Morning Fizz

Chamber Memo Foreshadows Legal Showdown Over Workplace Rights Fund

With budget vote, council adds more money for affordable housing, but shoots down charge on businesses to fund labor office.

11/17/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Friday LIKES and DISLIKES: Airbnb, Parking Requirements, and Waterfront Redesign

A roundup of the week in city news.

09/30/2016 By Josh Feit

Laissez F'Airbnb

Is AirBnb Making Matters Worse For Affordable Housing?

The city council wants to regulate Airbnb more aggressively. A real affordable housing solution—or just real political theater?

09/14/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Darcy Burner Plays Sanders Role in Local Race as Democratic House Committee Funds Her Establishment Opponent

Democrats snub Burner, City Council backs hotel workers, and Burgess cites an iffy stat.

07/26/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Council Pushes Limits on Airbnb as Hosts Say Tax Us Instead

Debate over Airbnb centers on affordable housing stock.

07/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Seattle City Light Cuts Back Solar Power Incentive

Solar program is a victim of its own success, Airbnb hosts may be victims of over regulation, and neighborhood district councils say they're victims of Murray attack.

07/20/2016 By Josh Feit and Spencer Ricks

Afternoon Jolt

New Council Proposal Would Ban Future Airbnb Hosts from Renting at Secondary Properties

Burgess scraps cap for outright ban on new Airbnb hosts in secondary market.

07/19/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Sawant to Speak at Chamber Breakfast

A political first, a taxing discrepancy, a new model, and an old column.

06/17/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Surprise Testimony at City Hall: Please Tax Us

Airbnb hosts tell council to tax them rather than regulating them out of business.

06/16/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Community Council Full of S— with Poop Concerns?

City reacts to sewage "canard" and housing affordability advocate reacts to Airbnb proposal.

06/15/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Vote Breakdown, the Process Breakdown, and the Regulation Breakdown

Does the pro-Clinton vote foreshadow a surprise in the 7th Congressional District race?

06/01/2016 By Josh Feit

Back Fence

To BnB or Not to BnB

So you want to open a hotel in your house? Think. Hard.

02/02/2016 By Kathryn Robinson