Happy Presidents’ Day! Government offices are closed today, so it’s a fairly quiet day on the news front. But the SODO Arena proposal is generating a bit of noise.
With the Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday, things are a bit shifted this week. But there are still several interesting things afoot in Council chambers – several involving Council member Kshama Sawant.
The ongoing debate over police reform tops the news this morning.
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.