This week in Council Chambers: the budget arrives

Monday’s going to be a busy day: the Council votes final approval on several notable pieces of legislation, and the Mayor delivers her proposed 2019-2020 budget.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing has no special presentations, but there will be an executive session with the City Attorney’s Office to discuss pending litigation.

Monday afternoon’s full City Council meeting will include final votes on several pieces of legislation, including:

  • Approval for the Key Arena renovation and lease: the transaction agreements with OVG, a change to the city’s admissions tax spending rules, and a companion resolution addressing transportation issues.
  • A resolution designating “Seattle Storm Way.”
  • Two historic landmark designations
  • An ordinance establishing a new and expanded SODO Parking and Business Improvement Area.
  • An ordinance updating the Council’s review and approval process for surveillance technologies.
  • An ordinance adopting South Lake Union Neighborhood Design Guidelines.
  • an ordinance updating the city’s curb ramp construction rules.
  • a resolution adopting the Council’s preliminary decision on UW’s Major Institution Master Plan for its Seattle campus.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar is, as expected, short. It contains some Parks Department related paperwork, a handful of appointments to the Labor Standards Advisory Commission, and an ordinance adopting the University District Neighborhood Design Guidelines.

And then there’s the kickoff of the 2019-2020 budget development process. Monday afternoon at 12:30 Mayor Durkan will deliver a speech to announce her budget proposal.  Then Wednesday and Thursday there will be meetings of the Council’s Budget Committee in both the mornings and afternoons to hear presentations on individual departments’ proposed budgets and issues therein.