Feb
21
9:30 AM09:30

Support Parking Reform: Cheaper Rent, Cleaner Air, Better Buildings

https://www.facebook.com/events/155077468619313/

Imagine an ordinance that could help lower the cost of rent, relieve congestion, reduce our transportation emissions and air pollution, and improve bicycle parking. Changing city rules for off-street parking in new buildings will do all these things! 

That's why it's important to speak up on Wednesday, February 21 at a Seattle Public Hearing.

Proposed legislation before the Seattle Cit Council's Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee, with a few additional amendments, will:

-Reduce how much parking a developer must construct in those parts of the city served by frequent transit.
-Allow for off-site rental of underused private parking, which will also reduce the amount of new parking construction
-Improve bike storage and bike parking options.
-Require landlords to unbundle the cost of parking from rent, so those who don't want to pay for a parking space won't have to.
-Sets stronger, uniform standards bicycle parking.

The hearing begins at 9:30am. We'll gather at the coffee shop inside City Hall at 8:30am to help anyone interested in giving comment to craft their remarks and better understand the ordinance.

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Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Seattle's Housing Gap: Unmet Needs & Challenges

https://www.facebook.com/events/202548007156293/

The “affordable housing” that is often most difficult to provide and in short supply is housing for those making 0-30% Area Median Income. With consistent cuts to social programs from the federal and state governments, it has more and more come to local governments to assist people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. With intersections of poverty, racism, sexism, addiction, untreated chronic health conditions, and more, these populations – these neighbors – are often left without access to permanent affordable housing or the additional support they may need to achieve stability.

Join the Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights Committee for a special meeting, where we will explore the data regarding loss of housing for very-low-income households as part of the broader affordability crisis, and what challenges providers and non-profit developers face who are working to meet this need, as well as some ideas on immediate steps that could be taken to overcome these challenges. Our panel includes:

Katie Wilson, Transit Riders Union and Housing For All Coalition
Nicole Macri, Downtown Emergency Services Center
Miguel Maestas, El Centro de la Raza
Johnny Schilling, REACH Program
Gerald Donaldson, Leschi Elementary School

Hosted by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda and Housing For All
Co-hosted by Councilmember Lisa HerboldSeattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien, and Councilmember Kshama Sawant.

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Dec
14
5:00 PM17:00

Transit Talks: Transportation Ideas for a New Mayor

  • Transportation Choices Coalition (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From The Urbanist and Transportation Choices Coalition:

Seattle has a new Mayor! To ensure that everyone has access to opportunity we'll need to tackle our transportation challenges from every angle. That's why Transportation Choices is bringing together urban leaders from around the Sound to share their brightest ideas for the new administration. 
From addressing displacement to safe bike networks, our vast panel representing every sector will share lightning round presentations--inspired by the Pecha Kucha format to welcome Mayor Durkan to office.
This event is free and open to the public! 
With time for moderated discussion and audience questions, this is your chance to hear (and respond to!) all these great ideas in one place. 
Register via the ticket link to save your spot.

Details and RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1834698553239366/

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Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

Seattle Tech 4 Housing One Year Anniversary Happy Hour

Please join us Tuesday, November 28 for an informal happy hour to celebrate the one year anniversary of Seattle Tech 4 Housing.

We have a lot to celebrate at the end of our first year, including:

  • Legislative Wins: we lobbied alongside many other groups to pass Mandatory Housing Affordability in Downtown and adjacent neighborhoods.
  • Electoral Wins: we supported pro-housing candidate and now Councilmember-elect Teresa Mosqueda starting back in March, when we threw Seattle's first Democracy Voucher party.
  • Outreach Wins: we've brought out hundreds of Seattleites, many brand new to housing policy, to events featuring organizations like Capitol Hill Housing, Bellwether Housing, Facing Homelessness and The Urbanist.
  • Media Wins: in addition to mentions in The Seattle Times and GeekWire, we got our first national media coverage on NPR's Marketplace.
  • Philanthropic Wins: our members helped organize tech industry philanthropy for SKCCH's Project Cool and we're currently organizing a cohort of tech volunteers to work with housing and homeless service providers.

This has only been possible thanks to our dedicated organizers. Please come out on November 28 and say a big thank you to Brian, Bronwyn, Chris, Jonah, Laura, Thomas and Zach.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/168960850358103/

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Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

Seattle Tech Solidarity November Meetup

From Seattle Tech Solidarity:

Our November meeting is a casual, drop-in chat at Optimism Brewing Company. Come meet others interested in helping tech workers keep their companies ethical and be more engaged in their communities. We'll also be talking about our current campaigns.

