Thursday news roundup

Today’s the day that cities’ bids for the new Amazon HQ2 campus are due. Just in case you were waiting to submit at the last minute…

Q13 looks at the candidates who have funded their campaigns through the Democracy Vouchers program.

The Urbanist and MyNorthwest discuss the Center City Streetcar plan, which at the moment seems imperiled.

SeattleMet covers approaches to solving the local housing crisis — including doing nothing.

Crosscut reports that Seattle City Light CEO Larry Weis may lose his performance pay from his compensation package.

KIRO talks with noted expert Barb Poppe about Seattle’s response to its homelessness crisis.

Curbed, Reason and Time discuss what cities bidding on Amazon’s HQ2 can learn from Seattle’s experience with the original HQ.

KIRO reports on Council member O’Brien’s idea to toll people who use surface streets to avoid paying tolls to use the SR99 tunnel.

Queen Anne News notes that the city is between a rock and a hard place when it comes to buildings with unreinforced masonry.

Real Change reports that 20% of SPD officers also do private work on the side.