Posts for February, 2014

The “No Cap” Option Goes Down in Flames – but Uber and Lyft will Thrive in Seattle

February 28th, 2014

On Thursday, February 27, 2014, my colleagues and I voted on the future of taxis, “for hire” vehicles, and Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft. We all agreed that irrespective of the mode, all drivers need to be trained, cars need to undergo appropriate safety checks, and decent commercial or umbrella insurance coverage […]


Building on Quixote Village: Divvy Up the Responsibility

February 25th, 2014

I recently visited Quixote Village in Olympia. The Village is becoming famous, in no small part because of a February 20, 2014 NY Times article. The Village provides homes for 29 low and no-income individuals, each in their own 8×18 house, every house equipped with a single captain’s bed sporting three drawers, a locally made […]


Caps on rideshares, taxis, and for hires? There’s a better way.

February 18th, 2014

In case you didn’t catch it in The Stranger, this is my argument for why we should lift caps on rideshares. Thanks for taking part in the conversation. — Sally A year’s worth of meetings about the future of transportation reached a crescendo this past Friday morning in Seattle City Council chambers. In a room […]


Lockers: One Way to Help

February 11th, 2014

You may have read this in The Stranger, but in case you haven’t, I wanted you to see a letter that Councilmember Harrell and I wrote. Thanks for reading — Sally Imagine you have lost your job, your home, maybe your marriage or long term relationship. You now find yourself alone and homeless in Seattle. […]


Catching up with our Neighborhoods–Guest Blog Post

February 9th, 2014

Councilmember Bagshaw’s Legislative assistant, Alberta Bleck, attended the Magnolia Queen Anne District Council meeting on January 13 in Bayview Manor. Alberta will be contributing her thoughts on this program and others on a semi-regular basis as a guest blogger for Councilmember Bagshaw’s office. If there are any topics you would like to see covered on […]


Residents and Councilmembers Merge in Magnolia

February 7th, 2014

On Saturday, February 1, residents from Ballard to Mt. Baker and many stops in between came together to discuss neighborhood issues with Seattle City Councilmembers Sally Clark and me. In a tradition known as “Coffee with the Sallys,” we have met in more than ten neighborhood cafés and other public spaces throughout the city to […]


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