Police overtime and the substantial cost to the city in 2015 was the major topic at today’s Finance and Culture Committee meeting. Continue reading Police overtime cost Seattle this year
In the news today: people sounding off about the City Council’s bill to allow Uber drivers to unionize.
The Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee today discussed Council Bill 118585, which addresses wage theft and other unfair labor practices. Continue reading Council committee takes up wage theft enforcement
This afternoon the Council met in their usual Monday session. It was Council member Gonzalez’s first full Council meeting. Continue reading Full Council meeting recap
The Council walked through the pending legislation coming up for vote this afternoon in the full Council meeting. Continue reading Council briefing 11/30/15
Now that the budget is done, things are getting busy for the City Council again — especially since there is only a month left before the end of several Council members’ terms (and only two weeks before they break for the holidays). Continue reading This week at the City Council – committee wrap-up
News coverage today is dominated by the election results certification, and by the swearing in of Lorena Gonzalez. Continue reading Wednesday news roundup
Today’s full council meeting is the final chapter in the writing of the City of Seattle’s 2016 budget. Continue reading Full council meeting: budget finale
This morning’s Budget Committee meeting — chair Lick Licata’s last — was largely routine, other than one speech by Council member Kshama Sawant.
With Thanksgiving this week, Wednesday through Friday are quiet at City Hall. But there will be enough action on Monday to make up for it as the Council finishes the 2016 budget. Continue reading This week: final budget, Thanksgiving