September 3rd, 2015
BREAKING NEWS Yesterday, the California State Assembly voted to divest the state’s public pension funds, from coal. I have been asking Seattle’s own public pension board to consider doing the same. In support of the bill, pro tem Senate President Kevin de León said: “Coal is losing value quickly and investing in coal is a […]
December 19th, 2014
The December episode of Council Edition is available online. Councilmembers Godden, Harrell and I join host Brian Callanan to discuss Downtown protests, the Viaduct, medical marijuana, cleaning up the Duwamish river, and more.
December 19th, 2014 under Environment
November 21st, 2014
The intent is to do only what’s responsible to the pension-system and t0 those invested in it, using the most cost-efficient timing.
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 […]
May 19th, 2014
Can the regressive sales tax increase in the Mayor’s proposed Metro funding plan be avoided?
May 19th, 2014 under Environment
Tags: Commercial Parking Tax
, Employee Head Tax
, Kshama Sawant
, Metro Transit
, Metropolitan Transit District
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, Vehicle Licensing Fee
September 9th, 2013
This Wednesday, the inaugural Green Building Technical Advisory Group will be introduced to the public.
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.
May 22nd, 2013
Resolution 31400 declares the City’s intent to promote developments achieving the highest level of environmental sustainability.
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.
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.