Yes for Homes
In the SJ Update Mailbag today we find this letter to you from Steve Ulvi…
Now that the County Council has adopted in principle the draft Housing Plan, approved by resolution that plan’s all-important Financial and Administrative appendices and placed the housing initiative real estate excise tax on the ballot for the November elections our community campaign is in full swing.
The Yes For Homes campaign is a county-wide, grass roots, volunteer organization grounded in three action teams on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan (with future outreach to Stuart, Shaw and Waldron Islands) with the sole focus of resident education, ensuring voter turnout and passing this game-changing housing initiative.
For too long we have watched opportunities for expansion of local businesses, new business starts, increased school enrollment, more skilled workers, more agricultural enterprises and a healthier year around economic outlook fall short of what our communities need due to a severe lack of affordable housing for very low, low and moderate income Islanders.
You will be hearing a great deal more about this initiative and the positive ramifications of diversifying our local economies and demographic profiles. Please join us in building a wide base for this campaign by donating funds and/or lending your name as a public supporter.
It couldn’t be easier. Visit www.yesforhomes.net and strengthen our growing campaign to a better future.
For the many who have personal stories of the challenges of finding adequate and reasonable housing or rental units we ask you to share those stories with us and the interested public.
Thank you for you consideration. If you have questions please feel free to call me at home at 360.370.5264.
Best of Summer
San Juan Island Action Team Chair