Who Funds Seattle’s Political Candidates?

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Overwhelmingly, rich, white people who live in Seattle’s waterfront and view homes fund Seattle’s political candidates. If enacted by voters in November, Honest Elections Seattle (Initiative 122) could spread the funding of campaigns from elite neighborhoods to the whole city.

Solutions for Stormwater in Seattle

Conservancy Talk

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to visit Seattle — a city that knows rain — and to see some of the innovative thinking around water management that has developed there. In Seattle, we embrace the rain. Can all cities be like Seattle?

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Seattle Voters, meet Democracy Vouchers

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Last time , I described the Honest Elections Seattle Initiative ’s tough new rules for preventing corruption and giving ordinary voters a louder voice in local elections. Related Stories Introducing: The Honest Elections Seattle Initiative Voter Suppression is Exorbitantly Expensive.

Seattle Seahawks

10,000 Birds

The Seattle Seahawks are, of course, a professional (American) football team, known as much for the inability to win it all as for anything else. Seahawks in Seattle! For more information about the namesake of Seattle’s football team check out this post.

Seattle’s Vision Zero Plan

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Seattle became the second major Northwest city this week to promise to end all traffic deaths and serious injuries by embracing Vision Zero , a transportation approach that prioritizes keeping people alive and building streets that work for everyone.

Introducing: The Honest Elections Seattle Initiative

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Honest Elections Seattle closes the revolving door: City elected officials and their top aides may not lobby their former colleagues for three years after leaving office. Honest Elections Seattle tightens the cap on big money, lowering the limits per contributor down to $500.

Seattle’s Green Stormwater Goals

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Roadside rain garden in Seattle, Lisa Stiffler. Source: City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability (Click on graphic to enlarge.). The sheer amount and nature of CSO work to be done in older Eastern cities versus Seattle necessarily yields an apples-to-oranges comparison.

Seattle Has Plans for Nation’s Largest Community Food Forest

Eccorazzi

Washington state, a longtime leader in sustainable culture, has plans to add a seven acre urban food forest right in the middle of Seattle. Read More The post Seattle Has Plans for Nation’s Largest Community Food Forest appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Seattle Gets Even Greener with New Climate Action Plan

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Seattle’s Climate Action Plan has a goal to make the city completely carbon neutral by Read More The post Seattle Gets Even Greener with New Climate Action Plan appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News climate change seattle

Will Seattle Be the City to Kill ‘Ridesharing’ Companies?

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And many of their users are going to be as bewildered as Sandy Cioffi, a Seattle filmmaker and college professor, who values the freedom to pick and choose among a growing number of options that allow her to leave her car at home.

Seattle Seahawks to get largest solar energy roof- 2.5 Acres of it

Environmental Economics

Professional sports teams the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC have announced they will install the largest solar energy array to date in the state of Washington.

Look Who’s Taking Coal Money: Seattle Times Investigates

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On the front page of the Seattle Times today, reporter Brian M. The Seattle Times article is based on two recent reports from Sightline: Look Who’s Taking Coal Money.

Seattle Candidates, meet Democracy Vouchers

Sightline Daily

The Honest Elections Seattle Initiative is a pioneering local initiative that would provide a whole new path to office, a path through dozens of house parties and grassroots outreach, not posh downtown offices and hours of dialing for dollars. If it works in Seattle, it may spread to other places. Seattle has 415,106 registered voters. Seattle City Hall is not yet as bad as the US Congress.

Another Look at Declining Seattle Traffic

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Every year, the Seattle Department of Transportation tracks traffic at 19 select bridges across the city, and presents the resulting traffic count as a rough-and-ready gauge of citywide traffic trends. Comments From this story: “Meanwhile, transit ridership in Seattle.

I’m A Seattle-Bound Birder

10,000 Birds

Seattle’s Discovery Park, a 534-acre jewel on Puget Sound, is described in A Birder’s Guide to Washington as “Seattle’s best one-stop birding venue&# so, clearly, a visit there is in order. Destinations Pacific Northwest Seattle

What Chris Cornell Taught me About Grief, Love & Art.

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It’s Accountability Time for Seattle Port Commissioners

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The oil drilling ship Noble Discoverer, seen April 5, 2012 in the Port of Seattle before its trip to Alaska for the summer Arctic drilling season. The irony oozing from the Port of Seattle these days is thicker than crude oil.

Event: Yoram Bauman at Town Hall Seattle

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Book Cover, The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change Sightline Institute fellow and stand-up economist Yoram Bauman will introduce his new book, The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change , at a talk at Town Hall Seattle on Monday, June 9.

Seattle to Residents: Compost or Be Fined

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Read More The post Seattle to Residents: Compost or Be Fined appeared first on Ecorazzi. The city passed a new ordinance allowing it to fine residents whose trash has a large amount of compostable waste. Causes Environment News Top News bill de blasio

Seattle Government, Meet Democracy Vouchers

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Similarly, despite many people’s perception that Honest Elections Seattle’s system of Democracy Vouchers is complicated, it is actually simplicity itself , even if the official text of Initiative 122 approaches 9,000 words. Monopoly by Mark Strozier used under CC BY 2.0

Seattle to See Bigger Presence from Little Cars

Sightline Daily

This morning, car2go —the free-floating car-sharing system featuring perky, pay-by-the-minute Smart cars across 60 cities worldwide—announced it would grow its Seattle fleet by a full 50% , increasing from 500 to 750, and that it would expand to cover the entirety of the city limits.

