This week in Council Chambers

Another week almost entirely about the budget.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing is scheduled to have another presentation by the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the city’s legislative agenda for the January 2019 session of the state legislature. They are expected to deliver their first draft of the agenda document, with feedback due next Monday.

Monday afternoon’s full City Council meeting has no agenda items other than routine stuff (paying the bills and approving the Introduction and Referral Calendar).

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar is super short: just one bill approving the platting of “Ravenna North.”

Wednesday and Thursday, the Budget Committee will be meeting in both morning and afternoon sessions. They will be doing “issue identification,” meaning that the council’s central staff will be walking through areas of the budget and listing out relevant “green sheet” change proposals that Council members submitted last week. This will be the Council members’ first opportunity to weigh in publicly on each others’ proposals, and it will give Budget chair Sally Bagshaw (and all of us) a chance to see which ones have consensus support.  UPDATE: Wednesday’s Budget committee sessions have been cancelled. Issue identification discussions will begin Thursday morning.