This week in Council Chambers

The budget is done, Thanksgiving is last week’s news, Pacheco is out and Pedersen is in, and three sitting Council members have only two weeks left to legislate before they leave office.  Welcome to December!

Monday morning’s Council Briefing includes a discussion of the city’s proposed legislative agenda for the upcoming state legislative session, and an executive session for the Council members to discuss legal issues with the city’s attorneys.

Monday afternoon’s full City Council meeting will include final votes on eight appointments to a variety of commissions and advisory boards.

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

  • several employment related bills, including several collective bargaining agreements and changes to the pay grades for multiple classes of city employees;
  • a resolution updating the General Rules and Procedures for the Council;
  • a handful of minor land-use bills;
  • the Q4/2019 supplemental budget update ordinance;
  • a long list of appointments to commissions and advisory boards.

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

  • an update to the city’s gift acceptance policy;
  • a proposed update to the Technology Matching Fund program;
  • an easement agreement for Seattle City Light to access a portion of Boeing Field.

Tuesday afternoon the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets. It will take up:

Wednesday afternoon, the Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities Committee meets. On its agenda:

  • a report on the legislation authorizing the Monorail to accept ORCA cards;
  • authorization of a land acquisition for Pettis Park;
  • the proposed agreement with Seattle Aquarium for the construction of the Ocean Pavilion;
  • appointments to the Central Waterfront Oversight Committee.

Thursday evening at 5:30pm, there will be a joint meeting of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee; the Select Labor Committee; and the Community Police Commission for a required public hearing in advance of the city beginning a new round of labor negotiations with SPOG.