Tuesday news roundup

The ban on winter evictions passed, the Council is still hand-wringing over HB 2907, and more.

The Seattle Times, Crosscut, Seattle PI, KING, KIRO, Q13, KUOW, Patch, MyNorthwest, Democracy Now and Capitol Hill Seattle Blog all report on the Council’s passage yesterday of a heavily-amended ban on winter evictions.

The Seattle Times, The Stranger, and MyNorthwest discuss the Council’s ongoing concern over a possible local preemption clause in HB 2907, which would prevent Seattle from implementing its own payroll tax.

The Seattle Times reports that Council member Sawant has been charged with an ethics violation for using bublic resources to support her “Tax Amazon” ballot initiative.

The Seattle Times reports that the Council advanced out of committee an expansion of permitting for sanctioned homeless encampments and “tiny home” villages.

The Stranger reports that the City of Seattle is suing King County over its new inquest process.