Morning Fizz

Jayapal Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

Running for city council, boycotting Trump, and cancelling bike share.

01/16/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Candidate Rumors Begin and Artists Take Case to City Council

A lefty showdown in Position Eight and artists show up at City Hall.

01/09/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

After Raucous Hearing Last Week, Council Majority Doubles Down on Pro-Union Position for Uber Drivers

Council sends letter to mayor favoring full-time driver status in Uber debate and Jayapal to hold Seattle Center hate free Washington event.

12/15/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Burgess Not Running for Fourth Term

The council's "conservative" won't seek reelection.

12/12/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Pro- and Anti-Union Uber Drivers Face Off at Raucous City Hall Meeting

Drivers disagree over union representation rules and Democrats may go with all-white picks to fill legislative vacancies.

12/07/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Burgess Rival Jon Grant Announces 2017 Council Bid

Affordable housing advocate to run for at-large seat again.

11/29/2016 By Josh Feit

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

Hanauer Urges Council to Pass Business Fee

Lefty investor backs dedicated fund to pay for labor enforcement.

11/16/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

O'Brien Stands Up to Angry Crowd at Council Meeting

O'Brien defends rights of homeless as public anger over unsanctioned camping hits city hall.

10/17/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Council to Amend Homeless Encampment Bill by Defining More Spots as "Unsuitable"

Philosophical debate over bill itself dogs discussion.

09/29/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Planning While Black: Keynote Speaker at City Planning Conference Expands Definition of Placemaking

Expanding the definition of city planning, expanding renters' rights, and expanding the downtown streetcar.

09/28/2016 By Josh Feit

Friday Editorial

Mayor Murray Needs to Stop Triangulating on Homelessness

As Murray holds finger in the wind, council holds substantive discussions on encampments.

09/23/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Bagshaw, Burgess, and O'Brien Zoom In on Core Debate Over Encampment Legislation

Bagshaw seems to side with super progressive O'Brien.

09/23/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Mayor and Unanimous Council Sign Off on Secured Scheduling Law

Seattle leads the country, follows the union.

09/20/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

In Nod to Black Lives Matter, Controversial North Precinct Police Station Taken Off Table in New Budget

Mayor and North Seattle council member Juarez still committed to new station, but agree to further scrutiny.

09/16/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Murray May Go with First Veto if Council Passes Encampment Legislation

New reports on homelessness fuel debate between mayor and council.

09/09/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Key Public Testimony Cuts Through Politics of Homelessness Crisis

Council votes to take up ACLU legislation against homeless sweeps.

09/06/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Uber Drivers, Land Use Attorneys, and Trump Voters

A few post–Labor Day questions.

09/06/2016 By Josh Feit