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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: Neighborhoods
Join us at a unique candidate forum that brings together both City and County councilmember candidates to discuss issues affecting the U District. City Council candidates Alex Pedersen and Shaun Scott, and King County Council candidates Larry Gossett and Girmay Zahilay will answer questions from our community … Continue reading
A second round of upzones for historic University District moves forward; activists to hold “Save the Ave” fundraiser, 5pm-9pm, Aug 10th at the Big Time
Rob Johnson, former Councilmember from the 4th District is long gone but his proposal to upzone the Ave and over a dozen other blocks in the neighborhood lives on. Residents and small businesses wonder why CM Johnson proposal moves forward … Continue reading
University Heights Community Center to host important forum on “car camping” this Thursday, August 8th, 7-9 pm.
You’re invited: Panel of experts with audience discussion on how we can compassionately address this crisis – over half of all homeless live in their vehicles yet there are almost no ‘sanctioned’ areas for them in Seattle or King County
Many progressives are skipping over the avowed socialist and labor anointed candidates “because unlike those two, Alex Pedersen has chosen to work with anti-displacement, historic preservation, neighborhood, and small businesses groups fighting runaway growth and gentrification.” In terms of fighting to … Continue reading
The UN says residential displacement undermines human rights: so are city leaders guilty of human rights violations?
“From mass forced evictions to make way for luxury developments, to nameless corporations purchasing real estate from remote boardrooms, to empty homes and people pushed out of their communities because they simply could not afford to live there…” –United Nations … Continue reading
City Council plans changes to Seattle’s “intent to sell” law giving tenants (and nonprofits) more time to buy their low income apartments before owners can sell to developers
Housing Committee may vote as early as July 11th; if strengthened, this little known law passed in 2015 could help save many valued low income apartments when they are put up for sale and allow conversion to tenant owned co-ops … Continue reading
Companies donate $48 million to Plymouth Housing Group: act of generosity or smart move to buy elected leaders’ cooperation? We’re betting you saw the hoopla surrounding recent contributions some of Seattle’s biggest companies made to address our homeless crisis. Amazon … Continue reading