Thursday news roundup

Budget thoughts, plus more.

Seattle Times, AP, and Patch cover the City Council’s ongoing work on the 2019-2020 budget.

The Seattle Times reports that Council member Rob Johnson will not run for re-election next year.

The Urbanist writes that while the Mayor is adding police staffing, much of the calls into SPD are traffic-related.

The Seattle Times reports on a letter from 24 community leaders urging the City Council to reject the tentative contract with the police officers’ union.