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

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

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

Last Week In Politics

Top 10 Stories: Police Chief Finalists, Open Public Meetings Lawsuits, and November Initiatives

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

07/09/2018 By Grace Madigan

Ethics & Elections

Ethics Commission Recommends Loosening Conflict of Interest Rules

"My voice for those who have elected me is very important," council member Sally Bagshaw said.

05/07/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: Syria Airstrikes, Education Levy, SR 99 Tolling

Your local politics morning digest.

04/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Labor

Seattle Outlaws Subminimum Wage for People with Disabilities

"We can't fix all those issues today, but we can fix this one."

04/03/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Zoning

Seattle City Council Approves Changes to Reduce Parking Requirements

Council members voted 7-1 in favor of the bill.

04/02/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle Officials Want a Law to Require Gun Owners to Lock Up Their Weapons

"Their message to us as leaders has been clear—we have failed them and we must act."

03/21/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

State Will Uphold Its Ban on Rent Control

Nicole Macri's bill to repeal the state ban failed to make it out of committee on Friday.

02/05/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

The City Has an Even Shorter Statute of Limitations for Sexual Harassment

Employees have just 180 days to file a sexual harassment claim in the city.

01/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Durkan Signs KeyArena Renovation Plan

The $600 million renovation plan aims for an October 2020 completion date.

12/07/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle's New Mayor, City Council Member Sworn In

"We have looked into the future, and the future is ours."

11/28/2017 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

Guest Opinion

What to Expect in a Mayoral Transition

Politics professor Marco Lowe explains the transition period and what's at stake.

11/07/2017 With Marco Lowe

City Council

Council Members Hold Heated Discussion on Head Tax

"That is never the discourse when it's everyday people's money, and it always seems to be the discourse when we talk about business."

10/26/2017 By Hayat Norimine