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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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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
Upzone for “the Ave” has been removed from the City Council’s city-wide MHA plan; city attorney’s opinion confirms Coalition’s claim that environmental analysis first is required
Councilmember Johnson says he’ll reintroduce upzones later and continues to ignore a pledge he and other CM’s made over two years ago to first put in place measures that prevent displacement of existing small businesses and historic buildings The full … Continue reading
“Save the Ave” Rally at the “friendly” Big Time Brewery in support of their effort to stave off a decidedly “unfriendly” upzone
“You’re invited” Monday, February 25th – 5-9pm Small businesses along the “Ave” in Seattle’s notably funky and historic UDistrict are hosting a rally this coming Monday February 25th, 5-9pm at the Bigtime Brewery and the public, customers, and all “those … Continue reading
CM Herbold releases her anti-displacement plan: require developers to replace low cost housing they remove while Mayor’s just announced strategy takes small step
Seattle Displacement Coalition responds today to CM Herbold’s and Mayor Durkan’s anti-displacement strategies The Seattle Displacement Coalition is a 42-year-old housing and homeless advocacy group and for the better part of those years we’ve been pushing especially our locally elected … Continue reading
Your only chance to tell councilmembers to require developers to replace, 1 for 1, low income housing they destroy: public hearing on MHA upzones, Thurs. Feb 21st, 5:30pm in Council Chambers
The city-wide MHA upzone plan right now is a blueprint for massive displacement and gentrification of our city and a growing divide between rich and poor and people of color in our city! Call or write your councilmembers and come … Continue reading
Only 5 percent would go to homeless programs; the rest for interest-earning market rate or near market rate loans to developers As more information comes in on the details of Microsoft’s $500 million “donation”, a better name for it might … Continue reading