The Sustainability and Transportation Committee held hearings this afternoon and this evening on the petition to vacate two blocks of Occidental Avenue in order to build the SODO Arena. And the sides lined up fairly quickly.
The third meeting in the appeal of Swedish Health Services’ proposed Major Institution Master Plan (MIMP) update for the Swedish Cherry Hill campus took place this morning, and it was the first chance for the Council members to ask questions. As such, we got a few hints on how they are approaching the issues.
Yesterday’s vote to buy out the ailing Pronto bike-share system tops the news this morning, but the SODO Arena hearings today take up a lot of column-inches as well.
On a 7-2 vote, the City Council voted today to acquire the remaining assets of the Pronto bikeshare system, putting it on a new path to operate — and eventually expand — managed by the Seattle Department of Transportation.
Lots of interesting tidbits from this morning’s Council Briefing session, as meatier topics and legislation have begun to appear before the Council.
The City Council is partway through a series of information-gathering hearings as it begins its deliberations on the 2016 Housing Levy. Here’s an attempt to make sense of the mountain of data being presented.
Ike’s warning about the “military-industrial complex” was not only prescient for the sector he took aim at, but it was a foreshadowing of how an eagerness to privatize other government services has led to pathological outcomes.
Affordable housing tops the news this morning.
The vote to recommend Larry Weis’s confirmation as CEO of Seattle City Light headlines the news this morning.