President’s Day: Trump No Reason for Local Leaders to Wage Class Warfare

Nullification

Here’s a recent Facebook post by Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant: It’s time for politicians to move beyond platitudes to action. If Seattle is a sanctuary city, elected officials need to take radical measures to fight Trump’s attacks. The Mayor should not deploy police against peaceful protesters, but instead use police to shield immigrants from […]

Will City Pay Attention to Data on Homeless Resources or Just Keep Sweeping?

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Someone sent me a report about homelessness by consultant group Focus Strategies. I agree with the substance and approach. The report called, Seattle/King County: Homeless System Performance Assessment and Recommendations with Particular Emphasis on Single Adults was commissioned by United Way of King County, the City of Seattle, and King County. The most compelling part […]

This Week in Olympia: Another Cash Grab by Non-Profit Housers

Shake Down

Late last week I spotted a post on Facebook that I really couldn’t believe. The non-profit housing group the Housing Development Consortium (HDC) and Futurewise are pushing to use funds generated from the Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) for affordable housing. The legislation, House Bill 1797 I can’t put it any other way: This is outrageous. […]