This week in Council Chambers

The Council returns from its two-week recess and picks up where it left off, in the rush to get legislation out the door before the budget — and the November election.

Because of the Labor Day holiday, Monday’s regular meetings are moved to Tuesday, and Tuesday’s regularly-scheduled meetings are moved to Friday.

Tuesday morning’s Council Briefing has no special presentations.

Tuesday afternoon’s full City Council meeting is scheduled to include final votes on:

  • an ordinance updating the city’s rental regulations to match recent changes in state law;
  • an ordinance requiring construction of protected bike lanes listed in the Bicycle Master Plan when those streets are repaved;
  • a resolution requesting SDOT to create a budget proposal for creating on-street bicycle and e-scooter parking;
  • a resolution requesting the Mayor to commit to building out the Bicycle Master Plan and prioritizing bicycle projects in the 2020 budget;
  • an ordinance authorizing a new Seattle City Light program for midsize business to build out solar installations;
  • an ordinance authorizing Seattle City Light to enter the Western energy Imbalance Market;
  • several land-use bills related to Seattle City Light.

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

  • an ordinance authorizing the Parks Department to acquire property along Thornton Creek to aid in wetlands restoration;
  • three appointments to the Museum Development Authority Governing Council;
  • four appointments to the Seattle Women’s Commission;
  • two appointments to the Seattle Human Rights Commission;
  • an ordinance renewing and updating the Multifamily Tax Exemption program.

Tuesday at noon, there will be a special “Lunch and Learn” session to discuss labor issues related to the “gig economy.”

Wednesday morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meets. On its agenda:

  • an ordinance updating the rules for SEPA review of land-use actions;
  • a public hearing and discussion of an ordinance making some zoning changes to protect Seattle Times Park.

Wednesday at noon, there will be a “Lunch and Learn” session to discuss the affordability of long-term care.

Wednesday afternoon, the Civic Development, Public Assets and Native Communities Committee will meet. The agenda has not been published yet, but it is expected to include a resolution on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls.

Thursday morning, the Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights Committee meets. It will continue its work on four bills related to protections for hotel workers.

Friday morning, the Governance, Equity and Technology Committee meets, and Friday afternoon, the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets. Agendas for these two meetings have not yet been published.

 

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