This afternoon the full City Council voted 9-0 to approve the proposed “secure scheduling” ordinance.
Here are some quick hits from this morning’s weekly Council Briefing.
Council President Harrell noted that this week’s Education, Equity and Governance Committee will have a presentation from the FTC on combatting fraud in the African-American and Latino communities. Also, the Seattle Election and Ethics Commission will discuss their plan to roll out the Democracy Voucher Program.
Council member Sawant mentioned that there are openings on the Seattle City Light customer review panel; in particular they are looking for a residential customer and someone with strong environmental advocacy interests.
Sawant also said that at the next Energy and Environment Committee meeting on September 27th she plans to hold a vote on the proposed ordinance capping move-in fees for tenants.
Council member Gonzalez noted that she might schedule a special set of GESCNA committee meetings if Judge Robard gives his approval for police accountability legislation.
Council member Bagshaw’s Human Services and Public Health Committee will have special meetings this Thursday and next Tuesday as it works through legislation addressing unsanctioned homeless encampments. Meanwhile, the encampment task force created by her and Mayor Murray meets the next two Wednesday evenings at 6pm in the Bertha Knight Landes Room in City Hall.
A full read of the 99-page report of the Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force paints a very different picture than what the press reported. The report isn’t without its faults, but nevertheless it’s worth understanding what it actually says — and doesn’t say.
This afternoon’s vote on the secure scheduling ordinance tops this morning’s news coverage.
It’s another long week of meetings (8 this week) as the Council tries to wrap up several items before plunging into the 2017-2018 budget development work.
Yesterday’s announcement of a change in plans for the controversial North Precinct station dominates the news headlines this morning.
Yesterday afternoon, in a surprise move the Mayor and three Council members announced that the controversial North Precinct police station would be paused for reconsideration.
Lots of things happening this week, especially around the homeless crisis, encampments, and the Jungle.
Yesterday afternoon the City Council deliberated on the Mayor’s request for its blessing on his plan to clear out the East Duwamish Greenbelt Encampment (EDGE), often referred to as the “Jungle.”
Here’s what I’ve learned today about this week’s problem with the NCIS billing system.