Are we the victims of our own success? West Coast cities continue to struggle with high housing costs. The City of Seattle's Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) hosts a panel discussion on affordable housing solutions. Presentations and a panel discussion will identify intersecting strategies that create opportunities to address the challenges that West Coast cities face. Local experts will share their experiences with innovative public and private strategies being implemented here to address this need.
Gil Kelley, General Manager, Vancouver Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability
Joe Zehnder, Chief Planner, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
John Rahaim, Director, San Francisco Planning Department
Samuel Assefa, Director, Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development
Steve Walker, Director, Seattle Office of Housing