In November, independent journalist Erica C. Barnett of Publicola joined as the guest speaker for our monthly meetup. Barnett touched a bunch of topics, such as the Seattle budget process, policing, and Barnett’s new book Quitter: A Memoir of Drinking Relapse & Recovery.
Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.