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Journal of the Proceedings of the Seattle City Council, April 12, 2010


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Journal of the Proceedings of the Seattle City Council

Monday, April 12, 2010


A. CALL TO ORDER

The City Council of The City of Seattle met in the Council Chamber in City Hall in Seattle, Washington on Monday, April 12, 2010, pursuant to the provisions of the City Charter. The meeting was called to order at 2:05 p.m., with Council President Conlin presiding.

B. ROLL CALL

On roll call the following members were:

Present: Bagshaw, Burgess, Conlin, Godden, Harrell, Licata, O'Brien, Rasmussen - 8

Absent: Clark - 1.

By unanimous consent, Councilmember Clark was excused from the Full Council meeting.

C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Motion was made, duly seconded and carried, to adopt the proposed Agenda.

D. APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL

The Journal of the Proceedings of the Seattle City Council meeting of Monday, April 5, 2010, was presented to the Chair for approval. By unanimous consent, the Journal was approved and signed.

E. PRESENTATIONS

Council President Conlin introduced Diah Pitaloka, Luthfi Widagdo Eddyono, and Sidratahta Mukhtar, visiting from Indonesia.

F. PUBLIC COMMENT

Lance Schubert addressed the Council regarding a non-Agenda item, the closure of the South Park Bridge.

Peggy Weiss addressed the Council regarding Agenda item 3, Resolution 31198.

Martha Koster addressed the Council regarding Agenda item 3, Resolution 31198.

Ted Radford addressed the Council regarding Agenda item 3, Resolution 31198.

Lois Schippe addressed the Council regarding Agenda item 3, Resolution 31198.

Susan Oxholm addressed the Council regarding Agenda item 3, Resolution 31198.

Liz Giba addressed the Council regarding Agenda item 3, Resolution 31198.

Michael McGrath addressed the Council regarding Agenda item 3, Resolution 31198.

Karen Veloria addressed the Council regarding Agenda item 3, Resolution 31198.

Gunder Singh addressed the Council regarding Agenda item 3, Resolution 31198.

G. REFERRAL CALENDAR

Motion was made, duly seconded and carried, to adopt the proposed Referral Calendar.

COUNCIL BILLS:

BY GODDEN:

Council Bill No. 116831, Appropriating money to pay certain audited claims and ordering the payment thereof.

Referred to Full Council.

BY CLARK:

Council Bill No. 116832, Relating to historic preservation, imposing controls upon the Horiuchi Mural, a landmark designated by the Landmarks Preservation Board under Chapter 25.12 of the Seattle Municipal Code, and adding it to the Table of Historical Landmarks contained in Chapter 25.32 of the Seattle Municipal Code.

Referred to Committee on the Built Environment.

Council Bill No. 116833, Relating to historic preservation, imposing controls upon theVolunteer Park Conservatory, a landmark designated by the Landmarks Preservation Board under Chapter 25.12 of the Seattle Municipal Code, and adding it to the Table of Historical Landmarks contained in Chapter 25.32 of the Seattle Municipal Code.

Referred to Committee on the Built Environment.

Council Bill No. 116834, Relating to historic preservation, imposing controls upon the Sorrento Hotel, a landmark designated by the Landmarks Preservation Board under Chapter 25.12 of the Seattle Municipal Code, and adding it to the Table of Historical Landmarks contained in Chapter 25.32 of the Seattle Municipal Code.

Referred to Committee on the Built Environment.

Council Bill No. 116835, Relating to historic preservation, imposing controls upon the Coca Cola Bottling Plant, a landmark designated by the Landmarks Preservation Board under Chapter 25.12 of the Seattle Municipal Code, and adding it to the Table of Historical Landmarks contained in Chapter 25.32 of the Seattle Municipal Code.

Referred to Committee on the Built Environment.

Council Bill No. 116836, Relating to historic preservation, imposing controls upon the Egan House, a landmark designated by the Landmarks Preservation Board under Chapter 25.12 of the Seattle Municipal Code, and adding it to the Table of Historical Landmarks contained in Chapter 25.32 of the Seattle Municipal Code.

Referred to Committee on the Built Environment.

Council Bill No. 116837, Relating to historic preservation, imposing controls upon the (former) Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist a landmark designated by the Landmarks Preservation Board under Chapter 25.12 of the Seattle Municipal Code, and adding it to the Table of Historical Landmarks contained in Chapter 25.32 of the Seattle Municipal Code.

Referred to Committee on the Built Environment.

