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August 12, 2014 at 1:05 PM

City Council OKs Cheasty bike-trail grant with conditions

The Seattle City Council Monday approved a $100,000 grant to go forward with construction of a mountain bike trail in the Cheasty Greenspace on the east slope of Beacon Hill, but put several conditions on the money. Council members specified that they and not the Parks Department would give final approval for the project. The council also…

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July 21, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Seattle council delivers votes, not money, for First Avenue streetcar

The Seattle City Council has chosen First Avenue as a future streetcar route, and agreed to seek up to $75 million in federal money, in a resolution passed Monday afternoon. And unlike the two other streetcar routes, this one would use transit-only lanes, so the trains spend less time stuck in traffic. Passenger service would be…

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July 7, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Seattle council repeals ride-service regulations

The Seattle City Council, in a 6-3 vote today, repealed regulations it approved just months ago for app-dispatched ride services like uberX and Lyft. With hopes of ending a year-and-a-half-long debate over how to fairly and safely regulate all ride services, including taxis and for-hire vehicles, most if not all council members hinted they were ready…

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July 3, 2014 at 3:48 PM

City Council to take up new ride-service compromise

The Seattle City Council is expected to vote Monday to repeal its ride-service ordinance passed earlier this year that put a cap on the number of cars accessible via smartphone apps at any one time. The following week, the council will consider a proposed compromise developed by Mayor Ed Murray and a group of rideshare companies, taxi companies…

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June 23, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Seattle preschool plan headed for November ballot

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to place a $58 million property-tax levy on the November ballot to boost the quality and affordability of preschool in Seattle. The measure would cost the owner of a Seattle home valued at $400,000 about $43 a year, according to the city. The money would go to qualified preschool providers to provide…

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June 23, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Kathleen O’Toole confirmed as Seattle police chief

In an 8-1 vote, the City Council today confirmed Kathleen O’Toole to serve as chief of the Seattle Police Department. O’Toole, who was nominated by Mayor Ed Murray on May 19 after a nationwide search, became the first woman to be selected for the job on a full-time basis. She previously served as Boston’s first female police…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: Kathleen O'Toole, Seattle City Council, Seattle Police Department

June 16, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Deal jettisons driver caps for Seattle ride-service companies

Ride-service providers Lyft, Sidecar and uberX won’t be limited to 150 drivers on the street at a time under new regulations negotiated by the companies and Mayor Ed Murray’s office. The deal also would give hailing rights to taxi companies such as Eastside for Hire, allowing them to better compete. The city also will issue 200…

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June 4, 2014 at 4:49 PM

City Light head could get $110,000 raise

A Seattle City Council committee today approved a raise of up to $110,000 for Seattle City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco that would bring his salary to $364,000 a year. Carrasco already is the highest paid employee in the city, but other heads of public power companies make significantly more, the city personnel director Susan Coskey told the council…

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June 4, 2014 at 2:45 PM

SPD-chief nominee O’Toole: ‘Time to restore public trust’

Former Boston Police Commissioner Kathleen O’Toole is appearing before the Seattle City Council’s public-safety committee this afternoon in the first round of confirmation proceedings to consider her nomination as Seattle’s next police chief. O’Toole said one of the first things she wants to do, if confirmed,  is restore community trust. She also wants to spend “lots of…

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June 4, 2014 at 2:33 PM

New voter’s guide wording for Seattle Parks District proposal

The Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission Tuesday agreed with opponents of a proposed Seattle Parks District that the wording submitted for the city voter’s guide wasn’t adequate. The commission voted 5-0 to add language that gives the maximum property tax that can be levied and notes that a new parks district can levy taxes above the current…

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