Category Archives: Government

Opinion: Does Seattle City Council Actually Want Affordability?

Listening to City Council members’ rhetoric you might think they want cheaper housing. But do most of them, really? The Council has done nothing about accessory units, which would be helpful to both homeowners and accessory-unit residents. They actually outlawed … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Place names are part of who we are as a city. Seattle’s standard misspellings and wrong (or unsanctioned?) names might be treasured quirks as well. Or are they opportunities to charmingly correct our friends and enliven parties? The answer is … Continue reading

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Opinion: Blacklisting rule will force many contractors to abandon federal marketplace

The following post is by¬†Wendy Novak, President, Associate Builders and Contractors of Western Washington Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Associated General Contractor (AGC) are strongly opposed to the flawed Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule, commonly referred to … Continue reading

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Greater Downtown Keeps Going

Photo Credit Graphite Design Group Long ago it was clear that this greater Downtown Seattle boom was unlike any before. Six years after the first groundbreakings, the frenzy seems poised to keep going for a long while. Big companies and … Continue reading

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How Grand is the Bargain?

It’s great that a “grand bargain” on housing affordability is being discussed via the Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) action plan. People are talking to each other, and the result might be relatively balanced. But we could do … Continue reading

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