Yesterday’s Council hearing on funding the Office of Labor Standards made the news this morning, along with the troubled NCIS utility billing system, police reform, and more.
This afternoon in the Energy and Environment Committee meeting, the climate-action group 350 Seattle presented their plans for their Break Free PNW “mass action event” involving civil disobedience in Anacortes, May 13-15. Committee chair Kshama Sawant, who invited them to present, closed the session by saying “We will try to promote the protest action as much as possible.” And that presents a problem, because the participants in Break Free PNW fully intend to break the law.
Things are looking up this week for renters in Seattle this week, thanks to Mayor Murray and Council member Kshama Sawant.
Yesterday’s hearing on the impact of the minimum wage, and Council member Kshama Sawant’s campaigning for Bernie Sanders (and against Hillary Clinton) top the news this morning. Plus op-eds from Council members Rob Johnson and Debora Juarez.
The Viaduct closure and Kshama Sawant’s campaigning for Bernie Sanders top the news this morning.
Happy Monday morning…
Today’s news has two features on Debora Juarez. Plus lots of other things going on as the City Council gets down to business.
Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant delivered the Socialist Alternative response to the State of the Union address last night.
The newswires are abuzz this morning with reports that long-time U.S. Representative Jim McDermott will announce his plans to retire later today. Continue reading Jim McDermott retiring. Who will step up?
This morning there’s news about police accountability, the SODO arena plan,