This week in Council Chambers

Things are starting to get very busy.  Plus, a bonus court hearing…

Monday morning at the weekly Council Briefing, the Council will hear another weekly update from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the ongoing state legislative session.

Monday afternoon at the weekly Full Council meeting, the Council will take final votes on:

  • the appointment of Ryan Vancil as Hearing Examiner;
  • eleven other various appointments;
  • a resolution adopting the council’s Statements of Legislative Intent from last fall’s budget development process;
  • a resolution approving the Council’s 2018 Work Program.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes:

  • the 2018 Council Work Program;
  • the appointment of Mark Putnam to the Housing Levy Oversight Committee;
  • an ordinance approving an amendment to the city’s Construction Services Agreement with Sound Transit, authorizing $8 million of reimbursement to the city for various services provided to Sound Transit during the planning and development of the Lynnwood light rail extension.
  • A resolution approving the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan 2018-202 Implementation Plan and Progress Report.

Tuesday morning, the Governance, Equity and Technology Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been published.

Tuesday afternoon, the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets. On its agenda:

Wednesday morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meets.  The agenda has not yet been published.

Wednesday afternoon, the Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities Committee meets. The agenda includes:

  • The Office of the Waterfront 2018 Workplan;
  • an ordinance transferring property in Uptown/Queen Anne to the Office of Housing for an affordable housing development;
  • two other property acquisitions.

It’s also notable for what’s not on the agenda this week: Council member Sawant’s resolution opposing the permitting of a liquid natural gas plant in Tacoma, that was referred to this committee last Monday.

Friday morning, the Finance and Neighborhood Committee meets. The agenda has not yet been published.

Tomorrow (Monday) morning,  the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is holding a hearing on two cases challenging the city’s ordinance granting Uber and Lyft drivers the right to collective bargaining. The hearing will be live-streamed. Regardless of how the 9th Circuit rules, one or both of the cases are likely to be appealed to the US Supreme Court. You can read the relevant legal briefs on the Chamber of Commerce suit here.