Happy 2017! The Council resumes work on Tuesday. With the holiday, Monday’s regularly-scheduled meetings shift to Tuesday, and Tuesday’s regular meetings are bumped to Friday.
Tim Burgess’s announcement that he will not be running for re-election tops the news this morning.
This afternoon the City Council passed into law Council member Sawant’s proposed ordinance capping move-in fees for tenants and requiring landlords to offer an installment plan for paying moving fees over six months — but not without come controversy.
What happens when the weather turns lousy here in Seattle? All the writers stay inside and write! So much to read this morning — much of it about housing.
This coming Monday afternoon, the proposed ordinance capping tenant move-in fees comes up for a final vote in front of the City Council. The finish line is in sight, but there’s at least one more hurdle to jump on the way there.
Today the Energy and Environment Committee passed an amended version of Council member Sawant’s proposed ordinance, capping move-in fees and requiring landlords to offer an option for paying those fees in installments.
Yesterday’s final approval of the city budget tops the news.
Tuesday morning the Energy and Environment Committee meets to take up one item: Council member Sawant’s proposed ordinance to cap move-in fees and require landlords to let tenants pay some move-in fees in installments.