Sept. 10: LWV forum about Affordable Housing REET

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans is presenting a discussion from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Monday, September 10, 2018 at San Juan Island Grange in Friday Harbor on the affordable housing initiative that will be on the November ballot. The proposal would establish a real estate excise tax, or REET, to help fund construction of affordable housing.

Featured speakers include:

Ryan Page, San Juan County affordable housing coordinator;

Steve Ulvi, Yes for Homes Coalition; and

Steve Buck, owner of Coldwell Banker SJI.

Topics to be presented include funding options that were considered, a description of the proposal and discussion of the benefits and concerns with enacting the REET. The public is encouraged to attend and submit questions to the speakers.

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