March GCC Meeting Next Tuesday: The High Cost of Living, and Leg Session Report

The High Cost of Living,
and Leg. Session Report-out

Greenwood Community Council
March 2018 Meeting
Tuesday March 20, 7:00pm
Greenwood Public Library


Feeling sticker shock when you open bills these days? As Seattle residents, you may have noticed significant changes in costs associated with your homes. At this meeting, guest speakers will provide insight and answer questions, to help elucidate some of the uncertainty behind changing residency costs. Also, our neighbor and state legislator Noel Frame will give a summary of this year’s legislative session.

7:00 Greenwood Community Council Board welcome

7:05 Legislative Session Report
Representative Noel Frame (D-36th district) will provide a brief report on the legislative session that ended last week.

7:25 Panel: Understanding Increasing Costs of Living Here —
        From Taxes to Utilities

  • Representative Frame will discuss recent activity and debate in the state legislature about property taxes and other current costs of living in Seattle. (Some notable recent news can be found here and here.) 
  • Seattle City Light representative Scott Thomsen will describe the new Advanced Metering initiative (resulting in new meters on your homes) and how it affects your light bills.
  • Seattle Public Utilities Project Manager Alexander Mockos will describe Combined Sewer Overflow efforts and how they affect your utility bills.

8:00 Questions and Answers

8:30 Adjourn

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