The “Public Input” Hoax

Brandi Kruse at Q13 calls out the “Public Input” hoax, wherein the City Council and mayor’s office claim to seek public input, but usually this is done long after they’ve decided what to do.

This approach has absolutely been the pattern with respect to:

  • The Head Tax
  • The selection of the city’s new Police Chief
  • Safe Injection
  • The opening of the “Tiny House Village” on Aloha
  • The 35th Avenue Repave project

…and countless other projects

Author: Steve Murch

Steve’s a Seattle-based entrepreneur and software leader, husband and father of three. He’s American-Canadian, and east-coast born and raised. Steve has made the Pacific Northwest his home since 1991, when he moved here to work for Microsoft. He’s started and sold multiple Internet companies. Politically independent, he writes on occasion about city politics and national issues, and created voter-candidate matchmaker Alignvote in the 2019 election cycle. He holds a BS in Applied Math (Computer Science) and Business from Carnegie Mellon University, a Masters in Computer Science from Stanford University in Symbolic and Heuristic Computation, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he graduated a George F. Baker Scholar. Steve volunteers when time allows with Habitat for Humanity, University District Food Bank, Technology Access Foundation (TAF) and other organizations in Seattle. read more

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