Wednesday news roundup

The Chamber of Commerce sues the city, speculation on who will run for Mayor next year, and more.


The Seattle Times, KING, KOMO, AP, Puget Sound Business Journal, GeekWire, Patch, Law360 and MyNorthwest all report on the lawsuit that the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce filed yesterday challenging the newly-passed “Jump Start” payroll tax.

The Seattle Times, The Stranger, SeattleMet, and Seattle Transit Blog look at the job of Seattle Mayor and speculate on who might run now that Mayor Durkan isn’t running for re-election.

KOMO looks at the revival of Council member Herbold’s proposal to codify a “poverty defense” for misdemeanors in Seattle.

PubliCola covers a proposed update to the city’s lobbying regulations working its way through the Council’s legislative process.

USA Today reports on the court ruling earlier this week holding the city in contempt for violation of an injunction restricting its use of crowd-control weapons.

Post Alley covers the crisis at the Parks Department.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog and Seattle Medium reports that Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County has asked the Mayor to appoint a special counsel to investigate SPD and OPA.

The South Seattle Emerald, Seattle Medium, and West Seattle Blog cover the city’s announcements of funding for new affordable housing projects.

The Seattle Medium reports on the settlement of a wrongful-death lawsuit over the police shooting of Che Taylor.

Seattle Bike Blog reports that SDOT is looking to make “Stay Healthy” streets permanent, but it will tap the existing bike infrastructure budget to pay for it.

The Urbanist argues that urbanists lean too heavily on upzoning as a cure for what ails cities.



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