While other cities have struggled to finance their existing transit, Sun Belt cities like Phoenix have embraced light rail as a way to transform urban life.
But can he survive in an increasingly liberal Seattle?
In some of the country’s most expensive cities to live, economists worry increased incomes will put even more pressure on housing markets.
Wealthier people often move to gentrifying neighborhoods for the mom-and-pop stores, but their presence is driving the shops away. Can cities save them?