Tag: Urban Growth Area (UGA)

22
Mar

Is the GMA Causing the Housing Crisis?

Housing, a frequent and necessary topic this session, was front and center again this week at a work session with the Senate Housing Stability and Affordability Committee. The discussion focused on how the Growth Management Act (GMA) impacts affordable housing development and local infrastructure. Presenters included the Department of Commerce (Commerce), Futurewise, The Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW), counties

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18
Mar

Gift Ideas for the Lobbyist Who Has Everything

What do you get for someone who appears to have everything? There are several helpful guides out there, online and in magazines, that profess to know how to surprise even the most difficult person to shop for. But none of those lists can help you give what every lobbyist in Olympia wants this time of year. Have you got it

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11
Feb

Land Use Legislation on the Move

This week was very active with several bills being heard in committee and several moving on to the next stage of the process.  The annexation-related bills discussed in last week’s blog were both voted out of the House Local Government Committee (HB 1357 and HB 1598) although HB 1357 was significantly amended.  The amendment included removal of the exemption piece which

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22
Jan

GMA Front & Center in the Senate

It’s easy to know the 2019 legislative session is in full swing by all the new (and some old and familiar) land use bills being proposed in both houses and by both parties. This week included the obligatory Growth Management Act (GMA) repeal (HB 1214) to go along with the GMA opt-out (HB 1051) that was pre-filed. While neither of

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