Mayor Nickels has sent legislation to the city council that would require developers who get waivers for building "significant additional development capacity" to return the favor by providing the city with public benefits—contributing money for low-income housing, for example. The resolution, known as "incentive zoning" legislation, was a no-brainer for Team Nickels. Deputy Mayor Tim Ceis told me last August: "That's the way it works. You [developers] get something. We [the city] get something in return."
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