Deborah Smith, Seattle and KOMO discussed on Indivisible

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Work overnight lows in the fifties. Still some lingering showers through the middle of the week and watch for a lowering snow level. We're going to see snow in the higher terrain of the cascades and the Olympics. So those peaks start to turn white as we head into this week to in the KOMO weather center, I'm meteorologist, Shannon O'Donnell. We've got moderate rain and sixty one degrees in Seattle at five zero six well, speaking of the rain, if you don't care for the rain here going to like this Seattle is supposed to have below average rainfall this Sodom become Romero tells us you'll still need that umbrella sometime this winter Seattle has an average rainfall of about thirty eight to thirty nine inches a year measured during the water year, which starts on October first, according to the national weather service Andy Hainer with the Seattle office says. Climate forecast currently show, a forty percent chance of below normal. Rainfall possibly through December. We're looking for below normal precipitation. But that doesn't mean we'll be drier. Overall, it more likely means will be wetter later. Out into December January. Looks like precipitation wise, it's going to be close to normal. I think at that point does say we're expected to have a warmer winter though. And of course, we usually end up with less lowland, snow Ramiro, KOMO news. Seattle city light has a new CEO. The city council unanimously voted today to confirm Deborah Smith, formerly of central Lincoln p in Oregon as the new head of the utility council member Theresa mosquito says Smith is ready to tackle the issues that have plagued city light recently, including customer billing errors and project cost overruns. She knows that as a public utility. We're going to be able to keep the power on and get it back on when it goes out only by working with community. She knows that the totality of these issues facing the city are immense, but together that we can solve these Smith will be the highest paid city employee making three hundred forty thousand dollars a year. She takes over October fifteenth. That's interesting in that. I think generally most people would think that the mayor of a given city would be paid employees. Well, the Bethel school district in Pierce county is trying to approve a school bond measure this November voters have an approved a bond there for twelve years and his komo's Kelly Blair reports, it's superintendent wants the state to take action metal school. Superintendent. Tom Siegel knows what it's like to struggle to pass bond measures his district hasn't passed a school bond since two thousand six and as a result classrooms are overcrowded and deteriorating. Currently the state requires a supermajority or sixty percent of voters to approve school bond measures he wants to change to a simple fifty percent. He says back in the nineteen forties. The state changed the requirement to a supermajority after there was an influx of people moving here after the war. The reality is changed..

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