As promised, second West Seattle meeting set for housing levy

ORIGINAL REPORT: Last Wednesday night’s Southwest District Council meeting included the only scheduled West Seattle discussion of the proposed $290 million, 7-year housing-levy renewal/expansion – though levy details had only been announced hours earlier. As reported here, city reps at the meeting were asked for a second West Seattle meeting, with more lead time – and it’s just been announced by Department of Neighborhoods district coordinator Kerry Wade:

The meeting will be hosted by the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon Street) and will take place on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 (6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.). A flyer will be created next week announcing the meeting details.

Bring your questions and comments. As explained Wednesday night, the city hasn’t finalized the levy details yet, nor has it decided whether to put the levy before voters in August or November.

ADDED: Here’s the official flyer for the meeting.

5 Replies to "As promised, second West Seattle meeting set for housing levy"

  • joel February 6, 2016 (8:36 am)

    it’s nice to work for the mayor’s office when he gave his staff a 20-40 percent increase in pay.  perhaps his staff alone can fund all his pet projects – but the average person is getting 2-3 percent increase per year and can’t afford all his tax’s funny how we vote for these one at at time instead of laying them all out on the table at once so we can truly see all the tax increases.  didn’t elections used to be in November? it’s about 5 times a year we are voting on his increases.the mayor keeps saying how unaffordable it is to live in why does he keep making it more expensive to live in seattle?

    • Mickymse February 8, 2016 (2:10 pm)

      Maybe it is nice to work for the Mayor’s Office… but NONE of these City staff mentioned here work for the Mayor’s Office. Why don’t you come out to the meeting and learn more about what the Mayor is actually proposing?

      • Al February 23, 2016 (10:17 am)

        He’s proposing to expand an inefficient government at the expense of the property owners.   Only a fool would vote for this believing that it will change anything. 

  • Neighbor February 9, 2016 (12:23 pm)

    $270 million here, $930 million there, $1.4 million to bail out a Kubly-crony failed bike program, and then $15 to 35 BILLION for ST3. It makes you wonder who votes yes when there is zero accountability to taxpayers when failures occur. But if we dare question these plans people question our character and knowledge (like MickyMse) as if we don’t know what we’re talking about, have not attended meetings, and have not read the fine print. 

  • Nancy M. February 23, 2016 (6:06 pm)

    As a member of the next homeless group let me say that seniors on fixed income are being trampled on in Seattle and the only way to survive these taxes is to sell our houses. Another win-win for the City of Seattle and the developers they cater to. Have never heard a plan from this mayor and city council to help us stay in our homes. I have nothing good to say about this group of elected officials.

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