MHA rezone and the companion resolution, as well as the proposed changes to the design review process. Both have controversial amendments up for consideration.

Tuesday afternoon, the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets. It will hear briefings on the Drive Clean Seattle program and on bike share. It will also take up the previously-mentioned SLU sale and redevelopment agreement, and a resolution related to SDOT’s Transportation Equity Program.

Wednesday the 2018 budget development process kicks off, with presentations on various city departments in both the morning and the afternoon.

Thursday morning the Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Waterfront Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been released, but it’s likely they will take up a pair of ordinances related to the Central Waterfront redevelopment.

 

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