This week in Council Chambers

It’s going to be a very busy week on the second floor of City Hall. Fasten your seat belt.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing will include an executive session to discuss pending litigation — something which the Council has been doing a lot of recently.

Monday afternoon in the Full Council meeting, the Council will take final votes to approve new ten-year contracts for garbage collection with Waste Management and Recology, and to approve a remediation agreement for the South Park Landfill.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes:

  • A re-introduction of Council member Herbold’s ordinance extending the statue of limitations for filing sexual harassment claims.
  • A bill changing the policies related to the 2016 Housing Levy Acquisition and Preservation Program.
  • The appointment of Lisa Judges as Inspector General for Public Safety.
  • The appointment of Nicholas Brown as a member of the Seattle Ethics and Elections Committee.
  • An ordinance allowing Seattle City light to sign 5-year contracts to sell clean power to cities, companies, and other institutions instead of the current 2-year limit;
  • An ordinance stating that the Seattle Design Commission is expectation to advice the city on proposed street and alley vacations.
  • An ordinance stating that street and alley vacation petitions do not need to resolved within any particular timeframe.
  • A resolution updating the city’s street vacation approval policies.

Monday is also another MHA Day! The Council’s Select Committee on the citywide MHA upzone meets in the morning to discuss the proposed changes to Districts 3 and 7, and then holds a public hearing in the evening at Seattle Central College’s Broadway Performance Hall.

Tuesday morning, that Governance, Equity and Technology Committee meets. On its agenda:

  • the appointment of Nicholas Brown to the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission;
  • the update to the Council’s rules that the committee discussed at its last meeting;
  • a briefing from the City Clerk’s Office on the plan to move to a new electronic records management system.

Tuesday at 12:30, the Finance and Neighborhoods Committee will hold a special meeting to host a roundtable discussion with businesses and nonprofits on the proposed employee head tax. The meeting will be held in the Bertha Knight Landes Room in City Hall.

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

  • several appointments to the Pedestrian Advisory Board;
  • a petition granting Amazon permission to run underground utility conduits between buildings;
  • a briefing on a trial plan to allow e-bicycles to be used on the city’s trail system;
  • the previously-mentioned ordinance clarifying that the Seattle Design Commission is expected to provide advisory opinions on street and alley vacation petitions (a public hearing on this will be part of the meeting);
  • continued discussion of the proposed street and alley vacations for the expansion of the Washington State Convention Center.

Wednesday morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meets. On its agenda:

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

  • three appointments to the Board of Park Commissioners;
  • continued discussion of the a concession agreement renewal with the Woodland Park Lawn Bowling Club;
  • a concession agreement for the Golden Gardens Park Bathhouse.

Wednesday evening at 5pm, the Sustainability and Transportation Committee will hold a public hearing on the street and alley vacation petition for the expansion of the Convention Center.

Thursday morning, the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been published, but is likely to include the proposed changes to the 2016 Housing Levy Acquisition and Preservation Program and the ordinance extending the contract length authority for Seattle City Light clean power contracts.

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

 

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