The Parks Department presented their work on park property encroachments to the City Council this morning, and it wasn’t pretty. More than anything, it was a lesson on how much damage a bad presentation can do.
This morning’s news includes a preview of a Council hearing this morning on encroachments onto Parks land, an interview with Council member Burgess about Pronto, and discussion of possible legislation on secure scheduling.
Discussion of the homelessness crisis in Seattle and what to do about “The Jungle” encampment, as well as police reform in the aftermath of the Che Taylor shooting, top the news this morning. But lots more too…
Uber’s anti-union push is in the news again this morning, plus lots of eyes watching the various hearings that the City Council has been holding recently.
Council member Debora Juarez’s Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Waterfront Committee had two items on its agenda this morning, and neither went as one might expect.
This morning three Seattle city staff members had the unpleasant duty of briefing the City Council on the city’s approach to removing unauthorized homeless encampments.
The Stranger is reporting that Bruce Harrell is set to become the new Council President, and his office has issued committee assignments for 2016-2017. Continue reading Harrell to be President, new committee assignments
The Uber union news still dominates the papers this morning, though a few other nuggets slipped through. Continue reading News roundup: Uber driver union, of course
The Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Gender Pay Equity Committee heard a proposal today to change the way the Japanese Garden in the Arboretum is managed. Continue reading Japanese Garden under new management
The Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries and Gender Pay Equity Committee heard an auditor’s report on the Department of Parks and Recreation’s leases and concession agreements. Continue reading Parks Department audit