Wednesday afternoon in his Education, Equity and Governance Committee, Council President Bruce Harrell pushed the Seattle IT department to go farther and faster in investigating public Wi-Fi as an alternative to municipal broadband in key areas of the city.
This morning, the Council took up their quarterly update to the city government budget. In the package of proposed changes was a gem of a proposal aimed squarely at giving more protection to domestic violence survivors.
This morning the City Auditor’s office presented its report on the NCIS billing system that Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities launched last September after running $34 million over budget and well over schedule.
This morning the Council held a brief discussion, led by the Office of Intergovernmental Relations, on what the Trump administration’s “skinny budget” proposal means for Seattle.
This afternoon the Council approved an ordinance lifting restrictions on money budgeted for rolling out body-worn cameras to all Seattle Police Department officers.
After many years of discussion and debate, this morning a Council committee started the next step to broad deployment of body-worn cameras on Seattle’s police officers.
Friday afternoon, Mayor Ed Murray made a surprise announcement that he is re-allocating the funds set aside for the re-launch of the city’s bike share system toward a series of bicycle and pedestrian improvements. And so ends the saga of bike share in Seattle.
Yesterday’s final approval of the city budget tops the news.
This morning the City Council put the final touches on the city’s 2017-2018 biennial budget, and this afternoon it voted the budget, and all its accompanying legislative acts, into law.