Governments

Climate Goals At Every Level

What each jurisdiction is doing about climate change

Timeline

Seattle

  • April/May 2022 – City Light Integrated Resource Plan legislation

  • Fall 2022 – Redistricting

  • Fall 2023 – Election for Positions 1-7


King County

Regional Transit Committee

  • April 20: Electrification

  • May 18: Metro Connects Implementation Report (due May 5)

  • June 15: RapidRide prioritization, SaFE (Safety, Security, Face Enforcement) update

  • Oct 19: Performance measures dashboard annual report, proposed 2023-2024 budget

  • Nov 16: System Evaluation Report, proposed 2023-2024 budget


Puget Sound Regional Council

Sound Transit

State

  • July SBCC votes on choices of residential energy code for public comment in the fall

Actions This Year

  • Seattle School Capital levy passed with $18M funding for clean energy conversion.

  • Washington State Building Codes Council passed requirements for new commercial buildings to have non-fossil fuel based space and water heating.

2021 Actions

  • Seattle passed 2021 Energy Codes for commercial and multi-family buildings, requiring increased efficiency, as well as efficient electrical space and water heating

  • Seattle Public School board passed the 100% Clean Energy by 2040 Resolution

  • Seattle Department of Transportation will begin construction of RapidRide G, up Madison Ave, in the fall of 2021. Construction of new bike lanes on Green Lake Ave, and on Union Ave. have been completed.

Policies at Every Level

Useful Links

  • GHG Reduction Potential from Local Policies, an analysis from UC Berkeley's CoolClimate Network on what impact policies implemented by local governments can have on reducing GHG emissions. There is a website with modelling for over 700 different cities and counties in California, and a paper that describes in high level terms how the model is put together. On the right are results for Berkeley, CA: