Archive for April, 2009

Belated Fake April Fools Post

Q:  Did you hear what the WA State House of Representatives has proposed to help reduce the $9 billion budget deficit?
A:  The opening of 15 new new State Liquor Stores.
Q:  Did you hear what the WA State House of Representatives has proposed to help reduce the $9 billion budget deficit?
A:  A ten percent cut in [...]

The Seattle Timidity

Last week Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels proposed legislation that would allow backyard cottages in single-family zones city-wide.  It’s a good policy move, potentially bringing the benefits of both density and affordable housing to single-family zones, with minimal negative impact.
Ah, but then there’s the caveat:  a maximum of 50 permits will be issued per year.
As of [...]