The meeting hosted by Councilmember Clark at Langston Hughes last night regarding the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) bill was interesting and there were a number of insightful points made. I still think the bill has real problems, though. Coverage that I saw tended to be shrill and dismissive about any dissent, even that which sought to improve it. I’m pretty much ‘over’ the blog wars because the levels of both arrogance and ignorance is too distressing.
Today, Joel Connelly wrote a piece that I think hit the right note. The comments are even largely constructive.
Then, I found this website that lays out a lot of info on TOD:
Note especially the comments on HB1490 from the APA Washington State Chapter.
And then a friend sent me a sort of ‘TOD for idiots’ by the owner of the above website:
Lesson: There is not a simple prescription, but there are good ways to get the job done. I hope the folks working on the bill actually get that is what people have been saying instead of seeing all objection as coming from enemies of the goals.