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Staff Biography

Doug Trumm

Executive Director

Doug Trumm started volunteering with The Urbanist in 2015 as a writer and has served as editor and publication director. He graduated from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at UW in 2019 with a concentration in (you guessed it) urban policy. He lives in East Fremont/West Wallingford and loves to explore the city on his bike. His cat Ole is a national treasure. Follow him on Twitter @dmtrumm or send him an email at doug [at] theurbanist [dot] org.

Recent Articles

A graphic shows jurisdiction with a Sound Transit station surrounded by mid-rise buildings for two blocks in each direction. The immediately adjacent blocks shows joined decision making, but the further out station areas land use is up to the City.

Deep Seattle Light Rail Stations, Other ST3 Details Emerging Ahead of Draft Plan Release

Reaching the station platform could take six minutes at the deepest stations. Sound Transit's preferred alignment for the next phase of light rail in Seattle includes a Westlake Station that is 135 feet deep, a...
Seattle City Hall sign and steps.

Mayor Harrell Extends Seattle’s Eviction Moratorium until February 14th

Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced a 30-day extension of Seattle's eviction moratorium, which covers residences and small business and non-profit commercial tenants. The previous executive order under Mayor Jenny Durkan was set to expire on...

How to Use Our Redesigned Website and Why We Retired Our Comment Section

We’re pleased to announce a redesign of our website with the goal of shortening page loading times and improving the reader experience. Toward that end, we've decided to discontinue our comment section. For more...
Protestors gather behind a police barricade at the East Precinct building, chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot,” on Sunday, May 31.

OPA Confirms SPD Orchestrated Proud Boys in the CHOP Hoax, Recommends No Punishment

A Seattle Office of Police Accountability (OPA) report released last week belatedly confirmed what Spekulation and some other activists said happened in the summer of 2020: SPD officers had participated in a disinformation campaign...

Council Elects Juarez President, Swears In Nelson, Mostly Keeps Same Committee Assignments

Yesterday the Seattle City Council unanimously elected Debora Juarez as Council President after a unusually concerted and public campaign that included lobbying from Seattle Times Editorial Board and freshly inaugurated Mayor Bruce Harrell. Juarez...