There will be beer and hard cider available to buy from the venue, and you're welcome to bring your own snacks or dinner. There'll also be a food truck outside. We'll provide donuts as always. 🍩

We'll be on the West end of the space, (the Broadway side). The space is fully accessibly and served by the First Hill Streetcar and multiple bus lines.
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Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

Seattle for Everyone's #HALAyes Celebration

  • South Lake Union Discovery Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From Seattle for Everyone:

2017 has been a year of Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) achievements, with the passage of new tenant protections, changes to the design review program, and rezones to activate Mandatory Housing Affordability in the fastest-growing neighborhoods of Seattle, among other progress.
We are pleased to invite you to join us on November 14th, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the South Lake Union Discovery Center for a #HALAyes Celebration!
This will be an evening of enjoyment with advocates, City leaders and department staff, and neighbors coming together to celebrate 2017 and rally for what's ahead in 2018. Light food and drink will be provided.

More information and RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/125327258152911/

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Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Election Night Party

From Seattle City Councilmember Lorena González & Seattle City Council Candidate Teresa Mosqueda:

Join us for an Election Night Party! This is an ALL AGES facility, and there will be music, food and dancing! Come join us to celebrate all your work this year that lead to Election Night!

Hosted by Seattle City Councilmember Lorena González & Seattle City Council Candidate Teresa Mosqueda with special guest Seattle City Schoolboard Candidate Zachary DeWolf.

More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/820255644821323/

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Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Seattle Tech 4 Housing Happy Hour

Join Seattle Tech 4 Housing at Optimism Brewing! This will be a low key way to learn more about what we do, what we've been up to over the last couple months, and how you can get involved. Or, you know, just have a beer with us.

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/284281715423628/

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Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Homelessness Advocacy 101: Seattle Budget Advocacy

From the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness:

We're talking local City of Seattle budget advocacy in this workshop! The Seattle City Council is currently meeting about the City's budget and deciding what to fund and what not to fund. The final vote will be in November, just before Thanksgiving. Urge the City Council to respond to our $93M budget recommendations and start taking our city's response to the crisis of homelessness to scale!
YOU can be a voice for real and positive investments to help, shelter, and house thousands of people. We hope you will join the Coalition for an engaging, fun, and inspiring Homelessness Advocacy 101 workshop!
We build on the energy of hundreds of community members across King County who care deeply about affordable housing, safety, shelter, and justice for people who are homeless. When people speak up clearly and loudly to our state representatives, asking them to prioritize smart programs and supports, good policies, and fair and robust budgets, we see big results for our community.  
Our workshops are fun! We'll discuss the funding proposals for shelter, housing, and supportive services currently being considered and review the steps that everyone can take to make sure housing and homelessness concerns are prioritized in our local government. Nancy Amidei, an incomparable pro-democracy cheerleader, local policy experts, and Coalition staff will present details about 3-4 important issues. We'll provide you with simple actions, sample messages, and the chance to practice your skills. You will leave informed and inspired with tools for engaging your classmates, fellow congregants, neighbors and others to speak up and make a difference.
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Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

SeaTech4Good Meetup: Nonprofit Technology Speed Geek

From the SeaTech4Good meetup group:

WA nonprofits and techies - It's Speed Geek time! See 6 demos of nonprofit tech projects, 5 minutes each! #WordPress #Drupal#OpenData #Atlassian 
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/SeaTech4Good/events/243217139/
* Nam-ho Park, Forum One: Website for Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
* Mark Root-Wiley, MRW Web Design: Website accessibility tools
* Tyler Swayne, Tribuo LLC: A newly launched website, Tribuo. 
* Lucinda Stroud, 501 Commons: Employee onboarding checklist using Atlassian's Confluence software
* Jeanne Cost, Fuse IQ: Healthier Washington Initiative website with Drupal 8 content management system
* Tim Ganter, Studio Ten Four: Seattle Neighborhood Greenways web app leveraging open data
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Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

Affordable Housing with Teresa and Lorena!

