Capitol Hill Renter Summit

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Capitol Hill Eco District says
Are you a renter on Capitol Hill? Is your rent going up? Are you worried that your community is getting priced out? Want to do something about it?

Then join us at the first ever Capitol Hill Renter Summit! We're bringing together 100 renters from 100 different buildings across Capitol Hill to start working on a plan to represent renters in our neighborhood and at City Hall.

The event will feature food, performances, and conversations about how we as renters can use our collective voice to shape the future of our neighborhood. It's all free, and childcare will be provided. Here's a detailed overview of what to expect:

The program will start with a meal and a chance to meet your renter neighbors. Mayor Murray will officially kick off the day with a short welcome to the Summit before a reading from local poet Michelle PeƱaloza.

Former Councilmember Nick Licata, author of Becoming a Citizen Activist, will then provide an opening address on civic engagement. After his address, local performance art group Vis-a-vis Society will conduct a group survey.

Sara Maxana, Principal Planner with Puget Sound Regional Council and Shefali Ranganathan, Executive Director at Transportation Choices Coalition will help ground discussions during the day with presentations on two critical issues facing the neighborhood: affordability and mobility.

The most important part of the day comes next: attendees will delve deep into these issues in facilitated discussion groups led by some of our Renter Leaders.

After the group has had time to debate and discuss, House Speaker Frank Chopp, State Senator Jamie Pedersen, City Councilmembers Johnson and Sawant, and King County Metro's Victor Obeso will be on hand for renter questions.

Vis-a Vis Society will then return to the stage to perform the results of the group survey. The event will end with a short closing ceremony. For those who want to keep the conversation going, well migrate over to a local bar for happy hour, led by the marching band One Love.

This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.
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By: Capitol Hill Eco District

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