Rent Control on Blabbermouth

I was happy to wade into a debate about rent control on The Stranger’s Blabbermouth podcast last week. There aren’t many voices, including on the City CouncilĀ (with the exception of Councilmember Bagshaw who attended a twist and shout meeting about rent control last week but wasn’t allowed to say anything), standing up to challenge the […]

Save the Date: DADU Lunch and Learn at Seattle City Council

Completed Backyard Cottage

A week from today, Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee Chair, Mike O’Brien will host a lunch and learn in the City Council Chambers at noon on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), especially Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs) or Backyard Cottages. While they go by different names, ADUs are essentially a way of adding another […]

Watching Pedestrian Designation Proposal


The Seattle City Council is considering expanding the number of areas that designated P or Pedestrian. Pedestrian zones are areas that have a lot of retail use concentrated in a way that allows more walking and less driving. In a way, designating more of these zones is both trying to preserve walkability and promote it. […]