Tuesday, 19 January, 2021
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Every December, Mayor Jenny Durkan releases a list of accomplishments from the year, putting a positive spin on another year of her administration. This year's report came out the same week as her announcement of not seeking a second...
Passenger rail advocacy group All Aboard Washington (AAWA) has called upon the Washington State Legislature to provide funding to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to implement existing plans for an expanded statewide passenger rail network. Restoring the...
Mayor Jenny Durkan revealed today that she will not be seeking reelection. Polling suggests Durkan's popularity nosedived after a summer of protests that saw her oversee the tear gassing of her constituents and the abandonment of East Precinct, inciting...
https://youtu.be/ETPogv1zq08 Vox highlights how the United States casually engages in environmental racism through the lens of the Navajo Nation and the Red Water Pond incident.
The war of spin is well under way to frame the outcome of a 8-1 vote setting next year's City budget. After weeks of debate, the Seattle City Council has approved the 2021 budget and Mayor Jenny Durkan has said...
The Seattle City Council voted against a police officer hiring freeze yesterday, despite a strong "No New Cops" campaign from the Solidarity Budget coalition, which The Urbanist joined and endorsed. The leaders of the coalition--which include Decriminalize Seattle, King...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F07yTI0J3Qk Vox explains why eviction is a crisis in America and what might or might not be done about it.
Budget Chair Teresa Mosqueda released her rebalancing package for the 2021 budget this week with $83 million in changes to Mayor Jenny Durkan's budget proposal. The Move All Seattle Sustainably (MASS) Coalition's transportation package made it in, including even...