Thursday: Pacific Legal Foundation to Talk Grand Bargain and Takings

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Ethan Blevins of the Pacific Legal Foundation (the Foundation) will join us this Thursday at the regular breakfast meeting of the Seattle Builders Council (7:30AM at the Blue Star Cafe in Wallingford). Blevins will talk about the Foundation’s work in land use and housing and talk about his thoughts on legal issues related to the […]

Grand Bargain: Neighborhoods Are Figuring It Out


When the Grand Bargain was first announced I actually embraced it –well, sort of. My rationale was that the cash and exactions squeezed from builders could be offset by the additional housing capacity; also I thought, maybe, neighborhoods outrage at upzones would be effectively neutralized by the fact that the upzones would come with rent restricted housing. […]

George Lucas on the Down Side of Star Wars: “There’s More to it Than That.”

You didn’t think you’d be reading about Star Wars here did you? Well, here’s my Star Wars post. Why Star Wars? Well, George Lucas, the creator of the epic series of films, did an interview with Charlie Rose at the end of last year talking about his feelings about saying goodbye to Star Wars (he […]