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Urban Politics #27: Special Urban Politics Press Release

February 20th, 1998

The football stadium Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was prepared in a manner that grossly overstates the football and exhibition hall financial contribution to the city of Seattle. More Importantly the shortfall could lead to the City further subsidizing professional sports. It is critical that the Seahawks pick up all auxiliary costs, such as traffic control and fire safety concerns, and not the city.

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Urban Politics #25: Introducing My Staff

January 25th, 1998

Lisa Herbold and Newell Aldrich are my two full time Legislative Assistants. Lisa was my campaign manager and is a graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in Political Science and Journalism. She has been with the Tenants Union for the last 5 years. Newell is a graduate of the UW with a dual degree in Political Sci. and Spanish. He handled press relations during the campaign. Prior to the campaign he had been Co-Chair of the Ralph Nader Washington State Campaign for Democracy. Frank Video, a former member of the Seattle Arts Commission and an established artist, is coming on as a half-time Legislative Assistant in February. Frank also preceded me as President of the 911 Media Arts Center. He attended the University of Washington and majored in Communications Research.

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Urban Politics #20: News On Local Candidates

May 1st, 1997

Is Jessie Wineberry really running again? He ran against Tina Podlowdowski for the last Council open seat in 1995 garnering 36% of the vote. That was the same year that Charlie Chong received only 31% against Margaret Pageler. If Chong could run again and win from a smaller base of votes than Wineberry had in 95, Wineberry must figure he has a good shot at winning. Others speculate that he has revived his campaign committee to raise funds to pay off debts left from his last campaign. Peter Steinbrueck, architect and civic activist, holds his first exploratory meeting Monday 4/21 with supporters to see if they can raise $50,000 in pledges by mid-May. If they can, he ‘s in the Mayoral race.

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Urban Politics #17: Holly Park Demolition

March 27th, 1997

The City Council’s support for the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) plans to demolish all 870 low income units and replace them with a fewer number of units serving the very low income, is weakening. Although the Council passed a resolution back in December supporting the plan, questions raised by critics led Council Members Jan Drago and Dick McIver to announce at the 43rd Democratic District meeting that the plan should be re- examined. Two other council members, Tina Podlodowski and Charlie Chan have also made similar statements.

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