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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: racial justice
Her effort to rein-in rents shows why we need her on the Council Honestly, we didn’t initially take the time to read Kshama’s draft rent control law, because in the literal sense, it’s “not going anywhere fast”. State law explicitly … Continue reading
Displacement Coalition files amicus brief in defense of city’s “First in Time” tenant protection law; oral arguments heard June 11th before State Supreme Court
For immediate release * For immediate release * For immediate release Displacement Coalition (SDC) joins with City Attorney’s Office; says “City’s law barring landlords from skipping over qualified minority tenants is not a … Continue reading
Central Area residents to hold a “Not for Sale” Yard Sign Making Party and You’re Invited – Saturday 130pm-430pm!
Tired of frequent visits by realtors representing developers, residents of the historic Black community have come up with a novel approach to the problem We learned of this rather unique event residents of the Central Area are organizing for this … Continue reading
Councilmembers Gonzalez and Mosqueda level charges of racism against neighborhoods opposing their pro-density agenda; it’s polarizing and 180 degrees wrong
Especially since those bearing brunt of recently approved MHA upzones are communities of color Reprinted from our column in Pacific Publishing News – Carolee Colter and John V. Fox Before voting in favor of the citywide upzones last month accompanying … Continue reading
Council discussion of CM Herbold’s anti-displacement bill originally scheduled for next week has been postponed
Community leaders say “without passage of Herbold’s bill, our city can’t begin to manage, let alone overcome, homelessness; our shortage of low cost housing can only grow” Originally scheduled for next week’s City Council Land Use Committee Meeting, April 17th, … Continue reading
Councilmember Mosqueda’s interest in upzoning undermines her justice goals and her interest in promoting land trusts, co-ops and other tenant ownership strategies -by Carolee Colter and John V. Fox reprinted from our column in Pacific Publishing Newspapers Back in 2004, … Continue reading
By George Howland Jr, Contributing Writer During our latest growth boom, 2010-17, Seattle’s single-family neighborhoods have become slightly more racially diverse: 33 percent to 34 percent.The difference in racial diversity between multi-family neighborhoods and single-family neighborhoods is negligible: 34 percent … Continue reading