The following is a summation of Council actions at today’s 2 p.m. Full Council meeting
1. Council Bill 117762 (PDF Version) REFERRED TO THE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE.
Relating to the City Light Department; amending Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 21.49.040 to simplify the eligibility verification process for residential rate assistance.
2. Clerk File 311812 (PDF Version) GRANTED AS CONDITIONED (9 – 0)
Application of Trenton Associates-McClellan LLC for approval of a contract rezone of approximately 67,948 sq. ft. of land at both 2615 25th Avenue South and 2715 — 25th Avenue South, from Single Family 5000 (SF 5000) to Seattle Mixed with a 65 foot limit (SM – 65′), to allow two- seven story structures containing a total of 307 residential units with parking for 222 vehicles, and including 13, 230 cu. yds. of grading in an environmentally critical area. (Related Project No. 3012417; Project No. 3012217, Type IV)
3. Council Bill 117772 (PDF Version) PASSED (9 – 0)
Relating to land use and zoning; amending the Official Land Use Map to rezone properties located at 2615 25th Aven ue South and 2715 — 25th Avenue South, from Single Family 5000 (SF 5000) to Seattle Mixed/Residential with a 65 foot height limit (SM/R-65).
SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON SOUTH LAKE UNION: 4. Council Bill 117603 (PDF Version) PASSED AS AMENDED (9 – 0)
Related to land use and zoning, modifying function and locational criteria for the Seattle Mixed zone; modifying use provisions and development standards; enacting and amending affordable housing incentive programs; enacting and amending provisions for height and density bonuses and transfer of development rights; amending Sections 23.34.128, 23.41.012, 23 .45.510, 23.45.516, 23.45.574, 23.47A.035, 23.48.002, 23.48.004, 23.48.010, 23.48.011, 23.48.012, 23.48.014, 23.48.017, 23.48.020, 23.48.024, 23.48.026, 23.48.028, 23.48.030, 23.48.032, 23.48.034, 23.48.035, 23.48.036, 23.48.038, 23.49.008, 23.49.010, 23.49.011, 23.49.023, 23.50.026, 23.50.027, 23.50.028, 23.50.053, 23.57.005, 23.57.008, 23.57.012, 23.58A.002, 23.58A.0 04, 23.58A.012, 23.58A.014, 23.58A.022, 23.58A.024, 23.58A.026, 23.66.032, 23.84A.030, 23.84A.032, 23.84A.038, 23.86.006; repealing Sections 23.48.006, 23.48.008, 23.48.016, 23.48.018, 23.48.019, 23.50.051, 23.50.052, 23.58A.013, 23.58A.016, 23 .58A.018, 23.58A.023; adding new sections 23.48.008, 23.48.009, 23.48.013, 23.48.022, 23.48.025, 23.58A.003, 23.58A.040, 23.58A.04 2, and 23.58A.044; and amending the Official Land Use Map, Chapter 23.32, at pages 101 and 102 to rezone areas within the South Lake Union Urban Center.
5. Resolution 31449 (PDF Version) ADOPTED AS AMENDED (9 – 0)
Declaring the City Council’s intent to support the growth and livability of the South Lake Union Urban Center by working with other City departments to implement initiatives that complement changes to land use regulations.
6. Resolution 31444 (PDF Version) ADOPTED AS AMENDED (9 – 0)
Calling for a thorough review and update of Seattle’s incentive zoning and other affordable housing programs and policies focused on creating affordable Workforce Housing by establishing an Expert Advisory Team that will advise and make recommendations to the City Council.
7. Resolution 31445 (PDF Version) ADOPTED (9 – 0)
Responding to the Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) review of the South Lake Union rezone by the Legislative Department’s RSJI Change Team, and creating a work plan for advancing RSJI goals in response to that review.
GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE:
8. Council Bill 117736 (PDF Version) PASSED (8 – 0, COUNCILMEMBER BAGSHAW PRESENT BUT DISQUALIFIED FROM VOTING)
Establishing a ten-year Downtown Parking and Business Improvement Area to be known as the Metropolitan Improvement District; levying special assessments upon operators of the business property, multi-family residential property (buildings containing four or more residential units), and mixed-use property (multi-family residential and commercial) within the area; providing for the deposit of revenues in a special account and expenditures therefrom; providing for collection of and penalties for delinquencies; providing for the establishment of a Ratepayers Advisory Board; providing for an implementation agreement with a Program Manager; disestablishing the current Downtown Parking and Business Improvement Area that was established by Ordinance 121482 (“2004 DBIA”); suspending the issuance of assessments and providing for the winding up of activities under the 2004 DBIA; and providing for the distribution of remaining funds from and closing of the 2004 DBIA Account.
9. Council Bill 117759 (PDF Version) PASSED (9 – 0)
Relating to the 2013 Budget; carrying forward certain unexpended appropriations and funds for non- capital purpose s from the 2012 budget of various departments; ratifying and confirming certain prior acts, all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
10. Council Bill 117760 (PDF Version) PASSED (9 – 0)
Amending the 2012 Adopted Budget, including the 2012-2017 Capital Improvement Program (CIP); changing appropriations to various departments and from various funds in the Budget; revising project allocations for certain projects in the 2012-2017 CIP; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts; all by a 3/4 vote of the City Council.
PASS AS AMENDED (Burgess, Bagshaw, Clark, Conlin, Godden, Licata)
PUBLIC SAFETY, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE:
11. Clerk File 312916 (PDF Version) CONFIRMED (9 – 0)
Appointment of Rich Stolz as member, Seattle Human Rights Commission, for a term of confirmation to July 22, 2014.