Tuesday news roundup

It’s a quiet start to a short workweek, perhaps the proverbial “quiet before the storm” of Mayor Durkan’s State of the City address later today.

Erica Barnett reports that HSD is backing away from the idea of using biometrics to track homeless persons.

The Urbanist reports that a Sound Transit committee has voted to accelerate the construction of an infill light rail station at 130th Street NE.

Erica Barnett says that the City Council’s central staff are unionizing.

The Seattle Times has an op-ed from newly-elected King County Council mmeber Girmay Zahilay, who argues that the city and county failed the Central District but could still save Skyway from genrification and displacement.