Action Summary of the Seattle City Council
Full Council Meeting
Monday, March 17, 2014
SELECT COMMITTEE ON TAXI, FOR-HIRE AND LIMOUSINE REGULATIONS:
1. Council Bill 118036 (PDF Version) PASSED AS AMENDED (9-0) Amendments 1A – 1Y Amendments 2 – 8 Amendment 9
Relating to companies and drivers of a new type of for-hire vehicle in order to create a pilot program for transportation network companies and affiliated drivers and vehicles: establishing minimum operating requirements for transportation network companies and affiliated drivers; imposing vehicle inspections; imposing a zero tolerance drug use policy for affiliated drivers; imposing minimum insurance requirements for transportation network companies and affiliated vehicles; requiring rate transparency for transportation network companies; and establishing licensing fees; raising the maximum number of taxicab licenses issued by the City; revising terminology; adding new sections and amending various Sections of Chapter 6.310 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
2. Resolution 31503 (PDF Version) ADOPTED AS AMENDED (9-0) Amendment
Requesting that the Department of Finance and Administrative Services implement a work plan to further resolve and clarify issues relating to taxi, for-hire, limousine, and transportation network company regulations.
3. Council Bill 118050 (PDF Version) PASSED (9-0)
Relating to City employment; authorizing the execution of a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Seattle and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 160, Local 79 to be effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013; providing payment therefor; and ratifying and confirming prior acts.
SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE:
5. Council Bill 118045 (PDF Version) PASSED (9-0)
Relating to drainage services of Seattle Public Utilities; clarifying definitions and criteria for the wetlands exemption from drainage services charges and updating administrative procedure s for bill adjustments and right of entry for inspections related to exemptions; and amending Section 21.33 of the Seattle Municipal Code in connection therewith.
6. Council Bill 118051 (PDF Version) PASSED (9-0)
Authorizing the Director of Seattle Public Utilities to execute an amendment to the contract with PacifiClean Environmental of Washington for organic waste processing services, and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
7. Council Bill 118041 (PDF Version) PASSED (9-0)
Relating to the City Light Department, authorizing the extension of the franchise from the City of Lake Forest Par k to construct, operate, maintain, replace and repair an electrical light and power system in, across, over, along, under, through and below certain designated public rights- of-way, to September 30, 2014 or the effective date of a replacement franchise agreement, whichever occurs first.
FINANCE AND CULTURE COMMITTEE:
9. Resolution 31511 (PDF Version) Held until March 24, 2014 (9-0)
Supporting the King County transportation district ballot measure to finance transportation improvements and urging Seattle voters to vote “Yes” on Proposition 1 on the April 22, 2014 special election ballot.