Visits since September 8, 2020
Priority Items, Meetings and Events
Join Us on June 4 at 10:30 am to hear from Sandy Perkins the Skagit County Auditor.  Sandy will provide details on elections in Skagit County
 
Statement on Reproductive Rights from the League of Women Voter of the United States
 
Mark your calendar - Tea at Kathy Reim's Sunday, August 7, at 2:00 pm It will be great to see everyone and meet some for the first time.
 
Ever wondered what a Conservation District is all about?  Click here to find out about Snohomish and Skagit County Conservation Districts. 
 
 
Membership, Board and Voter Services Zoom meetings can be accessed by clicking here
 
Click here to hear the Washington Secretary of State, Steve Hobbs, - The future of election security and access in Washington state on Crosscut
Click Here for All Things Redistricting
Click here to see our series of meetings on Innovative Community Policing
 
 
 
League of Women Voters First Social Gathering Since The Start Of Covid 19 - Note, Men are part of the LWV
League of Women Voters First Social Gathering Since The Start Of Covid 19 - Note, Men are part of the LWV
Click here to learn about Cultivating Civic Conversations
 
Click here for our 2022 Calendar
Go to the Calendar for recordings of previous events
Click Here for Observer Corps
Getting To Yes on Affordable Housing in Skagit County
 
Click the link above to get background information on affordable housing in Skagit County
 
The Skagit League of Women Voters is in the preliminary stages in putting together a series of meetings intended to inform Skagit County residents about the issus surrounding affordable housing in our county.  We are defining this as housing affordable to households earning between 60 and 120 percent of the area median income.
 
  1. Identify the problem to be addressed - We need affordable housing in our communities for employees of local firms, including teachers, firefighters, police, manufacturing, restaurants, nurses.  Essentially everyone that works in our communities.  We are defining this as housing affordable to households earning between 60 and 120 percent of the area median income.
  2. Identify, with each community, why there is a lack of affordable housing.  This would be customized with input from the experts / professionals in each community but may include: housing density, height restrictions, lack of balance between zoning for multifamily vs, single family housing, etc.
  3. What policy solutions exist for each community.  Again, the solutions would be provided by the local experts / professionals from the community
  4. What positive actions have been taken locally they have taken  toward solving the lack of affordable housing.
 
To proceed with these public forums, the LWV will need to partner with:
  1. Skagit Council of Governments
  2. Skagit housing consortium
  3. Housing Authority of Skagit County
  4. Skagit Habitat for Humanity
  5. Home Trust of Skagit
  6. Community Action Agency
  7. local housing authorities
  8. Local Tribes
  9. Many other local interested parties, etc.
 
If you are interested in participating in this project, please call or text Ed West at 6087929387 cell