Chris Evans and Chris Pratt Visit Seattle Children’s Hospital

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The two actors (and superheroes) named Chris had a Super Read More The post Chris Evans and Chris Pratt Visit Seattle Children’s Hospital appeared first on Ecorazzi. Chris Pratt may have lost his Super Bowl bet to Chris Evans, but it’s the children who won in the end. Causes News People Top News chris evans chris pratt

Visual Yoga Blog: Refresh your Eyes the Yoga Way.

Elephant Journal

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Presidential Debates: What We Should be Asking Ourselves.

Elephant Journal

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Seattle Goes Backward on Micro-housing

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Yesterday, to my dismay, the Seattle city council tightened rules on micro-apartments, the neo-rooming houses I lauded last year in Unlocking Home. As I wrote a year ago in the Seattle Times , SEATTLE should stop lying to itself about affordable housing.

Make Neck and Back Pain Go Away in 4 Yogic Steps.

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Oil Train Derails in Seattle

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Multiple news accounts just now that a loaded oil train derailed under the Magnolia Bridge, about a mile north of downtown Seattle. Comments The Seattle Weekly just happened to post this a day before! by Matt the Engineer Related Stories A Downtown School Just Dropped in Seattle’s Lap A Move to Ban the Most Dangerous Oil Trains Industry To Feds: We Will Keep Using Old Unsafe Tank Cars For Three More Years, or Longer If We Feel Like It.

36 Jewels of Wisdom.

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Charts: Honest Elections Seattle is an Incredible Bargain

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Honest Elections Seattle , the citizens’ initiative to hold elected officials accountable and give ordinary voters a stronger voice in local elections, is financed by a special property tax levy of $3 million per year. Seattle’s 2015 budget is $4.8

Courtney Love’s Photo & Message to Kurt, via Instagram.

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Arts & Culture Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Seattle Courtney Love Francis Bean instagram Kurt Kurt Cobain message music news nirvana photoCourtney Love posted two images to her Instagram feed. The images depicted.

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A Rx for Family-Sized Housing in Seattle

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If cities like Seattle and Portland are serious about offering families viable alternatives to expensive single-family neighborhoods or the suburbs, there must be multifamily housing units where they can live.But Image by Seattle Planning Commission Family-Sized Housing Action Agendan.

Is a Land-Value Tax Illegal in Seattle?

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On June 6 th , 1889, a small gasoline and glue fire at a cabinet-making shop quickly became a raging inferno , and practically all of Seattle burned to the ground. Today’s Seattle was hastily rebuilt on top of the charred remains. See, Seattle v Rogers Clothing, 1990).

TripAdvisor survey: travelers going greener

Green Traveler Guides

News Portland San Francisco Seattle Green Travel News green travel trends ReutersGreen travel is gaining momentum with TripAdvisor members. More than 70 percent said they plan to make more eco-friendly choices over the next 12 months. Sixty-five percent said they made green choices over the past year TripAdvisor survey: travelers going greener is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Visual Yoga Blog: The Best Back Stretch in the World.

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Listen In: “It Gives Everyone—from a Dishwasher to a Bank President—a Voice”

Sightline Daily

Where did Honest Elections Seattle I-122 come from? Related Stories The Seattle Times’ Four Critiques of Honest Elections Seattle… Honest Elections Seattle Tames Lobbying Money Video: Who Funds Seattle’s Political Candidates?

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Video: Who Funds Seattle’s Political Candidates?

Sightline Daily

Ever wondered who funds Seattle’s political candidates? For your convenience and viewing pleasure, we condensed the report into a two minute video that paints a picture of Seattle’s money in politics. Who Funds Seattle’s Political Candidates?

HALA and the $100,000 Question

Sightline Daily

In the last ten months, Zillow says my house in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood has appreciated by more than $100,000. Seattle has about 150,000 houses like mine. But do the privileged in Seattle actually want housing to be more affordable? “What makes Seattle Seattle is not the particular blend of ramblers and Craftsmans on 5,000 square-foot lots. What makes Seattle Seattle is that it is a welcoming green city for all classes, races, and ages.”

Honest Elections Seattle Is legal

Sightline Daily

I’ve explained how Honest Elections Seattle works (for voters , candidates , and election officials ) and that it’s fraud-repellent and cheap. That’s what Honest Elections Seattle does. And that’s the main reason the Honest Elections Seattle Initiative is legal.

Honest Elections Seattle Tames Lobbying Money

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In 2013, during the last municipal election campaigns in Seattle, the ridesharing company Lyft was fighting for its life in a dispute over local taxi regulations. Had Honest Elections Seattle been in place, they might have reduced their lobbying budgets to stay under the threshold.

Take Control of Back Pain.

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