Thursday news roundup

Things quiet down, as budget discussions begin…

KING reports that things are getting back to normal in City Hall after a tumultuous week.

Seattle Bike Blog , Curbed, and NextCity cover the apparent success of private bike-share companies permitted to operate in Seattle.

KIRO reports that city staff will request the City Council to require mandatory earthquake retrofits on buildings with unreinforced masonry.

SeattleMet looks at the question of how the Council should fill its vacant spot, and who the leading candidates are.