The following is a summation of Council actions at today’s 2 p.m. Full Council meeting
(Councilmember Jean Godden was excused today.).
HOUSING, HUMAN SERVICES, HEALTH, AND CULTURE COMMITTEE:
1. Council Bill 117904 (PDF Version) PASSED (8-0)
Relating to housing for low-income households, adopting the Housing Levy Administrative and Financial Plan for Program Years 2014-2016 and Housing Funding Policies, and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
2. Council Bill 117865 (PDF Version) PASSED (8-0)
Relating to funding for housing and community development programs; authorizing acceptance of grant funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for programs included in the City’s Consolidated Plan for Hou sing and Community Development; amending Ordinance 124058, which adopted the 2013 Budget; increasing appropriations in the 2013 Adopted Budget of funds available for activities of the Human Services Department under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program; decreasing appropriations in the 2013 Adopted Budget for the Human Services Department for Transitional Living and Support to reflect reductions in federal funds under the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program and to reappropriate general fund revenues for the Executive Department’s Office of Economic Development; decreasing appropriations in the 2013 Adopted Budget for certain activities of the Office of Housing to reflect reduced funding under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program; making a cash transfer between funds; authorizing the amendment of the 2013 Annual Action Plan to the Consolidated Plan to reflect federal funding levels and to modify the allocations to various projects and programs; and ratifying and confirming prior acts.
COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC RESILIENCY AND REGIONAL RELATIONS:
6. Council Bill C.B. 117849 (PDF Version) PASSED (8-0)
Relating to historic preservation, imposing controls upon the Pacific Net and Twine Building, a landmark designate d by the Landmarks Preservation Board under Chapter 25.12 of the Seattle Municipal Code, and adding it to the Table of Historical Landmarks contained in Chapter 25.32 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
7. Council Bill C.B. 117850 (PDF Version) PASSED (8-0)
Relating to historic preservation, imposing controls upon the YWCA Building, a landmark designated by the Landmark s Preservation Board under Chapter 25.12 of the Seattle Municipal Code, and adding it to the Table of Historical Landmarks contained in Chapter 25.32 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
8. Resolution 31485 (PDF Version) ADOPTED (8-0)
Concerning the City of Seattle’s interest in expanding access to economic opportunity by increasing construction employment and providing career ladders for those historically facing barriers to jobs in the construction industry, including women, people of color, and otherwise disadvantaged individuals, particularly those who are also Seattle residents; creating the ad hoc Construction Careers Advisory Committee to develop a report with recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on strategies to improve access to construction careers, including a targeted hire policy and pipeline and training programs; establishing membership criteria for the Committee; and setting forth a Committee process and schedule.
LIBRARIES, UTILITIES, AND CENTER COMMITTEE:
12. Council Bill 117893 (PDF Version) PASSED (8-0)
Relating to Seattle Public Utilities; authorizing the Director of Seattle Public Utilities to purchase approximately 182 acres of real property, including an easement for ingress and egress, in Section 29, Township 26 North, Range 8 East, W.M., King County, Washington, from the John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.), for the purpose of protecting the Tolt River drinking water supply transmission pipelines, located across and adjacent to such property, and to execute any necessary documents, accept or deliver any necessary deeds, and take any other action necessary, on behalf of the City; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
13. Council Bill 117894 (PDF Version) PASSED (8-0)
Relating to Seattle Public Utilities; accepting easements granted to the City of Seattle for installation, operation, and maintenance of water mains, hydrants, and appurtenances necessary for water utility purposes at various locations in Seattle and unincorporated King County, Washington; placing the easements under the jurisdiction of Seattle Public Utilities; an d ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
PARKS AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE:
16. Council Bill 117895 (PDF Version) PASSED (8-0)
Relating to the Department of Parks and Recreation; authorizing the Superintendent to enter into a lease agreement with Seattle Waldorf School to occupy and use a portion of Building 11 at Warren G. Magnuson Park.
17. Council Bill 117896 (PDF Version) PASSED (8-0)
Relating to the Department of Parks and Recreation; authorizing the Superintendent to enter into a lease agreement with Interbay N.W. Management, Inc., for the use, occupancy and operation of a 9-hole golf course and for providing services to the public at the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Green Lake Pitch and Putt facility.
18. Council Bill 117910 (PDF Version) PASSED (8-0)
Relating to the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy; authorizing the acquisition of real property commonly known as 4 723 40th Avenue Southwest; authorizing acceptance and recording of the deed for open space, park, and recreation purposes; increasing appropriations to the Department of Parks and Recreation in the 2013 Adopted Budget; and amending the 2013-2018 Adopted Capital Improvement Program; all by a three-fourths vote of the City Council.
PUBLIC SAFETY, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE:
19. Council Bill 117918 (PDF Version) PASSED (8-0)
Relating to the City’s criminal code; amending and adding various sections and subsections in Chapters 6.240, 12A. 02, 12A.06, 12A.08, 12A.10, 12A.14, 12A.16, 12A.24, 12A.28, 16.20, 16.64, 18.12 of the Seattle Municipal Code to conform with changes in state law.
20. Council Bill 117919 (PDF Version) PASSED (8-0)
Relating to the City’s traffic code; amending various sections and subsections in and adding sections to Chapters 3.33, 11.14, 11.20, 11.22, 11.30, 11.31, 11.56, 11.57, 11.58, 11.64, 11.72 and 11.84 of the Seattle Municipal Code to conform with changes in state law.
GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE:
21. Council Bill 117909 (PDF Version) PASSED (8-0)
Establishing a new Pioneer Square Parking and Business Improvement Area; levying special assessments upon operator s of the business property, and mixed-use property (multi-family residential and commercial) within the area; providing for the deposit of revenues in a special account and expenditures therefrom; providing for collection of and penalties for delinquencies; providing for the establishment of a Ratepayers Advisory Board; providing for an implementation agreement with a Program Manager; disestablishing the current Pioneer Square Parking and Business Improvement Area that was established in 1983 b y Ordinance 111244 (“1983 PSBIA”) as amended by Ordinance 114396, Ordinance 115838 and Ordinance 122000; suspending the issuance of assessments and providing for the winding up of activities under the 1983 PSBIA; and providing for the distribution of remaining funds from and closing of the 1983 PSBIA Account.
22. Resolution 31478 (PDF Version) ADOPTED (8-0)
Establishing the City Council’s goal of making voluntary high-quality preschool available and affordable to all of Seattle’s children and outlining an initial plan toward achieving this goal.