The notes are short and to the point today, because this morning’s Council Briefing was cancelled due to the weather.
Here’s what happened at today’s Council meetings today.
Apart from discussions about the Halcyon mobile home park, here’s what went down in Council Chambers today.
Here’s what happened at this morning’s Council Briefing and this afternoon’s full City Council meeting.
Look for separate posts later tonight on the other two meetings that happened today: the Select Committee on Homelessness and Housing this morning, and Select Committee on City-wide MHA this afternoon.
Only five Council members were in City Hall today, but they still got some things done…
Today the City Council held a 10-minute meeting and passed an amended version of the funding-acceptance bill that they dropped on the floor on Monday.
I noted on Monday that the City Council stumbled in attempting to approve a typically routine grant-acceptance ordinance, and ended up in a parliamentary rathole — all because of a $90,000 line-item in which ICE reimburses SPD for costs related to joint narcotics enforcement activities at the Port of Seattle.
The Council has scheduled a special meeting for noon tomorrow (Wednesday) to resolve this mess. The Council will take up an amended version of the bill that strikes the ICE reimbursement but leaves the rest of the line-items intact. Passing it will require five “yes” votes, but with the ICE reimbursement line-item removed, that should no longer be an issue.
And once again the Council shows its uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
A lot was said, a few things were done.
Short and sweet today.