This week in Council Chambers

Here’s your guide to what the Council is up to this week.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing has no special presentations, but it will include an extended executive session with the city’s attorneys to discuss pending litigation (of which there is plenty these days).

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

  • The appointment of Robert Lee as Director of the Office of Economic Development;
  •  The six-month extension of the temporary expansion of the Pike Place Market Historical District to “Save the Showbox”;
  •  a one-year extension to the ban on rent-bidding platforms;
  • approval of the Ft. Lawton redevelopment plan;
  • approval of neighborhood Design Guidelines for Ballard and Capitol Hill;
  • expansion of the Seattle Pacific University Major Institution Master Plan into nearby industrial lots;
  • several appointments to the Seattle Design Commission.

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

  • the official version of the ordinance loosening rules on ADUs and prohibiting McMansions;
  • an ordinance requiring the Human Services Department to provide for cost of living increases when renewing or renegotiating contracts with human services providers;
  • the appointment of Robert Humes as Director of the Department of Human Resources;
  • authorization for King County to submit to the ballot a renewal of the King County EMS levy;
  • historic landmark controls upon the Ainsworth and Dunn Warehouse, i.e. the “old spaghetti factory” building along the waterfront.

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

  • a briefing on a recent geographic and demographic analysis of hate crimes committed in Seattle from 2012-2016;
  • a briefing on the storage and access requirements for solid waste and recycling containers at multifamily and commercial buildings.

Tuesday afternoon, the Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renters Rights Committee meets and will consider two appointments to the Seattle Renters Commission.

Tuesday evening there will be a public hearing on the proposed ADU ordinance.

Wednesday morning, the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee meets. The agenda has not been published, but it likely to take up the King County EMS levy renewal.

Wednesday afternoon, the Finance and Neighborhoods Committee meets. It will take up the nomination of Robert Humes as Director of the Department of Human Resources.

Thursday morning, the Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers Rights Committee meets. The agenda has not been published yet, but it will probably continue its discussion of the ordinance requiring cost-of-living increases in HSD contracts.