While we wait for yesterday’s election votes to be counted, here’s today’s news coverage of the City Council.
If you’re a housing and zoning wonk, you’re going to want to spend time at City Hall this week.
The Comcast franchise agreement renewal came back up for consideration today. Continue reading Comcast agreement, revisited
Three are 52 items on the agenda for tomorrow’s weekly Full Council meeting — the last of the calendar year, and the last for this sitting Council before the newly elected members get sworn in on January 4th. Might as well get comfy; we’re going to be here a while. Continue reading Marathon City Council meeting tomorrow
This morning’s news covers Amazon, Comcast, the NHL, police reform, gun safety, and the Seattle P-I globe. Continue reading News roundup: Amazon, Comcast, more
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
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
In this morning’s news: Lisa Herbold won the recount, the Council wants a better franchise deal from Comcast, the SODO arena politics get nasty, and Uber’s paid spokesperson says a union is unnecessary because working for them is a dream job.