Council member Rob Johnson stated in his inauguration speech that he was looking forward to the opportunity to do long-term planning. Well, he and his fellow Council members got a large helping of that today.
It’s a fairly quiet news morning. Continue reading News roundup
Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant delivered the Socialist Alternative response to the State of the Union address last night.
This morning’s news coverages focuses on the big outcomes of yesterday’s Council meeting: updated marijuana zoning and approval of “Amazon alley.” Plus Sound Transit and Council members’ plans to meet their constituents.
This afternoon the City Council approved its pending update to the zoning rules for commercial marijuana activities in Seattle, after incorporating four amendments.
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