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Accusations over unpaid taxes, traffic tickets fly as Seattle City Council District 1 race heats up

Lisa Herbold racked up the most support of any Seattle City Council candidate in the primary election. But the incumbent has grown concerned this week after Amazon dropped an additional $1 million into a group backing her opponent. Herbold, who has worked in city government for decades, is being challenged by Phillip Tavel, an attorney […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Local Politics, Local News, Seattle City Council, Lisa Herbold, Seattle City Council District, Herbold, Phillip Tavel


Seattle City Council again attempts to rein in team that clears homeless encampments

Councilmember Kshama Sawant proposed defunding the Navigation Team entirely, while Councilmember Lisa Herbold again pushed for the team to report on its progress before funding can be released each quarter.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Local News, Seattle City Council, Lisa Herbold, Kshama Sawant, Project Homeless, Navigation Team


A trailer showed up in front of a Seattle councilmember’s home. Is it a political stunt? Or a coincidence?

The trailer showed up in front of Councilmember Lisa Herbold's house not long after failed council candidate Ari Hoffman threatened to tow similar vehicle to other councilmembers' homes. But it remains unclear how the vehicle ended up there or who it belongs to.
Tags: News, Seattle, Lisa Herbold, Project Homeless, Ari Hoffman


Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold wants to extend Showbox protections

Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold introduced an ordinance Monday that would extend the city’s temporary measure to spare the Showbox music hall from demolition. Last August, the Seattle City Council fast-tracked an ordinance expanding the Pike Place Market Historical District to include the Showbox for 10 months, effectively giving the city control over the site where […]
Tags: Music, News, Entertainment, Local Politics, Local News, Seattle City Council, Lisa Herbold, Seattle City, Pike Place Market Historical District


Amazon killed Seattle's homelessness-relief tax by threatening not to move into a massive new building, then they canceled the move anyway

Seattle's immensely popular business tax was designed to do something about the city's epidemic of desperate homelessness, but then Amazon threw its muscle around to get the tax canceled, mostly by threatening not to occupy its new offices in Ranier Square, a 30-story building currently under construction that Amazon was to be sole tenant of, with 3,500-5,000 employees working out of the building. Now, Ranier Square is advertising for new tenants to fill its 722,000 square feet, because Ama...
Tags: Amazon, Post, New York, News, New York City, Seattle, Lisa Herbold, Rainier Square, Sawant, Kshama Sawant, Benjamin Romano, Mike Rosenberg, Bellevue Seattle, Jenny Durkan, Teresa Mosqueda, HQ2


Lisa Herbold will run for re-election to City Council as voters test Seattle’s district system

Herbold has represented West Seattle, Delridge and South Park as the council's District 1 representative since 2015, when Seattle held elections by geographic district for the first time in over a century.
Tags: News, South Park, Local Politics, City Council, Seattle, Local News, Lisa Herbold, Herbold, West Seattle Delridge


Kshama Sawant and Debora Juarez will run again for Seattle City Council

With all seven of the council's district seats up for grabs, incumbents Bruce Harrell, Rob Johnson and Sally Bagshaw already have bowed out. Lisa Herbold and Mike O'Brien are likely to run but have yet to announce.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Local News, Seattle City Council, Mike O Brien, Lisa Herbold, Sally Bagshaw, Debora Juarez, Kshama Sawant, Bruce Harrell Rob Johnson


'We didn't respond fast enough': Seattle lawmakers warn New York over Amazon

Council members urge New Yorkers to demand concessions like labor standards before company gains foothold in cityTwo lawmakers from Amazon’s hometown in Seattle traveled to New York on Monday to warn the city of potential unintended consequences of the tech company’s planned new headquarters.Lisa Herbold and Teresa Mosqueda, members of Seattle’s city council, addressed a summit of activist groups fighting Amazon’s plan for a new campus in Long Island City, Queens. They told the New Yorkers that ...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Internet, E-commerce, US news, Seattle, Long Island City, Lisa Herbold, Teresa Mosqueda


New Yorkers 'Have the Opportunity Seattle Didn't' as They Prepare for War With Amazon

