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Councilmember O'Brien's Response to Favorable Ruling on ADUs
Councilmember O'Brien's Statement Regarding Favorable Ruling on Accessory Dwelling Units

Councilmember Mike O'Brien (Dist. 6, Northwest Seattle), chair of the Sustainability & Transportation Committee, issued the following statement after the City of Seattle Deputy Hearing Examiner, Barbara Dykes Ehrlichman, ruled in favor of the City on an appeal of the adequacy of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) proposal. Her ruling affirms that the FEIS meets all applicable requirements and allows the Seattle City Council to act on the proposal.

"I am thrilled that the Deputy Hearing Examiner agrees that the city's FEIS is adequate.  It means the Council can act early this summer to refine policies and provide a path for more people to build backyard cottages," said O'Brien.

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