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Staff Biography

Ray Dubicki


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.

Recent Articles

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 pages with massive appendices, and get fought over in court. The truth...
Children sit in a classroom and listen to a story being read aloud by a man in a suit wearing a mask.

What Seattle Public Schools Needs to Say Right Now

The letter District Leaders should send to follow earlier garbage. Dear Seattle Schools families, As Covid numbers have spiked among kids and staff in Seattle Public Schools, we here at the District have repeatedly sent...

Moving the Ballard Bridge Will Remake Northwest Seattle for the Better

Prepare for light rail, slow down Interbay, and save 15th Avenue Imagine for a moment taking a pleasant walk from Ballard to Queen Anne. Coming from one of the neighborhood’s fine breweries, you step out...
Ballard Bridge in a up position to allow a gravel filled barge to go by.

Dubicki: It Is Not Too Soon

Middle age, quarterbacks, and "Don’t Look Up" Here we are at the threshold of the most important celebration of the year: my birthday. As it happens to fall the day after much of the world...


New Year! New Horrors! Pay for the whole year, but you’ll only need the edge! In the spirit of Krampus, the Christmas demon who takes bad children into the woods and eats them, the holidays...