Here in Seattle, we want everything now. While that might not
have always been the case, this constantly expanding metropolis now
dictates we be in a constant state of impatience.
Rather than basking in the warmth of a beautiful Sunday in Seattle, a
large number of people instead got heated during what has been
described by many as a very frustrating Democratic legislative-district
No agencies ever use slogans for preventing
homeless people from dying — it’s quite the opposite. Quantifiable data
points are important. Survival? Not so much.
The last week has shown us how local governments work — or rather, don’t work for the public good.
Local government officials must moonlight as comedians — or at least
they should because Seattle traffic has become such a joke. But that
doesn’t stop officials from making the city the punch line of even more
It speaks volumes that Seattleites were more captivated by a man who
climbed an 80-foot sequoia tree in the middle of Downtown Seattle than by the visit of presidential candidate
and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Whether the city continues its partnership with online residential
community site Nextdoor.com appears to be up in the air. While the site
has its uses, fostering inclusiveness at public meetings is not
currently one of them.