Tuesday news roundup

The Council passes a budget, and more.

The Seattle Times, The Stranger, and Patch report on the Council’s passage of the 2020 budget.

The Seattle Times, AP, KING, and GeekWire cover the TNC tax and effort to set a minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers tucked into the city’s 2020 budget.

MyNorthwest looks at how SPD is addressing its hiring and retention issues.

The Stranger profiles Alex Pedersen as he takes office today.

The Urbanist has an op/ed from outgoing Council member Abel Pacheco, looking at rezoning “The Ave.”

Erica C. Barnett reports on what’s going on with the effort to create a regional governance structure for homelessness response.