Action Summary, Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Action Summary of the Seattle City Council

Full Council Meeting

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Councilmember Harrell was excused.

 

SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE:

  1. CB 117780 PASSED (7-0-1; Absent: Sawant)

AN ORDINANCE relating to historic preservation, imposing controls upon the Seattle National Bank Building, a landmark designated 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.

  1. CB 118154 PASSED (7-0-1; Absent: Sawant)

AN ORDINANCE relating to historic preservation, imposing controls upon the Yesler Terrace Steam Plant, a landmark designated 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.

  1. CB 118307 PASSED (8-0)

AN ORDINANCE relating to Seattle Public Utilities and the 2015 Adopted Budget; authorizing the Director of Seattle Public Utilities to acquire by negotiation or condemnation land and all other necessary property rights located southeast of the intersection of NW 54th Street and 24th Avenue NW, Seattle, Washington for public drainage, wastewater, and general municipal purposes, and to execute, accept and record deeds and convenient documents and agreements deemed by the Director to be necessary to this transaction on behalf of the City; placing the conveyed real properties under the jurisdiction of Seattle Public Utilities; amending Ordinance 124648 to increase appropriations to the Drainage and Wastewater Fund for the acquisition of the aforementioned property and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

  1. CB 118308 PASSED (8-0)

AN ORDINANCE relating to Seattle Public Utilities and the 2015 Adopted Budget; authorizing the Director of Seattle Public Utilities to acquire by negotiation or condemnation land and all other necessary property rights located at 5300 24th Avenue NW, Seattle, Washington for public drainage, wastewater, and general municipal purposes, and to execute, accept and record deeds and convenient documents and agreements deemed by the Director to be necessary to this transaction on behalf of the City; placing the conveyed real properties under the jurisdiction of Seattle Public Utilities; amending Ordinance 124648 to increase appropriations to the Drainage and Wastewater Fund for the acquisition of the aforementioned property, and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

 

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE:

  1. CB 118319 PASSED (8-0)

AN ORDINANCE relating to the Seattle Transportation Benefit District, authorizing the Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation to execute an interlocal agreement with King County Metro Transit to purchase the transit service necessary to implement Seattle Transportation Benefit District Proposition 1.

  1. CB 118328 PASSED (8-0)

AN ORDINANCE authorizing execution of an amendment to the May 9, 2011 Interlocal Agreement between the City of Seattle, Washington, and the Seattle Transportation Benefit District to implement STBD Proposition 1; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

  1. Appt 00001 CONFIRMED (8-0)

Appointment of Jennifer McIntyre Cole as member, Seattle School Traffic Safety Committee, for a term of confirmation to March 31, 2017.

  1. Appt 00002 CONFIRMED (8-0)

Appointment of Lorena P. Kaplan as member, Seattle School Traffic Safety Committee, for a term of confirmation to March 31, 2017.

  1. Appt 00003 CONFIRMED (8-0)

Appointment of Elaine Albertson as member, Seattle School Traffic Safety Committee, for a term of confirmation to March 31, 2017.

 

Action Summary, Monday, December 8, 2014

Action Summary of the Seattle City Council

Full Council Meeting

Monday, December 8, 2014

Councilmember Burgess was excused.

 

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

1. Res. 31558 ADOPTED (8-0)

Related to the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy and the Victor Steinbrueck Park improvement project; determining the project is needed and should proceed and authorizing the project design and public outreach process.

2. C.B. 118269  PASSED (8-0)

Relating to 14 th Avenue NW; transferring partial jurisdiction over a portion of 14 th Avenue NW between NW 59 th Street and NW 61 st Street from the Seattle Department of Transportation to the Department of Parks and Recreation for neighborhood park purposes; deleting the Ballard Hub Urban Village project from the Neighborhood Park Acquisition Subcategory of the Acquisition Category of the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces; adding 14 th Avenue NW Neighborhood Park Development as a new project in the Neighborhood Parks and Playgrounds Subcategory of the Development Category of the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces; reallocating funding from the Neighborhood Park Acquisition Subcategory to the Neighborhood Parks and Playgrounds Development Subcategory of the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy; 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.

