Seattle City Council

With Eye on Revolutionizing Tax Code, Seattle City Council Passes Income Tax on Rich

With Eye on Revolutionizing Tax Code, Seattle City Council Passes Income Tax on Rich

The council unanimously approved a 2.25 percent tax that only applies to income over $250,000 yearly.

With Eye on Revolutionizing Tax Code, Seattle City Council Passes Income Tax on Rich
Nikkita Oliver, left, addresses the council during the June 27 hearing on the police killing of Charleena Lyles. Rev. Brown, right in blue, opened the hearing with a prayer in which she asked God to “make us hear each other. Make us hear the things that we say, and the things that we do not say…We have permission to be angry,” she added. “And let us call our anger righteous, for it is such.” Photo by Casey Jaywork

At Public Hearing, Black Women Voice Rage and Grief Over Latest Police Slaying

Tuesday night, Seattle City Council held an intense public meeting on the killing of Charleena Lyles.

Nikkita Oliver, left, addresses the council during the June 27 hearing on the police killing of Charleena Lyles. Rev. Brown, right in blue, opened the hearing with a prayer in which she asked God to “make us hear each other. Make us hear the things that we say, and the things that we do not say…We have permission to be angry,” she added. “And let us call our anger righteous, for it is such.” Photo by Casey Jaywork

At First Hearing, Loud, Repetitive Support for a Tax on the Rich

Of 65 public comments over more than two hours, only a handful were against the income tax.

A Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Photo by Hirotomo T, via Flickr

So, Are Lattes Included In the Soda Tax, or Not? It’s Still Unclear

The bill was rushed through council to head-off a possible ballot challenge.

A Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Photo by Hirotomo T, via Flickr
Cells in the current King County Juvenile Detention Center. Photo by Casey Jaywork

City Council Passes Bill to Allow Activists to Appeal New Youth Jail

The bill fixes a technical error that accidentally exempted the youth jail project from administrative challenge.

Cells in the current King County Juvenile Detention Center. Photo by Casey Jaywork

Seattle Expected to Take Up Housing Protections for Former Prisoners This Summer

A fair housing task force is figuring out how to implement one of HALA’s toughest recommendations.

Body cams are part of the reform effort. Photo courtesy of SPD
Body cams are part of the reform effort. Photo courtesy of SPD
The 2017 Seattle City Council. Photo via City Council
The 2017 Seattle City Council. Photo via City Council
M. Lorena González speaks beside Mayor Ed Murray in January in response to the Trump administration’s first travel ban. Photo via González

Lorena González Will Not Be Running for Mayor

The first-term councilmember considered throwing her hat into the wide-open mayor’s race, but won’t.

M. Lorena González speaks beside Mayor Ed Murray in January in response to the Trump administration’s first travel ban. Photo via González
Jungle Sweep Stymied by Council, Advocates

Jungle Sweep Stymied by Council, Advocates

The ACLU threatens to sue, Murray doesn’t like the word ‘sweeps,’ and a camper says clearing the Jungle ‘sounds right.’

Jungle Sweep Stymied by Council, Advocates
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