Frequent Transit Service: One Man, Two Words

The most well known quote by military theorist Carl von Clausewitz is that “war is the continuation of politics by other means.” But the inverse of Clausewitz’s formulation is no less true, that “politics is the continuation of war by other means.” There is little relationship between the tactics of winning political battles and making […]

July 5, 2012: A Reminiscence on a Defense on Density

Facebook has evolved much over the last decade and even over the last five years. A feature I have grown to appreciate is the “On This Day” feature that allows one to go back to see what one posted exactly a year ago, or three years ago, or depending how long one has been on […]

MHA in the International District is Unfair and Ignores Complexity of the Neighborhood

June 14, 2017 To:                   Councilmember Rob Johnson, Chair, Planning Land Use and Zoning Committee From:             Roger Valdez, Director, Smart Growth Seattle Re:                   Implementation of Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) in the             […]