Next Tuesday evening, the Seattle City Council is hosting a Community Forum from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at City Hall in the Bertha Knight Landes room. The Council will hear from community members who will present recommended actions that Seattle should take over the next 1-3 years as we start down the path towards carbon neutrality.
As you recall, making Seattle a carbon neutral city was one of this year’s Council-adopted priorities. Staff throughout the city are working on evaluating policies and actions that Seattle will need to take to make this commitment a reality. In addition to the great internal work, a number of community groups have formed, met, and drafted recommendations for actions the city can take to meet this commitment.
I’ve reviewed drafts of many of these recommendations, and I am impressed with the thoughtfulness of these recommendations that are both grounded in reality and will challenge us to tackle bold issues. We are hosting a website for these efforts, which can provide helpful background on this effort here: http://carbonneutral.seattle.gov/community-ideas/.
Carbon neutrality is a big goal which will require everyone working together to achieve. I hope you will consider joining me at this event to hear ideas and recommendations.
Councilmember Mike O'Brien
Seattle City Council
Po Box 34025
Seattle, WA 98124-4025