Town council incumbents discuss issues at forum

Michael Moore and Pat Powell are running unopposed for the council positions they currently hold.

Coupeville town council incumbents intend to focus on addressing housing affordability, equity and other issues by updating the town’s comprehensive plan during their next term.

Michael Moore and Pat Powell are each running unopposed for the council positions they currently hold.

At the League of Women Voters candidate forum Oct. 14, Moore encouraged Coupeville residents to participate in upcoming public meetings and communicate their concerns and priorities for the town.

“As council members, we have our own concerns, but we always want to know, how does the public feel about this, and what can we do?” he said.

Moore said the comprehensive plan updates will address the need for low and moderate income housing. He and Powell discussed the overlap between housing affordability and equity and diversity in the town.

Powell said that focusing on higher density and low income housing will attract a more diverse population to Coupeville and promote equitable housing outcomes for a wider variety of households.

“We need to be welcoming to different options for affordable housing, workforce housing and incentives that will help make that happen,” she said.

Coupeville town council members serve four-year terms.

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