Author Archives: seattlepolitics

What is our new mayor’s plan to address police brutality?

Durkan must choose a new police chief and address the ongoing problems of excessive force and racism By Cliff Cawthon, Contributing Writer Now that the election is over and Mayor Jenny Durkan has settled in, what can we expect the … Continue reading

Posted in City Hall, Cliff Cawthon articles, Neighborhoods, police accountability, Politics, racial justice

My oldest brother

An excerpt from her new book: “Nothing’s for Nothing” (Rose Hip Press) by Rebekah Demirel, Contributing Writer My brother David wasn’t around by the time I was born. He was eighteen years older than me, and from the time he … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, Healing, Personal Essays, Rebekah Demirel articles

Parking, affordability and transit

A neighborhood fight over tiny apartments with no parking leads to city hall proposing a Seattle-wide law to help developers By George Howland Jr, Contributing Writer On Phinney Ridge, the issues of parking, affordability and transit have collided. The site … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Density, George Howland articles, Neighborhoods, Politics, Transportation, Upzoning

Humbows not hotels

The Chinatown-International District Coalition fights against 1,600 market-rate residences and hotel rooms flooding their neighborhood By Cliff Cawthon, Contributing Writer On November 19, the Chinatown-International District (CID) Coalition (also known as Humbows Not Hotels) hosted a community meeting about developer-driven … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Cliff Cawthon articles, Housing Preservation, Neighborhoods, Politics, Protest, Resistance, Upzoning

Plants and People

An excerpt from her new book: “Nothing’s for Nothing” (Rose Hip Press) by Rebekah Demirel As long as I can remember, planting, watering and weeding has been a solace for me. Pulling weeds feels cathartic and cleansing. You have to … Continue reading

Posted in Healing, Personal Essays, Rebekah Demirel articles, Trees, parks, and open space

Mayoral hopeful Hasegawa on neighborhood councils, density and a municipal bank

State Senator Bob Hasegawa, D-11th District, is running for Seattle mayor and critiques HALA, wants to empower neighborhoods and levy impact fees on new development By Neil Powers Since 2005, Bob Hasegawa, 64, has been a member of the Washington … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, Budget, City Hall, Density, Election 2017, Neighborhoods, Politics, Upzoning

Councilmember Rob Johnson is misleading the public about upzones

Northeast Seattle’s city councilmember twists truth to support irresponsible policies by Alex Pedersen Do you recognize this bulldozer? It’s hard to tell because there are so many rumbling in Northeast Seattle these days. (It’s the one on NE 50th and … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Density, Homelessness, Housing Preservation, Neighborhoods, Protest, University District, Upzoning