This week in Council Chambers

Here’s what’s on the agenda this week for the City Council.

There are no special presentations scheduled for Monday morning’s Council Briefing. though there is an executive session scheduled for the Council members to confer with their lawyers on pending litigation.

Monday afternoon at the weekly Full Council meeting, there will be final votes on:

  • funding for Mayor Durkan’s bridge funding for increased homeless shelter services;
  • an ordinance updating the vehicle noise regulations;
  • an omnibus land use code bill that makes a series of technical corrections and updates;
  • the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy ordinance and accompanying spending plan resolution.

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

  • the previously-mentioned spending plan resolution for the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy;
  • an ordinance proposing a domestic workers’ “bill of rights”;
  • an ordinance updating the city’s criminal code by¬†removing the crime of malicious harassment and creating a new special allegation of hate crime motivation to add to assault, harassment, or property destruction cases
  • two historic preservation bills: one for the Shannon & Wilson Office Building, and one for the Eldridge Tire Company Building;
  • the reappointment of Glen Lee as the city’s Director of Finance;
  • an ordinance authorizing the Department of Transportation to apply for a series of funding grants;
  • an ordinance authorizing SDOT to acquire some property and easements in preparation for the replacement of the Fairview Bridge;
  • an ordinance updating the regulations for paid on-street parking to allow the city to adopt new methods for paying for metered parking;
  • an ordinance allowing SDOT to acquire easements to reroute Olive Way while the expansion of the Convention Center is under construction.

Tuesday morning, the Government, Ethics and Technology Committee meets. It will discuss an ordinance updating the Democracy Vouchers program.

Tuesday at noon, the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee meets.  It will take up several committee appointments and the previously-mentioned update to the criminal code related to malicious harassment and hate crime motivation.

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

  • several appointments to the Freight Advisory Board;
  • a briefing on pre-tax commuter benefits;
  • the previously-mentioned update to the city’s regulations on payment systems for metered parking;
  • the ordinance authorizing SDOT to acquire easements to reroute Olive Way during the Convention Center expansion construction;
  • the ordinance authorizing SDOT to apply for several funding grants.

Wednesday morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meets; the agenda for the meeting has not yet been published.

Wednesday afternoon, the Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities Committee meets. It will hear an update from the Parks and Recreation Department on planning capital improvements with a focus on community centers. It will also get a briefing on management improvements within the department.

Thursday morning, the Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights Committee meets. It will have an overview of the proposed Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights bill.

Friday afternoon, the Finance and Neighborhoods Committee meets in special session. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been released, but it is likely to take up the two historic preservation bills introduced this week.