Move In Rules More Rent Control Through the Back Door

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The Seattle City Council continues to consider an pass legislation that is, essentially, piecemeal rent control. The proposed legislation is full of unintended consequences and won’t work. Here’s a comprehensive explanation of why from the Rental Housing Association of Washington shared at today’s Council hearing on the legislation.  Re: CB 118756 – caps on rental […]

Abutting Lot Decision: What Would an 82.02.020 Challenge to MIZ Look Like?

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I’m not a judge and I don’t even play one on tee vee, but if I was a Judge asked to deliver a summary judgement on the legality of the City’s Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ) program, what they call Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA), what would I find and how would I rule? What kind of […]

Abutting Lot Decision: What Could it Mean for MIZ?

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In yesterday’s post I gave a simple explanation of what I think, as a lay person, Judge Barbara Mack’s Decision meant. Today I’m going to speculate about how a challenge of Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ) based on RCW 82.02.020, the plain language of which formed the basis of Judge Mack’s decision, might play out. There are […]