With the head tax vote behind them, expect a calmer week in City Hall — and a shorter one as everyone prepares for Memorial Day weekend. But there will still be fireworks, as a resolution to kick off the Waterfront LID process comes up for a vote Monday afternoon.
Monday morning’s Council Briefing has no special presentations scheduled, though there will be an executive session to discuss legal issues.
Monday afternoon’s Council meeting includes final votes on the following items:
- a change to the city’s Ethics Code that would exempt votes on broadly-applied taxes, assessments and utility rates from the recusal rules, allowing Council member Bagshaw to participate in the Council’s deliberations over the proposed Waterfront LID.
- A resolution establishing the Council’s intent to form a Waterfront Local Improvement District (LID) and the process by which it will be deliberated and officially created. The two hearings on this in committee both drew vocal opposition in public comment, and tomorrow’s meeting should be no different.
- a handful of pieces of legislation updating the city’s polices and procedures for handling petitions for street and alley vacations. The proposed updates have been had their final vote postponed twice in the last month.
This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes the following items of note:
- an ordinance extending the contract between the city and King County for public defense legal service to also cover civil defense issues.
- a five-year extension for the lease of an Army building to continue to house the St. Martin de Porres shelter for homeless men.
- an ordinance submitting the $619 million Families, Education, Preschool and Promise levy for the November ballot.
Monday morning the Select Committee on Families, Education, Pre-school and Promise Levy meets to continue its series of briefings on the details of the levy proposal.
Tuesday morning, the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee meets. On its agenda:
- an ordinance authorizing SPU to obtain property rights along the path of a new sewage pipe and storage facility;
- a briefing on updated costs for the Ship Canal Water Quality Project (hint: they went up);
- a briefing on several reports the city was required to deliver to the Council related to homeless encampment removal policies and procedures.
Tuesday afternoon, the Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renters Rights Committee meets, and Wednesday afternoon the Finance and Neighborhoods Committee meets. Agendas for the two meetings have not yet been published.