This week in Council Chambers

The Council finishes up the 2021 budget tomorrow.

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

Following the Council Briefing, the Budget Committee meets one last time to ties up a few loose ends on the 2021 city budget, then vote it out of committee. Most of the last-minute changes are minor and technical, but the committee will take up one last budget amendment that would cut $2 million from SPD’s staffing budget, increasing the likelihood that the department won’t grow its total number of hired employees next year.

Monday afternoon, the full City Council meets. It will approve the 2020 supplemental budget, the 2021 budget, and all of the pieces of legislation accompanying the 2021 budget package.

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

  • several appointments to the Seattle Center Advisory Commission;
  • approval of a lot subdivision in Ballard;
  • a couple of easement acceptance ordinances on behalf of Seattle City Light;
  • an ordinance authorizing a land-swap between Seattle Public Utilities and WSDOT to reroute the Cedar River water pipeline near the Renton “S” curves;
  • an agreement between SPU and the King County Fire District for fire protection and EMS services for certain water system properties in King County.

Tuesday afternoon, the Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been published, but it is expected to take up several committee appointments.



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