City Hall

SPU: Rates Going Up, But We Still Pay Less Than Other Cities

Seattle Public Utilities chief tells council: Rates are going up, but we still pay less for water overall than comparable cities.

10/06/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Departments Outline More Cuts

City departments, including the Human Services Department, outline proposed cuts to their 2012 budgets.

10/05/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Parks and Libraries Outline Budget Cuts

The city's parks and library departments outline next year's budget cuts.

10/04/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Grills Budget Director on McGinn's Budget Proposal

The council gets its first crack at Mayor Mike McGinn's proposed 2012 city budget.

09/29/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

City Budget Booby Traps

Some of the hurdles facing Mayor Mike McGinn's proposed 2012 budget.

09/28/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Campaign Fizz: Starting to Open their Checkbooks

Your one-stop shop for today's local campaign news, gossip, and analysis.

09/27/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council: Hold Off on Replenishing Rainy Day Fund

In a divided vote, the city council opts to put off legislation mandating automatic budget transfers to the city's rainy day fund until after they see Mayor Mike McGinn's budget proposal.

09/19/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council to Approve Tunnel With Resolution

The city council will vote this afternoon to move forward with the deep-bore tunnel.

09/19/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Campaign Fizz: Light Rail May Condemn Candidate's Home

Your one-stop shop for today's local campaign news, gossip, and analysis.

09/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

ThinkTank

Should Seattle Raise Car Tab Fees $60?

In today's ThinkTank, John Fox of the Seattle Displacement Coalition argues that the fee is a regressive tax on poor drivers who can least afford it; Tim Harris, director of the homeless newspaper Real Change, says he supports a system that improves trans

09/13/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Passes Sick Leave Law 8-1

By a nearly unanimous vote, the city council passes a paid sick leave ordinance that largely preserves the details of Nick Licata's original proposal.

09/12/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City

Committee Tapped to Figure Out Tunnel Tolling Conundrum

The city council, mayor, and state department of transportation have appointed a committee to figure out how to deal with the impact of the tolled deep-bore tunnel on downtown Seattle streets.

09/09/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Debate Kicks Off Council General Election Campaigns

A city council candidates' debate in North Seattle kicks off the general election season

09/09/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Prepares to Pass Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Largely Intact

The city council prepares to pass an ordinance requiring paid sick leave that preserves most elements of the "compromise" proposal adopted in committee last month.

09/08/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Jolt

Afternoon Jolt: Council Member Bruce Harrell

The day's winners and losers.

09/08/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

Poll: Public Supports Paid Sick Leave

A new poll finds that a majority of Seattle voters support mandatory paid sick leave.

09/07/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Approves More Money for Money-Losing Downtown Garage

The city council approves an additional loan for the money-losing Pacific Place parking garage.

09/06/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

The Seattle City Council's "Big Ideas"

Seattle Magazine: The Seattle City Council offers some "big ideas" of its own.

08/31/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Evening Campaign Fizz: Car-Tab Opponents Form PACs

Neighborhood and housing activists form groups to fight the $60 vehicle license fee that will be on the ballot in November.

08/24/2011 By Erica C. Barnett