Seattle Times: Mayor Murray Overstates Benefits of Mandatory Inclusionary Scheme


On the eve of Mayor Murray’s big press conference (today at Beacon Hill’s light rail station at 11AM) on his Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ) scheme, Daniel Beekman at the Seattle Times has finally written a story blowing the lid off the confusing and somewhat sorted reality of the much touted and hailed Grand Bargain. It’s […]

Hold the Date: How to Build Support for More Housing in Seattle


“How to Build Support for More Housing in Seattle: Advocacy and Grassroots Organizing” McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside Restaurant 1200 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 6:00 – 8:30 PM Join Roger Valdez, Director of Smart Growth Seattle, and Sonja Trauss, principal at the San Francisco Bay Area Renters’ Federation (SF […]

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden: A Meeting With Some Seattle Neighbors

If you’ve been paying attention, even a little bit of attention, you’ll know I don’t have much patience for most arguments made by neighbors about growth and new housing. In fact, I usually consider their arguments red herrings, mostly bluff and bluster about whatever they can come up with to create doubt, throw up process barriers and […]