This week in Council Chambers

It’s going to be another busy week.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing has no special agenda topics, though the Council plans to spend a goodly amount of time in executive session discussion litigation-related issues.

Monday afternoon’s Full Council meeting agenda is mostly confirmations of appointments, including:

The Council will also take a final vote on an ordinance allowing Seattle City Light to write wholesale power contracts for up to five year instead of the current two-year limit.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes the following items of notes:

  • a resolution kicking of the process to create a Seattle Waterfront Local Improvement District;
  • appointments to the Board of Park Commissioners, the Seattle Public Library Board of Trustees, and several other boards.

Also of note. Council member Johnson’s legislation to revise rules on cutting down trees is not on the IRC. It’s not scheduled to be discussed in committee until May 16, so he and his staff may still be working on it.

Monday morning the Select Committee on Civic Arenas meets, and will get an update on the Key Arena renovation project and schedule.

Monday afternoon, the Budget Committee will meet and hear an update on FY18 revenue projections.

Tuesday afternoon, the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets. Its very full agenda includes:

  • continued work on a resolution modifying the city’s policies on approving street and alley vacations;
  • two pieces of legislation looking at the design review process;
  • continued deliberations on the street and alley vacation petition for the Washington State Convention Center.

Wednesday the Finance and Neighborhoods Committee meets. The agenda has not yet been released, but the committee is expected to continue its deliberations on the proposed new tax an large businesses. Wednesday evening there will also be a “town hall” on the tax proposal in North Seattle.

Wednesday afternoon the Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities Committee meets. On the agenda is the resolution to declare intent to create the Waterfront Local Improvement District.

Thursday morning, the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee meets.  The agenda for the meeting has not yet been published.