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Housing Commission: Not acting in Edmonds' best interests | Letter to the Editor

 

Last updated 12/20/2020 at 7:53pm

A year and a half ago, the Edmonds City Council passed a resolution establishing the Citizens’ Housing Commission. I have followed the commission’s work since its beginning, and have come to the conclusion that it is not working on the behalf of Edmonds’ citizens.

The commission has produced two surveys regarding the creation of affordable housing, both eliciting responses from only about 2% of Edmonds' population.

In the first survey, the responses were dominated by concerns of existing homeowners over a range of issues related to increased population density associated with conver...



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Reader Comments(1)

Denise Cooper writes:

I agree with the Author. The current council does not have the city’s best interest and should not be making decisions from surveys. We had an in person meeting, Prior to COVID, the committee pretended to listen, but they did not listen. Everyone on the committee has an interest in some way in land development. The City wants to bring in low income housing, apartments, duplexes, and subsidized rents for low income which means your home or investment property goes up. If you are a renter your rent will go up too. This is a backwards method to make Edmonds more affordable. If the city really wanted to be more affordable they would work with the County to lower property taxes. Please call the Council and let them know your thoughts!

 
 
 

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