The Seattle City Council finalized its legislative agenda last week, Seattle Met’s Publicola noted, and its contents probably won’t shock you. The legislative agenda directs the city’s lobbyists as they advocate the council’s priorities to the state Legislature.
You didn’t think they were going to call for no-new-taxes, did you? No, not the Seattle City Council. They have a much more “ambitious” agenda. Kshama Sawant’s fingerprints are all over it.
You can read through the whole thing here, or we can sum it up for you:
- Let’s make it harder for federal authorities to do their job against illegal immigrants, but
- Let’s make it easier for bicycle messengers to deliver pot
- It’s time to end the statewide ban on rent control laws because rent control laws are such a success elsewhere, and
- The state shouldn’t enact any kind of levy swap to meet the McCleary decision on schools funding because Seattle schools are so good already
With a rock-solid agenda like that, Seattle is well-positioned to be pretty much ignored by legislators this year.