Letter to the editor: New hearing set Friday morning for housing bill


E2SHB 1110 Middle Housing is scheduled for a new public hearing in the Senate Ways & Means Committee Friday 3/31 at 12:30 p.m.

If you live in Edmonds or Woodway you will be impacted by this bill.

This bill requires all single-family lots allow at least two units and single-family lots 1/2 mile from Hwy 99 transit and the downtown Edmonds train station allow at least four units, with few exceptions.

For encouragement your input matters, one of the sneakier bills this session that could have doubled others with housing density, HB 1245 allowing all single-family lots to be split into two, has just died in its Senate Committee.

This final Senate Committee has many Senators opposed to E2SHB 1110. Please give them your support by Friday afternoon.

Take a minute to vote CON – here is the easy link to do that:


Select: “I would like my position noted” to sign in with CON.

  • Fill in your information (street address not necessary)
  • Check “I’m not a robot” and click “Submit Registration.”

An email is valuable for legislators to hear your concerns before they vote. For information on how to easily do this, including a list of more detailed concerns we have with this bill for Edmonds, visit our website at aceedmonds.org.

Edmonds residents and local electeds have been playing a vital role in informing others about these bills and their impacts on our community. Thank you!

Dr. Michelle Dotsch
Alliance of Citizens for Edmonds (ACE) President

    1. Rebecca,
      That’s because the meeting was held at 12:30 p.m. and submissions needed to be in before that time.

  1. I did this and I have done it every single chance a link is available. I hope it helps reason with our legislators. I also have written emails to them and to other state leaders. I don’t write to our council. I give them a rest. They deserve it in my opinion. So yes keep trying Edmonds. Every little bit helps in some way.

  2. Thank you for making it so easy. However, I tried to vote on this issue, but my email address was rejected as invalid. I don’t know how to overcome this problem. Any ideas?

  3. I tried to at the time we were supposed to and same thing happened I couldn’t get any Zoom or find any way to get access to this. I thought maybe it was for only in person but I guess I was wrong. Yes. That is too bad I expect many had problems if we are seeing 3 here. I did though get to the other link to post my con.

  4. Thank you for participating and I appreciate the feedback. I should have been clearer with the time cutoff and highlighted the vote by when part. My apologies to those who were not able to get through. There were many who voted and an equal number of pro and con speakers testified at the public hearing, with additional speakers requesting amendments to the bill.

    The discussion/amendment process and possible vote by this Senate Committee is scheduled for tomorrow, Monday. However, there are currently 59 bills on Monday’s agenda, so it might get pushed to Tuesday. I’ll post on this thread with an update.

    1. Thank you, Michelle Dotsch. Its ok we will catch the next time something is presented. Thanks for trying. I actually did try before the cut off time as I noticed you mentioned that in the beginning. Computers can be a mystery for sure. Thanks for the update and your articles too. Deb.

  5. HB 1110 as amended was exec’d out of Ways and Means today. Only one more stop (Rules) before it goes to the Senate floor. Thanks to my fellow community members who’ve been supporting this one as it makes it way to the finish line. We’re almost there!

  6. A new version of the bill, called a striker amendment, was narrowly voted out of the Senate Ways and Means Committee last night with only 13 Senators voting Do Pass out of 24 members. A striker amendment removes everything after the title and inserts a whole new bill. Then there were additional amendments approved along with it. There was a striker amendment that narrowly passed the Senate Housing Committee before this one, so it is quite a different bill from where it started.

    There have been many changes to this bill and there may be more as it moves through Rules, the Senate Floor and then the House again. This version shows 29 new effects on the bill. We are reviewing them and there are some positive changes due to concerns voiced from those in smaller communities like Edmonds. Please know your input on this bill is making a difference.

  7. Yes, it is a different bill from the version first dropped, but the striker didn’t gut the bill, and there are more amendments in the works by housing advocates. Bottom line, whatever side you’re on: keep lobbying, it’s not over yet.
    And I know that my input has made a difference, for those like me who support the bill and are looking forward to its implementation. Not everyone in Edmonds is opposed to this bill.

  8. The Bill wasn’t gutted but the new and passed version is a good plan for our city. Of course not everyone is opposed and that is just fine. I do like this version, its doable and I liked the part that if you make a unit truly affordable (that’s the key what will affordable be priced) I think that would be a very good start. So yes we should all stay engaged and focused and for me and those who were opposed they too will stay very engaged and verbal also. Good luck to you. Aren’t you pleased that at least something big is happening here and all over the state?

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