Seattle Will Have a Recall Election After All. How Will It Work?

Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant faces a recall election on December 7.

10/05/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Morning Fizz

Ethics Commission DISLIKES Murray's Response to Sawant; the Feds LOVE SDOT

Ethics commission raises First Amendment questions about Murray proposal; U.S. DOT raises a toast to SDOT road redesigns.

06/05/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

The Kshama Shan't Act

Murray to outlaw electioneering at city hall events.

05/12/2015 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Ethics Commission Rejects Anti-Parks District Complaint

The Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission rejects a complaint alleging that city council members and the Seattle Channel advocated for parks in violation of city ethics law.

07/24/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Extra Fizz

Extra Fizz: Politicking, Public Disclosure, and Pre-K

Friday Fizz: Ethics Complaint Dismissed, Public Disclosure Requests Examined, and "Early Education" Redefined

05/02/2014 By Erica C. Barnett and Josh Feit

City Hall

Public Campaign Finance Plan Is Moving Forward

The city's elections commission votes next week on a public campaign-finance recommendation to the council.

03/15/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City May Create New Protections for Whistleblowers

The city could create new protections for employees who allege retaliation for blowing the whistle on government misconduct.

01/11/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

One Question for WA Bus Founder Thomas Goldstein

The city's ethics commission dings Washington Bus founder Thomas Goldstein for making a contribution under a (hilarious) false name, using a (hilarious) false address.

09/05/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Reinstate Limits on Care and Eliminate Guaranteed Coverage

Thursday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip.

05/03/2012 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Panel Places New Restrictions on City Campaign Finance

A new interpretation of city campaign-finance law will restrict the amount candidates can raise from some donors for their reelection campaigns. Image via fitsnews.com.

04/05/2012 By Josh Feit

2013 Election

Ethics Ruling Could Impact Mayor's Race

An upcoming ruling by the city's ethics commission could have implications for potential candidates in the 2013 mayor's race.

03/29/2012 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Council Member O'Brien: Despite Study, Influence of Money In City Races Hasn't Diminished

City Council member Mike O'Brien says the influence of money in city council races is as pervasive as ever.

02/22/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Employees Punished for Giving Selves, Family Members Breaks on Utility Bills

Several Seattle city employees are sanctioned for giving themselves and family members sweet deals on their utility payments.

12/02/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


City Dismisses Ethics Complaint Against Cascade, TCC

City's ethics commission dismisses complaints against two local environmental groups.

10/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


City Employee Sanctioned in Wii Heist

City employee will pay $1,500 fine for misusing his official credit card, removing video game systems from city property.

10/04/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Campaign Fizz: "There Was No Suggestion That What She Said Was Not True."

Your one-stop shop for today's local campaign news, gossip, and analysis.

09/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Campaign Fizz: Libs for Godden

The day's local campaign roundup.

09/06/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Employee Used City Car for Trip to Snoqualmie Casino

A vigilante driver catches a city employee using a city-owned car to visit a casino during the work day.

09/06/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Extra Fizz: Ethics Commission Says It Isn't Singling Out Anti-Tunnel Group

The city's ethics and elections commission director says he isn't singling out Seattle Citizens Against the Tunnel by requiring them to file public-disclosure reports at the city.

08/26/2010 By Erica C. Barnett