This week in Council Chambers

The Council gets back to work for a couple of weeks before its holiday recess…

Monday morning’s Council Briefing has no special presentations.

Monday afternoon’s full City Council meeting will include final votes on:

  • a long list of commission appointments;
  • a resolution granting conceptual approval of a permit for a tunnel under Thomas Street as part of the Key Arena renovation;
  •  an ordinance setting the fees for facilities managed by the Office of Arts and Culture.

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

Monday morning there are two special committee meetings scheduled for after the Council Briefing:

  • the Select Committee on Civic Arenas, which will consider the aforementioned resolution on a permit for a tunnel under Thomas Street. (while the agenda lists a possible vote, this probably won’t happen given that the resolution won’t be formally introduced until Monday afternoon on the weekly IRC)
  • the Select Committee on city-wide MHA, which is restarting the legislative process for passing the MHA legislation now that the Hearing Examiner has ruled largely in the city’s favor.  There will be presentations on the Hearing Examiner’s ruling, a proposed schedule for the legislation, and a displacement analysis of the legislation.

Tuesday morning, the Governance, Equity and Technology Committee will meet. It will discuss the previously-mentioned amendment to the Uber drivers’ collective bargaining ordinance.

Tuesday afternoon, the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets. It has a long agenda, including:

  • several appointments to the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board;
  •  an update on the Sound Transit 3 planning for light rail extensions to Ballard and West Seattle;
  •  a much-anticipated update to the Move Seattle implementation plan;
  •  an agreement between the city and WSDOT moving forward the next phase of the State Route 520 project;
  •  Two street vacation petitions: one for the Port of Seattle, and another for Seattle City Light.

Wednesday, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meets, and will take up:

  • final approval of the UW Campus Master Plan;
  • three appointments to the Seattle Planning Commission;
  • annual updates to the city’s Comprehensive Plan.

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

  • several appointments to the Labor Standards  Advisory Commission;
  •  an ordinance officially creating the Office of the Employee Ombud.