We’re at 39 hours and counting with the same mayor… cross your fingers that this one sticks.
Seattle has a new Mayor! The press is getting very practiced at writing this story.
The week is starting quietly, but it won’t stay that way.
We made it to the end of a tumultuous week!
Mayor Ed Murray’s resignation yesterday, and the subsequent fallout, tops the news this morning. Also, the MOU for redevelopment of Key Arena was released.
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.
Key Arena is back in the news, with the unveiling of the MOU between the city and OVG expected for later this morning.
The air is clear, the skies are blue, the days are cooler… back to perfect Seattle weather. I hope you all had a great weekend. Now let’s jump back in, where Uptown is the center of the universe today (sorry Fremont).
Amazon’s surprise announcement yesterday, plus Chris Hansen’s latest twist, top the news.