Sustainability & Renters' Rights

Committee regular meeting days and time:

1st and 3rd Fridays, 9:30 a.m.

Committee Members:

Committee Scope:

To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to:

  • urban sustainability, including the Office of Sustainability and Environment, climate justice, conservation programs, green buildings, and food policy;
  • implementation of the Green New Deal for Seattle, including hearing the recommendations and proposals from the Green New Deal (GND) Oversight Board and community organizations, and monitoring the implementation of the GND by City departments, including the Office of Sustainability and Environment; and
  • renters’ rights, including hearing recommendations and proposals from the Seattle Renters’ Commission and community organizations, monitoring the enforcement of renters’ rights by City departments, including the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections and the Office for Civil Rights, and considering legislation related to renters’ rights, including but not limited to legislation intended to protect renters facing gentrification, economic evictions, excessive background checks, and unaffordable rent.