I Agree With Herbold: What is the Value Exchange with MIZ?

Letter from McCullough

Councilmember Lisa Herbold has proposed some amendments to the Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ) scheme being considered by the Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee on Tuesday. In the simplest terms, these amendments¬†are asking a value exchange question: is there enough public benefit coming from the upzones that are proposed. Remember, MIZ is a mechanism that […]

Summation: MIZ is Mistake of Generational Proportions

The following is what I would say to the Planning, Land Use, and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee before it meets on Tuesday, August 2, with my two minutes if I am able to get them. Being able to give public comment these days is always hit or miss. I limited myself to 300 words. This is […]

Knee Deep in The Big Muddy: Will City Press On with MIZ?

June 20, 2016 Re: Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning Proposal in PLUZ Committee on 6/20/2016 Mayor Murray and Councilmembers, Attached you will find a three page list of process hang ups, rules, regulations, and code language that each add time and cost to the production of housing in Seattle. Each of these is a solvable challenge and […]