Thursday news roundup

A veritable potpourri of news this morning.

Crosscut, SeatleMet, and MyNorthwest report on the Council’s special meeting yesterday to pass an ordinance that tripped them up on Monday.

The Seattle Times looks at how much the soda tax has brought in so far this year.

The Stranger reports on the city’s latest legal filing to Judge Robart on the SPOG contract and the consent decree over biased policing.

KUOW, Seattle Bike Blog, Seattle Times, and The Urbanist cover Tuesday’s announcement that Mayor Durkan has appointed Sam Zimbabwe to be SDOT Director.

The Seattle Times reports on the imminent strike of EMT workers in Seattle.

Erica Barnett looks at the Council’s deliberations on whether the GrayKey phone-unlocking tool is “surveillance technology.”

Real Change discusses whether there is evidence that renting to people with criminal backgrounds is really an issue.