Posts for June, 2010

News from SPU – Restaurant recycling and composting go into effect this Thursday

June 30th, 2010

We are spreading the word about an exciting new ordinance going into effect Thursday, July 1. Below is the official press release from SPU. NEWS RELEASE June 30, 2010 For Immediate Release:                   Seattle Restaurants Switch to Composting and Recycling Thursday New city ordinance requires all single-use, throw-away food packaging to be compostable or recyclable by July […]

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Phonebooks: Good or Bad?

June 23rd, 2010

Dex Phonebook company delivers phone books knowing that most people don’t use it, and for those small percent that uses the phonebook can do without the three copies they receive. What do you think?

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District Council Audit – DON accepting public comment on work plan

June 21st, 2010

In 2009, at the request of Councilmember Sally Clark and residents, the City Auditor conducted an audit of the City’s district council system. The audit raised important questions about the role of district councils – such as whether the emphasis is on information sharing or policy – as well as the role of the city […]

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Utility Assistance in Seattle

June 18th, 2010

Last night the Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee and Energy, Technology and Civil Rights Committee hosted a joint Special Committee on utility assistance programs at Chief Sealth High School. This spring, our office has worked with several families facing water shut-offs, navigating the various agencies and programs offering assistance. Trying to comprehend the network […]

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Next Steps for Zero Waste – Join me at GreenFest tomorrow morning

June 4th, 2010

In 2007, under the leadership of my colleague Council President Richard Conlin, the Council passed resolution 30990, setting the goal of recycling 60% of Seattle’s Waste Stream by 2015, and 70% by 2025. The city has taken important steps along this path over the past two years, including expanding organic food waste service and and […]

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