This week in Council Chambers

There’s a lot happening in City Hall this week — and let’s not forget a big election on Tuesday.

Monday morning’s weekly Council Briefing has no special presentations.

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

  • three gifts to the Parks Department;
  • an ordinance updating the city’s criminal code to match the state’s with regard to handling DNA evidence;
  • a street vacation and property easement swap with Children’s Hospital;
  • adoption of an updated Commute Trip Reduction Strategic Plan;
  • a resolution expressing concern with the Navy’s testing and training program in coastal waters for fear of the effects on the orcas.

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

  • an ordinance relieving tenants experiencing domestic violence from liability for damage done to the landlord’s property by the perpetrator;
  • an ordinance authorizing transfer of a city-owned property for use by Homestead Community Land Trust to build affordable housing;
  • an ordinance reforming SEPA requirement and administrative appeals processes;
  • a resolution identifying potential Comprehensive Plan amendments for adoption in 2020;
  • an ordinance requiring major street paving projects to include protected bike lanes as identified in the Bicycle Master Plan;
  • an ordinance authorizing $9 million for the next phase of planning for the Center City Connector streetcar;
  • a resolution requesting that the Mayor commit to building out the Bicycle Master Plan and identify funding for priority projects in the plan;
  • a “Green New Deal” resolution.

Tuesday morning the Governance, Equity and Technology Committee meets. On its agenda:

  • adding a “code reviser” position to the City Attorney’s Office to fix minor technical issues in the Seattle Municipal Code;
  • an ordinance making allocations to projects for the city’s Technology Matching Fund;
  • an ordinance approving SDOT’s use of traffic cameras and license plate readers.

Tuesday afternoon the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets. Its agenda includes:

  • O’Brien’s “Green New Deal” resolution;
  • an annual update on the Transportation Equity Program;
  • the approval of $9 million to continue planning for the Center City Connector streetcar;
  • A quarterly update from the Move Seattle Levy Oversight Committee;
  • a briefing on a study done on potential Transportation Impact Fees.

Wednesday morning,t he Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meets. It has on its agenda:

  • docketing potential Comprehensive Plan updates for consideration in 2020;
  • the SEPA reform ordinance (briefing and discussion only — no vote);
  • a “Neighborhoods For All” report from the Seattle Planning commission on how to change the city’s single-family zoned neighborhoods to expand opportunity,

Friday morning, Finance and Neighborhoods Committee meets, and Friday afternoon the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets again. The agenda for the meetings have not yet been announced.

 

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