The Lawyers: Linkage is Illegal but What About the Bargain Part 2


Yesterday, I posted the text of a letter signed by a group of respected land use lawyers concerning linkage taxes. They thought linkage was illegal and said so in a very bold statement. But how do their comments apply to the Mandatory Inclusion Zoning (MIZ) element in the Grand Bargain. I’ve gone through the letter […]

Thursday: Pacific Legal Foundation to Talk Grand Bargain and Takings

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Ethan Blevins of the Pacific Legal Foundation (the Foundation) will join us this Thursday at the regular breakfast meeting of the Seattle Builders Council (7:30AM at the Blue Star Cafe in Wallingford). Blevins will talk about the Foundation’s work in land use and housing and talk about his thoughts on legal issues related to the […]

Seattle Magazine on Tower Spacing: Rich People’s Views or More Housing?


I’ve already written about Councilmember Sally Bagshaw’s self serving efforts to squash more housing construction downtown with a tower spacing scheme. Now Seattle Magazine has an article about the fight brewing downtown about allowing more height and lot coverage. The problem with Bagshaw’s efforts, along from being a weird conflict of interest and possibly limiting housing […]