Council’s rental rules to become law without mayor signature

SEATTLE (AP) — Several Seattle City Council bills surrounding rental housing will become law without Mayor Jenny Durkan’s signature. The Seattle Times reports Durkan declined to sign the bills last week, citing legality concerns. She also declined to veto the bills, predicting the council would override vetoes. The bills will provide a defense against most school-year evictions of students and school employees, require landlords to offer lease renewals in many cases, and prevent certain post-pandemic evictions.