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No to developer-driven HALA upzones

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We do not support the HALA upzones. This is not a vote against affordability, this is a vote of no-confidence that affordability will improve under HALA zoning changes. The upzones are a developer-driven policy that will decimate Seattle neighborhoods. Our existing affordable housing stock is at risk in the development frenzy that would follow these sweeping zoning changes.

We are tired of top-down policies that benefit rich developers at the expense of everyone else. We are tired of an urbanist ideology that believes more development, with disregard to everything else, is the answer to every problem.

We urge our City Council and Mayor: Just say NO to massive, one-size-fits all HALA upzones. Say yes to real solutions to affordability that focus on non-profits. Capture money from this development boom to use towards affordable housing. Listen to the people of Seattle who you have been elected to represent.

Furthermore, I pledge to vote against any Seattle City Councilmember who approves the HALA upzones and I pledge to vote against Mayor Murray if he continues forward with this inequitable housing agenda.

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