This week in Council Chambers

It’s going to be a very busy week for the Council as they cram in extra meetings and try to wrap things up before the budget work starts.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing will include a report from the Hearing Examiner on comments received on the proposed Waterfront LID. It will also include an executive session with the City Attorney’s Office on two litigation matters.

Monday afternoon’s full City Council meeting includes final votes on the following pieces of legislation:

  • the appointment of Calvin Goings as Director of the Department of Finance and Administrative Services;
  • the appointment of Andres Mantilla as Director of the Department of Neighborhoods;
  • an ordinance updating the city’s Human Rights Code to extend protections to domestic workers.

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

  • the appointment of Debra Smith as General Manager and CEO of Seattle City Light;
  • updates to the UW Seattle Campus Master Plan. This is a starting place for the Council’s quasi-judicial deliberations, which at this point just copies over the Hearing Examiner’s recommended amendments.

Tuesday morning, the Governance, Equity and Technology Committee meets. On its agenda:

  • continued deliberations, and a possible vote, on an ordinance establishing a new SODO Parking and Business Improvement Area;
  • an ordinance updating the city’s process for reviewing and approving surveillance technologies.

Tuesday at noon the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee meets. On its agenda:

  • a report on the city’s immigrant Legal Defense Network;
  • a Workforce Equity Accountability report;
  • three appointments to the Seattle Fire Code Advisory Board.

Tuesday afternoon, the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets. Its agenda includes:

Wednesday morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meets. At noon, the Finance and Neighborhoods Committee meets, and in the afternoon the Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities Committee meets. Agendas have not yet been published for these meetings.

Wednesday evening at 6pm, there will be a public hearing on the recently-passed “Save the Showbox” ordinance, required after the fact because the Council invoked its emergency powers to enact it.

Thursday morning, the Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights Committee meets. The agenda has not yet been published, but it’s expected that the meeting will include a report on Yesler Terrace Park, and a public hearing on the nomination of Debra Smith as CEO of Seattle City Light.

Friday morning, the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been published.

 

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