I agree that billboards often are an eyesore. Yet limiting or preventing billboards is an assault on the owner’s property rights.
Since when does “harming the beauty of the region” trump a landowne...more
No hourly rate increase as envisioned in most recent budget
More property owners will have the certainty of knowing their permit fees up front, and rural property owners will be the focus of a new...more
Almost four years ago, urban area members of the King County Council launched an outrageous assault on property owners in the unincorporated areas of rural King County.
Over opposition from some o...more
Does it surprise you to know that the middle class is getting squeezed out of King County? Probably not. Latest figures from the King County Annual Growth Report show the middle class dwindling to 45....more
Battling cancer for the third time, a dying John Hokenson fought King County's orders to close his home business.
Citing a code violation, the county told Hokenson that his RV-storage business, wh...more
The Metropolitan King County Council voted on Monday to give the hearing examiner authority to hear complaints about fees charged for processing land-use and building permits....more
Backed by studies showing that middle-class Seattle residents can no longer afford the city's middle-class homes, consensus is growing that prices are too darned high....more
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