Here’s a look at this week’s Capitol Hill-centric highlights from the City Council’s chambers:
New Fire Chief confirmed: Monday afternoon, the Council voted unanimously to confirm Harold Scoggins as the next Chief of the Seattle Fire Department. Scoggins served as a firefighter for 25 years in Glendale, California, serving as Fire Chief there since 2008.
- 23rd/Jackson pedestrian zone: Pedestrian zone legislation we discussed in a previous notes edition will be on the table again Tuesday afternoon along with a community-driven amendment to include the area around 23rd and Jackson in the plans.
- Position 9 replacement candidates: The 44 have (somehow?) been cut to eight:
The finalists, listed here in alphabetical order, are:· Jan Drago
“Finalists were selected based on their understanding of city government and the public policy issues associated with the Council’s Committee on Housing Affordability, Human Services and Economic Resiliency; their demonstrated commitment to social justice and the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively across cultures and with diverse populations; and their desire to serve the people of Seattle and assume the responsibilities and accountability inherent in the work of a Councilmember,” the Council announcement on the matter reads. You can submit comments about potential appointees via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at upcoming meetings on April 24 or 27. More information here.
- Reminder: Kshama Sawant’s Affordable Housing Town Hall (PDF) is Thursday night in Council chambers.