New York’s growing coalition of representatives and lawmakers opposed to Amazon’s plans for a headquarters in Queens gained two new allies who know the company’s effects on metro regions better than most: Seattle Councilmembers Teresa Mosqueda and Lisa Herbold. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Science, Queens, Jeff Bezos, Lisa Herbold, Corey Johnson, Jimmy Van Bramer, Mike Gianaris, RWDSU, Teresa Mosqueda, HQ2, Seattle Councilmembers Teresa Mosqueda, Lisa Herbold Read


Seattle City Council Members Visit New York to Warn About Amazon HQ2

Members of the Seattle City Council, Lisa Herbold and Teresa Mosqueda, are urging elected officials in New York to pass legislation now that will address potential housing and transportation issues that will inevitably follow in the wake of Amazon’s decision to build a major new campus in Queens. Both are speaking Monday at an event hosted by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which has been backing efforts to organize workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island. "I...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Science, Seattle, Staten Island, Seattle City Council, Lisa Herbold, Herbold, Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, Teresa Mosqueda, Queens Both


Seattle City Council members heading to New York City to share Amazon ‘lessons, mistakes’

Council Members Teresa Mosqueda and Lisa Herbold will appear at a summit set up by labor unions and community groups opposed to Amazon's expansion there.
Tags: Amazon, News, New York City, Local Politics, Local News, Seattle City Council, Lisa Herbold, Teresa Mosqueda


Seattle OKs Large Business Tax To Fund Homeless Services, Affordable Housing

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders. The City Council unanimously passed a compromise plan Monday that taxes businesses making at least $20 million in gross revenues about $275 per full-time worker each year — lower than the $500 per worker initially proposed. The so-called “head tax” would raise roughly $48 million a year to build new aff...
Tags: Amazon, News, Ap, Starbucks, Seattle, Shannon Brown, Amazon Starbucks, Lisa Herbold, Lorena Gonzalez, International Union of Painters, Jenny Durkan, Durkan, Teresa Mosqueda, Summer Concepcion, Drew Herdener, Starbucks John Kelly


Utility-rate hike: ‘Slap in the face’

In a city where middle-class homeowners and renters already struggle to cope with escalating property taxes and transportation costs, Seattle’s proposed utility-rate hikes are a slap in the face. Fortunately, one council member is paying attention, but Lisa Herbold needs to engage all her colleagues and the mayor, because solutions will require reviewing a web […]
Tags: News, Opinion, Seattle, Lisa Herbold, Letters to the Editor, Northwest Voices


Seattle City Council to vote on pursuing income tax for high earners

Seattle could take its first step Monday toward enacting an income tax. Councilmember Lisa Herbold and others have drawn up a resolution expressing the city’s intent to adopt a tax targeting high-end households.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Seattle City Council, Lisa Herbold


Naughty or nice? The naughty ‘fivesome’

  I’d like to add to the naughty category the Seattle City Council “fivesome” (Bruce Harrell, Tim O’Brien, Kshama Sawant, Sally Bagshaw and Lisa Herbold). They are trying to ruin the services of transportation network companies serving folks like my wife and I (both 75-plus) who are thoroughly enjoying the astonishingly improved level and cost […]
Tags: News, Opinion, Seattle City Council, Lisa Herbold, Letters to the Editor


Seattle mayor, Councilmember Herbold clash on nearly $30M in bonds for housing and police cuts

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is opposing City Councilmember Lisa Herbold’s proposal to issue almost $30 million in bonds for affordable housing.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Ed Murray, Lisa Herbold, Herbold


Politics podcast: Talking bike-share and Seattle’s #BlocktheBunker movement on The Overcast

Reporters Jim Brunner and Daniel Beekman unveil their winner and loser of the week in local politics and then discuss the state of Seattle's bike-share system with City Councilmember Lisa Herbold and Seattle Bike Blog editor Tom Fucoloro.
Tags: Transportation, Crime, News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Lisa Herbold, Daniel Beekman


Seattle Arena Vote Demonstrates Lack of Vision, Courage

This past Monday, the Seattle city council narrowly voted down a street vacation request that would have paved the way for the issuance of a master use permit to build a new multi-purpose facility in the city’s SoDo district. Had the vacation of a little-used section of Occidental Avenue been approved, the project would have effectively been shovel ready, potentially allowing for negotiations with the NHL to re-open the expansion process or for a team to relocate to the Emerald City. Instead, in...
Tags: South Park, Sacramento Kings, Sport, Bellevue, Nba, Hockey, NHL, Seattle, Council, MOU, Bernie Sanders, Mariners, Seattle Mariners, Commentary, Kahn, Aecom


