A news article this morning notes that Airbnb purged 1500 listings from its site before supplying numbers to New York City regulators.
This afternoon the Human Services and Public Health Committee received the second part of a briefing on the city’s overall response to the homelessness crisis. Part 1 was focused on the immediate, emergency response; today’s presentation was about the long-term investments being made.
Energy and Environment Committee chair Kshama Sawant has put off “for a week or so” the confirmation vote on Larry Weis for CEO of Seattle City Light, on the request of a group of environmental activists.
Lots of topics in the news this morning. Let’s jump in…
This morning, Council member Herbold’s Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee was briefed on how the city is responding to the ongoing mess that is the 23rd Avenue construction project.
A lot happened in City Hall yesterday.
At the end of the City Council meeting this afternoon, Council member Tim Burgess accused the Seattle Times of shoddy reporting in their recent article and editorial on planning for the proposed SODO Arena and for the future of Key Arena.
This morning the City Council got a briefing on the recent assessment of the East Duwamish Greenbelt homeless encampment, better known as “The Jungle.”
You can read the assessment team’s written report here, or my summary here. The factual part of this morning’s briefing didn’t relay much information beyond what was in the report, instead the council members were eager to discuss an appropriate response.
Mayor Ed Murray just held a press conference to announce a number of steps that the city will take to improve matters related to the 23rd Avenue construction project — including mitigation funds for small businesses.
Uber’s anti-union push is in the news again this morning, plus lots of eyes watching the various hearings that the City Council has been holding recently.