Saturday, 30 May, 2020

Owen Pickford

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Owen does servicing and consulting for a software company to pay the bills. He has an amateur interest in urban policy, focusing on housing. His primary mode is a bicycle but isn't ashamed of riding down the hill and taking the bus back up. Feel free to tweet at him: @pickovven.
Support A Progressive Tax To Help End Homelessness: The tax proposal would raise $75 million a year, nearly twice the annual amount of the Seattle Housing Levy.  The money would primarily be used to provide stable, affordable housing to those who need it most. However, public comment is still...
Show Up And Speak At The Public Hearing On MHA For Districts 3 and 7: The city will be holding a public hearing Monday (today), with a 6pm start, at the Broadway Performance Hall. This public hearing is one of the last steps to implement Mandatory Housing Affordability--Seattle's version...
Show Up at the Seattle Transportation Committee to Save the Basic Bike Network: The mayor's office appears to be taking a u-turn on Seattle's glacially slow street changes, in favor of the status quo. On Friday, we found out that the mayor's may be getting ready to kill the...
Attend District 3 + 7 MHA Open Houses: The city has been hosting open houses to discuss zoning changes that would implement Mandatory Housing Affordability. The open house for Seattle City Council Districts 3 and 7 is this Thursday from 6pm to 8pm at Washington Hall--those districts are represented...
Apply to Serve on the Renters' Commission: Seattle's renter commission is a relatively new group, formed in the last year, serving as an official representative body for renters. Members get access to city staffers and politicians who are looking for feedback on issues that could affect renters. Renters can...
Tell state legislators votes to cut transit funding are unacceptable: We're keeping the pressure on state legislators to either kill their car tab bill or come up with funding to backfill their cuts to Sound Transit's budget. Democratic State Senators came up with some backfill albeit flawed, but the...
Start volunteering your time for urbanism: The Urbanist will hold its first (of what hopefully becomes regular) volunteer orientation. We'll walk through what the organization does and all the different roles available. If you're into politics, writing, education, or even paperwork, we have a place for you. Join us...
Tell the Seattle City Council you want parking reform: The Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee will be meeting on Wednesday to discuss some really important changes to parking regulation. We covered the full details of the proposed legislation. This discussion came from previous draft legislation put out by...