The payroll tax comes up for final vote, and the Council digs into the 2020 budget.
Monday morning’s Council Briefing has no special presentations scheduled.
Monday afternoon’s full City Council meeting will include final votes on:
- the new payroll tax and the accompanying high-level spending plan;
- a modification to the city’s Action Plan for federal HUD grant funding;
- an ordinance accepting COVID-19 grant funding.
This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes the following new pieces of legislation:
- grant acceptance ordinances for SDOT and the Parks Department;
- a resolution stating the Council’s support for unbanked money transfer operators;
- a resolution “establishing the City Council’s goal to implement ‘Internet for All Seattle'”;
- a rezone of a property in the Rainier Beach neighborhood;
- a long list of bills related to the rebalancing of the 2020 budget, including policy changes for the emergency fund, the “rainy day” fund, Parks District funds, and Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy funds to allow more flexibility in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis;
- a resolution declaring that the city will write one-year budget for 2021, instead of the typical two-year budget for 2021-2022.
Wednesday morning and afternoon, the Budget Committee meets. It will dive deeper into the Mayor’s proposed rebalancing package for 2020, including finishing the City Budget Office presentation from a few weeks ago and hearing from a community panel Also, it will hold a public hearing on the budget at 4pm.
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