Wednesday news roundup

More on streetcars.

The Urbanist and KIRO recap yesterday’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee meeting’s discussion of improvements to the First Hill streetcar line and update on the Downtown Circulator bus.

Meanwhile, Erica C. Barnett and KING give the latest on the controversy over how much the Center City Streetcar will cost to operate, and whether SDOT withheld information from the City Council.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reports that an alley vacation request for a First Hill housing development on the same block as the Town Hall building is moving forward.

Erica C. Barnett also reports on the pushback to the proposed Seattle head tax — this time from the head of Starbucks.