This week in Council Chambers

Hopefully this week will have less fireworks.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing will include a discussion of how to improve tracking of the city’s capital improvement projects.

Monday afternoon’s Full Council meeting will feature final votes on:

  • an ordinance increasing the statute of limitations for filing sexual harassment charges;
  • a resolution updating the city’s policies for evaluating street and alley vacation petitions;
  • a street and alley vacation petition tied to the expansion of the Washington State Convention Center.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar is a pretty tame affair, with several commission appointments and an ordinance modifying a height limit in the existing land use code.  Still no sign of Council member Johnson’s tree canopy ordinance which he sent out a press release about two weeks ago.

Monday is the next in a series of “MHA Mondays,” this time focused on District 2. There will be a committee meeting in the morning to review the proposed changes in District 2, and a public hearing on the changes in the evening.

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

  • a review of the Seattle Music Commission work plan;
  • a report on last year’s audits of Seattle Public Utilities.

Tuesday afternoon, the Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renters’ Rights Committee meets. Its agenda includes:

  • a vote on lifting a proviso on funding for HSD to roll out HMIS scan cards;
  • A report from the interim Director of HSD.

Wednesday afternoon, the Finance and Neighborhoods Committee meets, and will continue its discussion of the proposed head tax on large businesses in Seattle.

Thursday, the Select Committee on Civic Arenas is scheduled to meet. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been published, but the review plan for the arena “transaction documents” specifies that the Committee will be discussing several aspects of the project including: transportation; design; the DEIS; permitting; community benefits; tenants; and arts.