City Hall

Clark, Burgess Spar Over Density in Roosevelt

City council members Sally Clark and Tim Burgess spar over density near the Roosevelt light rail station. Image via CityTank.

07/13/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Floating the Idea

Tuesday Edition: Sonntag out; Levinson in?; (Green) thumb up for Burgess; and more.

07/05/2011 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

The Most Heated Discussions Last Night

Thursday Edition: Stormy weather at the 36th District endorsement meeting, including anti-incumbent testimony from Cliff Mass.

06/16/2011 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Burgess: More Density at Roosevelt Rail Station

City council member Tim Burgess argues for more density around the Roosevelt light rail station.

06/08/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Tim Burgess: McGinn Signs Wage Theft Law

Tim Burgess: Mayor Mike McGinn signs wage theft ordinance into law.

05/11/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

City, County Announce Jail Agreement

The city and county announced an agreement this morning that will forestall a new Seattle jail and house Seattle misdemeanor defendants at the county's jail in downtown Seattle.

04/14/2011 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

Council Committee Moves Toward Ditching Surveillance Cameras in Parks

A city council committee moves toward removing controversial surveillance cameras at Cal Anderson Park and suspending the permanent surveillance program.

07/15/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Interested in Police Body Cameras, Skeptical About Cost Savings

City Council members are intrigued by the prospect of putting cameras on police officers. But they aren't sold on claims of massive cost savings from buying the devices.

07/07/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Clarification: City Could Only Access One-Third of Potential Sales Tax

The city could only raise the sales tax 0.1 percent if a sales-tax increase fails to pass the county, county staffers now say. Also, my predictions about the tax.

07/07/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Could Get Sales Tax Authority if County Fails to Put Tax on the Ballot

If the King County Council stalemates again on a proposed sales-tax increase for criminal justice, the power to increase taxes could revert to the city—with a much more favorable split between Seattle and the county.

06/30/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Today in Doomed Votes

05/24/2010 By Erica C. Barnett