News roundup: potpourri

A smattering of stories and op-eds across the spectrum today.

KIRO7 reports on yesterday’s Council committee hearing on a bill to lower speed limits.

The Seattle P-I continues the reporting on the secure scheduling ordinance passed Monday with a look at enforcement issues.

The Stranger and the P-I report on the lawsuits filed yesterday against the alleged West Seattle homeowners who illegally cut 150 trees on city property.

The Urbanist has an op-ed on the proposed University District rezone. KING5 also reports on the plan.

West Seattle Blog discusses a committee briefing this morning on the future of neighborhood district councils.

Crosscut has an article looking at Council member Debora Juarez and her ups and downs as a new politician in City Hall.

SeattleMet ran an op-ed arguing that the city should invest more in communities experiencing high levels of displacement.

CBC has an article looking at the proposed legislation to restrict how homeless encampments may be cleared.

And the Seattle Times has a very snarky, sarcastic editorial suggesting that since Seattle’s leaders think they understand how to run businesses (witness the secure scheduling legislation), they should apply their new-found business acumen to the troubled Pronto bike-share system.