This week in Council Chambers

There is a lot going on this week: the Education Levy, the City Light Strategic Plan, budget updates, and more.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing has no special presentations.

Monday afternoon’s full City Council meeting has scheduled final votes on several bills, including:

  • an ordinance (postponed last week) to waive event fees for the Special Olympics USA Games;
  • a series of three ordinances related to street widening and paving;
  • a change to the Seattle Transportation Benefit District to allow it to pay for free ORCA passes for all Seattle Public School Students and for contracting with a private bus company to extend Metro service.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes the following new legislative items:

  • six items representing the regular quarterly update to the city budget;
  • an ordinance updating the standard for determining excessive vehicle noise;
  • Seattle City Light’s proposed 2019-2024 Strategic Plan.

Monday morning, the Council will meet in committee to try to finish work on the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy.

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

  • a response from the Navigation Team to the city’ auditor’s reporting plan recommendations;
  • a briefing from the Office of Housing on affirmative marketing for affordable housing;
  • an update on the Green Pathways jobs program.

Tuesday afternoon, the Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renters Rights Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not been published yet.

Wednesday morning, the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee meets. On its agenda:

  • a briefing on King County Public Health’s LOK-IT-UP program;
  • an ordinance requiring safe storage of firearms;
  • an ordinance increasing the penalty for failure to report a lost or stolen firearm;
  • the previously-mentioned ordinance changing the standard for enforcement of excessive vehicle noise.

Wednesday afternoon the Finance and Neighborhoods Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been published, but it’s very likely it will take up the quarterly budget update bills.

Thursday morning, the Select Committee on the 2018 Seattle City Light Strategic Plan meets, and continues its discussion of the now-published plan.