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March 7, 2017 Morgan Junction gets an earful of HALA
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By Gwen Davis

With tens of thousands of new families projected to move to Seattle within the next decade, city officials are gearing up to ensure there is enough housing, and that it’s affordable.

The Seattle of City is in the initial phases of gathering community input for the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA), and HALA's Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) zoning program. (Read our previous coverage about MHA.)

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On Monday evening, March 6, the city held a workshop to inform Morgan Junction residents about the zoning changes in the area, and to gather their input.

Understandably, people are wary of the city’s plans. During the first half of the workshop, city facilitators took the audience through a PowerPoint presentation of HALA and MHA. When questions were taken at the end, frustration among attendees was evident. People asked why the city is putting these plans in place now, what the city will do to ensure more housing doesn’t escalate chances of fires, and how the plans will effect seniors. Groans and accusations “alternative facts” echoed throughout the meeting.

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