Action Summary, Monday 5/20/2013

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

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE:
1. Council Bill 117773 (PDF Version) PASS (9 – 0)
Accepting for general street purposes 18 deeds, four correction deeds, and a re-recording of quit claim deed, conveyed to the City of Seattle by the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (“Sound Transit”) in connection with t he Central Link Light Rail Transit Project as agreed to in a Property Acquisition and Transfer Procedures Agreement between the City of Seattle and Sound Transit, dated August 12, 2003 (“Property Transfer Agreement”); laying off, opening, widening, ex tending, and establishing portions of the rights-of-way located on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South between South Alaska Street and South Angeline Street, South Brandon Street and South Lucile Street, South Juneau Street and South Warsaw Street, and Beacon Avenue South and the Seattle City Limits; and placing the real property conveyed by the deeds under the jurisdiction of the Seattle Department of Transportation; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE:
2. Council Bill 117778 (PDF Version) PASS (9 – 0)
Authorizing the Director of Finance and Administrative Services to execute an amendment to a lease agreement between the City of Seattle and MUSREF Spokane Street, L.P. a Washington corporation; combining two leases for warehouse space the City leases at the southeast corner of 2nd Avenue South and South Spokane Street in Seattle, Washington; extending the term to 2024 with an option to extend; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE:
3. Council Bill 117756 (PDF Version) PASS (9 – 0)
Relating to the City Light Department; amending Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 21.49.081 to include BPA transmission costs in the automatic BPA cost adjustment rate pass-through.

4. Council Bill 117762 (PDF Version) PASS (9 – 0)
Relating to the City Light Department; amending Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 21.49.040 to simplify the eligibility verification process for residential rate assistance.

PUBLIC SAFETY, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE:
5. Resolution 31450 (PDF Version) ADOPTED (9 – 0)
Authorizing commencement of cable franchise contract renewal proceedings in accordance with the provisions of 47 U.S.C. section 546, and written request from Comcast.

PARKS AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE:
6. Council Bill 117777 (PDF Version) PASS (9 – 0)
Relating to the City of Seattle’s Department of Parks and Recreation; authorizing the Superintendent to enter into an agreement with Seattle Audubon Society to operate and manage the Administrative Building located in Carkeek Park.

7. Resolution 31454 (PDF Version) ADOPTED (9 – 0)
Relating to the Department of Parks and Recreation; creating the Parks and Recreation Legacy Citizens’ Advisory Committee to ensure citizen participation in the development of a potential ballot measure for funding operations, maintenance, development and acquisition of parks and recreation facilities and programs.  

8. Clerk File 312996 (PDF Version) CONFIRMED (9 – 0)
Appointment of Michael Shiosaki as member, Arboretum and Botanical Garden Committee, for a term of confirmation to December 31, 2016.

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