Seattle Council to vote on policing change budget vetoes

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council will take action on Mayor Jenny Durkan’s vetoes of council bills meant to scale back the police department and ramp up community-led programs starting this year. The Seattle Times reports the mayor may mostly get her way. With seven votes, the nine-member council on Tuesday could override Durkan’s vetoes and cement 2020 budget adjustments passed in August after months of debate and massive protests against police violence. That’s what Council President M. Lorena González said Monday she would prefer. However, she said, other council members indicate they are likely to side with the mayor. Because of that, González has unveiled a substitute budget proposal that would nix most of the public safety changes.