SEATTLE (August 2, 2016) – Mayor Ed Murray today issued the following statement after City Council’s Planning, Land Use & Zoning committee approved a key provision of the Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA):
“I applaud the work of the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee for passage of the Mandatory Housing, Affordability-Residential Framework legislation that my office transmitted as part of my Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda. This legislation is a significant milestone and gets us one step closer to realizing the goal of requiring developers to build affordable housing as the city grows. I want to thank Councilmember Rob Johnson, who led the committee through careful deliberation of the legislation to ensure it helps create more affordable housing in Seattle.
“Making housing more affordable is critical to building a more equitable and inclusive Seattle, and we are tackling this challenge head on. I look forward to the bill’s upcoming consideration by the full Council.”