Do Something - How you can help

Print a "No Missing Middle" sign to put in your car window or carry to a Council Meeting: download and then print a jpeg version here in the "landscape" orientation (long dimension horizontal), or a pdf version here.

•Make a flier (or use the one provided on this website), copy it and give copies to your neighbors.

WE LIVE IN A BEAUTIFUL CITY!  Our residential neighborhoods are an unique treasure: healthy, desirable communities with involved residents - these neighborhoods have no need for urban renewal.

• Do some of them need increased density to their stated limits, in a way which maintains their character? Yes!!

• Do they need large, multifamily buildings affordable only to investors? NO!! Our quality of life is worth fighting for.

1. CONTRIBUTE MONEY TO THE Olympians for Smart Development& Livable Neighborhoods COMMITTEE

• OSD&LN is appealing the City MM decision right now

• Contact us to pledge an amount to OSD&LN (at shardon@comcast.net, or click DONATE button) towards legal fees to appeal the MM decision before the Growth Management Board

• Or, make a direct deposit to our account at Anchor Bank (2610 Harrison Ave NW). People interested in contributing directly can do so at any area Anchor bank. Deposits should be specified for the “Olympians for Smart Development & Livable Neighborhoods”. The check should be made out to OSD&LN. This account is restricted to filing and legal fees.

Upon final appeal resolution, any left-over funds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.        

2. WHAT ABOUT CITIZEN ACTIVISM?

Email your City Council! They work for you, so let them know what you want to see them approve. Most Olympians are strongly in favor of safe, reasonably-priced homes of all sizes that can meet our neighbors' needs. But we don’t have to dismantle the entire fabric of our community to accomplish that goal. Speak out against misguided, top-down “Zoning du Jour” and demand the well thought-out, collaborative, and respectful proposal that our City deserves!

• Email to citycouncil@ci.olympia.wa.us

• Or mail a letter to: Olympia City Council, PO Box 1967, Olympia, WA 98507-1967.

• Or write to their individual email addresses:

jcooper@ci.olympia.wa.us        lparshle@ci.olympia.wa.us        cselby@ci.olympia.wa.us        jbateman@ci.olympia.wa.us    njones@ci.olympia.wa.us          cgilman@ci.olympia.wa.us        rrollins@ci.olympia.wa.us

• Write a letter to the editor. Click here for the link

• Make a sign and put it up in your neighborhood. (NO OLY UPZONE!)  

• Make a flier (or use the one provided on this website), copy it and give copies to your neighbors.

3. GET ON OUR MAILING LIST TO GET UPDATES

Contact Us

Our neighbors and the city government need to hear from us!  “Our lives begin to end the day that we become silent about things that matter.” Please be part of the effort to save our neighborhoods and protect the culture and integrity of our wonderful, funky little city! Our children and grandchildren will thank us!   “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has”    

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