Who is Peter Goldman?
You’ve seen him vehemently opposing the Seattle Arena MOU during public comment at the Seattle City Council, representing both the ILWU and himself as a resident of West Seattle.
“A public entity should not be making backroom deals.”
– Peter Goldman on the Port of Seattle (February 24, 2015)
The same environmental attorney, Peter Goldman, now represents the ILWU and backs the Port of Seattle’s disinformation campaign that is attempting to kill the Seattle Arena MOU—a deal that would give Seattle the “Greenest” arena facility in the country featuring its revolutionary Living Machine ecological treatment system.
Something smells fishy on the Seattle waterfront. What’s the story, Mr. Goldman? You don’t want progressive Seattle to lead the way in terms of building environmentally friendly infrastructure? Why are you siding with the same pollution machine you protested against just last year? What is the price tag to betray one’s own values in order represent special interests?
Digging a little deeper, Peter Goldman was accused of violating campaign laws governing political donation limits in 2004.
In 2015, campaign records show Goldman contributed the maximum of $700.00 to Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, which may help explain her sudden change from being a strong arena supporter in 2012 to becoming a fierce opponent of the Occidental Avenue Street Vacation in 2016. (Read our full post: Bagshaw Betrayal Breakdown).
The remaining Seattle City Councilmembers should see clearly through the transparent arguments of arena opponents and do the right thing for the Will of the People. Who can be trusted with the future of our region? The greed of special interests should not come before the good of our city and its citizens.
Email the Seattle City Council now to let them know they need to approve the Occidental Avenue Street Vacation and the Seattle Arena MOU!