3. C.F. 314161  CONFIRMED (8-0)

Reappointment of Jan Levy as member, Seattle Center Advisory Commission, for a term of confirmation to September 28, 2017.

4. C.F. 314162  CONFIRMED (8-0)

Reappointment of Hollis Wong-Wear as member, Seattle Center Advisory Commission, for a term of confirmation to September 28, 2017.
EDUCATION AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE:

5. C.B. 118272 PASSED (8-0)

Relating to City employment commonly referred to as the Fourth Quarter 2014 Employment Ordinance; designating positions as exempt from Civil Service status, amending Seattle Municipal Code Section 4.13.010, authorizing the Mayor to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Seattle/Seattle Public Utilities and the Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 32, and ratifying and confirming prior acts; all by a 2/3 vote of the City Council.

6. C.B. 118285  PASSED (8-0)

Relating to City employment; adding a new section to Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 4.20 to provide a wage supplement and insurance benefits for employees who are mobilized by the United States Armed Forces for active military service.

7. C.F. 314178  CONFIRMED (8-0)

Reappointment of Lucy M. Gaskill-Gaddis as member, Families and Education Oversight Committee, for a term of confirmation to December 31, 2017.

8. C.F. 314179   CONFIRMED (8-0)

Reappointment of Greg Wong as member, Families and Education Oversight Committee, for a term of confirmation to December 31, 2017.

9. C.F. 314180   CONFIRMED (8-0)

Reappointment of Bruce D. Carter as member, Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission, for a term of confirmation to December 31, 2017.
PUBLIC SAFETY, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE:

10. C.B. 118286 PASSED (7-1; Opposed: Sawant)

Relating to security from terrorism; authorizing the City to partner with the State of Washington and King County to receive financial assistance from the Department of Homeland Security, Office for State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness under the Urban Areas Security Initiative Grant for Federal Fiscal Year 2013; authorizing an application for allocation of funds under that agreement; amending the 2014 Adopted Budget Ordinance 124349 by increasing appropriations to the Seattle Police Department and Seattle Fire Department and accepting revenues; and, ratifying and confirming prior acts, all by a three-fourths vote of the City Council.

11. C.F. 314182  CONFIRMED (8-0)

Reappointment of Nourisha K. Wells as member, Citizens’ Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board, for a term of confirmation to January 1, 2017.
COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AFFORDABILITY, HUMAN SERVICES, AND ECONOMIC RESILIENCY:

12. C.F. 314163 CONFIRMED (8-0)

Appointment of Rhea Lahiri as member, Burke-Gilman Place Public Development Authority, for a term of confirmation to October 1, 2017.

13. C.F. 314130  CONFIRMED (8-0)

Reappointment of Dan Bernard as member, Burke-Gilman Place Public Development Authority, for a term of confirmation to June 1, 2017.

14. C.F. 314131  CONFIRMED (8-0)

Reappointment of Jennifer G. Kelty as member, Burke-Gilman Place Public Development Authority, for a term of confirmation to June 1, 2017.

15. C.F. 314132  CONFIRMED (8-0)

Reappointment of Michael J. Hatzenbeler as member, Burke-Gilman Place Public Development Authority, for a term of confirmation to September 30, 2017.

16. C.F. 314133  CONFIRMED (8-0)

Reappointment of Ruthann Martin as member, Burke-Gilman Place Public Development Authority, for a term of confirmation to September 30, 2017.

Action Summary, 12/1/14

Action Summary of the Seattle City Council

Full Council Meeting

Monday, December 1, 2014

Councilmember Sawant was excused.

 

FULL COUNCIL:

1. Res. 31557 ADOPTED AS AMENDED (8-0)

Setting forth the City of Seattle’s 2015 State Legislative Agenda.

