Friday news roundup

The payroll tax is tabled, and more.

Get ready for a beautfiul weekend! But be careful and stay healthy out there.

The Seattle Times, KING, KIRO, The Stranger, Puget Sound Business Journal, GeekWire, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, and MyNorthwest report that the City Council has suspended its deliberations on the proposed payroll tax.

Crosscut, GeekWire, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, and South Seattle Emerald continue coverage of local impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Seattle Times and KOMO report that the city has asked a federal court to terminate much of the consent decree related to SPD’s biased policing practices.

Seattle Bike Blog and the Seattle Times report that Lime will take over Uber’s Jump bike and scooter share operation, in return for a big investment from Uber.

The Urbanist looks at what a permanent closure of the West Seattle Bridge could mean for sustainable transportation in West Seattle.

The Seattle Times, KOMO, and West Seattle Blog report that the Mayor has decided to make 20 miles of “Stay Healthy Streets” closures permanent.