Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities started planning a new billing and customer information system back in 2012. Like so many other software projects, this one went wrong. And the wrongs have been compounding ever since.
The Department of Transportation and the Port of Seattle faced off this afternoon at the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meeting. At issue: what will be the impact of the proposed SODO Arena on transportation in the immediate area — and particularly freight transportation. Unfortunately, they both missed an opportunity to solve an even bigger issue.
This morning the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee heard a presentation on some proposed changes to the city’s design review process for construction projects, and while Committee chair Rob Johnson likes many of the ideas presented, he stated his preference to wait until next summer to formally take up any revisions. Continue reading Johnson tries to kick update to design review process down the road
The City Council is slowly moving towards approving the new Master Institution Master Plan for the Swedish Health System Cherry Hill campus, over the objections of neighbors, but not before making a few changes of their own.
Lots of City Council-related news this morning…
Tonight at 5:30 there will be a special public hearing on the 2016 Housing Levy. This will be the best opportunity for members of the public to let the Council know their thoughts on the proposed $290 million levy (to replace an expiring $145 million levy from 2009).
The public hearing will be at City Hall.
The City Council will be very busy with land use decisions this week.
Happy April Fools’ Day! Not much in the news this morning, but some interesting coverage of secure scheduling and of the fight for a $15 minimum wage.
Lots of debate about how to punish the homeowners who illegally cut 150 trees in a greenbelt.
Council member Lorena Gonzalez has published a draft schedule for development of a paid family leave policy for city employees over the next several months.