by Shirley Leung
My family and friends have been directly impacted by failed land use and housing policy in Washington State for decades. Though I didn’t realize it until recently, it’s no exaggeration to say that these land use policies have shaped almost every aspect of my life since my family immigrated to the U.S. from Hong Kong in the early ’90s.
Continue reading OPINION: Better Land Use Means More Opportunity for My Family and Yours
by Leo Brine
(This article originally appeared on PubliCola and has been reprinted under an agreement.)
As the legislative session in Olympia ended this week, Democratic lawmakers celebrated the list of historic, progressive bills they passed, such as a capital gains tax, a new clean fuels standard, and police reform.
But as usual, legislators’ attempt to increase access to affordable housing by changing outdated zoning rules ended in disappointment.
Continue reading House Democrats Gut Pro-Renter Backyard Cottage Bill