Thursday, 29 October, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has thrust the world into uncertain times. In the United States, the coronavirus has now claimed the lives of over 100,000 people. This devastating public health crisis has affected our region in particular. The...
With time running out in Olympia, it looks like state legislators won't be able to come together to pass a bill authorizing King County to tax big businesses. Rep. Nicole Macri (D-Seattle) said she didn't have the...
On Tuesday, the Seattle City Council passed legislation that increases the number of tiny house villages allowed throughout the city. The bill, introduced in draft form last August but delayed by State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) appeal,...
https://youtu.be/L41peAlrkGw Dave Amos of City Beautiful talks about the homelessness crisis in America. He covers two general approaches used to address the crisis and emphasizes the importance and efficacy of the Housing...
On Monday, the Seattle City Council by a 7-0 vote passed a winter eviction ban aiming to protect tenants during the three coldest months of the year. Although some cities do bar evictions on days with inclement...
Last week, news broke that a King County payroll tax is in the works. Seventeen Democratic state representatives have signed on a bill (House Bill 2907) that would give King County the authority to institute a payroll...
On Wednesday, Governor Jay Inslee (D-Washington) released his proposed budget for 2020. The budget is supplemental to the one that the state legislature approved this year, running through 2021. The governor is touting his budget as one...
Long-held dreams of setting up a regional authority to coordinate homelessness services in King County officially took a step forward this week as the King County Council approved a proposal technically doing that. In reality, last-minute changes...