After the last couple of weeks, we have a lot more information about the city’s (and its partners’) response to the homelessness crisis in Seattle. But many questions remain, and when Council member Sally Bagshaw convenes her meeting on Wednesday with the stakeholders, I humbly suggest these three big questions should be the focus of the conversation.
Things are getting busier in Council chambers, especially in committee.
This morning, Council member Sally Bagshaw hosted a roundtable discussion of the response to the homelessness crisis. It featured an impressive array of resources and enthusiasm, but a lack of executive leadership to get all the efforts aligned. Continue reading Hey Seattle, Your Leadership Vacuum is Showing
This morning an emerging discussion of “secure scheduling” for workers dominates the news, with continuing coverage of the homelessness crisis.
Council member Kshama Sawant beat up on Larry Weis, the Mayor’s appointment for General Manager and CEO of Seattle City Light. It wasn’t pretty, and it wasn’t deserved.
Council member Debora Juarez’s Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Waterfront Committee had two items on its agenda this morning, and neither went as one might expect.
The big news this morning is Mayor Ed Murray’s proposal to double the housing levy.
Council member Sally Bagshaw has called a special meeting of her Human Services and Public Health Committee for Friday morning to consider releasing funds designated for addressing the homeless crisis.
The Council heard an update on how the Multi-Family Tax Exemption (MFTE) is doing today, and it was full of lessons on what an economic incentive sometimes can — and sometimes can’t — achieve.
This morning we’re talking about bikes, buses, construction, and living on the streets of Seattle.