Thursday news roundup: sweeps!

Last night’s budget hearing and a protest related to homeless encampment sweeps tops this morning’s news.

Seattle Times, The Stranger, KUOW, KING, Real Change, West Seattle Blog, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, and MyNorthwest report on last night’s budget public hearing in which activists spoke out against funding the removal of unsanctioned homeless encampments, and a coordinated overnight protest at City Hall .

KUOW covers the discussion over how to stop drivers from flooding downtown surface streets to avoid the toll on the new SR99 tunnel.

Crosscut reports on Council member Sawant’s proposed ordinance to force landlords to pay relocation expenses when they raise the rent more than 10% and a tenant moves out.

Seattle Times looks at whether the city can re-zone to address racial segregation in the city.