Morning news: SODO arena, marijuana zoning

This morning’s news coverage is dominated by coverage of the proposed changes to marijuana zoning, and the plan to build a new basketball/hockey arena in SODO.

The Capitol Hill Seattle blog reports on yesterday’s committee meeting where the marijuana zoning changes were discussed.  KIRO also covers it.

The Seattle Times covers the Mayor’s proposal to vacate part of Occidental Avenue to allow for the construction of an arena for hockey and basketball. Puget Sound Business Journal also reports on it, as does KGMI.

Crosscut has an article discussing how the new district-based council will change the dynamic at City Hall, particularly when it comes to allocating police and other city services around town.

Crosscut also has an article on 100% Talent, which got a key vote of support yesterday from a council committee.

West Seattle Blog reports that the City Council has allocated $75,000 for an AIDS Legacy memorial.

Seattlish reports on the Mayor’s signing of the 2016 budget.