Seattle officials consider abandoning bike-share program

Seattle officials are looking at ways to handle the city's bike sharing program and some say the best option may be to abandon it. The Seattle Times reports that City Councilmember Lisa Herbold on Monday said Seattle's best bet is to disband the Pronto program and sell its assets to repay a federal grant.
Tags: Seattle, Seattle Times, Lisa Herbold


Every ballot counts: Lisa Herbold wins Seattle City Council seat by 39 votes

The Nov. 3 election is finally over, or will be officially on Monday. King County Elections has completed its recount of Seattle’s closest race, and Lisa Herbold has been elected to the Seattle City Council from District 1 (West Seattle, South Park) by a margin of just 39 votes out of nearly 25,000 cast. Lisa Herbold: She wins Seattle City Council District 1 by a margin of 39 votes. Herbold has worked 17 years in the office of retiring City Councilman Nick Licata.  She defeated Shannon Braddock,...
Tags: Seattle, Seattle City Council, Lisa Herbold, District 1 West Seattle South Park, Seattle City Council District, Herbold, Nick Licata, Shannon Braddock, Joe McDermott Herbold Braddock


Every ballot counts: Lisa Herbold wins Seattle City Council seat by 39 votes

The Nov. 3 election is finally over, or will be officially on Monday. King County Elections has completed its recount of Seattle’s closest race, and Lisa Herbold has been elected to the Seattle City Council from District 1 (West Seattle, South Park) by a margin of just 39 votes out of nearly 25,000 cast. Lisa Herbold:  She wins Seattle City Council District 1 by a margin of 39 votes. Herbold has worked 17 years in the office of retiring City Council member Nick Licata.  She defeated Shannon Brad...
Tags: City Council, Seattle, Seattle City Council, King County Council, Lisa Herbold, District 1 West Seattle South Park, Seattle City Council District, Herbold, Nick Licata, Shannon Braddock, Joe McDermott Herbold Braddock


The 2015 election is certified, but it is not yet over

The results from the 2015 election were certified on Tuesday, three weeks after a record low-turnout election in a state known in the past for its democratic diligence. Lisa Herbold:  She leads Shannon Braddock by 39 votes with a recount looming. But the election is not yet over.  A hand recount looms in Seattle City Council District 1 (West Seattle-South Park), where longtime Seattle City Council aide Lisa Herbold leads King County Council staffer Shannon Braddock by 39 votes, or 12,459 to 12,4...
Tags: Lisa, Seattle City Council, King County Council, Lisa Herbold, Shannon Braddock, Bill Dow


The new normal: Four-hour NFL games and two-week-plus Seattle vote counts, with one race not over

Lisa Herbold is just 24 votes ahead of Shannon Braddock, with the “Battle for West Seattle” outcome hinging on uncertified ballots and an almost-certain recount in the Seattle City Council District 1 contest. Tight Seattle city races with prolonged vote counts have become the election equivalent of National Football League games that drag on for four hours, like the Seahawks-Cardinals contest on Sunday night. Herbold:  24 votes up with nearly 25,000 votes counted. The endless scenes of replays a...
Tags: NFL, National Football League, Seattle, West Seattle, Lisa Herbold, Seattle City Council District, Herbold, Shannon Braddock, Seahawks Cardinals


The new normal: Four hour NFL games and two week-plus Seattle vote counts, with one race not over

Lisa Herbold is just 24 votes ahead of Shannon Braddock, with the “Battle for West Seattle” outcome hinging on uncertified ballots and an almost-certain recount in the Seattle City Council District 1 contest. Tight Seattle city races with prolonged vote counts have become the election equivalent of National Football League games that drag on for four hours like the Seahawks-Cardinals contest on Sunday night. Herbold:  24 votes up with nearly 25,000 votes counted. The endless scenes of replays an...
Tags: NFL, National Football League, Seattle, West Seattle, Lisa Herbold, Seattle City Council District, Herbold, Shannon Braddock, Seahawks Cardinals


Will Lisa Herbold be Seattle politics’ “Comeback Kid”? She now leads Shannon Braddock by 27 votes

