It’s a “week five” schedule for the Council, so there’s a bunch of rescheduled and special meetings as the Council members start the final rush to wrap things up before their August recess.
There are no special presentations scheduled for the Monday morning Council Briefing.
Monday afternoon’s full City Council meeting includes final votes on:
- expansion of the city’s dockless bike-share pilot program;
- a resolution establishing a timeline for building out the center city bike network;
- lifting a proviso on the Office for Civil Rights to build out a comprehensive community-based youth diversion program;
- an ordinance amending the Human Rights Code, broadening the coverage of unfair practices related to reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications;
- A resolution adopting revised procedures for Seattle City Light to dispose of surplus properties to support affordable housing projects.
This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes the following new legislation:
- some fine-tuning of the city’s surveillance-technology acquisition ordinance;
- an ordinance authorizing the Parks Department to acquire the Orchard Street Ravine;
- an ordinance revising Seattle Public Utilities’ wholesale water rates;
- allowing new athletic field lights at Bitter Lake Community Center and Park.
Tuesday morning at 9:00am, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee will hold a special meeting to hear from those appealing the University of Washington’s Major Institution Master Plan update. This is a quasi-judicial proceeding for the Council, so only those who filed official appeals will be allowed to testify.
Wednesday morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meets. The agenda has not yet been published, but the committee is expected to discuss various contract rezones and tree protection ordinances.
Wednesday afternoon, the Civic Development, Public Assets and Native Communities Committee meets. It is expected to take up the Orchard Street Ravine and Bitter Lake Community Center items from the IRC, plus some other property acquisition and parks-related legislation.
Wednesday evening at 6pm, a public hearing will be held on the nomination of Carmen Best as Chief of Police.
Thursday morning, the Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights Committee meets. The agenda has not yet been released, but the committee will likely consider several appointments to the Capitol Hill Housing Improvement Program Council.