A very busy week ahead, with tons of meetings.
Monday morning’s Council Briefing willl feature a briefing from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the city’s federal legislative agenda.
Monday afternoon’s full City Council Meeting includes final votes on:
- an ordinance restructuring the city’s hate crimes law;
- Several appointments to the Design Review Board and Seattle Planning Commission;
- a contract rezone of a Greenwood property after a judge remanded it back to the Council to make changes.
This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes the following pieces of new legislation:
- 3 landmark designations;
- 3 appointments to the Community Involvement Commission;
- An ordinance approving two uses of surveillance technology by the city: CCTV traffic cameras and license plate readers;
- Approval of the Housing Levy Finance and Administration Plan;
- An alley vacation for an Amazon development project.
Monday morning the Select Committee on Civic Arenas meets. On its agenda:
- an update on the arena renovation project construction and timeline;
- a modification to the city’s lease with the Seattle Storm;
- a permit for the construction crews to install structural tiebacks in Thomas Street.
Tuesday morning, the Governance, Equity and Technology Committee meets. On its agenda:
- an update to the rules and procedures of the City Council;
- the surveillance technology approval mentioned above.
Tuesday afternoon, the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets. Its agenda includes:
Tuesday evening, the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers Rights Committee will hold a public hearing on the proposed Ft. Lawton redevelopment project.
Wednesday at noon, there will be a “Lunch and Learn” session to discuss the “System Failure” report on prolific offenders.
There are four other meetings scheduled this week for which agendas have not yet been published:
- the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee Wednesday morning;
- the Finance and Neighborhoods Committee meeting Thursday morning;
- the Select Committee on Homelessness and Housing Affordability Friday morning;
- a “lunch and learn” session Friday at 12:30, hosted by the Sustainability and Transportation Committee.
Happy to see some updates to the rules and procedures of the City Council. Be nice if the Council adopts them and if the federated boards (e.g. Sound Transit) the Councilmembers serve on adopt and then enforce them.
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