 

SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE:

2. C.B. 118216 PASSED (8-0)

Relating to Seattle Public Utilities; declaring certain real property rights relating to sewer facilities within property commonly known as 1620 Lake Washington Boulevard surplus to City utility needs; authorizing the Director of Seattle Public Utilities to relinquish such easement rights; authorizing the Director of Seattle Public Utilities to accept an easement from Julie Rose, Peter Rose and the Maple Leaf Revocable Trust for a City-owned sanitary sewer facility; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

3. C.B. 118262 (REFERRED TO SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE)

Relating to drainage, flood and habitat improvements being implemented through the Thornton Creek at 35th Ave NE project by Seattle Public Utilities along Thornton Creek on private and public lands; declaring easement rights related to Thornton Creek at 10706 35th Avenue Northeast surplus to the City’s utility needs; authorizing relinquishment of the surplus easement; authorizing Seattle Department of Transportation to acquire, accept, and record, on behalf of the City of Seattle a permanent bridge maintenance easement from Seattle School District #1; placing such easement under the Seattle Department of Transportation’s jurisdiction; transferring partial jurisdiction of a portion of property in the Southwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 26 North, Range 4 East, W.M., from Seattle Public Utilities to the Seattle Department of Transportation for bridge footings and maintenance; approving a five year Memorandum of Agreement between the Seattle School District and Seattle Public Utilities for activities on school lands; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

4. C.B. 118263 PASSED (8-0)

Relating to Seattle Public Utilities; accepting easements granted to the City of Seattle for installation, operation, and maintenance of storm drainage facilities, sewer facilities, sanitary sewers, combined sanitary sewer facilities, drainage pipes, drain facilities, utilities, collection structures, culverts, outfall structures, fishways and streams, access and appurtenances necessary for drainage and wastewater utility purposes at various locations in Seattle and unincorporated King County, Washington; placing the easements under the jurisdiction of Seattle Public Utilities; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

5. C.B. 118264 PASSED (8-0)

Relating to Seattle Public Utilities; authorizing the Director of Seattle Public Utilities to accept specified grants from the King County Flood Control District and the Washington State Department of Ecology and to execute, deliver, and perform corresponding agreements; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

6. C.B. 118268 PASSED (8-0)

Relating to the solid waste system of Seattle Public Utilities; revising rates and charges for solid waste services; revising credits to low income customers for solid waste services; and amending Chapters 21.40 and 21.76 of the Seattle Municipal Code.

7. C.F. 314160 CONFIRMED (8-0)

Reappointment of Leif E. Fixen as member, Urban Forestry Commission, for a term of confirmation to December 1, 2017.  

Action Summary, 11/24/14

Action Summary of the Seattle City Council

Full Council Meeting

Monday, November 24, 2014

All Councilmembers were present.

 

FULL COUNCIL:

1. C.B. 118266 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to the towing and storage of vehicles; increasing the maximum fee that towing companies may charge for storage of a privately impounded vehicle, and amending Section 6.214.220 of the Seattle Municipal Code.

 

BUDGET COMMITTEE:

2. C.B. 118251 PASSED (9-0)

Authorizing, in 2014, acceptance of funding from non-City sources; authorizing the heads of the Executive Department and the Seattle Fire Department, to accept specified grants and private funding and to execute, deliver, and perform corresponding agreements.

3. C.B. 118252 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to the 2014 Budget; amending Ordinance 124349, which adopted the 2014 Budget, including the 2014-2019 Capital Improvement Program (CIP); changing appropriations to various departments and budget control levels, and from various funds in the Budget; revising project allocations for certain projects in the 2014-2019 CIP; creating positions; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.

4. C.F. 314085 FILED (9-0)

2015-2016 Proposed Budget.

5. C.F. 314086 FILED (9-0)

2015-2020 Proposed Capital Improvement Program.

6. C.B. 118228 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to the Office of Arts & Culture; authorizing the Director of the Office of Arts & Culture to set fees and charges for the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.

7. C.B. 118229 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to the Seattle Center Department; modifying the fee range schedule from which the Seattle Center Director is authorized to set fees for use of Seattle Center facilities and property; and amending Sections 17.16.005, 17.16.010, 17.16.015, 17.16.020 and 17.16.030 of the Seattle Municipal Code in connection therewith.

