Posts for May, 2011

Seattle – Carbon Neutral by 2050

May 23rd, 2011

This morning the Council received a briefing on the technical analysis of what a carbon neutral scenario would look like for Seattle. The Office of Sustainability and Environment, in partnership with the Stockholm Environment Institute presented their analysis.  They had three primary goals: 1)      Define the carbon neutral goal; 2)      Develop and emission reduction scenario […]


Join us at the Green Fest this weekend!

May 17th, 2011

Please join me this weekend (May 21-22) at the Seattle Green Festival at Qwest Field. My office has been involved in planning two panels and I would love to see you there. Saturday afternoon (4:30pm), Sahar Fathi from my office is convening a panel on arts and the environment. Local artists and environmentalists will work […]


Two new videos to check out

May 13th, 2011

Happy Friday, Seattle! While this is the second day of sun in a row, I hear we are due for about ten days of rain. If you are stuck inside and want to learn more about what is going on in Seattle city government, check out these two videos. This first is a press conference […]


How to stop those unwanted phonebooks

May 11th, 2011

This week in the Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee that I chair, my aide, Esther, gave the committee a demonstration of how to opt out of yellow pages using the new new opt out website. Don’t forget to “like” the Facebook page and share this new service with all your friends and family. You’ve […]


Video from Yellow Pages Opt Out Launch

May 6th, 2011

In case you missed it, here is a two-minute version of yesterday’s press conference to launch Seattle’s new opt-out site: Go Opt out today!! Very special thanks to Seattle-based freelance photographer and videographer, Anthony Harris, for providing us with this footage. Anthony can be reached at anthonyphotos(at)


Opt Out Seattle!

May 5th, 2011

UPDATE — Our launch is already having an impact! So many people want to stop unwanted yellow pages deliveries that the opt-out site is running a bit slow, but hang in there and let your choice be known! Today Seattle launched a new service allowing residents and businesses an easy, reliable way to stop delivery […]


Upcoming Appearance and Seattle Channel’s Council Edition

May 4th, 2011

This coming Friday, May 6, I will be appearing on the Seattle Channel’s Inside/Out: Council Edition with Councilmembers Jean Godden and Nick Licata. I always look forward to these shows and the conversations with my colleagues. Have a burning question about something going on in Seattle that you would like us to discuss? If so […]


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