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Record No: Res 31859    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Council
On agenda: 1/7/2019
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION relating to committee structure, membership, meeting times, and duties of the standing committees of the Seattle City Council for 2018 and 2019; allowing for temporarily changing the committee meeting times; and superseding Resolution 31789.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien, Bruce Harrell
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note

CITY OF SEATTLE

RESOLUTION __________________

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A RESOLUTION relating to committee structure, membership, meeting times, and duties of the standing committees of the Seattle City Council for 2018 and 2019; allowing for temporarily changing the committee meeting times; and superseding Resolution 31789.

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WHEREAS, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will be closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct in preparation for the opening of the new SR-99 tunnel; and

WHEREAS, the Seattle City Council committee meeting times will temporarily be changed to accommodate the anticipated traffic congestion in the downtown corridor; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE THAT:

Section 1. Effective January 1, 2019, and until further notice, except as provided in Section 6 of this resolution from January 14, 2019 through February 1, 2019, the Seattle City Council’s standing committees, membership, and meeting times are as shown below, superseding Resolution 31789.

Standing Committee

Committee Members

Committee Meeting Days and Times*

Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities

Chair:  Debora Juarez Vice-Chair:  Sally Bagshaw Member:  Lorena González Alternate:  Kshama Sawant

1st and 3rd Wednesdays 2 p.m.

Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development, and Arts

Chair:  Lisa Herbold Vice-Chair:  Kshama Sawant Member:  Mike O’Brien Alternate:  Rob Johnson

2nd and 4th Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.

Finance and Neighborhoods

Chair:  Sally Bagshaw Vice-Chair:  Lorena González Member:  Bruce Harrell Alternate:  Mike O’Brien

2nd and 4th Wednesdays 2 p.m. 

Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans, and Education

Chair:  Lorena González Vice-Chair:  Teresa Mosqueda Member:  Rob Johnson Alternate:  Debora Juarez

2nd and 4th Wednesdays 9:30 a.m.

Governance, Equity, and Technology

Chair:  Bruce Harrell Vice-Chair:  Lisa Herbold Member:  Teresa Mosqueda Alternate:  Sally Bagshaw

1st and 3rd Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.

Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights

Chair:  Teresa Mosqueda Vice-Chair:  Debora Juarez Member:  Sally Bagshaw Alternate:  Lisa Herbold

1st and 3rd Thursdays 9:30 a.m.

Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renter Rights

Chair:  Kshama Sawant Vice-Chair:  Bruce Harrell Member:  Debora Juarez Alternate:  Teresa Mosqueda

2nd and 4th Tuesdays 2 p.m.

Planning, Land Use, and Zoning

Chair:  Rob Johnson Vice-Chair:  Mike O’Brien Member:  Lisa Herbold Alternate:  Lorena González

1st and 3rd Wednesdays 9:30 a.m.

Sustainability and Transportation

Chair:  Mike O’Brien Vice-Chair:  Rob Johnson Member:  Kshama Sawant Alternate:  Bruce Harrell

1st and 3rd Tuesdays 2 p.m.

 *Rule VII.H.3 of the General Rules and Procedures of the Seattle City Council requires that regular standing committee meetings are suspended (canceled) from the time the Council’s Select Budget Committee receives the Mayor’s proposed budget (typically the end of September) to the time the Council adopts a budget (typically the third week of November). Special standing committee meetings may be called: If legislative action is required within a set time (e.g., quasi-judicial actions with 90-day deadlines for Council review); or Upon the approval of the President and the Chair of the Budget Committee, after consultation with the Central Staff Director.

 

Section 2. The duties of the standing committees are as follows:

Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities Committee: To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to:

-                     parks, community centers, and public grounds (including the Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Aquarium);

-                     the Seattle Center;

-                     the Seattle Public Library system;

-                     the Office of the Waterfront; and

-                     Native American issues, including housing affordability, health and mental health services, services for youth, access to justice, art and culture, and historic preservation.

Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development, and Arts Committee: To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to:

-                     civil rights issues;

-                     water, drainage, wastewater, and solid waste services provided by Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), including SPU environmental services and utility rates, regional water resources, endangered species recovery plans, waterway cleanup, and green stormwater infrastructure;

-                     economic development policies and programs; including small business development and support, Business Improvement Areas, workforce development, and improving access and opportunities to education and training for low- and middle-income workers, youth and communities of color;

-                     arts and cultural activities, nightlife issues, and special events; and

-                     film and music activities.

Finance and Neighborhoods Committee: To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to:

-                     neighborhoods, including neighborhood planning, engagement and outreach, funding opportunities, and historic preservation;

-                     the financial management and policies of the City and its agents, including the operating and capital budgets, levies, taxes, revenue, audits, and judgments and claims against the City (the Finance and Neighborhoods Committee is the Finance Committee required by the Seattle City Charter);

-                     oversight of the City’s public works construction projects except as otherwise specified;

-                     the City Employees’ Retirement System;

-                     the City Auditor;

-                     finance and administrative services of the City, including the Seattle Animal Shelter, the City’s fleets and facilities, the Customer Service Bureau, and other administrative functions; and

-                     City personnel issues, including labor-management relations, collective bargaining agreements, and other issues related to salary rates, hours, and other conditions of employment.

Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans, and Education Committee: To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to:

-                     issues related to gender equity;

-                     criminal justice and law enforcement, with special emphasis on programs and strategies to reduce crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and youth violence;

-                     police accountability and the implementation of the Settlement Agreement between the Department of Justice and The City of Seattle regarding the Seattle Police Department;

-                     coordination with municipal, regional, state, and federal agencies engaged in public safety issues;

-                     fire prevention and suppression, and emergency medical services;

-                     emergency preparedness, management, and response;

-                     immigrant and refugee rights; and

-                     education and early learning initiatives, including the City’s Families and Education Levy and the Seattle Preschool Program, with a goal of improving City schools and student success rates and reducing achievement gaps.

Governance, Equity, and Technology Committee: To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to

-                     regional, state, federal, and other governmental matters including Charter review, the Office of Intergovernmental Relations, and rules of the City Council;

-                     issues related to governance and racial and social equity in underserved communities;

-                     City information technology planning, implementation, and organization; cable telecommunications services and planning; broadband telecommunications planning and implementation; technology grants; Seattle Channel; seattle.gov; and citizen technology literacy and access;

-                     ethics and elections;

-                     taxi, transportation network companies, and for-hire industry; and

-                     youth justice, alternatives to youth detention, and alternative housing options to youth incarceration.

Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights Committee: To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to:

-                     Seattle City Light, including but not limited to City Light finances, energy utility rates, resource matters, energy policy, regional matters, air pollution regulations, and alternative energy sources;

-                     Office of Labor Standards;

-                     monitor implementation of the priority hire program, and promote worker protections;

-                     housing policies and programs, investing and promoting the development and preservation of affordable housing for workers, families, and retirees; and

-                     local and regional public health.

Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renter Rights Committee: To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to:

-                     human services including but not limited to: homelessness, child care, aging, and disability services; and the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program;

-                     the equitable development initiative and its projects; and

-                     renters’ rights, including but not limited to legislation intended to protect renters facing gentrification, economic evictions, excessive background checks, and unaffordable rent.

Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee: To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to:

-                     planning and land use, including comprehensive planning, community development, zoning, design, and land use regulations;

-                     incentive zoning, the Affordable Housing Impact Mitigation Program, and equitable transit oriented development; and

-                     Major Institution Master Plans and quasi-judicial land use decisions.

Sustainability and Transportation Committee: To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to:

-                     the operations of the Seattle Department of Transportation;

-                     transportation issues and projects affecting The City of Seattle including transit service, policies, and planning; pedestrian and bicycle programs and planning; transportation system maintenance and repair; traffic control; use of the City right-of-way including permits and vacations; parking policies; neighborhood transportation planning; and freight mobility planning;

-                     transportation’s contribution to local, regional, state, and national sustainability and livability objectives and reduction of carbon emissions;

-                     coordination of transportation issues and representation of the City’s interests on transportation with the federal government, the State of Washington, King County, Sound Transit, and the Puget Sound Regional Council; and

-                     urban sustainability, including the Office of Sustainability and Environment, climate protection, stewardship, conservation programs, district energy, green buildings, and food policy.

