A handful of notes from this morning’s Council Briefing roundtable session with the Council members. Seven of them anyway; Sawant and Harrell were absent.
A trickle of City Council-related news this Monday morning, dominated by op-eds. Continue reading News roundup
It will be a very quiet week for the Council.
Council member Mike O’Brien’s effort to ease rules on building backyard cottages (aka DADU’s) has run into a snag: a community group is filing an appeal with the City Hearing Examiner.
Lots of SPD news this morning. Plus the Mayor’s announcement of a new homeless shelter.
It’s been an interesting two days if you are tracking Seattle’s response to its homeless crisis (and you should be).
There are lots of adjectives that describe the planned new North Precinct police station: big, lavish, and expensive come quickly to mind. And several angry Seattle residents showed up to Wednesday morning’s Council committee meeting to use those words and more in arguing that the Council should put a stop to it and put the money to better use. But a surprising number of them referred to it as a “militarized, bomb-proof bunker.” Wait, what?
Lots of bits and pieces for Wednesday morning.
Yesterday the Planning, Land Use and Zoning started digging into the details of the “residential” half of the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program.
This morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee kicked off a long summer of reviews for the 2035 Comprehensive Plan by taking up two sections: growth strategy and land use.