The week kicked off with dueling accusations from the mayor’s and the Chief Health Officer’s office over this week’s Uber incident and why it attracted the attention it did. Click here for the mayor’s and here for the chief’s take. At 5 p.m. ET, we’ll get updates on Mayor Williams’ appearance on Brian Kilmeade’s show. Plus, Kristyn Wong-Tam says she won’t be extending her term as public health vice-chair. We’ll recap those and other headlines here.
After announcing this week that she won’t be seeking a third term as public health vice-chair, Kristyn Wong-Tam made the rounds, on both local and national broadcasts. At 3 p.m. ET, the health commissioner addressed the world from Twitter’s doorsteps.
“When I joined the council two and a half years ago, I pledged to lead by example,” Wong-Tam tweeted. “Over the last two years, I had the privilege of turning the community’s $1.5 million partnership funding to create a new public health strategy.”
Wong-Tam revealed that she wouldn’t be running for another term because, as she explained: “For the sake of Seattle, I couldn’t continue.” She described her legacy as the “marching orders that I set to commit to the public health position and the laser-like focus on getting people and their data.”
Read more about what the mayor has to say about Wong-Tam.