Lots of bits and pieces for Wednesday morning.
Yesterday the Planning, Land Use and Zoning started digging into the details of the “residential” half of the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program.
This morning, the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee kicked off a long summer of reviews for the 2035 Comprehensive Plan by taking up two sections: growth strategy and land use.
Yesterday’s vote on tenant protections tops the news this morning. Plus we found out that the Mayor should text when he’s jet-lagged.
Last Friday, Sejal Parikh from Working Washington dropped a statistic about a recent rise in involuntary part-time workers, based on a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report that had just come out that morning. But, as Inigo Montoya said, “I do not think it means what you think it means.”
After a contentious discussion this morning, the Council decided this afternoon to postpone their final vote on the ordinance updating the ethics code as it applies to them.
This afternoon the Council unanimously approved the proposed ordinance that would delay rent increases for rental properties that don’t meet city building codes. Continue reading Tenant protections approved by Council
A few notes from this morning’s Council Briefing session, where the Council members go around the table and talk about the Monday afternoon agenda, committee meetings coming up later in the week, and whatever else they are up to.
The ongoing set of stakeholder discussion groups sponsored by the City Council and the Mayor’s office are close to their end, and last Friday’s reports show that they have settled into a constructive pattern that will hopefully lead to good policy and good law.
Lots of topics in committee meetings this week…