Wednesday, 26 June, 2019

Michael Maddux

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Michael Maddux is a former Legislative Aide/Policy Researcher for Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, and a longtime housing and homelessness advocate.
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Seattle--and our region broadly--is in a housing and mental health crisis. Every day, we see the impacts of poverty, mental illness, and chronic health problems on our streets, along our highways, and in our neighborhoods. Whether you are struggling to make rent yourself, or dismayed at how...
Seattle, we have a problem. A few dozen or so of our housed neighbors --claiming to represent "thousands" of Seattleites--showed up to the City Council Human Services Committee meeting Friday. "Housing is not a right," a fair amount espoused. We could replace the phrase "the homeless" with "Muslims" in...

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As our city continues to discuss how we grow, one phrase that we hear often is “Neighborhood Character.” Often the issue of Neighborhood Character is dismissed by urbanists as a tool to slow development. At the same time, we also see renters dismissed as being “transient” and somehow not...
This primary election, Seattle voters will answer a question: do we believe that parks and community centers are an essential service, and a priority to receive stable, long-term funding? It’s a simple question, and a simple "yes" or "no" answer. Seattle Proposition 1 is presented to voters under the predication...