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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.


Deng Xiao Ping

The Trouble With Progressives: They’re Sometimes Not Very Progressive

All the talk of rent control and linkage taxes on new housing culminated for me on Sunday with a Facebook post. The post was about an article on income inequality. It’s the kind of wonky post I find mixed in my feed with baby pictures and Instagrams of people’s lunches and vacations. The thread, including […]


More Discussion About Parking at City Hall

The City Council’s Planning Land Use and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee heard back from Department of Planning and Development (DPD) staff yesterday reporting on a review of parking policy. The report was added to microhousing legislation last year by Councilmember Rasmussen who, by all accounts, seems to be on something of a campaign to add more parking […]

We Don’t Need Rent Control!

I have a guest editorial at Publicola about rent control. The editorial goes through what I wrote about earlier this week about the fact that we already have lots of rent restricted units in town and that we can always add more. Publicola published my modification of Councilmemer Sawants Soviet style posters calling for rent […]