Ballot Measures

Forward Thrust Part 3: Big League City

The disappointment that urbanists feel about Seattle’s failure to obtain a subway system in 1968 (see part one and part two of the Forward Thrust series)...

Forward Thrust Part 2: The Art of Picking Sides

The Forward Thrust bond initiatives of 1968 and 1970 were a success because of their ambition. They were also failures because of their myopia....

Forward Thrust Part 1: No City is an Island

In December 2017 I had the fortune to pen, in my capacity as a columnist for City Arts Magazine, a retrospective essay about the...

A Faster Metro Plan: Fund E Rail with City Transportation Authority

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Awhile back I wrote about adding a RapidRide E rail line that continues to First Hill to Seattle Subway's Vision Map, and the idea caught...

New Eyman Initiative Seeks To Stall Transportation Investments Statewide And Kill ST3

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Washington's perennial anti-tax troll Tim Eyman is back, fresh off of his failure to hurl another initiative (I-1550) across the finish line and reeling...

Seattle Evaluates Possible Annexations Of North Highline And Duwamish “Sliver”

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The City of Seattle is evaluating two proposed annexations near the southwest city limits that collectively could add more than 17,600 residents and 2,265-acres of...

Op-Ed: Vote Yes For I-732

Editor’s note: On Monday we published a "Vote No On I-732" argument by Rebecca Saldaña. Today the second op-ed of our two-part series...

Op-Ed: Vote No For I-732

Editor's note: On Monday and Tuesday this week, two op-eds will appear on the publication making the cases for and against I-732, a proposed...