City Council Members Support Tunnel Lawsuit, Call McGinn's Focus on Tunnel "A Distraction"

On KUOW, three city council members accuse Mayor Mike McGinn of harming the city's relationship with the state, defend a city lawsuit to stop the anti-tunnel referendum, and dismiss concerns about the impact tolling the tunnel will have on city streets.

04/13/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Extra Fizz: 2013 Mayoral Rumors

Rumors are already flying about the 2013 mayoral election, when Mayor Mike McGinn will almost certainly face at least one serious challenger.

08/20/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

A Preview of this Afternoon's Tunnel Meeting

A preview of this afternoon's city council meeting on the deep-bore tunnel, which is expected to stretch on well into the evening.

08/02/2010 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

State Overrun Language Serves Only to Alarm and Divide Seattleites

City council president Richard Conlin, a supporter of the deep-bore tunnel, explains in a PubliCola op/ed why he isn't worried about the risk of cost overruns on the project.

07/08/2010 By Richard Conlin

City Hall

Richard Conlin: Council is "Following Our Own Course" on Tunnel

In a two-part interview with Seattle Bike-Intelligencer, city council president Richard Conlin explains how he reconciles his longtime environmental advocacy with his support for the deep-bore tunnel.

07/06/2010 By Erica C. Barnett


Parsing Conlin's Tunnel Pitch

Every benefit of the tunnel claimed by Conlin applies just as well to the I-5/Surface/Transit option, and the only tunnel-specific rationale left standing is that the State of Washington has the power to make the decision, and Seattle must abide by it.

06/30/2010 By Dan Bertolet

Morning Fizz

Unsafe and Unsound

05/11/2010 By Morning Fizz


A Guru of Gardening Practices

04/05/2010 By Alexandra Bush