This morning, the Council’s Governance, Ethics and Technology Committee moved forward an ordinance adopting several updates to the Democracy Vouchers program and to other rules governing local elections.
This afternoon the City Council approved the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy, sending it to the Mayor for her signature and ultimately to the November ballot.
This afternoon, City Council members Lorena Gonzalez and Teresa Mosqueda, City Attorney Pete Holmes, and Mayor Jenny Durkan took their respective oaths of office to begin their official four-year terms.
In a late-afternoon ceremony in Council Chambers, Teresa Mosqueda took the oath of office to become the newest Position 8 City Council member.
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.
The City of Seattle has so many high-profile court cases underway, it’s hard to stay up to date with them all. Here’s what’s been happening recently…
Shortly after 5:00pm this evening, Bruce Harrell took the oath of office as Seattle’s 54th Mayor. He was flanked by City Council members, city department heads, and his family and friends.
As I reported earlier today, Mayor Ed Murray announced early this afternoon that he is resigning effective at 5:00pm Wednesday. Since that time, there has been a mad scramble, both by city officials and by reporters and pundits, to sort out what happens next.
Mayor Ed Murray just announced that he is resigning, effective 5pm tomorrow. Council President Bruce Harrell will become acting Mayor, and has five days to decide whether to fill out the remainder of Murray’s term, which ends December 31st.
Harrell’s decision is complicated. Here’s my previous post on why.
More to come as events unravel.