- Last month the world hit the milestone of 400 parts per million of CO2 in our atmosphere with no sign of slowing down.
- Real estate investment in U-District taking off for the first time in decades, largely because of Link.
- Sound Transit’s tunnel boring machine named Brenda dedication ceremony for
launchedher third trip.
- STP asks for $190 million dollars, WSDOT Secretary Peterson says tax payers are clearly not on the hook. Tunneling will certainly not finish on time and maybe never?
- Governor Inslee signs executive order to create a Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force, we’ll see if anything actually gets done.
- Free bicycle commuting class from Cascade
- Danny Westneat argues Prop 1’s negative focus didn’t inspire voters, included dead weight (roads), and should have stayed away from car tabs. Goldy argues Prop 1’s failure shows the hostage (Metro non-councilmanic MVET option) is dead, next ask has to be more.
- Roughly half of Metro’s cuts do not meet Metro’s service planning criteria and performance measures.
- “Nearly three decades since its inception, and with the advent of district elections for Seattle City Council, it is reasonable to ask: Do we need a city sponsored neighborhood district council system anymore?”
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