Meetings This Week (June 6 to 10)

WallHALA General Meeting

Wednesday June 8, 7:00-9:00 PM in the Wallingford Community Senior Center (bottom floor of the Good Shepherd Center).

With special guest, Jesseca Brand, HALA outreach, from the Department of Neighborhoods, City of Seattle.

A General meeting of the WallHALA committee to address the Housing Affordability & Livability Agenda (HALA), the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan revisions, and the Backyard Cottages (DADU) revisions that will affect the Wallingford neighborhood.

Planning Land Use & Zoning Committee

This City Council Committee will meet Tuesday June 7, 9:30 AM in City Hall.

The committee will be discussing the Living Building Pilot Program, and the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) framework for up-zoning building heights (with Downtown and South Lake Union (SLU) to be approved first). The percentage of affordable housing units that developers will need to build are still very low and the issue of low-cost rental housing displacement is barely addressed. (See Agenda item #2 and download the presentation.)

Councilmember Office Hours

Councilmember Mike O’Brien will be holding office hours Wednesday June 8 from 3:00-6:00 PM at the Fremont Public Library, 731 N 35th St. We encourage you to attend and talk to him regarding your concerns.

Councilmember Lisa Herbold will be holding office hours Friday June 10 from 12:00-7:00 PM at South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave S.

Important Future Meetings – Mark Your Calendars!

Public Hearing on Mandatory Housing Affordability – Residential. Tuesday June 21 in City Council Chambers at 9:30 AM. This is the framework legislation for the up-zoning of building heights in all Urban Villages (including Wallingford and Fremont). Please come and bring a friend and make a Public Comment! We are expecting a big turnout of people in favor of the upzones so please let your concerns be known.

Public Hearing on the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan. Monday June 27 in City Hall at 6:00 PM. We want to retain neighborhood specific planning in the comprehensive plan as an integral part of the planning process. Please come and bring a friend and make a Public Comment!

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