8. C.B. 118246 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to the Department of Parks and Recreation; establishing the 2015-2016 fee schedule for the use of park properties and other park and recreation facilities and services; superseding previous park and recreation fee schedules; and amending Section 18.28.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code.

9. C.B. 118232 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to the Golf Master Plan Implementation project in the Department of Parks and Recreation; authorizing the loan of funds from the City’s Consolidated (Residual) Cash Pool, or its participating funds, to the 2015 Multipurpose LTGO Bond Fund for bridge financing of the Golf Master Plan Implementation project; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

10. C.B. 118235 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to the Department of Parks and Recreation; creating a fund for depositing revenues received by the City from the Seattle Park District or other sources.

11. C.B. 118257 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to making a loan to the Seattle Park District to provide funding for budgeted 2015 expenses; authorizing and providing for interfund loans to dedicated subfunds to be created within the City’s Park and Recreation Fund and Parks Capital Fund to be used to make the Park District loan; providing for other properly related matters; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

12. C.B. 118238 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to contracting indebtedness; authorizing and providing for the issuance and sale of limited tax general obligation bonds to pay all or part of the costs of various elements of the City’s capital improvement program and other City purposes approved by ordinance, to provide a contribution to the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority for the financing of certain improvements, and to pay the costs of issuance of the bonds; providing for certain terms, conditions and covenants and the manner of sale of the bonds; creating a fund for the deposit of bond proceeds; amending Ordinance 1225 53 (as previously amended by Ordinance 122696), Ordinance 123156 (as previously amended by Ordinance 124341), Ordinance 123480 (as previously amended by Ordinance 124341), and Ordinance 123751 (as previously amended by Ordinance 124341); and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

13. Res. 31553 ADOPTED (9-0)

Adopting updated and restated City of Seattle Debt Management Policies; superseding Resolutions 30345, 30533, 3063 0, and superseding all prior debt management policies.

14. C.B. 118227 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to the Department of Finance and Administrative Services; creating a fund for depositing revenues related to the management of the FileLocal Agency.

15. C.B. 118256 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to the Department of Finance and Administrative Services; increasing the business license fee, and amending Section 5.55.030 of the Seattle Municipal Code.

16. C.B. 118233 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to City funds; authorizing the Department of Finance and Administrative Services to close certain funds and subfunds; authorizing the transfer of all unexpended and unencumbered balances and other assets and liabilities of those funds and subfunds; and abandoning appropriation authority from those funds and subfunds.

17. C.B. 118236 PASSED (9-0)

Creating the Economic and Revenue Forecast Advisory Committee, establishing its membership, setting forth its functions and duties, and adding a new Chapter 3.82 to the Seattle Municipal Code.

18. C.B. 118242 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to the Joint Training Facility Project; amending Ordinance 121179, as last amended by Ordinance 124038, to extend the term of an interfund loan.

19. C.B. 118243 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to the financing of the South Lake Union Streetcar project; amending Ordinance 122603, last amended by Ordinance 123748, to extend the term of an interfund loan.

20. C.B. 118231 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to economic development; amending the policies of the Community Equity Fund component of the Central Area Capital Fund created in Ordinance 117729 and amended by Ordinance 119224; and approving expenditure of the balance of the Community Equity Fund for economic development and housing activities in the Central Area.

21. C.B. 118237 PASSED (9-0)

Related to fees and charges for permits and activities of the Department of Planning and Development and related fees by other departments; amending Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 22.900A, Administration and Enforcement; Chapter 22.900B, General Provisions; Chapter 22.900C, Fees for Land Use Review; Chapter 22.900D, Fees for New and Altered Buildings and Equipment ; Chapter 22.900E, Fees for Certificates and Registrations; and Chapter 22.900F, Compliance and Other Inspections.

22. C.B. 118254 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to the Building and Construction Codes, Subtitle VI Fire Code; amending Seattle Municipal Code Sections 2 2.602.045, 22.602.050, 22.602.070, and 22.602.090, to add, delete and revise various Seattle Fire Department permit, certificate, inspection and plan review fees and related provisions.

