The Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy (CASE) is a political organization representing diverse local businesses of every size and sector. Sponsored by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, CASE is committed to creating an affordable, livable, and safe city for all Seattleites.
CASE recently announced its candidate endorsements for the 2017 primary elections. The endorsed candidates all demonstrated a strong commitment to improving the quality of life and economic opportunities for all Seattleites, particularly on four core issues:
- Traffic in and around Seattle is getting worse. CASE supports candidates who will prioritize reducing traffic congestion, improving transit, and helping move people and goods faster around the city.
- In Seattle’s neighborhoods, including downtown, homelessness is a major concern for residents, visitors, and local businesses. CASE supports candidates who will advance long-term systemic reforms to the City of Seattle and King County’s approach this issue. These reforms should reflect best practices to get more people out of homelessness and into permanent, stable housing, as outlined in the reports done by Barbara Poppe and Focus Strategies.
- Seattle is experiencing incredible prosperity, however some people are being left behind. CASE supports candidates who will help grow local businesses, expand family-wage jobs, and encourage building housing for people of all income levels.
- Seattle is rapidly growing and changing. CASE supports candidates who understand what makes Seattle great, and will uphold those values while continually striving to make Seattle one of the best cities in the nation to live, work, and play.
2017 Seattle City Council Endorsements: