Yesterday the nine Council members published their 2018 Work Program, a list of their individual and committee areas of responsibility and interest. Much of it is pro-forma work just to keep the trains running, but interspersed through it are individual items that show where the Council members plan to spend their time in the coming year.
The Missing Link might not be missing for too much longer.
Yesterday’s Council committee hearing on changes to parking regulations drew lots of attention.
The Council is in recess for the next two weeks. And for the most part, so am I; I have a few long articles in the works and if anything big happens I’ll report it, but most of the daily coverage won’t be happening. Happy holidays, and see you in the new year.
Despite the overcast skies, somehow the world seems bluer today…
… and congratulations to Jenny Durkan, Teresa Mosqueda, and Lorena Gonzalez on their election victories last night.
Don’t forget to vote. Seriously, vote! And don’t drive in the snow.
As part of officially introducing the employee hours tax (aka the “head tax”) into the budget process last week, Council members O’Brien, Harris-Talley and Sawant submitted draft legislation for it. Now that it’s something concrete and not just a set of talking points, let’s look at what it says, and what it means.
On Monday, Council member Debora Juarez intends to introduce an ordinance placing a one-year moratorium on commercial development within the Aurora-Licton Springs Urban Village.
Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell held a press conference late Friday afternoon, once again flanked by city department heads and his family members, to deliver the news that he has decided to decline to serve as Mayor of Seattle through the end of November. But his first 48 hours in office have been busy: he also unveiled four executive orders that he signed today.
Seattle has a new Mayor. And we might repeat this process early next week.