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What City Council candidates think should be done about Seattle’s housing affordability. Editor’s note: The No. Seattle City Council primary election is housing. Many residents recoiled at Mayor Ed Murray.
Below are responses from all City Council candidates who responded to our survey. Those candidates who did not respond are noted. Jump to each district or position. District 1. Phillip Tavel.
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I would support acquiring existing affordable multifamily housing by the city. I think that we should use surplus and underutilized public land to develop affordable housing.
I support the Tenant Screening Portability Act. I would absolutely look to improve interdepartmental coordination. I strongly support the recommendation to provide tax exemptions for responsible landlords who commit to income and rent restrictions. I would work to expand the Housing Trust Fund and the City Growth Fund.
I would absolutely pursue protections to minimize the displacement of marginalized populations. Lastly I would work to increase the impact of the Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance.”Lisa Herbold. I will pursue the commercial linkage fee and mandatory inclusionary housing, ensuring obligations are shifted to housing for lower- income renters than under current policy. This has been in my platform since February. I will pursue restoring the Seattle Police Department’s Community Service Officer program, upon which I have also been campaigning. I will address screening for tenants with criminal histories unrelated to their housing suitability; being screened out is one of the biggest contributors to homelessness.”Chas Redmond. I favor the ADU/DADU (accessory dwelling unit and detached accessory dwelling unit) approach and reducing restrictions for onsite housing units.
I favor additional housing levys and inclusionary zoning. I favor village expansion although it must include a robust collaboration with the 3. I favor using town houses and row houses as a buffer zone between single- family housing areas and urban village mixed use or neighborhood commercial areas.
I favor research into a municipal bank, which could help with purchases of older apartment buildings and act as an investment backer for nonprofits to purchase and manage older structures. I also favor a rent- stabilization program.”Shannon Braddock. I applaud the HALA Committee for its hard work and look forward to working on refining and implementing many of the recommendations . Increasing affordability and responsibly managing development is a long- term, complex problem that requires a vision for the neighborhood character we want to protect, and the neighborhoods we aspire to build in a growing, diverse and inclusive city.”Karl Wirsing. I strongly support HALA’s goal of protecting low- income renters and the most vulnerable homeowners, which is essential to preserving the diversity and historical character of our neighborhoods. I would also vigorously pursue recommendations to make sure all new housing developments include significant numbers of affordable units, and that new commercial developments contribute to affordable housing funds.
Also, related to my work at the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, I very much support modifying building codes to allow for taller wood construction, which can be a very big deal in supporting a sustainable . This is a reasonable exchange for allowing upzoning in our urban centers and villages. I believe this requirement should be expanded, however, to include even low- density residential development in single- family neighborhoods. I would also pursue a linkage fee on all commercial developments. Those who profit from development need to give something back to the community and help ensure that Seattle remains affordable.”Arturo Robles. No response received”Jody Rushmer.
No response received”District 2. Bruce Harrell. I support adding 5. Multifamily Tax Exemption program; expanding the State Housing Trust Fund; and reinstatement of the City Growth Fund. I support building affordable housing on vacant or underdeveloped public land. I am also hoping we elevate the housing crisis to an issue that all stakeholders adopt as an issue they own. The developer and business communities must understand that they, too, have responsibility in achieving housing affordability.”Josh Farris. I particularly like the portable tenant- screening reports and call for strengthening the Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance.
The HALA report overall is a dubious private- partnership fantasy for big developers that aims to continue to put profit before people in Seattle. I support strengthening Just Cause Eviction Protection for tenants and people in foreclosed houses. We need a vacancy- fine ordinance for the thousands of empty houses being held off the market and the overpriced commercial real estate that sits empty for years at a time. Jon Grant’s “New Direction Seattle” is a real plan.”Tammy Morales.
The HALA report has strong recommendations for increasing production, but very little to address displacement. I want to ensure that investment in our neighborhoods remains affordable for longtime residents. I will fight against the forces of displacement and work for: 1) A more robust linkage fee to generate revenue for affordable housing.
Changes to the Multifamily Tax Exemption that result in more family- sized units, longer affordability and preservation of homes that are affordable now. This is the only tax incentive program Seattle has and it has not served low- income families well. To see my other priorities, visit http: //www. District 3. Pamela Banks. I am excited and supportive of nearly all HALA recommendations.
As a 2. 0- year Central Area resident and Urban League president, I see every day the lingering impacts of housing discrimination in Seattle and the need to have an honest dialogue about how to build a city that is racially and economically equitable. I will aggressively pursue inclusive zoning, linkage fees and other policies that jumpstart the construction of quality, affordable housing for all.”Kshama Sawant. No response received”Morgan Beach. My focus would be on the strongest policies possible to implement robust mandatory inclusionary housing, making sure we have policies to ensure people from all economic and demographic backgrounds can live in any part of the city. I would also focus on building stronger provisions for family friendly housing onto the HALA recommendations, including adding zoning requirements to build family sized (two to three bedroom) units in new construction buildings that are also subject to required mandatory inclusionary housing minimums.
I support strengthening funding priorities that provide incentives for the Multifamily Tax Exemption and three- bedroom exemptions to floor- area ratio calculations.”Rod Hearne. The HALA committee seems to be fighting for two values: first, the need to grow sustainably as a city and a region; second, the need to grow fairly so that every neighborhood in some way or another steps up to meet the challenge. Anyone who has a job in Seattle should be able to afford to live in Seattle. All of the policies recommended by the report, with a great deal of community input and a bit of tweaking, may be workable components of our overall affordability challenge.”Lee Carter. No response received”District 4. Rob Johnson. I. A balanced combination of approaches would help Seattle grow in a smarter and more equitable fashion by increasing intentionality in city programs, land use, neighborhood character and development. Providing housing across income brackets is essential.
Pushing people to live further away from our city will only make our congestion and environmental impacts worse.”Abel Pacheco. Three priorities: First, I live in a mother- in- law unit and, as such, I. It has been a great partnership between myself and the homeowner. I have affordable housing, she’s able to bring in additional income, and we both live a neighborhood that we love.
Second, improve interdepartmental coordination. Third, Seattle is welcoming a lot of young families and I. For example, modifying the Multifamily Tax Exemption program to incentivize more family friendly units.”Michael Maddux. I am very happy that developers have agreed to inclusionary zoning as part of the deal, and I would be particularly interested in working with developers on implementing this proposal. Additionally, working to implement measures designed to encourage more family- size units and missing middle building types are proposals I am particularly interested in. Additionally, measures to open more opportunity for home ownership are very appealing, and I would work closely with the council, the mayor and people in District 4 on making home ownership a reality for more families.”Tony Provine.
First, ensure public involvement. HALA was overwhelmingly comprised of developers. Its proposals would do little to make housing affordable or create housing for working families. I propose the city issue $5. Housing Bond Program; reestablish Seattle.
I would pursue these HALA proposals: the Commercial Linkage Fee and mandatory inclusionary housing requiring 5 percent to 7 percent of units be affordable for residents earning up to 6. Jean Godden. The HALA proposals are a good beginning and a solid, initial framework that will require much work and analysis over at least the next couple of years to achieve the goal of more affordable housing.
I will pursue such recommendations as inclusionary zoning and will work to preserve existing affordable units. I will also undertake efforts to reform the Multifamily Tax Exemption program.”District 5. Debora Juarez. I moved to the North End 2. I have watched the growth in our district and I share our residents’ passionate desire to protect our neighborhood character.