Have questions or concerns about housing affordability in Seattle? City Council members want to hear them, Wednesday, starting at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall.
Want to voice your concerns, beefs and ideas about the cost of housing in Seattle?
City Council members want to listen, Wednesday, at a public hearing starting 5:30 p.m. in City Hall.
Calling the city’s housing situation a “crisis,” Mayor Ed Murray has proposed a goal of adding at least 20,000 affordable units and 50,000 total over the next 10 years. Recommendations to achieve those goals came recently from the mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory (HALA) Committee.
Murray has already withdrawn one strategy that called for permitting duplexes, triplexes and other multifamily structures in single-family zones. But 64 recommendations remain. And the council will soon start considering some of those.
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Comments at the public hearing can touch on any aspect of housing and affordability. Individual speakers will be given two minutes and groups will get five, following council custom.
Sign-up sheets for speaking will be available at 5 p.m. outside council chambers on City Hall’s second floor. The hearing will go until the last person has spoken, according to an aide for Councilmember Mike O’Brien, who is chairing the meeting.
City Hall is at 600 Fourth Ave. in downtown Seattle.