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).
The weekend is here! And perhaps some good weather too…
Monday, Council member Herbold will introduce a resolution affirming the city’s intention to pass an income tax ordinance by mid-July.
Things are starting to quiet down this week…
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.
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.”
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.
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.
This morning the City Council got a briefing from the City Budget Office on the national and regional economic outlook, and what it means for the city budget. As predicted last year, things are beginning to cool off.