Thursday news roundup

The City Council wraps up its budget “issue identification” phase, restaurants get free street permits, and more.

The Seattle Times, KING, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, and the West Seattle Blog provide highlights of the Council’s budget deliberations at it prepares to move from “issue identification” to proposing actual amendments to the Mayor’s proposed budget.

MyNorthwest continues the debate over the size of the police force.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog and West Seattle Blog report that the city is extending free street permits for restaurants into next year, along with permits for tents and space heaters.

West Seattle Blog brings us the latest on the debate over whether to repair or replace the West Seattle Bridge, including a new “rapid replacement” option that the city is still evaluating.

The Urbanist looks at the multi-ethnic Skyway community and its existence as an unincorporated neighborhood wedged between Seattle and Renton.


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