City Council

Seattle Reaffirms Support for DACA

A DACA recipient told council members the city should "prepare for the worst, as we undocumented youth have been doing."

10/02/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

A Different Standard for City Council Appointments?

"I think this is a great template for us to consider for all vacancies moving forward," said council member Lisa Herbold.

09/26/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

Highlights from Burgess's 2018 Budget Proposal

Tim Burgess on Monday released the 2018 budget proposal.

09/25/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Top Stories of the Week: Mayor Burgess, Russian Hackers, and Dino Rossi

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

09/22/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

City Hall

Public Can Apply for Temporary Council Seat

Council president Bruce Harrell on Thursday released a proposed timeline to choose Tim Burgess's temporary replacement.

09/21/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Council Vacancy Raises Questions About Appointment Process

Four former council members have come up as potential candidates to fill the temporary council seat.

09/20/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Profile

Is Consensus Gone After Tim Burgess?

Over the past decade, Tim Burgess has clashed and collaborated with colleagues and as a council member left fingerprints on some of the city’s most important legislation. But mostly he has been a consensus builder. What happens when he’s gone?

09/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

Council Votes Burgess to Be Seattle's Next Mayor

Tim Burgess has been a council member since 2008 and will be mayor for 71 days before he retires.

09/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Bagshaw Apologizes to González for Comments on Friday

When asked why the council member supports Tim Burgess over Lorena González as mayor, Bagshaw said González was busy getting married and campaigning.

09/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Tim Burgess, Next in Line to Be Mayor?

"Honestly, he's the right guy," said council member Sally Bagshaw.

09/15/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Top Stories of the Week: Murray, DACA, and a Lawsuit in the Legislature

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

09/15/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

Affordable Housing

Rob Johnson: Citywide Rezoning Should Continue as Planned

Johnson says remaining staffers and department heads will be able to stick with the expected timeline without Murray.

09/14/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Bruce Harrell Is Seattle's Mayor

The former council president now has five days to decide whether he wants to stay in the executive office until November.

09/13/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

So Murray Is Resigning—What's Next for the City?

Bruce Harrell will be mayor as of 5pm on Wednesday.

09/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Murray Resigns After Fifth Man Accuses Mayor of Sexual Abuse

Mayoral candidate Cary Moon said the city was more willing to "circle the wagons and protect his legacy" than to demand justice for survivors.

09/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle Is Set to Ban Plastic Straws and Utensils

"The bottom line is this: We are creating plastic pollution at an unprecedented scale, and we cannot clean or recycle it fast enough."

09/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Business and Labor

6 Questions Answered About Amazon's New HQ

Chamber of Commerce CEO Maud Daudon said the city has implemented policies that are "at best unfriendly, at worst, outright hostile toward the needs of our largest employers."

09/07/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Immigration

Seattle's Response to Trump Ending DACA

A recap of yesterday's news on DACA.

09/06/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Immigration

Seattle Helps Fight Trump's Threat to Pull Funding from Cities That Won't Enforce Immigration Laws

Seattle joined 36 other local governments in support of Chicago's lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

08/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine