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Friday, April 29, 2016
SEATTLE [MAYORMURRAY] This Week in the Mayor's Office
Mayor proposes ordinance to increase affordable housing
Mayor Murray unveiled his proposal to enact a residential Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA-R) program, which will require that developers of new multifamily residential buildings in Seattle contribute to affordable housing, either by including affordable units in the building or by paying into a fund for affordable housing throughout the city.
The mayor’s proposal was developed by the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda committee (HALA) last year, and is part of the 'Grand Bargain,' an agreement between affordable housing advocates and private developers that will create an estimated 6,000 affordable homes in Seattle over the next 10 years. At the core of that agreement was the creation of commercial and residential Mandatory Housing Affordability programs, requiring developers of new commercial or multifamily residential development to contribute to affordable homes.
Rainier Beach basketball team celebrates championship with Mayor, Lenny Wilkens
This week, Mayor Murray hosted the Rainier Beach High School Boys Basketball team for lunch to celebrate their recent state championship win. They were joined by 13-time NBA All-Star and former Coach Lenny Wilkens and Council President Bruce Harrell.
Mayor unveils funding plan for 200 additional police officers
This expansion will be funded through reprioritizing existing resources, identifying efficiencies and by increasing City's B&O tax and businses licensing fees.
TOMORROW: Mayor's Education Summit
Technology Matching Fund deadline:
May 4 is the deadline to apply for matching fund grants for digital equity projects. Community groups must match the City's contribution with volunteer labor, materials, professional services, or cash. More information HERE.
More than 30 major companies to host youth opportunity job fair in Seattle
On May 5, more than 30 major companies will host a hiring fair for youth at CenturyLink Field Event Center. The job fair is part of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, a coalition of top U.S. companies that is expanding its national youth hiring movement to Seattle. Together, they will interview hundreds of 16-24 year olds from King County who are disconnected from employment and education in an effort to connect them with meaningful job opportunities and a pathway to success.