This week in Council Chambers: back to work

The Council’s committee gear up this week for a 2-week push before they recess for the holidays.

There are no presentations scheduled for Monday morning’s Council Briefing.

Monday afternoon in the Full Council meeting, the Council will vote on several items, including:

  • one more piece of the AirBnB regulation ordinance;
  • an update to the city’s Paid Sick and Safe Time ordinance to align it with the provision of the $15 minimum wage voter initiative that go into effect on January 1, 2018;
  • the big item: approving the MOU with Oak View Group for redevelopment of Key Arena.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar included a handful of notable new pieces of legislation:

  • a labor agreement with unions representing the city’s electrical workers;
  • a resolution approving the city’s 2018 State Legislative Agenda;
  • an ordinance authorizing a development and lease agreement for the expansion and 15-year lease and operation of the Seattle Asian Art Museum;
  • an ordinance reallocating unspent funds within HSD and the Office of Economic Development and authorizing the sale of the Greenwood Senior Center to the Greenwood Community Association;
  • a right-of-way agreement with Sound Transit for the Lynnwood Link,
  • a resolution approving the specific alignment of the Sound Transit rail line, station sites and maintenance bases;
  • an agreement with WSDOT for demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct;
  • a partnering agreement with Sound Transit for the Ballard/West Seattle light rail extensions.


Tuesday morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meets, to continue working on the final component of the AirBnB regulation ordinance.

Tuesday afternoon, the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets. It will begin its deliberations on the previously-mentioned agreements with Sound Transit, and the agreement with WSDOT on demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

Wednesday morning the Budget Committee meets to take up the budget-related items on the Introduction and Referral Calendar, mostly administrative items (like switching account codes over to align with the newest release of PeopleSoft).

Wednesday afternoon, the Education, Equity and Governance Committee meets, and Wednesday evening the Energy and Environment Committee has a public hearing scheduled. The agendas for the meetings have not been published yet.

Thursday morning the Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Waterfront Committee meets. It will take up the agreement for expansion of the Seattle Asian Art Museum, and a lease agreement with EarthCorps for a building a Magnuson Park.

Friday at noon the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets again. The agenda for the meeting has not been published yet.


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