Lots of stuff in the news today. Plus the #SEAHomeless conversation, which I will recap tomorrow in full.
Seattle Times covers the Mayor’s decision not to evict homeless people from the Jungle.
The Stranger reports on Ride the Ducks’ invocation of a 1909 state law to avoid paying restitution to the Korean parents of a student killed in the Aurora Bridge accident.
SeattleMet published an op-ed arguing that Seattle should “double down” on its transportation investments.
KING5 covers this afternoon’s joint City Council – King County Council hearing on public health issues, including the opioid addiction crisis.
Seattle Times reports that AirBnB has sued the City of San Francisco over its regulation of short-term rentals, and speculates about what it means for Seattle’s attempt to pass its own regulations.
The Courier-Herald reports on the King County Board of Health’s deliberations over enacting a septic tank fee (three members of the board are Seattle City Council members).
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reports that Council member Mike O’Brien is advocating for Central Co-op to become the anchor tenant at a development project next to the Capitol Hill light rail station.
The Stranger wonders whether the surplus revenues from taxes on marijuana could be spent to help the homeless.