This week in Council Chambers

A pivotal meeting for the MHA legislation, and more.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing will have a presentation from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the the ongoing state legislative session, as well as an executive session with city attorneys to discuss pending litigation.

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

  • the confirmation of Sam Zimbabwe as Director of SDOT;
  • approval of the Council’s 2019 work program;
  • a resolution adopting the Statements of Legislative Intent from the budget process (organized here by Council committee).

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

  • acceptance of a gift timber pavilion structure for Occidental Park;
  • confirmation of Robert Nellams as Director of Seattle Center;
  • landmark designation for the Broad Street Substation building;
  • a “watch list” for large capital projects;
  • an ordinance creating a hiring incentive program for SPD officers (this is a re-introduction, updating the name, so they can broaden it from just bonuses for lateral hires);
  • an ordinance creating new regulations to help mitigate displacement in low-opportunity, high-risk-for-displacement neighborhoods (as Council member Herbold announced last week).

Monday afternoon, immediately following the full Council meeting, the Select Committee on City-wide MHA meets. It will consider and vote on a long list of amendments to the legislation that it discussed at its previous meeting and organized into a “consensus package” and a list of ones to be considered individually.  They don’t plan to vote the ordinance out of committee at this meeting, however.

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

  • a discussion of the City Auditor’s review of the Navigation Team Q2/2018 quarterly report (I wrote about this here);
  • the Navigation Team’s Q1/2019 report;
  • a contract with Waste Management for construction waste collection services.

Tuesday afternoon, the Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renter Rights Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been published.

Wednesday morning, the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee meets. While the agenda has not been published yet, the committee is likely to take up the previously-mentioned hiring incentive program for SPD officers.

Wednesday afternoon, the FInance and Neighborhoods Committee meets. The agenda has not yet been published, but the committee is likely to consider the Broad Street Substation landmark designation and the capital projects “watch list.”