Turnover City

5 of Mike O'Brien's Most Memorable Moments

Seattle City Council member Mike O'Brien announced that he won't seek reelection, blowing open another council race.

02/15/2019 By Philip Kiefer

In Transit

Lisa Herbold Still Hates the Streetcar

The $285.8 million price tag and $65.3 million shortfall could be her best chance to kill the project.

02/06/2019 By Hayat Norimine

Housing and Homelessness

Sawant Wants to Change Hiring Process for Human Services Director

The council member blocked mayor Jenny Durkan's appointment choice in committee, demanding instead a different way to hire for the role.

02/05/2019 By Hayat Norimine

Housing and Homelessness

Advocates Call for State Protections Against Eviction

A new study published by Washington Community Action Network surveyed more than 800 tenants about their experiences with rental housing.

01/30/2019 By Haley Gray

The Mayor's Cabinet

Durkan Announces Her Pick to Lead Seattle's IT Department

If confirmed, Saad Bashir would bring experience from Ottawa, Canada, as the city's chief information officer.

01/22/2019 By Hayat Norimine

Sanctuary City

Seattle City Council Approves $12 Million in Grants It Rejected on Monday

Earlier this week, a council member's opposition to an ICE reimbursement inadvertently sank a routine bill.

12/19/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Public Transit

Durkan Nominates Sam Zimbabwe as New SDOT Leader

If approved, the transportation director would take the helm as SDOT faces a range of upcoming challenges.

12/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Growing Pains

Here Are the 10 Affordable Housing Developers That Just Got Funding from Durkan

The mayor announced a plan to spend $75 million and create 1,200 new affordable housing units Monday.

12/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Growing Pains

5 Things to Know About the University of Washington Master Plan

Here's how UW plans to mitigate growth in the next 10 years.

12/12/2018 By Hayat Norimine

KeyArena

Seattle Is Getting a Hockey Team

It's official.

12/04/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Election 2019

Who Is Running for Seattle City Council?

Catch up on the latest campaigns for the 2019 election.

12/03/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Upzoning

Ruling Supports Most Findings in FEIS for Seattle's Affordable Housing Plan

Council member Rob Johnson said the appeal has already cost the city $87 million in affordable housing funds.

11/22/2018 By Hayat Norimine

2019 Budget

Seattle City Council Passes $5.9 Billion Budget

The biennial budget focused on sustaining city services, but council members found room for some small additions.

11/19/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Q&A

Rob Johnson on His One-Term Seattle City Council Legacy

"I fundamentally believe that the challenges we face as a growing city have a lot to do with restrictive land-use policies."

11/09/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Election 2018

Seattle Voters Approve Education Levy

Council members celebrated after voters approved the city's largest $600 million-plus education levy.

11/07/2018 By Emma Scher

The City Budget

Sawant Wants to Reallocate $48 Million of Durkan's Budget Plan to Housing

"It's been months later and we haven't seen a plan B," Sawant said.

10/24/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Budget

Durkan's Proposed $5.9 Billion Budget Invests in Public Safety, Transit

In the coming months, council members could eye more funding for housing and homelessness.

09/24/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

Durkan Creates a New Office, Investigative Unit to Address Workplace Misconduct

A new executive order directs the city to create a new investigative unit to field all workplace complaints within the executive branch.

09/21/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Housing & Homelessness

Tenant Advocates Score a Big Win in Court, Still Want More Protections

A new report details evictions in the city last year and what Seattle should do next.

09/21/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Housing & Homelessness

Council Members Want More Surplus Property to Be Used for Affordable Housing

A resolution would direct the city to consider any surplus property for affordable housing before it's put on sale.

09/13/2018 By Hayat Norimine