Saturday, 31 October, 2020
Dear Seattle City Councilmembers, The Urbanist implores you to do the right thing, hold the line, and take an important step toward racial justice. The straightest path to those goals starts with overriding Mayor...
Former Mayor Mike McGinn contends Monitor Merrick Bobb's top-down approach doomed Seattle's police reform efforts from the start--long before SPD's recent fall from grace over its violent response to protests. "The SPD is at...
Please join us tonight (September 8th) from 6:15 to 7:30pm for our monthly online meetup featuring Kirsten Harris-Talley, who is running for to represent the 37th district (South Seattle) in the state legislature.
As Seattle pored over its police department budget this year, one thing that stuck out like a sore thumb was $30 million in planned overtime worked into the department's $409 million budget. A City Auditor report revealed...
We may be trapped in our houses still due a failing federal government, but that doesn't mean we can't connect with our fellow urbanists to learn, to organize, and to advocate for a more just and livable...
Mayor Jenny Durkan again reached for her veto pen today, nixing the entire rebalancing package passed on August 10th. The Seattle City Council was scheduled to go into recess soon, but it looks like they'll need to...
As the Seattle City Council voted to trim its 1400-strong sworn police force by 100 officers, critics suggested crime would increase. Some armchair criminologists asked why not cut the police force to zero if there's no relationship...
Chief Carmen Best announced yesterday she would be resigning effective September 2nd in a message to Seattle Police Department (SPD) employees after conservative radio host Dori Monson leaked the news. Chief Best blamed the Seattle City Council...