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    Action Summary, 9/29/2014

    Action Summary of the Seattle City Council

    Full Council Meeting

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    All Councilmembers were present.

     

    PLANNING, LAND USE, AND SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE:

     1. Res. 31547 ADOPTED AS AMENDED (9-0)

    Calling for promoting workforce housing in Seattle by supporting a regional transit oriented development acquisition fund and by exploring the expansion of the development of accessory dwelling units and detached accessory dwelling units.

    2. C.F. 313965 FILED (9-0)

    2014 National Electrical Code. 

    3. C.F. 313966 FILED (9-0)

    Electrical Safety Standards, Administration and Installation; State of Washington, Washington Administrative Code 296-46B. 

    4. C.B. 118190 PASSED (9-0)

    Relating to the Seattle Electrical Code amending Section 22.300.016 of the Seattle Municipal Code, adopting the 20 14 National Electrical Code with Seattle amendments, and adopting, by incorporation, specific portions of the 2014 Washington Administrative Code Chapter 296-46B (Washington State Electrical Rule); and repealing Sections 2-34 of Ordinance 122970.

     

    PARKS, SEATTLE CENTER, LIBRARIES, AND GENDER PAY EQUITY COMMITTEE:

    5. C.B. 118146 PASSED (9-0)

    Relating to the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy; deleting the Seattle Asian Art Museum project from the Citywide Parks Owned Cultural Facilities Sub- Category of the Development Category; adding new major maintenance projects in the Neighborhood Parks and Playgrounds Subcategory of the Development Category; increasing appropriations to the Department of Parks and Recreation in the 2014 Adopted Budget; and amending the 2014-2019 Adopted Capital Improvement Program; all by a three-fourths vote of the City Council.

    6. C.B. 118188 PASSED (9-0)

    Relating to the Department of Parks and Recreation; authorizing the acquisition of real property commonly known as 4201 16th Avenue SW; authorizing acceptance and recording of the deed for open space, park, and recreation purposes; and authorizing acquisition by condemnation.

    7. C.B. 118205 PASSED (9-0)

    Relating to the Department of Parks and Recreation; authorizing amendments to two federal grant agreements with the National Park Service to remove Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act conditions from a limited area of Seward Park that will be affected by surface ancillary facilities for Seattle Public Utilities’ combined sewer overflow project and to place the conditions on an area of Lake Washington Boulevard; and transferring appropriation authority and cash from the Drainage and Wastewater Fund (44010) to the Cumulative Reserve Subfund – Unrestricted Subaccount (00164) for landscaping enhancements on Lake Washington Boulevard required by the National Park Service. 

    8. C.B. 118206 PASSED (9-0)

    Relating to the Department of Parks and Recreation, concerning the West Duwamish Greenbelt, finding that an exchange of property between the City of Seattle and West Seattle Acquisition Co., L.L.C., owner of property adjacent to park property, is necessary, as required by Ordinance 118477, also known as Initiative 42; authorizing the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation to accept a deed from West Seattle Acquisition Co., L.L.C., for certain property meeting the criteria of Initiative 42; and authorizing the Superintendent to execute and record a Quit Claim Deed for certain City-owned West Duwamish Greenbelt property to West Seattle Acquisition Co., L.L.C., all to eliminate an existing private, non- park use of park property.

     

    TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE:  

    9. C.B. 118112 PASSED (9-0)

    Related to the Seattle Department of Transportation; lifting a budget proviso imposed on Transportation Operating Fund, Budget Control Level: Mobility-Capital, for the Pay Station Capital Improvement Project (TC366350) as provided in Ordinance 124349, which adopted the 2014 Budget.

