The City of Seattle is looking for candidates to serve on the Seattle Planning Commission beginning in April 2016. Planning Commission members are appointed by the Mayor or the City Council and may serve up to two consecutive, three-year terms. This year, three positions will be open in total; all appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the full City Council.
Housing Seattle addresses important gaps in Seattle’s housing market
Today the Seattle Planning Commission released Housing Seattle, a report that analyzes housing information from the Census, American Community Survey as well as market data.
“The action strategy we put forward today will help Seattle address important gaps in our housing market and disparities among certain segments of the population,” stated Planning Commission Chair Leslie Miller, “Seattle is a stronger, more prosperous city if we have diversity in people who live and work here.”
Seattle Planning Commission to Release “Housing Seattle” Report
You’re invited to the release of a new report, Housing Seattle, by the Seattle Planning Commission. This report includes data-driven insights on progress towards meeting Seattle’s housing goals. It also includes findings, recommendations, and priorities for City housing policies and programs.
Planning Commission Spotlight – Radhika Nair
Radhika Nair was appointed by Seattle City Council to the Seattle Planning Commission in 2010.
Born in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) a 3000-year old city in Kerala state, in tropical southwest India, you might wonder, as I did, how Radhika Nair found herself in Seattle. It’s a tale worth hearing, for it helps one see what a gift it is to have her as a planning commissioner in Seattle.
New Commissioner Sought For Seattle Design Commission
Mayor Mike McGinn is looking for a new Seattle Design Commission member to fill the licensed engineer position. A transportation engineer is preferred. The term will start on March 1, 2011 and extend through February 2013, with the possibility of renewing for another two year term.
The Seattle Planning Commission Releases Seattle Transit Communities Report
On Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at Pyramid Alehouse, the Seattle Planning Commission unveiled its much anticipated report, “Seattle Transit Communities – Integrating Neighborhoods With Transit.”
Governor’s Award Given to Neighborhood Planning
City of Seattle has won a Judges Merit Award for its innovative civic engagement efforts for Neighborhood Planning Updates and Status Check. Gov. Chris Gregoire announced the winners of her 2010 Smart Communities Awards for creating livable communities in Washington State.
Your Seattle Planning Commission – 2010 and Beyond
The Seattle Planning Commission is comprised of 16 volunteers, all of whom are appointed by the Mayor or the City Council. The commission is an independent and objective body that advises the Mayor, City Council and City departments on “broad planning goals, policies and plans for…development of the city.” We are the stewards of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and are deeply involved in citywide and neighborhood planning activities.
Seattle Planning Commission Releases White Paper on the Future of Neighborhood Plans
After conducting a comprehensive status check on 24 of Seattle’s Neighborhood Plans, the Seattle Planning Commission released Findings & Recommendations: Future Neighborhood Plan Updates on April 8, 2010. During a lengthy deliberative process, commissioners recorded neighbors’ comments and concerns in citywide meetings and reviewed the feedback submitted by nearly 5,000 constituents in an online forum designed to broaden the participation pool. Adding their own expertise and viewing the findings through an objective lens, the commissioners were able to formulate a set of recommendations and findings to help guide city officials and neighbors as the neighborhood plan process moves forward.
Neighborhood Status Reports… on to the Finish Line!
During June and July, many neighbors joined in meetings and many other hundreds participated in on line questionnaires to review the Draft Neighborhood Status Reports and comment on changes— good, bad, and unexpected —that have occurred since Seattle’s Neighborhood Plans were written in the late 90’s. … The Neighborhood Plan Advisory Committee (NPAC) and the Seattle Planning Commission want to report back to you on the trends that emerged so far and to get your help to identify the continuing priorities and new issues that should be emphasized in the final Status Reports and a State of the Neighborhood Report that will be presented to the City Council and Mayor.