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Agendas are updated as meeting information is received.
With any questions please call 206-684-8888.
All meetings are held in Council Chambers, City Hall, Floor 2, unless otherwise noted.

List of Committees:

Full Council

Meeting Days: Each Monday
Meeting Time: 2 p.m.

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    Meeting Days: Each Monday
    Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.

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  • Budget - Select Committee

    Legislative Matters:

    • Deliberate and review the Mayor's proposed budget and CIP, make changes as appropriate, to adopt a final Budget and CIP.

    Chair: Nick Licata
    Members: All Councilmembers

    Contact us at: 206-684-8803,

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    Central Waterfront, Seawall, and Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program - Select Committee

    Members: All Councilmembers

    Contact us at: 206-684-8807,

    Legislative Matters:

    • Review, monitor and act on plans, strategies and partnerships for the management, use and programming of new public spaces on the Central Waterfront. The Select Committee will review and act as appropriate on proposed development or redevelopment of Parks Department's waterfront properties on the Central Waterfront including Piers 57-63, development of the new surface Alaskan Way street and other improvements in the public right-of-way, and development and or redevelopment of adjacent public and private properties. The Select Committee will also review and act on any partnership agreements.
    • Review, monitor and act on Central Waterfront, Viaduct and Seawall financing strategies, which may include reviewing and acting on a local improvement district, public-voted levy lid-lift or bond measures, use of other public funding revenues, and leveraging of other public and private funding.
    • Analyze, review, and as appropriate, act on proposals and legislation to implement the State Route 99 Bored Tunnel and other projects in the Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement Program; agreements between the City and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), King County and the Port of Seattle; and all mitigation plans and efforts.
    • Monitor and review the Advisory Committee on Tolling and Traffic (ACTT)'s analysis of tolling options, strategies to minimize traffic diversion, and approaches for identifying and funding mitigation for traffic diversion. The Select Committee will also provide policy guidance reflecting the City's interests.

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    Education and Governance

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

    Chair: Tim Burgess
    Vice-Chair: Sally Bagshaw
    Member: Lorena González
    Alternate: Jean Godden

    The committee will focus on issues relating to public schools and improving student success rates, intergovernmental relations, high-quality universal preschool, ethics and elections, as well as personnel issues and labor-management relations.


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

    Chair: Kshama Sawant
    Vice-Chair: Lorena González
    Member: Mike O'Brien
    Alternate: Bruce A. Harrell

    The committee will handle policies relating to Seattle's energy usage, as well issues relating to alternative energy sources, air pollution regulation, energy utility rates, and Seattle City Light finances.



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    Finance and Culture

    2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 2 p.m.

    Chair: Nick Licata
    Vice-Chair: Jean Godden
    Member: Tim Burgess
    Alternate: Sally Bagshaw

    The committee will be responsible for reviewing the Mayor's proposed budget and City financial management policies. This committee will also manage issues relating to Seattle's art and culture, which includes nightlife issues and public access television.



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    Housing Affordability, Human Services and Economic Resiliency

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

    Chair: Lorena González
    Vice-Chair: Tom Rasmussen
    Member: Kshama Sawant
    Alternate: Mike O'Brien

    The committee will handle issues concerning affordable housing, homelessness, child care, and disability services, local and regional public health, as well as policies relating to economic development and affordability, including the minimum wage.


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    Labor Relations Select Committee

    For meeting dates & times please call 206-684-8888

    Chair: Tim Burgess
    Members: Jean Godden, Nick Licata, Bruce Harrell, Mike O'Brien

    Contact us at: 206-684-8806,

    As provided in Seattle Municipal Code Section 4.04.120, the City Council's Select Labor Committee as created by this memorandum, combined with the Executive Labor Committee appointed by the Mayor, constitute the City's Labor Relations Policy Committee. The purpose of the City's Labor Relations Policy Committee is to plan or adopt strategies or positions to be taken by the City during the course of collective bargaining, professional negotiations, grievance or mediation proceedings, and to review the proposals made in these negotiations or proceedings.