    10. C.B. 118203 PASSED (9-0)

    Related to the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace; vacating portions of Terry Avenue, Spruce Street, Alley in Block 8 4 of Terry’s 2nd Addition, Spruce Street and 9th Avenue Intersection, Alley at Yesler Terrace Steam Plant, 8th Avenue and Yesler Way Intersection, 8th Avenue South, South Main Street, 9th Avenue South, and South Washington Street, on the petition of the Housing Authority of the City of Seattle, with a modified street vacation condition; relinquishing certain easements no longer needed by the City of Seattle; approving and confirming the plat of “Yesler Terrace Community” and accepting dedications in a portion of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 32, Township 25 North, Range 4 East and a portion of the Northwest Quarter and a portion of the Northeast Quarter of Section 5, Township 24 North, Range 4 East, W.M. in King County, Washington, with modified plat conditions; accepting temporary easements for street purposes over certain vacated portions of Terry Avenue, Spruce Street, and South Washington Street; authorizing the signing, acceptance and recording of a Covenant for Infrastructure Construction, and a Public Access, Easement and Maintenance Agreement; and authorizing the signing and acceptance of a Cooperative Agreement Regarding Dedicated Street Areas in Yesler Terrace Plat.

    11. C.B. 118208 PASSED AS AMENDED (9-0)

    Relating to communication cabinets in public places; amending Sections 15.02.042, 15.32.010, 15.32.020, 15.32.130, 15.32.140, 15.91.002, and 15.91.016; and adding new Sections 15.32.200, 15.32.250, and 15.32.260 of the Seattle Municipal Code.

    12. C.B. 118217 PASSED (9-0)

    Relating to the Seattle Department of Transportation; authorizing the Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation, on behalf of the City of Seattle, to execute an assignment, assumption, and consent agreement with the Seattle Steam Limited Partnership, Seattle Community Energy, LLC, and BIF II District Energy Holdings III LC regarding the transfer of the Seattle Steam Franchise authorized under Ordinance 121067, as amended by Ordinance 122260, to BIF II District Energy Holdings III LLC.

    13. C.B. 118218 PASSED (9-0)

    Relating to the Seattle Streetcar System; authorizing execution of an amendment to the funding and cooperative agreement for the First Hill Streetcar; establishing fare policy objectives for the Seattle Streetcar and authorizing the Director of Transportation to set streetcar fares and establish policies and procedures for fare inspection; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

    14. C.B. 118219 PASSED (9-0)

    Relating to City-owned property under the jurisdiction of the Seattle Department of Transportation located at 1000 Mercer Street in D. T. Denny’s First Addition to North Seattle; and extending, laying out, widening, establishing, and opening a portion of Mercer Street.

    15. C.B. 118220 PASSED AS AMENDED (9-0)

    Authorizing the sale at fair market value of certain surplus property located at 1000 Mercer Street.

    16. C.F. 314013 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Reappointment of Kristi Rennebohm Franz as member, Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board, for a term of confirmation to August 31, 2016.

    17. C.F. 313967 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Appointment of Riley Kimball as member, Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board, for a term of confirmation to September 1, 2015.

    18. C.F. 314079 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Appointment of Adam M. Bartz as member, Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board, for a term of confirmation to August 31, 2016.

    19. C.F. 314080 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Appointment of Don Brubeck as member, Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board, for a term of confirmation to August 31, 2016.

    20. C.F. 314081 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Appointment of Leah Curtiss as member, Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board, for a term of confirmation to August 31, 2016.

    21. C.F. 314082 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Appointment of Steven S. Kennedy as member, Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board, for a term of confirmation to August 31, 2016.

     

    ENERGY COMMITTEE:

    22. C.B. 117846 PASSED (9-0)

    Relating to the City Light Department; authorizing execution of the Boundary Power Assignment Agreement with Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County, Washington, for the term of the Boundary Hydroelectric Project license granted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on March 20, 2013, 42 years.

    23. C.B. 118193 PASSED (9-0)

    Relating to the City Light Department; amending subsection 21.49.086.D of the Seattle Municipal Code to create Net Wholesale Revenue targets for 2015 and 2016 consistent with those assumed in the City Light 2015-2020 Strategic Plan adopted by Resolution 31529.

    24. C.B. 118221 PASSED (9-0)

    Relating to the City Light Department; authorizing the execution of a Metered Energy Efficiency Purchase Agreement with The Bullitt Foundation and the Cascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction for the purchase of energy from the Bullitt Center.

