Seattle City Council
A law requiring landlords to accept the first qualified candidate is the latest Seattle housing law to get the green light.
Now nearly 60 years old, the Monorail will finally accept ORCA cards—and even some transfers—thanks to an agreement between the operator and Seattle Center.
After half a decade of planning, changes to laws governing backyard cottages are on the way—with more experimentation ahead on making them feasible.
After half a decade of planning, changes to laws governing accessory dwelling units—like backyard cottages and mother-in-law apartments—are on the way.
The years-long effort to fight displacement is being put on paper
An appeal to ADU reform wasn’t successful (this time)—and the city council is getting ready to fine-tune the policy
Legislation to make backyard cottages more accessible could also prevent future massive single-family homes
The bill is similar to a Portland ordinance
Rent control is still illegal on the state level, but Kshama Sawant wants to get ready, anyway
A proposed watering-down of the city’s Bike Master Plan comes after slow progress on bike lanes—and a controversial change to a project
The long-planned MHA measure exchanges building capacity for affordable housing requirements
The policy exchanges building capacity for affordable housing requirements
The order strengthens a years-long effort to fight displacement
Some groups are going to bat for 6% of single-family zones.
City Councilmember Mike O’Brien is floating a new city program to help tackle the homelessness crisis
It’s called Move All Seattle Sustainably, or MASS
The mayor didn’t stand in the way of recent City Council legislation, but expressed concerns
With the City Council’s rubber stamp on the fee schedule, a permanent program is all set to go
A resolution attempts to hold SDOT to a timeline for a delayed bike network
Under the new law, nannies, housecleaners, and gardeners will be guaranteed minimum wage and rest breaks
Mike O’Brien wants to hold SDOT to a timeline for a delayed bike network
After evaluating a pilot program, the city is adjusting its expectations for bike-share operators
The ‘Domestic Workers Bill of Rights’ could change working conditions for 30,000 people in Seattle
The employee hours tax would have raised between $40 and $50 million a year for affordable housing and homeless services
The council appears to have enough votes to repeal the "head tax" after outcry
The ordinance had called for a year’s moratorium and more study
The measure passed by City Council would raise between $40 and $50 million a year for affordable housing and homeless services
The tax on employee hours and payroll could raise $75 million a year
The short version: more court ahead.
The rule required landlords to accept the first qualified candidate to apply
The lawsuit seeks to overturn a law barring rental restrictions based on criminal convictions.
The proposal could raise $75 million a year
The legislation aims for more flexibility around parking—including the flexibility to not build any at all in some cases