Lisa Herbold stands to possibly go down as the “Comeback Kid” of Seattle politics, having just taken a 27 vote lead over Shannon Braddock in the ongoing tight contest for the Seattle City Council’s District 1 seat. The vote count as of Friday afternoon stood at 12,371 for Herbold, a 17-year aide to retiring Seattle City Council member Nick Licata, with Braddock at 12,344 votes.  A recount is considered certain. Herbold has trailed since election night by margins as high as 760 votes. District 1 ...
Tags: City Council, Seattle, Seattle City Council, Lisa Herbold, Herbold, Nick Licata, Shannon Braddock, Braddock


The margin in Seattle City Council District 1 race down to just 6 votes

Shannon Braddock clings to a lead of just six votes over Lisa Herbold in what’s likely to go down as the closest Seattle City Council race in history. Braddock The totals, after the latest vote update by King County Elections: Braddock has 11,528 votes or 49.73 percent, while Herbold is at 11,522 votes or 49.70 percent. Braddock was ahead by about 760 votes on election night, saw her lead go down to 105 votes in two vote dumps Friday, and fall to 95 votes on Monday.  She lost 89 votes of that le...
Tags: Seattle City Council, Lisa Herbold, Seattle City Council District, Herbold, Shannon Braddock, Braddock, Braddock Herbold


An election comes back to life: 2 Seattle City Council races tighten

An apparently settled election has become somewhat unsettled; two contests for the Seattle City Council have tightened after a late-Friday vote count update by King County Elections. In Seattle City Council District 1, Shannon Braddock’s lead over Lisa Herbold has been reduced to 104 votes. Braddock, chief of staff to King County Councilman Joe McDermott, was ahead by about 760 votes earlier in the week.  The latest count:  10,905 votes for Braddock, 10,801 for Herbold, longtime aide to Seattle ...
Tags: Seattle, Seattle City Council, Lisa Herbold, Herbold, Shannon Braddock, Braddock, Joe McDermott, Nick Licata Rob Johnson, Michael Maddux, Tony Provine Herbold


Braddock vs. Herbold: A lengthy, tight City Council contest between two blue chip candidates

Jargon-rooted questions from an activist Seattle audience can stump even progressive office seekers; witness the next-to-last query posed as 34th District Democrats watched District 1 City Council candidates Shannon Braddock and Lisa Herbold debate on Wednesday night. “What did you do today to confront your own white privilege?” a written query asked Braddock and Herbold. Shannon Braddock, District 1 Seattle City Council candidate.  “Actively engaged” in West Seattle community, not just when run...
Tags: City Council, Seattle, West Seattle, Seattle City Council, Lisa Herbold, Herbold, Shannon Braddock, Braddock, Herbold Shannon Braddock, West Seattle South Park


Braddock vs. Herbold: A lengthy, tight City Council contest between two blue chip candidates

Jargon-rooted questions from an activist Seattle audience can stump even progressive office seekers, witness the next-to-last query posed as 34th District Democrats watched District 1 City Council candidates Shannon Braddock and Lisa Herbold debate on Wednesday night. “What did you do today to confront your own white privilege?” a written query asked Braddock and Herbold. Shannon Braddock, District 1 Seattle City Council candidate.  “Actively engaged” in West Seattle community, not just when run...
Tags: City Council, Seattle, West Seattle, Seattle City Council, Lisa Herbold, Herbold, Shannon Braddock, Braddock, Herbold Shannon Braddock, West Seattle South Park


Urbanists, ‘Deaniacs’ split on tight Seattle City Council race

The Shannon Braddock vs. Lisa Herbold contest is perhaps the tightest, toughest Seattle City Council race of 2015, with new endorsements by progressive groups sure to make the choice even more difficult for West Seattle and South Park in District 1. Democracy for America is backing Lisa Herbold. The Urbanist has endorsed Shannon Braddock. A longtime aide to Seattle City Councilman Nick Licata, Herbold won a ringing endorsement from DFA, a political committee founded by ex-Vermont Gov. Howard Dea...
Tags: South Park, America, Hillary Clinton, Seattle, West Seattle, DFA, Seattle City Council, Lisa Herbold, Shannon Braddock, Nick Licata Herbold, Vermont Gov Howard Dean, Jim Dean Howard Dean