More on the back-story of the head tax repeal.
In May, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dealt the City of Seattle a setback in its defense of its ordinance granting Uber and Lyft drivers the right to collective bargaining. In June, the city petitioned the appeals court for an en banc rehearing of the case in front of the entire court.
Last Friday the court denied that petition.
There was a lot happening today. New department directors, new protections for domestic workers, support for dairy workers, discussion of the proposed Waterfront LID, and what SPD is doing about recent “shots fired” incidents in the Central District.
It’s the start of a very busy week in City Hall…
It’s going to be a very busy week for the Council as they cram in extra meetings and try to wrap things up before the budget work starts.
This morning, the Select Committee on Civic Arenas made some minor technical amendments to the agreement with Oak View Group for the renovation, lease and operation of Key Arena, then passed it out of committee. Barring unforeseen circumstances, it will be approved by the full Council on September 24th.
Time to get that raincoat out of storage…
Everything is lining up this week to accelerate the pace for OVG’s renovation of Key Arena to move quickly.
Congratulations to the Seattle Storm, national WNBA champions!