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Record No: Res 31843    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 10/8/2018
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION endorsing "Clean Air Clean Energy" Initiative 1631, a statewide initiative to the people that would charge pollution fees on the largest corporate polluters and use the revenue to invest in healthy communities, clean our air and water, promote clean energy, and slow down the impacts of climate change - all under oversight of a public board.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Affidavit of Publication, 3. Resolution 31834
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION endorsing "Clean Air Clean Energy" Initiative 1631, a statewide initiative to the people that would charge pollution fees on the largest corporate polluters and use the revenue to invest in healthy communities, clean our air and water, promote clean energy, and slow down the impacts of climate change - all under oversight of a public board.
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WHEREAS, the residents of Seattle and those throughout Washington State deserve to breath clean air, drink healthy water, and live in protected environments; and
WHEREAS, over 600,000 Washingtonians live with asthma and thousands more suffer from upper respiratory illnesses and diseases caused by air pollution; and
WHEREAS, climate change is one of the paramount challenges of our time and will have near- and long-term consequences for the economy, the environment, and public health and safety in Seattle and King County; and
WHEREAS, residents of Seattle and King County are already experiencing the impacts of a changing climate, including more extreme rainfall events, increasing flooding risk, and more frequent heat events that impact health; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle City Council recognizes the need to pass on a safe, healthy environment and a stable climate to our children and future generations of Washingtonians; and
WHEREAS, in 2013, the Seattle City Council adopted Resolution 31447, formally adopting Seattle's Climate Action Plan and goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050; and
WHEREAS, Seattle and 15 other local governments, whose members represent over 75 percent of the population of King County, are partnering through the King County-Cities Climate Collaboration to coordinate local government climate and sustainability action; and
WHEREAS, in 2018, Mayor Durkan released her Climate Action Strategy, with specific commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet Seattle's commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement; and
WHEREAS, Seattle is a signat...

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