From the Teresa Mosqueda campaign:

Re-elect Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez and elect Teresa Mosqueda for Seattle City Council Pos. 8.
Come hear from affordable housing leaders on how we can address our housing crisis and create a healthy, sustainable future for all in Seattle. 
Gold Level Sponsors: Representative Nicole Macri, Maria Barrientos, Bill Block, Alan Durning, Marty Kooistra, Paul Lambros, MA Leonard, Brian LLoyd, Patricia McInturff, Paul Purcell, Kylie Rolf, Bill Rumpf, Tony To, and Maiko Winkler-Chin.
SIlver level sponsors: Betsy Lieberman, James Madden, Rachael Myers, and Kelly Rider.
Suggested contributions: $100 or bring your Democracy Vouchers!
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Oct
11
5:30 PM17:30

The Urbanist Monthly Meetup w/ Cary Moon

From The Urbanist:

The Urbanist will be joined by Seattle mayoral candidate Cary Moon at our October 11 meetup. We endorsed Moon in the hotly contested primary election and are excited to see her move to the general election in November.
Our monthly meetup is free and open to everyone. Come by to meet fellow housing and transportation advocates and hear from an inspirational speaker. We'll be at the Elephant & Castle Pub on Wednesday, October 11, 5:30-7:30 PM (please note this is different than our usual Tuesday). You can find us in the billiards room on the lower level, and our guest speaker starts at 6:30 PM.
We hope to see you there! You can optionally RSVP on Facebook to help us get a headcount.

https://www.facebook.com/events/174997686351112/

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Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Tech Solidarity Seattle September Meetup

From Seattle Tech Solidarity:

Our September meeting is a casual, drop-in chat at Optimism Brewing on First Hill. Come meet others interested in community engagement and ethics in the tech community.
Tech Solidarity is a grass-roots organization whose goal is to better connect tech workers with the communities they live in. Our emphasis is on regular in-person meetings, volunteer assistance to organizations serving the vulnerable, and the creative use of labor law in pursuit of an ethical agenda.

More here: https://www.facebook.com/events/299056227238765/

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Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Urbanist Walking Tour - South Lake Union Boom

  • Museum of History and Industry (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Seattle Tech 4 Housing, The Urbanist and Bellwether Housing on Saturday, September 23 for our Urbanist Walking Tour - South Lake Union Boom. Experts in urban design, history and affordable housing will guide participants through the past, present and future of South Lake Union. We expect this small group tour to fill up quickly, so reserve your spot now.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urbanist-walking-tour-south-la…

While South Lake Union is best known for its transformation from a working class warehouse district to a global technology hub, we'll also see a stunning variety of affordable housing projects, from preserved apartment buildings to new towers that utilized incentive zoning. We'll visit contrasting community spaces like a neighborhood p-patch and a mid-block alley built by Amazon, and talk about the changes still to come.

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Sep
11
5:00 PM17:00

Uptown Rezone Public Hearing

The Uptown rezone would provide for more housing options to allow more people have access to this thriving neighborhood, while ensuring that all new commercial and residential development in the area contributes to income- and rent-restricted affordable homes for families and individuals who need them.

City Council needs to hear from all of us that we support the strongest possible increases in housing capacity and affordable housing requirements.

If you can't attend in person, you can easily email a letter of support.

Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/868901163258975/

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Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

A conversation with Facing Homelessness

Join sea:change & Seattle Tech 4 Housing for a frank conversation with Sara Vander Zanden, the Managing Director of Facing Homelessness, about pressing issues related to homelessness as well as innovative solutions. Sara came to the issue of homelessness like many of us do - slowly, and through daily exposure to people living outside on her way to work. While the issue once felt too complex to approach, Sara's work at Facing Homelessness has opened her heart. She is honored to help lead a grassroots movement that invites community into the task of ending homelessness, and that ultimately, will bring connection and compassion into the center of our lives.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seachange-no-5-a-conversation-with-facing-homelessness-tickets-36415878874

About Facing Homelessness & their exciting new initiative, The BLOCK Project:

Our mission is to remove the negative stereotype against those living on our streets. We believe the conversation about homelessness needs to be both an intellectual one, grounded in knowledge about the complexities, and an emotional one, informed by personal experiences.

Not in my back yard. It is a concept that keeps many social injustices at arm’s length. Within the issue of homelessness, it allows us to acknowledge that something needs to be done, without taking shared ownership of the issue. The BLOCK Project invites community into the task of ending homelessness by building 125 sq ft BLOCK Homes in the backyards of residential lots. Each self-sufficient structure will become home for someone currently suffering through homelessness. The BLOCK Project represents an innovative leap forward on the issues of homelessness, cross-class integration, social inclusion, and architectural design. Much like Airbnb and Uber have done in their respective industries, the BLOCK Project transforms the way we think about space, ownership, and living within community in an increasingly dense world.

