Friday news roundup: bad behavior

Lots of bad behavior by the City Council in the news this morning.

Crosscut asks whether the Council violated the open Public Meetings Act when it passed the head tax — as well as when it repealed it.

Erica C. Barnett and The Stranger report that City Council staff “astroturfed” the public comment session before the vote on the “Save the Showbox” ordinance last month.

MyNorthwest, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog and KING cover a lawsuit filed challenging the “Save the Showbox” ordinance.

The Urbanist discusses the latest draft of an update to the city’s tree protection ordinance.

Seattle Times looks at the history of streetcars in Seattle, up through the Center City Connector.

KING and the Sporting News get us caught up on the Key Arena development project and the bid for an NHL expansion team.