Morning Fizz

The Homeless Encampment Debate 2.0, the Head Tax 2.0?, and Tim Burgess 4.0?

Murray is ready to propose new sanctioned encampment sites and Burgess was probably ready to retire, but...

12/01/2016 By Josh Feit

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Murray Set to Make Announcement About Empty Civic Square Lot

A big announcement about the hole in the ground across from city hall and no big announcements from the NBA.

10/28/2016 By Josh Feit

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Negative Ads, Negative Balance Sheets, and Negative Emails

Walkinshaw versus Jayapal, Hansen's taxes, and opponents of a safe heroin site.

10/27/2016 By Josh Feit

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Picking Up More Council Support, Murray Set to Offer Homeless Encampment Guidelines of His Own

O'Brien ally Johnson tells constituents he's shifting away from O'Brien bill and toward Murray.

10/21/2016 By Josh Feit

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Protesters Dog Murray Budget Speech

Murray talks directly about Black Lives Matter while protesters kept out of speech.

09/27/2016 By Josh Feit

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Obscure Hearing Could Determine Major Seattle Housing Issue

The Queen Anne Community Council challenges city's backyard cottage proposal.

09/02/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Editorial

Mayor Ed Murray: It's Time for a Long-Term Plan to Address Homelessness

New director of Homelessness will coordinate city departments, service providers, non profits in comprehensive strategy that measures how many people we are ultimately getting into homes.

08/25/2016 By Ed Murray

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Homeless Advocates Appeal to Council to Stop Mayor's Sweeps, Bagshaw Receptive to Proposal

Bagshaw says sweeps are making things worse, says she's working with mayor and advocates, and that she has council support.

08/25/2016 By Josh Feit

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Mayor Murray Holds First Reelection Campaign Fundraiser

With five council members endorsing already, Murray raises $25,000.

08/24/2016 By Josh Feit

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Seattle City Light Cuts Back Solar Power Incentive

Solar program is a victim of its own success, Airbnb hosts may be victims of over regulation, and neighborhood district councils say they're victims of Murray attack.

07/20/2016 By Josh Feit and Spencer Ricks

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Murray's Executive Order Challenges Traditional Neighborhood Council Model

A year after failing to challenge Seattle's single-family zone status quo, Murray tries a different approach.

07/14/2016 By Josh Feit

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Plastic Bag Ban Noncompliance, District Councils Not Working

A radical change at the department of neighborhoods, disappointing stats on the plastic bag ban, and big business all in on ST3.

07/13/2016 By Josh Feit

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Surprise Testimony at City Hall: Please Tax Us

Airbnb hosts tell council to tax them rather than regulating them out of business.

06/16/2016 By Josh Feit

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A Real Civic Square

Saving city hall's front yard, building in your backyard, and running for Congress.

05/20/2016 By Josh Feit

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Feminist Celebrity Contribution

Campaign contributions and timely condemnations.

05/05/2016 By Josh Feit

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Housing Affordability Formulas and Parking Space Formulas

Where will Seattle's affordable housing be and how did Sound Transit come up with its estimates for 8,000 new parking spaces?

04/27/2016 By Josh Feit

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What to Make of Murray and Sawant's First Joint Proposal

A city hall first reflects changing council dynamics.

04/22/2016 By Josh Feit

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Comprehensive Housing Affordability Agenda Takes Center Stage at City Hall in Murray Organizing Coup

Murray's housing levy and HALA plan sync up in evident organizing effort.

04/05/2016 By Josh Feit