...there appears to be some deadlock. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is threatening to bring forward his own proposal if it can't be resolved:

The committee has just one scheduled meeting remaining before Murray’s April 24 deadline, and participants, including those in the mayor’s office, say that a deal still could emerge in the eleventh hour of negotiations.

“Is that posturing? Is that a real deadline? I suspect that many of us will spend every waking hour between now and then trying to come up with an agreement,” said one business representative on the committee who asked not to be identified because the mayor has asked that details of the committee’s negotiations remain confidential.

Silver lining for Murray: If the deadlock isn't broken, he gets a moment that's perfectly teed up for a big, debate-defining mayoral decision.