Tuesday news roundup

The new Council takes office, as well as the latest on the “Clean Campaigns” legislation.

The Seattle Times, The Stranger, Post Alley, South Seattle Emerald, and West Seattle Blog all cover yesterday’s swearing-in ceremony and first Council meeting for the new City Council.

The Stranger and Capitol Hill Seattle Blog report on the “Clean Campaigns” legislation up for discussion this morning.

KIRO and MyNorthwest discuss Council member Sawant’s revived “Tax Amazon” campaign.

Crosscut looks at the efforts to revise the state environmental-protection laws to prevent them from being used to create long delays for housing projects, as they have been used in Seattle. And on that note, the Urbanist reports on the recent Growth Management Act Hearings Board ruling against a SEPA challenge to the city’s MHA ordinance.