Tuesday news roundup

Lots of interesting stuff to read this morning!

Capitol HIll Seattle Blog, Real Change, and Erica Barnett report on yesterday’s second-try passage of a bill temporarily streamlining the design review process during the COVID-19 emergency.

The Seattle Times, Seattle Bike Blog, GeekWire, and Capitol Hill Seattle Blog continue coverage of local impacts of the coronavirus shutdown.

The Stranger reports on how the city is proposing to spend federal relief funding.

West Seattle Blog and The Urbanist continue discussion of the closeure of the West Seattle Bridge.

Puget Sound Business Journal discusses the proposed payroll tax., while Crosscut has an op/ed looking at the history of attempts to impose an income tax locally and statewide.

Erica Barnett looks at what’s happening with homeless encampments during the COVID-19 emergency — and considers what’s next.

KIRO reports on the activists attempting to organize a rent strike for May 1.