This week in Council chambers

A ban on winter evictions,  expanding tiny home villages, and a long list of new bills being introduced.

Monday morning,the weekly Council Briefing will include another briefing from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the ongoing state legislative session.

Monday afternon, the full City Council meeting will include votes on:

  • a ban on “winter evictions”;
  • a resolution setting priorities for the city’s upcoming contract negotiations with SPOG, the police officers’ union.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar is looong this week. Here are the new pieces of legislation it contains:

  • An ordinance authorizing the acceptance of $750,000 from the Parks Foundation for artwork along the AIDS Memorial Pathway;
  • The reintroduction of a bill eliminating the city’s Gift Catalogue and empowering city departments to manage their own reciept of gifts;
  • A resolution establishing a capital projects “Watch list” for 2020;
  • An ordinance authorizing the city to require development projects to mitigate the elimination of existing affordable housing units in certain neighborhoods of the city;
  • an ordinance upzoning the University District and implementing MHA requirements;
  • The reappointment of Nathan Torgelson as Director of SDCI;
  • a long list of property rezone applications;
  • applications by Seattle Central College and Seattle Pacific University to prepare new Major Institution Master Plans;
  • an ordinance conforming Seattle’s criminal code with updated state law.
  • a reintroduction of an ordinance requiring 180 days advance notice by residential landlords for all rent increases, regardless of size;
  • a reintroduction of an ordinance prohibiting natural gas piping in new commercial construction, effective July 1,2020.

Monday afternoon after the City Council meeting, the Select Committee on Homeless Strategies and Investments will meet, and take up the proposed expansion of “tiny home” villages and sanctioned encampments in the city.

Tuesday morning, the Public Safety and Human Services Committee meets. On its agenda:

  • a presentation from the Office of the Inspector General on its 2020 work plan;
  • a report from the Director of HSD.

Wednesday morning, the Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been released, but the committee is expected to include: