Aug 23 Mr. X commented on Mayor Convenes Homelessness Task Force; Won't Stop Problematic Encampment Sweeps.
I'm no fan of a lot of these sweeps, but I deal with the garbage people who are homeless leave behind on an almost daily basis in the U-District, and we're talking about stuff that is in the same alley as about a dozen unlocked dumpsters they could be using to throw trash away in and don't.
Aug 12 Mr. X commented on Why State Senator Reuven Carlyle—a Democrat Representing Ballard—Won't Endorse Sound Transit 3.
I generally dislike Carlyle (aka Neoliberal Charter School Tech Toady #1) but he's got stones to buck the D establishment on this - ST3 is WAY too expensive and WAY WAY too regressive.

(PS to the poster @1 - even though I think it would be an improvement if sales taxes were truly limited an income tax is NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER going to happen in WA. Did I say NEVER enough?)
Aug 4 Mr. X commented on Seattle's Neighborhood Councils Are Exclusionary, Self-Interested "Cartels," and the City Wants to Cut Ties with Them.
Ack, no plural on council and renters and people of color. Poor multitasking...
Aug 4 Mr. X commented on Seattle's Neighborhood Councils Are Exclusionary, Self-Interested "Cartels," and the City Wants to Cut Ties with Them.
With the exception of very (and I mean VERY) few groups that are limited to homeowners only, the vast majority of neighborhood (and by extension District) council's welcome renters of people of color. The problem is that they tend not to participate in civic life (and they also don't vote reliably, either).

GFY, junior.
Jul 5 Mr. X commented on #RezoneSeattle.
Actual, a real progressive would advocate for stronger government regulation of business, and end to subsidies to attract tech jobs to overcrowded markets like Seattle, significant impact fees, significant construction of public (vs nonprofit) housing, and serious intervention in the so-called free market that is failing most of the (soon-to-be-former) residents of Seattle as well as those of areas that really need job growth and new residents.

May 16 Mr. X commented on Hey YIMBYs, Show Up at This Anti-Upzone Meeting in the University District Tonight.
@17,

Per DPD 2015 report to the City Council (p2)

"The flexible approach to parking was was expanded over time so that new development is not required to provide parking in Urban Centers, light rail station areas, and most parts of Urban Villages (on sites within a 1/4 mile walk of of a stop with frequent service."

Your project is almost certainly outside of the Urban Center Boundary.
May 16 Mr. X commented on Hey YIMBYs, Show Up at This Anti-Upzone Meeting in the University District Tonight.
Yeah, a shit ton of 300' tall tech office buildings where there are now affordable low and midrise apartment buildings is gonna bring rent down for sure!

Trickle-down economics by any other name.....

PS - @3 and 7 - parking requirements in the U-District (and I think in most other urban centers) have already essentially been eliminated (despite the fact that the professional liars at DCLU/DPD/SDCI promised that they'd be preserved when the neighborhood agreed to the last set of major upzones).
May 6 Mr. X commented on More Growth Please.
Ben Schneidelman can move his ass to Houston if he wants to live in a free market developers paradise where there is no zoning.

Failing that, maybe he can at least put his money where his mouth is and move closer to his tech job on the Eastside so I don't have to subsidize his transit commute with my car tab fees.
Apr 28 Mr. X commented on Why Did the City Kill Its Own Plan to Build Life-Saving Bike Lanes in Downtown and South Seattle?.
@22,

Kiss my recreational bike riding/commuting far-too-often in traffic that a vocal (and smug, privileged, and insufferably self-righteous) 3% minority of street users have created ass, Mags....

PS - on behalf of all of the disabled folks and delivery drivers who are being screwed bigtime by a lot of these new protected bike lanes, fuck you right back.