This week in Council Chambers: October 18-22, 2021

It’s another mostly meeting-free week, as the Council continues its work on the 2022 city budget.

Monday morning’s Council Briefing has no special presentations or executive sessions planned.

Monday afternoon’s full City Council meeting should be short; there are only three appointments to the Seattle Renters Commission on the agenda.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes:

  • a bill establishing a Mobile Home Park Overlay District in north Seattle to protect the city’s two remaining mobile home parks from redevelopment;
  • a bill creating a registration process for tree service providers in Seattle;
  • all of the legislation that accompanied the Mayor’s proposed 2022 budget.
  • the three appointments to the Renters Commission up for approval Monday afternoon. This is a bit unusual; the appointments are referred directly to the full Council rather than going through a committee first, which is often done during the Budget season since committee meetings are suspended. But usually when that happens the appointees are interviewed at the Monday Council Briefing before being voted on in the afternoon, and in this case they are not on the Council Briefing agenda. So it currently appears that the Council is poised to approve these three appointments Monday afternoon without having met them. The Council generally allows for approving re-appointments without an appearance by the appointee, but these are all first-time appointments.

Late Monday afternoon the Seattle Parks District Board (consisting of the nine Councilmembers) will meet to hear a briefing on the proposed 2022 Parks District budget and to hold a public hearing on the budget.

There are no meetings for the rest of the week, while the Council starts to assemble proposed amendments to the Mayor’s proposed 2022 budget.

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