After several quiet months, Council member Tim Burgess’s attempt to regulate short-term rentals listed through AirBnB, VRBO, HomeAway and other services is back. There are a handful of revisions to the plan, and this time there’s real legislation to be introduced into the Council’s legislative process.
There’s a lot happening, legislatively-speaking, this week in City Hall, including consideration of two new taxes.
Since the beginning of the year, MHA upzones have been approved for the University District and the Downtown/South Lake Union areas of the city. Now the third piece is up for consideration: the Chinatown/International District (CID).
The weekend is here! And perhaps some good weather too…
Monday, Council member Herbold will introduce a resolution affirming the city’s intention to pass an income tax ordinance by mid-July.
Things are starting to quiet down this week…
The City Council had a two-part conversation this morning on the proposed police accountability legislation, passing an “omnibus” amendment that incorporated consensus views from their last discussion, and beginning discussion of the complex budget issues.
Congratulations! you made it to the middle of the week.
This afternoon, Judge William H. Orrick of the U.S. District Court of Northern California issued a nationwide preliminary injunction barring the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security from enforcing part of President Trump’s executive order withholding federal grant funds from so-called “sanctuary jurisdictions.”