A Letter from Stockholm on Rent Control

Stockholm to Seattle Rent Control

(The following was written by a resident of Stockholm as a letter from Stockholm to Seattle. You can watch last week’s rent control debate in it’s entirety here) Dear Seattle, I am writing to you because I heard that you are looking at rent control. Seattle, you need to ask your citizens this: How would […]

Sara Maxana: “I love the changes I have seen in my community”


The following are comments offered ahead of passage of low-rise legislation by the Seattle City Council on Monday. Sara Maxana is a Ballard resident who has worked in the field of sustainability in Seattle and the region for the last decade. She currently is a planner at the Puget Sound Regional Council.  Hello. My name […]

Mike Scott: Can You Handle The Truth About Apartment Rents?

The average apartment rent in Seattle rose 8.3% in the past year. That’s a lot. No doubt about it. It beats inflation. It beats wage growth. So some in the media and special interest groups take to calling this a problem of skyrocketing rents, a crisis, an emergency. Is it really? Let’s take a look. […]