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Two opportunities to speak to City Council on Monday, April 16th!

Select Committee Meeting 

Districts 3 and 7 Public Hearing on MHA   Urban Villages at stake: 23rd and Union-Jackson, First Hill-Capitol Hill, Madison-Miller, North Rainier-Mt. Baker, Upper Queen Anne
 


City Council of the Whole - Select Committee meeting
Monday, April 16
10:30 AM - Noon


Seattle City Hall Council Chambers 
600 Fourth Ave. Seattle, WA 98104

Agenda for April 16 Select Committee meeting
Special Meeting may begin after Council Briefing.

At the Select Committee Meetings, the Council engages in making policy. 
These meetings feature presentations on different aspects of MHA and include 20 minutes of public comment (limited to 2 minutes each). Comments closely related to the day’s topic are appreciated. Each will be televised on Seattle Channel 21. ​



Districts 3 and 7 Public Hearing on MHA
Monday, April 16
6 PM
5:30 sign up to testify - line may form at 4:30

Seattle Central College Performance Hall  
​1625 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

Agenda for April 16 Districts 3 and 7 Public Hearing on MHA


You are allowed 2 minutes to speak - so use them!
(Less if Council shortens time due to a high turnout)

Watch for volunteers with Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability and Equity (SCALE) stickers and talking points!

For a complete list of neighborhoods affected and more information, go to Call to Action Public Hearings on MHA 
 


SCALE Appeals the MHA EIS - Please Help with your Donation!

Starting on November 27, 2017, Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability & Equity (SCALE) (now 28 Seattle neighborhood groups) led an appeal to the inadequacies of the Environmental Impact Statement to the city-wide implementation of the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) policy. 

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. 

Seattle Fair Growth is one of the groups declaring more needs to be done for providing affordable living within all parts of Seattle.

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 2
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Includes the following urban villages:
Columbia City, North Beacon Hill, North Rainier-Mt.Baker, Othello Rainier Beach
10am-12noon
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
6-8pm
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

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

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

Please let your friends living in these areas know about the Open Houses  and Public Hearings
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