Monday afternoon is all about the police.
It’s going to be crazy busy in City Hall this week.
A hodge-podge of committee meetings coming up… nothing terribly exciting.
There’s a lot happening, legislatively-speaking, this week in City Hall, including consideration of two new taxes.
Monday morning at its weekly Council Briefing, the Office of Intergovernmental Relations will give its last regularly-scheduled briefing on the state legislative session — though it may give irregular updates the special session progresses.
Also Monday morning, the Select Committee on the Budget meets to receive an update from the City Budget Office on city revenues and the economic climate.
Monday afternoon’s Full Council meeting will feature the approval of 29 appointments.
This week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar has another 15 appointments.
Tuesday morning, the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee meets. There’s bad news and good news: The bad news is a briefing on the draft 5-year business plan for Seattle Public Utilities, and rates are going up more than they thought they would need to raise them. The good news is briefings on two cool programs: Josephine, and the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association.
Tuesday afternoon, the Energy and Environment Committee meets. On its agenda are two items:
- a report on Seattle City Light’s Race and Social Justice Initiative;
- an ordinance granting an easement to King County for running a drainpipe from a new sewer overflow treatment plant to the Duwamish River.
Wednesday morning, the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, and New Americans Committee meets. The agenda has not been published for this meeting yet. UPDATE 4/24: the committee will continue its work on the police accountability legislation.
Wednesday afternoon, the Human Services and Public Health Committee meets. The agenda for the meeting is not yet published.
There’s a lot going on this week, so let’s jump in.
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.
It’s going to be a busy week in committees.
This week features the kickoff of the new Select Committee on Civic Arenas, plus some other interesting committee discussions.
A lot is happening this week.