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January 22, 2015 at 4:33 PM

Taxes and utilities can cause rent increases

Danny Westneat’s column and any article for the last two years about rent increases in the city of Seattle have all forgotten to mention several reasons for the rent increases [“Even some landlords shocked by rent hikes,” Local News, Jan. 16]. All utilities have gone up as well as power, such as gas and…


Comments | More in Housing | Topics: Danny Westneat, Linda L. Jacobin, property tax

November 4, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Neighborhood transformation: Hurting longtime residents

I read, with some amusement The Seattle Times article on the tearing down of ramblers in older Bellevue neighborhoods [“Teardowns transforming Bellevue neighborhoods,” Local News, Nov. 2]. This has been going on in South Snohomish County for years. Our once peaceful neighborhood has become a hodgepodge of older ramblers and 3,000- to 4,000-square-foot…


Comments | More in Housing | Topics: bellevue, Dorothy Tobin, property tax

June 20, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Property-tax levy proposed to fund Seattle council campaigns

Spending cap is a better option This plan is sweet for The Seattle Times and all the media sharks in Seattle that will make money if this is approved. [“Editorial: Support public financing of Seattle Council races,” Opinion, June 15.] What we should be doing is what we did in college when I ran for student…


Comments | More in Economy, Politics, Seattle | Topics: campaign, campaign funding, fundraising

June 12, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Property taxes may fund council campaigns

Give taxpayers a choice The proposal to finance Seattle City Council campaigns with a property-tax levy is a bad measure and seems like yet another grab for money — $1.5 million — by politicians to benefit what group? Ah yes, the politicians. No surprise there [“Seattle considers tax levy to fund council campaigns,” NWMonday, June…


Comments | Topics: campaign finance, City Council, property tax