City Hall

Extra Fizz: Council Says Compost or Pay the Price

Council adopts rules that require everyone, including tenants, to toss their food waste in a compost bin.

09/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

The Ultimate 12th Man Guide

How Well Do Our Politicians Really Know the Seahawks?

Civic leaders talk a good game about their love for the Seahawks, but how well do they actually know the home team? We put Nine of them on the spot with this—we think—easy quiz. Here’s how they did.

09/01/2014 Research by Matthew Halverson, Erica C. Barnett, Josh Feit, and Ezra Parter

Afternoon Fizz

Summer Afternoon Fizz: Murray Spokeswoman Plans to Leave

Afternoon Fizz featuring the mayor's office and muscle cars.

08/19/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Land-Use Chair Wants to Increase Number of Backyard Cottages

Prefab DADUs (detached accessory dwelling units, aka cottages) could be coming to a backyard near you.

08/15/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Chamber Plans for 2015 City Elections

The Seattle Chamber's political arm is planning early for next year's city council elections, when all nine seats will be on the ballot.

08/14/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Revolving Fund for Transit-Oriented Development In the Works

The PSRC, city, and county are working on a revolving fund to help pay for affordable housing at transit centers.

08/14/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Microhousing Moves Forward; Nobody "Completely Happy"

New regulations on microhousing get a hearing at City Hall; sponsor Mike O'Brien says nobody is "completely happy" with the proposal.

08/13/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Women's Work, Crossing That Bridge, and More

Our daily roundup.

08/12/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Bike Master Plan Delayed; Rasmussen Lights Into SDOT

Bike master plan delayed; council transportation chair not amused.

08/12/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Race, Reliable Transit, and Rent Control

Our daily roundup.

08/07/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Housing

New Public Housing Program Mirrors "Welfare Reform"; Mayor Murray Raises Concerns

A new Seattle Housing Authority proposal would tie housing eligibility to willingness to work and accept services, rather than income.

08/07/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Fizz

Afternoon Fizz: Murray Outtakes

A couple of outtakes from this morning's Murray press conference.

08/05/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Murray: Don't "Demonize" Israel

At a press conference today, Mayor Ed Murray tacitly accused city council member Kshama Sawant of "demonizing" Israel by asking the city to condemn its actions against Hamas.

08/05/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

The C Is for Crank

The C Is For Crank: Drivers vs. Reality Edition

TV news reporters round up drivers who are livid that parking rates in six areas are going up 50 cents. Apparently, that doesn't leave much room to interview drivers in the five areas where rates are going down.

08/05/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Murray Wants to Overturn Rule Allowing Neighbors to Veto High-Speed Internet

At a press conference this morning, Mayor Ed Murray said he wants to overturn a rule allowing land owners to veto utility boxes that would enable high-speed Internet service.

08/05/2014 By Erica C. Barnett