Friday news roundup

More discussion of Council member Sawant’s payroll tax proposal today.

The Telegraph, Reason, and Law360 discuss Council member Sawant’s proposal for a payroll tax on Seattle’s largest businesses.

NPR, The Stranger, and NextCity cover the ban on winter evictions passed by the City Council this week.

Crosscut looks at state efforts to ban single-family zoning.

West Seattle Blog reports out from Council member Herbold’s appearance at the West Seattle Chmaber of Commerce meeting.

KING brings you the singing tree activists at this week’s City Council meeting.

The Urbanist makes the case for the necessity of the Center City Connector streetcar.

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