Seattle’s wheel of irony

June 26, 2012 | By BRIAN HODGES

Seattle’s newest waterfront attraction, the so-called “Great Wheel,” is a sadly ironic reminder of how truly messed up our priorities are in the Pacific Northwest.  At the same time that we are glorying at the Great Wheel, local governments across the state are adopting shoreline regulations declaring waterfront homes “nonconforming uses,” with the goal of, over time, returning the shorelines to their pre-development state (i.e., without you or your house on them).

It’s enough to make your head spin.