Posts for April, 2011

Invest in People or Asphalt?

April 22nd, 2011

In this video I lay out what I think is smarter way we could be using our state gas tax dollars to help preserve services being cut at the state level. Curious how that works? But we have the 18th Amendment to our Washington Constitution, you say? Well check it out and leave us your […]


Community Power Works Launch

April 19th, 2011

Today I attended the official launch of the Community Power Works program. I am thrilled to be a part of such an exciting project – Community Power Works will be working in Central and Southeast Seattle to provide discounted home energy assessments, rebates, affordable loans to make energy retrofits to homes, and energy experts to […]


Taking Steps Toward Carbon Neutrality

April 18th, 2011

Are we there, yet? Not quite, but we are hard at work to get us there.  Many of you came out for our Town Hall event last September and helped develop recommendations for the city. At the same time, the Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) has worked closely with the Stockholm Environment Institute to […]


From Here to There: Talking transportation in your neighborhood

April 11th, 2011

Tomorrow I will be in the Central District talking with neighbors about transit in their neighborhood.  This event is the second in a series on the topic – the first was March 29 in Lake City.  Tomorrow’s conversation in the Central District will feature Bus Chick, a hip mom living car-free in Seattle. Also included […]


City of Seattle Receives New Federal Grant for Weatherization

April 5th, 2011

Today in the Finance and Budget Committee we approved Council Bill 117131 to receive funding for weatherization projects. The Office of Housing (OH) received an additional grant from the United States Department of Energy to the tune of $2.5 million. This new grant has great implications for new environmentally friendly technologies in low-income housing. Specifically, […]


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