Lots happening this morning. Let’s get to it.
This morning’s news coverage is dominated by two issues: yesterday’s Council passage of new tenant protections, and today’s unveiling of draft secure scheduling legislation.
Yesterday’s vote on tenant protections tops the news this morning. Plus we found out that the Mayor should text when he’s jet-lagged.
This afternoon the Council unanimously approved the proposed ordinance that would delay rent increases for rental properties that don’t meet city building codes. Continue reading Tenant protections approved by Council
Five weeks after Mayor Murray and Council member Kshama Sawant unveiled draft legislation to prevent slumlords from raising rents, the bill finally made its appearance in the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee this morning, and after some fairly superficial amendments it was passed out of committee.
The team-up of Mayor Murray and Council member Kshama Sawant over protections for tenants tops the news this morning.