Upisode 33: Longtime advocate and former mayoral finalist Cary Moon swings by the bookstore and raps with Ian about growing up in the Midwest, land planning in Seattle, and the value of our city’s connection to the water. She explains the distinction between the successful public park (a city project) and the viaduct (a controversial state project) and discusses what she learned — and what confirmed that she already knew — during her 2017 run.
About the Cary Moon
Born in Michigan (not Indiana, despite what Wikipedia may say) and raised around the Midwest, Cary Moon came to Seattle as an
PWC proposed a surface option, demolishing the viaduct in favor of a boulevard, parks, and transit priority instead of the proposed elevated structure or freeway tunnel. The viaduct replacement plan was rejected in a public referendum in March 2007, earning Moon a Stranger Genius Award. The group was ultimately unsuccessful in preventing
Moon built her 2017 mayoral campaign primarily around affordable housing and inclusion in the face of extreme displacement caused by the gentrification of metro Seattle. She finished second in both the spring primary and the fall general election, losing a close election to former prosecutor Jenny Durkan.