Get out the vote!

**Ballots due November 7th**
Seattle does not need more developer-funded elected officials in City Hall.  Seattle Fair Growth recommends the following candidates for City Council:
  • Vote: Jon Grant, City Council position 8
    Jon Grant is a housing advocate and grass roots organizer.  He is not taking any campaign contributions from developers or CEOs.  He is advocating for a tax on our wealthiest corporations to build 5,000 units of public housing, which would virtually end unsheltered homelessness in Seattle.  If you want someone with real solutions to our housing crisis, vote Jon Grant for City Council, position 8
  • Vote: Pat Murakami, City Council position 9
    Pat has decades of experience advocating and volunteering for our neighborhoods, public safety and our schools.  She is a strong voice against developer-driven policies and upzones and is not taking political campaign contributions from developers.  If you want a strong neighborhood voice on City Council, vote Pat Murakami for City Council, position 9.
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Wallyhood: “The life and death of our Neighborhood Plan”

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Using Wallingford as an example, this post on the Wallyhood blog shows us how much our neighborhood planning process has fallen over the years.   Click here to read the full blog post.

Attend the city hosted meeting on October 26th to demand the City return to a neighborhood-driven planning process.

Comprehensive Plan Amendment Meeting:
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6 – 7:30PM
Hales Brewery (in the Palladium)
4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Two topics covered: (1) City asking you to write single family zoning out of our Neighborhood Plans, (2) What impacts should be studied for proposed backyard cottage/in-law apartment legislation

Meeting announcement: http://www.seattle.gov/hala/calendar?trumbaEmbed=eventid%3D125000719%26view%3Devent%26-childview%3D

Seattle Fair Growth weighs in on new upzone in Uptown

KOMO News Interview 2

“It is simply a raw deal for our community. The actual affordable housing is not going to be built onsite. The majority of it is going to be paid in lieu. So unfortunately a lot of people think they’re going to get affordable housing, but it’s not even going to be in the areas that these zoning changes are occurring.” Jon Lisbin from Seattle Fair Growth

To view the full KOMO news story, follow this link: http://komonews.com/news/local/new-upzone-law-will-allow-taller-buildings-in-lower-queen-anne