Action Summary for Monday, 12/12/11

The following is a summation of Council actions taken at today’s 2 p.m. Full Council meeting.

Councilmember Rasmussen Not Present.

 

FULL COUNCIL:

1. Council Bill 117235 PASSED AS AMENDED (8 – 0)

Relating to land use and zoning; amending Sections 22.900G.010, 22.900G.015, 23.41.012, 23.47A.012, 23.73.009, 23.73.010, and 23.84A.038, and adding new Sections 23.73.005, 23.73.012, 23.73.014, 23.73.016, 23.73.018, and 23.73.024 to the Seattle Municipal Code, and amending the fee schedules for the Department of Neighborhoods and Office of Housing, in order to designate a Conservation Core area within the Pike/Pine Conservation Overlay District and to establish and administer a transfer of development potential program for the Conservation Overlay District to better preserve and enhance the character of the Pike/Pine neighborhood.

2. Council Bill 117363 PASSED (8 – 0)

Relating to the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission; authorizing the Executive Director to execute an agreement with the City of Kirkland for implementing an ongoing independent ethics program for the City of Kirkland and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

 

FINANCE AND BUDGET COMMITTEE:

3. Council Bill 117359 PASSED (8 – 0)

Relating to City employment, to be known as the 2012 Pay Zone Ordinance; adjusting the pay zone structures for the City’s discretionary pay programs for the year 2012.

4. Council Bill 117360 PASSED (8 – 0)

Relating to City employment commonly referred to as the Fourth Quarter 2011 Employment Ordinance; establishing new titles and/or salaries; designating positions as exempt from Civil Service status; and ratifying and confirming prior acts; all by a 2/3 vote of the City Council.

5. Council Bill 117368 PASSED (7 – 1, BAGSHAW)

Relating to City employment; adding a new section to Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 4.34 that authorizes eligible City of Seattle employees to convert accumulated and unused vacation to cash to benefit relief efforts on behalf of victims of natural disasters.

6. Council Bill 117358 PASSED (8 – 0)

Relating to the regulation of limousines; authorizing the Director of Finance and Administrative Services to enforce state limousine laws; adopting local laws regulating limousines consistent with state limousine laws; authorizing a cooperative agreement with the Washington Department of Licensing for the enforcement of limousine laws and regulations; creating a new Chapter 6.320 in the Seattle Municipal Code; amending the 2012 budget; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts; all by a three-fourths vote of the City Council.

7. Council Bill 117357 PASSED AS AMENDED (8 – 0)

Related to the 2011 Budget; amending Ordinance 123442, which adopted the 2011 Budget, including the 2011-2016 Capital Improvement Program (CIP); changing appropriations to various departments and budget control levels, and from various funds in the Budget; making cash transfers between various City funds; revising project allocations for certain projects in the 2011-2016 CIP; creating exempt positions; creating new positions; authorizing expenditures; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.

8. Council Bill 117356 PASSED AS AMENDED (8 – 0)

Authorizing, in 2011, acceptance of funding from non-City sources; authorizing the heads of the Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Police Department, Department of Information Technology, Department of Parks and Recreation, the Office for Civil Rights, Human Services Department, Seattle City Light, Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle Public Utilities to accept specified grants and private funding and to execute, deliver, and perform corresponding agreements; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

9. Clerk File 311905 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Appointment of Nora Masters as member, Audit Committee, for a term of confirmation to December 12, 2013.

10. Clerk File  311906 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Appointment of Russell M. Lidman as member, Audit Committee, for a term of confirmation to December 12, 2014.

 

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE:

11. Council Bill 117362 PASSED AS AMENDED (8 – 0)

Relating to economic development; creating an Economic Development Commission to advise and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council; and establishing a new Chapter 3.15 of the Seattle Municipal Code.

12. Resolution 31340 ADOPTED (8 – 0)

Setting forth the 2012 State Legislative Agenda of the City of Seattle.

13. Resolution 31343 ADOPTED AS AMENDED (8 – 0)

Revising certain City Council rules and procedures; adopting a new set of Rules and Procedures of the Seattle City Council to supersede those adopted by Resolution 31171 and amended by Resolution 31205.

14. Clerk File 311880 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Reappointment of Tom Early as member, Urban Forestry Commission, for a term of confirmation to December 1, 2014.

15. Clerk File 311881 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Reappointment of Peg Staeheli as member, Urban Forestry Commission, for a term of confirmation to December 1, 2014.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE:

16. Council Bill 117344 PASSED (8 – 0)

Relating to indigent public defense services; authorizing the City Budget Director to execute a contract for services with a third public defense agency.

17. Clerk File 311909 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Appointment of William J. Hawe as member, Office of Professional Accountability Review Board, for a term of confirmation to August 31, 2012.

18. Clerk File 311907 FILED (8 – 0)

Report and update of the Office of Professional Accountability (OPA) investigation numbered OPA-IS 11-0022 of Seattle Police Department Employees.

19. Clerk File 311750 FILED (8 – 0)

June 2011 Report of the Police Intelligence Auditor, filed pursuant to Ordinance 108333(Seattle Municipal Code 14.12).

