Posts for April, 2010

Combined Sewer Overflows – why we should care

April 28th, 2010

Seattle Public Utilities manages 90 combined sewer overflows, and will be considering an extensive capital project to update and improve the system as part of their permit renewal process under federal laws.


Towards an inclusive neighborhood planning process

April 22nd, 2010

For the past three months, my committee – the Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee – has had the opportunity to review the draft updates  to the North Rainier, Othello and North Beacon Hill neighborhood plans.  On Monday, the Council passed a resolution that outlines the final steps for completing and recognizing these plans and […]


News Release : Teamster strike

April 21st, 2010

No garbage collection for some customers today as a result of strike No garbage or yard waste pickup today in parts of northwest and south Seattle  SEATTLE — Following a strike by Teamsters Local 174 garbage and yard waste drivers, some Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) customers will not have their garbage and yard waste collected […]


Carbon Neutrality Brownbag discussion this Monday, April 12

April 9th, 2010

Please join my colleagues and I as we hear from Congressman Inslee, KC Golden, Alex Steffen, and Jill Simmons and others about the Council’s goal of becoming carbon neutral. Who: Seattle City Councilmembers Bagshaw, Conlin, Clark, Harrell, Licata, O’Brien, and Rasmussen What: “Going Carbon Neutral” Lunchtime Discussion When: Monday, April 12, noon – 1:30 p.m. […]


Thoughts on 520 and consultant report

April 5th, 2010

I wanted to share some thoughts on the consultant report while they are fresh on my mind.  Require that the state manage 520  to maintain Seattle’s standard of performance.  I propose requiring that the HOV lanes move at a minimum of 45mph during rush hour 95% of the time, and we require the state to report […]


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