There’s lots going on this morning. Let’s jump in.
(Updated 9/28 8:00pm. See below)
Whew. Well that happened.
Here are my notes from the weekly Council Briefing session, in which the Council members tell each other what’s going on.
It looks to be a busy week, as the Council simultaneously kicks off the 2017–2018 budget development process and wraps up work on everything else.
Lots of things happening this week, especially around the homeless crisis, encampments, and the Jungle.
Yesterday afternoon the City Council deliberated on the Mayor’s request for its blessing on his plan to clear out the East Duwamish Greenbelt Encampment (EDGE), often referred to as the “Jungle.”
Lots going on this morning.
Crosscut has a great summary of the highlights from yesterday’s #SEAHomeless media-blitz.
Q13 discusses the Jungle with Mayor Ed Murray.
MyNorthwest reports on public comment from the joint Seattle/King County hearing on humans services, homelessness and the opioid addiction epidemic.
SeattleMet reports on the dubious report delivered by an industry consultant to the Council last week on the topic of secure scheduling.
Lots of stuff in the news today. Plus the #SEAHomeless conversation, which I will recap tomorrow in full.
Yesterday’s committee hearing on short-term rentals managed through services such as AirBnB are the big news this morning.