2020/2021 Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee

The purpose of the Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee is to provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to: urban sustainability, including the Office of Sustainability and Environment, climate justice, conservation programs, green buildings, and food policy; and renters' rights, including but not limited to legislation intended to protect renters facing gentrification, economic evictions, excessive background checks, and unaffordable rent.

Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 7/15/21
Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 7/15/21
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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State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15, until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature.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; Community Panel - Protecting renters from skyrocketing rents; Relocation Assistance for Economic Displacement (Economic Evictions); Rent Control; CB 119585: relating to residential rental properties; Appointments to Green New Deal Oversight Board.

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Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 7/15/21

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State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15, until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature.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; Community Panel - Protecting renters from skyrocketing rents; Relocation Assistance for Economic Displacement (Economic Evictions); Rent Control; CB 119585: relating to residential rental properties; Appointments to Green New Deal Oversight Board.

Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 6/22/21

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State Governor's Proclamation 20-28.15, until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is terminated or Proclamation 20-28 is rescinded by the Governor or State legislature.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; The climate crisis; Appointment to Green New Deal Oversight Board; Rent Control - Frequently Asked Questions; Relocation Assistance for Economic Displacement (Economic Evictions); CB 119585: relating to residential rental properties.

Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 5/25/21

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 120046: related to termination of residential rental tenancies; CB 120090: relating to new residential rental tenancies; CB 120077: relating to the termination of residential rental tenancies

Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 5/12/21

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; Panel discussion on closing the fixed-term lease loophole in Seattle's Just Cause Eviction Ordinance protections; CB 120056: related to termination of residential tenancies; CB 120057: related to the renewal or continuation of residential rental tenancies; CB 120046: related to termination of residential rental tenancies.

Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 4/27/21

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; Community panel discussion on Council Bill 120046, relating to preventing school year evictions of children, their families, and educators; Community panel discussion on Council Bill 120056, relating to closing the fixed-term lease loophole in Seattle's Just Cause Eviction Ordinance (JCEO); Community panel discussion the Green New Deal in Seattle and the fight for green infrastructure and against fossil fuel companies.

Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 3/23/21

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; Strengthening "Just Cause" eviction protections and closing "End-of-lease" loopholes; Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) - 2021 Climate Justice Priorities; Appointments to Green New Deal Oversight Board; Electrifying Seattle's Infrastructure.

Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 3/4/21

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; Community panel discussion on preventing evictions; CB 120007: relating to residential evictions; Reappointments to Seattle Renters' Commission.

Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 1/26/21

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; Extending the Eviction Moratorium Through At Least the End of 2021; Creating a Right to Counsel for Renters Facing Eviction; Appointments and Reappointments to Seattle Renters' Commission. 

Sustainability & Renters' Rights 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; Community Organizing Against Climate Change and the Financial Institutions that Fund Fossil Fuel Infrastructure; Strengthening Renters' Rights Under COVID Crisis and Supporting Grassroots Organizing to Cancel Rent, Mortgage, Utility Fees, and Late Payments.

Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 5/21/20

Agenda: Public Comment; Tax on Corporate Payroll; Strengthening Renters' Rights.

Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 2/25/20

Agenda: Public Comment; Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) 2020 Workplan.

Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 1/23/20

Agenda: Public Comment; CB 119726: Ordinance relating to prohibiting evictions in winter months.