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Elections & Endorsements

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The Urbanist Podcast: Projections and Predictions for 2023

With a new year comes expectations. Whether it's something shiny and unique or a continuation of the stuff that came before, those expectations really...

Alex Hudson Explains Why She’s Running for Seattle Council in D3

Earlier this week I sat down with Alex Hudson to chat about her run for Seattle City Council in District 3, which she officially...

Read Our I-135 Endorsement, Ballots Arriving This Week

The special election to determine whether Seattle will embrace a new social housing model starts this week. Ballots for Initiative 135 will be mailed...

Sawant Announces She’s Leaving City Council to Launch New Workers Party

In office since 2014, Kshama Sawant is Seattle's longest tenured city councilmember, but she announced this morning she is not running for reelection in...
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Alex Pedersen Not Seeking Second Term on Seattle Council

Read on for Pedersen's top ten worst votes. Councilmember Alex Pedersen announced on Tuesday he will not be seeking a second term on the Seattle...

Catch Up on Seattle’s Social Housing Ballot Measure at Our January Meetup with Tiffani...

Social housing is going to the ballot in February, and if you want to learn more about the initiative, The Urbanist has you covered....
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The Urbanist Podcast: Listening to the Council Pass Highway Lid Legislation

In this week's episode, Ray Dubicki tracks the last few weeks of Seattle City Council meetings to listen in as a fairly small amendment...
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Land Use Smorgasbord at Final Seattle City Council Meeting of 2022

Highway Lids, Design Review Waivers for Affordable Housing, Continuing Streateries, and Easing Food Truck Restrictions In its final full meeting of 2022, the Seattle City...