Seattle/King County Climate News 7.17.22

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Robin Briggs

Jul 17, 2022, 4:01:24 PM7/17/22


What's been happening in the last 10 days? More than you might think...

The Climate Planning Resolution passed the Land Use Committee unanimously. This requires the City to develop, as part of its Comprehensive Plan, plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle miles traveled, to improve climate resiliency in both natural and human systems, and to address environmental inequities. It comes before the whole council on July 19 at 2pm.

A Parks Levy hearing was held with many callers asking for resilient community centers to be included in the Parks Levy.

Jessyn Farrell was approved by the Sustainability and Renter's Right Committee as director of the Office of Sustainability & Environment. Full Council will need to approve. She gave a statement on how she views her role, video is here, it starts at 10:13.

Debolina Banerjee, Emily Myers, Andrea Ornelas, Deepa Sivarajan, Jess Wallach approved for reappointment to the Green New Deal Oversight Board. Full Council will need to approve. 

I don't normally report on traffic incidents, but on Friday there were 10 separate traffic collisions where a driver hit a pedestrian or cyclist. One of them, by the West Seattle Bridge, was fatal for the cyclist. Thanks to Ryan Packer for the reporting on this.

Puget Sound Regional Council

The Growth Management Policy Board heard a presentation on the PSRC's Climate Work Program. Slides are here, video here starting at 18:56. Emissions Inventory for the region is scheduled to be completed in Dec. 2022.
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