Can’t make it to a meeting? No problem! The HALA Team has an online conversation called “Consider it” where you can weigh in alongside your neighbors and engage in dialogue around the City’s HALA proposals.
Why is HALA Important?
In the last five years, rents in Seattle have increased 35% and the homeless population is nearing 3,000.
“We are facing our worst housing affordability crisis in decades,” says Mayor Murray. “My vision is a city where people who work in Seattle can afford to live here.”
The Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA), is a set of strategies intended to address this crisis from all sides. The City is relying heavily on public input to take these strategies from ideas to practice and would love to hear from you.
The HALA Team has an online conversation tool called “Consider it” where you can weigh in alongside your neighbors and engage in dialogue around the City’s HALA proposals. When you go to the site, you’ll see a list of topics where you can view the proposals and read others’ comments. If you want to participate in the conversation, you’ll be prompted to create an easy log-in.
The HALA team will be adding ideas to the site and looking for folks to return and check in as new topics are added. The City is committed to listening to the community and using the feedback it hears to shape the policies and practices of HALA.
This is civic engagement at work—join the conversation!