Posts for 'Housing'

Council Passes Source of Income Legislation; Delridge Day; 35th Avenue SW follow-up; SW Spokane Street re-paving

August 12th, 2016

Council Passes Source of Income Legislation On Monday the Full Council unanimously voted in support of an important new comprehensive tenants’ rights bill. The legislation proposed by the Mayor was a Source of Income Discrimination protection bill enacting recommendations from the Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda task force.  The legislation that was passed Monday […]

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Mandatory Housing Affordability/Residential (MHA/R) Program, Hiring More Police Officers, Secure Scheduling Update and Timeline

August 5th, 2016

Mandatory Housing Affordability/Residential (MHA/R) Program The Council’s Planning, Land Use & Zoning (PLUZ) Committee unanimously (5-0) approved framework legislation Tuesday for the Mandatory Housing Affordability/Residential (MHA/R) Program requiring residential developers to provide for affordable housing by including it in their development or paying into an affordable housing fund. The requirement will apply after Council adopts […]

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Myers Way Property Update; Lunch and Learn on Equitable Development; 2017-2018 City Council Budget Process

July 7th, 2016

Myers Way Property Update On Thursday, June 30, Financial Administrative Services (FAS) hosted a public meeting to discuss the Draft Preliminary Recommendation Report on the proposed sale of the Myers Way Property. This issue is important to many residents residing in Top Hat, Highland Park, South Park, Arbor Heights, as well as citywide environmental groups […]

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Resolution on HUD Guidance Regarding Criminal Records, Public Hearings on North Highline Annexation, Update on West Seattle Tree cutting investigation

June 17th, 2016

Resolution on HUD Guidance Regarding Criminal Records On Monday, 6/13/16, the Full Council unanimously voted to pass Resolution 31669. This Resolution will inform landlords of their legal obligations under the Fair Housing Act to consider as tenants people with arrests or criminal records, who have been cleared of a crime or served their time. Access […]

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West Seattle Bridge SLI, Port Releases T5 DEIS, and Tenant Protection Ordinance

June 3rd, 2016

West Seattle Bridge SLI SDOT has released its response to the West Seattle Bridge Council Statement of Legislative Intent (SLI) 2015 Council budget action, and submitted a request to release $100,000 reserved for studying physical and operational improvements. The SLI grew from the West Seattle Bridge-Duwamish Waterway Corridor Whitepaper commissioned by former Councilmember Tom Rasmussen. […]

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Revised ST3 Plan: Light Rail to West Seattle Three Years Sooner! 2035 Comprehensive Planning Update and Displacement Risk Analysis; Your Voice, Youth Choice–vote online now or at South Park Community Center tomorrow; June 10th Office Hours; 100,000 Opportunities Initiative

May 27th, 2016

Revised ST3 Plan: Light Rail to West Seattle Three Years Sooner! The Sound Transit Board has announced a revised ST3 plan that reduces, by three years, the projected timeline to bring light rail to West Seattle. The revised plan also accelerates light rail to Ballard by three years, adds a new station to the existing […]

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Perennial Issues of Housing Discrimination Ripe for Reform, Sound Transit Survey, Fauntleroy Expressway Project Begins May 16, ARTS at King Street Station Outreach, NCIS Joint Committee Report

May 12th, 2016

Perennial Issues of Housing Discrimination and Fair Housing are Ripe for Reform Race and socio-economic factors must not be used to prevent people from securing safe, healthy affordable housing. Yet, that is exactly what is happening. On Monday, May 2, 2016, the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) filed 23 director’s charges of illegal discrimination […]

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T5 Letter to the Port, Directed Investigations, Update on Fannie and Freddie, Friday Office Hours

April 28th, 2016

  T5 Letter to the Port Tucked behind the Chelan Café, Terminal 5 (T5) has sat empty since late 2014 when the Port Commission authorized $4.7 million for modernization of the terminal.  A draft environmental impact study (DEIS) will be coming out in mid-May.  It will present three options with varying costs and improvements that […]

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Housing Levy, Water Quality, Viaduct Closure, ST3, Bridge Report and Office Hours

April 22nd, 2016

Today’s Vote: Update on Preservation, The Missing Piece of our Affordable Housing Strategy. The Council voted this morning in the 2016 Housing Levy Select Committee to pass the amendments supporting the new housing preservation program first proposed by myself and then supported and developed with the help of Councilmember Mike O’Brien and his staff. I […]

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Utility Billing System Delays, Neighborhood Street Fund Deadline, and Preservation: the Missing Piece of our Housing Strategy

April 8th, 2016

Delays for the New Utility Billing System The New Customer Information System (NCIS) is a joint Seattle City Light (SCL) and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) project to replace the Consolidated Customer Service System (CCSS) – the existing SCL and SPU billing system. The CCSS supports billing and customer processes for both utilities, but fails to […]

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