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    Councilmember Johnson Announces Developers Voluntarily Entering into Mandatory Affordable Housing Program

    Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) announced today that, in the past month, developers from seven already-permitted building construction projects have begun the process to opt-in to the new Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program in Downtown and South Lake Union.  Contingent on Department approval, those projects could result in a staff-estimated $25 million of […]

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    Councilmember Rob Johnson Statement on Secured Federal Transit Dollars

    Sound Transit Board Member Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement after Congress approved $100 million to support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension, and $50 million for the Seattle Center City Streetcar Connector, both which were slated to be slashed in President Trump’s proposed budget: “I didn’t expect I’d be saying […]

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    Councilmember Johnson’s Statement on Council’s South Lake Union, Downtown Rezone Vote

    Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle), chair of the Council’s Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee, issued the following statement following Council’s adoption (9-0) of the Downtown and South Lake Union neighborhood-wide rezones: “I’m thankful to my colleagues today for approving the South Lake Union and Downtown rezone, which will result in more affordable […]

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    Councilmembers’ Statement Following Shooting of Deep Rai, Sikh Kent Resident

    SEATTLE – All nine Seattle City Councilmembers issued the following statement after India-born Kent resident, Deep Rai, was attacked in his driveway in Kent on Friday, allegedly being told “go back to your own country” before being shot: “Seattle is home to thousands of South Asian community members.  We began last week by condemning anti-Semitic […]

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    Councilmembers’ Statement of Support Following Threat to Jewish Community Center

    All nine Seattle City Councilmembers issued the following statement after yesterday’s bomb threat to the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island: “We are horrified by yesterday’s bomb threat against the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island and the anti-Semitic and racist graffiti found in Ballard. As leaders of Seattle and neighbors to Mercer […]

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    Councilmember Johnson on University District Upzone Legislation

    Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle), Chair of the Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee, issued the following statement following Council’s unanimous adoption of the University District upzone: “Today’s passage of the University District Upzone represents a huge step in living our values as a welcoming, sustainable, and inclusive city.  These zoning changes are […]

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    Councilmember Johnson to Host University District Rezone Public Hearing, Open House

    Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) will host two opportunities for Seattleites to both learn of the ways in which the University District neighborhood rezone and related investments stand to affect the U District community and to share their thoughts and feedback on the proposal. Earlier this year Mayor Ed Murray announced a comprehensive […]

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    Councilmember Johnson’s Statement on Sound Transit 3 Approval

    Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) issued the following statement following voters’ approval of Sound Transit 3: “I am so excited to celebrate the passage of this ballot measure and thank my fellow Seattleites for joining me in recognizing how critical ST3 is for the region’s future. Building more transit is so much more […]

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    Councilmembers Pursue New Plan to Build Affordable Housing, Utilize Bonds

    Six Councilmembers introduced a new proposal today intended to create up to 500 new units of affordable housing for Seattle residents. The housing production would be funded by newly utilizing the City’s existing bonding capacity and paid off over a 30 year term. Councilmembers Bagshaw, González, Herbold, Johnson, O’Brien, and Sawant have signed on to […]

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    Council Supports Rainier Beach Neighborhood Plan, Equitable Development Projects

    Council unanimously adopted two resolutions yesterday that advance community investments and neighborhood planning in Seattle. The resolutions support community work in Rainier Beach and neighborhoods facing high risk of displacement. Resolution 31710 recognizes the Rainier Beach neighborhood community and their coordinated efforts with the City to plan for, and advance, neighborhood priorities through the completion […]

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