This week in Council Chambers

It’s going to be a busy week for the Council, with plenty of committee meetings, plus MHA and Education Levy work.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing has no special presentations.

Monday afternoon’s full City Council meeting includes final votes on:

  • an ordinance waiving event fees for the USA Special Olympics in July;
  • an ordinance repealing the tax on short-term rentals (to be replaced with a new one through the Convention Center Public Facilities District);
  • a resolution retiring a bunch of zombie bills.

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

  • a pair of ordinances (here and here) representing the Mayor’s proposed gun safety legislation;
  • a contract rezone for a piece of property in South Lake Union;
  • an ordinance completing a street and alley vacation request in South Lake Union that previously received conditional approval.

Monday morning, the Select Committee on City-wide MHA meets for its final “MHA Monday” session, this time to discuss potential changes to District 1. Tuesday evening, there will be a public hearing at 6pm at Chief Sealth High School to hear public comments on the proposed changes.

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

  • A status report on the free-floating bike share pilot program;
  • The annual report of the Urban Forestry Commission;
  • An ordinance providing free transit passes to all Seattle public school students, using fund from the Seattle Transportation Benefit District;
  • A resolution requesting SDOT provide quarterly status reports on implementation of the One Center City plan;
  • The previously-mentioned street vacation in South Lake Union.

Wednesday morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meets to hold a public hearing on a bill creating an incentive program for high-performance buildings.

Wednesday morning the Select Committee on the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy meets to continue its deliberations on the Mayor’s levy proposal.

Wednesday afternoon, the Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities Committee meets to hear the annual report for the Seattle Public Library Levy.

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