This week in Council Chambers: May 10-14, 2021

Remember to bring provisions to Monday afternoon’s City Council meeting; it’s going to take a while.

Here’s what’s going on this week.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing will have no special presentations, but it will include another executive session with city attorneys to discuss pending litigation.

Monday afternoon’s full City Council meeting will be a long one: there are 46 items on the agenda, of which 35 are appointments to various boards and commissions. But the agenda also includes:

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

  • an ordinance enacting additional transparency requirements on companies hiring independent contractors;
  • the First Quarter 2021 Employment Ordinance;
  • a grant acceptance ordinance for the Department of Neighborhoods to fund post-census engagement;
  • an ordinance extending authorization for free street permits for temporary business uses through May 31, 2022;
  • an ordinance transferring the parking enforcement officers and SPD’s 911 call center to the new Community Safety and Communications Center.

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

  • the above-mentioned ordinance transferring positions from SPD into the Community Safety and Communications Center;
  • the long-pending proposed cut of $5.4 million from SPD’s budget.

Tuesday afternoon, the Governance and Education Committee meets. Its agenda includes:

Wednesday morning, the Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee meets. The agenda for the meting has not yet been published, but may include the newly-introduced bills to accept a grant for post-census engagement, and to extend authorization for temporary street-use permits for businesses.

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