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

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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 […]

Last Week in Olympia: Sparks Fly Over Rental Legislation

Last week I made comments on Senate Bill 5569, legislation that would essentially roll back some of the new requirements being placed on rental units in Seattle, specifically first in time requirements in Seattle. These requirements elevate the status of the first person to show up at a vacant rental property to the same status […]