Murray Allegations

Sawant Urges Murray to Resign

"I think the first step is for the city council to show the political will to do what's needed."

07/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

A Change to Income Tax Bill Pits Sawant Against González, Herbold

The city council unanimously passed the city income tax legislation on Monday.

07/10/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Seattle Income Tax Heads to Council for a Vote

The city council approved the bill out of the finance committee on Wednesday.

07/05/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Landlords Are Now Required to Provide Voter Registration Info

Renters are far less likely to have voted if they've lived in their homes for less than a year.

06/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

8 Questions Answered About Seattle's Proposed Income Tax

Understanding the city's proposed income tax.

06/16/2017 Photography by Hayat Norimine

City Hall

City Releases Its Income Tax Proposal

The council will hold a public hearing Wednesday morning.

06/13/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Council Members Divided on Endorsements for Mayor

Mike O'Brien contributed $250 to both Nikkita Oliver and Cary Moon, their campaigns said.

06/05/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Attorney's Office

Landlords Sue City Over Restrictions on Move-In Fees

RHA officials argue the council's ordinance is reducing options for affordable housing.

05/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Sawant Wants City to Investigate Allegations of May Day Retaliation

The council member said she'll continue to follow up with the claim that two security officers contracted by Amazon had their hours cut after May Day.

05/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Council Passes May Day Resolution—without a Crowd

A Latina advocate said immigrants are too busy working to make the 2pm Monday meetings.

04/24/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Fizz

Patty Murray Set to Challenge Trump on Russian Hack and Cabinet Nominees

Murray versus Trump, Sawant versus landlords, and the King County Council for...?

12/12/2016 By Josh Feit

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