Wednesday news roundup

Lots of great stories worth reading this morning! Grab a cup of coffee and dive in.

KOMO reports on the Council’s effort to rewrite its crowd-control weapons ban.

KING covers Councilmember Lewis’s newly-announced program to build twelve new tiny-home villages in 2021.

Q13 and Puget Sound Business Journal continue the coverage of the Council’s new ordinance requiring hazard pay for many grocery workers.

Crosscut reports that the Washington State Auditor has opened an investigation into the $3 million contract the City Council issued to the Black Brilliance Research Project run by King County Equity Now.

PubliCola reports that the city is hitting some snags in its plan to expand emergency homeless shelter capacity this year.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog covers the ongoing work to fix up and reopen Cal Anderson Park.

PubliCola reports on Sound Transit’s discussions of how to deal with the double-whammy of higher costs and funding shortfalls on its plans to build out regional light-rail, and what might get cut.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog covers an “operational pause” in some of the local COVID vaccination efforts as the lack of vaccine supply continues to be the bottleneck.

The Urbanist looks at SDOT’s plans for increasing mobility options in north Seattle around the Sound Transit light-rail plans.

MyBallard has published a Q&A with District 6 Councilmember Dan Strauss.


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