commented on It's Time for Plan C: A Seattle-Only Transit Solution
Woops, my math was off by a decimal point, $75 a year more in my property taxes isn't so much. I still think pushing it on homeowners seems wrong though. I ride the bus, I'll pay more for my pass, and at least taxing tabs seems more in line with where the money comes from and goes.
commented on Jägermeister Becomes Symbol of Gentrification and Gay-Bashing on "Cap Hill"
I've been calling it Cap Hill on and off since the '80s and I don't think Jager draws the douchebags to the Hill in any way, they have it in every bar. It seems like if you wanted to target the biggest thing that's drawn douchebags to the Hill, it would be the Capitol Hill Block Party. They come, party, have fun for the first time at the Block Party, then return in future weekends and get drunk and are asses to the locals. Not knocking the Block Party, but you all know it's what happens.
commented on James Keblas Out, Kate Becker In as Director of Seattle's Office of Film + Music
Kate Becker is one awesome person that has made an enormous difference in Seattle's music scene for decades. It's hard to dislike this decision and I just don't understand the petition or why people think it will go anywhere. I like James a lot and think he's done great things for this town (and will continue to do so), but his replacement is also a fantastic and well respected person. Sometimes change is good, even when it's hard. It brings in new energy, a new perspective and helps things progress.