News roundup: Viaduct closure, SODO Arena, Police overtime

The upcoming two-week closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct tops the news this morning.

Seattle Times, MyNorthwestKING5Curbed, Puget Sound Business Journal, West Seattle Blog, and Daily Journal of Commerce report on yesterday’s Council briefing on the upcoming two-week closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct while Bertha digs a tunnel underneath it.

The Stranger reports on the ongoing debate over what to do about the “Jungle” homeless encampment.

Crosscut has an article about a report from the City Auditor’s office yesterday asserting that overtime use by SPD is out of control.

PubliCola reports on a lawsuit against the city over the design review process.

MyBallard notes that the Neighborhood Street Fund is looking for projects to fund.

In a surprise to absolutely no one, Seattle Times posted an editorial calling for the City Council to vote “no” on the vacation of Occidental Avenue for the proposed SODO Arena.

The Urbanist covers the City Council’s actions yesterday to rezone two properties and create two historic landmarks.

MyNorthwest reports that in West Seattle some houses ended up with worse views because of the recent illegal tree cutting.