- City of Seattle
· April 11 through 26: Screen applicants, schedule and conduct interviews
· Week of May 5: Select and move top candidates to Mayor for final decision
· Week of May 12: Mayor interviews candidates
· Week of May 19: Mayor makes and announces his nominee to Council
In input from the public so far, search committee co-chair Ron Sims says, "What we've heard loud and clear is a strong desire for a collaborative leader who values social justice, who values community engagement and public accountability." That would be remarkable, wouldn't it?
Meanwhile in South Seattle this morning, a man with machete who threatened people then barricaded himself in a house on Pearl Street, according to police, was apprehended "without incident" at 7 a.m.. Negotiators and SWAT officers had "responded to the scene to assist in getting the suspect to surrender peacefully." Sounds like a job well done, which makes it all the more regrettable that a similar process did not play out last week with Cody Spafford, a cherished chef who robbed a bank and wound up in a one-on-one confrontation on top of a garage with a lone officer armed with a rifle, who killed him when he allegedly charged holding a kitchen blade.