City Council

Seattle Imposes Limits on Short-Term Rentals

A cap on short-term rental units accompanies a tax to take effect in 2019.

6:13pm By Hayat Norimine

City Attorney's Office

Seattle's Response to Jeff Sessions's Letter on Its Sanctuary City Policy

The eight-page letter said the city was in full compliance with federal law.

9:41am By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Durkan Signs KeyArena Renovation Plan

The $600 million renovation plan aims for an October 2020 completion date.

12/07/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

Seattle City Light CEO Resigns

Mayor Jenny Durkan said the city will be looking to overcome challenges at City Light, "from billing to the workplace environment."

12/04/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle Police Chief Is Leaving

Deputy Chief Carmen Best will be the interim chief until Durkan appoints the next successor.

12/04/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

Durkan Takes the First Step Toward Her Free College Tuition Plan

The executive order signed Wednesday creates a framework and a deadline of March 8 to come up with funding sources.

11/30/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle's New Mayor, City Council Member Sworn In

"We have looked into the future, and the future is ours."

11/28/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Attorney's Office

As Expected, Superior Court Rules Against Seattle's Income Tax

The income tax's legal battle is just beginning.

11/22/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

"I'm the Accidental Mayor": Burgess Says Goodbye to City Hall

Tim Burgess gave a farewell speech on Wednesday before Thanksgiving break.

11/22/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Highlights to the City Council's Budget Changes

Eight of the major changes council members made to the budget on Monday.

11/21/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Council Votes to Cut Mayor's Office Budget by $1 Million

The mayor criticized the council for not making any comparable cuts to its legislative department.

11/16/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Head Tax Fails to Move Forward, for Now

Council members will have to address a $13 million budget shortfall without the tax and reconvene Wednesday morning.

11/14/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Herbold Wants Another Housing Bond with the Head Tax

Seattle council members could vote to axe the employee hours tax.

11/14/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

City Council Approves Tax on Airbnb Rentals

After a lengthy city council process, council members on Monday unanimously approved a tax on short-term rentals effective in 2019.

11/13/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

Mayor-Elect Announces Her Transition Team

Jenny Durkan announced a 61-member transition team that will help plan her time at the mayor's office.

11/13/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Mayor Announces Broad Upzone Plans

The Seattle City Council will consider the proposal over the course of next year, with the goal of passing the legislation by September.

11/09/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Attorney's Office

Court Upholds Seattle's Democracy Vouchers

The Honest Elections Coalition on Friday said the lawsuit was a meritless attack aimed at undermining the will of the voters of Seattle."

11/03/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Coalition Demands No Sweeps, Brings a Force for Change on Homelessness

"I don't know what I'm going to do."

11/02/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Herbold Includes Head Tax, Allowing Funds for Sweeps in Budget Package

The tax made it into Lisa Herbold budget package but still needs more support from council members.

11/01/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Mayoral Aide Wants Lobbying Restrictions for Campaign Consultants

"The interpersonal relationship developed during a heated campaign cycle can be significantly closer than typical office relationships."

10/23/2017 By Hayat Norimine