About this website
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.
- Affordable Housing
- City Hall
- Cliff Cawthon articles
- Election 2017
- George Howland articles
- Housing Preservation
- Melissa Hellmann
- Personal Essays
- police accountability
- racial justice
- Rebekah Demirel articles
- Trees, parks, and open space
- University District
OUTSIDE CITY HALL Newsletter
Sign up for our email newsletter, with links to the latest writing by John Fox, Carolee Colter, George Howland Jr., and updates on activities of the Seattle Displacement Coalition.
To subscribe, and if you have questions, please send an email to email@example.com, or call 206-632-0668.
Category Archives: Uncategorized
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
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
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
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
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
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
The old Yesler Terrace pictured here: Or the new Yesler pictured here: