How Does Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant Plan to “Make Seattle Affordable for All”?

I drove down to Leschi last weekend, and I saw a surprising number of yard signs promoting the re-election of Kshama Sawant to the Seattle City Council. As you can see in the photo at right (taken from her campaign’s Twitter feed), the slogan on these signs implies that Sawant’s main goal is to “Make […]

Seattle Advisory Committee to Study Affordable Housing

Hat tip to the West Seattle Blog, who yesterday posted about a City of Seattle advisory committee on affordable housing. The city is gearing up to attempt to “develop a bold agenda for increasing the affordability and availability of housing in our city by convening a Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee.” Here are some […]

McMansions, Condo Conversions, Delays, & Sunny Ballard

Time again already for another inbox-clearing story roundup. First up, the Seattle City Council is apparently in a development-regulating mood lately. Not only are they tackling the ugly townhome issue, now they’re going after “megahomes” as well. After years of complaints about suburban-sized homes that devour lawns and encroach on neighbors, the Seattle City Council […]