Morning Fizz

Moving In and Moving Out at City Hall

Gardheere in at city, Kiker out at Bike Club, Sage out of Murray coalition, renters in at lower costs, and neighbors out of Local Improvement District?

11/23/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

With 7 Council Members on His Side, Murray Reaches New Bargain on Original Developer Grand Bargain

Murray saves HALA, council delays Sawant legislation, and O'Brien caught in housing irony.

10/18/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Chief O'Toole and Council Member Juarez Push Back on Sawant Over North Precinct

Sawant flags $15 million budget item for controversial North Precinct, Democrats flag misleading Republican campaign ad.

10/11/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Planning While Black: Keynote Speaker at City Planning Conference Expands Definition of Placemaking

Expanding the definition of city planning, expanding renters' rights, and expanding the downtown streetcar.

09/28/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

SDOT, Mayor Murray, Mike O'Brien, and Kshama Sawant Don't Get It

Capitol Hill Housing proposal gets cold shoulder from City Hall.

09/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

In Nod to Black Lives Matter, Controversial North Precinct Police Station Taken Off Table in New Budget

Mayor and North Seattle council member Juarez still committed to new station, but agree to further scrutiny.

09/16/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Council Committee Greenlights Jungle Sweep, Cues Up Larger Fight Over Unsanctioned Encampments

Council committee votes 4-2 to sweep East Duwamish Greenbelt

09/15/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Sawant Effort to Bypass Voters on Hotel Workers Initiative Fails

Sawant's procedural move would have allowed council to approve union measure next week.

07/19/2016 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

Sawant to Speak at Chamber Breakfast

A political first, a taxing discrepancy, a new model, and an old column.

06/17/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Seemingly Modest New Renters' Rights Law Represents Major Victory and Significant Tactical Shift for Sawant

By taking an iterative approach, Sawant may have her biggest impact yet.

06/07/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Council Diversity? No Renters on Council Dais

City council members' financial disclosure forms, Pete Holmes's conflicted mission, and unionizing the $15 campaign.

05/24/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

In Dramatic Vote, Council Rejects SoDo Sonics Deal

Maritime interests win out over new sports arena in 5-4 vote.

05/03/2016 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

Council Agrees Bike Sharing Is Good, but Finds Little Common Ground During Tense Pronto Hearing

Divided committee sends bike sharing proposal to full council.

03/02/2016 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

Afternoon Jolt

On Homelessness, Sawant Likens Council Colleagues to Olympia Republicans

Sawant warns council not to throw stones from glass houses.

02/08/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Sawant: Maybe Next Year on Rent Control?

Sawant gets the bad news on rent control, city pushes pot delivery, bipartisan bill would preserve affordable housing.

01/20/2016 By Josh Feit