#Hashtag Part 2
Folks! Folks. After a long hiatus, I am excited to share that my byline is returning to the Hashtag. For the seventeen folks who read this jumble of a blog - your long refuge from my tom-foolery has come to an end.
I know - some of y’all want to know about the Tweet. That is a story for another day. What I will say: I sent it, and took it down within minutes knowing it was an inappropriate (an understatement). Clearly not quickly enough, and I subsequently offered my resignation and apologies for the embarrassment and discord it caused CM Mosqueda and the floor more broadly. Despite what folks may tell you, this City Council is packed with public servants who care deeply for our communities, and it was truly the best job I have ever had. It’s unfortunate that the Tweet found its way to press, and Safe Seattle, but it is what it is.
The flip side: my replacement is amazing, and I get to pontificate here at the #Hashtag again! For how long? That is unclear. Obviously for as long as I’m unemployed, and then it depends on where I land. But while I’m here, let’s make the most of if!
There are big things coming up: the MHA legislation. Fort Lawton. Mercer Mega Block Disposition. On-Street Parking Regulations (maybe). More funding for affordable homes out of Olympia. The Select Committee on Homelessness and Housing Affordability in Seattle. the ADU legislation. A suite of State legislation designed to limit predatory delay tactics by anti-housing activists. The streetcar. Not to mention a slew of City Council races. So I’ll have the chance to be busy!
I’m also re-upping my commitment to allow folks who want to write about policies and goings on the opportunity to do the same. Zach has done a phenomenal job (when he has the opportunity), and I paid for at least another year of unlimited logins, so if you have something you want to drop into the #Hashtag, shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know!