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Nelson, Pedersen, and Sawant Dissent Ahead of Final Vote on Seattle Budget

The Seattle City Council has no room to spare as it approved the Seattle budget today in a 6-3 budget committee vote today. Councilmembers...

Public Safety Politics and the Even Election Reckoning

The votes have all been tallied and the red wave has officially folded in on itself, leaving even more blue shore than before in...

Sunday Video: Third Places Are A Critical Part of Communities

Third places are a critical part of communities. They provide another space for people to be and mingle. But the suburbs and North American...

Alex Pedersen Raids Transit Funding for Bridge Maintenance Dollars

Seattle is poised to divert a major funding source away from public transit and into general transportation maintenance, thanks to an amendment put forward...

Harrell’s Anti-Graffiti Plan Sees $1.2 Million Cut But Council Leaves It Mostly Intact

Last month, Mayor Harrell unveiled his definitive anti-graffiti plan, with a focus on both graffiti removal and allowing artists to create legally. The mayor's...

Planes, Trains, and the Only True Thanksgiving Movie

The holiday is a Chicago kind of event It is Black Friday in America. For those of us avoiding the mall like it’s our racist...

The Urbanist’s Thanksgiving Meatballs 2022

Just like in every household during the holidays, there are many Big Media indulgences as we trash one calendar and hang a new one....

Council Returns Parking Enforcement to SPD, Abrogates 80 Vacant Cop Positions

Facing pressure from the Harrell administration, the Seattle City Council voted to move parking enforcement back to the Seattle Police Department (SPD) after a...