Monday, 27 January, 2020

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Abel Pacheco represents Northeast Seattle's District 4 as its appointed City Councilmember. He has a Masters in Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy and Government at the University of Washington. Before his stint on the city council he worked for the University of Washington’s Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity. He chairs the Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee and serves as vice chair of the Sustainability and Transportation Committee.
The M Tower, the first highrise out of the gates after the U District was rezoned in 2017, rises in the background of this shot of The Ave at NE 50th St. (Photo by Doug Trumm)
Too often, our city has spent years delaying policy with infighting, time that we could spend on collaborative efforts to address our growing housing affordability crisis. Our city grew by over 15,000 people in 2018, and with the Puget Sound region expected to grow by 1.8 million people and 1.2...
In 2015, after 14 years of car ownership, I decided to go car-free. I had been living in Wallingford for six years, and I was working at the University of Washington, a short walk or bike ride away. The U-District light rail station was about to open,...