Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Michael Maddux

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Michael Maddux is a community advocate, former City Council candidate, and current Chair of the King County Young Democrats. He focuses on policies around homelessness and equity at michaelmaddux.org, presents on homelessness and solutions on panels across the city, and occasionally contributes to various news outlets in Seattle.
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...