Posts for June, 2023

June Updates – Urging City Hall to Stop Taxing Your Drinking Water 💸

June 29th, 2023

Friends and Neighbors,As we enter the warmer summer months, I answer questions on hot local government issues for the Seattle Channel – including why it’s time for City Hall to stop taxing your drinking water. That and much more in our June newsletter!Seattle Channel Interviews Alex Pedersen Seattle Channel journalist Brian Callanan asked me to provide insights on […]


Strengthening Seattle’s Tree Ordinances

June 24th, 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, […]


Time for Tax Fairness in Seattle – Time to Repeal the Tax on Your Drinking Water

June 7th, 2023

August 18, 2023: Seattle Times Editorial Board Calls Pedersen’s Tax Reform “a solid idea.” The Seattle Times editorial board called Pedersen’s tax reform proposal “a solid idea.” Here’s the excerpt: “Big picture, I don’t believe City Hall has a revenue problem. It has a spending problem,” said Councilmember Alex Pedersen during a council meeting. He […]


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