City Hall

Murray Opposes More Human Rights Commission Appointments

"This attitude can only create an echo chamber between the commissions and the city's political branches," the Human Rights Commission wrote to the Seattle mayor.

07/19/2017 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

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

City Hall

City Council Approves Soda Tax

Mayor Ed Murray will be signing the ordinance into law on Tuesday.

06/05/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Herbold Wants Closed-Captioning for Seattle Channel

"The closed-captioning is one that I'm going to be be taking on this year," the council member said.

05/24/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Why Doesn't the City Already Have a Public Bank?

State senator Bob Hasegawa has made the push for a municipal bank central to his platform.

05/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Income Tax

Herbold Wants to Pass Income Tax Legislation by July 10

The council member says the decisions will be based on what council thinks would provide the "strongest legal path forward."

04/24/2017 By Hayat Norimine

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

Guest Opinion

City Council Member Says Seattle Needs to Play Offense in Trump Era Too

Bring on 2017 says Seattle City Council member Lisa Herbold.

12/29/2016 By Lisa Herbold

Morning Fizz

The Homeless Encampment Debate 2.0, the Head Tax 2.0?, and Tim Burgess 4.0?

Murray is ready to propose new sanctioned encampment sites and Burgess was probably ready to retire, but...

12/01/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Editorial

Paying to Regulate Local Labor Standards with a Fee on Businesses

Council proposal has been incorrectly characterized as a tax.

11/22/2016 By Jennifer L. Robbins

Morning Fizz

Chamber Memo Foreshadows Legal Showdown Over Workplace Rights Fund

With budget vote, council adds more money for affordable housing, but shoots down charge on businesses to fund labor office.

11/17/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Hanauer Urges Council to Pass Business Fee

Lefty investor backs dedicated fund to pay for labor enforcement.

11/16/2016 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

Herbold Looking at New Business Tax Recommendation

Trumpism in Seattle? And city hall looking at new taxes on businesses?

08/22/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Freshman Council Member Herbold Emerges in Year One as Driving Force

Hey Ed Murray, never mind Lorena González, Mike O'Brien, or Kshama Sawant, District One's Herbold is ascendant.

08/10/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Editorial

Just How Silly Has Seattle's Lefty Rhetoric Become?

Public testimony at yesterday's council hearing was out of sync with reality.

08/03/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Herbold to Amend Murray's Affordable Housing Grand Bargain Today with Displacement Amendment

Tweaking the grand bargain, counting buses, and delaying Uber legislation.

08/02/2016 By Josh Feit