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 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
There have been both facts and misrepresentations of why the Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability & Equity (SCALE) is appealing the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) in various media outlets. To set the record straight, we are unequivocally not “slow-growthers” or that tired slur “NIMBY’s.” These bullying phrases are used by special interest groups to … Continue reading Appealing Upzones?
Jon Fox points out one of the fatal flaws of the city's MHA program. In order to produce affordable housing you have to destroy it. To read the full article, click on this link: Historic Sheridan building faces demolition; ‘HALA’ mandatory housing program removes developer’s obligation to replace 56 affordable downtown units To learn about … Continue reading Jon Fox points out one fatal flaw of City’s affordable housing plan
It's on folks. Proud to be part of a coalition of over two dozen diverse neighborhoods and groups appealing MHA EIS. More at seattlefairgrowth.org http://ow.ly/V2Iq30gSz2J
by Jon Lisbin A recent article in crosscut debated how "Amazon earned Seattle's Scorn - and whether it's deserved." I personally think this is all about relationship building. If the city wants to work cooperatively with Amazon both parties must form a better relationship. One based on mutual trust. Amazon isn't a cold edifice. At … Continue reading The Amazon Debate
Jenny Durkan meet the new boss! $611,000 in donations from the CASE PAC, including Amazon, Vulcan, Clise, Centurylink and others.
by Jon Lisbin I am throwing my support behind Jon Grant for City Council position 8, and I’d like to explain why you should too. I believe he fits both the values of our community as well as mine as a small business owner. Neighborhood Policies: Jon was the only member the top down … Continue reading Why you should vote for Jon Grant
Is Seattle For Everyone a front for Paul Allen's Vulcan? Somebody's paying the bills and it sure ain't us. #HALANo http://ow.ly/6fdY30fclo0
Meet Jon Grant in Wallingford this Thursday. Jon is running for City Council Position 8. He is the voice we need! http://ow.ly/E0DF30fckLw