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Aug
3
5:30 PM17:30

Housing Affordability Work Party

Calling all housing affordability supporters! Join Sierra Club, Seattle for Everyone, Seattle YIOBY, Seattle Tech 4 Housing, Welcoming Wallingford, and neighborhood advocates for an evening of food and fun—and weigh in on important housing affordability proposals at the same time! This event is FREE. 

See Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/250330415471505/


The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the "citywide" implementation of Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) has been released and is currently open for public comment. The EIS is a (lengthy and wonky!) document that informs us about the impacts of proposed affordability zoning changes around Seattle. The City is accepting public comment on the Draft EIS until August 7th. 

At the Housing Affordability Work Party! we will learn about the EIS process and content, share ideas for the future of our city, and comment on the Draft EIS together.

Some opponents of plans to implement MHA through affordability rezones—who have long dominated conversations on housing and land use in Seattle—have significant time and resources to weigh in and ensure that their voices are heard.

***The time is now to make sure the City hears voices of neighbors who support affordability and more diverse housing choices.***

If you have a laptop, please bring it along. If you don't have a laptop, no worries—we'll have extra for folks to use.

Food, childcare, and kid-friendly activities will be provided. 

Please feel free to swing by even if you're not able to attend the entire meeting!

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Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Seattle Social Good Series Civic Mixer

From IDXA and Open Seattle:

What?

The Open Seattle Civic Tech Mixer is an event for technologists, coders, data nerds, and designers to meet community organizations who are looking to get support from the tech community and launch new innovative projects.

Whether you want to volunteer your skills, offer your company’s services, or just find out more about where tech can help, this event is for you. We will have over 30 organizations and community groups represented tackling diverse issues in the local area.

Why?

These organizations are on the ground working hard to tackle the most difficult issues in our communities. We know what can be achieved with tech, but for these organizations it is often out of reach, either through a lack of resources and expertise. This is a chance to meet these groups, find out about their stories, and offer your time, knowledge, and skills to launch a civic technological revolution in the heart of Seattle!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-social-good-series-civic-mixer-tickets-34990608853

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Jun
29
5:00 PM17:00

Habitat Young Professionals: Pride Build 2017

From Habitat Young Professionals Seattle's Facebook event:

June 2017 is Pride Month, and we are celebrating by raising funds for our annual Pride Build project! This year we will be partnering with Lambert House to repair their ceilings in August. Help us raise funds for this project by attending our two happy hour events in the month of June. $1 per drink will go to the cause!

***About Lambert House: Lambert House provides LGBTQ youth with daily opportunities to make friends with other youth like themselves and with supportive adults. For LGBTQ youth that have been rejected by their parents, they provide dinners, case management, advocacy, and basic needs. Lambert House educates LGBTQ youth to see themselves as normal, healthy individuals and to respect and take care of themselves and each other. 

http://www.lamberthouse.org/

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/480444035631088

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Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Lid I-5 Community Open House

From Lid I-5, more information on their Facebook event:

Join the movement to reconnect neighborhoods over Interstate 5 with parks, housing, complete streets, and more!

The Lid I-5 Steering Committee has achieved major progress in recent months and is excited to share the latest updates with our coalition partners and neighbors. Partial funding has been identified for a crucial Feasibility Study and the City of Seattle has offered to take the lead, but work remains to be done and community input is critical.

Learn more about the lid concept, why the time to plan is now, and how you can help Seattle become a more connected, sustainable, and equitable city.

The event is an open house format with a brief presentation starting at 6:30 PM.

The Cloud Room offers a cash bar and light refreshments. All ages are welcome.

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Jun
15
5:30 AM05:30

Happy Hour Mixer: Affordable Housing Developers & Tech Workers

This month Seattle Tech 4 Housing is joining the regular monthly happy hour of a group of young professionals in affordable housing, held at Optimism Brewing. Come have a drink with the people that actually build and operate the affordable housing we advocate for!

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/768786289912917/

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Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

The Urbanist Monthly Meetup

The Urbanist's monthly social, see their Facebook event for more info:

Join us for our monthly social! Free and open to the public. At 6:30pm we'll continue our speaker series.

This month we'll be joined by King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert, who represents the District 3 region east of Lake Sammamish.

Kathy serves as Chair of the Council’s Regional Water Quality Committee and is the Vice Chair of the Budget and Fiscal Management Committee, the Law & Justice Committee and the Health, Housing and Human Services Committee. She is also a member of the Boards of Directors of Hopelink, the Eastside Human Services Forum and Public Health Seattle & King County.

