Posts Tagged ‘Seattle city council’

November 10th, 2021 - 5:59 pm § in Misc., Politics

Will rampant violence end Seattle’s experiment with homeless compassion?

THE CITY’S DOWNTOWN AREA IS SO DANGEROUS THE COUNTY  HAS HIRED ESCORTS FOR ITS WORKERS. Read story here Despite that, Seattle’s city council still wants to cut $10 million from the police budget. Read that story here Meanwhile: Voters nationwide are skeptical of efforts to cut police fu[...]

October 30th, 2018 - 9:18 am § in Misc.


The measure, called the “Keep Groceries Affordable Act of 2018,”  is being attacked from the left because, shock shock, the sweet beverage industry is spending millions to attack Seattle’s soda tax.  Despite my core dislike of corpulent corporations, I am voting with the companies! The[...]

November 18th, 2016 - 9:29 pm § in Misc.

Our Nonfunctional City Council 2

Jordan Royer FACEBOOK (Oct 10) Fantastic day celebrating the dedication of the new building for the Seattle Maritime Academy in the heart of Ballard. The Academy is part of the Seattle Central College and supported by $20 million from the state. College President Sheila Edwards Lange was there as w[...]

October 6th, 2016 - 9:38 pm § in Misc.

Our Nonfunctional City Council 2

David Brewster Important column by Danny Westneat, and encouraging that an ex-Microsoftie has set up a watchdog website for Seattle City Council, My take on the liberal monoculture at City Hall is that district elections now mean councilmembers can oblige some generous interest gr[...]

April 24th, 2016 - 12:36 pm § in The Ave Scene

Inflation: The City Council Needs More Pork

 ERICA BARNETT C is for Crank Tomorrow, the city council plans to fund nine new legislative assistants, one for each council member, bringing the total number of legislative assistant salaries for each office to four. (Council members can divide up those salaries however they want, for example by h[...]

December 8th, 2015 - 9:02 pm § in Misc., The Ave Scene

David Preston: Is Kshama Sawant in an Inappropriate Relationship?

Read this story and decide for yourself.  [...]

November 9th, 2015 - 7:20 pm § in Misc.

City Council races down to the wire! Seattle could be free of black politicians!

In Seattle’s last chance of keeping an African American on the City Council, District 2, incumbent Seattle City Council member Bruce Harrell holds a lead of just 401 votes over challenger Tammy Morales. The vote totals:  11,125 votes for Braddock, or 49.99 percent, to 11,030 or 49.57 percent for[...]

October 14th, 2015 - 3:39 pm § in Misc.

Sawantistas demand that Erica Barnett personally apologize for Pamela Banks comments.

THE District 3 Race is getting weirder and weirder. ERICA BARNETT ‘s interview with Pam Banks resulted in a demand that Erica remove Banks’ comments on Sawant’s poor connection to the African American community (in red to the left). The Sawantistas went so far as to demand that[...]

September 23rd, 2015 - 1:07 pm § in Misc.

Where are Banks and Sawant as the UW Announces It Is Building Its New Campus in Bellevue?

The UW plans to have  3,000 students at its new high tech Bellevue Campus. The investment in this new campus will be huge.  It will start with a  $40 million in funding from Microsoft.  Nobody in Seattle seems to care. I care because 30 years ago my wife and I chose to live on Capital Hill [...]

July 24th, 2015 - 12:32 pm § in Politics

Kshama Sawant & the Great Seattle Rent Control Debate .. by David Preston

Sorry for the misleading headline, kids. In reality, this was probably the dullest public gathering I’ve ever been to . . . outside of church and some local planning meetings. The moderator was tipsy. And the debate? Positively high school. Instead of engaging each other with facts, arguments,[...]