City of Seattle Seattle City CouncilFor Immediate Release: April 20, 2007Contacts: George Howland, Jr., (206) 684-8159, email@example.com Lisa Herbold, Aide to Council President Nick Licata (206) 684-8803 David West Director, Seattle Alliance for Good Jobs and Housing for Everyone - SAGE(206) 441-0499What: Making Development Benefit All Families A Brown Bag Forum–open to the publicWhen: Friday, April 27th - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PMWhere: Council Chambers–City Hall 2nd Floor, 600 4th Avenue - entrance at 5th AveWho: Forum Presenters: Michael Ramos, Church Council of Greater Seattle Director of Social Justice Ministries; Leslie Moody, People for Working Families (PWF) Executive Director; John Goldstein, PWF Program Director; and Lee Strieb, Change to Win Federation Research CoordinatorSponsors: Council President Nick Licata with council members Sally Clark, Richard Conlin, David Della, Jan Drago, Jean Godden, Richard J. McIver, Tom Rasmussen, and Peter SteinbrueckIssues to be discussed: Seattle's undergoing a wave of development; city leaders and citizens are asking: can development work for individuals and families of all incomes?Recommendations will be offered by national experts towards a more livable Seattle. Development partnerships between developers, communities, and government can address possible impacts upon housing, employment, and our environment.Development partnerships can help:Increase the affordable housing supply so low-wage service and retail workers don't move further from jobs, travel long distances, and contribute to sprawl.Keep wages and benefits from slipping for lower-wage workers.Minimize new demand on taxpayer-funded health care.Improve urban livability and environmental sustainability by increasing density with community mitigation.Sandy Esene Administrative Specialist Legislative Department Tel: 206-684-8143 Fax: 206-684-8587 SandraEsene@Seattle.gov
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