Morning Fizz

We Regularly Check Under Couch Cushions

Tuesday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip.

01/31/2012 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Testing Their Rhetoric

Wednesday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: Reining in Microsoft tax breaks; making fun of Tim Burgess; supporting credit unions; and plastic bags.

01/17/2012 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Conlin: City "Botched" Roosevelt Planning

City council president Richard Conlin lays into anti-density neighborhood activists in Roosevelt.

12/29/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Equating Light Rail with Crime and Other Holiday Weekend Screeds

Cantwell, light rail, pot, Richard Conlin, Gregoire's sales tax proposal, sports stadium in SODO, and more.

12/26/2011 By Morning Fizz

On Other Blogs

Atlantic Interviews Council President Conlin

The Atlantic talks sustainability with Seattle City Council president Richard Conlin.

11/23/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Roosevelt Upzone Could be Delayed

A proposal to increase heights near the Roosevelt light-rail station---this time, supported by the neighborhood---could be delayed by a year or more.

11/17/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City May Create New Immigrant and Refugee Office, Restoring Funding for Commissions

The city council considers creating a new office dedicated to immigrants and refugees.

11/04/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

The City is Asking State Legislators to...

Tuesday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip featuring: Seattle's agenda in Olympia; Richard Conlin gets all 99 Percent; improper expenses; and an $800 abortion.

11/01/2011 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

An Unusually Conciliatory Note Re: Mayor Mike McGinn

Thursday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip starring: Richard Conlin, Rob McKenna, and Tom Rasmussen.

10/06/2011 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Richard Conlin, MLB Superfan?

THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT CONLIN. Council president takes a seventh-inning stretch during last night's budget hearing.

10/05/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Cheaper Than It is Today

Wednesday Edition: Caffeinated news and gossip starring: Occupy Seattle; Mike McGinn; the King County Prosecutor's office; Richard Conlin and the Seattle Planning Commission; fundraising numbers; and I-1183.

10/05/2011 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

New Safeco Field Tax Loophole To Cost City Up To $300,000 a Year

PubliCola has learned that a tax loophole written into largely unrelated stadium legislation will allow Safeco Field to charge its own commercial parking tax---preempting the city's parking tax and costing taxpayers as much as $300,000 a year.

09/29/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Monday Jolt: Richard Conlin

Monday Jolt: Today's winner and/or loser.

09/12/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

Council Passes Sick Leave Law 8-1

By a nearly unanimous vote, the city council passes a paid sick leave ordinance that largely preserves the details of Nick Licata's original proposal.

09/12/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Puts $60 Transportation Fee on Ballot

The city council, meeting as the Transportation Benefits District board, voted today to put a $60 vehicle license fee to pay for transit on the November ballot.

08/16/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Conlin: "I Would Have Voted Yes" on Bellevue Route

Seattle City Council President Richard Conlin says regional thinking on transit should take precedent.

08/04/2011 By Josh Feit


Afternoon Jolt: Richard Conlin Will Not Be Recalled

The day's winners and losers.

07/22/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

McGinn, Conlin Propose Lifting Development Regulations

Mayor Mike McGinn and city council president Richard Conlin roll out a series of reforms that would "cut through the thicket of regulations" on development in Seattle.

07/08/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Afternoon Jolt: Density in Roosevelt

The day's winners and losers.

07/06/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

On Other Blogs

Council President Conlin: Go Slow on Roosevelt Upzone

Council president Conlin says: Go slow on upzoning the area around the Roosevelt light rail station. Image via CityTank.

06/23/2011 By Erica C. Barnett