2020/2021 Finance & Housing Committee

The purpose of the Finance & Housing Committee is to provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to: 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 Housing Committee is the Finance Committee 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 Department of Finance and Administrative Services, including the Seattle Animal Shelter, the City's fleets and facilities, the Customer Service Bureau, and other administrative functions; housing policies and programs, including the Office of Housing, investing and promoting the development and preservation of affordable housing for workers, families, and retirees; the Office of Labor Standards; and monitoring implementation of the priority hire program and promoting worker protections.

Finance & Housing Committee 7/9/21
Finance & Housing Committee 7/9/21
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In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15., until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and online by the Seattle Channel.

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; CB 120114: relating to the Office of Housing; CB 120113:  relating to the Multifamily Housing Property Tax Exemption Program; CB 120119:  relating to employment in Seattle - hazard pay; CB120118:  related to creating a fund for Payroll Expense Tax revenues.

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Finance & Housing Committee 9/17/21

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15., until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and online by the Seattle Channel.

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; Office of Labor Standards Race and Social Justice Initiative Report; CB 120178: amending the 2021 Budget; Fort Lawton Lease Agreement; Revenue Forecast Update.

Finance & Housing Committee 9/10/21

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15., until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and online by the Seattle Channel.

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; Strategic Investment Fund Proviso Lift; CB 120156: relating to the Multifamily Housing Property Tax Exemption Program; Res 32017: calling for research, engagement and presentation of information to the Mayor and City Council on the Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE) program prior to considering renewal of the program in 2023.

Finance & Housing Committee 8/17/21

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15., until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and online by the Seattle Channel.

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; Reappointments to Community Roots Housing Public Development Authority Governing Council; Economic Revenue Forecast; CB 120111: acceptance of funding from non-City sources; CB 120112: 2021 Budget; CB 120156: relating to the Multifamily Housing Property Tax Exemption Program; Res 32017: calling for research, engagement, and presentation of information on the Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE) program; CB 120165: relating to the Department of Finance and Administrative Services; Department of Finance and Administrative Services Race and Social Justice Initiative (held until future meeting).

Finance & Housing Committee 8/3/21

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15., until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and online by the Seattle Channel.

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; Response Letter to Domestic Workers Standards Board Recommendations; CB 120131: amending 2021 Budget; CB 120150: related to the City's response to the COVID-19 crisis; CB 120147: relating to the financing of the General Fund; CB 120111: acceptance of funding from non-City sources; CB 120112: amending 2021 Budget; Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE) Annual Report.

Finance & Housing Committee 7/20/21

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15., until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and online by the Seattle Channel.

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; Appointments and Reappointments to Domestic Workers Standards Board; CB 120131: amending 2021 Budget; Domestic Workers Standards Board Recommendations; CB 120111: authorizing, in 2021, acceptance of funding from non-City sources; CB 120112: amending the 2021 Budget; Seattle Rescue Plan Two Process Update.

Finance & Housing Committee 7/9/21

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15., until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and online by the Seattle Channel.

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; CB 120114: relating to the Office of Housing; CB 120113:  relating to the Multifamily Housing Property Tax Exemption Program; CB 120119:  relating to employment in Seattle - hazard pay; CB120118:  related to creating a fund for Payroll Expense Tax revenues.

Finance & Housing Committee 6/15/21

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15., until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and online by the Seattle Channel.

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; Grocery Workers Hazard Pay Panel; CB 120101: relating to housing for low-income households; CB 120093: related to the City's response to the COVID-19 crisis; CB 120094: related to the City's response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Finance & Housing Committee 6/4/21

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15., until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and online by the Seattle Channel.

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment;CB 120093: related to the City's response to the COVID-19 crisis; CB 120094: related to the City's response to the COVID-19 crisis; CB 120069: relating to independent contractors in Seattle.

Finance & Housing Committee 5/18/21

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15., until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and online by the Seattle Channel.

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; Domestic Workers Standards Board Recommendations; American Rescue Plan Act Direct Aid; CB 120069: relating to independent contractors in Seattle.

Finance & Housing Committee Public Hearing 5/5/21

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15., until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and online by the Seattle Channel.

