The City Council unanimously approved a resolution today supporting a petition to the Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) to allow for the creation of extended hours service areas within local jurisdictions. This effort was proposed by Mayor Mike McGinn as part of Seattle's comprehensive Nightlife Initiative, which aims to maintain public safety and provide businesses with greater flexibility to adapt to the market demands of residents and visitors.
The Seattle City Council, acting in its capacity as the Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) Governing Board, will convene following the regular City Council meeting on Monday, July 18 (approximately 2:30 p.m. or immediately following the 2 p.m. Full Council meeting).
Seattle Mayor McGinn, Seattle City Council President Conlin, and Councilmembers Rasmussen and Godden today jointly announced that the City will commit $3 million from the sale of the Rubble Yard to fund additional roadway work in 2011. The commitment will provide a 33 percent boost in 2011 street repair funding, preventing the elimination of 21 positions in the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) while also providing a small increase for bike improvements.
The Seattle City Council today unanimously approved Council Bill 117219 authorizing the Director of the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation to execute an agreement with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to design, develop and plan specific environmental mitigation projects surrounding and supported by the SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV program. Mitigation includes funds to pay for costs incurred for work needed in 2011.
The Seattle City Council today unanimously approved Council Bill 117209 authorizing the Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to execute an agreement with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to design and construct pedestrian and traffic calming improvements in the Washington Park Arboretum.