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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

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

    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, nick.licata@seattle.gov

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

    Meeting Dates and Times: The schedule for the first two meetings of 2014 of the Taxi, For-hire, and Limousine Regulations Committee is provided below. Additional meetings will be scheduled as necessary


    Members: All Councilmembers

    Contact us at: 206-684-8807, jean.godden@seattle.gov

    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: Sally J. Clark
    Alternate: Jean Godden

    As Chair of this committee, Councilmember Burgess 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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    Energy

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

    Chair: Kshama Sawant
    Vice-Chair: Sally J. Clark
    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. Councilmember Licata's 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: Sally J. Clark
    Vice-Chair: Tom Rasmussen
    Member: Kshama Sawant
    Alternate: Mike O'Brien

    Councilmember Clark's 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: Sally J. Clark, Nick Licata, Bruce Harrell, Mike O'Brien

    Contact us at: 206-684-8806, tim.burgess@seattle.gov

    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

    As Chair of this committee, Councilmember Godden 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. Her 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: Sally J. Clark

    In addition handling policies involving City zoning, planning, and land use regulations, Councilmember O'Brien 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

    As chair, Councilmember Harrell 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

    Councilmember Bagshaw 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 the Minimum Wage and Income Inequality

     

    The Select Committee will work with the Mayor's Office, The Office of Policy and Innovation, the Department of Finance and Administrative Services, the City Budget Office, and the City Attorney's Office to study current minimum wage standards, enforcement of minimum wage standards, and potential modifications to these protocols. The data assembled by and recommendations from the Mayor and the Mayor’s Income Inequality Advisory Committee will inform this work. In order to accommodate broader public engagement, the Select Committee will hold some of its meetings after normal work hours, or on the weekend, and outside Council Chambers as determined by the Select Committee chair.

    Chair: Sally J. Clark

    Members: Sally Bagshaw, Tim Burgess, Jean Godden, Bruce Harrell, Nick Licata, Mike O'Brien, Tom Rasmussen, Kshama Sawant

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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 will deliberate and make a final decision as to whether to send a proposal for consideration by voters in the August, 2014 election.

    Chair: Sally Bagshaw
    Members: All Councilmembers

     

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    Committee on Taxi, For-hire, and Limousine Regulations

    Meeting Dates and Times: The schedule for the first two meetings of 2014 of the Taxi, For-hire, and Limousine Regulations Committee is provided below. Additional meetings will be scheduled as necessary

    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: Sally J. Clark
    Members: Mike O'Brien Bruce A. Harrell

     

    Contact us at: 206-684-8802, sally.clark@seattle.gov, council@seattle.gov

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    Town Hall Select Committee

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

     

    Contact us at: 206-684-8800, mike.obrien@seattle.gov, council@seattle.gov

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    Transportation

    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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