Posts for July, 2010

Carbon Neutrality Initiative launches website!

July 27th, 2010

This morning the Council received a briefing on the Carbon Neutrality Initiative and our website went live! It’s still a little bare-bones, but we hope it will grow and soon become the hub for communications for folks helping Seattle become a carbon neutral city. In the interim we have created a Facebook Fan Page  and you […]

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Phone Book Update

July 20th, 2010

I wasn’t sure whether people would respond to my call to bring in their unwanted phonebooks, but respond you did!  People brought them in by the vanload and one at a time.  When the phone book industry representatives came to my office last week, there were over 600 unwanted phonebooks waiting for them.  Dex came […]

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About Carbon Neutral Seattle

July 20th, 2010

In 2010, the City Council established carbon neutrality as one of its sixteen Council priorities. This commitment builds on Seattle’s history of environmental leadership including efforts in 2000 to create the first carbon neutral electric utility, and the 2005 effort to get cities across the nation to commit to meet the Kyoto Protocol targets for greenhouse gas reduction and Seattle’s Climate Action Plan.

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Proposed changes to upcoming Alaskan Way Viaduct agreement

July 19th, 2010

A quick update on the next steps on the deep-bore tunnel contracts the city is preparing to sign with the state. Today (7-19) the weekly viaduct committee will convene after our regular council meeting around 2:30pm. There is no confirmation on when legislation will be introduced, but I expect it will be either today or […]

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AWV Recommendations from the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board

July 16th, 2010

Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board Alaskan Way Viaduct Recommendations

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40% Chance AWV Tunnel will go over budget

July 15th, 2010

This entry discusses the potential risks the State is exposing Seattle to with the Alaskan Way Viaduct deep bore tunnel project. There are limitations in current agreements that should concern people because it would leave Seattle on the hook for these overruns.

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