Happy Friday! Topping the news is the Mayor’s announcement yesterday of the placement of three new sanctioned homeless encampments. Plus lots of op/eds.
Police reform is back in the news.
Another “potpourri day” for City Council related news.
A little bit of everything this morning.
With the State Legislature preparing for its January session, the City Council and the Office of Intergovernmental Relations (OIR) have been hard at work drafting the city’s legislative agenda. This afternoon, the Council approved the final version.
Last week the Seattle Finance and Administrative Services department published their proposed rules for the process of unionizing the drivers of Uber, Lyft, and other Transportation Network Companies (aka TNCs or “Driver Coordinators”).
With the budget and the Thanksgiving holiday behind them, the Council members get back to work this week on a variety of legislative efforts.
Today the Energy and Environment Committee passed an amended version of Council member Sawant’s proposed ordinance, capping move-in fees and requiring landlords to offer an option for paying those fees in installments.
Yesterday’s final approval of the city budget tops the news.