Yesterday’s announcement of a proposal for regulating AirBnB rentals tops this morning’s news.
Wednesday afternoon the Council’s Education, Education and Governance Committee considered a change to their rules around financial disclosures and recusals, because while the need for them hasn’t changed, the context in which they are happening has.
Five weeks after Mayor Murray and Council member Kshama Sawant unveiled draft legislation to prevent slumlords from raising rents, the bill finally made its appearance in the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee this morning, and after some fairly superficial amendments it was passed out of committee.
Yesterday’s Council resolution on the Jungle headlines the news this morning.
Two resolutions were adopted in the City Council’s meeting this afternoon. Both are well intentioned, and will probably end up doing good things. But they way they passed — and the way one almost didn’t — speaks volumes about the current level of dysfunction in City Hall.
This afternoon the City Council will take up a resolution laying out principles on how the city should approach cleaning up the unsanctioned homeless encampment known as the “Jungle.”
A handful of interesting notes from this morning’s Council Briefing, which featured a presentation on Seafair.
Despite the Monday federal holiday, there’s still a lot going on this week; much of it relates to housing.
The changes to ST3 announced yesterday top this morning’s news.
Coverage of yesterday’s City Hall conversations about the Jungle dominate the news this morning.