This week in Council Chambers

The Council goes into recess after this week, and some committees are getting a head start, so it’s a light week. But Monday afternoon’s Full Council meeting will be an eventful one first.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing includes an executive session with the City Attorney’s Office to discuss the pending ordinance adding the Showbox theater to the Pike Place Market Historic District.

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

  • confirmation of Carmen Best as Chief of Police;
  • Council member Sawant’s ordinance extending the boundary of the Pike Place Market Historical District in order to “save the Showbox;”
  • Council member Sawant’s resolution urging the city to require AMR to pay a living wage to EMTs;
  • allocations from the Technology Matching Fund;
  • a resolution establishing principles for a revised workplan for Move Seattle Levy investments;
  • A resolution from Council member Gonzalez drawing attention to the large backlog of citizenship applications.

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

  • a resolution approving Seattle City Light’s 2018 Integrated Resource Plan Progress Report;
  • an ordinance approving the 2018 South Lake Union Neighborhood Design Guidelines;
  • an ordinance increasing the requirements for curbs and curb ramps.

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

  • The second quarter report on the Navigation Team;
  • a report from the Office of Arts and Culture on the creation of an Cultural Spaces PDA;
  • an ordinance revising Seattle Public Utilities’ water rates.

Wednesday afternoon, the Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities Committee meets. They will hear a presentation on the long-term financial outlook for Seattle Public Libraries.

Thursday morning, the Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights Committee meets. On its agenda:

  • a discussion of human services provider wages;
  • review of the Seattle City Light Integrated Resource Plan;
  • A presentation on Seattle City Light HR and workplace issues.