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 […]

Low-Rise Appeal Unsuccessful

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Our appeal of the Department of Planning and Development’s (DPD) determination of non-significance (DNS) on legislation affecting low-rise zones was unsuccessful (you can read the whole decision here: W-14-001 DECISION_00001). The Hearing Examiner ruled on the narrow issue of whether DPD had made a mistake by not considering the impact of the proposal’s reduction of housing capacity […]

A Tax for Housing? OK, Sure!

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Ok. I give up. Let’s tax ourselves for housing. After all, housing is essential for job and population growth. We should support more of a good thing, right? But here’s the deal, the tax should be legal, equally assessed, and the revenues generated ought to solve our greatest housing need, housing for poor families. And […]