This week in Council Chambers

The week starts out slow, but picks up on Wednesday and Thursday with committee discussion of high-profile legislation in the works.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing has no special presentations, but will include an hour of executive session with the city’s attorneys to discuss litigation-related issues.

Monday afternoon’s full City Council meeting has no legislation of significance on its agenda.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes:

  • an ordinance transferring jurisdiction over a piece of property adjacent to Seattle Center in preparation for construction of a new skate park.
  •  a pair of bills, one granting a partial street vacation for Children’s Hospital in Laurelhurst, and the other accepting property easements in return.
  • the creation of the Seattle SR 520 Bridge Replacement Oversight Board.

Tuesday morning, the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee meets. There is one item on its agenda: a discussion of a pilot program to collect garbage every other week (instead of weekly).

Tuesday at noon there is a special “Lunch and Learn” session to discuss the AIDS Memorial Pathway.

Wednesday morning, the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee meets. The agenda for he meeting has not yet been published.

Wednesday afternoon, the Finance and Neighborhoods Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not been published, but committee chair Sally Bagshaw has previously committed that at this meeting there would be votes on bill to establish separate funds and codify spending rules for the Sweetened Beverage Tax and the Short-term Rental Tax.

Thursday morning, the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers’ Rights Committee meets. The committee is expected to take up:

  • a bill requiring annual wage increases in HSD provider contracts;
  • four bills establishing rights and protections for hotel workers;
  •  a bill requiring owners of multi-family housing properties to post a notice of intent to sell well in advance of transacting a sale.