News roundup: secure scheduling, tree cutting and more

In the aftermath of the passage of the secure scheduling ordinance, the media has turned to speculating on what it means. Plus lawsuits on the illegal tree cutting in West Seattle, and more.

Tacoma News-Tribune, JD Supra, Cheatsheet, and Washington Free Beacon all discuss Seattle new secure scheduling ordinance and what it means — locally and around the country.

Seattlish and West Seattle Blog report on the city’s lawsuits against homeowners over the illegal cutting of trees on public property in West Seattle last winter.

The Urbanist and Seattlish both write on yesterday’s committee approval of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

KING5 reports on this morning’s committee hearing continuing to look at the protocols for clearing unsanctioned homeless encampments.

The Urbanist discusses an activist movement to stop creation of a new youth detention center.

Seattlish discusses Council member Kshama Sawant’s critique of a city-funded study on the impact of the $15 minimum wage.

MyNorthwest reports on yesterday’s discussion of parking benefit districts and how the city is looking at extending paid parking hours later in the evening in some areas of the city.