In an effort to continue providing great content, programming, advocacy and analysis, we’re running a fundraising drive this week at The Urbanist. We think what we do is pretty valuable, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Below is a testimonial from Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien that may give you that final nudge to #FundTheUrbanist.

Seattle Councilmember Mike O’Brien

The Urbanist is a great resource for people who care about cities and the people who live and work in cities. In a world where the media is under attack, we are lucky to have independent news sources such as The Urbanist to help all of us navigate all the complexities of people living in cities as our systems continue to evolve. The Urbanist’s insightful analysis on issues ranging from transportation to affordable housing are a great resource and help advance the public dialog around important issues involving our city.

Two years ago, as Seattle began moving toward a controversial mandatory inclusionary housing policy, The Urbanist weighed in with an in-depth and thorough analysis of the City’s proposal. The article generated its own controversy and spawned commentary across the city and played a catalyst role in advancing robust public discourse around our city’s attempts to solve the affordable housing crisis.

Because of the great value that The Urbanist adds to our city, I am proud to be a monthly supporter of their work. I hope you’ll consider joining in supporting this local, independent media outlet that contributes to making our community more informed.

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