This week in Council Chamber

Happy Independence Day! With the holiday, the usual Monday meetings have been moved to Tuesday, and the usual Tuesday committee meetings will be on Friday. Tuesday morning’s Council Briefing should be brief — there are no presentations scheduled.¬† Tuesday afternoon’s Full Council meeting should also be short as there is only one legislative matter on the agenda and it’s expected to sail through with little discussion and no controversy. On the other hand, this week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar is packed with new legislation, including: a resolution beginning the hearing process for Swedish Health Services’ application for an alley vacation …

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Should City Council members encourage law breaking?

This afternoon in the Energy and Environment Committee meeting, the climate-action group 350 Seattle presented their plans for their Break Free PNW “mass action event” involving civil disobedience¬†in Anacortes, May 13-15. Committee chair Kshama Sawant, who invited them to present, closed the session by saying “We will try to promote the protest action as much as possible.”¬† And that presents a problem, because the participants in Break Free PNW fully intend to break the law.

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