This week in Council Chambers

It’s going to be a busy start to the week. Here’s what’s up.

Monday morning’s weekly Council Briefing has no special presentations or executive session scheduled.

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

  • A collective bargaining agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers covering Seattle City Light workers;
  • A pair of bills (here and here) encompassing the “Seattle Rescue Plan” for spending federal ARPA relief funds;
  • The Housing Levy Administrative and Financial Plan for 2021-2023;
  • A low-interest loan in support of the Ship Canal Water Quality Project;
  • Appointments to the Pedestrian Advisory Board.

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

  • An update to the Council’s ban of use of “less lethal weapons” by SPD;
  • A collective bargaining agreement with the Seattle Fire Chiefs Association;
  • Appointments to the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission, the Landmarks Preservation Board, and the Green New Deal Oversight Board;
  • an update to the tree protection plan for Yesler Terrace.

Monday afternoon, the Parks District Board (made up of the nine Council members) meets. It will consider two resolutions:

  • a one-year delay of the planning cycle for the Parks District;
  • combining the Parks Commission and the Parks District Oversight Committee into one body.

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

  • the appointment of Meghan McCann as Seattle Municipal Court Administrator;
  • a presentation and discussion of the Council’s investments in health and crisis response;
  • the bill updating the Council’s ban on SPD’s use of less-lethal weapons, which was blocked by Judge Robart last summer. This will be a discussion only; the committee will not vote on it at this meeting.

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

  • several appointments to the Green New Deal Oversight Board;
  • a discussion of the “Stop the Money” campaign against fossil fuel infrastructure;
  • a bill requiring landlords to provide six months advance notice of rent increases;
  • a bill requiring landlord to pay relocation assistance when a tenant is “economically evicted” due to rent increases.

Wednesday morning, the Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee meets, and Wednesday afternoon the Committee on Homelessness Strategies and Investments meets. The agendas for the meetings have not yet been published.

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