Homeownership expansion policy

Excerpts I wrote for mayoral candidate Andrew Grant Houston: I am a renter, and I’ve been one my entire life. Though while Seattle is a majority-renter city, I recognize that homeownership is the fastest way to generational wealth. That history is drawn along racial lines. America, since its inception, has entrenched wealth in the abilityContinue reading “Homeownership expansion policy”

Updating the MHA policy

Excerpts of what I helped write for mayoral candidate Andrew Grant Houston: [Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA): also known as the “Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Grand Bargain.”] …the battle for affordable housing to be nearly as ugly as it was. With a disagreement around setting 6% of the city’s land for inclusionary zoning (on-siteContinue reading “Updating the MHA policy”

Home ownership program expansion policy for mayoral candidate

Excerpts I wrote for Andrew Grant Houston’s policy proposal: I am a renter, and I’ve been one my entire life. Though while Seattle is a majority-renter city, I recognize that homeownership is the fastest way to generational wealth. That history is drawn along racial lines. America, since its inception, has entrenched wealth in the abilityContinue reading “Home ownership program expansion policy for mayoral candidate”

Rent control policy for mayoral candidate

[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 for mayoral candidate”

Stay Housed, Stay Healthy campaign efforts

[Shout out to Matthew Lang for being such an awesome organizer! And Katie Wilson at TRU!] “With Mayor Durkan, King County Executive Constantine, and Governor Inslee’s Eviction Moratorium set to end 3/31, we must come together to ensure we do not lose home.” Join us Tuesday, May 11 at 6PM for a virtual rally inContinue reading “Stay Housed, Stay Healthy campaign efforts”

Personal efforts during the 2021 legislative session

I encourage folks to join in supporting and/or sharing and tracking these legislative efforts as well! In my work capacity at Sierra Club, I push for, and align with: a Clean Fuels Standard (HB 1091) Healthy Homes & Clean Buildings (HB 1084 / SB 5093) the Healthy Environment for All, or HEAL, Act (SB 5141)Continue reading “Personal efforts during the 2021 legislative session”

Most things are made, but for whom?

People typically accept things as they are. When we see a road, a home, a park, a restroom, we don’t wonder why they’re there—or think about why they’re not. This is particularly true when we lack the cultural and historical knowledge of oppression embedded in our lives to ask why.  Looking deeper, nearly everything aroundContinue reading “Most things are made, but for whom?”

Sierra Club’s response to Mayor Durkan’s Executive Order

I wrote the following press release, including quotes approved by the two contacts, regarding building electrification in Seattle: Via Sierra Club Washington State Chapter Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Contact:Brittney Bush Bollay, brittneybush@gmail.com, 805-540-0259Jesse Piedfort, jesse.piedfort@sierraclub.org, 206-947-6529 Seattle, WA—Mayor Jenny Durkan issued an Executive Order today on the Seattle Green New Deal, including a commitment to move awayContinue reading “Sierra Club’s response to Mayor Durkan’s Executive Order”

2020 Legislature: A Critical Year for Housing and Transportation

Every day we wait for holistic climate action across all fronts is a sacrifice we tack on to our health, our loved ones, and our planet. That’s why we want to let you in on our climate-driven housing and transportation priorities at the legislature. Together, we’ll tackle three priorities this session: A Clean Fuel Standard, theContinue reading “2020 Legislature: A Critical Year for Housing and Transportation”