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320-foot upzone planned for U-District: “Can the City be any more out of touch with the needs of our neighborhoods?”

(This column is reprinted from June 2014 Pacific Publishing newspapers. It provides an overview of planned changes in the University District.) by Carolee Colter and John V. Fox, Seattle Displacement Coalition – June 2014 Planners at the City of Seattle seem … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Councils are key to good housing policy

by John Fox and Carolee Colter, Seattle Displacement Coalition – April 18, 2016 The Seattle Displacement Coalition has deep roots in Seattle’s neighborhood movement. We’ve written this “Outside City Hall” column, featuring important neighborhood issues, for 13 years. We personally … Continue reading

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The growth in Seattle’s homelessness problem

by JOHN V. FOX and CAROLEE COLTER, Seattle Displacement Coalition Back in 1980, just three years after the Seattle Displacement Coalition was formed, there was no such thing as homelessness. At that time, Seattle’s downtown had about 10,000 low-cost housing units — … Continue reading

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City must address affordable housing shortage rationally

by Carolee Colter and John V. Fox, Seattle Displacement Coalition – February 26, 2016 “The Mayor’s ‘HALA’ Upzone Plan is not a solution” We’ve said it before in this column: The city could double rates of new residential construction in Seattle … Continue reading

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O’Brien proposes removal of all restrictions on backyard cottages – our take

by Carolee Colter and John V. Fox, Seattle Displacement Coalition – January 28, 2016 Last November, the Seattle City Council approved a decision agenda that includes consideration in 2016 of upzones for every neighborhood in Seattle. It’s all part of Mayor … Continue reading

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Election results show neighborhood candidates can compete

by Carolee Colter and John V. Fox, Seattle Displacement Coalition – December 15, 2015 There was a lot of gloating in he pro-density/pro-growth blogs when initial results of city council elections came in on the evening of November 3rd. These were … Continue reading

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Socializing the costs, not the benefits

by Carolee Colter and John V. Fox, Seattle Displacement Coalition – November 15, 2015 Yes, there is socialism in Seattle.  But not the kind where the incomes of those at the bottom are lifted and the costs as well as the benefits … Continue reading

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