Some of Kathy’s passions include working to end homelessness, protecting the survivors of domestic violence and working to ensure that government is both efficient and effective. This includes using the latest technology to serve the residents of King County. She was a driving force behind bringing Safe Place, an outreach program designed to provide access to immediate help and safety for youth in crisis to King County.

Prior to serving on the King County Council, Kathy was a State Representative from the 45th District for seven years. She received her BA and her teaching credential from the University of Washington. Kathy taught school for sixteen years and is also a published poet and author of a children’s book about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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May
25
5:30 PM17:30

Own It! Prevent Displacement, Build Wealth

From Capitol Hill Housing:

Join us Thursday, May 25th at 5:30 PM at the Summit (420 E Pike) for Own It the 2017 edition of Capitol Hill Housing's annual community forum. This year we are focusing on a single issue: how to build wealth in our neighborhoods and lessen the widening inequality in our communities. 

Own It will explore real world models of building income and wealth for individuals, small businesses and communities which we believe will help build a more vibrant and engaged city. Experts will share examples of ownership that can work, or are already working, in Seattle. 

Food and drink will be provided! This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP online at bit.ly/CHHOwnIt17

Can't make it? Follow along online at #OwnItSEA.

 

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May
18
6:30 PM18:30

May Social & Discussion: Have Renters Been Friend-zoned?

From the Capitol Hill Community Council:

We hope the cheeky name gets your attention - we believe the conversation will be keep it! Join the Capitol Hill Community Council on Thursday, May 18, 6:30-8:00, to discuss when does zoning actually work against the interests of our cities most marginalized and does it create an economic wall between renters and homeowners? This will be the first of many conversations on zoning and how it affects you! So hope to see you May 18th at Optimism Brewing Company#sharethecity#sharedcommunity #weareallneighbors

Optimism Brewing Company is an independent, locally- and family-owned brewery on Seattle’s Capitol Hill at 1158 Broadway, Seattle WA 98122. They have rotating food trucks and make all kinds of beer for all kinds of beer-drinkers! This event is free and open to the public.

RSVP on Facebook.

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May
16
5:00 PM17:00

Technically Speaking: Tech Addresses Housing Equity

From Bellwether Housing Event page:

As part of Affordable Housing Week, Bellwether will host a panel discussion focused on the role the tech sector can play in solving the affordable housing crisis featuring three local industry leaders. Rebekah Bastian, VP of Product at Zillow, Ethan Phelps-Goodman, founder of Seattle Tech 4 Housing and Seattle in Progress, and Jonathan Sposato, CEO of PicMonkey and creator of WeCount.org, will share their insights about leveraging technology and the human capital of Seattle tech companies for social good. Bellwether’s CEO Susan Boyd will moderate the discussion, which is free and open to the public and will include light refreshments.

The panel discussion is from 5 – 6:30pm on Tuesday, May 16th at Bellwether’s offices located at 433 Minor Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 in the South Lake Union neighborhood.

Affordable Housing Week is organized by the Housing Development Consortium of King County to draw attention to the importance of creating more affordable housing in Seattle/King County and how its members are tackling that challenge. Bellwether Housing is Seattle’s largest non-profit provider of affordable housing, with over 1,900 units throughout the city that families, low-wage working people, seniors, and adults with disabilities call home.

We look forward to hearing from these three tech leaders about how their sector can play a role in expanding affordable housing opportunities. For more information, please contact events@bellwetherhousing.org.

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Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Building a Better Boom: Designing a Thriving City for Everyone

See Eventbrite page for tickets and more info.

Seattle is growing and changing faster than at any time in recent memory, largely due to the boom in the tech economy. In response to concerns about affordability and livability, the City of Seattle is currently in the middle of a multi-year effort to enact a variety of changes to land use, urban design and affordable housing policy. This is a critical time in Seattle's history for the public to get engaged and help shape a city that is sustainable, vibrant and affordable.

The Thriving Communities Network has joined forces with Seattle Tech 4 Housing to host this urban design and livability workshop. At the event, we will examine a few neighborhoods that are slated for policy changes, and we will create a feasible vision for how the neighborhoods can be made more affordable, inclusive and sustainable.

Speakers will include:

- Representatives from nonprofit housing provider Capitol Hill Housing on how affordable housing is built and operated.

- Architect David Neiman on how zoning, building codes and other city policies shape the resulting built environment.

- Development professionals on the processes and economics behind building housing.

- Representatives from the City of Seattle on how policy changes are enacted and how residents can influence policy.

