News roundup: NCIS, Housing levy, safe injection sites, and more

Lots of City Council-related news this morning…

KING5 and the Seattle Times report on yesterday’s heated council briefing on the new customer information and billing system for Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities that is late and significantly overbudget.

KUOW covers the City Council’s resolution passed yesterday to encourage unused prescription collection points throughout the city.

Seattle Weekly and KUOW both report on last night’s public hearing on the proposed $290 million housing levy.

GovTech profiles Sam Assefa, nominee for head of the Office of Planning and Community Development who the City Council will need to confirm shortly.

MyNorthwest reports that a local attorney is pushing a voter initiative to stop the proposed SODO Arena project. SB Nation continues the public back-and-forth debate over the merits of the project.

Washington Post lays out the path through which the $15 minimum wage has gone from an extreme idea to a mainstream one — a path that runs through Seattle.

Seattle Times discusses a proposal to create a safe injection site in Seattle modeled after the successful one in Vancouver.

The Stranger reports on the public debate over the proposed Sound Transit 3 plan and suggested improvements, including those put forth vigorously by Council member Debora Juarez.