This week in Council Chambers

The Council has some catching up to do after several meetings were cancelled last week, though this is a short week because of the Presidents’ Day holiday.

Plus: Mayor Durkan gives the annual State of the City address, and perhaps the last public hearing on the pending MHA legislation happens Thursday evening.

Monday is Presidents’ Day, and in observation of that the Council’s regular Monday meetings are moved to Tuesday. Tuesday’s regularly-scheduled meetings are moved to Friday.

Tuesday morning’s Council Briefing has no special presentations.

Tuesday morning at 11:45, Mayor Durkan will deliver her annual State of the City address at North Seattle College. The Seattle Channel will broadcast it live.

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

  • a resolution related to misclassification of employees as independent contractors;
  • a long list of appointments.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes the following pieces of new legislation (some of which are carry-overs from last week’s IRC, which never got adopted because the full City Council meeting was cancelled):

  • an ordinance authorizing the Parks Department to spend Parks Levy Funding set aside to cover cost escalations;
  • a contract between SPU and Waste Management for construction waste collection;
  • an ordinance authorizing SPD o pay lateral hiring bonuses of up to $15,000;
  • a surplus property sale by Seattle City Light to dispose of a 30-foot strip of property on Northlake that has had an encroaching building on it since the 1950’s;
  • a contract upzone petition for Bellwether Housing on First Hill.

Wednesday morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee is scheduled to meet, though committee chair Rob Johnson announced at the last PLUZ committee meeting that this one would be cancelled.

Wednesday evening at 6:00pm, the Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renter Rights Committee meets. It will take up a resolution sending the appointment of Jason Johnson as HSD Director back to the Mayor’s Office.

Thursday morning, the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been published.

Thursday evening, the Select Committee on City-wide MHA will hold a public hearing on the pending MHA legislation.

Friday morning, the Governance, Equity and Technology Committee meets; and Friday afternoon, the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets. The agenda for these two meetings have not yet been published.