On the cusp of City Council hearings, Wolfe contrasts recent reports of a downtown revival with an update on the work of a regulatory reform roundtable, which has produced initial recommendations for Council adoption.
The roundtable's goal? Embrace immediate, simplifying measures intended to reduce complexity and increase flexibility, in turn decreasing the costs in time and money of starting and maintaining businesses and building new, more affordable housing as follows:
"The proposals discussed here to help "make sustainability legal" (a catchy moniker coined by Seattle's Sightline Daily) can help lead the way, but they'll only work if they're implemented in concert with other efforts by city agencies, the city's planning commission and neighborhood stakeholders..."
Thanks to Chuck Wolfe