This morning in its briefing to the City Council, Seattle Police Department COO Brian Mazey did its best to discredit its own “Berkshire report” study of staffing requirements at SPD.
This morning the City Council considered a resolution encouraging Seattle’s participation in a county-wide prescription drug disposal program.
Just when you thought that the Pronto bikeshare system would be out of the spotlight for a little while, it’s back with a vengeance.
Last Friday afternoon the Seattle Police Department released the final version of the long-awaited “Berkshire report” on police staffing. It’s 136 pages, stuffed with tables of data — most of which is uninteresting. But with some digging there are nuggets of insight to be found.
“This is going to be a difficult conversation,” said Council member Lisa Herbold at the end of today’s hearing. That, unfortunately, is an understatement.
Yesterday’s confirmation of Larry Weis as CEO of Seattle City Light tops the news coverage this morning. Plus a discussion of safe injection sites.
This afternoon the full City Council, by a 7-2 vote, confirmed the Mayor’s nomination of Larry Weis as the new General Manager and CEO of Seattle City Light.
The final confirmation vote on the nomination of Larry Weis comes up tomorrow at the full Council meeting. Plus, in committees this week: safe injection sites, secure scheduling, prescription drug disposal, police department staffing, and new regulations for tour and excursion vehicles. Continue reading This week: Larry Weis finale, and lots of committee work
Yesterday we saw the Parks Department leadership demonstrate that they haven’t yet built a strong working relationship with the Council committee that provides oversight to their work, and how that can go wrong. Today we saw what happens when a department — in this case, the Human Services Department — builds a relationship that is close and comfortable. Too comfortable.
This morning we find out what one White Center citizen thinks of the Seattle City Council, plus park encroachments.