News roundup: bikeshare, homelessness

With the ailing Pronto bikeshare system up for consideration again tomorrow, discussion has popped up in the news again. Also ongoing coverage of responses to the homelessness crisis.

The Urbanist has an op-ed arguing that Seattle should continue supporting the Pronto bikeshare system. On the other hand, Seattle Times argues in an editorial that Pronto should be given to the Eastside.  SeattleMet reveals that SDOT has already been bailing out Pronto, possibly without the City Council’s knowledge.

KOMO, Seattle Times, New York Times, and KING5 all report on responses to the homelessness crisis in Seattle.

Seattle Medium covers Tuesday’s State of the City speech by Mayor Ed Murray.

Real Change suggests that the Washington Voter Rights Act may push other cities in the state to move to district based elections.

Capitol Hill Times reports on a panel discussion at Seattle University about affordable housing — especially for students — that Council member Kshama Sawant participated in.

MyNorthwest interviewed Sawant on her thoughts on the appointment of Larry Weis as CEO of Seattle City Light.