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?
The following comments were given by Julie McCleery on February 12, 2018 at the District 4 public hearing on MHA. They are shared here with permission. Thank you for your time. I think it’s important to note that one could be for increased density and still against this particular proposal. I am against this legislation … Continue reading One can support density and still be against the MHA upzone proposal
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
Excerpt from the Seattle Times op ed written by Seattle Fair Growth board member Susanna Lin: "The city has produced a biased study that does not honestly or accurately assess the impacts of those zoning changes on displacement, the loss of tree canopy, school capacity, historic and cultural resources, transportation, small businesses and infrastructure. The … Continue reading Seattle Times op ed “Don’t believe HALA upzone hype”
"Susanna Lin, of the Seattle Fair Growth association, lives in the Wallingford district, recently invaded by developers. She said: 'You can't just let the developers build and build and build, and not also build schools, and not also invest in transit, and not also invest in sewers, in roads, in fire protection." For the full … Continue reading Seattle Fair Growth mentioned in the French publication Le Monde diplomatique…
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
**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 … Continue reading Get out the vote!
Jenny Durkan meet the new boss! $611,000 in donations from the CASE PAC, including Amazon, Vulcan, Clise, Centurylink and others.
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, … Continue reading Wallyhood: “The life and death of our Neighborhood Plan”