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


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

Morning Fizz

Republicans Versus Republicans, Democrats Versus Democrats, and Herbold Versus Bike Share?

Republican candidate condemns Trump, house Democrats challenge Chopp, and freshman council members differ on bike share.

02/29/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

City Calls on Sound Transit to Fund More Transit, Republicans Abandon McCleary Plan

Council sends letter to Sound Transit, Republicans send message to Democrats, and Olympia not interested in rent control.

01/26/2016 By Josh Feit


Extra Fizz: Murray's Grand Bargain Gets Reality Check in Wallingford and Another Democrat for Charters in Olympia

Upzone faces stiff resistance at neighborhood meeting and charter fix passes in Olympia.

01/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Constantine Picks New Council Member Johnson to be on Sound Transit Board

Urbanist Johnson beats out lefty Mike O'Brien for Seattle seat on Sound Transit board.

01/07/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

More City Hall Hires Cap Off Year for Urbanists, Socialists

Council staffs taking shape at city hall.

12/29/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Freshman City Council Members Pick Up Key Committee Assignments

Transit nerd Rob Johnson lands plum assignment.

12/21/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Last-Minute Funding, Doorbelling, Endorsing, and Framing

A new independent expenditure group and plenty of new contributions in the runup to the November 3 election.

10/19/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

In City's Latest Independent Expenditure Campaign, Slow Growther John Fox Focuses on Defeating Rob Johnson

Antiurbanists, Nick Licata, and "Go Hawks!"–gate.

10/15/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Amazon and Boeing Creating 43 Percent of Local Jobs

Local economy update, council candidate push poll, and some media gossip.

09/23/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Rob Johnson Addresses Outside Money, Seattle Teachers Strike

City council candidate Rob Johnson says he didn't promise anything to lobbying groups and Seattle teachers strike over wages, school day length

09/09/2015 By Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Friday Likes and Dislikes Featuring Lorena González and Rob Johnson

Outtakes from our interviews with city council race frontrunners, including their opinions on the transportation levy and HALA recommendations.

09/04/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Murray Reaches Out to Hookah Lounge Owners, Sound Transit Board to Decide on ST3 Options

Caffeinated news featuring a change of strategy on hookah lounges, recommended changes to the future light rail line, and abandoning city hall.

08/27/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Latest City Council Fundraising Totals

Sawant and Banks (and Roderick) post impressive numbers

07/29/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Friday LIKES & DISLIKES: District Four

Maddux and Johnson review the week's news.

07/24/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Who's Contributing to the Candidates

Sawant has thousands of contributors

07/16/2015 By Josh Feit