Event Goals:

- To create a proposal for the City of Seattle for consideration when planning for neighborhood change.

- Grow workshop participants' network and expand everyone's understanding and perspective of how to achieve affordable housing and create car-free options.

Registration is $15 and includes lunch, however no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For scholarship tickets, email thrivingcommunitiesnetwork@gmail.com.

We'd also like to offer a huge thank you to Friends of the Waterfront Seattle for generously providing space in their beautiful storefront for the event!

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Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

The Urbanist Monthly Meetup: Room to Breathe: Seattle's Parks Amid Rapid Growth

From The Urbanist:

Join us for our monthly social! Free and open to the public. At 6:30pm we'll continue our speaker series.

Our guest speaker this month is Jesús Aguirre, Superintendent of the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department.

Aguiree previously served as the director of the District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation. In this role, Aguirre focused on outcomes-based programs and an emphasis on providing equal access to all. Aguirre is bringing his commitment to equal access and data driven programming to Seattle Parks and Recreation. He will be leading Seattle’s department through the national accreditation process, along with several strategic planning processes for the future of Seattle’s parks and recreation facilities within a thriving and rapidly growing city. 


We hope to see you there!

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/902107316592043/.

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Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Democracy Voucher Party for Teresa Mosqueda

Please join Seattle Tech 4 Housing for a democracy voucher party for Seattle City Council candidate Teresa Mosqueda at Optimism Brewing on March 29th. We will be joined by the candidate herself for a great conversation on housing, transit, and the future of our city.

There will be beer, food truck food, and a (very limited amount of!) home baked cookies.

Please RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/191009538061463/

Here's why we're asking you to support Teresa:

  • she was a leader on drafting and passing statewide minimum wage and paid sick leave.

  • she's a renter who has spoken strongly about the need for vibrant, walkable neighborhoods with a wider variety of housing choices.

  • she's already endorsed by a long list of progressive leaders, including US Rep. Pramila Jayapal, WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Luitenant Governor Cyrus Habib, Senate Minority Leader Sharon Nelson, House Speaker Frank Chopp, King County Executive Dow Constantine, former King County Executive Ron Sims, Estela Ortega of El Centro de la Raza, Seattle City Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw and Lorena González, and many labor groups.

Hear more from Teresa here: http://queenannenews.com/Content/News/Breaking-News/Article/Mosqueda-announces-run-for-City-Council/26/539/39107

This very early stage of the race is when our support matters most. A strong turnout now will help create a lasting relationship with Teresa. Plus, if you wait too long, your Democracy Vouchers may no longer be valid—there's a fixed pool of money, and when its used up all of the unused vouchers become worthless. Don't wait!

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Mar
14
5:30 PM17:30

The Urbanist Monthly Meetup

From The Urbanist:

Join us for our monthly social! Free and open to the public. At 6:30pm we'll continue our speaker series.

LOCATION CHANGE: Please note this is a new location, the Elephant & Castle pub in Downtown.

Our guest speaker this month is Erika Harris, senior planner at the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC).

PSRC is the regional planning agency for King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Ms. Harris has 17 years of experience in environmental, urban, and regional planning. She was the PSRC’s project manager for the 2015 Industrial Lands Analysis for the Central Puget Sound Region. She holds masters’ degrees in urban planning and public policy and governance from the University of Washington and a bachelors’ degree in economics from Pacific Lutheran University.

We hope to see you there!

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Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Public Hearing on Downtown/South Lake Union Rezone

Let's keep the momentum going for Seattle's critical Mandatory Housing Affordability program!

RSVP to attend the public hearing on the Downtown/South Lake Union rezone: https://goo.gl/forms/jykXBOK5LftvGsUq2

On February 21st, the U District rezone was unanimously passed by the Seattle City Council. The next rezone up for consideration is Downtown/South Lake Union.

MHA will require developers to contribute to the city’s stock of affordable housing by either including rent-restricted homes in their projects or paying into a fund the City's Office of Housing will use to build them across the city. Combined with rezones in all of Seattle's urban centers and villages, MHA will harness Seattle's rapid growth to create over 6,300 new affordable homes over the next ten years.

The Downtown and South Lake Union neighborhoods are expected to produce over 1/3 of the overall goal of 6,300 homes created through the MHA program.

Show your support for a more affordable Seattle by attending and speaking at the public hearing on the Downtown/South Lake Union rezone!

Read more here:

http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/HALA/SLU_DOWNTOWN/Director's%20Report%20-%20MHA%20Implementation%20in%20DT%20SLU.pdf

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