Archive for 'Councilmember Herbold'
Federal Judge OKs Moving Forward on Police Accountability Legislation; Tenants’ Rights Workshop in District 1; Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs)
Federal judge OKs moving forward on police accountability legislation Late last week a federal judge ruled that Seattle can proceed with police accountability legislation. This legislation has been developed to comply with the requirements of the 2012 Consent Decree with the US Department of Justice to reform policing in Seattle. Federal Judge James Robart is […][Full Post]
MHA Citywide Proposal and Future Legislative Process; Arts and Music Commissions presentation on arts space affordability; Sound Transit Busker pilot program survey; Democracy Vouchers; Seattle United for Immigrant and Refugee Families
MHA – Citywide Proposal and Future Legislative Process The broad public conversation of the Executive’s initial (my emphasis added) proposal to implement the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program approved by the Council in last year’s MHA framework legislation began in Fall 2016. Last year’s framework legislation laid out how all developers would have to contribute […][Full Post]
Housing Issues Source of Income Discrimination (SOID) Law SOID is important new comprehensive tenants’ rights legislation, enacting one of the Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) recommendations. The final bill created a new protected class for people with alternative sources of income, created a new “first in time” requirement to make the housing application […][Full Post]
Landmarks Board to consider Crescent-Hamm building nomination; Renters’ Move-in Fee Cap; Joint Committee for South Seattle College; In-District Office House; SDOT Accessibility Map and Route Planner; Winter Break
Landmarks Board to consider nomination of Crescent-Hamm Building The Department of Neighborhoods announced that on January 4, the Landmark Preservation Board will consider the nomination of the Crescent-Hamm Building. The Southwest Seattle Historical Society put forward the nomination, based on their earlier report released in March. The Crescent-Hamm Building is located on the corner of […][Full Post]
Anti-Hate Resolution, Fauntleroy Boulevard project update, LGBT Commission name change, Music Commission appointments
Anti-Hate Resolution As chair of the Committee that oversees Civil Rights, I am charged with providing policy direction and oversight, and making recommendations on legislative matters related to civil rights issues. In response to Donald Trump becoming the President-elect, there has been an increase in hate speech and acts of violence targeted at Muslims, Sikhs, […][Full Post]
Housing Levy Administrative and Finance Plan, MHA in District 1, Pecos Pit, and Winter Weather Snow Routes
Housing Levy Administrative and Finance Plan The Office of Housing is seeking input as we develop the 2016 Seattle Housing Levy Administrative and Financial Plan. Distribution of Housing Levy funds is guided by an Administrative & Financial Plan, reviewed and revised every two years and adopted by City Council. Download the current A&F Plan. The A&F […][Full Post]
Posted: December 2nd, 2016 under Councilmember Herbold.
Budget Wrap Up, Transgender Day of Remembrance, December 16 In-District Office Hours UPDATE, Call for Public Comment on Source of Income Discrimination
Budget Wrap Up I’ve been writing to you weekly since September with updates on the deliberations on the proposed 2017-2018 budget. This will be my last budget update of the year because on Monday, the City Council adopted the 2017 City of Seattle budget and 2017-2022 Capital Improvement Plan. As part of the biennial budget […][Full Post]
THIS WEEK IN THE BUDGET On Wednesday the Budget Committee met to vote and discuss changes to the proposed budget. My big news is that the Council supported the passage of my proposal to create a $29M housing bond intended to expand financing for affordable housing in Seattle for 2017. I wrote about this proposal […][Full Post]
Posted: November 18th, 2016 under Councilmember Herbold.
Housing Bond Proposal, This week in the budget, Election Results Statement, West Seattle Helpline Dinner and Auction, Delridge Rapid Ride survey, Source of Income Discrimination (SOID) Legislation Rulemaking Public Comment
Housing Bond Proposal Last Friday, Councilmembers Bagshaw, González, Johnson, O’Brien, Sawant, and I signed on to a proposal to fund additional affordable housing for Seattle residents. The proposal is a measured approach that adds $29 million in bond financing for housing which, if leveraged with other resources, could support additional affordable housing. The housing production […][Full Post]
Posted: November 10th, 2016 under Councilmember Herbold.
HALA potential rezones in Urban Villages, District 1; this week in the Budget; Public comment period extended for potential bus stop shelter removals in the West Seattle Junction
HALA potential rezones in Urban Villages, District 1 On Wednesday, November 9th, from 6pm-9pm, the Department of Neighborhoods, the Office of Community Planning and Development and Councilmember Johnson’s office will host the Westwood Highland Park Urban Village Community Design Workshop at Chief Sealth High School Library, 2600 SW Thistle St. Seattle, WA 98126. This workshop […][Full Post]