News roundup: homeless encampments, compostable bags, and district councils

A smattering of news this morning…  oh and this happened.

KOMO and Q13 cover the ongoing debate in the City Council on the city’s protocol for unsanctioned homeless encampments.

KUOW reports on the new ordinance passed by the Council this week that mandates coloring for compostable bags and extends the city’s ban on plastic grocery bags.

Crosscut discusses the significance of the fight against the North Precinct police station.

Erica Barnett looks at some of the theories (mostly unsupported) as to why the City is coming out so strongly against the District Councils.

The Stranger reports that the City has ended (unsuccessfully) its investigation of who leaked details of the contract negotiations with the Seattle Police Officers Guild — and that the investigation cost the city about $65,000.