Saturday, 31 October, 2020

Doug Trumm

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Doug Trumm is The Urbanist's Executive Director. An Urbanist writer since 2015, he dreams of pedestrianizing streets, blanketing the city in bus lanes, and unleashing a mass timber building spree to end the affordable housing shortage and avert our coming climate catastrophe. He graduated from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. He lives in East Fremont and loves to explore the city on his bike.
The Move All Sustainably Seattle (MASS) Coalition is backing four budget amendments to undo Mayor Jenny Durkan's cuts and invest in walking, biking, and transit. Upgrade Rainier Avenue sidewalks in Southeast Seattle ($1 million) -- Lead sponsor: Councilmember Tammy MoralesContinue work on the...
Three official advisory commissions have asked Mayor Jenny Durkan to resign due to her mismanagement of crises around police brutality and homelessness and her budget austerity approach to everything but police. The Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission was the latest to join the call, as Erica Barnett...
An idea is going around, particularly in conservative circles, that the Covid pandemic fundamentally changes transportation needs and behooves Seattle to cancel its transit expansion plans. These ideas are built on a basic misunderstanding of cities, society, and geometry; they should be discarded. On...
With seven house pick-ups and three in the senate, 2018 was a really good year for Democrats in Washington state. While some speculated Democrats had neared their ceiling, 2020 could continue the onslaught and ensure a path forward for big progressive priorities: major housing investment, a clean...
Thank you to everyone who donated during our Fall Subscriber Drive. We gained 43 new subscribers and that goes a long way to making The Urbanist a sustainable institution. We run on support from our readers. An expanded subscriber base means more coverage and...
On October 14th, Governor Jay Inslee issued another extension of his eviction moratorium and rent freeze through the end of the year and also prohibited utility shutoffs until the Covid-19 crisis is over. The Governor's previous eviction ban had been set to expire the following day.
We invite you to join us for a Yes For Transit phonebank in support of Seattle's Proposition 1. The Urbanist co-hosted phonebank night is this Thursday (October 22nd) 5:30pm to 7:30pm, but there are plenty of other nights if you can't make it. Prop 1 is vital...
A large first sculture on home plate of the baseball field at Cal Anderson.
Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the membership of her hand-picked Equitable Community task force Wednesday and prominent Black-led group like King County Equity Now and Decriminalize Seattle weren't on that list. Moreover, it appears only two members from the 420 organizations (among them The Urbanist) that endorsed Decriminalize...