This week in Council Chambers

A new Council member takes her seat, and committee work resumes…

Tuesday afternoon, Teresa Mosqueda will take the oath of office as Seattle’s newest City Council member.

Monday morning in the weekly Council Briefing, the Council will continue their discussion of the city’s agenda for the upcoming state legislative session.

Monday afternoon in the Full Council meeting, there is only one agenda item: the proposed ordinance establishing more detailed procedures for appointing someone to fill a vacancy on the Council.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes:

  • two pieces of legislation updating local labor laws to conform to I-1433 (see below);
  • thirteen commission appointments;
  • an ordinance making exceptions to the land-use code to allow for the expansion of the Seattle Asian Art Museum.


Monday evening, there is a special meeting of the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee.  On its agenda:

  • a required public hearing for last month’s emergency change to the land-use code for the Aurora-Licton Springs Urban Village that placed a moratorium and several types of commercial development;
  • the two pending ordinances related to regulation and land-use changes for short-term rentals in Seattle (i.e. AirBnB rentals);
  • a contract rezone for a church property in West Seattle.


Tuesday morning, the Civil Rights, Utilities, Land Use and Zoning Committee meets. Its agenda includes:

  • appointments to the Seattle Human Rights Commission and the Seattle Women’s Commission;
  • An ordinance amending how Seattle Public Utilities charges for excessive wastewater related to a water leak;
  • two ordinances to update local ordinances to conform with the paid sick leave provisions of Initiative 1433, which take effect January 1, 2018. One ordinance affects all employees in the city; the other relates to City of Seattle employees.