Intra-party challenge: Two Democrats are going head-to-head for the open Lt. Governor position in Washington.

CA rent control: California has another statewide rent control measure on the ballot ($).

Housing for all: King County has passed a small sales tax that will raise money for housing geared toward people experiencing homelessness.

Land use action: Is a mixed-use Neumos in the cards?

Count the people: The Washington bike and pedestrian count is back this week.

Rezoning Minneapolis: Where will Minneapolis’ next comprehensive plan take the city with rezones?

Selective classification: There are fewer than 300 wolverines left in the Pacific Northwest, so why aren’t they listed as endangered?

Authoritarianism at work: The Trump administration is trying to deny transit funding to cities that the fascist president does not like ($), including Seattle.

Philly downzoning blocked: Philadelphia’s mayor blocks a downzone in the city.

Burnside for bikes: A planned bike bridge connecting to the Burnside Bridge in Portland could come with a signalized crossing to help riders across the Burnside bridge deck.

Coastal doom: The climate crisis could spell financial doom for coastal Florida properties ($).

Many hands: How do development codes have a hand in traffic safety?

Investing in SJC: More clarity on Google’s mixed-use campus in Downtown San José comes into view.

Trip change: According to a report, riders haven’t entirely abandoned transit, they’re just taking much fewer trips.

LVT: In light of the pandemic, could a land value tax result in more equitable outcomes?

Twenty is plenty: 20 mph speed limits have come into force in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Corner stores invigorate: How can a corner grocery store invigorate a neighborhood?

Putting views over life: A San Diego transit agency is trying to construct fencing along a railway corridor for safety ($), but neighbors are trying to block the effort.

Starving Americans: The racist-in-chief at the White House tried to cut 700,000 people from food stamps, but a federal judge has blocked the draconian move ($).

ATL BRT: Atlanta’s first bus rapid transit project is progressing.

Pursue Vision Zero: What is the 94% error?

Apartment ban repealed: Cambridge, Massachusetts has opened up all residential zones for apartments, provided that they come with 100% affordable units.

Open streets: Oakland’s open streets program is still a work in progress, which Strong Towns argues is a good thing.

Pandemic art: Crosscut highlights six art spaces in Seattle that are using unconventional means of showcase amid the pandemic.

Car sewer project: Portland has pulled out of the state highway department’s I-5 Rose Quarter project.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.