Yesterday’s City Council meeting on the emergency homeless response, and the wide conversations in the community, are dominating the news this morning.
Council member Kshama Sawant has started an online petition on two current issues related to homelessness.
All nine City Council members showed up this afternoon for a presentation on the emergency response to the homelessness crisis, but clarity wasn’t in great supply.
In the run-up to this afternoon’s meeting, the city’s response to the homelessness crisis is dominating the news this morning. Plus a few other tidbits.
This morning’s news covers the ongoing debate about the ailing Pronto bike-share program and discussions about workers’ rights.
I didn’t forget to write a news roundup this morning — there simply wasn’t any substantive news reporting worth mentioning.
I blame the Superbowl. But then again, I blame the Superbowl for a lot of things. So there’s that.
Council member Mike O’Brien has drafted a letter to the state’s congressional delegation voicing the City Council’s opposition to fast track approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade treaty.
After the last couple of weeks, we have a lot more information about the city’s (and its partners’) response to the homelessness crisis in Seattle. But many questions remain, and when Council member Sally Bagshaw convenes her meeting on Wednesday with the stakeholders, I humbly suggest these three big questions should be the focus of the conversation.
Things are getting busier in Council chambers, especially in committee.
This morning, Council member Sally Bagshaw hosted a roundtable discussion of the response to the homelessness crisis. It featured an impressive array of resources and enthusiasm, but a lack of executive leadership to get all the efforts aligned. Continue reading Hey Seattle, Your Leadership Vacuum is Showing