Thanksgiving’s over, and now begins the three-week sprint before the Council begins its December recess.
Monday morning’s Council Briefing has two presentations on the agenda: one on the Legislative Department’s Race and Social Justice Initiative work, and one on an early draft of the city’s legislative agenda for the upcoming state legislative session.
Monday afternoon’s full City Council meeting has three items on the agenda:
- ordinance expanding the emergency bill assistance programs for Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities;
- approval of a collective bargaining agreement with the union representing employees of the Office of Emergency Management.
This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes the following new bills:
- an ordinance establishing Juneteenth as a legal holiday;
- the Q4 employment ordinance;
- an update to the city’s Housing Action Plan submitted to HUD;
- a landmark designation;
- an update to the city’s Energy Code;
- appointments to several committees and advisory boards.
Tuesday afternoon the Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not been published, but it is expected to discuss:
- an ordinance establishing rent control in Seattle (if the state ban is ever lifted);
- an ordinance granting the Green New Deal Oversight Board more authority to prevent the city from working with banks that fund fossil fuel projects.
Other meetings scheduled for later this week, for which agendas have not yet been published:
- Wednesday morning: Transportation and Utilities;
- Wednesday afternoon: Governance and Education. The Council will discuss an update to the Council’s rules and procedures;
- Friday morning: Land Use and Neighborhoods.