Saturday, September 18, 2010

important forum Monday at City Hall - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Reminder:  This is an important forum Monday at City Hall that we hope will produce new strategies to preserve low income housing in our communities in the face of increased development pressure, pending upzones, and other pro-density policies.  But we need your presence and input.  We hope you can join us.  Also, please circulate thru your lists if you can.

Join the Seattle City Council as we discuss:

Can We Achieve Social Equity
Using Smart Growth?

Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Council Chambers, Second floor, City Hall
600 Fourth Ave, Seattle 98104

This interactive forum will include the success stories of proven policies and programs and a discussion of how to take practical steps to make our Seattle’s urban growth work for everyone, regardless of background or income level. PANEL SPEAKERS: 
1. Connie Galambos Malloy, Urban Habitat Director of Programs How does the living wage job/affordable housing mismatch in some regions undermine the carbon neutrality goals of sustainability advocates?
2  Professor Dennis Keating Why do new development and higher rents on one or two or three properties set off price increases on surrounding older properties?
3. Sarah Treuhaft, PolicyLink Senior Associate What is the Equitable Development Tool Kit? Why is it important to use and how do we use it?

There will be ample time given over the Q and A and comments following presentations in an effort to find consensus around some possible solutions. Please join us! 
SPONSORS INCLUDE: Councilmember Nick Licata, Councilmember Sally J. Clark, Housing Development Consortium,  The InterfaithTask Force on Homelessness, The Seattle Displacement Coalition,  Puget Sound Sage Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness,  Seattle Human Services Coalition, and the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance

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