With the Council still in recess this week, things are pretty quiet.
Not surprisingly, the new is pretty thin on this Friday before the big holiday weekend.
This morning the Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) released its highly-anticipated decision on King County’s permit application to build a replacement Youth Services Center (i.e. combined juvenile court and youth detention facility) in Seattle.
Despite the pleas from many activists who are opposed to a new youth detention center, SDCI approved the permit application. They had to, and therein lies a tale.
The controversial proposal for the new King County youth detention center tops this morning’s news.
The controversy over the proposed King County youth detention facility headlines the news this morning.
Last week Council member Tim Burgess announced that he would not run for re-election next year. Yesterday I had a thoughtful, far-ranging interview with Burgess, touching on his reasons for making this his last term, reflections on the past year and the political climate in the city, his support for the Mayor, and his plans for 2017 and beyond.
A political rally for a hate-free zone turns into a protest over the proposed new youth jail.
With the Council in recess through the end of the year, there’s not much going on.
The City Council is in recess for the next two weeks. Their next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, January 3rd.
I have a handful of topics to post on that are left-over from last week, and I’ll post news as it happens, but expect it to be pretty quiet here for the next two weeks.
As the Council gets ready to take a 2-week recess, here’s the morning news.