Seattle Department. of Neighborhoods needs a new director, again

Six months to the day after Mayor Bruce Harrell announced Greg Wong as his choice to lead the Department of Neighborhoods, he’s made another announcement about Wong … bumping him up to Deputy Mayor. The announcement says Wong’s appointment follows the resignation of Kendee Yamaguchi, who had been a deputy mayor for seven months.. Department of Neighborhoods deputy director Sarah Morningstar will lead DoN while a new permanent director is sought; she’s been with the department for four years, after 16 years as an educator. Wong had spoken to the District 1 Community Network about his DoN plans just last month.

6 Replies to "Seattle Department. of Neighborhoods needs a new director, again"

  • Derek August 1, 2022 (7:59 pm)

    Who do we lobby to to get rid of single family zoning?

    • WSB August 1, 2022 (8:07 pm)

      Zoning is not DoN’s department. You want to talk to the mayor, the council, the Office of Planning and Community Development. The term single-family housing already is out of the city lexicon, though – “neighborhood residential” has replaced it.

    • 1994 August 1, 2022 (9:57 pm)

      Single family zoning is a life choice for citizens that should not be taken away. 

      • Kevin on Delridge August 2, 2022 (8:40 am)

        A choice you will still be able to make if single family zoning is eliminated, but not the ONLY choice available for much of the city. Educate yourself.

      • DC August 2, 2022 (9:34 am)

        Single family housing is a life choice for citizens and no one is asking for that to go away. Single family zoning is a government mandated policy striping citizens of any choice on how to develop the land they own. 

  • J August 2, 2022 (5:38 am)

    Why did Yamaguchi resign? 

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