It’s going to be a busy week of committee meetings, so let’s dive in.
Monday morning’s Council Briefing has no special presentations or executive sessions scheduled.
Monday afternoon’s full City Council meeting is scheduled to include final votes on:
- a long-term lease and operating agreement for the the Georgetown Steam Plant property;
- Seattle City Light’s 2022-2026 Strategic Plan and five-year rate path;
- an ordinance doing some cleanup paperwork related to financing the West Seattle Bridge repairs;
- approval of the Office of Housing’s acquisition of two parcels of land in South Park for affordable housing redevelopment.
This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes the following new bills:
- an ordinance delaying the start of the heating oil tax;
- an ordinance creating an independent Office of Economic and Revenue Forecasts;
- an ordinance making temporary changes to zoning for street-level spaces downtown to aid in economic recovery;
- four appointments to the Green New Deal Oversight Board.
Tuesday morning the Public Safety and Human Services Committee meets. On its agenda:
- A mid-year report from the OPA, OIG, and CPC;
- presentation of a policy proposal for gig worker minimum wages;
- a discussion and possible vote on the Council’s latest version of a ban on SPD’s use of “less lethal” weapons.
Tuesday afternoon the Governance and Education Committee meets. Its agenda includes:
- an ordinance moving certain public records officer positions back into the civil service ranks;
- the previously-mentioned ordinance creating an independent Office of Economic and Revenue Forecasts;
- the 2020-2021 annual update on the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy school year.
Wednesday morning, the Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been published.
Thursday afternoon, the Sustainability and Renters’ Rights Committee meets. The agenda has not yet been published but it is expected to include:
- discussions of a bill requiring landlords to provide six months’ advance notice of rent increases, and a bill requiring landlords to pay relocation assistance for “economic evictions.” Councilmember Sawant has previously stated that she intends to vote the bills out of committee at the following committee meeting on July 27th;
- the previously-mentioned four appointments to the Green New Deal Oversight Board;
- a continuation of the committee’s discussion of rent control.
Friday afternoon, the Public Assets and Native Communities Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been published.
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