Many of us heard about the Seattle homeless encampment known as “The Jungle” for the first time late last month when a double homicide occurred there. That same night, Mayor Ed Murray, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Governor Jay Inslee agreed to a joint assessment of the site to gather data on the conditions there and the risks and hazards posed by its ongoing presence. That report is now in, and the City Council will be briefed on it tomorrow morning. And it’s far, far worse than you imagined.
Lots going on this week.
The big conversation at this morning’s Council Briefing was, as expected, the 23rd Avenue construction project. Continue reading 23rd Avenue project: “These businesses are being choked.”
Happy Presidents’ Day! Government offices are closed today, so it’s a fairly quiet day on the news front. But the SODO Arena proposal is generating a bit of noise.
With the Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday, things are a bit shifted this week. But there are still several interesting things afoot in Council chambers – several involving Council member Kshama Sawant.
Council member Mike O’Brien has drafted a letter to the state’s congressional delegation voicing the City Council’s opposition to fast track approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade treaty.
Things are getting busier in Council chambers, especially in committee.
There’s lots of transportation-related legislation in front of the City Council this week. Plus a few other nuggets as the Council settles down to work. (UPDATES BELOW)
This week the interesting stuff is happening in Council member Lisa Herbold’s committee.
Efforts to deal with the homelessness crisis in Seattle dominate the news this morning because of two events that happened yesterday.