City budget director Ben Noble told the committee that the Oak View Group’s $40 million transportation fund payment is to be spread over a 39-year lease term. He suggested the city could issue public bonds against the pledged OVG money if it requires a lump sum in the short term.
As the United States prepares to exit the Paris climate agreement under President Donald Trump, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is in New York and Connecticut to push for solutions, some at the state level, to climate change.
A bill in Congress sets aside nearly $62 million to help clean up wells contaminated by military’s use of firefighting foams. Three bases in Washington state where the chemical pollution has been found could benefit.
Professor Bret Weinstein was a vocal critic of an Evergreen State College event that asked white students to leave campus for a day as part of Day of Presence/Day of Absence. A group of students, in turn, confronted Weinstein and called him a racist, and the video went viral.
The mayoral candidate endorsed an approach, most famously used in New York City, that virtually guarantees shelter on demand. That could require adding tens of millions of dollars to the emergency shelter system.