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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...

Harrell’s Anti-Graffiti Plan Sees $1.2 Million Cut But Council Leaves It Mostly Intact

Last month, Mayor Harrell unveiled his definitive anti-graffiti plan, with a focus on both graffiti removal and allowing artists to create legally. The mayor's...

Planes, Trains, and the Only True Thanksgiving Movie

The holiday is a Chicago kind of event It is Black Friday in America. For those of us avoiding the mall like it’s our racist...

The Urbanist’s Thanksgiving Meatballs 2022

Just like in every household during the holidays, there are many Big Media indulgences as we trash one calendar and hang a new one....

Council Returns Parking Enforcement to SPD, Abrogates 80 Vacant Cop Positions

Facing pressure from the Harrell administration, the Seattle City Council voted to move parking enforcement back to the Seattle Police Department (SPD) after a...
Police were out in force to barricade onlookers from a sweep of Weller Street in the CID. (Photo by Enrico Doan)

Policing Will Never Solve Homelessness, Housing Will

Even headed into a recession, the Unified Care Team budget for police-assisted homeless sweeps keeps growing. By the end of 2022, the City of Seattle...
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The Urbanist Book Club: Meet Me by the Fountain with Alexandra Lange

American malls are so ubiquitous that it is difficult to consider they were purposefully conceived, actively designed, and meticulously managed. Every facet of an...

The Urbanist Podcast: Talking with Alexandra Lange about Her Book “Meet Me by the Fountain”

Given this podcast is dropping on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, there is a solid chance that you or a loved one will spend some...