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Record No: Res 31870    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 3/18/2019
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION calling for additional measures by the City and its partners that complement mandatory housing affordability (MHA) implementation to promote livability and equitable development, mitigate displacement, and address challenges and opportunities raised by community members during the MHA public engagement process.
Sponsors: Rob Johnson
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - List of Zoning Designation Proposals v2, 2. Att 1 - List of Zoning Designation Proposals v1
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo (3/18/19), 3. Memo Att G: Amendment 1 to Res 31870, 4. Signed Resolution 31870
Related files: CB 119445, CB 119444
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION calling for additional measures by the City and its partners that complement mandatory housing affordability (MHA) implementation to promote livability and equitable development, mitigate displacement, and address challenges and opportunities raised by community members during the MHA public engagement process.
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WHEREAS, in September 2014 the City Council ("Council") adopted Resolution 31546, in which the Mayor and Council jointly convened the Seattle Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Advisory Committee to evaluate potential strategies to make Seattle more affordable, equitable, and inclusive; in particular to promote the development and preservation of affordable housing for residents of Seattle; and
WHEREAS, in July 2015, HALA published its Final Advisory Committee Recommendations and the Mayor published Housing Seattle: A Roadmap to an Affordable and Livable City, which outlines a multi-pronged approach of bold and innovative solutions to address Seattle's housing affordability crisis, including recommendations for extensive citywide upzoning of residential and commercial zones and, in connection with such upzones, implementation of a mandatory inclusionary housing requirement for new construction residential development and commercial linkage fees for new construction commercial development; and
WHEREAS, in October 2015 the Council adopted, with the Mayor concurring, Resolution 31622 declaring the intent of The City of Seattle ("City") to expeditiously consider strategies recommended by the HALA Advisory Committee; and
WHEREAS, in November 2015 the Council adopted, with the Mayor concurring, Resolution 31612, stating the City's intent to make changes to zoning and land use regulations to implement a mandatory inclusionary affordable housing program for residential development recommended by the HALA Advisory Committee and the Mayor, and establishing minimum outreach, plan...

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