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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City wants to know how safe you feel

The City of Seattle has released an online survey to determine residents’ public safety concerns in their neighborhoods, as well as on public transportation. The survey was created by a team of graduate students at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. With this survey, the City hopes to have a […]

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Join the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board

The city is looking for new members to join the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board, a group founded in 1993 to get people out of their cars and walking. The volunteer group is instrumental in implementing the city’s Pedestrian Master Plan, which was adopted in 2009. The group also advises the Mayor and City Council, participates […]

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