Tag: Small Business

Pitting Struggling Small Business and Working People’s Needs During the COVID19 Crisis: Business as Usual for Seattle’s Political Establishment

March 25th, 2020

This week, I voted against a City Council bill that takes money away from low-income affordable housing and puts those funds towards small business pandemic relief. As I said in my remarks during the meeting, working people, struggling small businesses – the majority marginalized in a system that prioritizes extreme wealth for a few – […]

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WA State Should Urgently Repeal the Ban on Residential Rent Control!

January 23rd, 2017

On January 17, 2017, I sent a letter to Washington State House Speaker Frank Chopp and the House Local Government Committee, calling on them to reject HB 1082, an unjust bill that would have prohibited multiplicities from enacting commercial rent control. Cities like Seattle, where small businesses and working families face skyrocketing rents, need to […]

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23rd Avenue is Open for Business!

January 22nd, 2016

For months now, much of 23rd Avenue has been blocked off, under construction. Large construction projects like this one very often lead to much-needed street improvements, and are beneficial to┬áthe entire community in the long run. But impacts during┬áconstruction differ. Big businesses have the cash reserves to stay afloat and weather a loss of business […]

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