Morning Fizz

The Silent Majority

Supporters of HALA housing recommendations turn out in force at city hall public hearing.

09/10/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Housing "Grand Bargain" Resistance and a Labor Day Protest

City council will hear comments on housing recommendations Wednesday evening, Space Needle workers protest for job security.

09/08/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Pro-Hookah Petition Picking Up Steam

A petition defending hookah lounges is closing in on 1,500 signatures.

08/12/2015 By Josh Feit


HALA's Grand Bargain Is Key to an Equitable and Sustainable Seattle

Social Justice, environmental, affordable housing, transportation, and labor groups come together to support HALA.

08/03/2015 By Guest Opinion

Afternoon Jolt

Murray Folds on Single Family Zoning Changes, Undermines Own Credibility as Consummate Deal Maker

Murray says he's dropping proposal to seek code changes in single family zones

07/29/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Sound Transit Board Set to Make Key Decision Today

Will the ST Board pick Transit Oriented Development or Transit Oriented Sprawl?

07/23/2015 By Josh Feit


Segregation by Design?

HALA members see race in current zoning

07/20/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

On Housing Affordability, Seattle Times Has a Sudden Case of Slow Down–ism

Caffeinated news featuring the Seattle Process, chamber money, and the poison pill

07/20/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

With Sharp Drop in Pod Apartment Production, HALA Report Calls on Council to Revisit Regs; O'Brien says it's not a Priority Right Now

DPD numbers show a 97 percent drop in pod apartments since new regulations approved last summer

07/17/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Who's Contributing to the Candidates

Sawant has thousands of contributors

07/16/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Hella HALA Fallout: Candidates React to Mayor's Affordable Housing Recommendations

With upzones and code changes, Mayor's plan definitely alters all single family zones

07/14/2015 By Josh Feit


Murray, O'Brien Champion Affordable Housing Plan

Murray unveils housing recommendations and another big compromise

07/13/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

With Single Family Zones and Commercial Development in Spotlight , Mayor Murray Set to Release Housing Recommendations Today

Mayor gets O'Brien on board with plan which includes a different approach to developer fees

07/13/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Suprise! Support for Zoning Changes Now Running Even with Anticipated Negative Backlash

Judging from emails to the mayor, support for zoning changes is trending

07/10/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

DPD Picks Alternative Four, Passes on Alternative in Roosevelt

City reportedly favors park over affordable housing plan

07/09/2015 By Josh Feit


Initial Emails to Mayor Mostly Oppose Zoning Change

Earnest emails to mayor debate big proposal

07/08/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

DPD Email Shows Skepticism of Developer Fees

Caffeinated news featuring leaked memos and leaked emails

07/08/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

HALA Committee Challenges Seattle Status Quo

Never Mind Rent Control, Murray's Task Force Rolls Out Truly Radical Idea: Challenging Sanctity of Single Family Zoning

07/07/2015 By Josh Feit

City Hall

O'Brien Calls for Audit of Affordable Housing Program

O'Brien concerned zoning loophole widely abused, costing city needed affordable housing dollars

06/30/2015 By Josh Kelety


A Social Justice Urbanism

Sierra Club leaders outline affordable housing platform

06/25/2015 By Bonnie Gail, Robert Cruickshank, and Jesse Piedfort