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City of Issaquah

Council Position No. 7

Tola Marts

Tola Marts

P.O. BOX 685

ISSAQUAH, WA 98027-0025

Education: Bachelor of Science / Mechanical Engineering (1993, University of Minnesota / Twin Cities)
Occupation: Aerospace Engineering Executive

Workforce Housing and Living Wage Jobs. The people who work here can't live here, and the people who live here can't work here. This drives massive rush hour traffic, 6000 cars per hour on I-90, and more pollution as private vehicles represent the largest contribution to carbon emissions.

I have made workforce housing the centerpiece of my campaigns and my elected efforts since first being elected in 2009. In those years I have welcomed and seen built substantial workforce housing, some of it subsidized, in the valley floor and in our urban villages without displacing existing families.

Adding living wage jobs has been a more challenging task, but I have supported efforts to simplify development code in business districts and provide State, Federal, and local funds to help businesses survive the COVID pandemic. Vote for me again and help me continue to fight for workforce housing and living wage jobs!

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