This afternoon the full City Council, by a 7-2 vote, confirmed the Mayor’s nomination of Larry Weis as the new General Manager and CEO of Seattle City Light.
The final confirmation vote on the nomination of Larry Weis comes up tomorrow at the full Council meeting. Plus, in committees this week: safe injection sites, secure scheduling, prescription drug disposal, police department staffing, and new regulations for tour and excursion vehicles. Continue reading This week: Larry Weis finale, and lots of committee work
Yesterday we saw the Parks Department leadership demonstrate that they haven’t yet built a strong working relationship with the Council committee that provides oversight to their work, and how that can go wrong. Today we saw what happens when a department — in this case, the Human Services Department — builds a relationship that is close and comfortable. Too comfortable.
This morning we find out what one White Center citizen thinks of the Seattle City Council, plus park encroachments.
The Parks Department presented their work on park property encroachments to the City Council this morning, and it wasn’t pretty. More than anything, it was a lesson on how much damage a bad presentation can do.
This morning’s news includes a preview of a Council hearing this morning on encroachments onto Parks land, an interview with Council member Burgess about Pronto, and discussion of possible legislation on secure scheduling.
Yesterday’s Council hearings on the SODO Arena have everyone’s attention this morning. Plus, more on the Pronto buyout.
The third meeting in the appeal of Swedish Health Services’ proposed Major Institution Master Plan (MIMP) update for the Swedish Cherry Hill campus took place this morning, and it was the first chance for the Council members to ask questions. As such, we got a few hints on how they are approaching the issues.
Yesterday’s vote to buy out the ailing Pronto bike-share system tops the news this morning, but the SODO Arena hearings today take up a lot of column-inches as well.