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    Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Gender Pay Equity

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

    Chair: Jean Godden
    Vice-Chair: Bruce A. Harrell
    Member: Tom Rasmussen
    Alternate: Kshama Sawant

    The committee will take up issues surrounding the gender pay gap in Seattle, as well as issues relating to City parks, community centers, and public grounds, including the Seattle Center. The committee will also manage legislation relating to the Seattle Public Library system.



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    Planning, Land Use and Sustainability

    1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 2 p.m.

    Chair: Mike O'Brien
    Vice-Chair: Tim Burgess
    Member: Nick Licata
    Alternate: Lorena González

    In addition to handling policies involving City zoning, planning, and land use regulations, the committee will take up matters that relate to climate and environmental protections, conservation programs, and green infrastructure.


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    Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology

    1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 2 p.m.

    Chair: Bruce A. Harrell
    Vice-Chair: Nick Licata
    Member: Sally Bagshaw
    Alternate: Tim Burgess

    The committee will consider policies relating to law enforcement, crime prevention and criminal justice, civil rights, emergency preparedness and medical services, City information technology planning and implementation, and cable telecommunication services in Seattle.



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    Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods

    2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 2 p.m.

    Chair: Sally Bagshaw
    Vice-Chair: Kshama Sawant
    Member: Bruce A. Harrell
    Alternate: Tom Rasmussen

    The committee will oversee Council's work on issues surrounding services provided by Seattle Public Utilities, including water, drainage, wastewater, and solid waste services. The committee will also consider matters involving Seattle neighborhoods, such as neighborhood outreach and engagement.


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    Select Committee on Housing Affordability

    The Select Committee will work with the Mayor and members of the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Advisory Committee to increase housing affordability in the City. The Select Committee will be informed by recommendations presented in July 2015 by the HALA Advisory Committee and the Mayor's Roadmap to an Affordable and Livable City.

    Chair: Mike O'Brien
    Vice Chair: Lorena González
    Members: All Councilmembers


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    Select Committee on Parks Funding

    The purpose of the Select Committee on Parks Funding is to review recommendations from the Parks Legacy Citizen Advisory Committee regarding a package of parks and recreation services (including capital projects, maintenance and operations, and programs) and funding options for implementing that package. The Committee sent a proposal for consideration by voters in the August, 2014 election.

    Chair: Sally Bagshaw
    Members: All Councilmembers


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    Select Committee on Transportation Funding

    The Committee will consider the Executive's proposal for a November 2015 ballot measure to fund local transportation improvements in Seattle. The Committee will: 1) review the City's need to replace the expiring Bridging the Gap levy; 2) consider the Executive's proposal, including the size and scope of the proposal; and 3) deliberate and make a final decision on whether to send a funding proposal to voters for consideration in the November 2015 election.

    Chair: Tom Rasmussen
    Members: All Councilmembers


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    Committee on Taxi, For-hire, and Limousine Regulations

    Legislative Matters:

    • The Committee will work with the Department of Finance and Administrative Services to study the existing market for Taxi, For-hire and Limousine services, the current approach to the regulation of these services and potential modifications to this regulatory structure. The Committee plans to coordinate with both King County and the Port of Seattle in this work.

    Chair: Vacant
    Members: Mike O'Brien Bruce A. Harrell


    Contact us at: 206-684-8802,

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    Town Hall Select Committee

    Meeting Dates and Times:

    • July 30, 2015 at 5:30 p.m
      • Belltown Community Center / 415 Bell Street / Seattle, WA 98121
      • A public hearing relating to the Denny Substation Project street vacation and master use permit

    Contact us at: 206-684-8800, Tom Rasmussen,

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

    Chair: Tom Rasmussen
    Vice-Chair: Mike O'Brien
    Member: Jean Godden
    Alternate: Nick Licata

    The committee will handle matters pertaining to city-wide and regional transportation policy and planning. These issues range from pedestrian and bicycle programs, traffic control and parking policies, and overseeing the City's coordination with regional and state departments of transportation.

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