The Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee today approved a project that will reduce the overflow of sewage into the Ship Canal. Continue reading New Sewage Control Project Along Ship Canal
The Council’s Transportation committee heard a presentation this morning on the proposed expansion to the Washington State Convention Center. Continue reading Convention Center Expansion Plans
This morning the Transportation Committee reviewed a fairly routine request to vacate an alley in a block that Amazon wants to build a new office building on. But during the public comment session, there was a lot of anger directed at Amazon for a variety of practices. Continue reading Lots of anger at Amazon
Two stories dominate the morning news: Lisa Herbold officially won the District 1 race, and the Comcast franchise agreement renewal machinations. Continue reading Morning news: Herbold wins, Comcast on hold
This afternoon the City Council discussed the Comcast franchise agreement at great length but ultimately decided to hold the legislation until next Monday. Continue reading Comcast franchise agreement on hold for a week
WSDOT and Seattle Tunnel Partners gave an update to the Seattle City Council this morning on the Viaduct condition, the SR99 tunnel, and ground monitoring. Continue reading Viaduct, tunnel, SR99 updates
In this morning’s council briefing, Council member Harrell gave an update on the negotiations with Comcast since the revelation last week that Philadelphia had negotiated a better deal. He said that Comcast has sent a letter agreeing to provide additional benefits, including service discounts to low-income seniors. Harrell will present the letter (which the City Attorney says is legally binding)when the franchise agreement comes up for vote in this afternoon’s full council meeting, and his belief is that the Council should go ahead and approve the franchise agreement.
The morning news coverage is dominated by continuing fallout from the discovery that Philadelphia negotiated a better deal than Seattle with Comcast as part of their franchise renewal agreement. Continue reading Morning news: Comcast agreement reboot
This week the City Council will be very busy as it continues to catch up from the post-budget backlog and tie things up before the end of the year (and several Council members leave office). Several committee meetings are scheduled. Continue reading This week at the City Council: busy!