commented on The Monday Morning News
Amazon sucks for not sponsoring the fireworks. It now owns most of the prime viewing spots. But provide something for the city at large and not its corporate profits? Noooooo.
commented on Small, Affordable Apartments: Seattle Needs More, Not a Moratorium
It is completely uncool to show a MUP board for 8 units on a tiny plot of land and have 48 people arrive. Don't care that developers claim these people don't bring cars: They do.
If that's going to be the case, change the permitting process so everyone is on the same page. Change the regulations around how many RPZ passes these units get (ZERO). Update the amount of density neighborhoods are taking...so that it reflects the reality of these units.
And perhance limiting the number of these units in a square mile radius...let all regions of the city share density growth. THAT creates a sustainable city.
commented on Ron Sims: "I Am Not Going to Run for Mayor."
Sims knew that instead of being a Golden Elder Statesman he would have been subjected to potentially very uncomfortable dig downs into his King County record and his federal job. Best for him and for the community not to have that reporting taking up headlines through the rest of the race.
A couple of the candidates already in the race could lead well. Will be good to hear more substance from them.
commented on Council Member Tom Rasmussen Wants to Freeze Construction of Affordable Housing
These units really are built via land use loophole and need more thought before more are built.
Suggestion: Devlopers can still build but deny permitting for microapartments and aPODments to have RPZ passes for those buildings. Neighborhoods take the people density, but not the cars. Less urban density theory, more practicality. (And if developers howl, too bad. They are minting gold for themselves with ROI on these buildings.)