Today the Department of Neighborhoods posted a message from Director Kathy Nyland confirming that it had sent legislation to the Council, rewriting its charter, which is identical to what the Eastlake Community Council posted earlier this week.
The Department of Neighborhoods seems determined to leave everyone guessing as to what kind of support it will provide to District Councils moving forward. And in the meantime, it’s moving to insulate itself further from accountability to the communities it serves.
In the latest reverse for the Murray Administration, the Department of Neighborhoods is now singing a different tune on District Councils and says that they will continue to receive some level of support.
Yesterday’s announcement of a change in plans for the controversial North Precinct station dominates the news headlines this morning.
As the Council wraps up its recess, things are starting to spin up again…
In a follow-up step to the Mayor’s announcement that he is discontinuing ties to the Neighborhood District Councils, the Department of Neighborhoods has posted a quick survey to gather statistics on how residents want to receive information from city government.
You can take the survey here.
One can assume that this isn’t the only outreach the Department of Neighborhoods will do as it figures out how to replace the DC’s. The questions it asks in the survey are a start, but the issues run much deeper. More than anything else, this survey will serve to provide supporting evidence that ethnicity and language are two other dimensions of “community” that aren’t represented by the current geography-based structure.
A smattering of news coverage this morning, including discussion of affordable housing.
Word is getting out about Seattle’s proposed ban on gay “conversion therapy.”
… because there’s a lot to read this morning.
Good morning! If you’re not following #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes on Twitter today, you’re missing out. My favorite: “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”
On to the news…