Parable of LimeBike: What if the City Council Treated Bike Share Like Housing?

The other day I was at a meeting in Fremont. When it was done, I decided I’d just walk back to my office in South Lake Union. It was a beautiful day, I could make calls and still send a couple e-mails on the way. I got a across the Fremont Bridge, and there, right […]

The Dori Monson Show Highlights Non-Proift Housing Industrial Complex

Once again Dori Monson gets it and then says something about it. And, as I wrote last week here and at Forbes, Governor Jay Inslee simply doesn’t get how housing works; or he does and he doesn’t want anyone to know about it. Every time I point out and criticize spendy subsidized projects, I get […]

MHA in the International District is Unfair and Ignores Complexity of the Neighborhood

June 14, 2017 To:                   Councilmember Rob Johnson, Chair, Planning Land Use and Zoning Committee From:             Roger Valdez, Director, Smart Growth Seattle Re:                   Implementation of Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) in the             […]