September 23, 2015

KIROTV.com September 21, 2015 The Seattle City Council approved a resolution to ask the state for local control to increase rent-restricted units and to cap dramatic, sudden rent increases. Earlier in the meeting, the council passed two housing ordinances on Monday for tenants’ rights. The council voted on and passed: An ordinance …

May 20, 2015

By Mohana Kute Texas is the current “ground zero” for state preemption of local authority on issues including fracking, plastic bags, guns and smokefree ordinances. The latest development is state interference with a proposed local affordable housing ordinance in Dallas. The Texas Senate passed SB 267 in early April. It …