This week in Council Chambers

Monday is a holiday, so the regular Monday meetings are on Tuesday and the regular Tuesday meetings move to Friday.

Here’s what’s up.

Monday Mayor Durkan will deliver the annual State of the City Address at 5:05pm, which will be streamed live on the Seattle Channel (and probably on some local broadcast stations).

Tuesday morning at the weekly Council Briefing, there will be another update by the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the ongoing state legislative session.

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

  • a resolution expressing the Council’s support of the state legislature passing taxes on “big business” but urging it not to preempt the city from passing its own;
  • an update to the city’s fire code;
  • a resolution scheduling appeals hearings for appeals to the Waterfront LID assessments;
  • a resolution establishing principles for the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes the following new bills:

  • Several appointments to the Seattle Planning Commission;
  • An update to the Council’s capital projects “watch list”;
  • a bill authorizing SDOT to sign an agreement with King County Metro for enhanced bus service, paid for by the recently-approved Seattle Transportation Benefit District.

Wednesday the Transportation and Utilities Committee meets. On its agenda:

  • Seattle City Light’s Integrated Resource Plan Progress Report;
  • the previously-mentioned agreement with Metro on enhanced bus service.

Friday the Finance and Housing Committee meets. The official agenda has not been released, but it is expected to include:

  • confirmation of Steve Marchese as Director of the Office of Labor Standards;
  • the update to the capital projects watch list;
  • possibly an update from the City Budget Office on federal funding opportunities for COVID relief and economic stimulus.



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