A couple of us were out on Sunday distributing flyers to local businesses and booths at the Ballard Sustainability Festival. We were pleased with how many people had already heard about us from My Ballard.blog and King 5 News, and how supportive everyone was, including the crowd that had gathered on a very muddy lawn at the Ballard Commons to hear Mayor Mike McGinn speak.
We emphasized that we aren't simply complaining about our own individual situations, but rather trying to draw attention to the larger issue of what kind of city we're becoming, how we treat the most vulnerable, and what we allow the most privileged to get away with. No one begrudges the new owners of the Lockhaven the right to improve their property and to profit from it. It is rather how they have gone about it, with no regard for the law or even basic human decency.
|Our flyer on the counter of Annie's Art and Frame|