news roundup

A little bit of everything today…

Lots of discussion on the budget today. Curbed, West Seattle Blog, Seattlish, The Urbanist, and Seattle Bike Blog all report on ongoing debates — many about the competing proposals to build more affordable housing.  Also, Seattle Times has an op-ed from Council member Tim Burgess on the proposals to issue bonds to pay for affordable housing.

The Stranger ran an op-ed on the proposed upzone of the University District.

KIRO reports on the hate-mail that Council member Kshama Sawant has received after her call for disruptive protests on Inauguration Day. The Stranger also has a column arguing that Sawant should not be leading the anti-Trump protest movement.

SeattleMet covers a state senator’s push for the Attorney General to look into Seattle’s ordinances that he considers in violation of the state’s ban on rent control.