In this morning’s council briefing, Council member Harrell gave an update on the negotiations with Comcast since the revelation last week that Philadelphia had negotiated a better deal. He said that Comcast has sent a letter agreeing to provide additional benefits, including service discounts to low-income seniors. Harrell will present the letter (which the City Attorney says is legally binding)when the franchise agreement comes up for vote in this afternoon’s full council meeting, and his belief is that the Council should go ahead and approve the franchise agreement.
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!
The Council walked through the pending legislation coming up for vote this afternoon in the full Council meeting. Continue reading Council briefing 11/30/15
Now that the budget is done, things are getting busy for the City Council again — especially since there is only a month left before the end of several Council members’ terms (and only two weeks before they break for the holidays). Continue reading This week at the City Council – committee wrap-up
At the Council Briefing this morning, the council continued its conversation with the Office of Intergovernmental Relations (OIR)about the city’s legislative agenda. Continue reading Council briefing: legislative agenda
This week the City Council is heavily focused on getting the 2016 budget done. With few exceptions, everything else has been cancelled.
The City Council’s regular Monday morning briefing was split into two parts this morning: a review of upcoming items, and a presentation from the Office of Intergovernmental Relations on the State of Washington’s upcoming legislative session in preparation for finalizing the city’s legislative agenda.