Friday news roundup

As the Council gets ready to take a 2-week recess, here’s the morning news.

KIRO7 and KOMO look at the controversy over off-leash areas at parks, and claims of poor drainage leading to contamination.

Seattle PI and Mother Jones report on the ongoing struggles with short-term response to the city’s homeless crisis.

MyNorthwest reports on the rollout of increased parking rates.

Seattle PI covers the Mayor’s comments on the possibility of getting a new NBA arena approved and built.

SeattleMet reports on the Council’s continued support for unionizing Uber drivers.

The South Seattle Emerald and KUOW report on this week’s roundtable session hosted by the Council member Gonzalez on the immigrant community’s fears under a Trump presidency.

The Stranger reports on increasing momentum for safe-consumption sites in the city.

The Urbanist looks at this week’s announcement of affordable housing investments paid for by the Incentive Zoning program.

ThinkProgress reports on the proposed ordinance to cut ties with Wells Fargo Bank.

Crosscut has an op-ed discussing the narrative around the U District upzone.