Green – Our Environment

“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like . . .”
Charles de Lint

Charles De Lint would have appreciated our incredible city with dozens of opportunities for random moments of every day magic.

Since these are priceless, it behooves us to do all we can to preserve these treasures in our community – not only because they help to preserve the treasure in our spirits, but because we have a responsibility to sustain the life that surrounds us – for ourselves and for those who follow us.

It is essential that our City, surrounding agencies, and those who contract with us are all held accountable for environmental impacts of doing business.  I have already been involved in productive mediation regarding both the Port of Seattle Flight Corridor Obstruction plan, and our possible Shellfish Protection District.

In addition, I believe that we have a responsibility to move forward and create a more sustainable environment in our community every year through engaging with businesses and stakeholders in creating plans that preserve our earth, water and air, such as; tree canopy expansion, green stormwater infrastructure enhancements, or encouraging home conservation practices with friendly zoning or planting/gardening incentives.

It is my hope that our city will never stop creating a healthy, sustainable environment!

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