The Seattle City Council will hear public comment on the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Committee recommendations on Wednesday at 5:30pm.

People opposed to these measures have turned out in great numbers to voice their distress, affecting policies put forward. It is vital that the Council hear voices in support of this historical proposal.

Where: Seattle City Council Chambers (600 4th Ave, Floor 2, Seattle, WA 98104)

When: 5:30pm Wednesday, September 9th

What to say: Tell your personal narrative about how these policies affect you or your neighborhood. Consider the following frames:

  • Everyone should have the opportunity to live in a safe, healthy, affordable home;
  • It should be possible for working people to afford housing and still have enough money for basics like groceries, transportation, and child care;
  • Children deserve a chance to succeed in school and in life, which all begins with their family being able to afford a safe place to live;
  • It’s better for society, the environment, and families if people can afford to live close to where they work.

If you are unable to attend, consider e-mailing your comments to the Council at

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Ben Crowther

Ben is a Seattle area native, living with his husband downtown since 2013. He started in queer grassroots organizing in 2009 and quickly developed a love for all things political and wonky. When he’s not reading news articles, he can be found excitedly pointing out new buses or prime plots for redevelopment to his uninterested friends who really just want to get to dinner. Ben served as The Urbanist's Policy and Legislative Affairs Director from 2015 to 2018 and primarily writes about political issues.