Category Archives: neighborhoods

Understanding the MHA Draft Environmental Impact Statement

On June 8th, the city published a Draft Environment Impact Statement (DEIS) for the “city-wide” implementation of the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program. It’s 462 pages of dense material.  Here’s your cheat sheet.

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Department of Neighborhoods says more about District Councils, some of it meaningful

Today the Department of Neighborhoods posted a message from Director Kathy Nyland confirming that it had sent legislation to the Council, rewriting its charter, which is identical to what the Eastlake Community Council posted earlier this week.

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Department of Neighborhoods equivocates on support for District Councils, insulates itself

The Department of Neighborhoods seems determined to leave everyone guessing as to what kind of support it will provide to District Councils moving forward. And in the meantime, it’s moving to insulate itself further from accountability to the communities it serves.

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