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City Council

Formerly Known as Full Council

Committee recommendations are voted upon.

When

Each Monday @ 2pm

Members

All Councilmembers

When

Each Monday @ 9:30am

Members

All Councilmembers

Standing Committees

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; issues related to 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.

When

1st and 3rd Wednesdays @ 2:00pm

Members

To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to: civil rights issues; Seattle Public Utilities; 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 film and music activities.

When

2nd and 4th Tuesdays @ 9:30am

Members

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 Cmte. is the Finance Cmte. 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.
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.

When

2nd and 4th Wednesdays @ 9:30am

Members

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.

When

1st and 3rd Tuesdays @ 9:30am

Members

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.

When

1st and 3rd Thursdays @ 9:30am

Members

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.

When

2nd and 4th Tuesdays @ 2pm

Members

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.

When

1st and 3rd Wednesdays @ 9:30am

Members

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.

When

1st and 3rd Tuesdays @ 2pm

Members

Select Committees

Deliberate and review the Mayor's proposed budget and CIP, make changes as appropriate, to adopt a final Budget and CIP.
The purpose of the Select Committee on Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) is limited to considering actions needed to implement MHA citywide including changes to land use regulations, zoning designations, comprehensive plan language and maps, including neighborhood plan policies and changes to Urban Village boundaries on the City’s Future Land Use Map (FLUM); and development standards for all multifamily and commercial areas throughout the city (excluding historic districts and areas previously rezoned where MHA is already in place: portions of the University District; Downtown and South Lake Union; Chinatown/International District; Intersections at 23rd Avenue at Jackson, Cherry and Union; and Uptown Urban Village).
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.

When

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The Seattle City Council committee that monitors and considers actions related to civic arenas, like the proposed SODO arena and the Key Arena redevelopment.
The Families, Education, Pre-School and Promise Levy is the City of Seattle's levy to support equitable education so all of our learners, from birth to graduation, can reach their full potential.

The purpose of the Select Committee on the 2018 Seattle City Light Strategic Plan is limited to evaluation, amendment as appropriate, and consideration of approval of Seattle City Light’s Strategic Plan.

After considering recommendations from the customer-based City Light Review Panel, the public, and Council Staff, the Committee will decide whether to recommend approval of City Light’s 2019-2024 Strategic Plan.

It is anticipated that the Strategic Plan will be delivered by the end of May and committee meetings will occur in June and July.

The purpose of the Select Committee on Homelessness and Housing Affordability is to deliberate on issues related to homelessness - an issue of citywide importance. This requires broader coordination and centralization, a Council structure that pulls together all Councilmembers with committee responsibilities for various city departments. As many as 16 City departments are involved in the city’s homelessness response. The departments include the City Auditor’s Office, City Budget Office, Department of Construction and Inspections, Finance and Administrative Services, City Attorney's Office, Fire Department, Police Department, Office of Housing, Human Services Department, Department of Neighborhoods, Parks and Recreation, Seattle City Light, Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Libraries, Office for Civil Rights, and Seattle Department of Transportation. The select committee is charged with developing the principles and policies and identifying potential revenue sources to address the homelessness crisis.

District Boards

On August 5, 2014, Seattle voters approved the Seattle Park District, a metropolitan park district authorized by Chapter 35.61 of the Revised Code of Washington. The Seattle Park District has the same boundaries as the City of Seattle and the Seattle City Council members serve as the Park District's Governing Board. Property taxes collected by the Seattle Park District will provide funding for City parks and recreation including maintaining parklands and facilities, operating community centers and recreation programs, and developing new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites.