Category Archives: George Howland articles

Is the mayor’s plan for ending homelessness wrong?

Ed Murray wants to spend tens of millions more on rapid rehousing, but a new study shows it doesn’t work 60 percent of the time What is the highlight of Mayor Ed Murray’s latest plan to solve Seattle’s homelessness crisis? … Continue reading

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

Wounded anti-Milo protester speaks

Radical unionist gets married in hospital, still supports the right to bear arms and wants restorative justice, not prison, for his shooter On Jan. 20, Hex (a pseudonym), 34, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), was … Continue reading

Posted in Anarchism, George Howland articles, Politics, Protest, Resistance

First mayoral debate: Murray vs. Oliver

Before her candidacy for mayor of Seattle, Nikkita Oliver clashed with the incumbent over housing and police reform On March 22, 2016, Seattle Channel and KCTS 9 co-produced a forum, “Race, Justice & Democracy: Where Do We Stand?” presented in … Continue reading

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

Has the Seattle City Council turned against landlords?

The Rental Housing Association of Washington spent big to lobby the city council, but lost. Will they see the city in court? Last year, the Rental Housing Association of Washington (RHA) spent the third highest amount of any company lobbying … Continue reading

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Seattle’s top lobbyist is also mayor’s political consultant

Sandeep Kaushik works for Murray’s re-election and lobbies for Comcast and other corporations Seattle’s biggest lobbyist, Sandeep Kaushik, is also a political consultant to Mayor Ed Murray’s re-election campaign. In 2016, Kaushik earned $186,000 lobbying the Seattle City Council on … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, City Hall, George Howland articles, Politics

Second Billionaire Backs HALA

Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz gives $450,000 to promote Mayor Ed Murray’s “Grand Bargain” Billionaire Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and Cari Tuna, his spouse, have given $450,000 to two local groups supporting Mayor Ed Murray’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA). … Continue reading

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

Growing Pains

Advocates for livable cities debate growth management Seattle’s record-shattering growth has just put up staggering numbers again. On Jan. 20, the city’s Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) reported that in 2016 7,093 new housing units came onto the … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Density, George Howland articles, Homelessness, Housing Preservation, Neighborhoods, Politics, University District, Upzoning