Current Issues

Impact Fees
The Council is considering an impact fee program which would help accommodate transportation, schools and other capacity needs as the city grows.
Building More Affordable Housing Using Surplus Public Land
The Council may repurpose surplus property for community-driven development of affordable housing.
Encouraging Backyard Cottages and Mother-in-Law Units
As the city faces an affordable housing crisis, the Council developed legislation to increase the housing supply by encouraging low-impact housing options that fit within the scale and character of Seattle's single-family neighborhoods.
Trees for All
Councilmember Johnson’s is proposing a framework that would create stronger stewardship of the trees we have, allow our canopy to keep pace with growth and greater density, and plant more trees in neighborhoods that lack them.
Letters
The following letters have been signed by at least two councilmembers