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Action Summary, Monday 9/17/12

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

 

No absences.   

FULL COUNCIL:

1. Clerk File 312426 FILED AS AMENDED (9 – 0)

Report of the Office of Professional Accountability Review Board (OPARB) on recommendations regarding civilian oversight of the Seattle Police Department.          

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC RESILIENCY AND REGIONAL RELATIONS:

2. Clerk File 312482 CONFIRMED (9 – 0)

Appointment of Valerie E. Porter as member, Landmarks Preservation Board, for a term of confirmation to August 15, 2014.           

GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE:

3. Council Bill 117546 PASSED (9 – 0)

Related to the Street Vacation Fund; authorizing the loan of funds from the City’s Consolidated (Residual) Cash Pool, or its participating funds, to the Street Vacation Subaccount residing within the Cumulative Reserve Subfund; and providing for the repayment thereof.       

4. Council Bill 117530 PASSED (9 – 0)

Authorizing, in 2012, acceptance of funding from non-City sources; authorizing the heads of the Office of Sustainability and Environment, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Police Department, Department of Parks and Recreation, Human Services Department, Seattle City Light, 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.  

5. Council Bill 117531 PASSED (9 – 0)

Related to the 2012 Budget; amending Ordinance 123758, which adopted the 2012 Budget, including the 2012-2017 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; adding new projects; revising project allocations for certain projects in the 2012-2017 CIP; revising project descriptions; creating exempt positions; creating new positions; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.   

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE:

6. Council Bill 117575 PASSED AMENDED (9 – 0)

Relating to energy use benchmarking in buildings; modifying the penalty system, administrative review and appeal process for failure to timely submit energy benchmarking reports and performance ratings; authorizing the establishment of grace periods; creating an exemption for buildings used in industrial manufacturing; authorizing the delegation of enforcement authority; amending Sections 22.920.010, 22.920.020, 22.920.030, 22.920.040, 22.920.060, 22.920.100, 22.920.110, 22.920.120, 22.920.130, 22.920.150, 22.920.160, 22.920.170, 22.920.180, and 22.920.190 of the Seattle Municipal Code; adding new Sections 22.920.125, 22.920.155 and 22.920.195; and repealing Section 22.920.140. 

7. Council Bill 117549 PASSED AS AMENDED (9 – 0)

Relating to the rates, terms and conditions for the use and sale of electricity supplied by the City Light Department; and amending Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 21.49 in connection therewith.

8. Council Bill 117550 PASSED (9 – 0)

Relating to the City Light Department; amending subsection 21.49.086.D of the Seattle Municipal Code to change Net Wholesale Revenue targets for 2013 and 2014 to those assumed in the City Light Strategic Plan adopted by Resolution 31383. 

9. Council Bill 117505 PASSED (9 – 0)

Relating to the City Light Department; authorizing execution of a 20-year agreement with WM Renewable Energy, LLC for the purchase of renewable power and environmental attributes from the expansion of the Columbia Ridge landfill gas generating facility that are necessary or convenient for reliably meeting load growth and 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, transmitting, transferring, management and sale of power and environmental attributes from the Columbia Ridge landfill gas generating facility expansion. 

 TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE:

10. Council Bill 117571 PASSED (9 – 0)

Vacating a portion of Broad Street between Taylor Avenue North and 6th Avenue North, initiated by Resolution 31374 and as reflected in Clerk File 312319; accepting a Deed for Street Purposes from an escrow account for a portion of Block 73, D.T. Denny’s Home Addition to the City of Seattle, from IRIS Holdings, LLC, to widen and extend 6th Avenue North, placing it under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation and designating it for transportation purposes; accepting an Easement Agreement from an escrow account for the City of Seattle’s continued use of the vacated portion of Broad Street until the completion of the Mercer Corridor Project West Phase and the Alaskan Way Viaduct & Seawall Replacement project; accepting a Property Use and Development Agreement; accepting a Utility Easement on behalf of Seattle City Light; and accepting a Utility Easement on behalf of Seattle Public Utilities.           

11. Council Bill 117563 PASSED (9 – 0)

Granting Equilon Enterprises LLC dba Shell Oil Products US permission to maintain and operate a pipeline system in, under, along, and across 13th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Florida Street for a twenty-year term, renewable for two successive ten-year terms; specifying the conditions under which this permit is granted; providing for the acceptance of the permit and conditions; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.         

12. Council Bill 117564 PASSED (9 – 0)

Relating to a grant from the United States Department of Transportation for the construction of the Mercer Corridor Project West Phase; authorizing the Director of Transportation to accept a $14,000,000 grant and to execute grant-related agreements for and on behalf of the City; and ratifying and confirming prior acts.

13. Council Bill 117565 PASSED (9 – 0)

Relating to the Mercer Corridor Project West Phase; removing a proviso in the 2012 Adopted Budget to authorize the Seattle Department of Transportation to spend appropriated funds for construction of the Mercer Corridor Project West Phase.  

 14. Resolution 31409 ADOPTED (9 – 0)

Granting conceptual approval to construct, maintain, and operate a greywater infiltration system in the east side planting strip area of 15th Avenue, between East Madison Street and East Pike Street, as part of the construction of the new Bullitt Center at 1501 East Madison Street, as proposed by CCSDC, LLC.      

 15. Clerk File 312518 CONFIRMED (9 – 0)

Appointment of Alfonso Lopez as member, Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board, for a term of confirmation to August 31, 2014.           

 16. Clerk File 312519 CONFIRMED (9 – 0)

Appointment of Dylan S. Ahearn as member, Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board, for a term of confirmation to August 31, 2014.           

 17. Clerk File 312520 CONFIRMED (9 – 0)

Appointment of Kristi Rennebohm Franz as member, Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board, for a term of confirmation to August 31, 2014.   

 18. Clerk File 312521 CONFIRMED (9 – 0)

Appointment of Jessica Szelag as member, Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board, for a term of confirmation to August 31, 2014.           

19. Clerk File 312522 CONFIRMED (9 – 0)

Reappointment of Jodi M. Connolly as member, Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board, for a term of confirmation to August 31, 2014.   

HOUSING, HUMAN SERVICES, HEALTH, AND CULTURE COMMITTEE:

20. Council Bill 117578 CONFIRMED (9 – 0)

Relating to housing for low-income households, amending housing policies in the 2012-2013 Administrative and Financial Plan for 2009 Housing Levy Programs, which also apply to other funds used for housing, and in the 2009-2012 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development, and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.          

 21. Clerk File 312514 CONFIRMED (9 – 0)

Appointment of Fred Podesta as member, Benaroya Hall Music Center Board.

 PLANNING, LAND USE, AND SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE:

22. Council Bill 117535 PASSED (9 – 0)

Relating to land use and zoning, amending Section 23.50.012 of the Seattle Municipal Code to allow water- dependent or water-related research and education facilities of colleges and universities, in new and existing buildings in the Ballard/Interbay Northend Manufacturing & Industrial Center.

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