Don’t Make it Worse, Make it Better: Time for a Housing Plan


Often City Council meetings can get really crowded and not everyone gets a chance to speak. And two minutes goes by really fast. So, I am posting what I plan to say at tonight’s Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability meeting on Incentive Zoning. Whether I get to say it or not, you get to read […]

Why Small Houses Matter


I recently watched an episode of the FYI Network‘s new small-home reality show, Tiny House Nation, a show hosted by renovation experts John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin. Weisbarth and Giffin travel the country helping families design and build tiny homes. The homes can be in the city or the country, mobile or stationary, but they […]

Real Change and John V. Fox: Council is Making it Worse


What is the sure sign that something unusual is happening in politics? When unlikely people start to agree on things that really matter to them. Public opinion is coalescing against the Seattle City Council’s iterative, glitchstep, overly cautious, and insular approach to housing policy. Real Change, a publication unalterably committed to doing the right thing […]