This afternoon, the city announced its preferred path for a trail to fill in the “missing link” of the Burke-Gilman Trail in Ballard.
The Council’s vote yesterday to move forward with body-worn cameras on SPD officers tops the news this morning.
I know this only has peripheral connection to the City Council (though they are watching the case very closely), but for the late-night crowd I thought I’d throw in a recap of the latest round in the battle between the State of Washington and the Trump administration over the President’s immigration executive order.
Trump lost another battle in front of the appeals court today.
This afternoon the Council approved an ordinance lifting restrictions on money budgeted for rolling out body-worn cameras to all Seattle Police Department officers.
Last Friday, the legal team for Daniel Ramirez asked the Us District Court for an immediate hearing on its emergency motion for Ramirez’s conditional release. This morning, the judge said no.
Everyone is rolling back into work after last week’s school holiday, and things are starting out quietly…
Last Friday, Council members Tim Burgess, Lisa Herbold, and Mike O’Brien announced that they were introducing legislation to create a new Seattle Renters Commission to give renters better representation in local government decisions.
With the MHA rezone for the University District now behind them, the City Council has turned its attention to the next candidate in line: the Downtown/SLU area.
Lots of committee meetings coming up this week…
Wednesday afternoon in the Human Services and Public Health Committee meeting, the City Council was asked by the Human Services Department (HSD) to lift restrictions on $125,000 set aside in this year’s city budget for a contract related to human service providers in the North Seattle area. They asked no questions, and quickly passed it out of committee for final approval on Monday. This represents their general approach to oversight of HSD, and it is a big mistake.