Oct 24, 2013
commented on Using Women
If something is a priority you don't "fold it in" somewhere for administrative reasons. Nickels did the same when he tried to merge the Women's Commission with the Human Rights Commission (though he eliminated a staffer). It's a message you send to the community about what's important.
And I think we can all agree to disagree about the crime downtown.
Sep 11, 2013
commented on Crime Is Not Actually Spiking Downtown
Violent crime may be down, but street disorder is certainly worse. More aggressive behavior - panhandling, loitering, drug dealing in plain site. Regardless if someone is stabbed or not, it's what makes people "feel" unsafe and should be controlled.