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Understanding the Chinatown / International District MHA Upzone

Since the beginning of the year, MHA upzones have been approved for the University District and the Downtown/South Lake Union areas of the city. Now the third piece is up for consideration: the Chinatown/International District (CID).

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Council continues deliberations on police accountability, tackles budget issues

The City Council had a two-part conversation this morning on the proposed police accountability legislation, passing an “omnibus” amendment that incorporated consensus views from their last discussion, and beginning discussion of the complex budget issues.

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Federal judge issues prelimnary injunction against Trump sanctuary city executive order

This afternoon, Judge William H. Orrick of the U.S. District Court of Northern California issued a nationwide preliminary injunction barring the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security from enforcing part of President Trump’s executive order withholding federal grant funds from so-called “sanctuary jurisdictions.”

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Tuesday news roundup: May Day, income tax and AirBnB

 

Seattle Times, SeattleMet, KING and MyNorthwest report on the resolution passed by the City Council yesterday affirming city employees’ right to request an unpaid day of to take part in May Day/ International Workers Day activities.

The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, SeattleMet, and Erica C. Barnett cover Council member Herbold’s announcement yesterday that she is working on a proposal for a local income tax.

KING, KOMO, GeekWire, and West Seattle Blog report on Council member Burgess’s announcement that he is finally introducing legislation to regulate AirBnB rentals in Seattle.

Seattle Times and Q13 discuss the Mayor’s announcement yesterday with the school district of changes to school start times and additional funding for school buses.

 

Council members file their 2017 financial disclosures (most of them anyway)

By law, the eleven elected officials in Seattle must file an annual F-1 financial disclosure form as a public record with the city clerk by April 15th of each year.  As of this morning (April 24), seven of the nine have done so.

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