On August 13th, the City Council voted 8-0 to add the site of the Showbox Theater to the Pike Place Historical District, granting it protection from a a 440-unit apartment redevelopment project proposed by Onni Development. But Mayor Durkan has yet to take action on the bill, despite a fast-approaching deadline.
This afternoon the City Council gave a master class in what happens when a land-use bill is rushed through the legislative process.
Continue reading “Save the Showbox” ordinance moves out of committee, despite big questions
This afternoon Council member Kshama Sawant introduced two bills: a resolution related to EMT wages, and an ordinance to save the Showbox. She wanted to get the resolution passed this afternoon and the ordinance next Monday, but the her colleagues on the Council had other thoughts.
This afternoon the Council met in their usual Monday session. It was Council member Gonzalez’s first full Council meeting. Continue reading Full Council meeting recap
The Council walked through the pending legislation coming up for vote this afternoon in the full Council meeting. Continue reading Council briefing 11/30/15
The Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee met this afternoon to receive a report from the Director of SPU, to approve three historical landmarks, and to discuss changes to the Pike Place Market Historical Commission.