Action Summary, Tuesday 9/4/12

The following is a summation of Council actions at today’s 2:00 p.m. Full Council meeting.

PUBLIC SAFETY, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE:

1. Clerk File 312380 CONFIRMED (9 – 0)

Appointment and Oath of Office of Magdaleno M. Leno Rose-Avila as Director of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs.

 2. Council Bill 117538 PASSED (9 – 0)

Related to cable television; approving the transfer of the controlling interest in WaveDivision Holdings, LLC, parent company of WaveDivision I, LLC, holder of a nonexclusive Seattle cable franchise, to Oak Hill Capital Partners III, L.P., by a three-fourths vote of the City Council.

 SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON YESLER TERRACE:

3. Council Bill 117536 PASSED AS AMENDED (9 – 0)

Relating to the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace by the Housing Authority of the City of Seattle; and authorizing the Mayor to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the Housing Authority of the City of Seattle.

 4. Council Bill 117541 PASSED AS AMENDED (9 – 0)

Related to land use and zoning, amending various chapters of Title 23 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) to incorporate new zoning provisions for Yesler Terrace; adding a new SMC Chapter 23.75 to establish use provisions and development standards for the new Master Planned Community — Yesler Terrace (MPC-YT) zone, including an affordable housing incentive program as authorized by RCW 36.70A.540; amending SMC Section 25.05.800 to establish limits for categorical exemptions from environmental review in the MPC-YT zone; amending the Official Land Use Map, SMC Chapter 23.32, to rezone properties in the Yesler Terrace neighborhood from LR3 and DMR/C 65/65-85 to MPC-YT; approving and adopting Yesler Terrace Master Planned Community Design Guidelines; revising design review and platting procedures for the MPC-YT zone; and revising procedures for project review under a planned action ordinance; all to implement the Comprehensive Plan and to allow redevelopment of Yesler Terrace to achieve a mix of residential, commercial, and other uses; appropriate urban density; and more affordable housing, environmental sustainability, and publicly accessible open space than would be likely to result from development under existing zoning.          

 5. Council Bill 117540 PASSED (9 – 0)

Relating to redevelopment at Yesler Terrace, designating certain future proposed projects as planned actions pursuant to the State Environmental Policy Act, through use of a Planned Action Ordinance, and establishing certain requirements for these planned actions.           

 6. Resolution 31403 ADOPTED (9 – 0)

Stating the City of Seattle’s intent to assist the Friends of Little Saigon and other community members in the Little Saigon Neighborhood to explore the feasibility of a mixed-use project that would serve as a positive catalyst to preserve and enhance Little Saigon as a social, cultural, and economic hub.   

 7. Clerk File 311389 GRANTED AS CONDITIONED (9 – 0)

Petition of Seattle Housing Authority to vacate portions of streets and alleys within the Yesler Terrace Development in the general vicinity bounded by Interstate 5, Alder Street, Boren Avenue, and South Main Street.       

 ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE:

8. Council Bill 117490 PASSED (9 – 0)

Relating to the City Light Department; authorizing the execution of a confirmation agreement with Camp Reed Wind Park, LLC for the purchase of environmental attributes, which include 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.        

 9. Council Bill 117491 PASSED (9 – 0)

Relating to the City Light Department; authorizing the execution of a confirmation agreement with Thousand Springs Wind Park, LLC for the purchase of environmental attributes, which include 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.           

 10. Council Bill 117492 PASSED (9 – 0)

Relating to the City Light Department; authorizing the execution of a confirmation agreement with the Oregon Trail Wind Park, LLC for the purchase of environmental attributes, which include 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.        

 11. Council Bill 117493 PASSED (9 – 0)

Relating to the City Light Department; authorizing the execution of a confirmation agreement with Golden Valley Wind Park, LLC for the purchase of environmental attributes, which include 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.

 12. Council Bill 117494 PASSED (9 – 0)

Relating to the City Light Department; authorizing the execution of a confirmation agreement with Tuana Gulch Wind Park, LLC for the purchase of environmental attributes, which include 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.        

 13. Council Bill 117495 PASSED (9 – 0)

Relating to the City Light Department; authorizing the execution of a confirmation agreement with Salmon Falls Wind Park, LLC for the purchase of environmental attributes, which include 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.        

 14. Council Bill 117551 PASSED (9 – 0)

Relating to the City Light Department; declaring certain real property rights surplus to utility needs; authorizing the Superintendent to grant an easement to The Boeing Company for a stormwater drain pipe over a portion of the City’s Georgetown Steam Plant Flume Property; accepting payment for the true and full value of the easement; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.     

