If you don't plan for the future, you won't be ready for it. We need to protect the natural resources of the region while encouraging urban revitalization, mixed-use zoning, and creating a vibrant and attractive downtown.
More growth can mean more traffic and worse commutes. Our residents deserve better options to connect Auburn's neighborhoods to our region's rapid transit centers and park and rides. We also need to ensure reliable service, making it convenient and easy to use for everyday riders.
Every resident deserves shelter. Providing "housing first" is the fastest way to ensure a safer community and a cleaner city for everyone. Along with basic housing, we need to increase services to help folks who need that extra support to make a fresh start and break out of the cycles causing their current circumstance.
Our residents face a misalignment between minimum wage and "housing wage." When full-time workers can no longer afford housing, we will never solve our region's homeless crisis. We need to improve worker protections, provide good training programs, and create a strong workforce to support our local businesses and build our economy as we recover from the pandemic.
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Kate Baldwin is a Senior Solution Architect who consults on IT Service Management and ServiceNow software for major public and private organizations throughout the PNW and the across the United States. Baldwin has worked for Covestic since 2012, going from one of the most junior consultants brought on staff, to becoming both the youngest and only female solution architect within the practice.
Prior to joining in the Seattle tech scene, Baldwin graduated from Michigan State University, then moved to Idaho as a newspaper reporter covering K - 12 education, state, and federal education policies. She also worked with a grant-funded, non-profit to support farmers and ranchers following organic and sustainable practices to build and strengthen their businesses through SBDC-like trainings.
Today, Baldwin lives in Auburn with her husband and serves as the Recording Secretary of the 47th District Democrats. In her spare time, she enjoys reading with her book club, experimenting in the kitchen, trying to keep her plants alive, and having all kinds of outdoor adventures like camping, swimming, biking, skiing, paddle-boarding, and even rock climbing.