Lots of news this morning, especially related to SPD’s budget and ongoing protests. Let’s dive in.
The Seattle Times, KIRO, KOMO, Q13, Patch, Crosscut and Capitol Hill Seattle Blog cover the City Council’s deliberations on cuts to SPD’s budget.
The New York TImes, the AP, Seattle PI, KING (here and here), KIRO, KOMO, the Herald, Erica Barnett and the Washington Examiner report on SPD Chief Best’s letter to the City Council after a weekend protest at her home.
Crosscut, The Stranger, Puget Sound Business Journal, and The Urbanist cover Mayor Durkan’s veto of the Council’s COVID-19 relief bill that would spend $86 million from the city’s two reserve funds.
KUOW and West Seattle Blog report on the ongoing protests in Seattle.
Patch and Capitol Hill Seattle Blog cover a Council draft resolution affirming protections for reporters, legal observers and medics at protests and opposing SPD’s subpoena against local media outlets for protest footage.
The Seattle Times, KUOW, Newsweek, and MyNorthwest report on a new lawsuit filed against the city over SPD actions at the July 25 protest.
Law360 reports that a renewal of the Seattle Transportation Benefit District is headed for the November ballot.
The Washington Examiner looks at salaries in Seattle city government.
The Puget Sound Business Journal has an op-ed arguing that the City Council’s decisions are making it harder for Seattle businesses to survive.
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