Posts for 'Environment'

Council Passes Resolutions about Investing in Fossil Fuels and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

June 30th, 2014

Today the Council voted on two resolutions that I had the privilege of sponsoring.  Below are short summaries on both. I. Resolution 31525 Resolution 31525 strengthens the City’s commitment to greenhouse gas reductions by formalizing the City’s policy begun under the previous administration to not invest the City’s cash pool in corporations and other entities […]

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Urban Politics #351: Fair Funding for Metro Transit

May 19th, 2014

Can the regressive sales tax increase in the Mayor’s proposed Metro funding plan be avoided?

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Meet the Green Building Technical Advisory Group

September 9th, 2013

This Wednesday, the inaugural Green Building Technical Advisory Group will be introduced to the public.

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Members Sought for Green Building Advisory Group

July 8th, 2013

The City of Seattle seeks members for its new Living Building and Deep Green Pilot Technical Advisory Group. Application deadline: July 19, 2013.

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Green Buildings Resolution

May 22nd, 2013

Resolution 31400 declares the City’s intent to promote developments achieving the highest level of environmental sustainability.

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Affordable Housing in South Lake Union – Part 2

March 29th, 2013

After you read this Urban Politics, consider sending a message to the Councilmembers asking them to dramatically increase the City’s plans for providing for more affordable housing in South Lake Union.

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New Audit on MFTE Program Released Today

September 19th, 2012

About 1 in 5 renters spend more than half of their income on rent and more than half of this group have incomes less than 30% median income.

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City leaders propose new cannabis regulations

September 12th, 2012

We don’t want to repeat what is happening in Los Angeles, where law enforcement raids shut down operations of good and bad businesses alike and eventually City Council banned dispensaries altogether.

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Redesigning the Central Waterfront

July 20th, 2012

On Monday, July 23 the City Council will hear the recommendations of the Central Waterfront Committee about how to redesign the Downtown Seattle waterfront. The Central Waterfront Committee was created by the Council in Resolution 31264 to “advise the City on designing, developing and managing a series of premiere public spaces on the Central Waterfront […]

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Today’s City Council Sponsored Noon Brownbag on Equitable Transit Oriented Development

June 27th, 2012

Seattle’s diversity at risk from gentrification; new light rail could leave community behind

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