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Tag: Housing

Town Hall about Rising Rents with Councilmember Sawant

April 15th, 2015

Next week, on Thursday, 4/23, at 6:00 pm in City Council Chambers, Councilmember Kshama Sawant and I are co-hosting a Town Hall to discuss the impacts of rising rents on Seattle residents and what we can do about it.  I hope that you can join us.  Sponsoring organizations include the Community Housing Caucus, the Church […]

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Affordable Housing in South Lake Union – Part 2

March 29th, 2013

After you read this Urban Politics, consider sending a message to the Councilmembers asking them to dramatically increase the City’s plans for providing for more affordable housing in South Lake Union.

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Urban Politics #174: Multi-Family Tax Exemption Ordinance

February 16th, 2004

This program was created in 1998, during my first year on the Council. It was intended to be an experimental 4-year program providing a ten-year property tax exemption for new housing development located in specific neighborhoods that needed more housing.

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Urban Politics #155: Live-Work Legislation Description

May 25th, 2003

Since being on the City Council I have taken an active interest in trying to get the city to promote more opportunities for Seattle’s artists to remain in the city and not be pushed out by higher housing costs. There are a number of different strategies to accomplish that goal. Aside from direct funding for low-income housing that is available for artists who need live/work space, there is also the strategy of changing our Land Use Code to better accommodate these opportunities.

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Urban Politics #140: City Council Legislation

October 28th, 2002

At today’s Full Council Meeting I introduced Resolution 30511 calling for an audit for racial discrimination in housing in 2003. It passed unanimously.

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Urban Politics #51: How Much Money Do We Have?

November 18th, 1998

The City Government had a total budget of approx. $1.93 billion in 1998. The new proposed budget for 1999 would be $2.04 billion. But three-quarter of these funds is outside of the general fund. They are flow-through funds from other jurisdictions like the State and the Federal Government or are from our City owned utilities, with revenues that cannot be commingled with our general funds.

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Urban Politics #44: Reminder This Friday – Summer Bash

August 23rd, 1998

This Friday, August 28th, from 5:30 to 8:30 at PRAG House, 747 16th Ave. East (corner of 16th East and East Aloha) there is a benefit for Nick’s City Council Office Fund – for getting more things done! $25 donation appreciated, but your presence is what really counts! Kids welcome, Food, No-Host Bar, Free Henna Tattoos and Poetry – of course!

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