Happy Friday! Today’s news is mostly a continuation of yesterday’s.
Several long-term planning efforts get airtime this week in Council Chamber.
Yesterday’s vote on tenant protections tops the news this morning. Plus we found out that the Mayor should text when he’s jet-lagged.
A handful of interesting notes from this morning’s Council Briefing, which featured a presentation on Seafair.
Despite the Monday federal holiday, there’s still a lot going on this week; much of it relates to housing.
The 2035 Comprehensive Plan final draft has been published by the Mayor’s Office, and is about to go through an extensive review process both as a public process and by the City Council. Yesterday the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee got a high-level overview of the changes in the plan and the process the Council will use to review it.
This morning the Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Waterfront Committee was briefed on two ongoing sticking points with the plan for redeveloping the Seattle Waterfront. One is a thorny problem, and the other is an opportunity to do something really cool.
Lots of things are happening this week in Council chambers, including a hearing and possible vote on the SODO Arena street vacation, a report on the impact of the increased minimum wage, and amendments to the 2016 Housing Levy.
A judge rules that UW can ignore local landmark ordinances, police inquests come under the microscope, and both the Mayor and the City Council claim to love small businesses.