commented on How Mayor Ed Murray Is Stumbling on Gender Pay Equity
Well, Murray lied -- repeatedly -- about the Domestic Violence office... so why stop now with campaign promises?
But give him a break on the discrimination claim. I mean, really?, $5,000 more is pennies in salary negotiations and ignores the fact that Brazel was TERRIBLE at her job. If it only cost a few thousand to get someone who knows what they're doing, then his staff negotiated that one pretty well.
commented on Mayor Murray Puts the Brakes on Eviction of Ravenna Tent City
Too bad Scott Morrow didn't tell the press that Haller Lake United Methodist voted to extend the time that Tent City could stay there... but SHARE refused to accept their offer. Scott prefers to go for publicity and playing political games with elected officials.
commented on Guest Editorial: Progressives Should Support Transportation Proposition 1
@12, Actually, unlike the County Council with the previous measure, the City Council has several other funding alternatives they could pursure -- like the two Sawant and Licata proposed earlier. Some of them -- again, like the two proposed earlier -- don't even require a vote of the people at all.
Sales tax is a terrible burden on low-income folks right now. What the hell was the point of raising the minimum wage to give low-income folks moer money, if we just make them spend it in taxes? That low-income fare will only be available to those who jump through the hoops to qualify for it, and the car tab "fix" will only rebate 1/3 of the charge!
commented on Why a Seattle Cop's "Embarrassing Facebook Rant" Matters
I get that this makes Hall look bad, is perhaps deserving of a conversation with his supervisor, and perhaps reveals much to us about his potential conduct as an officer... BUT it still should not be grounds for firing.
If he's making comments on his private social media account, outside of work hours, it really isn't anyone's business.
Dominic, how would you like it if The Stranger decided to fire you based on something you wrote on Facebook? What if SPD or the City complained because of something you wrote about the Chief or the Mayor's Office or the officer who harrassed you?
Would ANY of us be okay with being fired from our jobs for expressing something during our own off-the-clock time and not on behalf of our place of employment? If not, then it's NOT okay to hold others to a higher standard. We don't subject police officers to a morality test or a political oath, and we don't elect officers to their positions either.