The Council seeks to balance the economic opportunity created by short term rentals with the need to maintain the availability of long-term rental housing.
As the city faces an affordable housing crisis, the Council developed legislation to increase the housing supply by encouraging low-impact housing options that fit within the scale and character of Seattle's single-family neighborhoods.
Read the recommendations from the City Council to the Sound Transit Board as to the content of the proposed ST3 ballot measure in November 2016.
The Council unanimously passed two pieces of legislation to improve gun safety in Seattle. One establishes a gun violence tax on firearms and ammunition and the other to requires mandatory reporting of lost or stolen firearms.
The Council has passed legislation to create more affordable housing throughout the city.
Learn more about marijuana in Seattle.
Oil trains, which have resulted in death, injury, and substantial damage to property and the environment, regularly run through the heart of Seattle. The Council is doing everything in its power to ensure the safety of the city.
Seattle City Council unanimously adopted legislation that will give eligible drivers at taxi, for-hire, and companies like Uber and Lyft a voice on the job and the opportunity to negotiate for improved working conditions.
The following letters have been signed by at least two councilmembers
The Office of Professional Accountability Review Board (OPARB) provides community oversight and awareness of Seattle Police Department practices and its employee accountability system.