Seattle Opts Out

The day's winners and losers.

05/10/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

Former Deputy Mayor Tim Ceis' Firm Working Against O'Brien's Phone-Book Legislation

Tim Ceis is fighting the city council once again. This time as a consultant. Ceis' firm is lobbying the council on behalf of the phone book companies to stop council member Mike O'Brien's phone book recycling legislation.

08/03/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

"Unfortunately, It's a Free Speech Issue."

Morning Fizz: Phone book lobbyists meet with City Council; Real Change steps into the tunnel battle; and it's women's trivia night in Belltown.

07/14/2010 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

The Pile Grows

The massive file of phone books in City Council member Mike O'Brien's office—dropped off by members of the public who oppose automatic phone-book delivery—continues to grow. And grow.

07/12/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

O'Brien's Anti-Phone Book Crusade Hits Home

City Council member Mike O'Brien wants to make it easier for people to opt out of getting phone books delivered to their door. As he found out himself recently, the current "opt out" system doesn't always work.

06/30/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Phone Books, Catalogs, and Junk Mail

Caffeinated news & gossip. Your daily Morning Fizz: Fighting off phone books; eating mercury; auditing the sheriff's department; and throwing out the city council.

06/21/2010 By Morning Fizz