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Councilmember Rivera’s Amendment Passes

New amendment calls for comprehensive reporting from OPCD on its Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) At today’s City Council meeting, Councilmember Maritza Rivera’s amendment relating to the EDI program passed 8-1. The amendment calls for Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) to deliver a detailed report on how Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) will ensure successful...

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Councilmember Rivera Brings New Amendment to Help EDI Projects Succeed

Updated legislation removes proviso, seeks OPCD report on getting promised projects to community faster SEATTLE – After engaging with members of the community and Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) stakeholders, Councilmember Maritza Rivera won’t ask for a funding proviso, but will continue to call for a detailed report on how to make sure the EDI program...

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Councilmember Rivera: Existing EDI Projects Would Remain Funded

Rivera responds to disinformation about legislation in full council meeting SEATTLE – “Today I moved to remove my amendment to Council Bill 120774 from the agenda in order to have time to correct disinformation that was irresponsibly given to community about the proposed amendment,” said Councilmember Rivera. The Council voted 6-3 to table the amendment until next week’s...

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Seattle Councilmembers vote ‘no’ on land use exception, eye comprehensive opportunities to address affordable housing

The Seattle City Council voted no on Council Bill 120750 during Full Council today. This vote is consistent with the Land Use Committee vote on April 17. “A more effective approach to attaining citywide neighborhood affordability is to make the benefit of development capacity generally available to all and to do so through the draft...

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FRIDAY NIGHT: Open House and Family Game Night at the Magnuson Community Center

Seattle City Councilmembers Maritza Rivera and Joy Hollingsworth, along with King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski and Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) Superintendent AP Diaz, are inviting the community to an open house and family game night tonight at Magnuson Community Center.   Together, they’re bringing over $10,000 of newly offered summer program opportunities to District...