This week in Council Chambers: MHA

This is the fifth week in January; half the Council committees meet in weeks 1 and 3, and the other half meet in weeks 2 and 4, so this week is the “odd man out” and only has a smattering of special meetings.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing will include another briefing from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the ongoing state legislative session.

Monday afternoon’s Full Council meeting is a tepid affair: three appointments, two historic buildings, and Council member Sawant’s resolution opposing a proposed new LNG plant in Tacoma.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar has twelve appointments, three property transfers, and one major item: the official introduction of the ordinance implementing the city-wide MHA upzones.

Monday morning, the Select Committee on Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability holds its first meeting. All nine Council members are on this committee, which (like the Civic Arenas committee last year) is intended to shepherd through the city-wide MHA upzone. That effort is expected to take much of this year. The first committee meeting will be taken up with an overview of the proposal and the process moving forward.

Tuesday morning the Governance, Equity and Technology Committee meets, and Thursday morning the Housing, Health Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee meets. Agendas for the two meetings have not yet been released.

Thursday morning the Progressive Revenue Task Force holds its third meeting.