News roundup: homeless encampments, parking, broadband

As the Council wraps up its recess, things are starting to spin up again…

Seattle Times, SeattleMet, The Stranger,¬†Northwest Asian Weekly, and KOMO report on a letter from several city department heads to the City Council warning of the potential negative consequences if the Council adopts a proposed ordinance, written by two advocacy groups, restricting homeless encampment “sweeps.” They also cover the Mayor’s convening of a task force to rewrite the city’s rules on sweeps.

Crosscut reports on a homeowners group’s continuing efforts to derail parts of the city’s affordable housing plan.

MyNorthwest raises again the discussion of a municipal broadband utility in Seattle.

West Seattle Blog reports on the Delridge Neighborhoods District Council’s invitation to City Council members to attend its next meeting in order to discuss the Mayor’s plan to cut ties with district councils across the city.

Sightline Institute discusses the Mayor’s Office’s attempt to suppress a Council proposal for a “parking benefit district” on Capitol Hill.