Dissecting the Airbnb Seattle Economic Impact Report

Today Airbnb released what it calls an “economic impact report” for the Seattle region, detailing the economic benefits it believes its business has delivered to Seattle. I went through it with a fine-tooth comb; there are interesting useful statistics, there are some misleading ones, and there are some conspicuously missing ones.

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Council responds to Mayor’s emergency order

The City Council met this afternoon to consider a resolution ratifying Mayor Murray’s emergency order this week related to opening up two new homeless encampments for people living out of their vehicles. In the end, they ratified a modified version of the emergency order, adding some additional requirements.

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Council weighs in on School Board move to close pre/after school care

This morning Council member Rob Johnson circulated a letter to his fellow Council members asking the Seattle School Board to delay its decision on closing on-site before and after school care programs next year.

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