City Hall

City Will Pay for Conlin Recall Defense

The city council approves using city funds to defend council president Richard Conlin against a recall petition.

06/13/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Conlin Recall Campaign Faces Major Hurdles

An effort to recall city council member Richard Conlin faces steep legal and logistical hurdles.

06/01/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Gives Nod to Tunnel Initiative Challenge

The city council signs off on city attorney Pete Holmes' challenge to the anti-tunnel initiative.

05/31/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

A Shocking Admission

Tuesday Edition: Confessions, awards, predictions, and progress reports.

05/31/2011 By Morning Fizz


Conlin Changed Blog Post Over Concern It Would Look Like Campaigning

Council president Richard Conlin explains the changes to his blog post about the anti-tunnel referendum. Photo via 1sky on Flickr.

05/27/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

To Ensure Compliance with the City’s Ethical Standards

Friday (quotes) Edition starring: Richard Conlin; the capital budget; and

05/27/2011 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

O'Brien: Conlin Misrepresented Number of Anti-Tunnel Signatures

City council member Mike O'Brien, a tunnel opponent, says his colleague Richard Conlin misrepresented the number of residents who signed a petition opposing the deep-bore tunnel. Photo via Holy Outlaw on Flickr.

05/26/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Afternoon Jolt: Today's Sore Loser? Richard Conlin

The day's winners and losers. Photo via WSDOT.

05/25/2011 By Afternoon Jolt


Council Moves Tunnel Referendum Forward

The city council votes to place the deep-bore tunnel referendum on the August ballot.

05/23/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Competing Tunnel Measures on August Ballot?

Council member Nick Licata may propose two (or more) alternatives to the anti-tunnel referendum.

05/23/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Booze News

Monday Edition: Lots of news from Olympia; plus Richard Conlin on marimba; and Judy Nicastro for Bobby Forch.

05/23/2011 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Just When He Thought He Had a Budget Deal

Wednesday Edition: Freed; appointed; appealed; foiled; and a task force.

05/18/2011 By Morning Fizz


Afternoon Jolt: The Will of the Voters

The day's winners and losers, featuring: Richard Conlin; hypocritical Republicans; and family planning services.

05/17/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

Rasmussen: I Didn't Support Special Tunnel Vote

City council transportation chair and tunnel supporter Tom Rasmussen tells PubliCola that he did not support council president Richard Conlin's call to hold a special council meeting and vote on the tunnel this morning.

05/17/2011 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Conlin Cancels Tunnel Meeting; tells PubliCola a Vote on Tunnel Would be "Cynical"

City council president Richard Conlin cancels today's hastily scheduled meeting on the tunnel, tells PubliCola

05/17/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Resolution Could Forestall Tunnel Vote; Tunnel Proponents File Final Arguments Tomorrow

The city council will vote on a resolution that could send an anti-tunnel referendum back to the drawing board.

05/16/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


City: McGinn Seawall Cost Estimate Was Far Too Low

New cost estimates for replacing the downtown seawall predict the project will be far more expensive than the city's original estimates.

05/04/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Council Agrees to Explore Alternatives to Mayor's Encampment Site

A city council committee voted unanimously today to spend at least the next several months coming up with alternatives to Mayor Mike McGinn's proposed site for a semi-permanent homeless encampment.

04/27/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Council Will Put Off Tunnel Referendum Vote Until Court Ruling

The city council will hold off on an official vote putting the anti-tunnel referendum on the August ballot until a King County Superior Court judge has ruled on whether the three city-state tunnel agreements the measure would overturn are subject to the r

04/25/2011 By Erica C. Barnett