Posts for October, 2011

Lower speed limits protect public health and safety and set the stage for Neighborhood Greenways

October 27th, 2011

Last year’s HR 1217, a state bill designed to make it easier for Washington cities to lower speed limits on non-arterial roadways, received bipartisan support in the House and passed unanimously – unanimously! – thanks to Shoreline’s Representative Cindy Ryu’s leadership. Alas, it stalled in the Senate. This year, Rep. Ryu is again leading the […]


Budget Bingo

October 19th, 2011

I was sitting in a budget meeting the other day listening to the burble of acronyms cross my colleague’s lips—BIPs, BUGs, and SLIs—and I remembered how alienating that alphabet soup was to me the first time I plunged into it. So I thought I’d write up a little guide to the ABCs of City of […]


My message to #Occupy Seattle

October 13th, 2011

This week I posted a question on Facebook, asking people what the latest protest was that they’d attended. I heard about the May Day March, the Rally for Sanity, and Occupy Wall Street. But unsurprisingly, the protest on everyone’s mind right now is #Occupy Seattle. I’ve had requests to comment on #Occupy from Facebook friends […]


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