Posts for December, 2011

2011 Year in Review

December 20th, 2011

I am proud of the work we accomplished in 2011, my second full year in office. Below are some highlights from a great year. Zero Waste Agenda – As Chair of the Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee, I worked with the environmental community in Seattle to promote a strong Zero Waste Agenda. Stopping unwanted […]

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Seattle’s bag ban passes 9-0!

December 20th, 2011

Today the Seattle City Council voted 9-0 to implement a ban on plastic carry-out bags. This is the culmination of a lot of hard work and I am proud of Seattle for taking this step today and joining the growing global movement to curb plastic consumption and its impacts on our environment. Below is a […]

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Human Rights Day

December 8th, 2011

Saturday December 10 is Human Rights Day. In fact, tonight at City Hall we will be a special Human Rights Commission meeting: Spotlight on Economic Inequality. In honor of human rights day I sat down for an interview with Ameera Brooks, an incredible young person who is part of Puget Soundoff. This is the first […]

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Saving Puget Sound: Seattle’s proposed plastic bag ban

December 1st, 2011

As you have probably heard about or read about by now, Seattle City Council has introduced a bill that would make a great step towards protecting Puget Sound and ocean waters and reducing unnecessary waste by banning single-use plastic carryout bags. We will hold a public hearing on the plastic bag ban bill on December […]

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