Publicola Op-Ed: HALA’s Grand Bargain Is Key to an Equitable and Sustainable Seattle

Publicola, Op-Ed, 8/3/2015:

As representatives from advocacy organizations working toward a socially and environmentally just Seattle, we urge support of the HALA recommendations—especially the “Grand Bargain” that couples provisions for new affordable housing units with strategic upzones in the city. We need more inclusive housing choices and antidisplacement protections to ensure an equitable and sustainable city for current residents and future generations. The HALA Report lays a path to get us there.

Signed by:
Lauren Craig, Policy Counsel, Puget Sound Sage
Sejal Parikh, Executive Director, Working Washington
Jesse Piedfort, Chair of the Sierra Club-Seattle Group
Shefali Ranganathan, Deputy Director, Transportation Choices Coalition
Kelly Rider, Policy Director, Housing Development Consortium Seattle-King County