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Districts 5 and 6 Public Hearing on MHA
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Monday, March 12, 2018
6 PM

Northgate Community Center (Gym)

10510 5th Avenue NESeattle, WA 98125 

Urban Villages at stake: 
Aurora-Licton Springs, Ballard, Bitter Lake, Crown Hill, Fremont,
Greenwood-Phinney Ridge, Lake City, Northgate
  • Everyone is welcome to attend, show support and speak, no matter what District you are from. 
  • For those who wish to testify, sign-up sheets will be available starting at 5:30 PM - get there early (4:30!) if you want an earlier speaking time (later if you want a late speaking time!)
  • Share this with your friends and neighbors living in Districts 5 and 6!
  • Talking Points​​ and Tips for Testifying

City Council of the Whole - Select Committee Meeting
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​Monday, March 12
10:30 AM - Noon
Seattle City Hall Council Chambers
  • At the Select Committee Meetings, experts explain topics of the ordinance to council. ​The agenda is only on MHA. This is a working session for council.
  • Public testimony comes at the end, ideally on the topics presented, or the MHA in general.​
  • Each person gets two minutes (or less) - Sign up with the staff person at the start.
  • The posted online agenda should have topics of the day available several days prior to the meeting date. 
  • MHA Points of Concern

SCALE Appeals the MHA EIS

Starting on November 27, 2017, twenty-six (now 27!) Seattle neighborhood groups, the Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability & Equity (SCALE), led an appeal to the inadequacies of the Environmental Impact Statement to the city-wide implementation of the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) policy. 

Seattle Fair Growth is one of those groups declaring more needs to be done for providing affordable living within all parts of Seattle. The appeal has identified that the Environmental Impact Statement includes flawed methodology, significant undisclosed adverse impacts, a lack of reasonable alternatives, and a poor application of accepted sound land use principles.

The proposed ordinance to increase multifamily density and 'upzone' the remaining 27 Urban Villages will result in displacement of vulnerable communities - segregating low-income families to lower land cost areas of the city. 

MHA – EIS Appeal - Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about SCALE
​​Like SCALE on Facebook

Please help fund the appeal. Donate to Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability and Equity!

Upcoming MHA Open Houses

District 3 + 7
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Includes the following Urban Villages: 

23rd and Union-Jackson, First Hill-Capitol Hill, Madison-Miller, North Rainier-Mt. Baker, Upper Queen Anne
Washington Hall 153 14th Avenue Seattle, Washington 98122

District 2
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Includes the following urban villages:
Columbia City, North Beacon Hill, North Rainier-Mt.Baker, Othello Rainier Beach
New Holly Gathering Hall 7054 32nd Ave South, Seattle WA 98118

District 1
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Includes the following Urban Villages:

Admiral, Morgan Junction, South Park, West Seattle Junction, Westwood-Highland Park
Louisa Boren K-8 5950 Delridge Way SW Seattle, WA 98106

Dates and times are subject to change. Click here to go to Select Committee on Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability webpage.
Upcoming MHA Public Hearings

​Districts 5 & 6 
Monday, March 12, 2018, 6pm
Northgate Community Center (Gym) 
10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
Urban Villages: Aurora-Licton Springs, Ballard, Bitter Lake, Crown Hill, Fremont, Greewood-Phinney Ridge, Lake City, Northgate

Districts 3 + 7
Monday, April 16, 2018, 6pm
Seattle Central College (Broadway Performance Hall) 
1625 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
Urban Villages: 23rd and Union-Jackson, First Hill-Capitol Hill, Madison-Miller, North Rainier-Mt. Baker, Upper Queen Anne

District 2
Monday, May 7, 2018, 6pm
Franklin High School (Auditorium) 
3013 S Mt Baker Blvd, Seattle, WA 98144
Urban villages: Columbia City, North Beacon Hill, North Rainier-Mt.Baker, Othello, Rainier Beach

District 1 
Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 6pm

Chief Sealth International High School (Auditorium) 
2600 SW Thistle St, Seattle, WA 98126
Urban Villages: Admiral, Morgan Junction, South Park, West Seattle Junction, Westwood-Highland Park

Monday, June 25, 2018 , 5:30pm
Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers 
600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

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