Thursday news roundup

Bits and pieces today.

Seattle Times reports that the City Attorney’s office will be paying $250,000 for outside legal services to defend the city’s recently passed income tax.

The Stranger and GeekWire cover Council member Herbold’s letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos urging the company to take a more proactive role in improving working conditions for “gig economy” workers.

The Washington Examiner looks at the city’s new income tax on high earners.

Erica C. Barnett discusses the response to Council member O’Brien’s recent proposal for easing parking restrictions for homeless people living in their vehicles.

Jacobin Magazine has an interview with Council member Sawant.