This week in Council Chambers

It’s going to be a busy week — and especially Monday.

Monday morning the Council gets another briefing from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the ongoing state legislative agenda, and with the cutoffs having passed for moving bills out of committee, the list of bills they are tracking will be much shorter.

Monday afternoon’s Full Council meeting is fairly uncontroversial, with a handful of property and land use issues, some minor appointments, approval of the construction agreement with Sound Transit for the Lynwood light rail extension, and the approval of the Pedestrian Master Plan 2018-2022 Implementation Plan.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar has the following new and notable legislative items:

  • a resolution setting the public hearing for a petition for vacation of the alley behind the Town Hall building;
  • a resolution establishing an ongoing Customer Review Panel for Seattle Public Utilities;
  • an ordinance authorizing the sale of the “Communications Shop” property for $11 million, and a companion ordinance authorizing the expenditure of the funds for several purposes consistent with Mayor Durkan’s recent announcement, and a resolution establishing the Rental Housing Assistance Pilot program (also funded from the sale);
  • the reappointment of Ben Noble as Director of the City Budget Office.

Monday morning, the Select Committee on the City-wide MHA meets to begin discussing  the proposed legislation. It also has a public hearing scheduled for Monday evening at 6pm, at the Eckstein Middle School auditorium.

Monday evening, the Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renters’ Rights Committee meets to discuss the results of the recent homeless services RFP completed by HSD.

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

  • a report from the Office of Civil Rights on enforcement activities related to recently-passed civil rights ordinances;
  • the resolution establishing the SPU Customer Advisory Panel.

There are four more meetings later this week for which meetings have not been published:

  • Wednesday morning, the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee meets.
  • Wednesday afternoon, the Finance and Neighborhoods Committee meets. It is likely to take up the Communications Shop sale and the ordinances authorizing spending the sale proceeds.
  • Thursday morning, the Progressive Revenue Task Force meets.
  • Thursday morning, the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers Rights Committee meets.