Category Archives: Neighborhoods

Mayoral hopeful Hasegawa on neighborhood councils, density and a municipal bank

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

Posted in Affordable Housing, Budget, City Hall, Density, Election 2017, Neighborhoods, Politics, Upzoning

Homeless housing in Magnolia faces tough odds

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

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

Homeless on wheels

The Rev. Bill Kirlin-Hackett writes about the lack of government response to the growing percent of the County’s unsheltered living in vehicles Every year “Point in Time” homeless counts remain part of the national efforts to end homelessness. In years … Continue reading

Posted in City Hall, Homelessness, Neighborhoods, Politics, Uncategorized

Homeless encampments will continue

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

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

City Council candidate Pat Murakami wants to restore the voice of the neighborhoods.  Can she unseat incumbent Lorena Gonzalez?

Guest column:  Susanna Lin writes about the race for city council Seat 9 Ah, it’s election time again.  For those of us who care about local politics (and you should too) it’s a buzz of excitement with numerous candidates who … Continue reading

Posted in City Hall, Election 2017, Neighborhoods, Politics, Upzoning

Establishment candidate for mayor has clearest path to November’s election

Jenny Durkan starts as the favorite in the August 1 primary but five others are competitive By George Howland Jr The race for mayor of Seattle is not wide open. There is one candidate, barring some unforeseen circumstance, who will … Continue reading

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

Why is affordable housing so expensive to build?

Complicated finance methods and commitments to labor and greens all contribute to costs by George Howland Jr The current debate over the cost of developing affordable housing has come to Washington state. While the issue is not new, the political … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Density, George Howland articles, Homelessness, Neighborhoods