Category Archives: Politics

Why only Hasegawa and Oliver measure up, Jon Grant for City Council Seat 8, and for Seat 9 “anyone but Gonzalez”

To view our story why only these candidates measure up on issues affecting our neighborhoods, racial and economic justice, housing, land use, homelessness, police accountability and ensuring equity in our city.  go here   

Posted in City Hall, Election 2017, Politics

Seattle politics: liberal versus left

  Mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan (left) represents the status quo while Nikkita Oliver will bring transformational change By George Howland Jr. As Mayor Ed Murray prepares to leave office, let’s say goodbye to one of his favorite tropes: Seattle is … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Election 2017, George Howland articles, Homelessness, LGBTQ, Politics, Protest, Resistance

Public Bank for Seattle; pipe dream or can it work here?

Neil Powers looks into some of the pros and cons of creating one here in Seattle (Special note:  Outside City Hall was going to post this story later accompanying it with another post examining the legal and constitutional issues some … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, Budget, City Hall, Election 2017, Politics, Uncategorized

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