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As Task Force Proposes "Guiding Principles," Council Considers Amended Sweeps Protocols

Mayor Ed Murray’s 18-member Task Force on Unsanctioned Encampment Cleanup Protocols held its final meeting on Tuesday morning, a day after Mayor Ed Murray released a budget that included $2.8 million to “implement recommendations” and a day before the council committee in charge of updating and improving the city’s current policy on homeless sweeps held one of its final meetings on a set of new sweeps protocols that the mayor  1,410 more words

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Urban Core Density proposed for Devore Road in Alpharetta

Another rezoning application has been filed with the City of Alpharetta for yet another high density urban mixed use development. This one calls for 200 apartments in a 6 story building, 80 condos in 5 story building, 64 townhouses or homes and more than 130,000 square feet of office, retail and commercial space on about 12 acres of land. 211 more words


Citing "Competitiveness," City to Raise New SPU Director's Pay—Even Though They've Already Hired Her

Last week, the council’s affordable housing and finance committee approved a proposal from the mayor’s office to raise the salary for the new director of Seattle Public Utilities to as much as $334,000, which would represent a 67 percent pay hike from what the previous director, Ray Hoffman, earned when he retired this year. 685 more words

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What or How Much Should We Know About EDRO?

In a previous post, A City Ordinance for Pensions Now This Is A Thing I asked who this is for? Still, not sure who this ordinance is for, but I do have minutes to a Pension Board meeting. 270 more words


The Mayor Honoring Two Council Members Or Is It?

I guess Council members ‘Horvath and Kosinski’ must be leaving the council. Why else would the Mayor be honoring them both for their service? He’s never done this for any Council members in the past. 842 more words

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Council Encampment Legislation Barrels Forward as Murray Task Force Scrambles

Legislation to provide modest protections for unhoused people living in unsanctioned tent encampments continued moving forward on parallel tracks this week, as an 18-member task force appointed by Mayor Ed Murray… 1,402 more words

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A City Pension Ordinances Now This Is A Thing.

Another closed session discussing pension this one is for City Pension Ordinance with Corporation Counsel and the Treasurer. Since when do we need an ordinance to deal with pensions? 182 more words

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