David Brewster, a founding member of Post Alley, has a long career in publishing, having founded Seattle Weekly, Sasquatch Books, and Crosscut.com. His civic ventures have been Town Hall Seattle and FolioSeattle.
Marshall Foster, who has a handsome list of accomplishments in big projects (he's the city's planning director and supervises the Waterfront Park), has just been named the interim director of Seattle Center.
One of the strengths of Asaka's book is the way it writes "history from below," digging up information about ordinary, struggling, marginalized people who don't make the newspapers or merit biographies.
Making some of Seattle arts free, thus improving access for young people and those of limited income, would be a worthy imported idea to both help the arts (struggling post-pandemic) and to broaden audiences. And to help with the downtown revival.