Good morning! Now that Passover and Easter are over, let’s all get back to what’s really important: talking about arenas.
Last Wednesday the City Council got another monthly update on the city’s short-term response to the homelessness crisis.
There’s a lot going on this week, so let’s jump in.
Bits and pieces for the end of the week…
The City of Seattle has a law on the books requiring The City Council to approve any department’s acquisition of surveillance equipment. The law is old and badly in need of updating, as last year’s Geofeedia incident made clear. Yesterday the Council started its formal consideration of a refreshed version more in keeping with today’s technology.
Potholes. They’re everywhere in Seattle this spring. That’s due in large part to the severe winter we had, with lots of rain followed by subfreezing weather. All that water seeps into the roads and then expands as it freezes, cracking the asphalt (or expanding existing cracks). In places with more severe winters this generates “frost heaving.” Here in Seattle, it generates lots of lots of potholes. But now that spring is (apparently) here, SDOT has a plan.
Yesterday’s submitted proposals for renovating Key Arena top the news cycle this morning.
Today was the deadline for submitting proposals to redevelop the Key Arena at Seattle Center, and as expected two proposals arrived at the city’s door.
This morning in the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, and New Americans Committee sent to the full Council an ordinance appropriating $1 million for a legal defense fund for individuals in immigration proceedings.
A bit of everything this morning…