Affordable housing: Pressure mounts on Mayor Murray

16 Mar 2015 | posted in: Uncategorized | 0
BY DANIEL BEEKMAN

Players in Seattle’s real-estate industry and advocates for low-income housing are ratcheting up the pressure on Mayor Ed Murray as the May 30 deadline for his task force to issue recommendations on the city’s housing-affordability woes draws closer.

The business people and activists are pushing in opposite directions on several issues, including a proposed fee on developers and local rent control. There also are a few areas where the frequent combatants are beginning to overlap.

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