This morning, the City Council had another hearing to discuss the proposed regional governance structure to respond to the homelessness crisis that was developed by representatives of Seattle and King County.
Here’s what the Council was up to today.
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I’m taking a few days off for vacation with the family. SCC Insight will return next week with a fresh new set of long-winded and poorly reasoned posts. I encourage you all to enjoy the brief respite.
As he promised last week, this afternoon Judge James Robart issued his written ruling finding that the City of Seattle has fallen partially out of compliance with the 2012 Consent Decree on biased policing practices.
In so doing, he clarified some questions raised by his bench ruling last week, but left other important ones unanswered.
For the last couple of weeks, Council member Teresa Mosqueda has been circulating a draft resolution “supporting a safe and responsive workplace” within the city government’s Legislative Department. It’s meant to set expectations not only for how Legislative Department employees treat other city employees and constituents, but also for how constituents should treat the department’s employees.
This morning, Mayor Jenny Durkan delivered her second “State of the City” address, in which she listed off the city’s accomplishments in 2018, highlighted several major initiatives in the works for this year, and announced five new programs.
This morning, Mayor Durkan signed an order declaring a civil emergency due to the arriving winter storm.
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Back in October, the city issued its final environmental impact statement (FEIS) on proposed legislation loosening rules on building “backyard cottages” in single-family zones in Seattle, as well as a Racial Equity Toolkit evaluation of the impact of the legislation on racial disparities in the city. To no one’s surprise, an appeal has been filed against the FEIS — but the city is fighting back.