City Hall

City Is Proposing Changes on Inspection Program for Rental Units

The ordinance would require private inspectors to submit failed inspection results to the city.

06/07/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Mandatory Affordable Housing Bill for International District Moves Toward Council Vote

The council vote is slated for July 17 after the legislation was passed out of committee Tuesday.

06/06/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

City Council Approves Soda Tax

Mayor Ed Murray will be signing the ordinance into law on Tuesday.

06/05/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Council Members Divided on Endorsements for Mayor

Mike O'Brien contributed $250 to both Nikkita Oliver and Cary Moon, their campaigns said.

06/05/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Soda Tax Bill Now Excludes Diet Drinks

Lisa Herbold's controversial package of amendments would've put diet soda back in the mix, reduced the tax to 1 cent per ounce, and still raised more money.

05/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Attorney's Office

Landlords Sue City Over Restrictions on Move-In Fees

RHA officials argue the council's ordinance is reducing options for affordable housing.

05/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Council Passes Bill That Gives Youth Jail Opponents Another Chance to Appeal

Council member Mike O'Brien said the change just allows the project to be appealed, as council members always intended.

05/30/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle Police Discuss Uptick in Gun Violence After Alki Shooting

The briefing to council members was scheduled the morning after a 23-year-old man was fatally shot at Alki Beach.

05/25/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Herbold Wants Closed-Captioning for Seattle Channel

"The closed-captioning is one that I'm going to be be taking on this year," the council member said.

05/24/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Council Passes "Milestone" Legislation on Police Accountability

The bill creates civilian oversight of the Seattle Police Department.

05/22/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Developers for 7 Projects Opt Into City's Mandatory Housing Program

The projects will raise an estimated $25 million for affordable housing.

05/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

As Police Reform Bill Moves Toward Council Vote, Community Police Commission Wants More

CPC members responded to letters from the city attorney and police chief.

05/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Immigrants and Refugee Affairs

City Officials Want Immigrant Family Institute to Be a Permanent Program

Participants want to see the eight-week program continue, and expanded.

05/15/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Why Doesn't the City Already Have a Public Bank?

State senator Bob Hasegawa has made the push for a municipal bank central to his platform.

05/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Operation Nightwatch Moves Into Temporary Location in University District

Seattle City Council approved the temporary shelter at a building set to be demolished later this year.

05/10/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle City Council Adds 2 Positions to Help Seize Illegal Firearms

A court coordinator and assistant city prosecutor will be hired later this year.

05/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Sawant Wants City to Investigate Allegations of May Day Retaliation

The council member said she'll continue to follow up with the claim that two security officers contracted by Amazon had their hours cut after May Day.

05/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Judge Orders $5,000 Fine Against Murray Accuser's Attorney

"Clearly the judge was disturbed by opposing counsel's antics," Murray's spokesperson Jeff Reading said in a statement Thursday.

05/04/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Another Man Alleges Murray Paid Him for Sex

A 44-year-old man said he was a teenager when he was introduced to the Seattle mayor.

05/03/2017 By Hayat Norimine