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Hudson and Hollingsworth to square off on zoning and growth in Complete Communities Coalition forum

The race for the District 3 seat representing Capitol Hill, Eastlake, First Hill, Montlake, Madison Park, the Central District and the nearby at the Seattle City Council hits a new stride next week as the candidate forum season warms up.

Wednesday, a coalition of organizations advocating for development, equity, and affordability will hold its forum to hear D3 candidates Joy Hollingsworth and Alex Hudson take positions on the city’s zoning, growth, and comprehensive plan.

The Complete Communities Coalition forum will take place Wednesday, September 6th at First Hill’s First Baptist Church at 1111 Harvard Ave. Light refreshments and childcare (for ages 2+) will be provided.

CHS reported here on the geographic results from the August primary in which Hollingsworth and Hudson emerged victorious in a less polarized District 3 race with incumbent Kshama Sawant stepping away.

Hollingsworth is the more center-leaning candidate in the race with more moderate approaches to issues like police reform and social spending, the support of the mayor’s office — and the endorsement of the race’s surprising third place finisher. Hudson has taken a more progressive lane with a focus on process and consensus along with a healthy dose of urbanism shaped by her time leading the First Hill Improvement Association and the Transportation Choices Coalition.

You can learn more about the forum and RSVP here. CHS Election 2023 coverage is here.


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21 days ago

Hoping they will address heat domes and the environmental impact of development on individual neighborhoods. Would also like to see a little more creativity and root cause analysis regarding the lack of affordable housing: we will never build our way out of this and IMO should be looking more into unoccupied units + short term rentals. Linking themselves to housing advocates and labeling anyone who questions our current path as NIMBY was a genius move on the part of developers…well played.

21 days ago

I’e decided not to vote for anything that begins with H. This could get complicated.