As candidates are putting their names in the ring for some
districts, other longtime Seattle City Council members announced last
week that they won’t take part in the city’s first-ever district-based
elections in November.
In light of the heightened scrutiny from the federal
investigation into the Seattle Police Department’s (SPD) use of force,
the department has been open with how it disciplines officers, with news
surfacing with unexpected regularity.
I’m writing this column on an airplane on my way to Panama,
where the pace is decidedly different and the distractions are
largely within my control.
A few concerned neighbors have filed a legal complaint
with the city Department of Planning and Development against the opening
of an Urban Rest Stop in Ballard.
I feel compelled as a person of color to respond
to Geov Parrish’s column on “white supremacism” and Ferguson (“The home
front,” Jan. 7). He seems to have a selective memory.
Every year, we make resolutions. With this in
mind, I asked the people featured in my column last year to share their
New Year’s vows for 2015.