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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.
Award-winning journalist George Howland Jr.is writing opinion pieces and local news stories for this site under his own editorial direction.
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Category Archives: Transportation
At $286 million and $150 million above original cost estimates, the Center City Streetcar project receives Durkan’s blessing; will our City Council buy this piece of underwater beachfront? Last week, Mayor Durkan announced her support of what now is the … Continue reading
Is it possible to be both pro-growth and still green? The answer is NO. (This story was originally posted Feb 2, 2010) in OUTSIDE CITY HALL For decades, government and industry leaders and many who call themselves environmentalists have claimed … Continue reading
A neighborhood fight over tiny apartments with no parking leads to city hall proposing a Seattle-wide law to help developers By George Howland Jr, Contributing Writer On Phinney Ridge, the issues of parking, affordability and transit have collided. The site … Continue reading
Seattle’s biggest boondoggle and two of the candidates for Mayor must shoulder some of the blame by Carolee Colter and John V. Fox, reprinted from Pacific Publishing newspapers In April, the world’s largest boring machine, ‘Bertha’, finally broke through just … Continue reading
Originally posted June 7th from an earlier column of ours. We’ve reprinted it to remind you to Vote NO on ST3 Carolee Colter and John V. Fox, reprinted from May 2016 issues of Pacific Publishing News Before giving your support … Continue reading
by John V. Fox and Carolee Colter, Seattle Displacement Coalition – May 18, 2015 Recently, we got a call from a candidate for one of the new Seattle City Council district seats, asking for our thoughts on the main transportation … Continue reading