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; CB 120059: relating to funding for housing and community development programs, includes public hearing; CB 120039:  amending Ordinance 126237, the 2021 Budget.

Finance & Housing Committee 5/4/21

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15., until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and online by the Seattle Channel.

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; Appointments; Transparency Requirements for Contract Workers; CB 120058: Ordinance relating to the Office of Housing (OH) & property in Southeast Seattle.

Finance & Housing Committee Public Hearing 5/4/21

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15., until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and online by the Seattle Channel.

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Hearing: The Finance and Housing Committee will conduct a remote public hearing to solicit public comment on the allocation of the expected federal aid from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

Finance & Housing Committee 4/20/21

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15., until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and online by the Seattle Channel.

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; American Rescue Plan Act Community Panel; CB 120041: relating to the 2021 Budget; Economic Revenue Forecast; Northgate Commons Acquisition and Redevelopment Partnership with the City of Seattle; Transparency Requirements for Contract Workers.

Finance & Housing Committee 4/6/21

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15., until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and online by the Seattle Channel.

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; Presentation from Cities on American Rescue Plan Funding; Appointments to Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board, Labor Standards Advisory Commission; Transparency Requirements for Contract Workers; CB 120018: relating to grant funds from non-City sources; CB 120029: amending 2021 budget; CB 120030: relating to taxation.

Finance & Housing Committee 3/16/21

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15., until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and online by the Seattle Channel.

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; Res 31999: identifying the City Council's priorities to maximize local use of future federal funding to support COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts; Overview of American Recovery Act; CB 120019: 2021 Budget; CB 120018: relating to grant funds from non-City sources.

Finance & Housing Committee 3/2/21

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15., until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and online by the Seattle Channel.

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; CB 120006: relating to contracting indebtedness; Res 31991: establishing a Watch List of large, complex, discrete capital projects; Federal Funding and Council Priorities; Hotel Assistance Update.

Finance & Housing Committee 2/19/21

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15., until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and online by the Seattle Channel.

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; Appointments and Reappointments to Seattle Housing Authority Board, Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board, Office of Labor Standards; Federal Funding for COVID Relief.

Finance & Housing Committee 1/22/21

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15., until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and online by the Seattle Channel

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; Appointments and Reappointments to Community Roots Housing Public Development Authority Governing Council, Labor Standards Advisory Commission, Seattle Housing Authority Board; Yesler Terrace Update and SHA Acquisitions Program; CB 119990: relating to employment in Seattle.

Finance & Housing Committee 12/9/20

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation No. 20-28, et seq. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and Seattle Channel online.

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; 2021 Draft Annual Action Plan, including public hearing; CB 119971: grant acceptance; CB 11970: amending the 2020 Budget, including 2020-2025 Capital Improvement Program; CB 119972: relating to appropriations for the Seattle Police Department; CB 119977: amending the 2020 Budget; CB 119973: relating to affordable housing.

Finance & Housing Committee 9/24/20

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation No. 20-28.9, through October 1, 2020. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and Seattle Channel online.

Agenda: Call to Order, Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; CB 119876: relating to transportation network company driver labor standards; Covid-19 Rental Assistance, Homelessness Prevention, and Home Owner Support; CB 119890: relating to the transfer of City real property for housing development - 7750 28th Ave NW.

Finance & Housing Committee 9/15/20

In-person attendance is currently prohibited per Washington State Governor's Proclamation No. 20-28.9, through October 1, 2020. Meeting participation is limited to access by telephone conference line and Seattle Channel online.

Agenda: Public Comment; CB 119886: relating to the transfer of City property located at 722 18th Ave; CB 119876: relating to transportation network company driver labor standards. 

Finance & Housing Committee 3/3/20

Agenda: Public Comment; Appointments to Domestic Workers Standards Board; Housing Connector Program; CB 119752: relating to fair housing; Finance and Housing 2020 Workplan.

Finance & Housing Committee 2/19/20

Agenda: Public Comment; Appointments to the Domestic Workers Standards Board; Res 31931: Establishing a Watch List of Capital Projects; Future of Work.

Finance & Housing Committee 2/6/20

Agenda: Public Comment; Appointments to Seattle City Employees' Retirement System Board of Administration, Orca for All; Capital Projects Watchlist.