 15. Council Bill 117552 PASSED (9 – 0)

Relating to the City Light Department; declaring certain property rights surplus to utility needs; authorizing the Superintendent to execute a long-term ground lease with The Boeing Company for the use and occupancy of a portion of the City’s Georgetown Steam Plant Flume Property; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

 TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE:

16. Council Bill 117527 PASSED (9 – 0)

Accepting the gift of an automated bicycle counter, a display totem, funding for installation of the counter and totem, and a website to share resulting counts with the public, and ratifying and confirming prior acts.

 17. Council Bill 117528 PASSED (9 – 0)

Relating to the Burke-Gilman Trail; accepting an Easement Agreement between Inland Properties, Inc., as grantor, and the City of Seattle, as grantee, dated March 10, 1992, and an Easement Agreement among Inland Properties, Inc. and Fremont Dock Company, as grantors, and the City of Seattle, as grantee, dated March 10, 1992; authorizing the Director of Transportation to acquire, accept, and record, on behalf of the City of Seattle, a Trail Easement Agreement among Fremont Dock Co., The Quadrant Corporation, Fremont Lake Union Center LLC, Park View Waterside LLC, SMB of Seattle, LLC, Limpopo Properties, LLC, BBK Lake View, LLC, and Quadrant Lake Union Center Owners’ Association, as grantors, and the City of Seattle, as grantee; placing the real property interests conveyed by such easement agreements under the jurisdiction of the Seattle Department of Transportation; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

 18. Council Bill 117532 PASSED (9 – 0)

Granting CCSDC, LLC permission to construct, maintain, and operate a rooftop photovoltaic array over the sidewalk areas of East Madison Street, 15th Avenue, and East Pike Street, and to the centerline of the alley between East Madison Street and East Pike Street, as part of the construction of the new Bullitt Center at 1501 East Madison Street; for a ten-year term, renewable for two successive ten-year terms; specifying the conditions under which this permit is granted; and providing for the acceptance of the permit and conditions.

 19. Resolution 31398 ADOPTED (9 – 0)

Granting conceptual approval to construct, maintain, and operate a skybridge over and across Eastlake Avenue East, north of Aloha Street, as proposed by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

 20. Clerk File 312319 GRANTED AS CONDITIONED (9 – 0)

Application of IRIS Holdings, LLC, to vacate a portion of Broad Street between Harrison Street and Sixth Avenue North as initiated by Resolution 31374.   

 GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE:

21. Council Bill 117553 ADOPTED (9 – 0)         

Relating to City employment commonly referred to as the Second Quarter 2012 Employment Ordinance; establishing new titles and/or salaries; designating positions as exempt from Civil Service status and amending Seattle Municipal Code Section 4.13.010; returning a position to Civil Service status; and ratifying and confirming prior acts; all by a 2/3 vote of the City Council.           

 22. Clerk File 312493 CONFIRMED (9 – 0)

Appointment of Kendee Yamaguchi as member, Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission, for a term of confirmation to December 31, 2012.     

 23. Clerk File 312494 CONFIRMED (9 – 0)

Reappointment of Kendee Yamaguchi as member, Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission, for a term of confirmation to December 31, 2015.     

 24. Clerk File 312491 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Reappointment of Marty Yellam as member, Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, for a term of confirmation to July 1, 2015.   

 25. Clerk File 312492 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)

Reappointment of Karen C. DeVenaro as member, Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, for a term of confirmation to July 1, 2015.           

 PARKS AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE:

26. Council Bill 117533 PASSED (7 – 0)

Accepting a quit claim deed from King County for real property in South Seattle that has been used for a portion of the Angel Morgan P-Patch; assigning jurisdiction of the property to the Department of Neighborhoods; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.         

 27. Council Bill 117534 PASSED (7 – 0)

Relating to the P-Patch Program, authorizing the transfer of jurisdiction over certain city-owned parcels in the Rainier Valley neighborhood from the Department of Finance and Administrative Services and the Seattle Department of Transportation to the Department of Neighborhoods.       

 28. Council Bill 117554 PASSED (7 – 0)

Relating to the City of Seattle’s Department of Parks and Recreation and Atlantic City Nursery; authorizing the Superintendent to enter into a five-year agreement, with options to extend, with Seattle Tilth and the Friends of Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands to operate and provide management of the Atlantic City Nursery located at 5513 S. Cloverdale Street, Seattle, WA 98118.

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