Council Bill No. 116838, Relating to historic preservation, imposing controls upon the Kobe Bell, a landmark designated by the Landmarks Preservation Board under Chapter 25.12 of the Seattle Municipal Code, and adding it to the Table of Historical Landmarks contained in Chapter 25.32 of the Seattle Municipal Code.

Referred to Committee on the Built Environment.

Council Bill No. 116839, Relating to historic preservation, imposing controls upon the Seattle Center House, a landmark designated by the Landmarks Preservation Board under Chapter 25.12 of the Seattle Municipal Code, and adding it to the Table of Historical Landmarks contained in Chapter 25.32 of the Seattle Municipal Code.

Referred to Committee on the Built Environment.

Council Bill No. 116840, Relating to land use and zoning; amending Chapter 23.32 of the Seattle Municipal Code at page 100 of the Official Land Use Map, to rezone property located at 100 Republican Street from Neighborhood Commercial 3 with a 40-foot height limit (NC3 40) and Neighborhood Commercial 3 with a 40-foot height limit and Pedestrian zone designation (NC3P 40), to Neighborhood Commercial 3 with a 65-foot height limit (NC3 65) and to Neighborhood Commercial 3 with a 65-foot height limit and Pedestrian zone designation (NC3P 65), respectively, authorizing acceptance of a Property Use and Development Agreement, and setting a contingent effective date.

Referred to Committee on the Built Environment.

BY LICATA:

Council Bill No. 116841, Relating to housing for low-income households, adopting the 2010- 2011 Administrative and Financial Plan for 2009 Housing Levy Programs; establishing and modifying certain policies for use of funds for housing programs from other sources, including the 1986 Housing Levy, 1995 Housing Levy, and 2002 Housing Levy; and amending the Housing Policies appendix to the 2009-2012 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development.

Referred to Housing, Human Services, Health, and Culture Committee.

RESOLUTIONS:

BY CONLIN:

Resolution No. 31202, Recognizing the Puget Sound Regional Council Regional Food Policy Council as an advisory body to the City of Seattle.

Referred to Regional Development and Sustainability Committee.

BY GODDEN:

Resolution No. 31203, Concerning Capital Projects; adopting updated capital and asset preservation policies for the City of Seattle, setting a time frame for submittal of a Strategic Capital Agenda, establishing new hearing procedures for certain Capital Projects with private partners to replace those procedures adopted in Resolution 30096 pursuant to the 1999 settlement agreement in CLEAN, et al., v. City of Seattle, and superseding Resolutions 30365, 30072, and 30096.

Referred to Finance and Budget Committee.

BY O'BRIEN:

Resolution No. 31204, Outlining specific actions, deliverables, and a schedule for completing neighborhood plan updates for the North Beacon Hill, North Rainier, and Othello neighborhoods.

Referred to Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee.

CLERK FILES:

BY CONLIN:

Clerk File No. 310606, Appointment of Radhika Nair as member, Seattle Planning Commission, for a term of confirmation to January 15, 2013.

Referred to Committee on the Built Environment.

Clerk File No. 310607, Reappointment of Leslie Miller as member, Seattle Planning Commission, for a term of confirmation to January 15, 2013.

Referred to Committee on the Built Environment.

Clerk File No. 310608, Reappointment of Christopher Persons as member, Seattle Planning Commission, for a term of confirmation to January 15, 2013.

Referred to Committee on the Built Environment.

H. PAYMENT OF BILLS, CLAIMS AND SALARIES

Council Bill No. 116831, Appropriating money to pay certain audited claims and ordering the payment thereof.

Motion was made and duly seconded to pass Council Bill No. 116831.

The Motion carried and the Bill passed by the following roll call vote:

In favor: Bagshaw, Burgess, Conlin, Godden, Harrell, Licata, O'Brien, Rasmussen - 8

Against: None.

The President signed the Bill.

I. COMMITTEE REPORTS AND FINAL VOTE ON LEGISLATION

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE:

Agenda Item No. 1 - Clerk File No. 310433, Appointment and Oath of Office of Marco Lowe as Director, Office of Intergovernmental Relations.

The Committee recommended that the Appointment be confirmed.

The Appointment was confirmed by the following voice vote:

In favor: Bagshaw, Burgess, Conlin, Godden, Harrell, Licata, O'Brien, Rasmussen - 8

Against: None.

By unanimous consent, Council Rules were suspended to allow Minkyung Kim to administer a ceremonial oath, and to allow Mr. Lowe to address the Council. Linda Diibon of the Office of the City Clerk administered an official oath outside the Council Chamber.

