This week in Council Chambers: back to work

Tomorrow the City Council returns from its two-week recess and gets back to work on a number of important issues, most notably the city-wide MHA upzones.

Monday morning’s weekly Council Briefing has no special presentations on the agenda.

Monday afternoon’s full City Council meeting will include final votes on several items left over from before the recess, including:

  • changes to the city’s ordinance granting collective bargaining rights to Uber and Lyft drivers to try to steer it clear of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
  •  several appointments to the Seattle Transit Advisory Board.
  •  approval of an agreement with WSDOT on funding, operation and maintenance for the SR 520 project.

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

  • ten appointments and reappointments to various commissions and advisory boards;
  • an ordinance approving the 2019 Uptown Neighborhood Design Guidelines.

Monday morning, the Select Committee on City-wide MHA meets. It has two items on its agenda:

  • a briefing on the work being done to revise the Final EIS to address the Hearing Examiner’s ruling. That work is expected to be completed by the end of the month.
  • a compiled list of issues with the current draft MHA legislation that the Council members may choose to propose amendments to address.

Tuesday morning, the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee meets. On its agenda:

  • three appointments;
  • a discussion of closed captioning in public accommodations;
  • a draft resolution laying out a legislative agenda for eviction prevention legislation in 2019.

There are three additional committee meetings scheduled for this week, for which agendas have not been published:

  • Tuesday afternoon, the Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renter Rights Committee;
  • Wednesday morning, the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans, and Education Committee;
  • Wednesday afternoon, the Finance and Neighborhoods Committee.