Renter rights: Renters in Seattle don’t actually know their rights, but local organizations hope to change that. Meanwhile, landlords don’t think the city should help make housing affordable for tenants.
Fiscally Impossible: Washington’s transportation chief says that fixing congestion with highways is “fiscally impossible.”
Showbox: The Showbox, a cultural landmark in Seattle, could be on its way out, which many lament. However, the developer will first need to nominate it for historic landmarking ($).
Welcome aboard: A new ferry is joining the Washington State Ferries fleet.
Revised plans: Updated redevelopment plans for Northgate Mall include even more housing.
Funding the arts: 4Culture in King County is getting $1.5 million more in arts funding.
Extortion: The Mariners are threatening to not renew their lease for Safeco Field if the county doesn’t give it unnecessary handouts.
Dirty biz: The oil industry has dumped a lot more money in to oppose a carbon fee initiative in Washington.
California renters: Rent control is gaining popularity in California.
It’s the market: The Federal Way light rail extension is going to cost more than originally estimated.
Damaging wall: Scientists argue that the Trump regime’s border wall will cause irreparable harm to wildlife.
Tailor it to benefit: Taxing ride-hailing services is gaining steam, but they should be well thought out to benefit communities.
Dirty management: The federal regime is planning to end California’s ability to set emission standards for cars, which would affect many states adopting similar standards.
Renter zones: Burnaby will zone renter-only areas in the British Columbia city.
A little pricier: The cost of revamping KeyArena has gone up another $100 million.
Don’t break promises: Community leaders from Chinatown-International District urged the mayor to build the Center City Connector, which has been long-promised.
Mobikes is out: Washington, D.C. has lost a second private bikeshare company.
Visioning zero: London’s mayor Sadiq Khan is targeting zero traffic deaths by 2041.
All in for LRT: Surrey, British Columbia envisions 150 kilometers of light rail transit.
Hot box: Seattle is the least air conditioned major city in America ($).
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