Dear Neighbor, Last year, Seattle Fair Growth helped form the Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability & Equity (SCALE) in filing an Appeal of the MHA Final EIS. The City’s “Grand Bargain” fails at increasing affordable housing, accelerates displacement of residents, and does nothing for livability. This city-wide volunteer coalition of community organizations has raised over … Continue reading Defend Your Neighborhood; Support the MHA Appeal
by Susanna Lin and John Fox Lawyers for 29 neighborhood groups will convene in Hearing Room 4009 (40th Floor) of the Seattle Municipal Tower, 9am Monday June 25th, to tell the City Hearing Examiner why the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the City’s massive "MHA" upzone plan must be redone. This unprecedented coalition of groups … Continue reading Hearing on appeal of Seattle’s MHA upzone plan by 29 community groups begins this Monday, June 25th 9am (Location: City Hearing Examiner Room 4009 Seattle Municipal Tower)
by Steve Zemke and Susanna Lin Look around at any development site in Seattle, and you will usually find it clear cut of any trees or vegetation that used to be there. Given the record breaking development boom we are experiencing, and the City Council preparing to add more density with upzones across Seattle, and … Continue reading Developers should not be exempt in new ordinance to protect Seattle’s trees
Listen to Susanna Lin from Seattle Fair Growth debate Roger Valdez from Seattle For Growth on zoning and growth in Seattle on KUOW's program The Record. There is one thing they both agree on, MHA is a boondoggle. To listen to the full audio, click here.
If you have, will you dig deeper and donate more? The City has not adequately assessed the negative impacts of its planned upzones, nor studied reasonable alternatives to upzoning to create affordable housing. This is why Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability and Equity (SCALE) has filed a legal appeal of the Environmental Impact Statement with the Hearing Examiner … Continue reading Have you donated yet to the appeal?
Urgent action needed, including emailing Seattle City Councilmembers and the Mayor, to prevent further reductions of on-street parking in crowded neighborhoods
by Jon Lisbin I'd like to take a moment to dispel some myths that are commonly used to suppress and dismiss the voice of neighborhood residents. Myth # 1 – We oppose growth. Seattle Fair Growth (SFG) and the Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability and Equity (SCALE) welcome growth and all newcomers to the city … Continue reading Demythtifying the Urbanista’s Untruths
Poem for May 16th by James A. Stansberry From the many tribes singing in my blood I come and I say, you are the same people who brought trinkets, worthless then, less now to bargain, we would have simply welcomed you to our land, but, you could not hear it singing then, cannot hear it … Continue reading You tell me this filthy choking air is progress, that your steel and glass boxes are better than each tree, happy, green, full of life
An edited version of this statement was given by Alex Pedersen on February 12, 2018 at the District 4 public hearing on Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA). It is are shared here with permission. Good evening. Thank you, City Councilmembers, for travelling from City Hall to our neighborhood to have this public hearing tonight. My name … Continue reading Former Mayor Ed Murray’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda falls short on both affordability and livability. We can do better.
Below is an excerpt from the February 14, 2018 Seattle Times (for the full article click here). Written by Claudia Newman and David Bricklin, attorneys who are representing Seattle Coalition for Affordability Livability and Equity (SCALE) in the hearing examiner appeal of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the citywide implementation of the Mandatory Housing … Continue reading The Seattle Times Opinion: “All of Seattle’s neighborhoods deserve a say in upzoning upheaval”