City Hall

Two HSD Employees in Whistleblower Case to be Reinstated

Closure for two city employees accused of downplaying a whistleblower case involving misappropriation of $91,000 in city funds.

07/26/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Thursday Jolt: Compromise on Outdoor Meals

The city's human services department seeks a compromise on outdoor meals for the homeless.

01/19/2012 By Afternoon Jolt

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

Report Details Fraud Allegations, Disciplinary Action at City Agency

An independent report concludes that city employees failed to prevent and investigate fraud by a contractor totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

10/05/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Seattle Times: Aging Services Director Resigns One Day Before Release of Investigator's Report

Seattle Times: Popular aging and disability services director Pam Piering has resigned.

07/21/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

PubliCola Adds Life

Double Shot of KOMO Cola

PubliCola will be on KOMO twice this afternoon. First up: Erica's on with John Carlson re: her city hall story and later on, Josh is on Ken Schram's show re: the Democratic operative who got booted from a McKenna speech.

07/12/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

More to Division Director's Leave than Meets the Eye?

Mayor Mike McGinn suggests that there's more to his decision to put a popular human services division director on administrative leave while the city conducts an investigation into her financial oversight of the division. "It's not done lightly," McGinn

06/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Senior Advocates Protest Decision to Put Popular Director on Leave

A group of local advocates for seniors and people with disabilities protest the city's decision to put a popular city division director on leave during an investigation into allegations that a nonprofit agency defrauded the city of $89,000.

06/08/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Several Angry Citizens

Wednesday Edition: Discrimination?; procrastination; strange relation; and more.

06/01/2011 By Morning Fizz