On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Banda, Public Radio, Density, and More

Our daily roundup.

06/20/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

One Question

One Question for Congressional Candidate, Ex-Redskin Didier

One question for ex-Redskin, Congressional candidate Clint Didier in light of this week's cancellation of the Washington, D.C. team's trademarks on a name many call a racial slur.

06/20/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City to Take Up Two Big Density Decisions

The city hearing examiner and its planning department will consider two zoning changes that could significantly affect height and density in several neighborhoods.

06/19/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Many Justifiably Think This is the Wrong Solution

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring taxis, microhousing, minimum wage, and small-lot development.

06/19/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Planning, Driving, Walking, and Speeding

Our daily roundup.

06/18/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Carrasco's Potential Pay Raise Confirmed, With Two Dissenters

With two dissenters, the city council confirms a potential pay increase of $125,000 for Seattle City Light director Jorge Carrasco.

06/16/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Murray Proposes New Taxi/For-Hire/Ridesharing Compromise

Mayor Ed Murray announces a compromise on legislation regulating taxis, ridesharing companies like Uber, and for-hire vehicles.

06/16/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Extra Fizz: City Department of Neighborhoods Responds to Discrimination Charges

The city Department of Neighborhoods gives its side of an ugly personnel dispute.

06/16/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Friday Jolt: SDOT's Interim Director Out of the Running

The Seattle Department of Transportation's interim director takes himself out of the running for the permanent position.

06/13/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Extra Friday Fizz: Speaking of City Council Appointments

Extra Friday Fizz featuring city council appointments, Metro transit funding, and public campaign financing.

06/13/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

White Woman Whose City Pay Was Frozen Responds to Discrimination Claims

Karen Selander, whose reassignment to the Department of Neighborhoods at a higher pay rate than her new coworkers has become an issue in the reappointment of DON director Bernie Matsuno, speaks.

06/12/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Traffic, $15 Sooner, Metro Funding, and More

Our daily roundup.

06/11/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Isn't It Weird That

Isn't It Weird That ...

Some weird things we noticed about the minimum wage debate, the Seattle Times, the Seattle Times, and Clint Didier.

06/11/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Seattle's New Deputy Mayor: DSA Head Kate Joncas

Mayor Ed Murray to announce his new deputy mayor: Downtown Seattle Association director Kate Joncas.

06/11/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Taxes and the Minimum Wage

Our daily roundup.

06/10/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Neighborhood Department Director's Reappointment Put "On Hold"

In the wake of discrimination allegations, city neighborhoods department director Bernie Matsuno's reappointment is indefinitely "on hold."

06/10/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Plans Changes to Parking Rates

A city council committee considers raising some street parking rates, and lowering others.

06/10/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Anti–$15 Minimum Wage Group "Proceeding" Despite Rule Barring 2014 Ballot Measure

A group of small businesses opposed to the $15 minimum wage says it's "proceeding as is" with a 2014 ballot measure despite city rules limiting charter initiatives to odd years.

06/09/2014 By Erica C. Barnett