Agenda Item No. 2 - Resolution No. 31197, Relating to Recovery Zone Bonds allocated through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009; designating certain areas within the City of Seattle as recovery zones under Section 1400U-1 of the Internal Revenue Code for the purpose of issuing recovery zone economic bonds or recovery zone facility bonds; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.

The Committee recommended that the Resolution be adopted.

The Resolution was adopted by the following voice vote:

In favor: Bagshaw, Burgess, Conlin, Godden, Harrell, Licata, O'Brien, Rasmussen - 8

Against: None.

The President signed the Resolution.

Agenda Item No. 3 - Resolution No. 31198, Stating the City of Seattle's interest in potentially holding a November 2011 annexation election in the remaining unincorporated area of North Highline, and outlining a work program, deliverables, and timeline to help the Mayor and the City Council determine whether Seattle should pursue annexation of this area.

The Committee recommended that the Resolution be adopted as amended.

The Resolution was adopted by the following voice vote:

In favor: Bagshaw, Burgess, Conlin, Godden, Harrell, Licata, O'Brien, Rasmussen - 8

Against: None.

The President signed the Resolution.

PARKS AND SEATTLE CENTER COMMITTEE:

Agenda Item No. 4 - Council Bill No. 116809, Relating to the Department of Parks and Recreation; accepting deeds in green spaces (including Duwamish Head Greenbelt, West Duwamish Greenbelt, Arroyos Natural Area, and Wolf Creek Ravine), for parks (including Lake Union Park, Gas Works Park, Viretta Park, Oxbow Park, Watton donation), playfields (including Loyal Heights and High Point Playfields), p-patch (Hillman City P-Patch), and community center (Yesler Community Center), all for open space, park, and recreation purposes.

The Committee recommended passage of the Bill.

The Bill passed by the following roll call vote:

In favor: Bagshaw, Burgess, Conlin, Godden, Harrell, Licata, O'Brien, Rasmussen - 8

Against: None.

The President signed the Bill.

Agenda Item No. 5 - Council Bill No. 116812, Accepting the deed for the Westbridge Building property, located at 4201 West Marginal Way Southwest, for general municipal purposes.

The Committee recommended passage of the Bill.

The Bill passed by the following roll call vote:

In favor: Bagshaw, Burgess, Conlin, Godden, Harrell, Licata, O'Brien, Rasmussen - 8

Against: None.

The President signed the Bill.

Agenda Item No. 6 - Council Bill No. 116813, Relating to the Department of Parks and Recreation; accepting deeds for real property acquired during the Open Space and Trails Bond Program in St. Mark's Greenbelt, Harrison Ridge Greenbelt, Duwamish Head Greenbelt, West Duwamish Greenbelt, East Duwamish Greenbelt, Piper's Creek Natural Area, Thornton Creek Natural Area, Leschi Natural Area, Longfellow Creek Greenspace, Arroyos Natural Area, Maple School Ravine Natural Area, Llandover Woods Greenspace; and as additions to Dearborn Park and Fairview Park; and for creation of Ernst Park and Hitt's Hill Park, all for open space, park and recreation purposes.

The Committee recommended passage of the Bill.

The Bill passed by the following roll call vote:

In favor: Bagshaw, Burgess, Conlin, Godden, Harrell, Licata, O'Brien, Rasmussen - 8

Against: None.

The President signed the Bill.

ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY, AND CIVIL RIGHTS COMMITTEE:

Agenda Item No. 7 - Council Bill No. 116821, Relating to the City Light Department; authorizing the execution of additional agreements necessary or convenient to effectively manage the Department's existing transmission capacity rights in order to facilitate efficient and economical delivery of energy resources, including without limitation, amendments and extensions to existing point- to-point transmission service agreements.

The Committee recommended passage of the Bill.

The Bill passed by the following roll call vote:

In favor: Bagshaw, Burgess, Conlin, Godden, Harrell, Licata, O'Brien, Rasmussen - 8

Against: None.

The President signed the Bill.

Agenda Item No. 8 - Council Bill No. 116822, Relating to the City Light Department; authorizing City Light to enter into multiyear agreements for transmission and/or integration and exchange service, including any other necessary or convenient related agreements, in order to continue delivering power and environmental attributes purchased from the State Line Wind Project to Seattle.

The Committee recommended passage of the Bill.

