This afternoon, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced that he is nominating Seattle City Council member Debora Juarez to the seat on the Sound Transit board that was vacated by Rob Johnson.
This afternoon, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle City Council member Rob Johnson (who also serves on the Sound Transit board) announced reduced summer fares on Metro buses and Sound Transit trains and buses for all youth in King County between the ages of 6 and 18.
Here’s an assortment of notes from this morning’s Council Briefing and this afternoon’s Full Council meeting.
If you’re a housing and zoning wonk, you’re going to want to spend time at City Hall this week.
The changes to ST3 announced yesterday top this morning’s news.
The Council is running out of time to give its feedback to the Sound Transit board on the proposed Sound Transit 3 plan, so Council member Mike O’Brien, chair of the Sustainability and Transportation Committee, is racing to complete a resolution summarizing their feedback in time for a vote on Monday afternoon.
Last week the City Council sent off a set of questions to Sound Transit about the Sound Transit 3 proposal. Monday ST sent their reply, and yesterday they showed up in person to further expand on their answers.
This morning the Council got a briefing on ST3 from the CEO of Sound Transit. Much of it was a repeat of what they’ve said and written before, but there was some interesting and useful color commentary that added to the ongoing discussion.
Today the City Council sent a letter off to Sound Transit listing its priorities for the upcoming Sound Transit 3 (aka ST3) initiative.
This morning’s news coverages focuses on the big outcomes of yesterday’s Council meeting: updated marijuana zoning and approval of “Amazon alley.” Plus Sound Transit and Council members’ plans to meet their constituents.