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A graphic shows jurisdiction with a Sound Transit station surrounded by mid-rise buildings for two blocks in each direction. The immediately adjacent blocks shows joined decision making, but the further out station areas land use is up to the City.

Deep Seattle Light Rail Stations, Other ST3 Details Emerging Ahead of Draft Plan Release

Reaching the station platform could take six minutes at the deepest stations. Sound Transit's preferred alignment for the next phase of light rail in Seattle...
Seattle City Hall sign and steps.

Mayor Harrell Extends Seattle’s Eviction Moratorium until February 14th

Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced a 30-day extension of Seattle's eviction moratorium, which covers residences and small business and non-profit commercial tenants. The previous executive...

How to Use Our Redesigned Website and Why We Retired Our Comment Section

We’re pleased to announce a redesign of our website with the goal of shortening page loading times and improving the reader experience. Toward that...
Protestors gather behind a police barricade at the East Precinct building, chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot,” on Sunday, May 31.

OPA Confirms SPD Orchestrated Proud Boys in the CHOP Hoax, Recommends No Punishment

A Seattle Office of Police Accountability (OPA) report released last week belatedly confirmed what Spekulation and some other activists said happened in the summer...

Council Elects Juarez President, Swears In Nelson, Mostly Keeps Same Committee Assignments

Yesterday the Seattle City Council unanimously elected Debora Juarez as Council President after a unusually concerted and public campaign that included lobbying from Seattle...
Harrell is flanked by his executive team including Deputy Mayors Kendee Yamaguchi and Monisha Harrell and Director of Strategic Initiative Tim Burgess to the right and Policy Director Dan Eder to the left.

Harrell Pledges Bold Agenda in Inaugural Speech

Styling himself a progressive rather than a moderate, Mayor Bruce Harrell promised to enact a bold agenda and pledged to listen and work with...

Join Us Thursday for Urbanist Meetup with Rep. Macri and Sen. Saldaña

Update: Rep. Jessica Bateman (D-Olympia, 22nd) and Senator Joe Nguyen (D-Seattle, 34th) will be subbing in for Senator Saldaña who had a last minute scheduling...
Mayor Durkan with Ferris wheel and Seattle waterfront in background

Durkan Leaves Behind a Mess After Four Rudderless Years

Today is Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan's final day in office and attention is turning to her legacy as she passes the baton to her...

Let’s Make #Homes4WA

Washington faces a very deep housing availability and affordability crisis that has only worsened in the past several years. It’s time for Washington to face this crisis head on. It’s time to take action to house Washington. Let your legislators know we need their help to house everyone.