Seattle City Council Introduces Legislation to Divest From DAPL-Investor, Wells Fargo

Photo by Kelsey Hamlin by Kelsey Hamlin After Mayor Ed Murray and two Councilmembers sent a letter to Wells Fargo directing Seattle to end negotiations with the bank, Councilmembers introduced and referred a bill Monday that would do just that. via Seattle City Council Introduces Legislation to Divest From DAPL-Investor, Wells Fargo — South Seattle Emerald

City Council Meeting Erupts with Block the Bunker Protests, Altercation with Security Guards

Protesters prepare for a demonstration in Seattle City Hall (Photo by Kelsey Hamlin). Once Seattle City Council’s Monday meeting reached items on the agenda involving a new North precinct (‘the Bunker’), demonstrations were held, tensions rose, and the meeting was adjourned — which wouldn’t be the first time. But before all that, Seattle Council SecurityContinue reading “City Council Meeting Erupts with Block the Bunker Protests, Altercation with Security Guards”

Homelessness Report Calls For “Narrowing the Focus”

This is the first of a three-part series analyzing last week’s reports on Seattle’s homelessness crisis coming from City Hall. This week looks at Barbara Poppe’s recommendations (70 pages long), next week will look closer at Focus Strategies’ data findings (134 pages), and the following week will hone in on the Pathways […] via Homelessness ReportContinue reading “Homelessness Report Calls For “Narrowing the Focus””

Homelessness: Some Real Talk in the City Chambers

In yet another effort to address homelessness, the Seattle City Council held a special meeting in City Hall for the Human Service and Public Health Committee. And for the first time in a while, I found myself finally cheering on what was being said. via South Seattle Emerald “We need to move past this decision ofContinue reading “Homelessness: Some Real Talk in the City Chambers”

Seattle and King County Join Forces on Homelessness, but is it Just More of the Same?

Sitting in the two hour-long joint meeting of the King County and Seattle City Councils, listening to them discuss housing and human services for the homeless was, well, nothing new. And perhaps my lack of motivation to write this piece is a testament to that. Nothing substantial was discussed. Nothing was surprising. […] via Seattle andContinue reading “Seattle and King County Join Forces on Homelessness, but is it Just More of the Same?”