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City Inside/Out: Can zoning changes fix our housing crisis?
City Inside/Out: Housing Help
2/18/202228:50

A controversial proposal in Olympia that requires cities to change their zoning laws to allow more duplexes or quadplexes may be dead this session but has opened the door to a fierce debate. Supporters say permitting more density near transit stops will relieve a statewide housing shortage and end discriminatory zoning. Critics say a one-size-fits-all approach to so-called "missing middle housing" misses the mark. We hear from both sides.

Guests:

Hugo Garcia, Burien resident

Rep. Jessica Bateman, WA State (D-22nd)

Carl Schroeder, Association of Washington Cities

Rep. Michelle Caldier, WA State (R-30th)

Mayor Mason Thompson, City of Bothell

Mayor Nancy Backus, City of Auburn

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