The City is seeking applicants for community focus groups to help shape the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) recommendations for our communities. A key focus of the Community Focus Groups will be land use and zoning changes that could affect neighborhoods.
Visit http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/HALA/HALACommunityFocusGroupApplication.pdf for the application. Download the application, fill it out, and save it. Submit the application to HALAapplication@seattle.gov by email.
Community representatives will be asked to attend about 8 meetings, read materials, and respond to emails between meetings. The total time commitment will be 5–10 hours per month. Most meetings will occur at City Hall in downtown outside of typical business hours. Understanding that community members may require assistance with parking and transportation in order to participate, the City will offer access to free parking and public transit for Community Focus Group members during meeting times. Downtown was selected as a central meeting location so that representatives from many neighborhoods would have access.