Law

NIMBY-Proofing Our Definition Of Frequent Transit

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The Urbanist does not use the word NIMBY. Except I just did in that headline. Oops! Sorry, I was just so frustrated that “livability”...

UW Subject To Seattle’s Preservation Ordinance, Says High Court

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Local preservationists were dealt a significant victory today in a Supreme Court ruling that partially settled the primacy of Seattle's preservation ordinance. The unanimous...

Governor Inslee Uses Veto To Encourage Urban Siting Of Schools

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Governer Jay Inslee (D-Washington) has taken a stand on siting schools in rural areas. Two weeks ago the Governor issued a partial veto--a power he's...

Trump-Proof Seattle Seeks City Income Tax

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Seattle is now on the path toward an high-income earner tax. Boosters of the Trump-Proof Seattle movement are asking that the City of Seattle...

Merry Xmas Seattle, King County Got You A New Youth Jail

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The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspection (SDCI) is expected to release its permitting decision on the King County Children And Family Justice Center...

About That $210 Million Youth Jail…

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Block The Bunker activists celebrated after Mayor Ed Murray backed down and put the $149 million North Precinct police building on hold. But they...

Washington State Supreme Court Rules On Local Zoning Control Initiative

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Proponents of a Spokane "community bill of rights" lost their case on appeal to the Washington State Supreme Court earlier this month. Backers of the proposal...