commented on Neighbors Ask the City to Evict Nickelsville
Jeez, his letter is awful. HPAC fails to see houseless people as people with legitimate homes and needs for stability. Their pseudo-concern that everyone have safe shelter is followed by a call for "aggressive bag-and-tag." Fuck, we're talking about human beings, not waterfowl.
commented on Drug Money
Does Kleiman's estimate include allowances for untaxed black market pot?
commented on Seattle Needs to Welcome Growth and Get Over Itself
Constructing new buildings isn't value free: it often displaces people along race and class lines. There is a human cost to when people are priced out of our homes by increases in real estate values, and as rental properties get sold to developers. Even the term "development" is a pretension that the land is currently lying fallow, undeveloped, when it's already serving the purpose of housing people.