Morning Fizz

Housing Affordability Formulas and Parking Space Formulas

Where will Seattle's affordable housing be and how did Sound Transit come up with its estimates for 8,000 new parking spaces?

04/27/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

What to Make of Murray and Sawant's First Joint Proposal

A city hall first reflects changing council dynamics.

04/22/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Transit, Density, Minority Voters, and Other Questions About Cities

Committee passes controversial arena legislation, Ballard wants faster light rail, Mayor doubles down on no density for single family zones, and much more from a busy news day.

04/20/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Comprehensive Housing Affordability Agenda Takes Center Stage at City Hall in Murray Organizing Coup

Murray's housing levy and HALA plan sync up in evident organizing effort.

04/05/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

After Caucus Results, Patty Murray, Jay Inslee Stand by Clinton

U.S. senator wants to "break this glass ceiling" and SDOT chief of staff goes on sabbatical.

03/29/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Clinton in Seattle, Investigation at SDOT, and Costs in the Suburbs

Murray introduces Clinton in Sanders-friendly Seattle, city takes serious look at Kubly ties to Pronto, and Sound Transit review panel notes suburban costs.

03/23/2016 By Josh Feit and Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Light Rail Opens, Housing Levy Discussion Begins

Thirty thousand boardings on opening day, $290 million (or more) housing levy on the way.

03/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Mayor Murray Communications Director Shelton Leaving After Year in Job

Murray lead spokesman Viet Shelton leaving for high paying Microsoft job.

03/18/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Council Approves Pronto Deal, Ethics Questions Linger

A big win for bike share, though mayor never formally cleared SDOT director's role.

03/15/2016 By Josh Feit

City

Mayor Issues Racial Equity Report on Hookah Lounge Policy. Now What?

East Africans speak out in official report, but final policy remains in political and legal haze.

03/10/2016 By Josh Kelety

Artist Trust

Slide Show: Artist Trust Auction

Almost 500 artists and arts patrons gathered at the Artist Trust 30th Anniversary Benefit Art Auction on Saturday, February 27, raising more than $570,000 in support of Washington State artists.

02/28/2016

Morning Fizz

Chopp Has Amendments to Murray Housing Bill

Chopp only wants tax breaks for affordable housing nonprofits, Republicans want to exclude nonprofits from pregnancy worker fairness act, and Republicans have to dismiss independent investigator for over-the-top email.

02/25/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Chopp May Block Affordable Housing Bill

Murray housing bill in trouble in Olympia.

02/24/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Murray Finds Mitigation Money for Beleaguered Central Area Businesses

Questions about the $650,000 for 23rd Avenue and questions about the $305,000 for Pronto.

02/23/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Good News and Bad News for Mayor Murray

Council grills Murray staff about treatment of minority businesses on 23rd Avenue, state senate passes Murray's affordable housing bill.

02/17/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Sawant's Revisionist History

Troubles on 23rd Avenue, I-405, and in Wallingford.

02/16/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Key Affordable Housing Legislation Moves Forward in Olympia

Murray bill makes cutoff, Murray makes snarky comments, GOP makes unions nervous, and Metro director makes it to Vancouver.

02/10/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Murray's Affordable Housing Bill Faces Criticism in Olympia

Critics call Murray bill a developer giveaway, critics call Peterson firing an ideological temper tantrum.

02/09/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Doubling Last Levy, Mayor Rolls Out $290 Million Affordable Housing Proposal

Murray on affordable housing, Republicans on minimum wage.

02/04/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Mayor Faces Off with Critics of Neighborhood Upzones at Packed City Hall Meeting

Murray's housing affordability recommendations take center stage at city hall.

01/27/2016 By Josh Feit