This week in Council Chambers

After last week’s big legislation, this week looks rather mundane.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing will include another weekly update from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the ongoing state legislative session. It will also include a briefing from the Seattle Library on this year’s Seattle Reads pick.

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

  • appointments to the Domestic Workers Standards Board, the Seattly City Light Review Panel, and the Seattle Indian Services Commission;
  • an ordinance approving installation of athletic field light poles at Soundview Playground.

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

  • a bill requiring places of public accommodation to turn on closed captioning on television screens;
  • the appointment of Mariko Lockhart as Director of the Office for Civil Rights;
  • a contract rezone by Mt. Baker Housing for a property on MLK Way South.

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

  • the previous-mentioned closed-captioning ordinance;
  • a discussion of possible legislative actions to address harms casued by evictions;
  • an update on the Ship Canal Water Quality project.

Other committee meetings scheduled this week for which agendas have not yet been published:

  • Tuesday afternoon, the Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renter Rights Committee.
  • Wednesay morning, the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee;
  • Thursday afternoon, the Select Committee on the Library Levy;
  • Friday morning, a joint meeting of the Sustainability and Transportation Committee and Sound Transit’s Elected Leadership Group.

Also this week, the Hearing Examiner will be holding hearings on the challenge to the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the city’s ordinance relaxing rules for ADUs.