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Here’s a reminder of what SCC Insight brought you this week: Coverage of the Council’s passage of a ban on winter evictions; We broke the story of Council member Sawant being charged with violations of the city’s ethics code for using city resources to promote her “Tax Amazon” ballot initiative; The latest developments in the pending ordinance to expand sanctioned encampments and “tiny home” villages; A deep dive on how much Amazon really pays in income taxes; An update on HB 2907’s authorization for a payroll tax, and Seattle officials’ attempt to prevent being preempted from passing their own; The …

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Robart issues written order on compliance with consent decree, but leaves big questions unanswered

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.

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Mosqueda drafts “respectful workplace” resolution

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.

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