20. Clerk File 311739 FILED (8 – 0)

Response of the Police Chief to the June 2011 Report of the Police Intelligence Auditor, filed pursuant to Ordinance 108333 (Seattle Municipal Code 14.12).

 

ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY, AND CIVIL RIGHTS COMMITTEE:

21. Council Bill 117341 PASSED (8 – 0)

Relating to the City Light Department; authorizing the execution of a confirmation agreement with J.P. Morgan Ventures Energy Corporation for the purchase of environmental attributes from a 10 MW share of the Stateline Wind Project in the form of renewable energy certificates that are necessary or convenient for meeting the requirements of the Washington State Energy Independence Act; and further authorizing the execution of other necessary and convenient agreements for the receipt, tracking, transferring, management, and sale of the environmental attributes.

22. Council Bill 117342 PASSED (8 – 0)

Relating to the City Light Department; authorizing the execution of two confirmation agreements with Power County Wind Park North, LLC and Power County Wind Park South, LLC for the purchase of environmental attributes in the form of renewable energy certificates that are necessary or convenient for meeting the requirements of the Washington State Energy Independence Act; and further authorizing the execution of other necessary and convenient agreements for the receipt, tracking, transferring, management, and sale of the environmental attributes.

23. Council Bill 117343 PASSED (8 – 0)

Relating to the City Light Department; authorizing the Superintendent of Seattle City Light to execute an agreement with Bonneville Power Administration and Puget Sound Energy Corporation for the Preferred Puget Sound Area Plan of Service Projects and Cost Allocation; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

24. Clerk File 311889 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Reappointment of Dane G. Boog as member, Seattle LGBT Commission, for a term of confirmation to April 30, 2012.

25. Clerk File 311890 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Appointment of Aric Hunter Lane as member, Seattle LGBT Commission, for a term of confirmation to April 30, 2012.

26. Clerk File 311891 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Appointment of Caila Nickerson as member, Seattle LGBT Commission, for a term of confirmation to April 30, 2013.

27. Clerk File 311899 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Appointment of Michael L. Barta as member, Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities, for a term of confirmation to April 30, 2013.

28. Clerk File 311898 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Reappointment of Joshuah C. Marshall as member, Seattle Human Rights Commission, for a term of confirmation to July 22, 2013.

29. Clerk File 311896 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Appointment of Michael P. Plengrat as member, Seattle Human Rights Commission, for a term of confirmation to July 22, 2012.

30. Clerk File 311897 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Appointment of Greg P. Ramirez as member, Seattle Human Rights Commission, for a term of confirmation to July 22, 2013.

 

COMMITTEE ON THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT:

31. Clerk File 311838 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Appointment of Mary Fialko as member, Seattle Design Commission, for a term of confirmation to September 1, 2012.

32. Clerk File 311915 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Appointment of Shannon Loew as member, Seattle Design Commission, for a term of confirmation to March 1, 2013.

33. Clerk File 311911 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Appointment of Karen L. Yoshitomi as member, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority Council, for a term of confirmation to December 31, 2012.

34. Clerk File 311912 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Reappointment of Josephine Tamayo Murray as member, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority Council, for a term of confirmation to December 31, 2013.

35. Clerk File 311913 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Reappointment of Michael Omura as member, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority Council, for a term of confirmation to December 31, 2013.

36. Clerk File 311914 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Appointment of Jennifer Phang as member, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority Council, for a term of confirmation to December 31, 2014.

37. Clerk File 311811 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Reappointment of Michael Wu as member, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority Council, for a term of confirmation to December 31, 2012.

38. Clerk File 311848 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Appointment of David C. Chang as member, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority Council, for a term of confirmation to December 31, 2014.

39. Clerk File 311885 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Appointment of Boting Zhang as member, Seattle Design Review Board, for a term of confirmation to September 1, 2012.

40. Clerk File 311687 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Appointment of Jacob Connell as member, Seattle Design Review Board, for a term of confirmation to April 4, 2013.

41. Clerk File 311700 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Appointment of Cassie Hibbert as member, Landmarks Preservation Board, for a term of confirmation to September 1, 2012.

42. Clerk File 311701 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Reappointment of Kathleen H. Durham as member, Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board, for a term of confirmation to June 30, 2013.

43. Clerk File 311774 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Appointment of Katheryn H. Krafft as member, Historic Seattle Preservation and Development Authority Council, for a term of confirmation to November 30, 2014.

44. Clerk File 311641 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Reappointment of Erin Doherty as member, Pioneer Square Preservation Board, for a term of confirmation to March 1, 2014.

45. Clerk File 311642 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Reappointment of Ann Brown as member, Pioneer Square Preservation Board, for a term of confirmation to March 1, 2014.

46. Clerk File 311886 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Reappointment of Bill Sherman as member, Seattle Ethics and Election Commission, for a term of confirmation to December 31, 2014.

 

ADOPTION OF OTHER RESOLUTIONS:

47. Resolution 31346 ADOPTED (8 – 0)

In support of reducing greenhouse gas pollution, requesting the Environmental Protection Agency to use the Clean Air Act to enforce tighter controls on greenhouse gas emissions.

 


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