News roundup: Backyard cottages, slumlords, and bikes

Yesterday’s announcement by Council member O’Brien tops the news this morning.

KPLU, Q13, KING5, Fremont Universe, and Crosscut all cover Council member Mike O’Brien’s announcement yesterday of the legislation he is introducing to relax regulations on backyard cottages.

KUOW reports on the proposal ordinance to present landlords from raising rents in residential properties that don’t meet the housing code.

Seattle Bike Blog discusses how the Seattle Bike Plan got off-track, with suggestions for how to fix it.

Ballard News-Tribune reports that the Mayor is looking for new members for the Landmark Preservation Board.

Crosscut discusses the vicious cycle addiction and homelessness,