It was a full day for the Council, and beyond passing the budget the Council members did several other things as well.
Tomorrow morning, the Council will have a first discussion of an ordinance, proposed by Council member Kirsten Harris-Talley, to fill in the gaps in the process used to appoint someone to fill a vacancy on the City Council.
Lots of goings on today…
Today’s meetings were short and to the point.
The City of Seattle has been studying what to do about buildings with unreinforced masonry (URM) for over twenty years. Soon it might actually do something about it, despite the hefty price tag.
Here are some quick notes from this morning’s Council Briefing, before we all get distracted by the rollout of the Mayor’s budget proposal this afternoon.
Three meetings today, lots of ground covered.
Here’s some quick hits from today’s Council Briefing and Full Council meetings.
(Updated 9:00pm Monday — scroll down to the bottom for the latest)
Just when you thought the thirty-year-old allegations of sexual abuse against Mayor Ed Murray were finally fading away, the Seattle Times published some new evidence over the weekend: a long-lost Oregon Child Protective Services file in which a services worker discusses the allegations that Murray sexually abused his foster child, Jeff Simpson, and finds them credible.
In response, Council member Lorena Gonzalez issued a statement this morning calling on the Mayor to consider resigning, and if he doesn’t take action by next Monday asking her fellow Council members to consider their options to remove him from office.
Here are some highlights (and lowlights) from this morning’s Council Briefing.