After 24 hours of radio silence, SeattleIT, Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities have finally admitted that they did in fact have another issue with their new NCIS billing system that caused some customers to see other customers’ bills, and led them to take their e-billing system offline.
The pending secure scheduling ordinance, and a move to lower speed limits, highlight today’s news.
Yesterday afternoon the Energy and Environment Committee had its first discussion of a bill to make moving between apartments a little easier by capping move-in fees and security deposits and allowing tenants to pay those fees in installments.
Today NCIS, the troubled new billing system for Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities, had another no good, very bad day.
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This morning the Council put its finishing touches on the secure scheduling ordinance, sending it off to next Monday’s full Council meeting for final adoption.
The principle of restricting abusive practices by landlords in charging excessive move-in fees is great. In practice, it’s messy, and the proposed ordinance to do just that demonstrates that messiness in its full glory. This afternoon, Council members Sawant and Herbold will hold a hearing to consider their proposed ordinance, the latest installment in what Sawant calls a “tenant’s bill of rights.”
Yesterday’s tragic death of a homeless person, and the Council’s resolution on the Dakota Access Pipeline, head the news… but there’s much more coverage as well.
This afternoon, the City Council voted 9-0 to extend the deadline for rulemaking for unionization of for-hire drivers until January 17th, 2017.