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Mayor, Council Spar over Parking Rate Change in Chinatown

In a duel over data, council members spar with the mayor over decision to lower parking rates in Chinatown.

03/07/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Wednesday Jolt: The Pacific Place Garage

The day's winners and losers.

02/06/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

City Plans to Sell Pacific Place Garage

The city plans to unload its money-losing Pacific Place parking garage.

02/04/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Could Separate Controversial Vulcan Deal from Larger SLU Rezone

City Council members lean toward separating a controversial development deal proposed by Vulcan from a larger rezone of South Lake Union.

02/01/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Public Campaign Finance Proponents Make Case to Council

A group of representatives from cities that have passed public campaign finance laws relate their cities' experiences to a largely skeptical Seattle City Council.

01/31/2013 By Erica C. Barnett


PubliCalendar: Bright Civic Minds and a Rally for Choice

Today's picks for civic nerds.

01/30/2013 By Katie Vincent

City Hall

Council Members Squirrel Away Funds in Anticipation of New Campaign-Finance Restrictions

In anticipation of new restrictions on campaign fundraising, city council members squirrel away money for 2015 just before a critical deadline.

12/12/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Adopts 2013-2014 City Budget

The City Council adopts Mayor Mike McGinn's budget proposal with minimal changes.

11/19/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Planners Present Vulcan-Backed South Lake Union Compromise

City planners present a Vulcan-backed proposal to trade land for taller buildings in South Lake Union.

11/14/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council May Reconsider Funding for Rainier Valley Youth-Violence Prevention Group

After emotional public testimony, the city council could reconsider its proposal to eliminate funding for a youth-violence prevention group in the Rainier Valley.

11/09/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Friday Jolt: Mayor McGinn and Coal Trains

The day's winners and losers.

11/09/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

The Latest on the Streetcar

The latest news on funding to plan Seattle's streetcar system.

11/07/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Car-Sharing Proposal Could Face Flat Tire

City council members warn of the potential pitfalls of a nascent local carsharing service.

10/30/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Eternally Stressed

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring John Koster, Maria Cantwell, Mayor McGinn, Tim Burgess, and the city budget.

10/24/2012 By Morning Fizz


McGinn, Council, and City Attorney Spar over DOJ Monitor Selection

Mayor Mike McGinn responds to criticisms from city council members and the city attorney over statements he made yesterday about one of the DOJ's three candidates to monitor the department.

10/18/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

It Could Threaten Funding for Social Services

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring the city's legislative agenda; secret cash; endorsements; and sloppy claims.

10/16/2012 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

City, County Approve Arena

The city and county councils give their final approval to Seattle hedge-fund manager Chris Hansen's half-billion-dollar arena proposal.

10/15/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


MOHAI Deal Could Cost City $6 Million

Thanks to a dramatically reduced state cost estimate, the city stands to lose more than $6 million on a land sale related to the new 520 bridge project.

10/12/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Monday Jolt: Renters and The Real Job Creators

The day's winners & losers.

10/01/2012 By Afternoon Fuzz