News What He Said
posted by April 17 at 11:19 AMon
Condos are evil, screams the condophobe. Oh, blow it out your mossy butt says Will over at Horsesass:
Truth is, Skipís no-growth heroes (Brian Derdowski being one of them) were never for zero-growth. They just believed growth should pay for itself. And, growth should be funneled away from undeveloped areas and into cities. You know, like Seattle. So Skipís anti-growth beliefs are really just a part of the problem. After all, if a young couple canít buy a townhome in Seattle, theyíll buy a house in Sammamish.We know that these green-backed policies are making the city more unaffordable. They are helping to drive the poor out of town. They are displacing long-standing communities. They are changing the scale of a once-egalitarian city that featured few poor people, few rich people, and a lot of folks in between. This old middle class Seattle is now seen as unsophisticated, not worthy of protection, backward even.
The middle class folks who bought houses in the 50ís have sold them in their old age. Houses that went for 20 grand back in the old days are now 900k investments that have paid off. The middle class of Seattleís yesteryear has cashed out.
Skip is against growth inside the city. Heís also against growth outside the city, as heís favored growth management far and above the current law. Where does he want growth? Fucking North Dakota.
Not. Gonna. Happen.