HB 1084: Pollett Pushes Anti-Housing Legislation Again


Last year you may remember State Representative Gerry Pollett’s efforts to pass legislation that would have provoked more costly appeals of new housing in single-family zones. We posted about the legislation then and urged people to contact Representative Pollett to urge him to stop pushing the legislation. Fortunately, last year, that legislation failed. But Pollett is back with House […]

What is Affordability?

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In the weeks ahead we’ll be delving more into research about how the City is establishing what it calls “housing need.” The foundation of almost all the discussion over the last several years has been the assumption that housing is affordable when it consumes 30 percent or less of a household’s income, discounted for some […]

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 […]