Seattle City Council
4/10/2006 12:27:43 PM
Michael Fong (206) 684-8808
COUNCIL CALLS FOR APPLICANTS TO HOUSING LEVY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Board oversees seven-year, $86-million investment in affordable housing
SEATTLE- The City Council calling for applicants to Seattle's Housing Levy Oversight Committee. Currently, one three-year term position, to be appointed by the Council, is open. The new appointee will begin their term this June and serve until 2009.
"The levy is one of our most important tools to build more affordable housing in the city," said Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, chair of the Council's committee on housing. "I encourage anyone with an interest in low income housing and homelessness issues to apply."
Voters overwhelmingly approved the seven year, $86-million housing levy in 2002. By ordinance, a thirteen-member, volunteer advisory board was established to:
- Make recommendations to the Mayor and Council on program policies and guidelines;
- Inform the Mayor and the Council of levy program accomplishments and problems;
- Make recommendations on the Levy's Administrative and Financial Plans and on actions to be taken, including additions to-or deletions of-programs or funds allocated to programs so levy goals are achieved in a timely and efficient manner; and
- Monitor and report to the Mayor and City Council on the progress of levy programs.
Seven members of the Oversight Committee are appointed by the Mayor and six are appointed by the City Council for three-year renewable terms. The committee meets quarterly and on an as-needed basis. To be considered for an appointment, please send a resume and letter of interest by May 1, 2006 to Councilmember Tom Rasmussen via email at email@example.com or U.S. mail at:
PO Box 34025
Seattle, WA 98124-4025
For more information, contact Michael Fong in the Office of Councilmember Rasmussen at (206) 684-8808 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.