The outcome of yesterday’s Council budget meeting tops the news this morning.
The Mayor’s proposed budget quietly included an increase to the fee for a marijuana business license. Now the Council is looking at making that a much bigger increase, and people are now paying attention.
Yesterday in the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee, the proposed tax increase for solid waste services and the accompanying rate increases for Seattle Public Utilities were approved and sent on to the full Council for final approval next week.
Good morning, and happy Monday! Let’s get to the news — and remember to vote!
… because there’s a lot to read this morning.
This morning the Council took up a potential increase in rates for solid waste disposal services in Seattle. The reason for it is fairly simple, but the execution is fairly convoluted. Seriously, you’ll want to understand this, but it’s going to make your head hurt.
So many oars in the water this week for the City Council…
For the past several weeks the Monday afternoon Full Council meetings have been pretty tame affairs, with not a lot of legislation of substance up for approval. That streak ends tomorrow. Oh, and the committee meetings this week are equally full of important legislation and presentations.
Lots of housing-related news today.
Wednesday the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee approved an increase to the B&O tax, and a revised business license fee regime. The B&O tax was straightforward; the business license fee took more time and re-work.