It's hard for liberal Seattle to grok that our friendly single-family neighborhoods, even with all those progressive "This house believes..." signs, are actually part of the problem.
The mayor's remarks after Charleena Lyles was killed by police.
Low-income workers don't traditionally work at the kind of businesses where ORCA Card programs are available—9-to-5 jobs at large employers versus service industry retail and restaurant jobs with irregular hours.
The Planning Commission is concerned that increasing [payment] requirements in areas with a high risk of displacement may have negative consequences on Seattle’s historically marginalized communities by stagnating growth, exacerbating housing shortages, and further limiting access to jobs, [and] housing,
The way to fight gentrification is by having integrated development and land-use policies that keep affordable housing in the mix in the first place instead of propping up symbols of another time.
Seattle's interminable conversation...
Despite making housing affordability their political rallying point...