A view of a sunset over a lake with a pier in it.
It's time to say goodbye to the obstructionist and inequitable Houghton and East Bellevue Community Councils. (Credit: Liquidcrash, Creative Commons)

It’s time to vote for Seattle City Council, a housing levy, and elected positions all over King County. The Urbanist has published its general election endorsements. Get out your ballots, mark them, and make sure they’re returned by November 7.

In this episode, co-hosts Natalie Argerious and Ray Dubicki break down the issues facing Seattle in this election and then review the endorsements. Gotta say that the Election Committee did a good job on some, but left us wanting on a couple of others. Also, lutefisk.

In other news, this will be Natalie and Ray’s last episode as co-hosts of The Urbanist Podcast. We are moving on to a couple of new ventures, including some new podcasts that you may enjoy. You can follow the progress at Infinite Shop Limited. Or get ready for our first new show, Pop City Podcast, where we talk about the ways our popular movies, books, and food shape the places we live. 

We appreciate your listening to us through three seasons of The Urbanist Podcast, and look forward to sharing more with you soon.

Editor’s note: Apologies for the mispronunciation of Jorge Barón‘s name in this episode. Please note that the correction pronunciation of Jorge Barón is HOR-heh bah-RONE. We regret the error.

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Ray Dubicki is a stay-at-home dad and parent-on-call for taking care of general school and neighborhood tasks around Ballard. This lets him see how urbanism works (or doesn’t) during the hours most people are locked in their office. He is an attorney and urbanist by training, with soup-to-nuts planning experience from code enforcement to university development to writing zoning ordinances. He enjoys using PowerPoint, but only because it’s no longer a weekly obligation.