2022-2023 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 including but not limited to urban sustainability, including the Office of Sustainability and Environment, climate justice, conservation programs, green buildings, and food policy; implementation of the Green New Deal for Seattle, including hearing recommendations and proposals from the Green New Deal (GND) Oversight Board and community organizations, monitoring the implementation of the GND by City departments including the Office of Sustainability and Environment ; and, renters' rights, including hearing recommendations and proposals from the Seattle Renters' Commission and community organizations, monitoring the enforcement of renters' rights by City departments, including the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections and the Office for Civil Rights, and considering legislation related to 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 7/15/22
Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 7/15/22
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Agenda: Call to Order; Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; Appt 02268: Appointment of Jessyn Farrell as Director of the Office of Sustainability and Environment; Appointments and Reappointments. 

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Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 8/19/22

Agenda: Call to Order; Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; Res 32064: Resolution declaring City Council’s intent to phase out gas-powered leaf blowers.

Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 7/15/22

Agenda: Call to Order; Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; Appt 02268: Appointment of Jessyn Farrell as Director of the Office of Sustainability and Environment; Appointments and Reappointments. 

Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee Special Meeting 6/24/22

Agenda: Call to Order; Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; Appointments and Reappointments to Green New Deal Oversight Board.

Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 5/20/22

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; Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; CB 120325: relating to housing and displacement mitigation; CB 120330: relating to just cause eviction; Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) Race and Social Initiative (RSJI) Report.

Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 4/15/22

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; Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; CB 120305: modifying Ordinance 126081 concerning repayment plans for rental arrears; Appointments and Reappointments to Seattle Renters’ Commission; Renters in the Madkin Apartments organizing to stop displacement.

Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 3/18/22

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; Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; City procedures and enforcement authority for violations of Seattle's housing codes and other renters rights; Renter experiences reporting and seeking help for renters rights violations; CB 120284: relating to housing and displacement mitigation.

Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 2/18/22

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; Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; Community Panel on extending Seattle's moratorium on evictions through the end of the COVID Public Health Emergency.

Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 2/4/22

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; Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; Briefing on proposed bill relating to the City's selection of banking services and insurance services.

Sustainability & Renters' Rights Committee 1/21/22

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; Approval of the Agenda; Public Comment; Briefing and discussion: Renters' experiences attempting to get housing code violations fixed by their landlord; Briefing and discussion: Supporting the demands of the Stop the Money Pipeline movement.