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Outside City Hall is a column by John Fox and Carolee Colter of the Seattle Displacement Coalition that has been appearing in Pacific Publishing newspapers and elsewhere since 2004. This web site was recently established to further inform the public of these important issues.
Award-winning journalist George Howland Jr.is writing opinion pieces and local news stories for this site under his own editorial direction.
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Category Archives: Affordable Housing
Mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan (left) represents the status quo while Nikkita Oliver will bring transformational change By George Howland Jr. As Mayor Ed Murray prepares to leave office, let’s say goodbye to one of his favorite tropes: Seattle is … Continue reading
Neil Powers looks into some of the pros and cons of creating one here in Seattle (Special note: Outside City Hall was going to post this story later accompanying it with another post examining the legal and constitutional issues some … Continue reading
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
A school, a park and housing compete for Fort Lawton’s 28 acres of surplus federal property By George Howland Jr. Twenty-eight acres of surplus federal property should be a great opportunity for Seattle. Instead, it shows signs of becoming a … Continue reading
Ishbel Dickens writes about the plight of state’s mobile home park residents: Imagine dreaming the American dream and living it – you are a low-income household or a senior living alone after the death of your spouse – you dream … Continue reading
City Hall must stop harassing homeless campers and learn to help them By George Howland Jr Here’s the big news out of the 2017 One Night Count of the homeless: illegal encampments will continue. It’s a simple problem of numbers: … Continue reading
Portland homeless advocate and builder has a model that he wants Seattle to adopt By George Howland Jr From 1992-2007, Rob Justus worked to get homeless people off the streets of Portland and into housing. “I left when we were … Continue reading