Last Wednesday the Council returned to the question of unionizing Uber and Lyft drivers. It’s still a mess, and the Mayor is making it worse.
The City Council is in recess this week (and next week). But since they covered so much ground last week, I’ll be catching up on all the things I missed while they were out.
The City Council this afternoon approved a resolution giving guidance to the city on a potential path to a new North Precinct police station. It was a chaotic meeting where most of the Council’s rules of decorum were obliterated by an angry group of #BlackLivesMatter and #BlockTheBunker protesters.
Council member Lorena Gonzalez earned her pay this month. After she and Council member Debora Juarez met last week with representatives of the #BlockTheBunker group, and listening to the concerns of her colleagues on the Council, she appears to have found a path forward for the North Precinct station project that a supermajority of the Council can get behind.
In their last full meeting before their August recess, the City Council will tackle several important matters.
Here is a draft of the resolution that Council member Lorena Gonzalez is writing to provide guidance on moving forward with the North Precinct project.
I’m taking some family time over the next two weeks. Expect occasional posts if interesting things happen, but no morning news roundups.
See you on the other side.
This morning the Council revisited the controversial North Precinct police station project. Sparks flew during the public comment session, but the council members were all business.
Lots happening this morning. Let’s get to it.
Yesterday in the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee, the proposed tax increase for solid waste services and the accompanying rate increases for Seattle Public Utilities were approved and sent on to the full Council for final approval next week.