With Seattle City Council president Richard Conlin vacationing in Greece, the council could only muster four votes this afternoon for an aggressive-solicitation bill, which was approved with five votes (including Conlin's) on April 19 but vetoed a week later. City law requires that any vetoed bill must go back to the council for another chance; the council needed six votes to override the mayor's objection, but today came up two votes shy. The vote was 4-4.

R.I.P., terrible piece of legislation.