So much news this morning… let’s jump in.
Yesterday the Office of Intergovernmental Relations (OIR) gave the Council its first update on how things are going in Olympia, as the state legislative session ramps up.
Everyone knew it was coming: today Uber filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle to stop the collective bargaining process for its drivers from moving forward. But they’ve chosen a strange legal maneuver to do it.
A bunch of tidbits from this morning’s roundtable with the Council members.
The Council also received its first briefing from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the state legislative session, but I’m writing that up separately — there’s a lot happening there.
As promised last week, Mayor Ed Murray issued emergency orders this morning to allow permitting of three sanctioned homeless encampments in the city.
The election to fill the seat being vacated by Tim Burgess is starting to heat up…
Friday afternoon, Mayor Ed Murray made a surprise announcement that he is re-allocating the funds set aside for the re-launch of the city’s bike share system toward a series of bicycle and pedestrian improvements. And so ends the saga of bike share in Seattle.
It’s a 4-day work week with the MLK Day observance on Monday, so many things are jumbled this week.
The U District rezone, the homelessness crisis response, and this year’s election are all in the news this morning.