In their last full meeting before their August recess, the City Council will tackle several important matters.
Here is a draft of the resolution that Council member Lorena Gonzalez is writing to provide guidance on moving forward with the North Precinct project.
This morning the Council revisited the controversial North Precinct police station project. Sparks flew during the public comment session, but the council members were all business.
It was a very news-worthy council briefing: a preview of this afternoon’s debate and vote on the source-of-income discrimination ban, what’s up with secure scheduling legislation, lots of stuff in the GESCNA committee, an update on the homeless crisis response and a throw-down between Council members Juarez and O’Brien over the North Precinct police station.
With the Seattle City Council’s August recess right around the corner, the Council is spending more time on cleaning things up and getting them out the door than major new efforts.
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.”
At the start of yesterday’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities, and New Americans Committee, there was a large, angry crowd of people waving “Black Lives Matter” signs who took turns decrying the proposed $160 million North Precinct headquarters as a “militarized bunker” and an extravagance.
The Council’s hearing this morning on regulating short-term rentals (a la AirBnB) tops the news. Plus several other tidbits.
Hiring police officers and building a new North Precinct station are drawing news coverage again this morning. along with FBI surveillance in the Central District.