Category Archives: George Howland articles

Jenny the juggernaut 2: the general election

Seattle’s establishment candidate Durkan wins mayor’s race By George Howland Jr On election night, former U.S. Attorney for Western Washington Jenny Durkan ran up a huge lead, 61-39 percent, over urbanist Cary Moon. While Moon refused to concede, the numbers … Continue reading

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How will your street and neighborhood be changed by new citywide zoning?

Over 24,000 parcels could be affected by latest HALA effort to build more housing By George Howland Jr This is the big enchilada. In the middle of November, city hall hopes to roll out proposed zoning changes for nearly every … Continue reading

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Sister could raise conflicts of interest for Jenny Durkan

T. Ryan Durkan has worked on projects ranging from the Convention Center to Sound Transit. By George Howland Jr If elected, mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan must stay mum on city issues where her siblings have a financial interest. That could … Continue reading

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The mayor’s race: will Durkan’s money bury Moon?

As of Oct. 11, Jenny Durkan has raised $728,000 and the Chamber’s pro-Durkan PAC has raised nearly $900,000 Political observers say the race for Seattle mayor is close—except for money. Former U.S. Attorney for Western Washington Jenny Durkan and her … Continue reading

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Cary’s Convention Center Conflict

CORRECTION: According to Wayne Barnett, Executive Director of the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission, mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan, if elected, must also recuse herself from “any matter that her siblings have a financial interest in.” Barnett explains, “Anything where [Durkan’s] … Continue reading

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My humble offer: I’ll be the new mayor

by George Howland Jr Bruce Harrell has announced he will not stay on as Seattle mayor. I humbly offer myself to assume the office (forget about the city charter!) And I would like to announce most of my cabinet and … Continue reading

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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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