This afternoon the City Council the long-pending request from Amazon to vacate an alley in order to allow them to build a new office tower. But it provided an opportunity for several Council members to give Amazon a tongue-lashing over its labor practices.
This afternoon the full City Council will take up changes to marijuana zoning in the Seattle. This time they might actually pass an ordinance.
Tomorrow afternoon the Council will take up final approval of Amazon’s request for vacation of an alley in order to build a new office tower adjacent to its South Lake Union campus.
The Stranger is reporting that Bruce Harrell is set to become the new Council President, and his office has issued committee assignments for 2016-2017. Continue reading Harrell to be President, new committee assignments
The City Council today considered the vacation of right-of-way for an alley in a block of south Lake Union where Amazon is building a new office tower. Continue reading Amazon Alley
Three are 52 items on the agenda for tomorrow’s weekly Full Council meeting — the last of the calendar year, and the last for this sitting Council before the newly elected members get sworn in on January 4th. Might as well get comfy; we’re going to be here a while. Continue reading Marathon City Council meeting tomorrow
Backyard cottages, also known as DADU’s, were the topic of a special lunchtime session of the Planning, Land Use and Sustainability Committee today. Continue reading Backyard cottages, aka DADU’s
This morning the Transportation Committee reviewed a fairly routine request to vacate an alley in a block that Amazon wants to build a new office building on. But during the public comment session, there was a lot of anger directed at Amazon for a variety of practices. Continue reading Lots of anger at Amazon
In this morning’s news: Lisa Herbold won the recount, the Council wants a better franchise deal from Comcast, the SODO arena politics get nasty, and Uber’s paid spokesperson says a union is unnecessary because working for them is a dream job.
This morning’s news coverage is dominated by coverage of the proposed changes to marijuana zoning, and the plan to build a new basketball/hockey arena in SODO.