The following is a summation of Council actions at today’s 2:00 p.m. Full Council meeting.
Councilmember Jean Godden excused.
1. Resolution 31380 ADOPTED (8 – 0)
Supporting a United States Constitutional Amendment to Regulate Corporate Political Spending and Campaign Financing.
2. Council Bill 117443 PASSED (8 – 0)
Vacating a portion of Southwest Dakota Street between West Marginal Way Southwest and the Southwesterly margin of the Duwamish Waterway, a portion of Southwest Idaho Street between West Marginal Way Southwest and the Southwesterly Margin of the Duwamish Waterway, and a portion of West Marginal Way Southwest between Southwest Dakota Street and Southwest Idaho Street in the Duwamish Industrial Area of Seattle on the petition of the Port of Seattle; accepting a public access easement from the Port of Seattle for public access to the shoreline area at Terminal 105; accepting a public access easement from the Port of Seattle for public access to the shoreline area at Terminal 107; accepting easement agreements from each of the Port of Seattle and JD Anderson, LLC for the construction, operation, and maintenance of stormwater drainage facilities; and accepting an easement and relinquishment of easement agreement from General Recycling of Washington, LLC for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a stormwater drainage facility and sanitary sewer facility, and relinquishment of an easement for sewer line, as reflected in Clerk File 297660.
3. Council Bill 117458 PASSED (8 – 0)
Relating to the Mercer Corridor Project West Phase; authorizing the Director of Transportation to acquire, accept, and record, on behalf of the City of Seattle, an easement for a portion of Block 73, D.T. Denny’s Home Addition to the City of Seattle, from IRIS Holdings, LLC, a Washington limited liability company, to widen and extend 6th Avenue North; authorizing the Director of Transportation to acquire, accept, and record, on behalf of the City of Seattle, a bargain and sale deed for a portion of Block 63, Block 64, and Block 73, D.T. Denny’s Home Addition to the City of Seattle, together with the vacated streets and vacated alleys, from IRIS Holdings, LLC, a Washington limited liability company, to widen Mercer Street; authorizing the transfer of jurisdiction of portions of Block 54, D.T. Denny’s Home Addition to the City of Seattle from the Seattle Center Department to the Seattle Department of Transportation and designating it for street purposes to widen Mercer Street and 5th Avenue North; authorizing the Director of Transportation to acquire all of the property rights necessary for converting Mercer Street and Roy Street into two-way streets between 9th Avenue North and 5th Avenue West, as well as constructing bicycle, pedestrian, and transportation improvements, and constructing the street grid across Broad Street; authorizing acquisition of real property rights within the area bounded on the north by Roy Street, on the south by John Street, on the east by 9th Avenue North, and on the west by 5th Avenue West, and on Elliott Avenue West near the intersection of Elliott Avenue West and West Mercer Place, through negotiation and use of eminent domain (condemnation); authorizing payment of all other costs associated with the acquisitions; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
4. Council Bill 117459 PASSED (8 – 0)
Relating to the permission granted to the 2020 Fifth Avenue, LLC by Ordinance 123794 to construct, maintain, and operate a pedestrian skybridge in the mid-block portion of the alley between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue, south of Lenora Street, by amending Section 1 to revise the legal description of the adjacent property; and ratify and confirm certain prior acts.
5. Clerk File 312294 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)
Appointment of David A. Goldberg as member, Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board, for a term of confirmation to March 4, 2014.
6. Clerk File 312295 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)
Appointment of Lorena P. Kaplan as member, Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board, for a term of confirmation to March 4, 2014.
7. Clerk File 312296 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)
Appointment of Dottie Faris as member, Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board, for a term of confirmation to March 4, 2013.
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE:
8. Council Bill 117452 PASSED (8 – 0)
Relating to the City Light Department, declaring as surplus and authorizing the Superintendent or his designee to release four (4) easements for electrical service located within City of Seattle Short Subdivision Nos. 3005320, 3008464, and 3012055.
9. Council Bill 117460 PASSED (8 – 0)
Relating to the City Light Department; accepting statutory warranty deeds to the Dow, Faucett et al., Miller, and Schmitt properties in Snohomish County, Washington, and the Errol Hanson Funding Inc., Fischer, Heaphy, Raab Family Trust, TPB Properties Inc., Turner and Wall properties in Skagit County, Washington, for salmonid habitat protection purposes; ratifying the grants of Deeds of Right to the State of Washington on the Dow, Errol Hanson Funding, Inc., Faucett et al., Fischer, Miller, Schmitt, and TPB Properties Inc. properties for salmon recovery and conservation purposes; placing said lands under the jurisdiction of the City Light Department; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
10. Resolution 31365 ADOPTED (8 – 0)
Endorsing the City Light Department’s Wholesale Energy Risk Management Policy; establishing it as the policy governing wholesale energy risk management at the City Light Department; and superseding Resolution 31230.
11. Clerk File 312323 CONFIRMED (8 – 0)
Reappointment of David E. Allen as member, Seattle City Light Review Panel for a term of confirmation to April 11, 2015.
PLANNING, LAND USE, AND SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE:
12. Resolution 31370 ADOPTED (8 – 0)
Identifying principles and a revised schedule to guide the review and update of the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
13. Clerk File 311765 APPROVED (8 – 0)
Council land use action by the Department of Finance and Administrative Services to approve a 1,473 sq. ft. addition to the existing two-story Fire Station 8 structure, and for additional eight surface parking spaces, located at 110 Lee Street (Project No. 3011999, Type V).
HOUSING, HUMAN SERVICE, HEALTH, AND CULTURE COMMITTEE:
14. Council Bill 117454 PASSED (8 – 0)
Relating to funding for housing and community development programs; authorizing acceptance of grant funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for programs included in the City’s Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development; decreasing appropriations in the 2012 Adopted Budget of funds available for activities under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and for activities of the Office of Housing; increasing the appropriation in the 2012 Adopted Budget for the Human Services Department for activities funded by the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program; increasing appropriations in the 2012 Adopted Budget for certain activities of the Office Housing and Office of Economic Development; amending the 2012 Annual Allocation Plan component of the 2012 Update to the Consolidated Plan; amending the 2011 Annual Allocation Plan component of the 2011 Update to the Consolidated Plan; reallocating unexpended funds from prior years; recognizing the Section 108 program income within the Consolidated Plan; and ratifying and confirming prior acts, all by a three-fourths vote of the City Council.