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PROGRESS TOWARDS ZERO WASTE CONTINUES

Data is now in on recycling outcomes for 2012, and Seattle continues to move steadily towards the Zero Waste goal. The City reached a 55.7% recycling rate in 2012, with record recycling rates for both single family and multi family sectors. Tons of waste sent to the landfill declined to 316,000, a reduction of more […]

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PREVENTING BUILDINGS FROM COLLAPSING IN THE NEXT EARTHQUAKE

In the last few years there have been major earthquakes in every corner of the Pacific Rim – except the Pacific Northwest. We will inevitably experience one, and part of our emergency preparedness work is to save lives by preventing our older buildings from collapsing. That’s why I initiated a project to retrofit the most […]

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CAPITOL HILL STATION DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT

On Monday, August 5, the Council unanimously adopted a far-reaching development agreement with Sound Transit that ensures that the properties around the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station will be redeveloped with new housing and commercial space. The properties, currently owned by Sound Transit, will be released to developers, who will be required to ensure that […]

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SOUND TRANSIT MOVING FORWARD ON NEW LINES AND TOD

July was a very productive month for Sound Transit! This month Sound Transit: Approved a $440 million contract to build the tunnel from the UW Station to Northgate; Defined choices for the next extension to Lynnwood, with the Board scheduled to select a Preferred Alternative in November; Approved a turn back track in the Downtown […]

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FOOD WORK ON THE PATH TO ZERO WASTE

When we launched the Zero Waste Strategy in 2007, food waste was one of the two largest components of the waste stream that Seattle sent to the landfill (along with construction debris). That’s why we focused on food waste collection and prevention as a key strategy. New numbers show that we are making big progress, […]

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GREEN STORMWATER GOAL ADOPTED BY COUNCIL

On Monday, July 22, the Council unanimously adopted a resolution establishing a City policy supporting green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and adopting a goal of managing 700 million gallons of stormwater annually by 2025 – about 1000 gallons for every Seattle resident. The resolution will be implemented by including green stormwater infrastructure in city projects and […]

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BALLARD TRANSIT STUDY AND TRANSPORTATION SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET

On Monday, July 15, the Council passed an ordinance authorizing spending on new transportation projects, using savings from the Spokane Street Viaduct project. The new legislation accepts Mayor McGinn’s proposals for bike infrastructure ($3.6 million), the Neighborhood Street Fund ($1 million), retaining wall repairs ($700K), and work on transit oriented development ($250K). The Council revisions […]

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ARBORETUM AGREEMENT ON SR 520

As the SR 520 project continues into final design on the Seattle side, the City has concluded negotiations with the State on the first phase of mitigation funds for the Arboretum. The $7.8 million covered in this agreement will be used to develop a one mile multi-use trail for bicycle and pedestrian access connecting East […]

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FARM BILL UPDATE

The saga of the Federal Farm Bill (AKA ‘Food Bill’, which is what local food advocates prefer to call it), has reached a new level of uncertainty. The Senate approved a new Farm Bill, which continued most of the important reforms made in the 2008 Farm Bill, added some important provisions that promote local healthy […]

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WATERCRAFT NOISE ORDINANCE ADOPTED BY COUNCIL

On Monday, July 8, the Council unanimously adopted an ordinance giving the Seattle Police Department authority to cite amplified sound produced by watercraft under our noise ordinance. The ordinance was prompted by a history of complaints by neighbors at Andrews Bay, the small bay between the Seward Park peninsula and the shore of Lake Washington, […]

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