    25. C.B. 118222 PASSED (9-0)

    Relating to the City Light Department; authorizing the execution and potential amendment of a Regional Energy Efficiency Initiative Agreement with the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

     

    FINANCE AND CULTURE COMMITTEE:

    26. C.F. 313937 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Reappointment and Oath of Office of Glen M. Lee as Director of Finance, for a term to July 25, 2018.

    27. C.B. 118163PASSED (9-0)

    Related to land use and zoning; amending Seattle Municipal Code Sections 23.49.011, 23.49.013, and 23.49.014 to re move provisions related to the bonus for a Landmark performing arts theater (LPAT) and to increase the base floor area ratio (FAR) of a lot with an LPAT to provide a new incentive for rehabilitating and maintaining these structures; and amending the Down town Amenity Standards to delete reference to the bonus for the restoration and preservation of a Landmark performing arts theater and to update references to the Public Art Advisory Committee.

    28. C.F. 313944 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Appointment of Nicole Jon Sievers as member, Seattle Music Commission, for a term of confirmation to July 9, 2017.

    29. C.F. 313985 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Appointment of Amy L. Pinon as member, Seattle Arts Commission, for a term of confirmation to September 1, 2015.

     

    PUBLIC SAFETY, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE:

    30. C.F. 314068 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Appointment of Joneil M. Custodio as member, Citizens’ Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board, for a term Of confirmation to January 1, 2016.

    31. C.F. 314069 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Appointment of Carmen A. Rahm as member, Citizens’ Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board, for a term of confirmation to January 1, 2017.

    32. C.F. 314070 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Appointment of Jose M. Vasquez as member, Citizens’ Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board, for a term of confirmation to January 1, 2017.

    33. C.F. 314071 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Reappointment of NaaSira N. N. Adeeba as member, Seattle LGBT Commission, for a term from September 30, 2013 to April 30, 2015.

    34. C.F. 314072 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Appointment of Lylianna Allala as member, Seattle Women’s Commission, for a term from September 30, 2013 to July 1, 2015.

    35. C.F. 314073 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Appointment of Morgan R. Beach as member, Seattle Women’s Commission, for a term from September 30, 2013 to July 1, 2015.

    36. C.F. 314074 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Appointment of Clarissa Lord Brundage as member, Seattle Women’s Commission, for a term from September 30, 2013 to July 1, 2015.

    37. C.F. 314075 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Appointment of Jennifer Cobb as member, Seattle Women’s Commission, for a term from September 30, 2013 to July 1, 2015.

    38. C.F. 314076 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Appointment of Roslyn Kagy as member, Seattle Women’s Commission, for a term from September 30, 2013 to July 1, 2015.

    39. C.F. 314077 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Reappointment of Phyllis Lewis as member, Seattle Women’s Commission, for a term of confirmation to July 1, 2016.

    40. C.F. 314078 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Appointment of Tracey Whitten as member, Seattle Women’s Commission, for a term from September 30, 2013 to July 1, 2015.

     

    SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE:

    41. C.B. 118213 PASSED (9-0)

    Relating to water services of Seattle Public Utilities; revising water rates and charges for service to wholesale customers, and amending Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 21.04.440.E in connection therewith.

    42. C.F. 313887CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Appointment of Jared M. Johnson as member, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority Council, for a term of confirmation to December 31, 2018.

    43. C.F. 313973 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Appointment of Sarah E. Shadid as member, Landmarks Preservation Board, for a term of confirmation to September 1, 2015.

    44. C.F. 313974 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Appointment of Evan Dilworth Bue as member, Pioneer Square Preservation Board, for a term of confirmation to September 1, 2015.

    45. C.F. 314010CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Reappointment of James P. Savitt as member, Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority Council, for a term of confirmation to June 30, 2018.

    46. C.F. 314011 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Reappointment of Aaron Luoma as member, Landmarks Preservation Board, for a term of confirmation to August 15, 2016.

    47. C.F. 314012 CONFIRMED (9-0)

    Appointment of Matthew Sneddon as member, Landmarks Preservation Board, for a term of confirmation to August 15, 2016.

     

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