This week in Council Chambers

It’s all about the committees this week.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing has no presentations scheduled.

Monday afternoon’s Full Council meeting will be held at 2:00 as usual, but there is no legislation to be voted on (other than paying the weekly bills). At 2:15, there will be a swearing-in ceremony for the four officials elected in November: Mayor Jenny Durkan, City Attorney Pete Holmes, Council member Lorena Gonzalez, and Council member Teresa Mosqueda. (Your faithful correspondent will be present)

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar has a few pieces of “cleanup” legislation:

  • an ordinance accepting a donation of a piece of property along the Burke-Gilman Trail in the San Point neighborhood;
  • an ordinance changing the ownership of a part of Yesler Terrace so that Seattle Public Utilities can maintain a sewer main on the property;
  • updates to the Fair Chance Housing ordinance to correct drafting errors;
  • updates to the city’s marijuana regulations to align with recent changes to state law.

Tuesday morning, the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee meets. On its agenda:

  • appointments to several commissions;
  • the ordinance related to Yesler Terrace mentioned above;
  • the ordinance related to the Fair Chance Housing ordinance mentioned above (though it’s a bit strange that this is going through this committee and not Mosqueda’s or Sawant’s);
  • a presentation on the economic impact of the Ballard Locks.

Tuesday afternoon, the Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renter Rights Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been published.

Wednesday morning, the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee meets. The agenda has not yet been published.

Wednesday afternoon, the Finance and Neighborhoods Committee meets. The agenda has not been published, but committee Chair Sally Bagshaw has said that she intends to discuss the committee’s work plan for 2018.

Friday afternoon, the Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities Committee meets. It will include a public hearing on the land use changes related to the Seattle Asian Art Museum expansion project.