Comment: Citizen housing panel maps EdmondsвЂ™ housing future. The panelвЂ™s recommendations are prepared for review and remark through the town council and community.
The panelвЂ™s recommendations are prepared for review and remark through the town council and community.
By Edmonds Citizen Housing Commission / For The Herald
As soon as the City of Edmonds developed the people Housing Commission in 2019, it defined its mission: вЂњDevelop, for council consideration, diverse housing policy options made to expand the number of housing (including rental and owned) for sale in Edmonds; aside from age, sex, competition, spiritual affiliation, real impairment or sexual orientation.вЂќ
For 18-months, two dozen Edmonds residents, chosen by City Council, paid attention to the general public, researched housing problems, examined future requirements and worked as a group, with general public input, generate those choices.
The Citizens Housing Commission desired more general public input than virtually any Edmonds commission, including:
Four available homes, one in individual and three online.
Four surveys that are city-wide February to December 2020.
Every conference had been live-streamed, every action published from the populous City web site.
Significantly more than 2,000 residents took part in the available homes and surveys.
Their input in addition to concerns raised into the houses that are open form the proposals.
The Commission would not produce laws that are new zoning. Just the council can perform that. We supplied choicesвЂ™ the populous city may give consideration to.
Among the list of goals that are commissionвЂ™s
Our next-door next-door next-door neighbors ought to include our authorities, fire fighters, instructors, nurses and all sorts of whom make Edmonds a city that is real.
Our seniors will be able to downsize and afford to live still in Edmonds.
Our housing should offer less expensive choices, such as for instance little duplexes, cluster-style cottages, multi-family devices with conditions for reduced and middle-income families, detached dwelling that is accessory, housing young families are able and housing for veterans and the ones with disabilities