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Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board Meeting – October 13

The first meeting of the Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board is Friday, October 13. WHAT: Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board Meeting WHEN: Friday, October 13, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM WHERE: Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Room 4096, 700 Fifth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104 View the meeting agenda… [ Keep reading ]

Building Seattle’s Resilience

Seattle is known for its progressive policies, stunning natural environment, a thriving economy, and an overall high quality of life. However, we also share same urban challenges of other large cities including significant racial disparities around housing, economic opportunity, education, and public health. Our rapid pace of our growth threatens to amplify these… [ Keep reading ]

OSE Launches New Duwamish Valley Program

In June, the Office of Sustainability & Environment launched a new program to align and coordinate place-based efforts and investments in the Duwamish Valley. Seattle’s Duwamish Valley boasts a diversity of cultures and a strong sense of identity but also faces social, racial, health, environmental, and economic challenges at a… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s equity and environment agenda aims to flip the script for social justice

Reposted from Resource Media April 25, 2016 The Duwamish is Seattle’s only real river. It is also the city’s only Superfund site, and it’s a doozy, a complex mishmash of contaminated mud and sediment from years as Seattle’s main industrial artery. People live along the Duwamish, lots of people. 60… [ Keep reading ]

Getting More Healthy Food to Low-Income Residents

As farmers market season opens across the region, low-income residents of Seattle and King County are about to have many more places to access fresh, healthy food, thanks to OSE’s Fresh Bucks program. Fresh Bucks is OSE’s cornerstone food access program, which makes healthy food more affordable to low-income households…. [ Keep reading ]

Creating Opportunities for Youth in Local Green Pathways

Last year, Mayor Murray piloted the Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative (MYEI) as a commitment to prepare Seattle Youth for meaningful and successful employment. Meaningful learning opportunities at the right time can be the key to a future of opportunity for many youth. The Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative provides needed income… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Murray releases groundbreaking Seattle Equity & Environment Agenda

On Earth Day (April 22, 2016) Mayor Ed Murray released the Seattle Equity & Environment Action Agenda, a blueprint for advancing racial justice in Seattle’s environmental work. Operating on the premise that those most affected by environmental inequities must be at the table to create the solutions, the Mayor convened… [ Keep reading ]

Join Us for “Livability Night Out”

Join us for a “PechaKucha” style word slam about the livability of our city.  We will have local talent to entertain and an opportunity to find out what many City programs are up to. HALA will be featured and you can find out what is in store for Housing Affordability and… [ Keep reading ]

Engaging Mainstream Environmental Organizations in Race & Social Justice Work

Seattle is widely known for its environmental leadership—a long held source of pride for our city. However, Seattle, like all other cities, still has much work to do in ensuring environmental benefits are shared equally among all residents. Typically, the communities who shape and benefit from our environmental policies, approaches,… [ Keep reading ]

Safe & Connected: The Future of Bike Share in Seattle

reposted from Sally Bagshaw’s Blog Over the past few weeks, my office has heard from a significant number of community members about Pronto and City acquisition of our bike share system. I have appreciated the rigorous analysis taking place on all sides of this issue and want to share my rationale for supporting… [ Keep reading ]