This week in Council Chambers

City Hall is closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so the regular meeting schedule is shifted around.

The regular Monday meetings will be held on Tuesday, and the regular Tuesday meetings will be on Friday.

Tuesday morning’s Council Briefing will include an update from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the ongoing state legislative session, and an executive session for the Council members to discuss pending litigation with city attorneys.

Tuesday afternoon’s full City Council meeting will include final votes on:

  • a resolution calling for cooperation between the US and Cuba on response to the COVID pandemic;
  • an ordinance extending interim floodplain regulations;
  • several appointments and reappointments, including to the Community Police Commission.

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

  • an ordinance establishing requirements for additional emergency and hazard compensation for grocery workers;
  • an ordinance accepting a street easement;
  • a resolution adopting Seattle City Light’s 2020 Integrated Resource Plan Progress Report;
  • several appointments and reappointments to boards and commissions.

Wednesday afternoon the Transportation and Utilities Commission meets (rescheduled to the afternoon so as not to conflict with the Presidential Inauguration).  On the agenda:

  • a long list of appointments and reappointments, including to the Community Technology Advisory Board, the Transit Advisory Board, the Bicycle Advisory Board, and the Pedestrian Advisory Board;
  • an ordinance authorizing Seattle City Light to accept the deed to a property in Skagit County;
  • An overview of the city’s Surveillance Ordinance;
  • a presentation from the City Auditor on an audit of the city’s use of automated license plate reader technology.

Friday morning the Community Economic Development Committee meets, and Friday afternoon the Finance and Housing Committee meets. The agendas for the meetings have not yet been published; the Finance and Housing Committee is expected to take up the ordinance requiring additional emergency and hazard compensation to grocery workers.


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