Council Bargains Away Housing in Mixed Low-Rise Vote

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The stage was set: Which Councilmembers would appear to support or oppose Councilmember Tom Rasmussen’s terrible amendments to already not-so-great low-rise legislation? By the time deliberations began on his 8 amendments, 7 Councilmembers were present a the Planning Land Use and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee. As we’ve pointed out, the legislation went from bad, to better, […]

Let Council Know You’re Against Rasmussen Amendments to LR Legislation

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There isn’t any simpler way to put it: Please let the City Council know you oppose Councilmember Rasmussen’s efforts to return currently low-rise legislation to the form it was in when we appealed it last year. Councilmember Rasmussen has 9 amendments before the Planning Land Use and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee tomorrow afternoon. We need your […]

Talking Points for Low-Rise Legislation

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There have been lots of great communications to the Seattle City Council about low-rise legislation. Please take a minute and email the Council (here’s our petition page: http://www.smartgrowthseattle.org/lowrise/) and let them know your thoughts. Our petition page is already filled out.  You can change that text. Not sure what to say? Here’s some ideas from […]