PubliCalendar: Sawant and Licata Defend Rent Control Against State House Republican

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh July 20, 2015

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For Today

Sawant and Licata Debate in Favor of Rent Control in Seattle

With average rents in Seattle’s neighborhoods ranging from $1,063 to $1,871 per month and 47 percent of tenants feeling burdened by rent rates, rent control is the cause celebre for local lefties. Council members Kshama Sawant and Nick Licata will argue why Seattle needs rent control. Developer lobbyist Roger Valdez and Ellensburg Republican state representative Matt Manweller will try to challenge Seattle’s conventional lefty wisdom on this academic issue.

Debate: Rent Control in Seattle? Mon, July 20, 6pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, Free

For Tuesday

Center City Bike Network Open House

The city needs help from pedestrians, bikers, and metro commuters in mapping protected bike lanes downtown. Including plans to go multimodal along Pike Street, SDOT will share project updates and give attendees the floor to provide personal experiences to help make Seattle’s downtown safer and more navigable. 

Center City Bike Network Open House, Tues, July 21, 5pm, Town Hall Seattle 1119 Eighth Ave, Free

Advance Notice for July 23

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA

Thursday’s brown bag event celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with speakers, personal stories, and a Q&A session. Pop into City Hall during your lunch hour for an educational moment with the Seattle Commission for People With Disabilities. The event is free, accessible, and provides ASL translators. BYOF.

Lunch and Learn: Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA, Thu, July 23, 12pm, Seattle City Hall Council Chambers, 600 Fourth Ave, Free

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