This week in Council Chambers

It’s going to be another busy week as the Council moves towards its August recess.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing has no special presentations scheduled.

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

  • the “domestic workers’ bill of rights“;
  • two appointments to the Seattle City Light Review Panel, and six appointments to the Seattle Design Review Board;
  • an aquatic lands lease for Andrews Bay;
  • approval of an update to the MOU with the Seattle Aquarium for the aquarium expansion project;
  • approval of an amendment to the development agreement with Sound Transit for a transit-oriented development project at the Capitol Hill Station.

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

  • acquiring a piece of property next to Madrona Park;
  • approving the spending plan for a community-based youth diversion program;
  • a bill amending the Open Housing Ordinance to broaden the set of landlords responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to tenants with disabilities;
  • the appointment of Carmen Best as Chief of Police;
  • an ordinance codifying Seattle City Light’s data-privacy practices related to its Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) program.
  • ordinances establishing historical landmark protections on Key Arena and the Bressi Garage.

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

  • an ordinance removing time limits for spending the Municipal Art Fund;
  • the previously-mentioned spending plan approval for a community-based youth diversion program;
  • the previously-mentioned bill amending the Open Housing Ordinance with regard to accommodations for people with disabilities;
  • a briefing on a proposal for Seattle Public Utilities to impose system development charges.

Tuesday afternoon, the Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renters Rights Committee meets. It has two items on its agenda:

Wednesday morning, the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee will meet to take up the nomination of Carmen Best as Chief of Police.

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

Thursday morning, the Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights Committee meets. The agenda has not yet been released, but the committee will likely take up the ordinance related to Seattle City Light’s AMI program.

Thursday afternoon, the Select Committee on Civic Arenas meets. It will likely consider the historic landmark designations for Key Arena and Bressi Garage.