This afternoon, the City Council unanimously voted to confirm Debra Smith as the new General Manager and CEO of Seattle City Light.
This morning, the City Council finished up its interview of Debra Smith, who is Mayor Durkan’s nomination for CEO of Seattle City Light. After deliberations and a public hearing, they voted to pass the nomination out of committee, setting it up for final approval on October 1.
There are two notable items of news related to Seattle City Light today: an audit of its billing practices, and more details on the Mayor’s nominee for the utility’s CEO position.
Today Mayor Jenny Durkan nominated Debra Smith to be the new CEO of Seattle City Light.
This afternoon, the City Council voted to send Seattle City Light’s 2019-2024 Strategic Plan out of committee and to the full Council for final approval on July 9th, along with some direction on how to address the power utility’s biggest issues.
Next week the City Council begins the process of reviewing and revising the six-year Strategic Plan for Seattle City Light. They have a lot of issues to dig through.
In the middle of Mayor Durkan’s press conference announcing the resignation of SPd Chief Kathleen O’Toole, she dropped a bombshell: she has also accepted the resignation of Larry Weis as CEO of Seattle City Light.
Yesterday afternoon the Council voted to declare a piece of city property to be surplus, and to allow the official owner, Seattle City Light, to sell it. Selling off surplus city property is a fairly regular occurrence, but for many reasons this one stands out as a rather frustrating exception.
Here are my notes from the weekly Council Briefing session, in which the Council members tell each other what’s going on.