Posts for September, 2014

Recycling — yard waste, paper, plastics, metals and now — food waste.

September 29th, 2014

I have had many conversations this past week about the City’s new compost requirements.  Friends and strangers alike are asking, ” Why are we doing this?” The answer simply is that we are on the vanguard of recycling, and over two decades ago we set a goal for ourselves of recycling over 60% by 2015 and up to […]


Civil in Seattle: Downtown District Council’s Public Safety Forum

September 26th, 2014

Wednesday night this week I had the opportunity to speak on a panel to a group of downtown residents and other community members about Public Safety and our efforts around making Downtown Seattle a clean, safe, and welcoming place to be. I joined our new police Chief O’Toole and City Attorney Pete Holmes. This forum […]


Creating Clean, Safe, Affordable Places to Live — Tiny Houses and more.

September 16th, 2014

Last spring I visited Quixote Village in Olympia and suggested we should build 1,000 small houses region-wide for those who want to live in compact affordable homes or to bring people who are homeless in from out of the rain. You can read my views here. Panza, a faith-based non profit working with the City […]


Secure Your Truck Loads Part 2.

September 8th, 2014

In the Secure Your Truck Loads Part 1 I spoke about Robin Abel and her tireless work to pass laws to keep us all safer on our roads.   Thanks to Seattle Public Utilities for sending the following information about securing truck loads to its employees: Driving with an unsecured load is against Washington state law. […]


Secure Your Truck Loads! Part 1.

September 3rd, 2014

It’s fall.  Lots of trucks carrying stuff are heading back to school, and lots of leaves and yard debris are heading to the dump. Please SECURE YOUR  LOADS when driving your truck.  It’s a crime not to. Recently I have corresponded with Robin Abel who asked me to remind drivers that loaded trucks must be […]


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