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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...

Transit Trouble is Brewing in Tacoma

Planned transit bypasses downtown and threatens investments across the city. It is not too late for a reset. By virtually all metrics, a 15-minute...

Mayor Proposes Minimal Relief from Seattle’s Treacherous Design Review

The Office of the Mayor announcing legislation extending Covid-era exemptions that allow affordable rental housing projects to skip design review, the costly and time-consuming...

Chair Mosqueda Announces ‘Delicately’ Balanced City Budget Package

Council actions rearrange Mayor’s budget proposal based on short term coverage from JumpStart tax. Seattle’s budget season is moving into its final stages as Budget...
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Five Takeaways from the 2022 Election

Political pundits always say that Midterm Elections are bad for the party that controls the presidency. Washington State didn't get the memo, though. Democrats...

Events Roundup: Matt Hutchins Urbanist Talk Plus Comp Plan Meetings

On Monday, two big events are happening. At 6:30pm, The Urbanist is hosting activist architect Matt Hutchins at the November edition of our monthly...

Advocating for Seattle’s Nightlife, Post Pandemic

Fall calls for nighttime things, Halloween doubly so. Therefore, a pre-holiday trip to the Georgetown Morgue fit the bill. Terrifying in all the best...

Seattle OPCD Beefs Up Housing Alternative 5 in New Scoping Report

The Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) cleared another hurdle in crafting its growth plan for the next 20 years with a...