President’s Day: Trump No Reason for Local Leaders to Wage Class Warfare


Here’s a recent Facebook post by Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant: It’s time for politicians to move beyond platitudes to action. If Seattle is a sanctuary city, elected officials need to take radical measures to fight Trump’s attacks. The Mayor should not deploy police against peaceful protesters, but instead use police to shield immigrants from […]

Limit Demand for Housing? “You Can’t Get There From Here!”

Miguel Keeler on the Facebook group City Builders asked this question and I answered. I lightly edited my response to include come comments in [brackets] about free movement.  I’ve been thinking a lot about the demand for housing the area. You know what one radical solution just might help? Not allowing any more companies to move […]

David Neiman: Some Basic Facts on Small Efficiency Dwelling Units

Poster Boy

On February 16th, the Construction Code Advisory Board (CCAB) will make a final recommendation on reconciling the conflicts between the land use code which sets a minimum unit size for apartments at 220 square feet and the building code that has strong minimum size requirements within those units for habitability. This issue was hotly contested […]