by Brett Hamil, Op-Ed Columnist
You ever repeat a word so many times it loses all meaning? That’s what Seattle did with “progressive.” After this current election cycle I never want to hear it again. We’re the fourth wealthiest US city with the third highest homeless population, located in the most regressively taxed state in the nation. Continue reading Proposing a Moratorium on “Progressive”
by Rachel Eagan
With signs held high above their heads, 40 plus protesters ascended the steps of Seattle City Hall’s Council Chambers Monday morning to address the City’s failure in engaging the Little Saigon community around the neighborhood’s planned growth and development. Continue reading ‘Done deal’ for Navigation Center Calls Into Question City’s Engagement Process With Little Saigon
by Cliff Cawthon
On Wednesday afternoon, after much speculation, Washington State Labor Council (AFL-CIO) Political and Strategic Campaign Director, Teresa Mosqueda announced her candidacy for Seattle City Council’s Position 8. The position is one of the council’s two city-wide seats. Continue reading Vowing to be the “Collaborative Candidate” Teresa Mosqueda Enters City Council Race
by David Sauvion
In September 2010, 15 community leaders, stakeholders, and residents made the commitment to work with the City of Seattle and meet monthly for the following year and a half to bring an update to a neighborhood plan crafted in the 1990’s that probably hadn’t foreseen the arrival of light rail. Continue reading Op-Ed: Where is the Rainier Beach Neighborhood Plan?
by Regina Friedland
The Seattle City Council Select Committee on the 2016 Seattle Affordable Housing Levy met Friday to discuss possible changes to the proposed $290 million levy, including rental opportunities for the elderly, individuals with disabilities, homeless individuals, families and low wage workers. Continue reading Council Debates Final Recommendations to Housing Levy
by Alex Garland
Seattle City Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez opened Wednesday’s meeting of the Committee for Safe Communities by recognizing the family of Che Taylor, the 46 year old black male fatally shot by two Seattle police officers on Feb 21. Continue reading Councilmember Questions Fairness of Inquest Process
by Sharayah Lane
Last Saturday, hundreds of community members packed City Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes room beyond capacity to hear City and County councilmembers, community organizers, and homeless advocate’s attempts at answering the question: how do we end homelessness in Seattle? Continue reading “People’s Assembly” Ask: Is There Actually a Solution to the Problem of Homelessness?