This week in Council Chambers: June 14-18, 2021

The Council works through the details on ARPA relief funding, and more.

Monday morning’s weekly Council Briefing is not scheduled to include any special presentations or executive sessions.

Monday afternoon’s full City Council meeting will be another marathon session, with final votes scheduled on:

  • an ordinance lifting restrictions on $12 million of funding for expanding emergency homeless shelter;
  • three pieces of legislation wrapping up the Waterfront LID;
  • an ordinance establishing new signage regulations at Seattle Center;
  • an ordinance swapping land between SDOT and the Parks Department for a bike lane at Woodland Park;
  • an ordinance establishing new transparency and timely payment regulations for independent contractors in Seattle;
  • an ordinance requiring food-delivery businesses to have a written agreement with restaurants before listing them on their websites;
  • the 2021-2023 Housing Levy Administrative and Financial Plan;
  • two appointments to the Districting Commission;
  • a long list of other appointments to boards and commissions.

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

  • a collective bargaining agreement between the electrical workers union and Seattle City Light;
  • the appointment of Meghann McCann as Court Administrator of Seattle Municipal Court;
  • an ordinance approving a low-interest loan from the State of Washington to cover part of the cost of the Ship Canal Water Quality Project;
  • the Seattle City Light 2022-2026 Strategic Plan;
  • appointments to the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board.

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

  • a panel discussion on grocery workers’ hazard pay, with representatives from labor, the grocery industry, and King County Public Health;
  • the 2021-2023 Housing Levy Administrative and Financial Plan;
  • The “Seattle Rescue Plan” (two ordinances, here and here) appropriating funds from federal ARPA and HOPE grants to the city.

If the meeting runs over, then it will be continued at a special meeting of the Finance and Housing Committee on Wednesday afternoon.

Tuesday afternoon the Community Economic Development Committee meets. There is one item on the agenda: a trio of presentations on “building an equitable economy.”

Wednesday morning, the Transportation and Utilities Committee meets. Its agenda includes:

  • appointments to the Pedestrian Advisory Board;
  • the 2022-2026 Seattle City Light Strategic Plan and rate path;
  • the previously-mentioned low-interest loan from the State of Washington for the Ship Canal Water Quality Project;
  • a presentation from Sound Transit on realignment.

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