Move In Rules More Rent Control Through the Back Door


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?

3rd Legal Post MIZ

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?


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 […]