commented on Watch Hillary Get Heckled About Climate Change Yesterday in Dover, New Hampshire
I'm not really surprised, as this is the line you've got to take in Ohio and Florida and Missouri to win an election, but it's really disheartening to see politicians feed the electorate claptrap about how this is a problem that can be fixed without sacrifices on the part of anyone. "We're going to fix this and your energy bill won't rise in the least bit!"
I yearn to be told hard truths. Punish me, Hillary. I can take it.
commented on Housing Affordability Committee: Tear Down This Parking! (And Build Homes for Humans!)
@24 - Bingo. I'm a card carrying member of the Urbanist Army in the War on Cars, but I'm also practical. As it stands now new developments can get out of the off-street parking requirements if they're located a quarter of a mile from a bus line that runs every 15 minutes for 12 hours. After work hours or on weekends, this city's transit service is pitiful, even with the added Prop. 1 hours. Waiting 15 minute for a bus isn't a big deal for a regular transit user like myself, but I'm a minority in this culture of immediate gratification and "time-is-money." I recognize the harm of centering our built environment around cars, but we can't force people out of their cars until we provide them with a reliable and responsive transit system. That "frequent transit" rule should be every 10 minutes for 15+ hours of the day, or even better. Prop. 1 was a band aid where a tourniquet was needed.
commented on How to Get Lost on the Rugged Olympic Coast
I'm tickled that the Stranger would highlight this natural wonder of the world that we're blessed to live so close to, but I wish they would have more respect for the Leave No Trace ethic next time. People are already sufficiently motivated to write on things in the wilderness without extra help from local media.