This week in Council Chamber

Happy Independence Day! With the holiday, the usual Monday meetings have been moved to Tuesday, and the usual Tuesday committee meetings will be on Friday. Tuesday morning’s Council Briefing should be brief — there are no presentations scheduled.  Tuesday afternoon’s Full Council meeting should also be short as there is only one legislative matter on the agenda and it’s expected to sail through with little discussion and no controversy. On the other hand, this week’s Introduction and Referral Calendar is packed with new legislation, including: a resolution beginning the hearing process for Swedish Health Services’ application for an alley vacation …

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News roundup: yeah, more arena coverage…

Good morning!  Bertha has dug 148 feet under the Viaduct. But hey, who’s counting… Everyone is still writing about Monday’s Council vote to reject a street vacation for the SOD Arena, including The Inquisitr, Bleacher Report, Sportsnet, Crosscut, MyNorthwest, KING5, NWProgressive, Emerald City Swagger, Tacoma News-Tribune, and the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.  Also, ABC/ESPN reports that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has joined the conversation. The Stranger and West Seattle Blog cover the Council’s approval Monday of the 2016 Housing Levy. Seattle Times reports that the Swedish Cherry Hill campus master plan is headed to the full Council for a vote on Monday.

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