Wednesday news roundup

The city’s budget implodes, the City Council takes up a proposed payroll tax, and more.

The Seattle Times, KUOW, AP, Patch, Washington State Wire, and Capitol Hill Seattle Blog report on yesterday’s news that the city is seeing a revenue shortfall of between $210 million and $300 million this year due to the COVID-19 shutdown.

Puget Sound Business Journal, Crosscut, and MyNorthwest discuss the proposed payroll tax that the Council begins hearings on this morning.

The Seattle Times, International Examiner, Crosscut, South Seattle Emerald (here and here), and GeekWire continue coverage of the local impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Urbanist covers Monday’s epic fail by the Council in trying to temporarily suspend the Design Review Board process.

West Seattle Blog has the details on a Town Hall meeting to discuss the closure of the West Seattle Bridge.