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Safe Space, Part 3: Getting to "Yes" On Safe Injection

The success of Insite, North America’s only supervised-injection facility, in Vancouver, B.C., has given many cities on this side of the border hope that a similar site might be feasible here. 1,808 more words

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6 Story Mixed-Use Development for Downtown Batavia?

The Batavia City Council is considering a proposal for a large building project by One North Washington, LLC, a creation of Shodeen, a Geneva developer. The 6 story building would have 2 levels of parking, retail/commercial space at ground level on Wilson and River streets, and 4 floors of high-end apartments.  399 more words


Oakland's Police Commission: Where We Stand

Oakland City Council will be considering a ballot measure establishing a police commission, civilian inspector general, and Community Police Review Agency at its meeting on… 1,027 more words

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Anti-HALA Testimony: The Annotated Edition

On Tuesday, the city’s Planning, Land Use, and Zoning committee took public testimony on the newly rechristened Mandatory Housing Affordability-Residential (MHAR) component of the mayor’s… 2,077 more words

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Don't Be Silent About Your 911 Dispatch Here's How.

Do you feel you don’t have a voice in what happens in Dearborn Heights? Do you want to make sure that you tell the administration and Council members NO I don’t want you to outsource 911 dispatch… 129 more words

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Should We Spend $27 Million on a Parking Garage So Police Can Drive to Work?

The city council is considering a proposal to build a new North Precinct Seattle Police Department station at N 130th St. and Aurora Ave. N that, at $160 million, would cost almost twice as much as originally projected and would surround police officers in an earthquake-resistant, partially bulletproof structure that some opponents have referred to as a “bunker.” The total cost of the project, and the objections from police-reform advocates, have been… 1,095 more words

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What Happens When Female Politicians Try to Stand Up to Sports Fans

I have a story in The Atlantic today about what happened in Seattle when the five-member female council majority voted down a street-use change that would have helped move a new basketball arena forward. 268 more words

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