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

City Hall

Council to Adopt Ambitious Transit Master Plan

The city council prepares to adopt an ambitious plan to guide transit development in the city for the next 20 years.

04/16/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Building Owners Propose Alternative Rental Inspection Law

Advocates for property owners advocate for an alternative to both proposed rental-housing inspection programs.

04/13/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Seawall Measure to be Introduced on Monday

The city council will introduce legislation to move forward on a ballot measure to replace the damaged waterfront seawall. Image via WSDOT.

04/13/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Considers Allowing More Corner Stores

The city council considers options to expand corner stores and home-based businesses in urban centers and near transit stations. Image via greencolander on Flickr.

04/11/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Seattle's Proposal to Lift Parking Minimum Gets National Attention

A proposal to lift regulations requiring a minimum amount of parking at new developments in Seattle is raising eyebrows nationally. Image via

04/10/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Ceis Back at the Mayor's Office ...

Friday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip.

03/30/2012 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Council Staffers as Council Activists

In an unusual move, two city council staffers have sent letters to the council---their bosses---arguing against a zoning change.

03/21/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

2013 Election

O'Brien Campaign Says He'll Return Any Contributions Over $10

City Council member Mike O'Brien says he'll return any contributions over $10 until he gets to $10,000.

03/06/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Tenants, City in Talks About Rental Housing Inspection Program

After panning the city's first stab at creating a rental housing inspection programas too landlord-friendly, tenant advocates are in talks with the city about how to improve the legislation.

02/09/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council, Mayor Ask Liquor Board to Save Central Cinema

The city council seeks a change to state liquor laws that would allow the Central Cinema to stay in business.

02/06/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Roosevelt Upzone Passes; Neighborhood Seeks Agreement With Developer

A controversial upzone across from Roosevelt High School passes; neighbors seek a memorandum of understanding with the developer.

01/30/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Council: Compromise Likely on Transportation Measure

City council members who visited Olympia this week say there's hope for a compromise on two contentious aspects of Gov. Chris Gregoire's $3.6 billion transportation funding proposal.

01/20/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

In a Sort of Cultural Exchange

Yakima, the seawall, the waterfront, and replicating Portland. Your daily Morning Fizz.

01/20/2012 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Testing Their Rhetoric

Wednesday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: Reining in Microsoft tax breaks; making fun of Tim Burgess; supporting credit unions; and plastic bags.

01/17/2012 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

City Council Retreat: Kazoos, Cutouts, and Golden Elephants

A look back at this year's city council retreat.

01/16/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Clark Announces Council Committees

New city council president Sally Clark hands down committee assignments.

12/20/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Monday Jolt: Council Bans Plastic Bags

The day's winners and losers.

12/19/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

More Challenges for Aloha Streetcar, Ballard Rail

More challenges for proposed streetcar and rail extensions to north Capitol Hill and Ballard.

12/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Council Committee Raises Heights in Roosevelt

After months of process, a council committee votes to support taller buildings on three blocks across from Roosevelt High School

12/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett