This morning, District 4 Council member Rob Johnson announced that he will not be seeking re-election next fall.
Short and sweet today.
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.