This week in Council Chambers

It looks to be a quiet week in cyberspace City Hall.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing will include a presentation from the Northwest Healthcare Response Network, the association of hospitals and medical facilities that coordinates emergency response in our region. The Council Briefing will also include an executive session with city attorneys to discuss potential or pending litigation.

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

  • an ordinance imposing rent control on commerical properties being rented to small businesses and nonprofits;
  • a modification to the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise levy to allow revenues to be spent on emergency childcare for first responders and essential employees;
  • an ordinance temporarily suspending deadlines for the duties of the Office of the Hearing Examiner.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar is short, containing only a fiarly rotuine land use bill and one commission appointment.

There are currently no committee meetings scheduled this week.


  1. I’m surprised there is not an announcement for the Select Budget Committee to meet this week. I thought the council would want to take up the Amazon Tax on an expedited basis. Do you have any thoughts on when council member Mosqueda may look to set up the first meeting to look at that legislation?

    1. Mosqueda missed the Council Briefing this morning, but her office tells me that the first Budget Committee meeting on the Amazon Tax will be next Wednesday, April 22, at 10am.

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