Leave aside whatever feelings you might have about the closed-door process that led to the selection of Seattle’s newest city council member, John Okamoto. Leave aside whatever you think of Okamoto himself, whether it’s that he’s a competent seat-warmer, a corrupt tool of big business, or the mayor’s embed on the council. 2,361 more words
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You might think that Councilman Ned Apigian cares about the residents of Dearborn Heights, you just might change your mind.
When I was running for City Council and so was Ned Apigian I was standing at the Caroline Kennedy Library handing out campaign literature to voters before they went in to vote. 433 more words
(L-R: McKenna, Berger, some hipster, Hyde)
The issue of rent control, which city council members Kshama Sawant and Nick Licata want to be on the table at the city level, took center stage this week, both in the “Rent Is Out of Control!” town hall meeting on Thursday and in the questions directed by Sawant at the eight finalists to replace departed city council member Sally Clark, who resigned to take a job at the UW. 406 more words