News roundup: tree cutting

This week’s hearing on the West Seattle tree cutting tops the news this morning.

West Seattle Blog and MyNorthwest report on yesterday’s committee hearing in which SDOT, the Parks Department, and the City Attorney’s office gave an update on the illegal cutting of 153 trees in a sensitive greenbelt in West Seattle.

KUOW hosted a discussion of the tension between the two uses of the SODO neighborhood: industrial zone and sports/entertainment zone.

GeekWire reports on BMW’s launch of a “premium” car share service to compete with Car2Go.

The C is for Crank discusses the Council committee hearing on potential changes to the design review process, and the forces that may delay those changes until next year or beyond.