Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services Levy – WE WON! Voters passed the VSHS levy by almost 70%! Thank you to everyone who helped get this levy passed!
The VSHSL will continue funding the services it did in 2017 through 2018. For this first year, at least 50% of the levy will be spent on housing stability, which is broadly defined.
Take this survey and attend input sessions to help create this definition.
NOTE>>>I’m not sure what we were talking about with “HDC supporting Executive’s transition plan. Council and RPC have lots of decision-making power…
Seattle Budget Advocacy – It has been phenomenal to see the turnout of passionate advocates at the City Council budget hearings! To keep this momentum going, we need EVERYONE to show up at City Hall on Monday, November 20, at 2PM. Even though the H.O.M.E.S. tax was voted down, the majority of council members support an employee head tax that goes toward homelessness. Council members Gonzales and O’Brien are putting together a resolution for Monday to create a task force for an employee head tax. This resolution needs to pass!
NOTE>>>This is all outdated now. Should I still write something about Seattle budget advocacy, or just cut all of this?
December 14 Legislative Preview and Annual Member Meeting! — Our December 14 meeting will combine our traditional legislative preview with state electeds and our advocacy partners with our FIRST Annual Member Meeting! (register at www.homelessinfo.org). Feel free to bring a resident or colleague!
Let us know:
1. What do King County legislators need to know about your program, services, and experiences to do their best work in Olympia in 2018?
2. What questions do you have for elected officials?
3. How will you engage your clients, guests, residents, coworkers, Board members, volunteers, and neighbors who are speaking up during the 2018 Legislative Session?