Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: City Hall Irony of the Day

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring Mayor Murray on microhousing, the council on affordable housing, a new candidate, and a SwaPark.

09/17/2014 By Morning Fizz

Afternoon Jolt

Jolt: Voters Still Have to Choose Between Preschool Measures

The day's winners and losers.

08/15/2014 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

Chamber Plans for 2015 City Elections

The Seattle Chamber's political arm is planning early for next year's city council elections, when all nine seats will be on the ballot.

08/14/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Council Calls on FDA to Lift Gay Blood Donor Ban

For three decades, gay and bisexual men have been banned from donating blood. The City Council says it's time to change that.

08/06/2014 By Casey Jaywork

City Hall

Council Considers Ditching "Incentive Zoning" Program

The city council reconsiders its "incentive zoning" program, which is designed to pay for affordable housing for mid-income tenants.

07/28/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Sawant Grills City Light Director

Council energy committee chair Kshama Sawant grills City Light director Jorge Carrasco on efforts to burnish his image, his request for a raise, and employee morale.

07/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Mountain Bike Trail in South Seattle Greenbelt Moves Forward

A controversial mountain bike trail system in Southeast Seattle's Cheasty Greenspace gets the nod from a city council committee.

07/22/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

One Question

One Question About the Streetcar for Council Member Nick Licata

One question for city council member Nick Licata, who was the lone "No" vote yesterday against the First Hill streetcar plan yesterday.



PubliPola: Regressive Taxes for Buses?

Will the council's "regressive" bus funding measure hurt Metro at the polls?

07/17/2014 By Josh Feit

City Hall

City Council Legalizes Ridesharing

The city council passes legislation legalizing ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, while rejecting a proposal to increase insurance requirements.

07/14/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Adopts Mount Baker Upzone, with Harrell Dissenting

After months of heated hearings, the city council votes 8-1 to increase heights around the Mount Baker light rail station.

06/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


PubliCalendar: A Week of Meetings

Today's picks for civic nerds

06/23/2014 By Ezra Parter


PubliCalendar: Kart for Kids, Clean a Park For Them Too

Today's picks for civic nerds.

06/20/2014 By Ezra Parter

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

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

Morning Fizz

Thursday Fizz: Still Smarting Over the Minimum Wage Deal

Thursday Fizz featuring the $15 minimum wage, the new deputy mayor, and staffing changes on the second floor of city hall.

06/12/2014 By Morning Fizz

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

Carrasco Could Get $100,000 Raise

City council utilities chair Sawant critical of huge pay boost for City Light director Jorge Carrasco.

06/04/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Mount Baker Upzone Moves Forward

Over protests from neighbors opposed to density, a council committee approves a long-overdue upzone near the Mount Baker light rail station.

06/04/2014 By Erica C. Barnett