May 30, 2024 - News

Morning Buzz: Parents get mad

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✏️ A Seattle Public Schools community meeting on proposed closures was punctuated by frustration with parents booing, shouting and chanting "Keep schools open."

  • The district says the ongoing financial crisis means shuttering up to 20 elementary schools is essential. (KUOW)

💵 Seattle City Council is delaying a vote on a proposal that would put requirements on money the Office of Planning and Community Development uses for its Equity Development Initiative.

  • Councilmember Maritza Rivera, who sponsored the legislation, said she wants OPCD to explain why projects take so long to complete. (KING5)

🐦‍🔥 Former CEO Dan Price has returned to Gravity Payments as an adviser.

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