Surprises behind every door
By Cathy Tuttle
Cathy is a 35 year resident of Wallingford running for City Council District 4 at cathy4council.org
Since I wrote a story about my campaign in Wallyhood in May, I’ve had the pleasure of walking up to almost every door in Wallingford and thousands more across City Council District 4, extending all the way east to Lake Washington.
In the past month in Wallingford, I’ve sat down with a long-haul truck driver, a man who built one of Seattle’s only Passive houses, a mom and adult child with cerebral palsy who have labored to build a fully accessible garden, social workers and students, and school teachers who share their bungalow with flight attendants so they can all live within easy commutes to their workplaces.
I’ve made paper greeting cards for FamilyWorks Family Resource Center and Food Bank with older adults from University House. I’ve waved to you along 45th in the Seafair Wallingford Family Parade with a family-friendly group. I’ve visited with people who have backyards that cozy up to I-5 who’ve been trying for years to get the Washington Department of Transportation to come out with consistent policies on encampments.
I commissioned a local District 4 artist and RISD student, John Bellew, to illustrate a Vision for Seattle that I’ve mailed to you with policies on workforce housing, homelessness, and climate action that I’d like to share with you. I’m still learning from you and I always will.