Finished reading the Mueller report? Here’s what’s going on in local politics.
Lots of pieces today for you to read when you need a break from the Mueller report.
This afternoon, the City Council approved three additions to the Mayor’s proposed renewal of the Seattle Library Levy, then advanced it out of committee. It’s now scheduled for final approval on Monday, which would place it on the August 6th ballot.
This morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee took up a bill that makes some adjustments to the city’s vacant building monitoring program.
Childcare in City Hall, traffic cams in intersections, and more.
This afternoon, the Sustainability and Transportation Committee voted to advance a bill that would require new construction to include wiring infrastructure to support future installation of electric vehicle charging stations.
This morning, the Governance, Equity and Technology Committee wrapped up its work on confirming the reappointment of Ryan Vancil as Hearing Examiner, and sent it on to the full Council for final confirmation next Monday. While that outcome was hardly in doubt, there was still an interesting conversation between the Council members and Vancil that covered several topics related to the Hearing Examiner’s office.
Rent control, and more.
Here’s what went down today in Council Chambers.
A quiet start to the week.
Also <GoT spoiler> if you had “grotesque wall octopus” in your GoT predictions pool, congratulations!