Close Wins Indicate Electeds Will Have to Compromise


Nuala Sawyer Bishari. Photo by Laura Wenus // Public Press

With definitive election results now in, independent reporter Nuala Sawyer Bishari explains how newly elected city officials will likely shift the balance of city politics. Bishari also interprets the messages voters have sent City Hall through their decisions on local ballot measures, like the $600 million housing bond, a tax on passengers who use ride-hail services, and a regulation on vaping products that was backed by the vaping industry.

“To have a race that is separated by 188 votes to me really speaks to the fact that we need to come together more as a city and we need to understand one another’s positions, and we need to be better at building bridges.” — Nuala Sawyer Bishari

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