The first full City Council meeting with substantive business takes place this week. Plus, a report from Sound Transit on ST3 planning. Continue reading This week: get down to business
Pundits are lining up to interpret 2015 restaurant hiring statistics in support of their favored positions for or against Seattle’s minimum wage.
As we approach the first week of substantive legislative business for the City Council, you can feel the engine warming up: the press is starting to report on bills that will be discussed in the coming week. Plus, the national media continues to report on recent progressive legislation in Seattle.
This morning’s news includes talk of all the new faces in local political offices and more speculation on who might run for Jim McDermott’s seat in the US House of Representatives. Plus concerns over property crime, and the revival of the Amazon alley vacation request.
Increasing scrutiny of the Seattle Police Department leads the news this morning.
There’s a little bit of everything in today’s news coverage of the Seattle City Council, but a lot of Council member Mike O’Brien.
Yesterday swearing in of the new City Council dominates the news this morning. Continue reading News roundup: swearing in
The newly-elected City Council held their first session today. Taking their oath of office, speechifying, and picking teams were all on the agenda. Continue reading City Council takes oath of office, picks Harrell as President
The newswires are abuzz this morning with reports that long-time U.S. Representative Jim McDermott will announce his plans to retire later today. Continue reading Jim McDermott retiring. Who will step up?
This afternoon’s inauguration of the newly elected City Council leads off the news this morning. Continue reading News roundup: inauguration, gun tax, UW medical residents