Sep 3, 2021
Today on the show Crystal is joined by a new co-host, Rich Smith, Associate Editor of The Stranger! They discuss competing plans to tackle homelessness in the mayoral race, a ridiculously racist email sent (recently!) by Bellevue School Board candidate Faye Yang, the deep need for accessibility to be central to transportation planning, and a rare alliance of landlords and renters threatening to sue King County to expedite the distribution of rental relief funds.
As always, a full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com.
“Bruce Harrell vows action on homelessness in parks, M. Lorena Gonzalez responds as Seattle mayoral race restarts” by Daniel Beekman of The Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/bruce-harrell-vows-action-on-homelessness-in-parks-m-lorena-gonzalez-responds-as-seattles-mayoral-race-restarts/
“Compassion Seattle measure will now appear on November ballot after court rejects appeal” from the Associated Press via King 5: https://www.king5.com/article/news/politics/compassion-seattle-homeless-measure-appeal-ballot-rejection/281-93aaa118-a937-4021-a118-eca1622679aa
“Bellevue School Board Candidate Argued that Black and Latino Kids Have Lower IQs Due to Genetics, Cited Debunked Book” by Rich Smith from The Stranger: https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2021/08/30/60818943/bellevue-school-board-candidate-argues-that-black-and-latino-kids-have-lower-iqs-due-to-genetics-cites-debunked-book
“Report Calls for Radical Inclusion of Disabled Nondrivers in Transportation Planning” by Natalie Bicknell Argerious from The Urbanist: https://www.theurbanist.org/2021/09/02/report-calls-for-radical-inclusion-of-disabled-nondrivers-in-planning/
“Landlord and tenant groups threaten to sue King County to speed up rent assistance” by Heidi Groover from The Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/real-estate/in-rare-partnership-landlord-and-tenant-groups-demand-king-county-speed-up-rent-assistance/
Transcript will be uploaded in the next week.