Last Thursday afternoon while nearly everyone was awaiting the great unveiling of the Sound Transit 3 plan, the City Council was getting a briefing on the Mayor’s proposal for the 2016 Housing Levy.
Since the Sound Transit 3 (aka ST3) draft plan was released late last week, two City Council members and the Mayor have responded with their thoughts.
So much going on this morning, including reports from yesterday’s committee hearing on police staffing, tour bus regulations, and more.
Wednesday evening from 4:30 to 7:00 eight City Council members will be participating in a Workers Voice Summit at City Hall.
This morning the Gender Equity, Safe Communities and New Americans Committee began deliberations on a bill that would restrict drivers of tour vehicles from also providing narration.
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.