This week in Council Chambers

It will be another busy week for the Council, starting with more head tax drama on Monday afternoon.

Monday morning in the weekly Council Briefing, there will be a briefing on the response to the Seattle Bank RFP (to replace Wells Fargo).

Monday afternoon at the City Council meeting, the Council will take final votes on:

  • an updated street vacation policy;  (UPDATE: Council member O’Brien tweeted today that the street vacation policy-related pieces of legislation will be held for another week: “Partly so folks who want to testify in support of it aren’t competing with some other things happening tomorrow. There are a few amendments we are making too – nothing major.”
  • lifting a proviso on the Human Services Department to allow it to implement the HMIS scan card system;
  • the proposed head tax.

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

  • an update to the city ethics code that would allow Council member Bagshaw to participate in deliberations and vote on the Waterfront LID.
  • a new incentive program for high performance buildings,

Monday morning the Select Committee on the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy meets, and will hear briefings on proposed preschool investments and the Seattle Promise Program.

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

  • the update to the Ethics Code mentioned above;
  • an update on the Democracy Voucher program.

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

  • proposed changes to the Seattle Transportation Benefit District;
  • An assessment report on the Move Seattle Levy work plan;
  • A resolution requiring the city to provide quarterly reports on the implementation of the One Center City plan.

Tuesday evening there is a public hearing on the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy.

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

Wednesday morning, the Civic Development, Public Assets and Native Communities Committee meets, and will deliberate on the resolution declaring the city’s intent to create the Waterfront LID.

Thursday morning, the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee meets, and Thursday afternoon the Sustainability and Transportation Committee holds a special meeting. The agendas for the meetings have not been published yet.