City Hall

Did Seattle Jump the Gun on a World Cup Bid?

The city got on board with a North American bid months ago.

01/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Seattle Imposes Limits on Short-Term Rentals

A cap on short-term rental units accompanies a tax to take effect in 2019.

12/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

City Council Approves Tax on Airbnb Rentals

After a lengthy city council process, council members on Monday unanimously approved a tax on short-term rentals effective in 2019.

11/13/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Mayor Announces Broad Upzone Plans

The Seattle City Council will consider the proposal over the course of next year, with the goal of passing the legislation by September.

11/09/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Affordable Housing

Rob Johnson: Citywide Rezoning Should Continue as Planned

Johnson says remaining staffers and department heads will be able to stick with the expected timeline without Murray.

09/14/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

International District Resolution Prompts Backlash for Removing "Manilatown"

A substitute version of the resolution struck out "historic Manilatown" from a sentence recognizing neighborhoods in the district.

08/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Council Bill Would Give Schools $2.3 Million for Two-Tier Bus System

The legislation is up for a vote on Monday.

06/09/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Mandatory Affordable Housing Bill for International District Moves Toward Council Vote

The council vote is slated for July 17 after the legislation was passed out of committee Tuesday.

06/06/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Race 2017

Council Members Divided on Endorsements for Mayor

Mike O'Brien contributed $250 to both Nikkita Oliver and Cary Moon, their campaigns said.

06/05/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Fizz

Picking Up More Council Support, Murray Set to Offer Homeless Encampment Guidelines of His Own

O'Brien ally Johnson tells constituents he's shifting away from O'Brien bill and toward Murray.

10/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

SDOT, Mayor Murray, Mike O'Brien, and Kshama Sawant Don't Get It

Capitol Hill Housing proposal gets cold shoulder from City Hall.

09/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

SDOT Shoots Down Parking Reform Recommendation

Urbanists push back against SDOT decision to pass on Parking Benefit Districts.

09/12/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Sound Transit Committee Approves Northgate Parking Garage

Seattle City Council member Rob Johnson raises questions about need for parking.

08/12/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Editorial

Just How Silly Has Seattle's Lefty Rhetoric Become?

Public testimony at yesterday's council hearing was out of sync with reality.

08/03/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Herbold to Amend Murray's Affordable Housing Grand Bargain Today with Displacement Amendment

Tweaking the grand bargain, counting buses, and delaying Uber legislation.

08/02/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Surprise Testimony at City Hall: Please Tax Us

Airbnb hosts tell council to tax them rather than regulating them out of business.

06/16/2016 By Josh Feit

Opinion

Approving and Improving Sound Transit Three

Ten recommendations for making ST3 even better.

03/31/2016 By Rob Johnson and Joe McDermott

Morning Fizz

Council Agrees Bike Sharing Is Good, but Finds Little Common Ground During Tense Pronto Hearing

Divided committee sends bike sharing proposal to full council.

03/02/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

House Speaker Frank Chopp Made Me Do It

Democratic leader stops Democratic amendment, Herbold wants to stop SDOT bike share plan, and transgender candidate is a go for state house.

03/01/2016 By Josh Feit