Rent Control on Blabbermouth

I was happy to wade into a debate about rent control on The Stranger’s Blabbermouth podcast last week. There aren’t many voices, including on the City Council (with the exception of Councilmember Bagshaw who attended a twist and shout meeting about rent control last week but wasn’t allowed to say anything), standing up to challenge the […]

DPD Says Council “Went a Little Too Far” on Microhousing

Yeah. I know. I read that headline from the Puget Sound Business Journal twice too. Was I dreaming? Nope. Here’s what the Director of Planning and Development, Diane Sugimura, said at a forum about affordable housing: Responding to the outcry among micro-housing foes, the council last fall unanimously approved new regulations. Mini-apartment projects now can be no […]

Micros and Housing: Smart Growth Seattle on the Dave Ross Show

Yesterday morning I had the chance to be on the Dave Ross Show on KIRO Radio. I think the interview was a great chance to get our message across about microhousing but also about the importance of housing affordability and choice in general. Give the segment a listen in the embed below.