This week in Council Chambers

Five days of meetings this week for the Council, kicking off with the final vote on the citywide MHA legislation.

Monday morning, the weekly Council Briefing will include another weekly status report from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the ongoing state legislative session, and an executive session with the city’s lawyers on pending litiagion.

Monday afternoon’s full City Council meeting includes votes on the following pieces of legislation:

  • The ordinance implementing the MHA program in urban villages across the city, as well as the companion resolution that contains other commitments the Council is making.
  • The confirmation of Saad Bashir as CTO of the City of Seattle.
  • Extension of the agreement with the Pike Place Market PDA.
  • A resolution updating the Council’s expectations for how the Mayor will search for and ultimately appoint heads of the city’s departments.

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

  • A land use action to upgrade a field at the Soundview Playfields;
  • An ordinance approving an implementation and evaluation plan for the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise levy;
  • A separate ordinance implementing MHA along “The Ave” in the University District;
  • A resolution supporting a pedestrian-focused rebuild of NE 43rd Street in the University District;
  • A resolution endorsing the final recommendations of the King County Regional Affordable Housing Task Force.

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

  • a status update on the plan to move all buses out of the downtown transit tunnel starting later this month;
  • an update on the “Shoreline Street Ends” program;
  • a presentation on proposed transportation impact fees;
  • the previously-mentioned resolution supporting the conversion of NE 43rd St. in the University District into a pedestrian-focused street;

There are five more meetings scheduled for this week, for which agendas have not yet been published:

  • Wednesday afternoon’s meeting of the Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities Committee;
  • Thursday morning’s meeting of the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee;
  • Thursday’s “lunch and learn” discussion of housing development and anti-displacement strategies;
  • Friday morning’s meeting of the Select Committee on Homelessness and Housing Affordability;
  • Friday afternoon’s meeting of the Finance and Neighborhoods Committee.