Tuesday news roundup

King County follows Seattle’s lead on gun storage, and more…

The Seattle Times, KIRO, KING, and The Stranger report that King County has passed an ordinance requiring firearms to be stored in an approved container when not in use, similar to Seattle’s gun-storage ordinance.

Seattle Times and Crosscut report that the City Council has confirmed Debra Smith as CEO of Seattle City Light.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog covers yesterday’s Council approval of an update to the city’s policy on disposal of surplus public property to prioritize its use for affordable housing projects.

Seattle Times reports on yesterday’s Council approval of an ordinance requiring certain employers to allow their employees to purchase transit passes with pre-tax wages.

The Urbanist has an op-ed urging the city to rethink its approach to the “Mercer Megablock” lot.