Officials and Guests in Attendance: All Seattle City Council members except one - Debora Juarez. All Council members seemed prepared and engaged.
Accessing the Meeting and Materials
The meeting started on time - 2:00 pm. I observed the entire meeting. The agenda was available before the meeting. The meeting was easy to access.
Summary of Discussion
The agenda was followed. Roll call taken.
Proclamation Honoring Louise Chernin
Proclamation read to be given as a surprise later in the week to Louise Chernin for her many years of work in support of civil rights and economic justice. She is retiring from her position as President and CEO of GSBA (Greater Seattle Business Association). L. Gonzalez introduced the proclamation and T. Mosqueda echoed the message of the proclamation and spoke about her work with L. Chernin on the minimum wage bill several years ago.
Minutes unanimously approved.
Adoption of referral calendar with one amendment put forth by K. Sawant - requesting appointment of two people to the Renter's Commission. All voted in favor.
Agenda unanimously approved.
Opened for 30 minutes instead of 20 minutes, adjusting the allowed time to speak from 2 minutes to 1 1/2 minutes.
Payment of Bills: Unanimously approved.
Transportation and Utilities Committee
Finance and Housing Committee
The Council voted unanimously on a bill to provide hazard pay to grocery workers. T. Mosqueda put the bill forward and K. Sawant, T. Morales, A. Pedersen, A. Lewis, L. Herbold, and L. Gonzalez all spoke in favor of the bill.
There was no other business and the meeting was adjourned at 3:40pm.
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