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In an unprecedented act of cowardice, city councilmembers repeal the new city head tax

This repeal translates directly into more homelessness in our city and a denial of necessary housing and services for hundreds on the verge of becoming homeless The news hit suddenly with an announcement by Seattle City Council president, Bruce Harrell, … Continue reading

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Update: Hearing on appeal of HALA upzones by 29 neighborhood and housing groups will begin June 25th

Grassroots coalition filing the appeal asks public for contributions and volunteers while the City Council’s Land Use Chair Rob Johnson continues to hold hearings and review the HALA upzone plan as if there is no appeal “The City has not … Continue reading

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Ray Jackson passes away at age 83; Husky football legend, community leader, role model and coach of mine

Husky Rose Bowl great made decades-long contributions beyond football and should be remembered for his early role in the fight for racial equality in the school’s sports program  – John Fox reprinted from April edition of City Living and other … Continue reading

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Community councils have long history fighting racism and backing efforts to preserve Seattle’s low income housing stock

Attempts to link the neighborhood movement and single family character of the city to exclusionary practices are off base – the shoe is on the other foot reprinted from an abbreviated version in Pacific Publishing Newspapers by Carolee Colter and John … Continue reading

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Hearing on EIS appeal of HALA upzones set for April but CM Johnson moves ahead anyway with Council review; has he crossed a legal red line?

Update of appeal by 27 neighborhood and housing groups; they’re seeking donations to help cover the cost of their appeal while CM Johnson pretends there is no appeal (and no widespread opposition to the city’s massive upzoning plan) The City’s … Continue reading

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Twenty-six neighborhood, housing, and small business groups file appeal challenging HALA upzones and mandatory housing requirement

Coalition of groups from across Seattle demonstrate broadbased opposition to the City’s HALA Grand Bargain “developer giveaway” On Monday, Nov. 27th, 26 neighborhood, housing and homeless advocacy, small business and environmental groups from every corner of Seattle held a press … Continue reading

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Where would you prefer to live

The old Yesler Terrace pictured here: Or the new Yesler pictured here: 

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