Welcome back! A few things happened in mid-to-late December that you may have missed, so here’s a post to get you caught up.
We’re back! And everything old is new again: a new year, a new Council (and Council President), and a new version of the Clean Campaigns bill.
This afternoon, the City Council published a list of its proposed committee structure, to be approved at the new Council’s first full meeting on Monday. The committees and their membership give a strong indication of the topics that each Council member will be focused on, as well as who will be the likely power-brokers in a time of great change for the Council.
The City Council is in recess for the next two weeks. Happy holidays, and be sure to tune in next month when four of the nine Council members are recast for a brand-new season!
Happy Friday! Here’s some reading for after you swim to work this morning.
A very quiet Thursday as the City Council heads into a 2-week recess.
Earlier this year, Initiative 124 was working its way through the court system — and losing badly. But over the summer Council member Teresa Mosqueda rewrote it to address its legal shortcomings, successfully shepherded the reworked version through the Council’s legislative process, and got the Council to repeal the original I-124 ordinance.
That solved the problem with the main lawsuit. But there is a second lawsuit that has been in limbo whle the first one played out, and the plaintiffs in that case are forging ahead with their narrower legal challenge.
Quote of the day: “When you elect a clown, expect a circus.”
Here’s the news from City Hall.
The regional homeless authority gets approved, and more.
Here’s what happened today in the last Council Briefing and full Council meeting of the year.