Thursday morning news roundup: election, housing, SPD

Since yesterday was Veterans Day, no election ballot counting happened. Counting resumes today, with another update late this afternoon. Just a trickle of election news coverage in the last day.  Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, KING 5 

The Hill has a shout-out to Seattle’s recently-passed Honest Elections initiative.

The Seattle Times has an editorial asserting that the City Council rushed through its recent housing legislation.

Crosscut has an article about an issue between the Seattle Police Department and the City Council:  the  Council funded a study to inform future budget requests for the police, but that report is extremely late and has now missed the window to provide context for the 2016 SPD budget requests. Council President Tim Burgess has particularly shown irritation about this during the budget discussion meetings.