23. C.B. 118244 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to the Firefighters’ Pension Fund established under RCW 41.16; amending Ordinance 117216 as last amended by Ordinance 124057 to continue the suspension of contributions to the Actuarial Account for an additional two years through 2016.

24. C.B. 118245 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to City employment; amending Ordinance 124035 to remove a sunset date and revise reporting requirements.

25. C.B. 118247 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to the organization of City government; creating an Office of Labor Standards; establishing the mission and functions of the Office of Labor Standards; describing the responsibilities and membership of a Labor Standards Advisory Commission; and adding new sections 3.14.934 and 3.14.945 to the Seattle Municipal Code.

26. C.B. 118248 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to employment in Seattle; amending sections 14.16.010, 14.17.010, 14.19.010 and 14.19.060 of the Seattle Municipal Code to reflect the creation of the Office of Labor Standards within the Office for Civil Rights as a centralized source for administering and enforcing all City labor standards ordinances; making technical changes; and revising provisions r elated to enforcement.

27. C.B. 118249 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to employment in Seattle; adding a new Chapter 14.20 to the Seattle Municipal Code; creating an administrative process for wage and tip compensation complaints by establishing wage and tip compensation requirements; prescribing remedies and enforcement procedures; adding provisions related to wage theft; and amending Sections 5.55.230 and 12A.08.060 of the Seattle Municipal Code.

28. C.B. 118255 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to the City’s support for education; abolishing the Office for Education and creating a Department of Education and Early Learning; repealing subchapter V of Chapter 3.20 and redesignating the subchapter titles; adding new sections 3.36.010, 3.36.020, 3.36.030, and 3.36.040; amending sections 3.35.010 and 3.35.030 of the Seattle Municipal Code; and creating a fund for education purposes.

29. C.B. 118230 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to the solid waste system of The City of Seattle; adopting a system or plan of additions and betterments to and extensions of the solid waste system; authorizing the issuance and sale of solid waste system revenue bonds, in one or more series, for the purposes of paying part of the cost of carrying out that system or plan, providing for the reserve requirement and paying the costs of issuance of the bonds; providing for certain terms, conditions, covenants and the manner of sale of the bonds; describing the lien of the bonds; creating certain accounts of the City relating to the bonds; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

30. C.B. 118234 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to the electric system of The City of Seattle; authorizing the issuance and sale of municipal light and power revenue bonds for the purposes of providing funds for certain additions and betterments to and extensions of the existing municipal light and power plant and system of the City, paying the costs of issuance of those bonds and providing for the reserve fund requirement; providing for the terms, conditions, covenants and manner of sale of those bonds; describing the lien of those bonds; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

31. C.F. 314098 FILED (9-0)

City Council Changes to the 2015-2016 Proposed Budget and the 2015-2020 Proposed Capital Improvement Program.

32. C.B. 118253 PASSED (8-1; opposed: Sawant)

Adopting a budget, including a capital improvement program and position modifications, for The City of Seattle for 2015; creating positions exempt from civil service; all by a two-thirds vote of the City Council.

33. Res. 31554 ADOPTED (8-1; opposed: Sawant)

Endorsing a budget and position modifications for The City of Seattle for 2016.

34. C.B. 118261 PASSED (9-0)

Relating to the levy of property taxes; fixing the rates and/or amounts of taxes to be levied, and levying the same upon all taxable property, both real and personal, in The City of Seattle, to finance the departments and activities of City government and to provide for the general obligation bond interest and redemption requirements for the year beginning on the first day of January 2015; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

35. C.B. 118260 PASSED (9-0)

Authorizing the levy of regular property taxes by The City of Seattle for collection in 2015, representing a decrease below the regular property taxes levied for collection in 2014; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

Action Summary, 11/17/14

Action Summary of the Seattle City Council

Full Council Meeting

Monday, November 17, 2014

All Councilmembers were present.

 

FULL COUNCIL:

1. Res. 31555 ADOPTED (9-0)

Creating an Arts & Cultural Districts program and implementation plan for Seattle, and designating Capitol Hill’s Pike/Pine/12th Avenue neighborhood as the first officially-recognized Arts & Cultural District.