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Seattle City Council

Sawant Announces She’s Leaving City Council to Launch New Workers Party

In office since 2014, Kshama Sawant is Seattle's longest tenured city councilmember, but she announced this morning she is not running for reelection in...
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Alex Pedersen Not Seeking Second Term on Seattle Council

Read on for Pedersen's top ten worst votes. Councilmember Alex Pedersen announced on Tuesday he will not be seeking a second term on the Seattle...
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The Urbanist Podcast: Listening to the Council Pass Highway Lid Legislation

In this week's episode, Ray Dubicki tracks the last few weeks of Seattle City Council meetings to listen in as a fairly small amendment...
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Land Use Smorgasbord at Final Seattle City Council Meeting of 2022

Highway Lids, Design Review Waivers for Affordable Housing, Continuing Streateries, and Easing Food Truck Restrictions In its final full meeting of 2022, the Seattle City...

Herbold Announces Retirement Hoping to Pass Baton to Another Progressive

On Friday afternoon, Councilmember Lisa Herbold announced that she is not seeking another term, saying that she hopes to increase the odds that a...

Mosqueda Champions Bolder Zoning Alternative 6 in Initial Council Comp Plan Discussions

The land use committee meeting on Wednesday was an eventful one, as several councilmembers shared their critiques of the Seattle comprehensive plan work thus...

What New Seattle City Council Districts Mean for 2023 Elections

The Seattle Redistricting Commission approved its final map for Seattle City Council districts on Tuesday, making no further changes from the map we covered...
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Commission Nears Final Seattle City Council Map, Sticks with Magnolia Split, Fixes Fremont Folly

On Monday the Seattle Redistricting Commission heeded the calls of city-wide community coalitions, moving on to the final phases of establishing the Seattle City...