This week in Council Chambers

Council member Pacheco chairs his first committee meeting on Wednesday. Other than that, a pretty quiet week.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing has no special presentations, but will include an executive session for the Council to discuss pending litigation with the city’s attorneys.

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

  • the appointment of Mariko Lockhart as Director of the Office for Civil Rights;
  • several appointments to the Community Police Commission;
  • an ordinance imposing new requirements on building construction related to electric vehicle charging infrastructure;
  • three resolutions updating the Council’s committee structure, regional committee membership, and President Pro Tem schedule to reflect the appointment of Abel Pacheco to fill the vacancy on the Council.

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

Wednesday morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meets, chairs by newly-seated Council member Abel Pacheco. The agenda has not been published yet, but will likely include the Ballard and Capitol Hill Neighborhood Design Guidelines.

Wednesday afternoon, the Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities Committee meets. On its agenda:

  • the appointment of Jesus Aguirre as Superintendent of the Department of Parks and Recreation;
  • an ordinance authorizing an agreement to renovate the South Park Community Center.

Thursday morning, the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee meets. It will take up:

  • the appointment of Dr. Amarah Khan to head the Office of Employee Ombud;
  • appointments to the Labor Standards Advisory Commission and the Seattle City Light Review Panel;
  • the Fort Lawton redevelopment plan;
  • a panel discussion with hotel-industry representatives of ways to protect hotel workers’ health and safety.