Rent control policy

[Featured Photo ID] On red background, white font read “The rent* is too damn high. *commercial and residential” with a black house key image and the candidate’s logo. The following are excerpts I wrote for the campaign policy proposal: …It’s time for rent control. Rent stabilization, if you want to be specific. While Seattle mayContinue reading “Rent control policy”

One Year After First Proposal, Micro Business Owners Weigh Impact of Sugar Tax

South End and Central District community members and small business owners gathered Monday to discuss their personal experiences with Seattle’s so-called “soda tax.” The soda tax, also commonly known as the sugar tax, was originally brought forward by Seattle’s previous Mayor Ed Murray. The tax originated in part out of a response to America’s “obesityContinue reading “One Year After First Proposal, Micro Business Owners Weigh Impact of Sugar Tax”

UW professor explains the complexity behind Amazon’s HQ2

While a job boost of 50,000 seems appealing at first glance to any metropolitan city, there’s more to it than meets the eye. At the beginning of this month, Amazon announced it is scoping for new places to build its second campus. This means cities across the U.S. and Canada are submitting applications and bids. …. [Jeffrey]Continue reading “UW professor explains the complexity behind Amazon’s HQ2”