There’s lots of transportation-related legislation in front of the City Council this week. Plus a few other nuggets as the Council settles down to work. (UPDATES BELOW)
Today all nine City Council members sent a letter to Seattle’s state legislative delegation stating their opposition to HB 2589.
Earlier this week in her Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development & Arts committee meeting, committee chair Lisa Herbold mentioned that she had a draft work plan for the committee and is soliciting feedback. Her office was kind enough to provide me with a copy. If you have thoughts on it, you can send them to her aide, Newell Aldrich.
This morning’s news focuses on two items: the ongoing homeless crisis (and the shooting at an encampment Tuesday evening) and the recent report on the state of the Seattle music industry.
This morning, the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, and New Americans Committee heard from the Seattle Police Department about some key metrics they track on response times. Continue reading SPD data transparency: a complicated business
Lots of news this morning about wage ordinances and their effects.
This morning Police Chief O’Toole briefed the City Council on last night’s shooting at the “jungle” homeless encampment.
A little bit of everything today, starting with the SODO Arena.
Today the City Council sent a letter off to Sound Transit listing its priorities for the upcoming Sound Transit 3 (aka ST3) initiative.
Early last week, the City Council sent a letter to the School Board expressing its concern over the possibility that before- and after-school childcare programs might get bumped off of school properties next year. Late last week, the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Larry Nyland, responded.