Current Issues

Tiny House Villages
Councilmember Kshama Sawant is sponsoring a bill to expand access to Tiny House Villages throughout Seattle. This bill will allow Seattle to issue permits for from 0 to 40 villages, in any zone.
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.
Impact Fees
The Council is considering an impact fee program which would help accommodate transportation, schools and other capacity needs as the city grows.
Letters
The following letters have been signed by at least two councilmembers