This week in Council Chambers: March 1-5, 2021

Lots of meetings to start the month of March.


Monday morning’s weekly Council Briefing will include another weekly briefing from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the ongoing state legislative session.

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

  • confirmation of the appointment of Steve Marchese as Director of the Office of Labor Standards;
  • a resolution adopting the Council’s 2021 Work Program;
  • an ordinance loosening the regulations on permanent supportive housing to make it cheaper and faster to build;
  • a resolution setting the hearing date for a list of appeals to Waterfront LID assessments.

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

  • An ordinance approving issuance of $8 million in bonds to fund new signage at the Seattle Center;
  • an ordinance granting a right to counsel, free of charge, for tenants in eviction proceedings;
  • an ordinance releasing a utility easement back to the City of Kirkland;
  • an ordinance allocating $15 million in transportation funds that were held in reserve while the legal challenge to I-976 worked its way through the courts.

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

  • the previously mentioned bond sale ordinance for Seattle Center signage;
  • the Council’s capital projects “watch list“;
  • a discussion of federal funding and the Council’s funding priorities;
  • an update on “hotel assistance.”

Tuesday afternoon the Public Assets and Native Communities Committee meets to hear appeals of Waterfront LID assessments.

Wednesday morning, the Transportation and Utilities Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been published.

Thursday morning, the Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee meets. The agenda has not been published, but it is expected to include several re-appointments to the Seattle Renters Commission and Council member Sawant’s bill to guarantee the right to counsel to tenants in eviction proceedings.


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