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The ordinance calls for a year’s moratorium and more study
Many nannies, in-home caregivers, house cleaners, and others are asking the Seattle City Council to implement a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.
The art deco building in Volunteer Park is getting upgrades—and the museum is getting more space
Want to help the city learn more about life as a renter? The Seattle Renters’ Commission is accepting applications for its first-ever lineup.
Originally meant to just fund new programs, proceeds could restore funding to longtime providers
Some shelters were cut in the city’s rebidding process—especially those that provide emergency beds.
The art deco building is getting upgrades—and the museum is getting more space
Mayor Jenny Durkan introduced legislation yesterday
The Seattle Times investigates "how the sausage is made"
Including two affordable homeownership projects
The new limits take effect in 2019.
The contracts prioritize permanent housing
The bill is similar to a Portland ordinance
A budget deadline has passed with no amendments to stop the streetcar.
Amid roadblocks, the city is making affordable housing a priority for surplus land
The private bike shares are outperforming Pronto in a big way
Civic Square’s days as an empty pit are numbered
Get deep into policy tonight
As of Tuesday afternoon, a 2015 law allowing drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft to unionize is back on hold—at least for now.
The Seattle City Council just passed the "Fair Chance Housing" ordinance, which would expand rental housing options for those with criminal records.
The draft program would give parking leniency to those seeking services
The full Council will consider the "Fair Chance Housing" ordinance, which would expand rental housing options for those with criminal records.
A federal judge dismissed one lawsuit blocking a 2015 law allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize on Tuesday—although another lawsuit is still pending.
CID upzones that exchange building height for mandatory housing affordability passed City Council on Monday.
"The need is clear," say city councilors Lisa Herbold, Sally Bagshaw, and Mike O’Brien.
The Seattle City Council will consider the "Fair Chance Housing" ordinance, which would expand rental housing options for those with criminal records.
An ordinance passed by the Seattle City Council on Monday will require landlords to include voter registration information in their move-in packets.
In a unanimous vote Monday, the Seattle City Council voted to uphold the city’s part of the Paris climate accords.
On Tuesday, a Seattle City Council committee passed rezones to CID—but councilors acknowledged the legislation needs more time before it’s ready for a full council vote.
The city and county just lowered youth bus fare, but City Councilor Rob Johnson is dreaming bigger.
Opponents of a new King County youth detention center and courthouse are getting another chance to appeal the project.
Two private bikeshares are eyeing Seattle—and some city councilors are working to make it happen.
City Councilor Tim Burgess hopes to prevent "a mass turnover of existing rental housing stock into short-term rentals."
Now that the University District and Downtown’s upzones have gone through, the next area on deck for is Chinatown-International District.
In a unanimous vote today, the Seattle City Council passed rezones to Downtown and South Lake Union that exchange building size for affordable housing.