Letters to the Editor - January 7, 2019

We know we have a little over a decade to reduce atmospheric carbon to avoid catastrophic climate change. Because cities are at the forefront of climate change risk and opportunity, they have a big role to play in creating solutions. We can do it if we get started now.
As a City Councilmember, I’m proud that the Council has taken a huge first step by being a partner in creating a livelier, lower carbon-footprint downtown where people will enjoy living, experience better amenities and transit, and reduce their need for driving. A big win!
Next - should we as a City start work on a goal of 100% renewable energy by increasing low-carbon mobility (pedestrian/biking/transit), requiring greater building energy efficiency, installing solar panels on city hall, reducing waste going to the landfill? What else?
I believe that what citizens ask their cities to do filters up to our local State representatives and eventually even higher. So your voice is crucial! Come to a council meeting, call city hall at 425-489-2700, or email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Give us the backup of your support so that we as a city can make a difference for our kids and grandkids.
Paula Waters
City Councilmember

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