A “sampler plate” of news coverage awaits us this morning…
This morning at the Seattle City Council’s briefing session, Council member Kshama Sawant passed around a letter for her colleagues to sign that urges the US government to stop pursuing deportation of a man named Francisco Aguirre. Like many of the Council members,I had never heard of him, so I decided to look him up. What I found is complicated and nuanced, and more than anything else shows why we will never have a simple path to immigration reform.
A number of interesting comments were made this morning at the Council Briefing session.
Happy Monday morning…
Last Thursday afternoon while nearly everyone was awaiting the great unveiling of the Sound Transit 3 plan, the City Council was getting a briefing on the Mayor’s proposal for the 2016 Housing Levy.
Since the Sound Transit 3 (aka ST3) draft plan was released late last week, two City Council members and the Mayor have responded with their thoughts.
So much going on this morning, including reports from yesterday’s committee hearing on police staffing, tour bus regulations, and more.
Wednesday evening from 4:30 to 7:00 eight City Council members will be participating in a Workers Voice Summit at City Hall.
This morning the Gender Equity, Safe Communities and New Americans Committee began deliberations on a bill that would restrict drivers of tour vehicles from also providing narration.
This morning in its briefing to the City Council, Seattle Police Department COO Brian Mazey did its best to discredit its own “Berkshire report” study of staffing requirements at SPD.