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One Size Does Not Fit All!

The city of Seattle is proposing to increase height and bulk (upzones) in 27 Urban Villages throughout Seattle; including many single-family zones. This legislation will shape the future of the City for the next 20 years. The required Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) omits livability as a consideration, and the voices of the neighborhoods have been excluded.

For this reason, the Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability, and Equity (SCALE) has filed an appeal of the EIS.  Help us help you in our appeal of this unfair EIS of the Mandatory Housing Affordability program - a giveaway to downtown developers that will displace our most vulnerable citizens and eliminate the uniqueness of individual neighborhoods.  

We demand that the City offers substantial affordable housing, true accountability for the impacts on livability, and allows for honest neighborhood input!

Help us reach our goal of $18,000 in new donations today!

Every dollar you donate, up to $9000 will be matched by SCALE members during this critical fundraising time.  Your cash donation will go for attorney fees and appeal expenses.
SCALE volunteers are contributing countless time and cash donations as well as thousands of dollars of un-billed professional hours, and will do more.

SCALE members are "all in."  We need your financial support for expenses that will run into tens of thousands of dollars. Each step along the way requires continuing financial support. 

We hope that you'll chip in with us and match our pledges with your donation! Your donation is deeply appreciated and carefully used to further SCALE's appeal.

Please make a donation today to be matched 1:1 to $9000 in April- raising a total of $18,000 for the costs of the appeal

Simply click on the green button! 

Checks made out to Seattle Fair Growth can be mailed to:

Seattle Fair Growth
2442 NW Market Street, Box 487
Seattle, WA 98107


Participating SCALE members: Seattle Fair Growth, Seattle Displacement Coalition and members representing Beacon Hill Council of Seattle, Citizens for Architectural Diversity, Greenwood Exceptional Tree Group, Jackson Place Community Council, Madison-Miller Park Community, Morgan Community Association, Save Madison Valley, Seniors United for Neighborhoods, South Park, Duwamish Valley Neighborhood Preservation Coalition, TreePAC, University District Community Council, Wallingford Community Council, West Seattle Junction

Great news! Alki Community Council, Fauntleroy Community Association and Queen Anne Community Council have joined SCALE - SCALE is a coalition of 29 community groups!

Seattle Fair Growth is acting as fiscal agent for Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability and Equity (SCALE).

Thank you for your support. Attorney fees to appeal this decision will run into to tens of thousands of dollars. Seattle Fair Growth and Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability and Equity are all volunteer organizations. 100% of your donation (minus any processing fees) will go towards legal fees and promotion of the appeal.  We could not do this without your support!

If your community organization is interested in joining us and would like a presentation from SCALE, please contact

To learn more about why we are appealing the Mandatory Housing Affordability Environmental Impact Statement please read the following editorial from our legal team – All of Seattle’s Neighborhoods deserve a say in upzoning upheaval as well as Susanna Lin's op-ed in the Seattle Times Entitled "Don't believe HALA upzone hype"


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