A new proposal for gun-safety laws in Seattle tops the news this morning.
This morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee held its sixth discussion of a bill to update the city’s code for off-street and bicycle parking, and it finally rolled up its sleeves and got to work: after passing several amendments, it voted to move the bill out of committee and on to the full Council for final approval.
More on streetcars.
I reported last night that the City Council was contemplating changing the city’s ethics code to exempt itself from recusal for financial conflicts of interest. At this morning’s committee meeting, four Council members discussed it, and while they didn’t abandon the idea, they decided to think it over more carefully before moving forward.
Rent bidding platforms: it’s what everyone’s talking about.
In June 2016 the City Council considered an update to the city’s conflict of interest rules that would allow Council members to continue to participate in a legislative act in which she or he has a conflict of interest if that conflict is publicly disclosed first. After a contentious debate, it was referred back to committee, where it has languished for almost two years. This week it will be revived and get another hearing in committee.
Here’s what went down today.
What you may have missed in Friday afternoon’s news dump from City Hall.
Another fun week coming up: parking, rent bidding, land use code, surveillance technology, and Council members’ conflicts of interest all up for discussion.
Earlier this week, Council member Kshama Sawant held a discussion in her committee to push for some revisions in how the city reports on scheduled encampment cleanups.