Council votes to ban “greenwashing” of non-compostable bags

Last week, The City Council voted unanimously to make Seattle the first place in the nation to ban the use of misleading green- and brown-tinted non-compostable plastic bags. The lawmakers also moved to prohibit the use of false “eco” labeling on non-compostable bags, and to make permanent Seattle’s five-cent charge for recyclable paper shopping bags. […]

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City seeking community members for HALA Focus Groups

The City is on the lookout for community members to serve on the community focus groups that will guide the implementation of Seattle’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA). The Community Focus Groups will guide implementation of the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA), the plan put forth by Mayor Murray and the City Council to improve […]

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City to proceed with homeless encampment on Market St

After months of deliberation and contentious meetings with various neighborhood stakeholders Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Mike O’Brien announced on Wednesday that the City is going ahead with the temporary homeless encampment at 2826 NW Market St. After consulting with a number of local stakeholders, City staff spent the last three months evaluating the viability of six alternative sites, […]

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