This week in Council Chambers

Behind the scenes, the Council is trying to decide what to do about fixing the 2020 budget, as well as how to respond to Judge Robart’s injunction against its ban on crowd-control weapons. Meanwhile, here’s what’s happening in public.

Monday morning’s weekly Council Briefing will include two executive sessions with the city’s attorneys to discuss potential or pending litigation.

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

  • a pair of bills adjusting the Mayor’s civil emergency order capping the commission that food-delivery companies can charge restaurants, such that it can be enforced through civil infractions instead of criminal misdemeanors;
  • approval of a collective bargaining agreement with the machinists’ union;
  • honorary designation of “Hayashi Avenue”
  • a rezone of property in the Rainier Beach for affordable housing.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes a long list of new pieces of legislation, including:

Tuesday morning, the Finance and Housing Committee meets. On the agenda:

Tuesday afternoon, the Community Economic Development Committee meets. It will take up the ordinance creating the EDI Advisory Board.

Wednesday morning, the Transportation and Utilities Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting had not been published, but it is expected to hear two reports:

  • a report from SDOT on bridge conditions across the city;
  • a report from the Seattle IT department on “Internet for All,” with an initial gap analysis and action plan.


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  1. The property transfer to Habitat for Humanity reminded me that nothing has been heard about the Ft. Lawton project for some time. Have you heard whether it is progressing or not?

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