This week in Council Chambers: July 26, 2020

The Council votes to put the Seattle Transit Benefit District renewal on the ballot, and takes up changes to SPD’s budget.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing will include an executive session for the Council members to meet with city attorneys to discuss pending litigation and labor negotiations.

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

  • an ordinance placing a renewal of the Seattle Transit Benefit District on the November ballot, and a resolution expressing the Council’s desire to work with King County on a future countywide transit funding measure that would rely on more progressive revenue source and focus on equity and sustainability.
  • A resolution establishing the City Council’s goal to implement “Internet for All Seattle.”
  • Two resolutions approving agreements with Seattle Pacific University and Seattle Central College for citizens advisory committees to prepare updates to their Major Institution Master Plans.
  • Three appointments to the Seattle Planning Commission.

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

  • the previously-mentioned resolution to work with King County on progressive revenue options for transit funding;
  • two appointments to the newly-created King County Regional Homeless Authority.

Wednesday morning and afternoon, the Budget Committee meets again. It will vote on the proposed amendments to the 2020 budget (the ones unrelated to SPD) that it discussed last week , and it will begin discussion of SPD-related proposed amendments.


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