This week in Council Chambers

The first half of the week is packed.


Monday morning’s Council Briefing will include briefings from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the ongoing state legislative session, as well as on the city’s federal lobbying agenda.

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

  • a long list of advisory board appointments;
  • an ordinance requiring grocery workers to be paid an additional $4 per hour hazard pay during the remainder of the COVID emergency.

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

  • ordinances updating the city’s construction code and energy code;
  • a resolution sponsoring the newly-formed regional homeless authority’s application for membership in the Association of Washington Cities Risk Management Service Agency;
  • three appointments to the Seattle Renters Commission.

(expect some additional items to be “walked on” to the IRC Monday afternoon, since there are items expected to be discussed in committee this week that haven’t been introduced yet)

Tuesday morning, the Public Safety and Human Services Committee meets. On its agenda:

Tuesday afternoon the Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee meets. The agenda has not yet been published, but expect it to include:

  • discussion of a bill to extend the Mayor’s eviction moratorium until the end of 2021;
  • discussion of a potential bill to provide a right to legal counsel for individual facing eviction;
  • appointments to the Seattle Renters Commission.

Wednesday morning, the Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee meets. The agenda has not been published, but it should include amendments and votes on the proposed changes to the construction code and energy code.

Wednesday afternoon, the Select Committee on Homelessness Strategies and Investments meets, and will take up Council member Lewis’s bill loosening regulations on the construction of permanent supportive housing.


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