The City took our first steps this past September toward creating a plan for housing –particularly affordable housing — in Seattle by launching a Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory Committee. The group has until the end of May to report back to the Mayor and Council with a vision and recommendations for how to achieve that vision. They kicked off their work by hosting three community listening sessions at the end of November and beginning of December, one each held in in Rainier Valley, the Central District, and Northgate. Attendees participated in an electronic survey with real time results, and then had time to take in data on the City’s growth and existing programs, as well as give feedback to the advisory committee members, staff, and councilmembers who stopped in (including me).
If you were not able to make it out to one of these sessions, it’s not too late to add your voice. The survey will be online through mid-January. You’ll miss the real-time group results (and the snacks), but we’d appreciate your participation.