Thursday news roundup

So much news this morning! The city sells the Mercer Megablock, Gonzalez is running for AG, and more election news.

The Seattle Times, Crosscut, KUOW, the AP, Patch, KING, Q13, and West Seattle Blog all cover Council member Gonzalez’s announcement this morning that she is running for Attorney General next year.

The Stranger, KING, Crosscut, Patch, MyBallard and Seattle Bike Blog continue coverage of this week’s election.

The Seattle Times, The Stranger (here and here), Puget Sound Business Journal, GeekWire, KUOW, KING, Crosscut, Capitol Hill Seattle BlogErica Barnett, and MyNorthwest all report on yesterday’s announcement that the city has reached a deal to sell the Mercer Megablock property.

KING, MyNorthwest, and The Urbanist cover the Council’s move to approve $9 million in additional planning dollars for the Center City Connector streetcar.

The Seattle Times reports that the Community Police Commission has unanimously rejected the Mayor’s approach to evaluating the city’s current police accountability system.

The Seattle Times updates us on what’s happening with bike lanes (and the lack thereof) on 35th Avenue NE.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog looks at what “community preference” could mean for housing and displacement in Seattle communities.