Tuesday news roundup

More heated debate over the Mayor’s nomination for HSD director.

SeattleMet and Capitol Hill Seattle Blog continue coverage of the Mayor’s nomination for HSD Director, and Council member Sawant’s attempt to reject it.

Crosscut reports that despite the city’s best recruiting efforts, Seattle’s police force is shrinking.

Seattle Times covers the release yesterday of the draft redevelopment plan for Fort Lawton.

The Urbanist discusses some street name changes at the north end of the new SR99 tunnel.

Erica C. Barnett gives us the scoop on the City Hall palace intrigue related to the pending MHA legislation.

The Urbanist reports that biking in Seattle skyrocketed in January.