Two topics dominate the news this morning: reaction to the idea f building a fence around the unsanctioned homeless encampment under I-5 known as the Jungle, and the dueling plans for the future of the Pronto bike-share system.
The future of the Pronto bikeshare system will play out tomorrow in the Sustainability and Transportation Committee Meeting through a set of dueling amendments.
We all heard last week that the Washington State Legislature has allocated $1 million for building a razor wire fence around the unsanctioned encampment under three miles of I-5 known as “The Jungle.” This morning during the Council Briefing we learned more, and the details are a bit different.
All the fun is in the committees this week.
Discussion of the homelessness crisis in Seattle and what to do about “The Jungle” encampment, as well as police reform in the aftermath of the Che Taylor shooting, top the news this morning. But lots more too…
This morning the Energy and Environment Committee moved forward three new pieces of legislation that address energy efficiency of large non-residential buildings in the city.
Yesterday’s council committee hearing on the city’s homelessness response is in the news this morning.
A news article this morning notes that Airbnb purged 1500 listings from its site before supplying numbers to New York City regulators.
This afternoon the Human Services and Public Health Committee received the second part of a briefing on the city’s overall response to the homelessness crisis. Part 1 was focused on the immediate, emergency response; today’s presentation was about the long-term investments being made.
Energy and Environment Committee chair Kshama Sawant has put off “for a week or so” the confirmation vote on Larry Weis for CEO of Seattle City Light, on the request of a group of environmental activists.