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UP #385 – Final Urban Politics from City Hall. But the show goes on!

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Urban Politics (UP) blends my insights and information on current public policy developments and personal experiences with the intent of helping citizens shape Seattle’s future.

I’ve decided to continue writing Urban Politics and keeping its intent and format roughly the same. However, it will obviously no longer be hosted at city hall. For that reason, I’m moving it over to my new website, which will serve as a link with others organizing both locally and nationally around urban issues. This conversion will not happen overnight. It will be a slow but deliberate process. As it grows, I expect to draw in other writers and contributors from other cities.

I’m also working on hosting the cultural elements from my current council web page, by moving over Words Worth with over 200 poems from about that number of poets, and also Film Forum, with its selection of film clips, and finally Seattle Composer. Ideally, these same cultural activities can be collected and shared from other cities.

The details still have to be worked out but as I recall Joe Cocker telling me (and about 500,000 others at Woodstock), I’ll get by “with a little help from my friends.”

One final note, should you wish to skip this next journey just unsubscribe using the link below this message and you will be cut free.

I thank each of you for making my time on the council as fulfilling an endeavor anyone could ask for.

Ever onward,


P.S. If you are free, please come by Town Hall on January 19th, 7:30 pm for my talk on Becoming a Citizen Activist – Stories, Strategies and Advice on How to Change Our World. Go to the following website

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Comment from Carol Arnold
Time January 22, 2016 at 10:44 am

Hi Nick, I enjoyed chatting with you at Folio the other day and I ordered your new book. Will you give me the name again of the literary agent you used? I need someone for Jim’s book on the Modoc War. Thanks — Carol Arnold

Comment from brenda loew
Time January 23, 2016 at 9:51 pm

Hi Nick, Please put me on your list, i very much appreciate what you have done for the city and want to stay in touch. I’m #32 on the list to read your new book through the library…Unfortunately i’ll miss your talk at the library next week, but hope to stay connected. THANK YOU for all you have done representing the people. hugs & bows, Brenda

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