News roundup: HALA backlash, undocumented immigrants, and more

Negative response to HALA tops the news this morning.

The Urbanist reports on a downtown neighborhood association that has filed an appeal to the SEPA determination of nonsignificance for the Mandatory Housing Affordability program, a key component of HALA.  Also, The C is for Crank recaps the negative public comments from Tuesday’s PLUZ hearing on MHA and HALA.

The Seattle PI and Q13 cover the local reaction to yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling leaving a ban in place on the Obama administration’s easing of enforcement of immigration laws on undocumented immigrants — including a response from Council member Lorena Gonzalez.

KUOW discusses the Council’s push to have regular reporting on SPD’s response to problems with its management of overtime.

TheRealNews has an in-depth interview with Council member Kshama Sawant on the Sanders campaign and whether his supporters should throw their support behind the Democratic Party or go it alone.