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This Week in Council Chambers

Monday morning in the weekly Council Briefing, the Council will get another briefing from the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs on the ongoing state legislative session.

Monday afternoon’s Full Council meeting will feature final votes on several items, including:

  • the MHA upzone for downtown and South Lake Union;
  • a resolution retiring old, inactive bills that never moved forward;
  • an update to the SEPA review exemption rules for “infill” development projects downtown;
  • an update to the funding plan for the Yesler Terrace public housing project;
  • a lease agreement for new office space for the Customer Service Center in the Central district.

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

  • the recently announced legal defense fund for immigrants and refugees;
  • authorization for issuing $205 million of bonds to finance improvements to the city’s drainage and wastewater system.
  • A request to extend a granted alley vacation in the Denny Triangle (actually this would be its second extension).

Tuesday morning, the Civil Right, utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee meets. On its agenda:

  • authorization for Seattle Public Utilities to apply to the Recreation Conservation Funding Board for a $150,000 grant to maintain and improve the Rattlesnake Ledge Trail.
  • the previously-mentioned bond issuance for the city’s drainage and wastewater system;
  • a report from the City Auditor on what went wrong with the development of the new NCIS billing and customer service system for Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle City Light.

Tuesday afternoon’s Energy and Environment Committee meeting has been cancelled.

Wednesday morning the Gender Equity, Safe Communities and New Americans Committee meets. The agenda has not yet been published, but the legal defense fund for immigrants and refugees is expected to be discussed. The GESCNA committee also meets Friday morning.

Wednesday afternoon, the Human Services and Public Health Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been published.

This week in Council Chambers

Monday morning, the Council Briefing will include another weekly briefing from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the state legislative session.

Monday afternoon in the Full Council meeting, the Council will take a final vote on approving an omnibus bill that makes a series of minor updates to the city’s land use and zoning codes. It will also vote on a 12-year lease for the Roger Dahl Rifle Training Range at West Seattle Stadium, and on a bill establishing a funding plan for the Office of Labor Standards using business license tax revenues.

This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar includes a few items of note:

  • Two bills related to the proposed Mercy Housing Northwest low-income housing projects at Sand Point (here and here);
  • A contract rezone for a Fremont residential property;
  • Six appointments t the Seattle-King County Aging and Disability Services Advisory Council;
  • An update to the Sound Transit construction agreement reimburse the city for a number of East Link construction-related expenses;
  • an ordinance accepting deeds for a number of street alleys that resulted from construction projects.

Tuesday morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meets.  It will continue its discussion of the proposed MHA-related upzone of South Lake Union and downtown.

Tuesday afternoon, the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meets. On its agenda:

  • three appointments to the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board;
  • an update on the Vision Zero program;
  • an update on the Center City Bike Network;
  • a report from the Pedestrian Advisory Board;
  • the aforementioned bill accepting deeds for alleys;
  • the previously-mentioned Sound Transit-related bill.

Wednesday morning’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities and New Americans Committee has been cancelled.

Wednesday afternoon the Human Services and Public Health Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting has not yet been published.