Rent Control? What About Cost Control?


Yesterday, 43rd Legislative District Candidate Jess Spear made a case for rent control.  We’ve already explained why rent control is inflationary, and a bad idea whether it is imposed by the City Council or a Roman Emperor. But how fast are rents rising? And what will make them go higher? What effect would rent control […]

Don’t Make it Worse, Make it Better: Time for a Housing Plan


Often City Council meetings can get really crowded and not everyone gets a chance to speak. And two minutes goes by really fast. So, I am posting what I plan to say at tonight’s Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability meeting on Incentive Zoning. Whether I get to say it or not, you get to read […]

Why Small Houses Matter


I recently watched an episode of the FYI Network‘s new small-home reality show, Tiny House Nation, a show hosted by renovation experts John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin. Weisbarth and Giffin travel the country helping families design and build tiny homes. The homes can be in the city or the country, mobile or stationary, but they […]