This week in Council Chambers

Happy Presidents Day! Here’s what’s happening this week.

With the holiday today, the Council’s schedule is shifted a bit.

The weekly Council Briefing has been cancelled.  But at 11am Tuesday morning, Mayor Jenny Durkan will deliver her first State of the City address at Rainier Beach High School.

Tuesday afternoon in the weekly Full Council meeting, the Council will take final votes on:

  • a proclamation for National Children’s Dental Health Month;
  • a resolution establishing a Customer Review Panel for Seattle Public Utilities;
  • eight various appointments to commissions;
  • some minor property and rezone items.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes the following new pieces of legislation:

  • an ordinance placing a one-year moratorium on the use of auction platforms for renting housing units in Seattle;
  • a resolution calling for a review of methods for collecting data on Native American communities.

Tuesday evening, the Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights Committee will hold a special meeting to discuss Closing the Housing Gap.

Wednesday morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to the city’s requirements for off-street parking.

Wednesday afternoon, the Civic Development, Public Assets and Native Communities Committee will hold a roundtable session with representatives from native communities. It will also take up the resolution offered by Council member Sawant a few weeks ago opposing a new liquid natural gas plant in Tacoma.

Friday morning, the Governance, Equity and Technology Committee is scheduled to meet. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been released, but it might include a second discussion of possible changes to regulations governing taxis, for-hire cars, and TNCs. UPDATE: the meeting has been cancelled.