by Erica C. Barnett
(This article originally appeared on PubliCola and has been reprinted under an agreement.)
The Washington State Court of Appeals denied the Compassion Seattle campaign’s appeal of a lower-court ruling striking down their proposed Seattle charter amendment on homelessness this morning, and the measure will not appear on the November ballot.
In its ruling, the appeals court did not give any specific reason for denying the campaign’s appeal, which it filed on Tuesday after strongly suggesting it would not do so following last week’s King County Superior Court ruling. Knoll Lowney, an attorney for a coalition of groups opposing the measure, told PubliCola this week that he expected to prevail, in part because Compassion Seattle “appealed without coming up with any appellate arguments.” Instead, the campaign’s appeal relied on the same arguments it made in its initial response to the lawsuit against the initiative.
Continue reading ‘Compassion Seattle’ Charter Amendment Won’t Appear On November Ballot
by Kelsey Hamlin
As Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess announced his changes to the budget created by former mayor and accused sexual abuser Ed Murray, the new mayor gave an explicit nod to Black Lives Matter, focused on sexual assault survivors, and expressed gratitude for the Seattle Fire Department. Continue reading Seattle’s Budget with Burgess: BLM and Mandated Retirement Money
by Kelsey Hamlin
It’s official, the city of Seattle has their new 55th mayor for 71 days. Councilmember Tim Burgess was nominated by the Seattle City Council this afternoon in a 5-1 vote. Continue reading Seattle’s New Interim Mayor: Tim Burgess
by Clifford Cawthon
On Saturday, Housing Justice activist and former Seattle City Council candidate, Jon Grant launched his campaign effort after announcing that he qualified for the new Democracy Voucher program on Wednesday. He announced that his campaign for one of Seattle’s citywide seats (Position 8) will be characterized by a ‘bold housing agenda’ to address Seattle’s rocketing housing costs. Continue reading Jon Grant Officially Back in the City Council Race With A“Bold Housing Agenda”
In his latest video, Brett Hamil offers some constructive advice for those recently elected to the Seattle City Council.
Continue reading Brett Hamil: New Seattle Councilmembers – Don’t Be “The One”
Brett Hamil’s latest video report employs complex scientific formulae to estimate just how far left Seattle’s City Council President really lands on the spectrum. Continue reading Brett Hamil: Tim Burgess, Quantum Progressive
In this latest video from Seattle comedian Brett Hamil, we take a closer look at how the Seattle City Council District 3 race is starting to take shape:
The city council race for Capitol Hill and the Central District is heating up! We look at Kshama Sawant’s “grandstanding,” Mayor Murray’s “wily” political maneuvering and Pamela Banks’s speed-dial approach to problem solving.
Continue reading Brett Hamil on the Seattle District 3 Race: Telephone vs. Megaphone