Everyone talks about allowing more mother-in-law apartments in housing-crunched Seattle. Why can't anyone make it work?
When was the last time you saw the phrases "City Hall" and "quick decision" in the same sentence?Last Thursday at 4:30pm, a full 18 hours… Continue reading
Let's be frank—there is no phrase more ridiculous and overused in City Hall than "win/win solution."But the proposed expansion of the Branch Villa Health Care… Continue reading
If you think property owners have it made in this town, think again. The Seattle City Council has imposed a temporary moratorium to block a… Continue reading
Dam bursts, candidates flood Seattle City Council races.
How did something as harmless-sounding as a new aquarium get so controversial? What's an MOU? And why does the Seattle Aquarium Society use the acronym… Continue reading
Greg Nickels' election as Seattle mayor will commence a spirited game of musical chairs in his old West Seattle stomping grounds.First, Nickels will resign his… Continue reading
A band attempts to use the Net to escape major label misery.
Seattle City Council's hottest race.
One Seattle old-timer is sticking up for another one: Yes, Charlie Chong is fighting to protect the Alaskan Way Viaduct.The former City Council member says… Continue reading
Numberswise, this is one hell of a close mayoral race.In the 1997 primary, eventual winner Paul Schell led Charlie Chong by a paltry-sounding 7 percent.… Continue reading
Pacific Place's developers are expected to meet the conditions of their contract with the city, and so this fall the city will be required to… Continue reading
Youthful challenger Wills hopes to block Chong's planned return to City Hall.
Looks like we're finally rid of those pesky 2012 Summer Olympics. The Seattle/Tacoma/Everett/Woodinville bid committee has closed up shop and Bob "I Made Seattle" Walsh… Continue reading
Irreconcilable differences seem to have scotched the former love affair between this town's would-be progressive politicians and the Green Party of Seattle.Just last year, a… Continue reading
New Seattle City Council members fight to boost arts spending.
If the new, improved Convention Center turns out to be not to your liking, don't blame Peter Steinbrueck. The City Council's lone architect brought back… Continue reading
Chong and Wills take different approaches to soothing Seattle's growing pains.
Last week, the city of Seattle paid a $5,000 fine for organizing an illegal citizen lobbying effort.That's OK; we can afford it. But behind this… Continue reading