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Seattle City Council Has No Plan for Homeless Encampments

Day after day we see news reports about growing homeless encampments in city parks and on school property. These encampments threaten public safety and lack compassion for those who are living unsheltered, but the Seattle City Council has no plan to solve the problem. Instead, it has cut the...

Making Seattle Safer?

The refusal of the Seattle City Council to make a plan to address public safety is an endorsement of the status quo. If only they weren’t trying to make it worse. Councilmember Lisa Herbold’s Misdemeanor Loophole Since October, we’ve kept the pressure on the Herbold Loophole, which would’ve legalized...

Quarterly Update from Olympia

ChangeWA had a very busy first quarter of 2021 connecting citizens directly to policymakers in Olympia. We successfully generated more than 2,500 comments to Legislative leaders and Governor Inslee to join a chorus of Washingtonians in support of SB 5114 to more quickly and safely reopen small businesses across the state....

Small Business on the Brink

Even before the pandemic, small businesses in Seattle were struggling. Beneath the surface of a thriving tech and real estate boom, small businesses were being pushed to the brink of survival, threatened by rising rents and rising taxes, while public safety issues were ignored by the Seattle City Council....

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