Posts for February, 2023

Loss and Hope in Seattle

February 27th, 2023

February 27, 2023 Friends and Neighbors, The Biggest Loss for Colleagues Family, Friends, Seattle We were all devastated by the passing of our esteemed colleague and dear friend Malik Davis. For those of us who knew Malik and his passion for public service, for Seattle, and for family, we are experiencing a deeply painful sadness […]


A Popular Revenue Source Available to Seattle: Impact Fees from Developers

February 11th, 2023

Summary & Introduction:  Problem: The Seattle city government continues to struggle to collect revenues sufficient to cover its costs, including for its infrastructure. This fiscal problem is caused by a combination of factors: some revenue sources declining, city government officials struggling to manage existing costs (such as personnel and pensions), and City Hall taking on […]


Strengthening Seattle’s Tree Ordinances

February 7th, 2023

“There is a magic machine that sucks carbon out of the air, costs very little, and builds itself. It’s called a tree.” – George Monbiot INTRODUCTION: We call ourselves the “Emerald City” within the “Evergreen State” and yet our City laws have many loopholes that enable the removal of scores of trees each year, including healthy, […]


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