This week in Council Chambers

The Council is back in session again this week, with a full week of regular meetings.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing has two special presentations:

Monday afternoon’s full City Council meeting is scheduled to include final votes on the following items:

  • the reappointment of Glen Lee as the city’s Finance Director;
  • two gun-safety related bills: one requiring firearms to be safely stored, and the other increasing the penalties for failing to report a lost or stolen firearm;
  • several items related to updating the city budget;
  • approval of the Seattle City Light Strategic Plan for 2019-2024.

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

  • a resolution and an ordinance establishing a SODO Parking and Business Improvement Area;
  • an ordinance removing the 5-year limit on spending funds from the 1% for Arts Program;
  • a resolution updating the Seattle Public Utilities Customer Review Panel;
  • three appointments to the Community Police Commission.

Tuesday morning, the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee meets. On its agenda are the previously-mentioned resolution updating the SPU Customer Review Panel, and the ordinance removing the spending time limit on the 1% for Arts 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. The agenda has not yet been published, but the committee is expected to take up appointments to the Community Police Commission.

Wednesday afternoon the Finance and Neighborhoods Committee meets. The agenda has not yet been published.

Thursday at noon, there will be a “lunch and learn” session on elder abuse issues. This session was rescheduled from last month.