Category Archives: Election 2017

A fallen giant

Ed Murray’s personal reputation is unlikely to survive allegations of sex abuse, but his political achievements will remain historic After accusations of sexual abuse by five men, Mayor Ed Murray, is finally resigning. His resignation does not leave me angry … Continue reading

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How many clichés, and warm and fuzzy slogans can you fit on a campaign mailer or into a stump speech? We have the answer!

Attention candidates: feel-good slogans for your speeches, mailers and brochures, guaranteed to elevate your profile and capture votes “I am a proven civic leader with a clear progressive vision, courage and independence to tackle the big problems so everyone can … Continue reading

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Jenny the Juggernaut

      Race for second place in mayor’s race between Moon and Oliver is very close, but Durkan is primary night’s big winner By George Howland Jr. On primary election night, former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan was beating her … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Election 2017, George Howland articles, Homelessness, Neighborhoods, Politics

Why only Hasegawa and Oliver measure up, Jon Grant for City Council Seat 8, and for Seat 9 “anyone but Gonzalez”

John Fox and Carolee Colter give their opinion why only these candidates measure up on issues affecting our neighborhoods, racial and economic justice, housing, land use, homelessness, police accountability and ensuring equity in our city.  go here 

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$469 million cultural levy: badly conceived and terribly timed

Too much of Proposition 1, a county-wide tax measure, will go to  institutions that serve the wealthy and middle class or don’t deserve public money by George Howland Jr I love the arts, history and science, but I hate “Access … Continue reading

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Seattle politics: liberal versus left

  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

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Public Bank for Seattle; pipe dream or can it work here?

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

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