Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!

As we wind down the year it’s easy to get a bit reflective, even more so now that Smart Growth Seattle has existed for 5 years. In some ways that is a long run. In others, it’s only just a sliver of time. In the battle over what to do about housing and growth, it’s […]

On the West Coast Price Control Obsession Continues

A long, long time ago in an empire far away, an emperor decreed that prices were going up too fast and too high and he imposed a regime of price controls on everything from wheat to labor. The penalty for violating the controls was death. The emperor was Dioclectian, and in spite of his track […]

From the DJC: “Another Example of Why We Can’t Build Enough Housing”

Last week I got an email from a supporter with the words “another example of why we can’t build enough housing” in the subject heading and the following clip from the Daily Journal of Commerce. I’ve put an emphasis on key points in the text. New plan for Avalon site totals 40 units, not 102 […]