Morning Fizz

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

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.

09/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

SDOT Shoots Down Parking Reform Recommendation

Urbanists push back against SDOT decision to pass on Parking Benefit Districts.

09/12/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Sound Transit Committee Approves Northgate Parking Garage

Seattle City Council member Rob Johnson raises questions about need for parking.

08/12/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Editorial

Just How Silly Has Seattle's Lefty Rhetoric Become?

Public testimony at yesterday's council hearing was out of sync with reality.

08/03/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Herbold to Amend Murray's Affordable Housing Grand Bargain Today with Displacement Amendment

Tweaking the grand bargain, counting buses, and delaying Uber legislation.

08/02/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

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

Opinion

Approving and Improving Sound Transit Three

Ten recommendations for making ST3 even better.

03/31/2016 By Rob Johnson and Joe McDermott

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.

03/02/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

House Speaker Frank Chopp Made Me Do It

Democratic leader stops Democratic amendment, Herbold wants to stop SDOT bike share plan, and transgender candidate is a go for state house.

03/01/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Republicans Versus Republicans, Democrats Versus Democrats, and Herbold Versus Bike Share?

Republican candidate condemns Trump, house Democrats challenge Chopp, and freshman council members differ on bike share.

02/29/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

City Calls on Sound Transit to Fund More Transit, Republicans Abandon McCleary Plan

Council sends letter to Sound Transit, Republicans send message to Democrats, and Olympia not interested in rent control.

01/26/2016 By Josh Feit

Politics

Extra Fizz: Murray's Grand Bargain Gets Reality Check in Wallingford and Another Democrat for Charters in Olympia

Upzone faces stiff resistance at neighborhood meeting and charter fix passes in Olympia.

01/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Constantine Picks New Council Member Johnson to be on Sound Transit Board

Urbanist Johnson beats out lefty Mike O'Brien for Seattle seat on Sound Transit board.

01/07/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

More City Hall Hires Cap Off Year for Urbanists, Socialists

Council staffs taking shape at city hall.

12/29/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Freshman City Council Members Pick Up Key Committee Assignments

Transit nerd Rob Johnson lands plum assignment.

12/21/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Last-Minute Funding, Doorbelling, Endorsing, and Framing

A new independent expenditure group and plenty of new contributions in the runup to the November 3 election.

10/19/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

In City's Latest Independent Expenditure Campaign, Slow Growther John Fox Focuses on Defeating Rob Johnson

Antiurbanists, Nick Licata, and "Go Hawks!"–gate.

10/15/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Amazon and Boeing Creating 43 Percent of Local Jobs

Local economy update, council candidate push poll, and some media gossip.

09/23/2015 By Josh Feit