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Your weekly dose of top political stories.

12/22/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

City Hall

Sawant's Flat Rate Proposal Falls Flat

A proposal that would have the city consider moving toward a single rate for all electric customers fell flat in a council committee today.

09/24/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Sawant Grills City Light Director

Council energy committee chair Kshama Sawant grills City Light director Jorge Carrasco on efforts to burnish his image, his request for a raise, and employee morale.

07/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Light

City Light Director Says He "Hopes to Stay" at City Light Job

POST UPDATED WITH CARRASCO EMAIL TO CITY LIGHT EMPLOYEES.City Light Director Jorge Carrasco says he takes "full responsibility" for recent scandals.

07/03/2014 By Casey Jaywork

City Hall

Carrasco's Potential Pay Raise Confirmed, With Two Dissenters

With two dissenters, the city council confirms a potential pay increase of $125,000 for Seattle City Light director Jorge Carrasco.

06/16/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Carrasco Could Get $100,000 Raise

City council utilities chair Sawant critical of huge pay boost for City Light director Jorge Carrasco.

06/04/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Stalls, But Can't Prevent, Surcharge

The council's City Light committee approves legislation to stave off a surcharge on ratepayers ... but only until later this year.

02/12/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Sawant Questions Likely City Light Surcharges

City Light staffers tell council members that a surcharge on electric bills later this year is probably inevitable.

01/22/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Sawant Raises Questions About Potential City Light Surcharge

City Light committee chair Sawant raises questions about potential electricity surcharge.

01/13/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Those Who Will Suffer Most & "Chicks for Rob!"

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: City Light rates; Republican hipster irony; bike counts; and more.

08/14/2012 By Morning Fizz


City Wants to Make it Easier to Get Energy Assistance

The city's human services department is trying to make it easier for people to navigate its often confusing maze of energy-assistance programs. Image via

04/25/2012 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Another Top Manager Leaves City Light

Another top official leaves Seattle City Light, just two months after being appointed by controversial City Light director Jorge Carrasco.

07/19/2010 By Erica C. Barnett