Mayor and Council: It’s Time to Assess How Much You’ve Pushed Up Housing Costs

We’ve been here before. The Council and Mayor have been on a regulatory spree over the last several years, killing small-lot development, mircohousing, downzoning the low-rise zones, imposing unhelpful laws affecting tenants and landlords, and they are poised to do more. Meanwhile, they can’t muster up enough courage to fix the problems with the definition […]

Over the Top Again? We Need a Better Plan.

One of my favorite comedies ever is the Blackadder series, a BBC sit com that ran in the 1980s. The series is named after the lead character, a acerbic, sarcastic, set upon, but relentlessly funny bit player in English history who is surrounded by people who are either not that bright or not that bright and […]

A Message from Weld Seattle

Note: I’m sharing this message on behalf of Amy King with Weld Seattle. If you aren’t familiar with Weld take a minute to read this email and check out the attachments. Together with other programs and organizations, Weld Seattle is helping people with criminal records transition into life and work here in Seattle.  Hello Smart Growth […]