This week in Council Chambers

It’s February, and the Council is picking up speed — or at least starting to hold committee meetings in earnest. Also, Council member Mosqueda is expected to return this week from maternity leave.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing will include another briefing from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the ongoing state legislative session. You can read last week’s report from the OIR here.

Monday afternoon, the Council will take final votes on:

  • Council member Sawant’s resolution opposing India’s National Register of Citizens and Citizenship Amendment Act.
  • several appointments to the Seattle Fire Code Advisory Board.

Officially, Council member Sawant’s bill banning winter evictions is stillon the agenda Monday afternoon too, but Sawant sent out a note to her followers saying that the vote will be the following Monday, February 10th. No explanation has been given for the change.

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

  • an application to subdivide the Talaris Conference Center property near University Village. The property is landmarked and includes environmentally critical areas, and has been the subject of heated debate over plans to redevelop it.
  • A contract rezone application;
  • two appointments to committees.

Tuesday morning at 9am, there will be a public hearing in Council Chambers on the Waterfront LID assessment. This will be an opportunity for property owners to challenge their proposed LID assessments.

Wednesday morning the Transportation and Utilities Committee will meet. Thursday morning at 10am, the Public Assets and Native Communities Committee meets. Thursday afternoon, the Finance and Housing Committee meets. The agendas for these meetings have not yet been published.

Thursday evening at 5pm, the Community Economic Development Committee meets, and will continue its discussion of how to build “community wealth.”