Sunday, 21 April, 2019

Doug Trumm

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Doug Trumm is the Publication Director at The Urbanist. He joined the exodus to Seattle in 2014, leaving behind his home state of Minnesota. Living on disputed land between Wallingford and Fremont, he is doing his best to improve both neighborhoods. He is a grad student at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and a marketing intern at King County Metro. His views are his own and do not represent his employer.
Pierce Transit is moving ahead with a hybrid design for 14 miles of bus rapid transit (BRT) on Pacific Avenue, including 3.6 miles of center-running dedicated lanes. The Pierce Transit board of commissioners voted 7-0 to back the option, which was painted as the more pedestrian-friendly option....
KOMO 4’s Seattle is Dying documentary hit Seattle like a giant stink-bombshell. Homelessness has been a big issue in Seattle for a while, but the documentary focused attention on particular elements of the crisis--spoiler alert: both the analysis and the proposed solutions were bad. Nonetheless, it got...
Reports from Olympia are that House Bill 1793 is in danger. The bill would authorize local jurisdictions to do use camera enforcement to keep motorists from illegally blocking intersections, crosswalks, and transit lanes. Authored by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, the bill made it out of committee and onto...
Last year most local Democratic politicians lined up behind the carbon fee initiative (I-1631). That measure didn't pass. Nonetheless the coalition behind the initiative vowed to keep building momentum toward dramatic climate action. Climate advocates hoped expanding Democratic majorities in both chambers would speed the way.
On Friday, a chorus of Democrats joined Representative Mike Pellicciotti (D-Federal Way) to file a bill reducing funding for Sound Transit 3. House Bill 2123 will be introduced Monday and would primarily lower the car tab fees for cars newer than 10 years old and registered within...
Today, the City will hold the final public meeting on "citywide" Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) before the Seattle City Council is expected to vote in March and pass the rezone program. We urge you to attend the MHA hearing at City Hall. It starts...
The Urbanist published 594 articles in 2018. On average, 34,600 users visited our blog each month in 2018. Both were new records. So thanks to our readers for giving us your time and engaging in this citymaking conversation with us! Stronger output was built...
We are facing the twin crises of housing affordability and climate change, but solutions at the state level appear too timid while the federal government is coated in Orange Cheeto fingerprints right now and is trying to go backwards. King County decisively backed the I-1631 Climate Pollution...