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New Ideas for a Growing City

Seattle is a growing and changing city with new people and families arriving every day. People fall in love with our city and want to make it their home. We need new ideas and a fresh approach to creating a wide range of housing choices for new people and families that want to join us in our beautiful corner of the world. Thank you for visiting our site and we hope you’ll join our efforts.

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Will Washington and Seattle Progressives Fix Climate and Housing?

In my last post I pointed out, at length, how the same divide among left-leaning progressives over inclusion and money in the debate over Initiative 732 also divides their approach to housing. I wrote that, in the end, the left is paralyzed by a conflict between doing what science and economics indicates and the subtler […]

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Why Washington Progressives Can’t Fix Climate and Housing

I’m going to vote “Yes” on Initiative 732, a proposal to impose a tax on carbon emissions, sale or use of certain fossil fuels, and fossil-fuel-generated electricity. I’ve written and said before that taxation serves three ends, raising revenue for public benefits, encouraging behavior that is beneficial and discouraging behaviors that are detrimental, and redistributing money (call it the Valdez […]

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Murray Starts Reelection Campaign by Disappearing Most Developers

I wasn’t there, but Josh Feit at Publicola has a good run down of Mayor Ed Murray’s kickoff party for his reelection effort in 2017. Yes, it’s true, we have another election coming up. I have to take a minute to point out how this Mayor operates and why he needs to make serious changes to […]