Police overtime and the substantial cost to the city in 2015 was the major topic at today’s Finance and Culture Committee meeting. Continue reading Police overtime cost Seattle this year
In the news today: people sounding off about the City Council’s bill to allow Uber drivers to unionize.
City council new coverage this morning includes the continuing election aftermath punditry, plus reporting on outcomes of the 2016 budget and other Council actions this week.
The Comcast franchise renewal agreement, which was first presented last month in the Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee, was passed out of committee today to be approved by the full Council next Monday.
Every 3-5 years, the city’s Emergency Management Plan gets updated in pieces. Three of those pieces came in front of the Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee for approval today.
The Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee today discussed Council Bill 118585, which addresses wage theft and other unfair labor practices. Continue reading Council committee takes up wage theft enforcement
This morning’s news coverage is dominated by coverage of the proposed changes to marijuana zoning, and the plan to build a new basketball/hockey arena in SODO.
The Education and Governance Committee met this morning for a briefing on changes to the City Council’s Rules and Procedures for 2016. Continue reading Rules and Procedures cleanup
This afternoon the Planning, Land Use and Sustainability Committee met to consider several items, including changes to zoning restrictions on marijuana commercial activities. Continue reading Marijuana zoning changes considered by council committee
In what was a short and otherwise routine meeting of the Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Gender Pay Equity Committee, the high point was during the public comment session. Continue reading Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Gender Pay Equity Comm. Mtg.