Housing Developments: Primary Time! July 31, 2017

They say greatness can’t be rushed but with only 1 day left before the primary, it’s time the 90ish% of us who haven’t voted make an effort. Luckily, everything you need to submit the ballot of your dreams is right here in this email. You have until tomorrow at 8 pm, so get to voting!

As a 501(c)3, we wouldn’t dare tell you. Here are some tools to help you decide:

King County Candidate Profiles for every candidate in every race from city council to state rep.

Voter’s Guide to Housing & Homelessness: Seattle Mayoral Race HDC and our partners Seattle U, Solid Ground, and SKCCH asked the questions, most of the candidates answered

However you do it it, do it by 8 pm tomorrow- Tuesday, 8/1. 

Drop your ballot off at any of these locations 

Vote by mail by having your ballot postmarked by 8/1

Vote in-person at an accessible voting center if you need assistance completing your ballot

Other resources for the 11th-hour.

I didn’t receive a ballot. Am I even registered to vote?

I want to make sure my ballot gets counted because in an off-year primary, my vote is extra important!

I’m a Seattle resident with Democracy Vouchers and I don’t know what they are or how to use them

When you’re all done, treat yo self and watch the results come in live. We hear there are some primary election night parties going on around the county if you’re looking to make everyone on social media jealous.
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Other Developments…

  • The Seattle City Council will vote today on the CID rezone and companion resolution. This follows a PLUZ committee meeting in the neighborhood and the passage of the Central District rezone last week.. 

  • The regional housing market isn’t keeping pace with job growth. If you don’t know, now you know.

  • New affordable apartments in north Seattle are literally being stacked one on top of the other.

  • An eastside state senator wants East King County to secede from King County.

  • Allegedly it’s too expensive to build anything other than market rate housing here, but somehow, some way, some private market developers are doing it.

  • A proposed TOD site with 130 homes is one of 6 comp plan amendment requests to be reviewed by the Federal Way City Council.

  • Seattle City Council will consider developer impact fees

  • Washington state ‘s homeless student population has increased 30% over the last three years. In the same window, federal funding increased only 8%.

  • Housing Affordability Work Party Thursday, August 3rd: learn about the draft EIS for Mandatory Housing Affordability city-wide, share ideas for public comment, and leave your comments for the city. Food, childcare, and kid-friendly activities provided.

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