Tuesday news roundup

The Council bans gas heat in new commercial and multifamily residential buildings, plus a smattering of other stories.


The Seattle Times, Seattle PI, Puget Sound Business Journal, KUOW, and MyNorthwest report that the City Council has passed an ordinance banning new natural-gas heat and water-heating in most new commercial and multi-family residential buildings.

The Seattle PI covers the new “hazard pay” requirement for grocery workers in Seattle, which goes into effect on Wednesday.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reports that Councilmember Sawant is pushing back on the state legislature’s attempts to pass its own high-earners payroll tax that might interfere with Seattle’s own.

The South Seattle Emerald covers last week’s court order imposing sanctions on SPD for violating an injunction restricting its use of crowd-control weapons.

The Seattle Times published a letter from Councilmember Pedersen defending the Council’s record on support for mass transit investments.


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