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Let's Make #Homes4WA

Washington faces a deep housing affordability crisis that has only continued to worsen. It’s time for Washington State to face this crisis head on with legislation. Let your legislators know we need their help to house everyone.

This week’s Transpo Notes highlights: extended service reductions on King County Metro, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell joining Sound Transit's board, new transit-oriented development at Tacoma Dome Station, and Community Transit's zero-emissions study. Extended Metro service reductions King County Metro continues to struggle with service delivery as an operator shortage persists. On Friday, the agency announced that widespread trip cancelations would continue for an undetermined period, extending a service reduction that was...
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Call to Action: Support Sunsetting Houghton and East Bellevue Community Councils

Please support House Bill 1769 (“Community Municipal Corps”) to sunset the undemocratic, obstructionist community councils in Kirkland (Houghton Community Council) and Bellevue...

Waterfront Seattle Projects Advance in 2022, But Full Trail Opening Years...

Late last year, a four block stretch of bike trail opened on the central Seattle waterfront, extending the existing Portside trail connecting...

Sunday Video: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Induced Demand...

CityNerd walks through the very wonky topics of induced demand (or better described as "induced traffic") and the methods for justifying road...

The View From Nathan’s Bus: “Better to Suffer Injustice Than to...

It's near midnight as I drive my 75. Isn't always near midnight when stories happen? A figure is running over. I'm early,...

Third Cruise Terminal Cancelled, Activists Call on Port of Seattle to...

"Is your port doing business with a dangerously unregulated industry?" If you live in Seattle, a city that prides itself on protecting...

Explainer: What’s an Environmental Impact Statement?

An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) sounds like a highly technical and complex mechanism of governance. They take years, spiral into hundreds of...
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Call to Action: Speak Up For Housing Benefit Districts

On a day-to-day basis, we are confronted with a million different challenges: maybe you dropped your coffee on the carpet, maybe you...

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Cleaning Up Our (Growth Management) Act

When it comes to planning in the State of Washington, the Growth Management Act (GMA) is where we start. It determines where we can...
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Call to Action: Weigh in on the Future of Seattle’s Industrial...

Seattleites have the opportunity to provide feedback on four alternatives guiding the future of our Industrial and Maritime lands during two upcoming public hearings:...

Join Us Thursday for Urbanist Meetup with Rep. Macri and Sen....

Update: Rep. Jessica Bateman (D-Olympia, 22nd) and Senator Joe Nguyen (D-Seattle, 34th) will be subbing in for Senator Saldaña who had a last minute scheduling...

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