Ep. 069 – Phil Tavel, running for Seattle City Council District 1 (West Seattle)

Ep. 069 – Phil Tavel, running for Seattle City Council District 1 (West Seattle)

This week’s guest is Phil Tavel, who is running for Seattle City Council District 1 (West Seattle). Phil has lived in West Seattle for over 20 years, has owned multiple small businesses and is primed to be a great representative for the desires and needs of the people in District 1. Phil is running for City Council because he believes that Seattle can do better. Four years ago he ran for City Council and finished 3rd. Phil says that the time for change is long overdue, and he wants to provide Seattle with a voice of moderation and common sense.

Tavel is heavily involved in the community’s civic organization. He is currently the vice president of the Morgan Community Association (MoCA), on the board that runs the Morgan Junction Festival, vice president on the board of directors of Allied Arts, Seattle’s oldest civic organization which was primarily responsible for saving Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square, and is on the board of directors of the Seattle Green Spaces Coalition in West Seattle. Additionally, Phil has participated in 500 trivia nights at Talarico’s Pizzeria, raising funds for organizations such as the West Seattle Helpline, Westside Baby, and the YMCA after school program.

Phil Tavel can bring new experiences to the Seattle City Council. As a former high school Physics teacher and past owner of multiple small businesses, Phil is capable of understanding difficult issues and is ready to listen to the people of Seattle.

Learn more about Phil Tavel, his drive for change and why he is running for the Seattle City Council on this episode of the Sea-Town Podcast.

Episode Highlights:

  • Why Phil is running for Seattle City Council
  • Backed by the community
  • He has a business background
  • Involvement in community civic organization
  • What he believes needs to change:
    • Listening to everyone
    • Understanding our budget
    • Collaborating
  • Multi-Department Rules (MDARs) and homelessness
  • Explanation of MHA – the Mandatory Housing Affordability up-zone
  • What Phil can bring to the Seattle City Council

Links & Resources:

Guest’s Contact Info:

Phil Tavel
(206) 206-507-4962

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