Governance & Education

Committee regular meeting days and time:

2nd Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m.

Committee Members:

Committee Scope:

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 sc