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 Attorney's Office

As Expected, Superior Court Rules Against Seattle's Income Tax

The income tax's legal battle is just beginning.

11/22/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

"I'm the Accidental Mayor": Burgess Says Goodbye to City Hall

Tim Burgess gave a farewell speech on Wednesday before Thanksgiving break.

11/22/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Council Votes to Cut Mayor's Office Budget by $1 Million

The mayor criticized the council for not making any comparable cuts to its legislative department.

11/16/2017 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

Police Accountability

Mayor Nominates New Police Accountability Director

Andrew Myerberg has been the interim director of the Office of Police Accountability since July.

10/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

Burgess Signs Uptown Upzoning Bill, with Murray Watching

Former mayor Ed Murray said he was there watching as a private citizen.

10/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Seattle Reaffirms Support for DACA

A DACA recipient told council members the city should "prepare for the worst, as we undocumented youth have been doing."

10/02/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

Highlights from Burgess's 2018 Budget Proposal

Tim Burgess on Monday released the 2018 budget proposal.

09/25/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Top Stories of the Week: Mayor Burgess, Russian Hackers, and Dino Rossi

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

09/22/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

City Hall

Council Vacancy Raises Questions About Appointment Process

Four former council members have come up as potential candidates to fill the temporary council seat.

09/20/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Profile

Is Consensus Gone After Tim Burgess?

Over the past decade, Tim Burgess has clashed and collaborated with colleagues and as a council member left fingerprints on some of the city’s most important legislation. But mostly he has been a consensus builder. What happens when he’s gone?

09/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

Council Votes Burgess to Be Seattle's Next Mayor

Tim Burgess has been a council member since 2008 and will be mayor for 71 days before he retires.

09/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Bagshaw Apologizes to González for Comments on Friday

When asked why the council member supports Tim Burgess over Lorena González as mayor, Bagshaw said González was busy getting married and campaigning.

09/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Seattle Public Schools to Get $2.3 Million from SDOT Traffic Safety Funds

The money will allow public schools to switch to a two-tier bus system this year.

08/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Seattle Income Tax Heads to Council for a Vote

The city council approved the bill out of the finance committee on Wednesday.

07/05/2017 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

Council Passes "Milestone" Legislation on Police Accountability

The bill creates civilian oversight of the Seattle Police Department.

05/22/2017 By Hayat Norimine