Officials and Guests in Attendance
All Council members except L. Gonzalez and D. Juarez were present. Council members were prepared, attentive.
Accessing the Meeting and Materials
The meeting started on time at 2:00pm. I observed the whole meeting. The agenda was available before the meeting and the meeting was easily accessible.
Summary of Discussion
The agenda was followed. D. Strauss moderated the meeting. Attendance was taken and a proclamation was read by T. Mosqueda recognizing victims and survivors of COVID 19. This proclamation was being made in conjunction with 150 other cities. March 1 a year ago was when the first COVID death occurred in Washington. March 1 was named COVID Victims and Survivors Day. T. Morales made some comments in support of the proclamation. Parents of an adult child lost to COVID accepted the proclamation on the City's behalf and shared comments.
Minutes were approved. Introduction and Referral calendar was adopted. Agenda was approved. Public comment was given by three people as follows:
. A male said the 2021 Council Work Program was weak on addressing police accountability.
. A female said that the 2021 Council Work Program needed to better support a safe and healthy community.
. A female said that land use proposals should prioritize transparency and public involvement.
Payment of the Bills was unanimously approved.
Finance and Housing Committee appointments were approved for Director-Office of Labor Standards, Seattle Housing Authority Board, and Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board.
Homelessness Strategies and Investments ordinance relating to land use and zoning establishing regulations for the development of permanent supportive housing was unanimously approved. Comments made by A. Lewis, L. Herbold, T, Mosqueda, A. Pedersen and D. Strauss all in strong support.
A resolution adopting the Seattle City Council 2021 Work Program was unanimously approved. Comments made by L. Herbold and T. Mosqueda.
A resolution adopting the statements of legislative intent for the 2021 adopted budget and 2021-2026 adopted capital improvement program was unanimously approved. Comments made by T. Mosqueda and L. Herbold.
A resolution setting the time and place for hearings on the appeals of certain appellants was unanimously approved. Comments from D. Juarez read by A. Pedersen.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:10pm.
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