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

Q&A

Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim Reflects on Time at City Hall

October 13 was Hyeok Kim's last day in the mayor's office.

10/20/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

DOJ Joins Seattle, Says City Is Compliant with Consent Decree

A favorable ruling from U.S. District Judge James Robart would allow the Seattle Police Department to move on to the next phase of reform.

10/13/2017 By Manola Secaira

City Council

O'Brien, Harris-Talley Propose Head Tax on Big Businesses

The head tax makes another appearance—will it stick this time?

10/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

Burgess Signs Uptown Upzoning Bill, with Murray Watching

Former mayor Ed Murray said he was there watching as a private citizen.

10/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8

Kirsten Harris-Talley Appointed to Seattle City Council

"I believe that what government's role is is to actually be a conduit for the voice of the people," Harris-Talley said.

10/06/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Q&A

Chief Seattle Club Plans for Future in Pioneer Square

Colleen Echohawk-Hayashi discusses challenges for the Native community and homelessness.

10/06/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8

Will Council Members Meet the Deadline to Appoint Someone?

Rumor is that there's an "anyone but Nick Licata" sentiment.

10/06/2017 By Hayat Norimine