City Council to hear Seattle Housing Authority's plan to raise rates on low-income residents

Fierce opposition is expected later today

by Gwen Davis

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) plans to raise rent rates on low-income residents, potentially forcing people to move out. The Seattle City Council will hear SHA make its case. This afternoon at 2 p.m. the public will have an opportunity to provide public comments.

SHA is in charge of West Seattle's High Point, which provides housing options for people of all income levels.

Check back soon for updates as the meeting begins!

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On the Go Week of 9-22-14

South Seattle College Art Gallery Presents “Being Human”
Brockey Student Center, next to Bookstore
6000 16th Ave. S.W.
Mon., Sept. 22, Friday, Oct. 24, M-F 10-4 p.m. (hours subject to change). Free Opening Reception, Mon., Sept. 29, 12-1 p.m. The show will “explore humanity In all of its shapes, shades and moods as well as the artists‘ relationship with his or her subject.” Works from local artists Kimberly Trowbridge, Anne Petty, Eric Swangstu, Ryan Weatherly, Ryan Finnerty and Kathy Liao. Free and open to the public.

Culinary Volunteers Needed
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
206-932-4044 x8
Great volunteer positions to utilize culinary talents. Friendly people and great atmosphere. Working with seniors and members of the community. Café assistants: 8:30-12:30 p.m. or 10:30-2 p.m., M-F. Kitchen Assistant: 9:30-1:30 p.m., M-F. Call Debra: 206-932-4044 or email:

Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Guadalupe Church-Pastoral Care Center
7000 35th Ave. S.W.

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Reminder: First round of Metro bus cuts coming Sept. 27

information from King County Metro

Metro’s first round of unprecedented service cuts go into effect Sept. 27, and riders are strongly encouraged to use the next week to prepare for changes to dozens of routes and make alternate travel plans as needed.

Service will be canceled on 28 routes and reduced or revised on another 13 routes. As a result, riders will see about 250 closed bus stops, nearly 1,200 changed bus stop signs and 800 posted rider alerts.

Information for riders
Summary information for riders is available in orange Rider Alert brochures on buses and at transit information hubs, as well as on the Metro website. By entering a date after Sept. 27 in Metro’s online trip planner, riders can see what alternatives are available as routes are canceled or revised. New orange timetables also are available. Metro customer service is providing trip planning help at 206-553-3000.

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