by Michael Sarko
- The Capitol Hill Times -
Somebody didn’t get the memo. Seattle City Light Director Jorge Carrasco just asked for a raise that he isn’t likely to get. Carrasco has been the highest-paid city employee since 2011, earning a reported $225,000 per year. The City Light Committee Chair to consider this request is none other than avowed socialist Kshama Sawant, whose political spokesperson recently indicated that Sawant will reject Carrasco’s request (and was kind enough to not use the word “obviously” in his reply).
There’s a potential squabble brewing in the Seattle City Council. The new districting law that requires councilmembers to earn the votes of a particular region of the city may pit three sitting representatives against one another for the two available “at-large” seats that take citywide votes. Nick Licata, Sally Clark and Tim Burgess have all released statements suggesting that they’ll vie for the at-large positions in the next election.
The new interim chief of the Seattle Police Department already has a serious problem to address. Late Monday night, police shot and wounded a man in the SODO area just days after another shooting in Belltown. Both incidents are now under investigation.