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Posts for 'Housing'

In COBE with Roosevelt today

December 14th, 2011

I want to commend the efforts of the Roosevelt neighborhood. At a time when we hear “NIMBY” tossed about so flippantly, these neighbors did exactly what we wanted of them, and what we asked of them. They created a Neighborhood Plan, accepting–even enhancing–growth and density in Roosevelt, not fighting it. I extend a genuine and […]


Homeless families can use what you don’t

November 3rd, 2011

Winter is rolling in, with its dark nights and blasts of Arctic air. It’s the time of year when my worry increases for those on our streets with no warm home to welcome them. This year, as I’ve done for over a decade, I’m focusing my personal efforts to give women and homeless families a […]


The Comp Plan: a roadmap for the next 20 years

July 26th, 2011

I’ve posted this reminder before, but here’s a new push to remind people that the decisions the city makes now will have great implications in the future. We need your thoughts on updating Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan – the vision for how Seattle will evolve over the next two decades. There’s a great YouTube video that explains the purpose of the Comp Plan and directs […]


Nickelsville: a self-governed encampment

July 12th, 2011

Councilmembers Nick Licata, Tom Rasmussen, Sally Clark and I visited the encampment on Marginal Way on Thursday afternoon, July 7th.  The Nickelodeons, as they call themselves, were waiting for us and introduced us to their camp rules, their code of conduct, and most importantly, to themselves. I have written about encampments previously (see the Dignity […]


Of turkey sandwiches, personal responsibility, and emergency preparedness

April 20th, 2011

Thomas Goldstein (of Washington Bus fame) and I had lunch together Tuesday, and although it may sound like a  snore-inducing discussion, we talked about Seattle’s emergency preparedness opportunities. We met at Bakeman’s on Cherry Street, where a typical disaster only involves dribbling cranberry sauce off a turkey sandwich  down my front. I am sure you […]


Sunday’s Downtown Volunteer Fair shows that service opportunities abound

April 4th, 2011

The new Christ Our Hope Catholic Parish hosted the First Annual Downtown Volunteer Fair this past Sunday. The parish is actively engaged in promoting social justice efforts and ministry to low-income and vulnerable people in the downtown Seattle neighborhood, and they opened their doors on Sunday with an event meant to introduce the general public […]


Coffee with Two Sally’s is tomorrow in Pinehurst

March 25th, 2011

Sally Clark and I have booked our second coffee chat for 2011, and we’re on the road to Pinehurst tomorrow morning. Join us from 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. at the Starbucks inside Pinehurst Safeway for coffee and conversation. Grab a cup of joe or a pastry and come talk with us about the city […]


Dignity Village & Tent City: Using our money compassionately and wisely

March 7th, 2011

As our City of Seattle trip to Portland came to an end last week, I joined my colleagues Tom Rasmussen and Nick Licata on a visit to Dignity Village. The village is a city-recognized encampment of 60 people, and it’s located in the Sunderland neighborhood of Northeast Portland, about 7 miles out of downtown. I’ve […]


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