This week in Council Chambers

The payroll tax spending plans come up for final approval, and the budget committee gets down to brass tacks in rebalancing the 2020 budget. Also, what’s happening with tree protection in the city.


Monday morning’s Council Briefing has no special presentations or executive sessions.

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

  • the Council’s plan to borrow $86 million from the city’s reserve funds for COVID-19 relief this year;
  • the “Jump Start Seattle” payroll tax spending plan;
  • an ordinance authorizing Seattle Public Utilities to acquire parcels of land in South Seattle;
  • an ordinance temporarily suspending the enforcement of personal liability provisions in commercial leases;
  • an update to the city’s floodplain regulations.

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

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

  • public hearings on the land use omnibus bill and Council member Strauss’s “child care near you” bill;
  • a report from the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections and the Office of Sustainability and the Environment on the city’s tree protection efforts.

Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, the Budget Committee meets. It will be formally introducing amendments to the Mayor’s proposed 2020 rebalanced city budget.


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