Section 3. Each City public development authority (PDA) is assigned to a City Council standing committee, as listed below, for general oversight and review. A committee chair may request that representatives of a PDA periodically appear before the assigned City Council committee to update City Councilmembers on the PDA’s activities and share items of mutual interest. The City Council President or a committee chair may also request periodic briefings by Executive branch staff on PDA issues. 

Public Development Authority

City Council Standing Committee

Burke-Gilman Place Public Development Authority

Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights Committee

Capitol Hill Housing Improvement Program

Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights Committee

Historic Seattle Preservation and Development Authority

Finance and Neighborhoods

Museum Development Authority of Seattle

Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development, and Arts

Pacific Hospital Preservation and Development Authority

Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renter Rights

Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority

Finance and Neighborhoods

Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority

Finance and Neighborhoods

Seattle Indian Services Commission

Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities

 

Section 4. Report of the action of a standing committee taken before adoption of this resolution may be made to the City Council at any time consistent with Council Rules and Procedures by any of the following: (a) the Councilmember who chaired or chairs that committee; (b) any Councilmember who was on that committee or who attended that committee’s meeting at the time of the action; or (c) any sponsor of the legislative item on which the action was taken.

Section 5. Absent explicit re-referral, a legislative item referred to a 2016-2017 committee is re-referred to the 2018-2019 committee with oversight responsibility for the subject matter of the legislative item.

Section 6. From January 14, 2019 through February 1, 2019, the Seattle City Council Standing committee meeting times are as shown below:

Standing Committee

Committee Members

Committee Meeting Days and Times*

Civic Development, Public Assets, and Native Communities

Chair:  Debora Juarez Vice-Chair:  Sally Bagshaw Member:  Lorena González Alternate:  Kshama Sawant

1st and 3rd Wednesdays 1:30 p.m.

Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development, and Arts

Chair:  Lisa Herbold Vice-Chair:  Kshama Sawant Member:  Mike O’Brien Alternate:  Rob Johnson

2nd and 4th Tuesdays 10:00 a.m.

Finance and Neighborhoods

Chair:  Sally Bagshaw Vice-Chair:  Lorena González Member:  Bruce Harrell Alternate:  Mike O’Brien

2nd and 4th Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. 

Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans, and Education

Chair:  Lorena González Vice-Chair:  Teresa Mosqueda Member:  Rob Johnson Alternate:  Debora Juarez

2nd and 4th Wednesdays 10:00 a.m.

Governance, Equity, and Technology

Chair:  Bruce Harrell Vice-Chair:  Lisa Herbold Member:  Teresa Mosqueda Alternate:  Sally Bagshaw

1st and 3rd Tuesdays 10:00 a.m.

Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights

Chair:  Teresa Mosqueda Vice-Chair:  Debora Juarez Member:  Sally Bagshaw Alternate:  Lisa Herbold

1st and 3rd Thursdays 10:00 a.m.

Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renter Rights

Chair:  Kshama Sawant Vice-Chair:  Bruce Harrell Member:  Debora Juarez Alternate:  Teresa Mosqueda

2nd and 4th Tuesdays 1:30 p.m.

Planning, Land Use, and Zoning

Chair:  Rob Johnson Vice-Chair:  Mike O’Brien Member:  Lisa Herbold Alternate:  Lorena González

1st and 3rd Wednesdays 9:30 a.m.

Sustainability and Transportation

Chair:  Mike O’Brien Vice-Chair:  Rob Johnson Member:  Kshama Sawant Alternate:  Bruce Harrell

1st and 3rd Tuesdays 1:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Adopted by the City Council the ________ day of _________________________, 2019, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its adoption this ________ day of _________________________, 2019.

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President ____________ of the City Council

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2019.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

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