Lots of debate about how to punish the homeowners who illegally cut 150 trees in a greenbelt.
Council member Lorena Gonzalez has published a draft schedule for development of a paid family leave policy for city employees over the next several months.
All-gender restrooms and services for the homeless top the news today.
A “sampler plate” of news coverage awaits us this morning…
This morning at the Seattle City Council’s briefing session, Council member Kshama Sawant passed around a letter for her colleagues to sign that urges the US government to stop pursuing deportation of a man named Francisco Aguirre. Like many of the Council members,I had never heard of him, so I decided to look him up. What I found is complicated and nuanced, and more than anything else shows why we will never have a simple path to immigration reform.
A number of interesting comments were made this morning at the Council Briefing session.
Happy Monday morning…
Last Thursday afternoon while nearly everyone was awaiting the great unveiling of the Sound Transit 3 plan, the City Council was getting a briefing on the Mayor’s proposal for the 2016 Housing Levy.
Since the Sound Transit 3 (aka ST3) draft plan was released late last week, two City Council members and the Mayor have responded with their thoughts.
So much going on this morning, including reports from yesterday’s committee hearing on police staffing, tour bus regulations, and more.