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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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The City’s HALA upzone plan will add capacity for an additional 81,582 units!

Increased zoned capacity due to HALA-MHA plan including those areas already upzoned will give the city 4 times what it needs to accommodate it’s regionally set ‘GMA’ 2035 residential target Seattle’s zoned land use capacity rose to a high of … Continue reading

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Will Black-Owned Businesses Survive the MidTown Center Redevelopment?

As the Africatown Plaza Project moves forward, business owners are left to wonder if their vision aligns with the developers’ By Melissa Hellmann, contributing writer *Disclosure: The author worked on a project for Ampersand Magazine, which is produced by Forterra, … Continue reading

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The gaping hole in Sawant’s progressive agenda

Our critique of Sawant’s tenure on the Seattle City Council – by Carolee Colter and John V. Fox (reprinted from August publications of Pacific Publishing News) Kshama Sawant and her Socialist Alternative (SA) movement have a laudable plan to expand … Continue reading

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Police shooting: Sawant was right

Sawant spoke up for her constituency and the family of Che Taylor… and did her job A month ago in “City Living” and other Pacific Publishing Newspapers we posted a critique of Kshama Sawant’s tenure on the City Council.  We … Continue reading

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Nikkita Oliver: A True Inspiration

People’s Party could be a new ongoing force in Seattle politics by George Howland Jr. Win or lose, educator-lawyer-poet-activist Nikkita Oliver’s mayoral campaign was truly inspirational. At the moment, Oliver is in third place trailing urbanist Cary Moon by a … Continue reading

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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

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