2020/2021 Governance & Education Committee

The purpose of the Governance & Education Committee is 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, code improvement, the Office of Intergovernmental Relations, and rules of the City Council; City personnel issues, including labor-management relations, collective bargaining agreements, and other issues related to salary rates, hours, and other conditions of employment; the Office of the Employee Ombud; the City Auditor; the Office of Hearing Examiner; ethics and elections, including the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission; immigrant and refugee rights, including the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs; and education and early learning initiatives, including the Department of Education and Early Learning, the City's Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy, with a goal of improving City schools and student success rates and reducing achievement gaps.

Governance and Education Committee 3/9/21
Governance and Education Committee 3/9/21
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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State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15, until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature.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, Chair's Report; Public Comment; Appointments to Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission; COVID-19 Responses and Positive Community Outcomes; City of Seattle's ages Birth-to-Three and Childcare Strategies.

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Governance and Education Committee 12/1/21

Pursuant to Washington State Governor's Proclamation No. 20-28.15 and Senate Concurrent Resolution 8402, this public meeting will be held remotely. Meeting participation is limited to access by the telephone number provided on the meeting agenda, and the meeting is accessible via telephone and Seattle Channel online. 

Agenda: Call To Order, Chair's Report; Public Comment; Res 32029: adopting General Rules and Procedures of the Seattle City Council.

Governance and Education Committee 9/14/21

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, Chair's Report; Public Comment; CB 120172: relating to City employment - Third Quarter 2021 Employment Ordinance; Reappointment of David G. Jones as City Auditor; 2020 Annual Report & 2021 Work Program Update.

Governance and Education Committee 7/13/21

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, Chair's Report; Public Comment; CB 120120: relating to City employment of public records officers; CB 120124: relating to the organization of City government; Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy School Year 2020-2021 Annual Update.

Governance and Education Committee 6/8/21

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, Chair's Report; Public Comment; Appointments to Districting Commission; Appointment to Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy Oversight Committee; Steps Towards an Equitable Recovery by the Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission; Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy Update: K-12 and Seattle Preschool Program.

Governance and Education Committee 5/11/21

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, Chair's Report; Public Comment; CB 120066: relating to City employment; Childcare Access: Challenges and Strategies for Home-based and Center-based Childcare Facilities; Strategies for Expanding Access to Childcare: 2019 Council Budget Actions.

Governance and Education Committee 4/13/21

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, Chair's Report; Public Comment; Appointments to Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission; Best Starts for Kids Levy Renewal; Res 32002: Supporting renewal of King County's Best Starts for Kids Levy; Seattle Promise.

Governance and Education Committee 3/9/21

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, Chair's Report; Public Comment; Appointments to Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission; COVID-19 Responses and Positive Community Outcomes; City of Seattle's ages Birth-to-Three and Childcare Strategies.

Governance and Education Committee 2/9/21

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, Chair's Report; Public Comment; Vaccine Equity: A Community Perspective; Vaccine Distribution: Government Roundtable.

Governance and Education Committee 12/8/20

Agenda: Call To Order, Chair's Report; Public Comment; CB 119967:relating to the 2018 Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy; CB 119968: relating to lobbying regulations.

Governance and Education Committee 9/11/20

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

Agenda: Public Comment; Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy Funding Process Update; CB 119896: regarding Violations of Civil Emergency Order; Res 31966: regarding Violations of Civil Emergency Orders; Res 31933: expanding requirements for Summary and Fiscal note on new legislation to consider impacts of climate change.