News roundup: police reform, homelessness, SODO arena

The ongoing debate over police reform tops the news this morning.

Seattle Times reports on a letter that City Attorney Pete Holmes has sent to the City Council asking them to hold off on any police-reform legislation until a series of Court-directed meetings take place over the next two months.

The Stranger and Seattle Weekly  continue the reporting on the council meeting earlier this week on emergency response to the homeless crisis.  Q13 covers ongoing concern about the safety of the planned RV encampments. Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reports on King County’s announcement this week of $17 million in funding to address homelessness throughout the county. And Crosscut has an op-ed piece listing “5 real fixes for homeless encampments.”

In the run-up to council hearings on the SODO Arena, KLEW quotes Chris Hansen saying that they are focused on an NBA franchise and not on an NHL franchise — though in reality the latter might happen first.