HALA’s Highest Impact Recommendations: Is Anyone Working on Them?

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What bedevils the housing conversation in Seattle today is the confusion between the 65 recommendations in the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Committee Mayor Murray convened last year and one of those recommendations and the most problematic, Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ) also known as the Grand Bargain. Even last week at a panel discussion a colleague said […]

Seattle Times: Mayor Murray Overstates Benefits of Mandatory Inclusionary Scheme

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On the eve of Mayor Murray’s big press conference (today at Beacon Hill’s light rail station at 11AM) on his Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ) scheme, Daniel Beekman at the Seattle Times has finally written a story blowing the lid off the confusing and somewhat sorted reality of the much touted and hailed Grand Bargain. It’s […]

Keep It Simple: More Housing, More Cash for People Who Need it, and More Jobs!

The Reno News posted an article and video in January that explains why housing prices are high in the Reno-Sparks market. The video explains in less than two minutes the problem: not enough housing is available and wages aren’t keeping up with costs of living. We’ve said this before, pointing out the idea of a guaranteed […]