Vaccinating Against High Prices: Build More Housing!

Last Monday, one week ago, I traveled to San Francisco to be part of a panel hosted by the San Francisco Bay Area Renters Federation, or SF BARF. Now you can watch the panel in the video embed above. As I mentioned earlier, SF BARF is led by the charismatic and relentless Sonja Trauss. Trauss […]

Regulatory exactions! Linkage fees! Development charges! Oh my!


The Seattle Lawyer’s Chapter of the Federalist Society is hosting a seminar on the proposed linkage tax on Thursday of this week. Here are the details: Time : Thursday, January 15, 2015 04:00 PM Location: Riddell Williams PS Riddell Room, 45th Floor Safeco Plaza 1001 Fourth Avenue Seattle, WA 98054 Featured Speakers: Brian Hodges - Managing Attorney, Northwest Center of […]

Slides From First Meeting of Mayor’s Housing Committee

Here is a data rich slide show from the first meeting of what’s being called the Housing and Livability Agenda or HALA. I picked this up from Seattle Bubble (and also got the link from others) which had a great comment about supply I  agree with even though I have not reviewed the entire deck: I […]