Monday news roundup

Housing, parking, and political fallout from the head tax.

Seattle Times reports that apartment vacancy rates are going up across the city, but particularly downtown and in SLU.

West Seattle Blog writes that the appeal of MHA upzones in front of the Hearing Examiner begins the testimony phase this week.

Seattle Times reports that Seattle’s business community wants to leverage its success in repealing the head tax into next year’s City Council elections.

MyNorthwest covers SDOT’s plan to switch on-street parking to “pay-by-plate,” which is enabled by legislation in front of the City Council this afternoon.