Tuesday news roundup: Keystone XL, homelessness tax, and more

Lots happened yesterday, so let’s get caught up.

CBS News, Seattle Times, KOMO, Crosscut, The Stranger, West Seattle Blog, Curbed, Erica C. Barnett and Planning.org report on the Mayor’s announcement that he is backing off his previously-announced plan for a property tax to support homeless programs in favor of a sales tax increase across King County.

Seattle Times, SeattleMet, Seattle P-I, Seattle Weekly, AP, and Erica C. Barnett cover the Council’s vote yesterday to pass a resolution on the Keystone XL pipeline and banks that financially support the project.

The Urbanist reports on the proposal that will be heard this morning in Council committee on changing the thresholds for SEPA review of “infill” development projects.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog profiles City Council candidate Charlene Strong.

South Seattle Emerald interviews three candidates for City Council.