Thursday, October 2, 2008

Stand up for Development with Justice

From our friends at Puget Sound SAGE. If you have the time, please go - development in the City of Seattle has some serious social justice issues:

Stand up for Development with Justice
How can we make new development work for social and economic justice?

Right now, our elected officials are debating what standards and public benefits we will expect from developers in return for increased density.

The Incentive Zoning (IZ) policy currently under consideration at City Council will shape development in Seattle over the next 10 to 20 years, and low-wage workers, people of color, tenants, and immigrants haven't all been at the table. It's time to promote a vision of development that reflects our values of social and economic justice. This is an opportunity to positively impact our communities for years to come.The stakes are high for affordable housing and the creation of family-wage jobs.

Add your voice to the debate and demand that IZ include more benefits for communities that need them the most.

City Council Public Hearing on "Incentive Zoning"
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 5:30 PM
(Arrive at 4:30 to sign up to comment)
City Council Chambers
600 4th Avenue, Second Floor
Seattle, WA

Even if you do not wish to speak, please plan to attend - your presence is powerful.

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