City Attorney's Office

Judge Rules in Favor of City, Upholds Seattle Hotel Workers' Rights in Lawsuit

Initiative 124 will remain intact.

06/09/2017 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

City Attorney's Race 2017

Murray's Public Safety Advisor, Scott Lindsay, Is Running for City Attorney

Lindsay said Holmes's office got off to a good start but "flatlined and floundered" on criminal justice reform.

04/27/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News

Q&A: City Attorney Pete Holmes on Deciphering What Trump Policies Mean for Seattle

"Trying to interpret federal policy from a tweet is a challenge, to say the least."

02/23/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

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

Likes & Dislikes: Pete Holmes on Pot, Inslee on Electric Cars, DelBene on Wall Street, and More

City Attorney defends pot memo from skeptical medical marijuana patients

01/09/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

City Attorney Wants to Close Medical Pot Stores

Caffeinated news featuring city attorney and mayor on pot, developers on homeless services, and fed stats on bikes

01/06/2015 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Afternoon Fizz: Human Services and Public Pot Consumption

Mayor Ed Murray appoints a new head of human services, and city attorney Pete Holmes says it's time to stop targeting black and homeless people for smoking pot in public.

07/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City

Unions ask City Attorney to Separate Pre-K Funding Measures

Both measures will make the ballot, but will they be in competition?

07/10/2014 By Casey Jaywork

Neighborhoods

NE Seattle Residents Trying to Keep Public Beach Public

A group of Lake City residents is trying to keep a beach that's been public for 80 years, until two residents claimed it as private property, public.

07/03/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Escalating List of Council Endorsements

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: Harrell for Murray? The towing industry for McGinn? And Holmes for peeing in public?

09/05/2013 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Despite His Angry Letter, Holmes Hasn't Prosecuted Repeat Nuisance Offenders for Failing to Appear in Court

Despite an indignant letter claiming he has no policy against prosecuting chronic nuisance law offenders who fail to appear in court, City Attorney Pete Holmes hasn't prosecuted a single such case since 2010.

08/21/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

"Surprised and Dismayed" City Attorney Rejects SPD Request to Prosecute Repeat Downtown Offenders

Declaring himself "surprised and dismayed" by an SPD official's statements, City Attorney Pete Holmes says he won't issue a blanket crackdown on 28 repeat nuisance-law offenders downtown.

08/21/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Classless Society

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring over-the-top floor speeches, revenge, and more polling.

03/08/2013 By Morning Fizz

Opinion

Isn't It Weird That...

Some weird things we noticed about the McGinn v. Holmes fight, the mayoral poll numbers, and Sen. Don Benton.

03/07/2013 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Tuesday Jolt: Gun Control, SPD Reform

The day's winners and losers.

03/05/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Asked About His Qualifications

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: amateur porn, non-existent backlashes, bad speeches, and campaign finance.

02/06/2013 By Morning Fizz

Jolt

Tuesday Jolt: Holmes v. McGinn. Again.

Sadly, City Attorney Pete Holmes' admonition of Mayor McGinn was a defining moment for the McGinn administration.

07/17/2012 By Josh Feit

City

Holmes Appeals Parks Gun Ban Ruling

City attorney Pete Holmes appeals a ruling overturning Seattle's ban on guns in parks and community centers.

12/01/2011 By Erica C. Barnett