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Author: Brandon Zuo

Join Us Tuesday for a State Legislative Preview with Futurewise

Our friends at Futurewise will be our guests at our monthly speaker series on Tuesday, December 13th from 6:30 to 7:30pm via Zoom. With the...
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City Hall Park Plans Curtailed by New Seattle Budget

The budget that Mayor Bruce Harrell signed on Tuesday slimmed down two proposals that received a feted rollout at the beginning of the budget...
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Cascadia’s Chinatown Problem

According to news reports, it is difficult to walk into Chinatown without seeing urban blight and homelessness. The city’s pre-eminent ethnic neighborhood is difficult...

Alex Pedersen’s Odd Resistance to Food Trucks, Bike Lanes, and Other Adaptive Street Use

While the vast majority of Seattleites identify as progressive when polled, the City of Seattle's approach to many of its biggest problems is fundamentally...
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Seattle Public Utilities’ Drifting Code Interpretation Drives Up Housing Costs

SPU's justification for water main extensions relies on misunderstanding of Seattle Municipal Code. Permitting systems exist to ensure consistent and predictable outcomes, a benefit for...

City Light Cancels Planned EV Charging Lot in Belltown

Seattle City Light has announced that plans will not move forward to build a new surface parking lot for electric vehicle (EV) charging on...

Adopted Regional Transportation Plan Isn’t Aligned With 2030 Climate Goals

Just a few months after adopting a long range transportation plan intended to guide investments through 2050, staff at the Puget Sound Regional Council...

Sunday Video: What Happened to Seattle’s Millionaire’s Row?

When asking where Seattle's Millionaire's Row went, the trite answer is "Starbucks for coffee." But the honest answer is a bit more involved. Seattle's...