This week in Council Chambers: where the rubber meets the road

The budget deliberations get serious this week.

Monday morning, the Council Briefing will have 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 the following pieces of legislation:

  • a resolution affirming the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders;
  • a resolution setting the public hearing date for Seattle City Light’s petition to vacate part of Broad Street;
  • A resolution endorsing Initiative 940.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar is mostly budget-related; it contains the Mayor’s proposed budget plus all the individual pieces of legislation associated with budget. It also includes:

  • a fix to a clerical error made when the Council adjusted the rules for admissions taxes when it approved the Key Arena renovation;
  • a resolution addressing the proposed Pebble Mine project in Bristol Bay, Alaska, which would threaten the largest sockeye salmon habitat;
  • an ordinance creating the Office of Employee Ombud;
  • an ordinance updating the rules for when a development project must mitigate the number of single-occupancy vehicle trips it creates.

Tuesday through Friday, the Council is scheduled to have all-day budget meetings to discuss “green sheet” proposals from Council members to modify the Mayor’s proposed budget. The Council will discuss them department-by-department. Tuesday’s agenda is published here; the agendas for the rest of the week have not yet been published yet. Look for a list to be published tomorrow of the green sheet proposals to be discussed on Tuesday.