Election news, and a smattering of other goings-on.
This morning, Council members Herbold, O’Brien and Sawant discussed with leaders of Seattle Public Utilities whether the city should switch to garbage pickup every other week, as was investigated in a pilot program in 2012. SPU and the Mayor think not; the three Council members, however, are championing the idea.
We’re talking about garbage.
Here’s what the Council members talked about this morning (this afternoon’s full Council meeting was pretty much perfunctory).
Happy Monday, and welcome back from a 4-day weekend. We’re talking bikes and elections today (so basically, nothing changed while you were gone).
The week starts out slow, but picks up on Wednesday and Thursday with committee discussion of high-profile legislation in the works.
More on ADUs, more election news.
This evening the City Council held a public hearing on four bills that Council members Mosqueda and Gonzalez have introduced as a replacement for Initiative 124. As expected, hotel workers and labor representatives showed up to urge the Council to pass the ordinances. But hotel managers and other small business owners also showed up in numbers to state their opposition to some of the provisions in the bills – particularly the health insurance mandate.
We’re talking ADUs today, in the aftermath of yesterday’s Council vote.
It’s a short week, so things were pretty abbreviated today.