The week is getting off to a quiet start.
This week the City Council’s budget work grinds forward.
More reaction to Tuesday’s election results, plus what Trump means for Seattle.
Over the last two days, the argument over whether the city should use its bonding authority to plow more money into affordable housing has threatened to turn into a pitched battle, with both sides digging in their heels.
President-elect Donald Trump (yes, it pains me to write that) has stated that in his first 100 days in office he will cancel all federal funding to “sanctuary cities” such as Seattle, where by ordinance city employees may not inquire into a person’s immigration status (except in specific law-enforcement circumstances). Yesterday Mayor Ed Murray held a press conference, in which he stated that Seattle will continue to be a sanctuary city, even if it loses federal funding.
So how much is at stake?
Reaction to Tuesday’s election tops today’s news.
I stopped grieving long enough to write a few thoughts on yesterday’s election, and what I think it means locally.
The proposals to be discussed at tomorrow’s budget committee meeting have been posted now, and with that the details of Council member Herbold’s new proposal to spend an additional $29 million for affordable housing.
Council members’ new proposal for funding additional affordable housing tops the news this morning.
Over the last year, occasionally something has happened that made me see an issue from a new side or rethink what I believed was going on. Here are my favorite “thought piece” posts.