Seattle City Council’s land use committee held the first public hearing for a proposal to do away with the “single-family zoning” label on Wednesday, drawing overwhelming support from those who spoke.
The bill — sponsored by Councilmembers Teresa Mosqueda and Dan Strauss — would replace the city’s single-family zoning moniker with “neighborhood residential zoning” instead. While it won’t change the actual makeup of Seattle’s density, it’s seen as a necessary first step toward more equitable housing practices, while doing away with a term regarded by many as rooted in discriminatory policies.
During Wednesday’s public hearing,
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