This week in Council Chambers

It’s going to be a fairly light week for the Council, with a couple of special meetings for good measure.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing will include an update from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the city’s federal legislative agenda.

Monday afternoon’s full Council meeting includes final votes on the following bills:

  • changes to the Seattle Transportation Benefit District spending plan (writeup here);
  • changes to the Democracy Vouchers program (writeup here)
  • updates to the “living building” program requirements;
  • authorizing SDOT to acquire an easement for redirecting Olive Way during the Convention Center expansion project;
  • an ordinance making changes to how SDOT allows people to pay for parking, including “pay by plate.”

Monday afternoon the Seattle Park District Board meets; all nine City Council members are also Parks Board members. The agenda includes a review of 2017 activities and financial performance, and a briefing on the upcoming update to the Strategic Plan.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes two items:

  • the appointment of Ben Goldsmith to the Community Police Commission;
  • an amendment to the agreement between the city and Sound Transit for a transit-oriented development project above the Capitol Hill light-rail station.

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, and will deliberate on amendments for two pending gun-safety bills.

Thursday afternoon, the Select Committee on the 2018 Seattle City Light Strategic Plan meets to continue its discussion of the proposed 2018-2024 Strategic Plan — and in particular the proposed rate plan.