This week in Council Chambers

It’s going to be a very busy week on the second floor of City Hall — especially on the MHA legislation.

Note: the Council has modified the start times of several of its committee meetings this week because of “Viadoom” — generally pushing morning meetings later, and afternoon meetings earlier. Check the posted calendar to make sure you have the time right!

Monday morning’s Council Briefing (which will start at 10am) has no special presentations scheduled.

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

  • an ordinance amending the land use code to formally adopt the transportation “level of service” standard recently updated in the Comprehensive Plan.
  • A resolution supporting Seattle Public Schools Propositions 1 and 2 (continuation of expiring school funding levies).

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

  • the previously-mentioned resolution on Propositions 1 and 2;
  • the appointment of Jason Johnson as Director of the Human Services Department.

Immediately following Monday’s Council Briefing, the Select Committee on Homelessness and Housing Affordability will meet. There are three items on its agenda:

  • a report from a working group looking at governance problems with how the city provides assistance and services to homeless people;
  • a presentation on how the County of Los Angeles is addressing its homelessness crisis;
  •  a panel discussion with local stakeholders in the homelessness services system.

Following the Monday afternoon City Council meeting, the Select Committee on City-wide MHA will hold its first of two meetings this week. They will begin a discussion on identifying issues with the MHA legislation as transmitted to the Council by the Mayor’s Office (over a year ago).

Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets.  There are two items on the agenda:

  •  a presentation on automated camera enforcement of “blocking the box” and transit-only and bike lanes.
  •  the annual report of the Seattle Transportation Benefit District.

Wednesday morning at 9:30, the Select Committee on City-wide MHA meets again and continues its discussion of issues in the MHA legislation.

Wednesday afternoon at 1:30, the Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities Committee meets. Thursday morning at 10:00, the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee meets. Friday afternoon at 1:30, the Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renter Rights Committee meets. Agendas for these meeting have not yet been published.