A very quiet start to a vey busy week.
It’s going to be another crazy-busy week on the second floor of City Hall, as the Council rushes to wrap up legislation before it starts work on the 2020 budget in October.
Look for an update tomorrow afternoon; I’m hearing about several other important topics that the Council intends to take up this week that have not yet been confirmed.
The city’s new plan for dealing with “prolific offenders” tops the news.
This morning, the City Council voted out of committee four bills, creating new protections for hotel workers, which have been in the works for several months. Once voted into law, it will replace the embattled Initiative 124.
Election news, plus a smattering of news from the public-safety and homelessness realms.
This afternoon, the City Council voted out of committee a controversial bill making several changes to the SEPA appeal process, after making a handful of mostly minor amendments.
Lots of election commentary this morning. Plus SPD works on hiring and retention…
This morning, Seattle Public Utilities presented its proposed solid waste rates for 2020-2022. And for once, there was good news: the rates aren’t going up as fast as was predicted in the utility’s Strategic Business Plan.
This afternoon, Mayor Durkan unveiled the first in a series of initiatives in her 2020 budget: a $1.7 million, twelve-point plan to address the Seattle Police Department’s issues with hiring and retention.
A resolution passes calling attention to the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls; the city cancels its order for streetcars that are too big; and a smattering of election news.