City Hall

South Lake Union Upzone Legislation Heads for Final Vote

City council member Lisa Herbold may introduce new last-minute amendment to challenge the Grand Bargain.

03/22/2017 By Josh Kelety

Dense and Sensibility

Queen Anne Residents Are Challenging the City's Plan to Make Seattle Denser

Is this the single-family neighborhood movement’s last stand?

10/18/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Queen Anne Emerges as Bulwark Against City's Development Goals

Queen Anne Community Council challenges zoning changes to single family zones.

08/29/2016 By Josh Feit

Guest Opinion

A Tangible Solution to the Housing Affordability Crisis

Downtown Seattle Association director makes case for housing levy measure.

07/29/2016 By Jon Scholes

Morning Fizz

Herbold Amendment to Grand Bargain Spooks Developers and Urbanists

Herbold amendment would add fees to account for demolition of existing housing.

07/29/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Greenways Group Denied Membership at Recent District Council Meeting

District council votes no to pedestrian group, community council says yes to upzones, and Department of Neighborhoods presents the numbers.

07/28/2016 By Josh Feit

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

Seattle Police Make Several Pot Delivery Arrests in Recent Buy Bust Operation

Pot delivery, rural socialism, and single-family zoning.

04/21/2016 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

Sound Transit Survey Gets Political

Suspect ST3 survey, charter school victory, and big day at City Hall.

04/04/2016 By Josh Feit

Politics

Extra Fizz: Murray's Grand Bargain Gets Reality Check in Wallingford and Another Democrat for Charters in Olympia

Upzone faces stiff resistance at neighborhood meeting and charter fix passes in Olympia.

01/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

O'Brien, Council Quietly Put Changes to Single-Family Zones Back on the Agenda

O’Brien amendment seeks to allow more density in single-family neighborhoods.

09/25/2015 By Josh Kelety

Afternoon Jolt

Council Committee Splits Vote on Rent Control

Rent control resolution will go to full council despite split vote.

09/17/2015 By Josh Kelety

Guest Opinion

The Slippery Slope of the Affordable Housing "Grand Bargain"

How social justice advocates can save the grand bargain.

09/14/2015 By Dan Bertolet

Morning Fizz

The Silent Majority

Supporters of HALA housing recommendations turn out in force at city hall public hearing.

09/10/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Housing "Grand Bargain" Resistance and a Labor Day Protest

City council will hear comments on housing recommendations Wednesday evening, Space Needle workers protest for job security.

09/08/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Friday Likes & Dislikes: HALA Edition

Progressive groups send letter to council supporting mayor’s affordable housing HALA recommendations.

08/21/2015 By Josh Feit

Guest Opinion

Seattle's Liberal Comfort Zone Exposed

What happened at Westlake was very Seattle.

08/11/2015 By Roger Valdez

Opinion

HALA's Grand Bargain Is Key to an Equitable and Sustainable Seattle

Social Justice, environmental, affordable housing, transportation, and labor groups come together to support HALA.

08/03/2015 By Guest Opinion

Afternoon Jolt

Friday LIKES (Challenging the Status Quo) & DISLIKES (Mayor Murray's Cop-Out)

Mayor Murray's affordable housing committee fail

07/31/2015 By Josh Feit