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South of downtown, almost in its shadow
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father of two girls, slumlord to artists and musicians, lapsed painter, insufferable neighborhood activist

Apr 1, 2015 south downtown commented on Seattle's New Minimum Wage Law Goes into Effect Today.
By 2021, when you finally make $15/hour, you won't be able to afford to live here anyway...
Mar 31, 2015 south downtown commented on Young MIT Economist Argues That NIMBYism and Not Financial Assets Is the Source of Inequality.
The Stranger will do anything to use the word "NIMBY" in a story
Mar 19, 2015 south downtown commented on The Mayor Wants You to Fund a Huge Property Tax Levy for Transportation. Here’s What It’ll Buy..
the City has close to $2B in deferred roads/bridge infrastructure backlog. and that only covers the 40% of the roads that are arterials. we all know that many residential streets - where we also walk, bike and ride - are trashed pretty badly.

how much does this package really address that backlog? and as roads deteriorate from a poor condition to a failing condition pretty quickly (thereby rapidly increasing cost to repair), does this package of new goodies really make a dent in the overall burden that the City needs to address?
Mar 19, 2015 south downtown commented on Seattle Has a New Way to Elect City Council Members.
"allowing a slate of NIMBY candidates to push the council to the right."

proving that Groover isn't the smart journalist we were led to believe she was, and instead just parrots the silly aphorisms of the neo-liberal crowd...
Feb 10, 2015 south downtown commented on Hundreds of Shale Rigs Are Now in "Hibernation".
or its to kill alternative energy such as solar and wind...
Jan 31, 2015 south downtown commented on FBI Is Now Involved in Review of Officer Cynthia Whitlatch, at SPD's Request.
While the FBI is in town they should investigate the ginned up consultant report regarding the condition of the housing In Yesler Terrace that concluded that the only option was to sell the property and move all the po' folk off the hill and move the rich folk in
Jan 29, 2015 south downtown commented on Living in a Micro-Apartment Is "Like Living in a Closet".
"How much space do you need for one human?"

obviously not much if one "spends most of his downtime playing video games like Borderlands and Dragon Age."
Jan 16, 2015 south downtown commented on The City Council Is About to Approve Priority Hire Legislation. Here's What That Means..
classic election cycle pandering - crumbs to the poor and gifts to the unions.

(and the WA Bus sticker is a nice touch)

this process started in 2013, and this is the best we can do?
Jan 16, 2015 south downtown commented on The Search for General Tso: The Story Behind the Ubiquitous Dish.
"There are now more Chinese restaurants in the United States than there are McDonald’s, Burger Kings, and KFCs combined."

well, there may be hope for the US after all...