Council candidates, police accountability, paid family leave, and more…
Good morning! Enjoy the sunshine today… but don’t get used to it. Now let’s get to the news.
This morning, Council member Lorena Gonzalez launched an effort to secure a paid leave benefit for all employees in Seattle. But she’s not alone: the state legislature is currently working on the same issue.
Hot off the presses, here’s today’s news.
This afternoon, SDOT gave an update to the Council on the Seattle Streetcar failure earlier this month, the repair effort, and next steps.
This morning the proposed upzone to downtown and South Lake Union moved one big step closer to a final vote by the Council.
The sun was nice while it lasted. At least there’s still news to read while you’re nursing that morning cup of coffee…
A few items of note happened at the Council Briefing and Full Council meetings today.
Last month the Secretary of Homeland Security issued two memos on immigration enforcement One of the memos directed Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to start issuing regular reports on state, county and local jurisdictions who refuse to give full support to ICE’s enforcement of immigration laws. The first report came out today.
This morning the Council held a brief discussion, led by the Office of Intergovernmental Relations, on what the Trump administration’s “skinny budget” proposal means for Seattle.