City Hall

Council Committee Moves Arena Forward

A city council committee takes a key step toward passing an arena agreement with investor Chris Hansen.

09/13/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

"KeyArena Fund" Could be Diverted to New Arena

The city's proposed agreement with arena developer Chris Hansen would allow the entire "KeyArena fund" to be diverted to the new arena.

09/13/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: Charters, Health Insurance, State Auditor Smackdown, and More

Our daily roundup. Image via Schmudget.

09/12/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

The Arena Deal: Council Gets Personal Guaranty From Hansen

The city council releases a modified agreement to build the proposed arena in SoDo. THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM MAYOR MIKE MCGINN.

09/11/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Could Prohibit Some Small-Lot Development

The city council considers emergency legislation to stop developers from subdividing lots under an obscure exemption to land-use rules.

09/05/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

The Hecovery Hits Seattle

Good local economic news, for some.

09/04/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Members Skeptical of O'Brien's Campaign Finance Proposal

City council members take up Mike O'Brien's campaign-finance reform proposal.

08/15/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Committee Takes Up O'Brien's Campaign Finance Proposals

The city council takes up a proposal by council member Mike O'Brien to place time limits on fundraising and prohibit candidates from carrying surplus funds over from campaign to campaign.

08/15/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Afternoon Fizz: Council Likely to Hold Off on Arena Vote

Caffeinated News and Gossip, afternoon edition.

08/09/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Eases Restrictions on Businesses, Apartment Developments

The city officially adopts new rules making it easier to operate a small business, or build a new residential development, in neighborhoods with frequent transit service. Image via radworld on Flickr.

08/01/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Third Avenue: Getting Better?

New data show 911 calls down at the troubled intersection of Third and Pine.

07/25/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


PubliCalendar: Ending Family Homelessness

Our daily picks for political nerds.

07/24/2012 By Duke Sullivan


Wednesday Jolt: Lake City Residents Still Unhappy with Homeless

Lake City residents' arguments against new low-income housing are too over-the-top to be heard.

07/18/2012 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

Arena Land Use and Transportation Challenges

More on the land use and transportation challenges facing the arena. Image via city of Seattle; arena outlined in yellow.

07/18/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City to Limit Sunday Parking Hours, Allow Drivers to Pay By Phone

A council committee moves to limit parking hours on Sundays, allow drivers to pay for parking by phone.

07/10/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

The Fizz is Dead. Long Live the Fizz.

Thursday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip.

05/10/2012 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

City Gets First Look at Ambitious, But Challenging Climate Action Plan

The city council gets a first look at recommendations for the 2012 Climate Action Plan.

04/23/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

The Council's Seattle Center Memories

Nostalgia week here at PubliCola: Seattle council members offer their World's Fair and Seattle Center memories.

04/20/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Yesler Terrace Redevelopment Moves Forward

The council gets a look at the Seattle Housing Authority's proposal to redevelop the Yesler Terrace public housing project as a much larger, high-rise, mixed-income development.

04/16/2012 By Erica C. Barnett