The Bill passed by the following roll call vote:

In favor: Bagshaw, Burgess, Conlin, Godden, Harrell, Licata, O'Brien, Rasmussen - 8

Against: None.

The President signed the Bill.

Agenda Item No. 9 - Resolution No. 31194, Approving the proposed budget of the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission for fiscal year 2010.

The Committee recommended that the Resolution be adopted.

The Resolution was adopted by the following voice vote:

In favor: Bagshaw, Burgess, Conlin, Godden, Harrell, Licata, O'Brien, Rasmussen - 8

Against: None.

The President signed the Resolution.

Agenda Item No. 10 - Clerk File No. 310557, Appointment of Stan Price as member, Seattle City Light Review Panel, for a term of confirmation to April 11, 2011.

The Committee recommended that the Appointment be confirmed.

The Appointment was confirmed by the following voice vote:

In favor: Bagshaw, Burgess, Conlin, Godden, Harrell, Licata, O'Brien, Rasmussen - 8

Against: None.

Agenda Item No. 11 - Clerk File No. 310553, Appointment of Julia M. Ryan as member, Seattle City Light Review Panel, for a term of confirmation to April 11, 2011.

The Committee recommended that the Appointment be confirmed.

The Appointment was confirmed by the following voice vote:

In favor: Bagshaw, Burgess, Conlin, Godden, Harrell, Licata, O'Brien, Rasmussen - 8

Against: None.

Agenda Item No. 12 - Clerk File No. 310554, Appointment of Sylvester Cann IV as member, Seattle City Light Review Panel, for a term of confirmation to April 11, 2012.

The Committee recommended that the Appointment be confirmed.

The Appointment was confirmed by the following voice vote:

In favor: Bagshaw, Burgess, Conlin, Godden, Harrell, Licata, O'Brien, Rasmussen - 8

Against: None.

Agenda Item No. 13 - Clerk File No. 310555, Appointment of Matt Lyons as member, Seattle City Light Review Panel, for a term of confirmation to April 11, 2012.

The Committee recommended that the Appointment be confirmed.

The Appointment was confirmed by the following voice vote:

In favor: Bagshaw, Burgess, Conlin, Godden, Harrell, Licata, O'Brien, Rasmussen - 8

Against: None.

Agenda Item No. 14 - Clerk File No. 310558, Appointment of David Allen as member, Seattle City Light Review Panel, for a term of confirmation to April 11, 2012.

The Committee recommended that the Appointment be confirmed.

The Appointment was confirmed by the following voice vote:

In favor: Bagshaw, Burgess, Conlin, Godden, Harrell, Licata, O'Brien, Rasmussen - 8

Against: None.

Agenda Item No. 15 - Clerk File No. 310556, Appointment of Eugene C. Wasserman as member, Seattle City Light Review Panel, for a term of confirmation to April 11, 2013.

The Committee recommended that the Appointment be confirmed.

The Appointment was confirmed by the following voice vote:

In favor: Bagshaw, Burgess, Conlin, Godden, Harrell, Licata, O'Brien, Rasmussen - 8

Against: None.

Agenda Item No. 16 - Clerk File No. 310559, Appointment of Sue Yuzer as member, Seattle City Light Review Panel, for a term of confirmation to April 11, 2013.

The Committee recommended that the Appointment be confirmed.

The Appointment was confirmed by the following voice vote:

In favor: Bagshaw, Burgess, Conlin, Godden, Harrell, Licata, O'Brien, Rasmussen - 8

Against: None.

Agenda Item No. 17 - Clerk File No. 310560, Appointment of Debbie Tarry as member, Seattle City Light Review Panel, for a term of confirmation to April 11, 2013.

The Committee recommended that the Appointment be confirmed.

The Appointment was confirmed by the following voice vote:

In favor: Bagshaw, Burgess, Conlin, Godden, Harrell, Licata, O'Brien, Rasmussen - 8

Against: None.

J. ADOPTION OF OTHER RESOLUTIONS

There were none.

K. OTHER BUSINESS

By unanimous consent, Council Rules were suspended to allow Council President Conlin to acknowledge and thank Council Clerk Theresa Dunbar upon the occasion of her retirement. Ms. Dunbar received a standing ovation from those present in the Chamber.

L. ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned at 2:50 p.m.

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Laurel Humphrey, Council Clerk

Signed by me in Open Session, upon approval of the Council, on Monday, April 19, 2010.

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Richard Conlin, President of the City Council

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Carol Shenk, City Clerk

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