Thursday news roundup

More budget news, the Navigation Team gets shut down, and much more.


The Seattle Times, KING and the South Seattle Emerald cover the start of the City Council’s work on the 2021 city budget, while Real Change continues coverage of the Council’s veto override on the 2020 rebanaced budget.

PubliCola, the Associated Press, and Northwest Asian Weekly report that the Mayor is shutting down the Navigation Team after the City Council yanked its funding from the 2020 budget.

The Puget Sound Business Journal reports that the city will begin the process of out-of-order layoffs of up to 70 police officers.

KIRO, The Hill, and Gizmodo continue coverage of Seattle’s new minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers.

The Seattle Times covers new allegations that SPD is violating a court order restricting its use of cword-control weapons.

West Seattle Blog (here and here) reports from Council member Herbold’s recent town hall.

Crosscut looks at what’s at stake in negotiations with SPOG, the police officers’ union.


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