Affordable housing, which comes up for discussion in Council committee today, tops the morning’s news coverage.
Yesterday the Seattle Design Commission delivered its annual review for 2015 to the City Council, and as part of that presentation discussed their project to look deeply into issues around “privately owned public spaces” or POPS.
This afternoon the City Council sent a controversial bill amending the ethics code for Council members back for more work in committee.
Happy Monday! It’s pretty darn quiet on the news front this morning, though it won’t stay that way with the busy calendar ahead for the week.
Thanks to a public disclosure request and some helpful folks at SPU’s public information office, I got copies of the monthly reports of Tim Almond, the QA consultant for the troubled NCIS project. NCIS is the new billing and customer-service IT system for Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities that has been under development for the last two and a half years, and is now a year late and $43 million over their original budget. Almond’s monthly reports paint a harrowing picture of a project that went wrong early, often, and predictably.
It’s going to be a very busy week for the Council. Especially Tuesday. Continue reading This week: busy busy busy
Guess who Council member Kshama Sawant is having breakfast with…
Yesterday’s committee hearing on short-term rentals managed through services such as AirBnB are the big news this morning.
Apparently this is the week that the Council chose to tackle thorny legislative matters. This morning’s topic: AirBnB and short-term lodging rentals. Continue reading Understanding the proposed short-term rental (i.e. AirBnB) regulation
The Council’s hearing this morning on regulating short-term rentals (a la AirBnB) tops the news. Plus several other tidbits.