This week in Council Chambers

Some fireworks Monday afternoon.

Monday morning at the weekly Council Briefing, the Office of Intergovernmental Relations will give another briefing on the ongoing state legislative session. Here’s last week’s bulletin.

Monday afternoon at the full City Council meeting, the Council will take votes on the following items:

  • A resolution indicating the Council’s support for Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s “Medicare for All Act.”
  • Council member Sawant’s resolution sending the nomination of Jason Johnson as Director of the Human Services Department back to the Mayor for a new search process. This will likely be a heated, contentious discussion and vote, with the outcome unclear.
  • Three appointments to the Seattle Renters’ Commission.
  • an ordinance authorizing the Seattle Police Department to give hiring bonuses to new hires.
  • an ordinance imposing historic landmark controls on the Broad Street Substation.
  • A resolution creating a “watch list” of major capital projects for enhanced reporting.

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

  • The resolution indicating the Council’s support for Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s “Medicare for All Act.”
  • The appointment of Richard Shordt to the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission.
  • A land use action to expand the North Seattle Precinct with temporary buildings.
  • An ordinance adding new building requirements related to electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Tuesday afternoon, the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets. On its agenda:

  • an update on the PIke/Pine Protected Bike Lane Design Workshop;
  • a progress report on SDOT’s Vision Zero initiative;
  • an ordinance lifting a budget proviso on the Delridge Multimodal Corridor Project.

Wednesday and Thursday the following committee meetings are scheduled, for which agendas have not yet been published:

  • Planning, Land Use and Zoning, Wednesday morning;
  • Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities, Wednesday afternoon;
  • Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights, Thursday morning;
  • Governance, Equity and Technology, Thursday afternoon.

 

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