NPI's Cascadia Advocate

Offering commentary and analysis from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, The Cascadia Advocate provides the Northwest Progressive Institute's uplifting perspective on world, national, and local politics.

Daily Archives: September 13th, 2023

Teresa Mosqueda proposes amending Seattle’s charter to stagger council terms and prepare city for switch to even-year elections

Excerpt: Mosqueda is putting on the table a thoughtful proposal to adjust the election timing for Seattle's eleven executive and legislative positions. The proposal takes the form of a charter amendment that would be submitted to voters in November of 2024.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Taking Hilltop Link for a test spin: This is what it was like to ride up to St. Joseph in Tacoma

Excerpt: In advance of the grand opening on Saturday morning, Sound Transit kindly offered a preview ride for agency boardmembers and representatives of media organizations. CEO Julie Timm and senior agency staff were present to talk about the new streetcar vehicles and stations, and did a great job explaining the history of the project and the obstacles Sound Transit overcame to get it built.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Policy Topics, Public Planning
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Rebecca Saldaña, Patrick DePoe announce candidacies for Commissioner of Public Lands

Excerpt: The field of candidates hoping to succeed Hilary Franz as Washington's Commissioner of Public Lands is growing again, with two more Democrats joining the contest as of September 2023.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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