Monday news roundup: all the action is in Uptown

The air is clear, the skies are blue, the days are cooler… back to perfect Seattle weather. I hope you all had a great weekend. Now let’s jump back in, where Uptown is the center of the universe today (sorry Fremont).

Q13 has an editorial calling out the city’s leaders for pushing aside the SODO Arena proposal and Chris Hansen in favor of renovating Key Arena.

In the meantime, Seattle Times reports that the city is due to wrap up its negotiations with OVG on an agreement to renovate Key Arena and deliver a copy of the agreement to the City Council tomorrow for its review and approval.

Seattle Weekly reports that the two candidates for mayor differ when it comes to promoting electric cars.

West Seattle Blog and Queen Anne View note tonight’s public hearing on the Uptown MHA rezone and potential changes to the city’s design review program.

The Urbanist reviews potential changes to the Comprehensive Plan being considered in the city’s annual update process.

Seattle Times covers the potential rate increases at Seattle Public Utilities.