News roundup: secure scheduling and homelessness

This morning an emerging discussion of “secure scheduling” for workers dominates the news, with continuing coverage of the homelessness crisis.

KING5, Seattle Times, The Stranger, and KUOW all report on groups pushing the City Council to address employers who give their workers unpredictable schedules. Council members Gonzalez and Herbold seems to be most likely to take this on.  Get used to hearing the term “secure scheduling.”

Puget Sound Business Journal, Curbed, and Seattle Met cover the Mayor’s proposal to double the housing levy in order to address homelessness and the affordable housing crisis in the city.

Seattle Met and Queen Anne and Magnolia News both report on the committee roundtable discussion that Council member Sally Bagshaw is hosting this morning to hear from advocates for the homeless in the run-up to a hearing next Tuesday.

The Stranger asks whether the City Council will act to save the Pronto bike share service.

Wicked Local Cambridge has the story of a Massachusetts bicyclist who asks people “how will we live tomorrow?” and discovered that politicians — including Council member Kshama Sawant — don’t answer the question.

Seattle Times reports on Council member Sawant’s Energy and Environment Committee’s interview of Seattle City Light CEO appointee Larry Weis yesterday.

If you enjoyed reading this, please support my work by making a contribution on Patreon!