City, County respond in fight over I-976

If not for the preliminary injunction imposed by King County Superior Court Judge Marshall Ferguson last week, Initiative 976 would go into effect on Thursday. But as SCC Insight reported last night, the state Attorney General’s office has filed a motion with the state Supreme Court to stay that injunction pending further review. This afternoon, the City of Seattle, King County, and the other plaintiffs filed their response.

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It’s a pivotal week for the proposed regional homelessness authority

It’s shaping up to be an important week for the proposal to create a regional governance structure for responding to the homelessness crisis, with Thursday being the key day.

Council member Bagshaw discussing next steps for the proposal to establish a regional governance structure for homelessness response

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Judge grants preliminary injunction blocking implementation of Initiative 976

This morning, King County Superior Court Judge Marshall Ferguson granted a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of Initiative 976 while the court determines whether it violates the state Constitution.

Tim Eyman listening to the hearing on whether to issue a preliminary injunction to block implementation of I-976

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Pedersen sworn in as District 4 Council member

Late this afternoon, King County Elections certified the results of this month’s election. And at 6:15pm, Alex Pedersen took the oath of office as the Council member for District 4.

District 4 Council member Alex Pedersen taking the oath of office, as administered by City Clerk Monica Martinez Simmons.

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