Progressive Taxation

Council Members' Proposed Head Tax Hits Big Businesses Hard for Housing

Three-fourths of the revenue from a proposed 26-cent head tax would be designated for housing.

04/20/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

What's Next for Mayor Durkan's Education Levy?

Expect Seattle council members to have their eyes on elementary schools, child care, and student homelessness.

04/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Homelessness

In South Seattle, the Number of Homeless Students Tripled Since 2010

“Students experiencing homelessness need a place that is stable, a place where they are supported and nurtured. For some, that place is school.”

04/12/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle Officials Want a Law to Require Gun Owners to Lock Up Their Weapons

"Their message to us as leaders has been clear—we have failed them and we must act."

03/21/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Will a $75 Million Head Tax Be Enough?

The task force will push for more than just a tax on big businesses this year.

03/09/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Herbold Wants Another Housing Bond with the Head Tax

Seattle council members could vote to axe the employee hours tax.

11/14/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council Position 8 Race

Mosqueda Will Be Seattle's Next City Council Member

Mosqueda promised to be "somebody who’s very thoughtful about policy details and will be there after the ink is dry."

11/07/2017 By Manola Secaira, Jaime Archer, and Hayat Norimine

City Council

González Wants $2 Million Legal Defense Fund Next Year

The city council member announced her plan to double the legal defense fund next year during an API candidate forum.

10/13/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Seattle Reaffirms Support for DACA

A DACA recipient told council members the city should "prepare for the worst, as we undocumented youth have been doing."

10/02/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Bagshaw Apologizes to González for Comments on Friday

When asked why the council member supports Tim Burgess over Lorena González as mayor, Bagshaw said González was busy getting married and campaigning.

09/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Mayoral Candidate Is Banned from City Hall for a Year

Alex Tsimerman won't be allowed to enter city hall until July 13, 2018, according to the city.

07/20/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Council Passes "Milestone" Legislation on Police Accountability

The bill creates civilian oversight of the Seattle Police Department.

05/22/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

As Police Reform Bill Moves Toward Council Vote, Community Police Commission Wants More

CPC members responded to letters from the city attorney and police chief.

05/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Jenny Durkan's Campaign Reports Raising $60,000 in 4 Days

And council member Lorena González said she won't run for mayor.

05/16/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Council Member Lorena González Is "Considering" Running for Mayor

Rumors say she has already decided.

05/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Editorial

A Regional Response to Regional Growth

Why expanding light rail is key to the future of the Puget Sound.

09/07/2016 By Lorena González

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

Power Lines

Lorena González Has an Agenda of Her Own

Both the left and right want to claim the new city council member as their own. Boy, are they in for a surprise.

03/01/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Seattle Police Acknowledge "Concerning" and "Consistent" Slower Response to Domestic Violence Calls

Response times to 911 calls, rent control, and Clinton versus Sanders.

01/28/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Final Word of the Year from the Year's Biggest Winner

Calling herself an urbanist, brand new at-large city council member Lorena González gets last say on the G-word, growth.

12/31/2015 By Josh Feit