Monthly Archives: April 2010

Brother Can You Spare a Bad Idea?

Tomorrow afternoon Mayor Michael McGinn will veto legislation that would empower local law enforcement to fine panhandlers downtown. The legislation has been aggressively supported by the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) and the Seattle Times. DSA’s stimulus package: fine the poor? … Continue reading

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Puget Sound region historic sites vying for dollars

  Town Hall Seattle is one of 25 sites hoping for cash. Photo courtesy of Partners in Preservation. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has launched a contest in the Puget Sound region called the Partners in Preservation program that … Continue reading

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Sustainablity advocates must fight big-road big shots

At Saturday’s Climate Neutral Unconference  Mayor Mike McGinn made some strong comments about values and politics, and the role they play in limiting our success in closing the Sustainability Gap. McGinn took attendees on a walk down memory lane, recounting … Continue reading

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A SR 520 six lane bridge with train tracks in all lanes?

At least someone is having fun in Seattle city government. Just read City Councilmember Richard Conlin’s not so modest proposals for the SR 520 Bridge replacement project. Here they are:   The replacement of the SR 520 Bridge continues to be … Continue reading

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