Every Home MattersĀ 


About a week ago I saw the car in the featured picture above parked feet from my apartment. It was an incredibly frustrating find because it was so clear what was going on here: this is somebody’s home, and some Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO) slapped a boot on it because it was illegally parked and […]

Upzoning Seattle’s Comfort ZoneĀ 


I have a guest editorial at Publicola that builds on some of my other commentary on how zoning in Seattle tends to reinforce segregation of people and family by race and class. I think the post is a bit challenging because it keeps pushing the wedge between the crowd in Seattle that tends to be […]

MIZU: The Same Effect as Rent Control?


One wonders what government would do without acronyms. Perhaps government programs would end up with catchy brand names like pharmaceuticals or cars. The Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE) Program might be called simply Multaxa or Exemptor. The Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Committee has a whole glossary of acronyms at the end of it’s […]