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Morning Fizz

SDOT, Mayor Murray, Mike O'Brien, and Kshama Sawant Don't Get It

Capitol Hill Housing proposal gets cold shoulder from City Hall.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/21/2016

Morning Fizz

Council Committee Greenlights Jungle Sweep, Cues Up Larger Fight Over Unsanctioned Encampments

Council committee votes 4-2 to sweep East Duwamish Greenbelt

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/15/2016

Morning Fizz

Obscure Hearing Could Determine Major Seattle Housing Issue

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

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 09/02/2016

Morning Fizz

Queen Anne Emerges as Bulwark Against City's Development Goals

Queen Anne Community Council challenges zoning changes to single family zones.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/29/2016

Guest Opinion

Why I'm Supporting Seattle's Housing Levy

Targeted spending on affordable housing.

  • By Mike O'Brien
  • Published 07/28/2016

Morning Fizz

Surprise Testimony at City Hall: Please Tax Us

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

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/16/2016

Morning Fizz

A Real Civic Square

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

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 05/20/2016

Morning Fizz

The Port Irony, the McDermott Race, the SDOT Skeptic, and the New Sound Transit Normal

Barney Frank endorses Walkinshaw, O'Brien to hear from SDOT, and Sound Transit revises spending guidelines.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 05/13/2016

Morning Fizz

Pronto Plans Jeopardized Again

Good news for car sharing, more bad news for bike sharing.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 05/09/2016

Morning Fizz

Council Agrees Bike Sharing Is Good, but Finds Little Common Ground During Tense Pronto Hearing

Divided committee sends bike sharing proposal to full council.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/02/2016

Morning Fizz

School Board Set to Eliminate Nearly 20 Percent of Onsite Child Care Programs

Meeting the McCleary class size reduction mandate may jeopardize programs for kids.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/18/2016

Morning Fizz

It's Still an 8-1 City Council

In big Amazon vote, Herbold joins majority while leading way on workers' rights and free speech.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/12/2016

Morning Fizz

Despite Unanimous Council Vote, Murray Criticizes Ride Share Workers Rights Bill

After 8-0 vote, Murray says Uber bill too costly and burdensome on city.

  • By Josh Feit and Josh Kelety
  • Published 12/15/2015

Morning Fizz

Council Challenges Uber on Worker Rights, Murray Challenges UW on Affordable Housing

O'Brien legislation would allow collective bargaining in "gig economy," Murray letter admonishes UW

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/14/2015

Morning Fizz

More Sound Transit Money and Less Upzoning

A bigger tax bill for Sound Transit Three and fewer upzones in the grand bargain for housing?

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/11/2015

Morning Fizz

More Independent Expenditures and Angst in City Council Races

Oil and Port Interests back O'Brien opponent

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/28/2015

Morning Fizz

The 65 Percent

HALA committee's stunning comparison to Portland checks out.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/27/2015

Afternoon Jolt

With Sharp Drop in Pod Apartment Production, HALA Report Calls on Council to Revisit Regs; O'Brien says it's not a Priority Right Now

DPD numbers show a 97 percent drop in pod apartments since new regulations approved last summer

  • By Josh Kelety
  • Published 07/17/2015
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