Morning Fizz

Musical Chairs at City Hall and in the State Legislature

Gonzaléz loses top staffer, Rossi back in state senate, and Uber rules take center stage.

12/06/2016 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Health Care Workers Stage "Die-in" at City Hall to Support Safe Drug Consumption Sites

As Seattle officials decide whether to implement the nation's first ever safe injection facilities, a coalition of local health care workers crash city hall to show support for the controversial approach.

12/02/2016 By Cassandra Calderon

Afternoon Editorial

Paying to Regulate Local Labor Standards with a Fee on Businesses

Council proposal has been incorrectly characterized as a tax.

11/22/2016 By Jennifer L. Robbins

Morning Fizz

Council Process Comes Under Scrutiny

Activist influence at city hall isn't as alarming as critics want it to be.

10/05/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Protesters Dog Murray Budget Speech

Murray talks directly about Black Lives Matter while protesters kept out of speech.

09/27/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Transit Activists Spoof Seattle Times

As Seattle Times sides with suburbs, Seattle Subway questions paper's relevance.

09/19/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Herbold Looking at New Business Tax Recommendation

Trumpism in Seattle? And city hall looking at new taxes on businesses?

08/22/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Editorial

Broadening the Definition of Neighborhood Leadership

City hall's Department of Neighborhoods director says policy change is about adding new voices, not subtracting old ones.

07/25/2016 By Kathy Nyland

Afternoon Jolt

District Councils Meet in West Seattle to Denounce Mayor's Decision

District Council members say mayor's decision end relationship with neighborhood groups is unfair.

07/21/2016 By Spencer Ricks

Afternoon Jolt

New Council Proposal Would Ban Future Airbnb Hosts from Renting at Secondary Properties

Burgess scraps cap for outright ban on new Airbnb hosts in secondary market.

07/19/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Murray's Executive Order Challenges Traditional Neighborhood Council Model

A year after failing to challenge Seattle's single-family zone status quo, Murray tries a different approach.

07/14/2016 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Herbold, Sawant Question Industry Report on Secure Scheduling

As council continues to study work scheduling guidelines, pros and cons of San Francisco law debated.

06/29/2016 By Spencer Ricks

Morning Fizz

A Real Civic Square

Saving city hall's front yard, building in your backyard, and running for Congress.

05/20/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Criminalizing Homelessness

Council hears from homeless advocates, angry neighbors, and Democrats sorta defend Lynn Peterson.

02/08/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Democrats Give in to Road Rage in Olympia

Democrats abandon transit advocates, council ponders bike sharing.

02/03/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Key Homelessness Advocate Abruptly Leaves City Job

After just five months, all star homelessness advocate leaves city gig.

12/23/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Freshman City Council Members Pick Up Key Committee Assignments

Transit nerd Rob Johnson lands plum assignment.

12/21/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

City Locks in Corporate Tax Exemption, Daugaard Protests, and Blethen Tweets

City to leave a couple million dollars on table in tax revenue.

12/02/2015 By Josh Feit