Yesterday’s SPD survey made the news this morning.
Council member Kshama Sawant has been stumping non-stop for her plan to kill off the last vestiges of the North Precinct police station plan, and to divert the funds to build 1000 units of affordable housing. Her proposal came up for discussion in the Council’s budget discussions yesterday, and it didn’t fare well.
The Council has finished its first round of discussions on the budget. Time for some Monday-evening quarterbacking.
Some good news for the Seattle Police Department today.
The monitoring team watching SPD since the consent decree between the City and the Department of Justice commissioned a survey of Seattle residents’ views of the police.
The results were released today. Overall, Seattleites’ approval of the police continues to rise. People are seeing officers display more of the good behaviors, and less of the bad ones.
There’s still a lot of work to do. According to the report, most Seattle residents believe that African Americans and Latinos are still being mistreated by police. Still, it’s progress.
I hope you like budget discussions… and more budget discussions…
On Friday the city released draft rezone maps for the city’s urban villages, as part of the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) framework.
On Friday the Mayor’s Office published an “action plan” with further details of how Mayor Ed Murray plans to deal with unsanctioned encampments throughout the city.
With the Council heads-down on the budget (me too), there isn’t much news this Friday morning.
There’s a little bit of everything in the Council news this morning, to soothe your post-debate hangover.