News roundup

The Presidents’ Day holiday has started this week off quietly in the news department, though it’s sure to pick up today.

MyNorthwest reports on the wait for the much-delayed study on SPD staffing, and the questions over whether there are too few police officers in Seattle.

KING5 covers LIHI’s proposal for a third sanctioned homeless encampment, this time in South Seattle.

KIRO7 reports that the Seattle Opera is ready to unveil its plans for Mercer Arena.

The Urbanist discusses the current state of micro-housing in Seattle, a year after new restrictions went into place.

Seattle Met criticizes Council member Kshama Sawant for her recent critique of the 23rd Avenue construction project, when she was a fervent supporter of it as it went through approvals (without mitigation funds for local businesses).