Archive for 'Sustainability'
Mayor Mike McGinn and librarians from The Seattle Public Library are launching a pilot program, Books on Bikes, to bring Library services to popular community events via bike this summer. Mayor McGinn joined ten librarians for the inaugural bicycle ride to TOPS K-8 School. The group arrived at TOPS where a fourth[More]
Posted: May 22nd, 2013 under Budget, Community Engagement, Education, Health, Sustainability, Transportation.
The Leadership Alliance Against Coal now has 40 members representing cities, counties and tribes from across Washington and Oregon. We have all agreed that the proposal to export coal from Western Washington presents unacceptable impacts to our communities. I would like to thank all of the leaders who are taking a stand[More]
Posted: May 20th, 2013 under Mayor McGinn, Sustainability.
Mayor Mike McGinn announced today that he has directed City departments to build on earlier “green fleet” efforts to meet the challenge of cutting the City’s annual use of petroleum-based fuels by 1 million gallons by 2020. Accomplishing this goal will require improving operational efficiencies, making investments in alternative-fuel infrastructure, and ramping[More]
Posted: May 8th, 2013 under Budget, Sustainability, Transportation.
Today Seattle has taken an important step toward sustainable, environmentally friendly economic growth. The City Council, after thoughtful deliberation, has adopted our proposal to rezone the South Lake Union neighborhood to support more jobs and housing. This rezone helps to secure Seattle’s future as a global economic leader. It provides more opportunities[More]
Posted: May 6th, 2013 under Jobs, Mayor McGinn, Sustainability.
Mayor McGinn today announced details of a new School Road Safety Initiative. First announced in McGinn’s State of the City address in February 2013, the School Road Safety Initiative will analyze conditions near Seattle schools and develop an action plan to make improvements to address road safety issues. A School Road Safety[More]
Posted: May 1st, 2013 under Community Engagement, Education, Health, Public Safety, Race and Social Justice, Sustainability, Transportation.
Leaders of city governments and tribal nations across the Pacific Northwest today announced the formation of a new coalition to oppose coal trains and coal exports. The Leadership Alliance Against Coal will work together to raise awareness about the damaging economic, cultural, and health impacts of coal trains and coal exports, as[More]
Posted: April 22nd, 2013 under Community Engagement, Health, Jobs, Mayor McGinn, Public Safety, Race and Social Justice, Sustainability, Transportation.
Last week Mayor McGinn joined gardening expert Ciscoe Morris to kick off the Seattle Big Dig. 30 Big Dig contestants dug through a mountain of compost searching for more than $1,000 in buried prizes. The Big Dig is part of Compost Days, March 15 - April 15, which celebrates the composting efforts[More]
Posted: April 17th, 2013 under Community Engagement, Health, Mayor McGinn, Sustainability.
Local Irish Pub Mulleady’s recently signed up to receive an energy upgrade through the City’s energy efficiency upgrade program, Community Power Works. Magnolia business owner Travis Stanley Jones runs Mulleady’s Irish Pub on tight margins, and he has managed to stay mostly in the black through the long economic downturn. However, one[More]
Posted: March 15th, 2013 under Community Engagement, Jobs, Sustainability, Technology.
Tags: April Thomas
Mayor McGinn today announced a new goal for managing Seattle’s stormwater runoff by detailing a new effort where polluted runoff will be increasingly managed using natural drainage systems rather than traditional pipe and tank systems. The Mayor’s executive order—among the first of its kind in the nation— directs City departments to develop[More]
Posted: March 6th, 2013 under Health, Jobs, Sustainability.
Mayor McGinn today delivered his 2013 State of the City address in Seattle City Council Chambers. He detailed indicators of a recovering local economy, building great neighborhoods, new efforts to improve early learning in Seattle, a plan to update the Neighborhood Policing Plan and work to build out Seattle's rail transit network.[More]
Posted: February 19th, 2013 under Budget, CCI, Education, Health, Human services, Immigrants & refugees, Jobs, Public Safety, Race and Social Justice, Speeches, Sustainability, Technology, Transportation.
Tags: April Thomas