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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.
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Category Archives: Gentrification
What missing middle? More than 110,000 rentals are affordable to 28,000 middle income households in Seattle
Mayor Durkan’s middle income task force is more deja vu than ‘first ever’, like many past attempts aimed at giving developers a free hand and handing them more of our tax dollars. written by Carolee Colter and John V. Fox … Continue reading
It’s a foregone conclusion what to expect from this developer dominated advisory group and a long ways from ‘first ever’ This is a Quote from Mayor Durkan’s recent press announcement: “Today, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the establishment of the … Continue reading
New state law allows gifting of public land to developers for “affordable housing” but is it just another developer giveaway?
Definition of “affordable housing” allows public entities to gift or sell their public land to developers in return for units priced above the going rate – over $1800 a month By Carolee Colter and John V. Fox reprinted from our … Continue reading
Sawant on Tuesday, 2PM, will ask her council colleagues to back a moratorium on removal of Seattle’s two remaining manufactured home parks
Housing advocates and park residents ask supporters to join them this Tuesday in Council Chambers: “Come support Sawant’s proposed freeze until we find long term measures to save these homes” (sign up to testify begins at 1:30pm) Thirty years ago, … Continue reading
Councilmember Mosqueda’s interest in upzoning undermines her justice goals and her interest in promoting land trusts, co-ops and other tenant ownership strategies -by Carolee Colter and John V. Fox reprinted from our column in Pacific Publishing Newspapers Back in 2004, … Continue reading
Coalition of 29 neighborhood, housing, and environmental groups challenging the city’s “HALA-MHA upzone plan” to host an educational forum Saturday January 12th 10AM and you’re invited
Here’s what the Coalition writes about their event: Hold the date! Saturday January 12th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Central Area Senior Center, 500 30th Ave S. Dear Concerned Neighbor, The Seattle City Council has an aggressive schedule to adopt the Mandatory … Continue reading
Serina offers her thoughts on helping serve meals to the homeless at the “PopUp Kitchen” I walked up to him, asking if he’d had enough to eat. I couldn’t understand his reply. He was standing by himself, far away from … Continue reading