This week the City Council will be very busy as it continues to catch up from the post-budget backlog and tie things up before the end of the year (and several Council members leave office). Several committee meetings are scheduled. Continue reading This week at the City Council: busy!
In this morning’s news: Lisa Herbold won the recount, the Council wants a better franchise deal from Comcast, the SODO arena politics get nasty, and Uber’s paid spokesperson says a union is unnecessary because working for them is a dream job.
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