The dueling minimum wage studies and tonight’s town hall forum top this morning’s news.
Here are some highlights (and lowlights) from this morning’s Council Briefing.
I hope you all had a Pride-ful weekend!
Last Wednesday the City Council held its first committee hearing on the proposed income tax bill as introduced. This coming Friday they will hold another meeting to start considering amendments. They hope to have the whole thing wrapped up and passed into law by the middle of July – even though the city’s understanding of how to implement it is far from complete. The Council members know that, and they’re fine with it.
It’s going to be a very busy week for the Council.
The City Council will get a briefing Monday morning on a new study by researchers at U.C. Berkeley on the effects on the local food services industry of Seattle’s phasing-in of a $15 minimum wage.
On Wednesday, the Council heard a status update on the Democracy Vouchers program.
Yesterday afternoon, Council member Lorena Gonzalez announced that she would be hosting a “town hall forum” to discuss the killing of Charleena Lyles at the hands of two Seattle police officers last Sunday.
As usual towards the end of the week, today there’s less news, and more discussion of the week’s events… though some very interesting and powerful analysis.
Fair Chance Housing is in the news this morning.